Month: June 2021

Federal Reserve Gov. Christopher Waller said the better-than-expected performance of the U.S. economy warrants scaling back asset purchases sooner than expected and he favors starting with mortgage-backed securities. “We are now in a different phase of economic policy so it is appropriate to start thinking about pulling back on some of the stimulus,” Waller said
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As crypto markets saw some recovery on Tuesday, decentralized finance tokens and applications have once again started swelling in value. Decentralized exchange (dex) trade volumes have increased a great deal, as daily swap volumes stemming from Ethereum-based dex applications have doubled since Monday. Pancakes, Sushi, and Unicorns Decentralized finance continues to astonish, as billions of
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Illinois won a one-notch upgrade Tuesday from Moody’s Investors Service, action that turns the rating tide for a state stung by more than a decade of downgrades that left it one cut away from a speculative grade. Moody’s moved its general obligation and Build Illinois sales tax-backed ratings up one level to Baa2 from Baa3.
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In this article ZM 6694.T-JP Charlie Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, revealed he is fond of Zoom, saying the videoconferencing software will keep thriving even as life goes back to normal after the pandemic. “I have fallen in love with Zoom,” Munger said during an interview with Becky Quick on CNBC’s special “Buffett & Munger:
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Institutional investors rushing in to buy properties is not a main reason for the ultra-hot U.S. housing market, Coldwell Banker CEO Ryan Gorman told CNBC on Tuesday. In an interview on “The Exchange,” the real estate executive acknowledged the potential for institutional buyers to add further pressure on prices, as they look for potential hedges against inflation,
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To emphasize the need for new tunnels connecting New York and New Jersey, U.S. Transportation Pete Buttigieg held up a heavy piece of corroded wiring at his Penn Station press conference. “This entire technology is really outdated,” he told reporters on Monday. “Pieces of it can literally blow.” Buttigieg and members of congressional delegations from
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Major global interdealer broker TP ICAP is launching a cryptocurrency trading platform with Fidelity Investments and British banking giant Standard Chartered. TP ICAP’s upcoming crypto exchange is scheduled for launch in the second half of 2021 and will initially offer trading exclusively for Bitcoin (BTC), the world’s largest cryptocurrency, Reuters reported Tuesday. Other digital assets
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A judge has dismissed two antitrust lawsuits against Facebook, one filed by the Federal Trade Commission and another by a coalition of US states, dealing a significant blow to regulators and sending the company’s share price to record levels. In an opinion on Monday dismissing the FTC’s complaint, Judge James Boasberg in the federal district
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A GameStop store is pictured in New York, January 29, 2021. Carlo AllegriI | Reuters GameStop shares climbed after the videogame retailer said it sold five million additional shares, raising $1.13 billion in capital to accelerate growth. The original Reddit favorite meme stock jumped 9% in premarket trading on Tuesday after the company announced the
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In this article .AD.IXIC An ASL Airlines Boeing 737-400 freighter landing at Milan Malpensa airport. Fabrizio Gandolfo | LightRocket | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Intellia Therapeutics – Intellia shares surged 56% after the company announced positive results from a phase one study, along with partner Regeneron, of a gene-editing
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This is the time of year when your love for fried chicken clashes most acutely with your love for pool time and fun summer selfies. Air frying can potentially help. As Linda Larsen, author of the Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, explains in its opening pages: “Air frying is better for your health. In fact, most
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British designer Thomas Heatherwick is designing Google’s new buildings in California and London. Getty In 2012, British designer Thomas Heatherwick found himself having dinner with Google co-founder Larry Page at the billionaire’s house in California. Page wanted to discuss the future of Google’s sprawling headquarters in Mountain View, as well as some of the company’s
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Municipal securities dealer groups said Friday they are opposed to the creation of a $20 billion Infrastructure Financing Authority as part of a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure framework announced Thursday. Other public finance groups have varying positions. National Association of Counties spokesman Paul Guequierre said in an email, “Counties support federal investments in infrastructure using
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The UK’s financial watchdog has ordered Binance to stop all regulated activities in Britain and imposed stringent requirements in a stinging rebuke of one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges. The intervention by the Financial Conduct Authority in recent days is one of the most significant moves any global regulator has made against Binance, a
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