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CME Tells Cointelegraph They Consider $2.3M BTC Options Debut a Success

CME Tells Cointelegraph They Consider $2.3M BTC Options Debut a Success

The strong debut of CME's options contracts coincides with Bitcoin's best start to a new year since 2012. CME Group has traded 55 contracts, worth about 275 Bitcoin or Dollars 2.1 million, in it...

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Horgan says ‘rule of law applies,’ LNG pipeline will proceed despite protests

Horgan says ‘rule of law applies,’ LNG pipeline will proceed despite protests

While Premier John Horgan said this week that the permitted project will go through and the rule of the law must be respected, law professor Margot Young said it's not that simple. RCMP Deputy Commiss...

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Google parent Alphabet hits US$1 trillion market cap

Google parent Alphabet hits US$1 trillion market cap

Alphabet, which has seen a almost uninterrupted advance in its share price since the summer, closed on the Nasdaq exchange at $1,450.16-delivering a final market cap rounded at $1 trillion. Alphabet h...

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Toyota Invests $394M in Air-Taxi Startup

Toyota Invests $394M in Air-Taxi Startup

Toyota also said its design was "well suited to meet the needs of an emerging air transportation market where commuters and travelers alike enjoy the benefits of aviation in and between urban centers ...

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"Not Doing Favour To India": Piyush Goyal On Amazon's $1 Billion Commitment

During his India visit, Jeff Bezos announced his plan to invest $1 billion into digitising India's small and medium-sized business enterprises, with the company setting an aim of exporting $10 billion...

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Google acquires Pointy to help SMBs list product inventory online

Google acquires Pointy to help SMBs list product inventory online

Now, Google has announced upcoming changes that will enable users to browse and compare clothes from multiple retailers with a single Google search. The US tech news service TechCrunch reported th...

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Stocks Scrape Record Highs Before Giving up Gains Near Close

Stocks Scrape Record Highs Before Giving up Gains Near Close

The S&P 500 gained 0.19 per cent to 3,289.3, its highest close ever. Up 91 points, the DOW closed at 29,030. The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC jumped 1.04% to 9,273.93, also a record high. Humana sha...

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PC market breaks losing streak in 2019

PC market breaks losing streak in 2019

Interestingly enough, Mac sales in Q4 declined 5.3 percent year-over-year, as per IDC . IDC research manager Jitesh Ubrani said the coming year to 18 months could be challenging partly because the ...

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Amazon and Flipkart face an antitrust investigation in India

Amazon and Flipkart face an antitrust investigation in India

As many as 3,000 small and medium businesses (SMBs), startups, and technology solution companies thronged the venue in Delhi from across the country to attend the two-day event, cheering Bezos as he...

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Hong Kong rally seeks voting rights, worldwide support

Hong Kong rally seeks voting rights, worldwide support

On housing issues, one of the most pressing problems for Hong Kong, Lam said the SAR government will further increase transitional housing for residents. 'If not challenged, Beijing's actions portend ...

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Asia stocks head lower after news that U.S. won't cut more tariffs

Asia stocks head lower after news that U.S. won't cut more tariffs

As he is about the face an impeachment trial, US President Donald Trump will be able to tout a trade deal with China. Soybeans futures in Chicago fell 1.2 per cent, cotton slipped 1.1 per cent and...

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U.S. stocks gain ahead of trade deal signing

U.S. stocks gain ahead of trade deal signing

Large technology companies helped lead the market, with Apple winning 2.1 per cent, Facebook 1.8 per cent and Netflix 3.0 per cent. Tesla jumped almost 10 per cent following an upgrade from Oppenheime...

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Credit Card Gambling to be Banned from April

Credit Card Gambling to be Banned from April

We also know that there are examples of consumers who have accumulated tens of thousands of pounds of debt through gambling because of credit card availability. United Kingdom gaming operators wer...

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Pompeo Says Iraqi Leaders Privately Want U.S. Troops To Remain

Pompeo Says Iraqi Leaders Privately Want U.S. Troops To Remain

Qassem Soleimani , head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' elite Quds Force. Attorney General William Barr speaks to reporters at the Justice Department in Washington , Monday, Jan. And he...

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Oil prices steady after recent decline, trade deal and United States inventories eyed

Oil prices steady after recent decline, trade deal and United States inventories eyed

Oil prices were supported ahead of the signing at the White House on Wednesday of a Phase 1 U.S. WTI (oil futures on NYMEX) is trying hard to extend the recovery from six-week lows of $57.75 reache...

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Woman Boards Plane, Gets Text: 'Want to Sit Next to Me?'

Woman Boards Plane, Gets Text: 'Want to Sit Next to Me?'

How had he gotten her number, she asked, and why was he texting her? Barno, clad in a gray shirt, looked around the gate area, glancing over her shoulder. Subsequently, "Ahmad" was escorted off the ...

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Trump defends decision to kill Soleimani

Trump defends decision to kill Soleimani

Then, on Friday, Pompeo told reporters at the White House that that attacks were expected "against American facilities, including American embassies, military bases, American facilities throughout...

