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Bitcoin's Slump Is Even Steeper Compared With Smaller Cryptos


The cryptocurrency enthusiasts however are very excited that this dip would actually be considered as a buying opportunity and the value of these cryptocurrencies would rise further to surpass the older highs and continue to provide such astronomical returns to investors . Read More »

What You Can and Can't Do During a Government Shutdown


President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress are racing to meet a midnight Friday deadline to pass a short-term bill to keep the U.S. government open and prevent agencies from shutting down. It's not a good weekend to plan that road trip for a wintertime twirl on the ice under Half Dome in Yosemite National Park . However, park services requiring staffing, like maintaining campgrounds, full-service restrooms and concessions, will not be operational. Read More »

Early Wall Street rally fizzles as stocks end lower


The S&P energy index fell 0.3 percent as oil prices pulled back from recent highs, with Brent crude dipping 1.07 percent to $69.51 per barrel. The S&P 500 index has closed lower only one other day this year. Mortgage applications continue to rise in the U.S., increasing 4.1 per cent as of last week after jumping 8.3 per cent in the previous period. Travel retailer Hudson Ltd. Read More »

Cryptocurrency prices steady with ripple bouncing back 30% after 'severe' sell-off


Bitcoin has sunk a further 12% on Wednesday to below $10,000, halving in value from its peak price when it skyrocketed past year. In 2017, as cryptocurrencies started to take off, everyday Koreans jumped in with joyful abandon - so much so that an estimated 20 percent of the world's cryptocurrency transactions are now conducted in South Korea alone. Read More »

Breakouts Spread As Dow Leads Stock Indexes


In 2017, the S&P 500 soared 19.4 percent while the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 25 percent and the tech-heavy Nasdaq added 28.3 percent - the strongest performances since 2013. WALL STREET BOUNCE: Losses by industrial and technology companies helped pull shares back from their latest record highs. Understand that the Dow and other key stock indices aren't going higher because the US economy is showing stellar performance. Read More »

Calif. parents starved, shackled 13 children to beds, police say


Dr Sophia Grant, medical director at the child abuse unit at Riverside University Health Centre, said: "The long-term needs of these kids are going to be the psychological and psychiatric needs". He said one sibling came along with her, but then turned around out of fear. Hestrin said investigators have interviewed the victims and read through journals that they all kept. Read More »

Australian Open: Roger Federer sees off Jan-Lennard Struff


Federer only chuckled to the question. The 36-year-old will next play Richard Gasquet on Saturday and boasts an impressive record against the 29th seed having beaten the Frenchman 16 of the 18 times they've played. Ferrell then strode across the court to cheers and immediately channelled his character from Anchorman . Federer is seeded second behind Rafael Nadal, whom he beat in last year's final, but with doubts over the Spaniard's fitness plus other long-term rivals Novak Djokovic ... Read More »

Apple Commits $350B To US Economy Over 5 Years


Under the new tax bill , all overseas cash is subject to a one-time 15.5 percent tax whether Apple leaves it overseas or moves it to the United States. There are trillions of dollars USA companies have parked overseas, and they've left them overseas for years because bringing the money home meant paying a 35 percent tax on repatriated profits. Read More »

Dow Jones Spikes 1.3% on Strong Earnings

Citigroup shares rose 0.4 percent to $77.11 after earnings topped expectations, the latest major US bank to post results for the fourth quarter. Citigroup rose 1.05 percent ahead of its earnings. Nestle shares closed 0.3 percent weaker in Zurich. General Electric fell 2.9 percent after raising the prospect of breaking itself up and announcing more than $11 billion in charges from its long-term care insurance portfolio and new US tax laws. Read More »

No bonuses for Carillion directors following liquidation


The firms have indicated that Carillion's collapse now leaves a financial hole of £40-80m in the project. Ms Thornberry appeared to ask "have I?" to a colleague, but it quickly appeared on social media that she had in the past posted a tweet of her at one of the firm's building sites praising them for their work. Read More »

NYC, Newark Among Finalists For Amazon's Second Headquarters

The list includes 19 finalists in the US, including Chicago, Denver, Boston and Los Angeles. Cities made splashy attempts to attract the company's attention. The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, northern France on February 20, 2017. Kansas City's mayor gave five-star reviews to 1,000 random items on Amazon's website. Read More »

