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Dow Futures Adds 800 Points Despite Jobless Claims Jumps Above 3 Million

U.S. stock market led by the Dow futures turned positive despite the negative data on jobless claims that shot to historic figures of more than 3 million. The number of jobless claims even surpassed the Great Recession peak of about 695,000.During the early trading hours on Thursday, the U.S. stock futures led by the Dow Jones showed signs of recovering, despite the initial release of jobless claims that recorded the worst in recent history. As a result of the ongoing coronavirus, layoffs...

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Bill Gates Explains How He Would Fight Coronavirus if He Were U.S. President

Bill Gates, Microsoft сo-founder, shared his thoughts about the current state of the healthcare system and ways to fight coronavirus. He explained what measures he would implement if he were the U.S. president.Although not a one-man show, coronavirus is proving problematic to many nations, and a strict leader needed to keep people safe. One man who has been at the forefront of coronavirus pandemic outbreak in the world is none other than Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates. In...

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Visa (V) and Mastercard (MA) Stock Prices Rose 4.69% and 8.19%, New Hope for Investors?

Visa (V) and Mastercard (MA) stock prices have risen boosted by the hopes that the stimulus bill from the U.S. government gives. However, a long-term trend may be in the offing as COVID-19 creates a new order of things.Visa Inc (NYSE: V) and Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA) stock prices have risen recently. Sources say that the stock prices of the payment services giants have been a beacon of hope as financial markets sway due to COVID-19.At the time of filing this report, Mastercard (MA) stock...

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Why Zoom Video (ZM) Shares Fell Sharply on Tuesday but Started Rising Today

Zoom Video Communications (ZM) shares fell 15% to hit $135.18 on March 25. Although having risen over 100% in the past year, the sudden fall is being attributed to President Trump calling on businesses to resume. Today, ZM stock is up again.Zoom Video Communications Inc (NASDAQ: ZM) shares are among the stocks which have been defying the gravitational pull from the coronavirus pandemic. The company which offers remote conferencing services has seen an uptick in the use of its services, as...

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Telegram Won’t be Able To Issue GRAM For Now, As Court Sides With SEC

The popular encrypted messaging application Telegram won’t be able to issue its GRAM tokens, for now. This becomes clear as a US District Court granted an injunction against the company in its lawsuit filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).Howey Test Positive: GRAM Are SecuritiesTelegram’s GRAM sale has been officially halted following a lawsuit filed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. According to a document issued by a United States District Court on March 24, the...

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Transferwise: Besser als Bitcoin?

Klar, die Frage ist auf einem derartigen Blog etwas provokant. Aber berechtigt: TransferWise ist nämlich das nächste europäische Fintech, das mit Alipay kooperiert. Und da Bitcoin in einigen chinesischen Apps wie WeChat usw. zensiert wird, ist Transferwise eines der ganz wenigen grossen Unternehmen, dessen Netzwerk nun ab sofort bis nach China hinein reicht! Und zudem ist eine Transaktion mit Transferwise inetwa gleich günstig wie eine Bitcoin-Transaktion zu „Stosszeiten“. Wer...

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Disney (DIS) Stock Lost Over 9% on Friday, Is in Red Today, Disney+ Is Launching in Europe

Disney (DIS) stock price is falling due to the poor performance of its “Onward” movie. COVID-19 is causing disruptions in the entertainment industry apparently. Meanwhile, Disney+ is launching in Europe.The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) stock price has dropped since the premiere of Pixar’s new feature-length “Onward”. Sources say that this is because of falling demand from the theaters across the United States and beyond. On Friday Disney stock fell to $85.98 (-9.43%) at the market’s close....

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Ripple’s XRP Is Not Used by Intermex for Its Mexican Remittances

Ripple’s XRP is not suitable for Mexican remittances, but it might be a good solution in the African market where Intermex has recently expanded. In February, we reported about Ripple‘s collaboration with Intermex (International Money Express, Inc), provider of remittance services to Latin America and the Caribbean corridor. Within the partnership, Intermex was to use Ripple’s On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) through RippleNet and “enable faster cross-border payments between the U.S. and Mexico.”...

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Microsoft (MSFT) Stock Was Over 6% Up in Premarket, Now It Is Also in Green

The S&P 500 closed Thursday nearly 27% below its February high, meaning it took just a matter of weeks for a bear market to roll around. Microsoft fell as well. This month, MSFT is lower by 24%. But yesterday, it started gaining again.The recent sell-off in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) seems like a huge buying opportunity. Since February 19, Microsoft stock has dropped 28% even though it makes no sense. Or does it?At the time of writing, Microsoft (MSFT) stock is trading at...

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Big Five Tech Companies Lost $1.3 Million in Combined Market Cap Over the Last Month

Top-five tech companies (Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft and Facebook) have corrected anywhere between 25-30% over the last month’s global market crash. These companies have entered an official bear market after leading the 11-year bull market after the 2008 financial crisis.As on March 19 closing on the indices, the big five tech companies have lost a combined market cap of $1.3 trillion. These big five giants include Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL), Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL), Microsoft...

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