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James Murdoch Blasts Fox News for 'Climate-Change Denial'

James Murdoch Blasts Fox News for 'Climate-Change Denial'

James and Kathryn Murdoch have released a joint statement, speaking out against New Corp's climate change coverage. The couple said their "views on climate change are well-established and their fr...

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USA employment remains strong, 145000 jobs added in December

USA employment remains strong, 145000 jobs added in December

That's according to the Wall Street Journal , which said the last time women dominated the job market was during a stretch between June 2009 and April 2010 following the financial crisis, when const...

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USA officials cite deterrence to defend lethal drone strike on Iranian general

USA officials cite deterrence to defend lethal drone strike on Iranian general

This time, Esper said that the USA can indeed strike Iran, " if it is consistent with the Commander in Chief's authorities under Article 2 ", referring to the article of the Constitution that allows t...

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Visa buys financial technology company Plaid for $5.3B

Visa buys financial technology company Plaid for $5.3B

Plaid focuses on enabling consumers and businesses to interact with their bank accounts, check balances, and make payments through financial technology applications. Plaid, whose technology lets peopl...

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Retail inflation rose to 7.35% in December - the highest since July 2014

Retail inflation rose to 7.35% in December - the highest since July 2014

Prices of eggs increased by 8.7%, and prices of food and beverages overall increased by 12.16%. Retail inflation had spiked in December because of higher food inflation, which was at 14.22 per cent....

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See Burnout, Drift & Reverse Spin Mode In Action In Tesla Model 3

See Burnout, Drift & Reverse Spin Mode In Action In Tesla Model 3

In 2019, was in a duo with $ 35,000, and the Model 3 is off then the software of the vehicle and managed to crack a message using a built-in screen is able to display. Video description via lowlife...

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Trump to drop labeling China a currency manipulator, report says

Trump to drop labeling China a currency manipulator, report says

Markets look forward to the signing of the US-China trade deal, that will de-escalate their two-year long tariff war. Yahoo Finance anchor and reporter Akiko Fujita joined CBSN with the latest. that...

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BoyleSports takes punt on 33 William Hill stores in NI deal

BoyleSports takes punt on 33 William Hill stores in NI deal

This brings the total number of BoyleSports shops in Northern Ireland to 39. "We look forward to working with the BoyleSports team on a smooth transition and maintaining a great customer exper...

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CAAM: China vehicle sales dropped 8.2% in 2019

CAAM: China vehicle sales dropped 8.2% in 2019

Ford hopes to reverse the sales tide in China, in part, by updating its line-up with 30 new vehicles during the next three years. The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) last month...

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NJ mom says she got used diapers in Amazon shipment

NJ mom says she got used diapers in Amazon shipment

I was half asleep. Upon discovering the soiled diapers, Sales called the Centers for Disease Control and had the couple's 19-month-old daughter checked out by a doctor, who said she's healthy. "And ...

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Regional airline Flybe at risk of collapse

Regional airline Flybe at risk of collapse

Sky News reports that the airline, which handles over half of Britain's domestic flights outside London, has been trying to secure additional financing amid mounting losses. Its network of routes inc...

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Greta Thunberg calls on Siemens to review Australia coal project

Greta Thunberg calls on Siemens to review Australia coal project

The German company had said it would decide by Monday on its involvement in the project. Adani has been planning the Carmichael coal mine in Galilee Basin in central Queensland since 2010. Shortly a...

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Gold, Oil Prices Surge as Iran Launches Missiles to US

Gold, Oil Prices Surge as Iran Launches Missiles to US

The attack came in retaliation to the US airstrike that targeted Iranian militia at the US Embassy in Baghdad. Iran's missile attacks on the Ain Al-Asad air base and another in Erbil, Iraq , early ...

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Uber, Hyundai unveil the air taxi concept at CES 2020

Uber, Hyundai unveil the air taxi concept at CES 2020

Inspired by NASA's approach the recently released design concept is accessible to any company in order to jump-start innovation within the industry. South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai has p...

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Kentucky Police arrest GM engineers street racing C8 Chevy Corvettes

Kentucky Police arrest GM engineers street racing C8 Chevy Corvettes

The citations note that the driver of the third Corvette , which was blue in color, was not participating in the racing. Supercars are tested to extremes before they make it to showrooms, but thi...

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SoftBank-backed Oyo firing thousands across China and India

SoftBank-backed Oyo firing thousands across China and India

The SoftBank-backed hotel chain, Oyo Hotels and Homes, said Friday that income tax authorities conducted a surprise search at one of its four offices in Gurugram. Son has been a keen supporter of Oy...

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Amazon lays off several staffers for leaking customers’ info

Amazon lays off several staffers for leaking customers’ info

An Amazon spokesperson told Business Insider that its internal system detected "suspicious behavior" and immediately fired several employees involved. Headline updated to clarify that an unknown num...

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Takeaway.com wins battle for Britain's Just Eat

Takeaway.com wins battle for Britain's Just Eat

In point of fact, Takeaway.com had been engaged in a gruesome takeover battle with its arch-rival Prosus NV to purchase the Just Eat Plc . more than three months in a bid to bolster its presence acro...

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