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Google searches predict market moves

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A study of Google searches and US stock market data finds that rises in searches for financially relevant terms precede market slumps.
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Hong Kong-bound flight saw North Korean missile, Tillerson confirms

Hong Kong-bound flight saw North Korean missile, Tillerson confirms | EconMatters | Scoop.it
US Secretary of State says proximity of November ICBM launch to passenger jets highlights North Korea’s ‘recklessness’; launch was reportedly witnessed by Cathay Pacific flight from San Francisco
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China Escalates Crackdown on Cryptocurrency Trading

China Escalates Crackdown on Cryptocurrency Trading | EconMatters | Scoop.it
China is escalating its clampdown on cryptocurrency trading, targeting online platforms and mobile apps that offer exchange-like services, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Oil Reaches $70 a Barrel for First Time in Three Years

Oil Reaches $70 a Barrel for First Time in Three Years | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Oil topped $70 a barrel in London for the first time in three years as production cuts by OPEC and rising demand whittle away a global surplus.
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UBI Bitcoin Is the Latest in Series of SEC Cryptocurrency Crackdown Targets

UBI Bitcoin Is the Latest in Series of SEC Cryptocurrency Crackdown Targets | EconMatters | Scoop.it
In a story that is getting all too familiar recently, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) halted trading on yet another cryptocurrency, UBI Blockchain
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Brent Oil rises above $68 to highest since May 2015 on tighter market

Brent Oil rises above $68 to highest since May 2015 on tighter market | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Oil rose further above $68 a barrel on Tuesday, touching its highest since May 2015, supported by OPEC-led production cuts and expectations U.S. crude inventories fell for an eighth week.
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Brent crude oil price hits near 3-year high at $68.27 per barrel; not too long before it touches $70

Brent crude oil price hits near 3-year high at $68.27 per barrel; not too long before it touches $70 | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The Brent Crude Oil price on Thursday touched a near three-year high at $68.27 per barrel supported by unrest in Iran raising concern about risks to supplies, cold weather in the United States boosting demand and OPEC-led output cuts.
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Novogratz Shelves Hedge Fund, Sees Bitcoin Dropping to $8,000

Novogratz Shelves Hedge Fund, Sees Bitcoin Dropping to $8,000 | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Michael Novogratz, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Fortress Investment Group LLC macro trader, said he’s shelving plans to start a cryptocurrency hedge fund and predicted that bitcoin may extend its plunge to $8,000.
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Bitcoin Tumbles Below $13,000 as Investors Face ‘Reality Check’

Bitcoin Tumbles Below $13,000 as Investors Face ‘Reality Check’ | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Bitcoin plunged by as much as a fifth on Friday as the frenzy surrounding digital currencies faced one of its biggest tests yet.
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Taiwan loses top spot to South Korea in semiconductor market 

Taiwan loses top spot to South Korea in semiconductor market  | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The Semiconductor Equipment Forecast reveals a new record high sale in 2017 with Korea at top.TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is losing its status as the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturing equipment market to its long-time rival South Korea in 2017 and is expected to be overtaken by China in the following year, according to an authoritative industry report.
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Oil Prices Climb as Key Pipeline Shuts Down for Repair -- Update

Oil Prices Climb as Key Pipeline Shuts Down for Repair -- Update, Read most current stock market news, Get stock, fund, etf analyst reports from an independent source you can trust – Morningstar
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148 cases of iPhone X scams on Facebook in 1 week 

148 cases of iPhone X scams on Facebook in 1 week  | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Beware of cyber swindlers peddling fake iPhone X on Facebook
.The Criminal Investigation Bureau reported 148 cases of fraudulent iPhone X's sold on Facebook over a one week period.
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OPEC Is Said to Agree on Oil-Cuts Extension to End of 2018

OPEC Is Said to Agree on Oil-Cuts Extension to End of 2018 | EconMatters | Scoop.it
OPEC agreed to extend its oil-production cuts to the end of next year as the job of rebalancing the market is not yet done, according to delegates at a ministerial meeting in Vienna.
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Bitcoin Plunge Extends to 25% as Fear of Crypto Crackdown Linger

Bitcoin Plunge Extends to 25% as Fear of Crypto Crackdown Linger | EconMatters | Scoop.it
January’s cryptocurrency selloff got fresh impetus on Tuesday when Bitcoin slumped as much as 25 percent, as the prospect of regulatory crackdowns appeared to spread.
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BP to Pay $102 Million to Settle California Suit, Becerra Says

BP to Pay $102 Million to Settle California Suit, Becerra Says | EconMatters | Scoop.it
A BP Plc unit will pay $102 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the company of overcharging California for natural gas, the state’s attorney general said.
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Kodak Surges After Announcing Plans to Launch Cryptocurrency Called 'Kodakcoin'

Kodak Surges After Announcing Plans to Launch Cryptocurrency Called 'Kodakcoin' | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Kodak’s latest moment has it joining the cryptocurrency frenzy.
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Taipei protests as Beijing opens new flight routes over Taiwan Strait

Taipei protests as Beijing opens new flight routes over Taiwan Strait | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Island says Beijing’s decision uses commercial aviation to cloak its political and even military agenda to change the status quo of the strait
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In surprise move, Britain in talks to join Trans-Pacific Partnership after Brexit

In surprise move, Britain in talks to join Trans-Pacific Partnership after Brexit | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The unusual proposal would make the UK the first member of the TPP without a Pacific coastline
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Bitcoin Extends Selloff as Investors Pare Bets

Bitcoin Extends Selloff as Investors Pare Bets | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Bitcoin, the biggest cryptocurrency, extended its decline over the long holiday weekend, failing to reverse a selloff that began after an unprecedented rally fell short of breaching $20,000.
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Firms That Anchored Themselves to Crypto Sink Alongside Bitcoin

Firms That Anchored Themselves to Crypto Sink Alongside Bitcoin | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Long Blockchain might want to go back to selling soft drinks.
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Chinese media brags on Weibo about 'Taiwan mountains' behind PLA warplanes 

Chinese media brags on Weibo about 'Taiwan mountains' behind PLA warplanes  | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Chinese media circles 'Taiwan mountains' on image from 'island encirclement patrol'.Chinese media brags on Weibo about 'cruising' around Taiwan and taking photos of its mountains undetected
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South Korea mulls all-out ban on Bitcoin transactions

South Korea mulls all-out ban on Bitcoin transactions | EconMatters | Scoop.it
South Korea is considering banning all kinds of cryptocurrency transactions in the country as a way to cool down the worldwide craze for digital currencies, the top financial regulator said Monday.
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Keystone Pipeline shut down after spilling nearly 800,000 litres of oil in U.S.

Keystone Pipeline shut down after spilling nearly 800,000 litres of oil in U.S. | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The pipeline from Hardisty, Alberta, to Cushing, Oklahoma, and to Wood River and Patoka in Illinois, has been shut down temporarily.
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Taiwan-made driverless cars ready to hit the road: developer

Taiwan-made driverless cars ready to hit the road: developer | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Taiwan's Automotive Research Testing Center (ARTC) is preparing to put driverless cars on the road, saying that it now has all the necessary technology to do so.
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