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Stocks fall, extending this week’s losses

March 7, 2019 |

U.S. stocks fell in morning trading Thursday, led by banks and technology companies, putting the market on track for its first losing week since January.

Utilities and real estate stocks eked out slight gains as investors moved toward safer holdings.

A lack of concrete news on trade and lingering…

L.A. Times – Business

Stocks fall for third straight day, led down by health companies

March 6, 2019 |

Healthcare companies led U.S. stocks broadly lower Wednesday, giving the market its third straight loss.

Technology and energy stocks also bore the brunt of the selling, offsetting gains by materials and utilities companies. Several retailers rose. Smaller companies fell more than the rest of the…

L.A. Times – Business

Stocks Fall as Investors Pause on Trade

March 5, 2019 |

Stocks fell, erasing early gains as investors continued to track trade negotiations between the U.S. and China as the two nations appear to inch closer to a pact. What’s News Asia

Stocks fall, led by healthcare and tech sectors

March 5, 2019 |

Healthcare companies led stocks lower on Wall Street on Monday as investors waited for more details on reports that the United States and China are moving closer to a deal to resolve their costly trade dispute.

The sell-off was most pronounced in sectors that have shown strong gains over the last…

L.A. Times – Business

Chinese Banks Will Rise or Fall With the Property Market

March 1, 2019 |

Beijing wants to change China’s mix of lending to businesses. Property prices, though, will remain the key driver for shares of the country’s banks. What’s News Europe

HP Sales Rise, but Fall Short of Estimates

February 28, 2019 |

HP’s sales missed Wall Street targets in the most recent quarter, but the company maintained its full-year outlook on adjusted profit. US Business

Republicans, don’t fall for the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez trap

February 25, 2019 |

Republicans should be redefining the Democrat Party as a whole as the party of socialism – a governing philosophy that is not compatible with American life.
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Stocks fall a bit, breaking S&P 500’s three-day winning streak

February 21, 2019 |

Healthcare and energy companies led U.S. stocks lower Thursday, ending a three-day winning streak for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. The decline was only the benchmark index’s fourth loss this month.

The modest sell-off came as investors weighed mixed economic data and company earnings reports…

L.A. Times – Business

ICO Investments Fall 95% in 10 Months

February 14, 2019 |

ICO Investments Fall 95% in 10 Months

Interest in token sales has dropped dramatically over the past 10 months, with investment falling almost 95 percent. Nevertheless, according to a new study, the ICO market is still significantly larger than two years ago.

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Startups Raised Less Than $ 300 Million in January

Investment in startups conducting initial coin offerings (ICOs) has decreased from $ 5.8 billion in March 2018 to $ 291 million in January 2019. That’s according to statistical data recently released by crypto analytics platform Coinschedule. However, despite the obvious drop in fundraising through token sales, in the first month of this year ICOs attracted over 70 percent more capital than in January of 2017.

ICO Investments Fall 95% in 10 Months

While 2018 saw a great number of token sale projects, despite the falling prices of cryptocurrencies, 2019 started quite slowly for ICOs. Less than 50 were launched in the first week of January and only $ 6 million was raised by 424 ongoing coin offerings. That’s the smallest combined weekly total collected by ICOs since 2017, as reported.

Another report recently showed that initial coin offerings raised 25 percent less funds during the fourth quarter of last year in comparison with the previous three months. According to Icobench, almost 600 ICOs were completed in Q4 2018 but the total amount of capital collected during the quarter decreased by about $ 400 million to $ 1.4 billion.

Eos and Telegram Lead the Top 10 ICOs

The Coinschedule data shows that March and June of last year were the months with the most funds raised in ICOs – $ 4 billion and $ 5 billion respectively. The website also lists the top 10 token sales by raised funds. With over $ 4.1 billion, Eos is leading the chart. It’s followed by the first and second presale of the Telegram ICO with $ 1.7 billion and the private presale of the petro, the Venezuelan state-issued digital coin, which according to the government in Caracas accumulated $ 735 million, although this figure is hard to verify.

ICO Investments Fall 95% in 10 Months

The authors of the study have also grouped ICOs according to raised amount. 24.1 percent of the capital has been attracted by startups with infrastructure projects. Finance is the second largest category with 16.2 percent, followed by communications with 10.1 percent. Another 7.7 percent of the capital has been collected by trading and investing startups and companies offering payment services form the fifth group with 4.7 percent.

What are your expectations about the development of the ICO sector through the rest of the year? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Courthouse Closes After Some See Bedbugs Fall From Lawyer

February 5, 2019 |

An alleged incident in Oklahoma gives new meaning to the saying, “Don’t bring your problems to work.” The Rogers County Courthouse in Claremore had to close around noon on Monday after some judges and employees saw what looked like bedbugs falling from an attorney’s clothing some 90 minutes prior. Rogers…