PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - July 31
July 31 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
* Argentina failed to make payments on its government bond, and a court-appointed mediator said that it would "imminently be in default." (nyti.ms/1lZn9es)
* Energy companies executives are now acknowledging that the escalating tensions could sharply hurt companies with major investments in Russia. (nyti.ms/1tvYcPH)
* Bitcoin has found another taker. On Wednesday, the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that operates Wikipedia, announced that it would allow people to make donations using bitcoin, becoming the latest adopter of the virtual currency as a payment option. (nyti.ms/1uJdsKk)
* In an escalation of the confrontation between the United States attorney in Manhattan, Preet Bharara, and Andrew Cuomo over the governor's cancellation of his own anti-corruption commission, Bharara has threatened to investigate the Cuomo administration for possible obstruction of justice or witness tampering. (nyti.ms/1xCDgUJ) Continuación...