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Covid and Chill? Bitcoin Used to Buy Weed & Video Games Amid Lockdown

E-commerce stores saw a 50% increase in bitcoin-based purchases of cannabis and video games during the pandemic lockdown. Coronavirus has revealed people’s priorities, as general digital product sales take a fall. Bitcoin, stoners and gamers–the holy trinity of overlapping essentials amid this lockdown? Stoners and gamers have turned to Bitcoin during the coronavirus lockdown, as web-based sales of both ‘essentials’ increased during the pandemic. Revenue for video game and cannabis sales...

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Apple (AAPL) Stock Up Over 4% in Pre-Market, Company Is Now Producing Face Masks

Today’s pre-market rise of Apple (AAPL) stock follows its CEO’s announcement about designing and producing face shields for medical workers. The company is already in the process of donating over 20 million masks to healthcare professionals. On Friday, the stock of the Big Four technology company Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) closed 1.44% down at $241.41. Today, the situation has improved, and Apple stock is trading 4.06% up in the pre-market. At the moment of writing, it makes up $251.20 per...

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3M Stock Up 3.58% Yesterday, Loses 2.82% Today, CDC May Tell People to Wear Cloth Masks

3M is facing turbulence as the Trump administration meddles with its operations, making MMM stock unpopular among investors despite their products being involved in the fight against COVID-19.On April 2, the White House confirmed that it might adjust previous guidelines that discouraged non-health workers from wearing medical face masks. The new change will come as ‘guidance’ from the CDC. However, President Trump said that, for now, it would not be made mandatory. Medical-grade masks...

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5 Companies Lead the Race in Producing the First COVID-19 Vaccine

Five pharmaceutical companies across the globe lead the race in producing the first approved COVID-19 vaccine. Wall Street is likewise on alert for banking on the first company to produce an efficient one.As the battle against the spread of coronavirus outbreak across the world intensifies, many companies are working to put themselves at the forefront in producing viable COVID-19 vaccine.Producing a vaccine for human testing and adoption to address the Coronavirus outbreak remains as crucial...

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Markets in the Time of Covid-19

Market volatility remains high. That we’re in a recession is not a matter of doubt. At this point, it’s a question of mitigating its severity.Market volatility remains high as the Trump administration continues to address itself to the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences. A degree of guarded confidence and corresponding gains have, however, arrested the marked drops in the S&P 500 and Dow, thanks to the approximately 2 trillion-dollar stabilization package currently being...

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Trump Agrees to Shut Down till April 30 to Maintain U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Below 100K

President Donald Trump reversed his earlier decision to open the United States by April 10, 2020, and now he plans to reopen the country for business on April 30.On March 29, President Donald Trump reversed his earlier decision to open the United States by April 10, 2020. He has decided to extend national social-distancing guidelines to April 30. This initiative is aimed at keeping the forecasted coronavirus death toll in the U.S. from reaching catastrophic and worst-case scenario levels.In...

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President Trump Wants to ‘Open the Country Up’, U.S. Coronavirus Cases Surpass China and Italy

Currently, the United States has more confirmed cases than Italy and China but President Trump wants to open up the country in order to see business operations returning to normalcy.The massive and rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in economic downturns throughout the world. Currently, the United States has more confirmed cases than Italy and China. Thus, it is now the country with the biggest outbreak in the entire world and it’s clear that President Trump has what to say...

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Fixing the Volatility Issue: How to Exchange Crypto Safely amid Market Chaos

Although fixed rates don’t possess such popularity as floating ones, they can become a good reassurance and an efficient tool to tackle uncertainty in today’s market situation. This article will clear up all the ambiguities.The market for online cryptocurrency exchange platforms is quite saturated nowadays. With the enormous amount of options available, each and every one of them has to work hard to keep up with the competition so as not to go out of business. Exchanges rush to add new...

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U.S. Congress Might Disburse $1,200 Checks to Taxpayers in Coronavirus Aid, Who Qualifies?

The United States Congress is working on a $2 trillion stimulus bill to mitigate financial hardships due to coronavirus, with Americans set to get up to $1,200 checks for that purpose.The U.S. Congress is currently pushing through a $2 trillion stimulus bill to mitigate the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some Americans can expect to receive checks from the government to assist them to cope with the hard times during this coronavirus crisis.Official reports confirm that the...

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Nike Stock Jumps Over 10% Today as Retailer Enjoys 36% Online Sales Growth

Nike reported quarterly earnings that have topped analysts’ expectations boosted by the company’s digital business and its success in North America. Nike stock is over 10% up today.On March 24, Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE) reported its earnings that topped analysts’ expectations, its stock reacted to the news. The quarterly earnings beat expectations due to a boost that came from the company’s digital business and significant growth in North America. These developments helped mitigate weakness in...

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