Crypto Restrictions Tightened in China


South Korea's finance minister has said a crackdown on the trading of cryptocurrencies is still a "live option", sending the price of Bitcoin and hundreds of other virtual currencies into meltdown. Many new cryptocurrency investors have begun to panic and are frantically searching for an explanation. South Korea has recently been quite vocal about its fears over people losing money by investing heavily and recklessly in bitcoin , a cryptocurrency which is hugely volatile, but ... Read More »

Bitcoin Tumbles 20% as Fears of Cryptocurrency Crackdown Linger


A threat from the South Korean government that it will ban virtual coin exchanges has prompted thousands of citizens to sign a petition. Later he seemed to backtrack. Bloomberg , was citing "unnamed sources". Following the latest news, Bitcoin traded as low as $11,191.59 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange, down 18% on the day for a short period, putting the digital currency on track for its biggest one-day fall in three years. Read More »

Trump escalates a dispute with the Wall Street Journal over a quotation


You know the one, and though we could probably get away today with publishing it, we will show a restraint that our president just can't manage. We make sure to push those stories through our social media accounts. It's hard to distinguish from the transcript whether Trump said he now has a good relationship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un . With Choe now under South Korea's financial sanctions list, it's unclear whether the 67-year-old would be allowed to travel to the ... Read More »

Korea to Curb Cryptocurrency Speculation, but to Support Blockchain R&D

A few days ago we reported that South Korean government authorities had initiated a ban on all anonymous transactions in cryptocurrencies . According to local South Korea Yonhap News , cryptocurrency investors in South Korea will be fined for refusing to convert their virtual accounts into real-name ones, authorities said on Sunday. Read More »

British Construction Giant Carillion Goes into Liquidation

The company employs more than 43,000 people, half of whom work in the United Kingdom, and is involved with over 450 government projects, including high-speed rail; it also runs privatized prisons, housing for the Defense Ministry, and maintenance for Net Rail, the national rail grid. Read More »

NFC Divisional playoffs: Three takeaways from Eagles' win over Falcons


The Falcons (10-6 ) produced one of their best performances of the season during their 26-13 win over the Los Angeles Rams in a wild card game last week. Coleman averaged 7.9 yards on 10 carries. Lutz' kick came 64 seconds after the Vikings took a 24-21 lead on a 53-yard field goal by Kai Forbath. Lane Johnson walked off the field wearing a dog mask while teammates barked after the Philadelphia Eagles squeaked out an upset to move within one victory of the Super Bowl. Read More »

Carillion employees given pay guarantee after company enters liquidation


The liquidation filing came after frantic efforts over the weekend by the company, its lenders and government officials to restructure Carillion's finances. As part of a potential rescue package, Carillion requested limited short term financial support, to enable it to continue to trade while a longer term solution was found. Read More »

Jaguars DE Calais Campbell correctly predicted 45-42 win over Steelers


Nine other players have been credited with at least one sack on the year. Momentum was clearly favoring Jacksonville, but then the worst thing that could happen did-Leonard Fournette limped off the field with an apparent leg injury. A San Antonio is in custody after allegedly threatening a "Suicide with Mass Shooting" at Sunday's National Football League game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Jacksonville Jaguars . Read More »

Hawaii Gets False Alarm about 'Inbound' Ballistic Missile


THIS IS NOT A DRILL", sparked panic, with people rushing for safety whether in a bathtub, a basement, a manhole or cowering under mattresses. The U.S. Still in her pajamas at her condo with her husband the Port St. Lucie resident said she only saw a message telling her a missile threat was heading her way and to seek shelter. Read More »

Meghan Markle sports a messy bun at a public outing


They're constantly pictured together out-and-about at royal events and now Prince William has made the cutest confession about his little brother. The informant told the site: "Doria is outraged and has told Meghan that she's not going to let anyone push her or their family around - especially Camilla". Read More »

China: FX reserves being diversified, USA bond report may be fake


Bloomberg News reported Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter, that officials in Beijing have recommended the Chinese government lower - or even stop - its buying of US sovereign debt. Last year Gross said if ten-year yields were persistently above 2.4% this would signal a bear market, but added in an interview last week that in such an environment investors would be unlikely to lose a lot of money. Read More »