Dow Wobbles Midday as Huawei Criminal Charges Threaten U.S.-China Trade Talks

Stocks were off to a tepid start Tuesday after criminal charges against Huawei and one of its leading executives threatened to undermine U.S.-China trade negotiations. Positive earnings surprises helped to smooth out the volatility as investors kept an eye on the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting in Washington. Dow Pares Gains as Stocks Move Mostly Lower The Dow Jones Industrial Average managed to pare opening losses and even gained as much as 146 points through the morning session. However, the blue-chip index has since given up all its gains to trade virtually flat at 24,526.72. Dow futures had traded lower during

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Bitcoin Thieves Threaten Real Violence for Virtual Currencies

A few weeks before that, the head of a Bitcoin exchange in Ukraine was taken hostage and only released after the company paid a ransom of $ 1 million in Bitcoin. In New York City, a man was held captive by a friend until he transferred over $ 1.8 million worth of Ether, a virtual currency second in value …
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Watch out, bitcoin: Ripple coins march higher, threaten to overtake Ethereum

Ripple coins are on the rise on Friday, as the cryptocurrency sector mounts a rebound on the final weekday of 2017. The prominent crypto asset, which earlier in December overtook bitcoin rival Bitcoin cash, is now on the verge of eclipsing Ethereum's Ether tokens as the most highly valued …
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