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U.S. stock investors aren’t the only ones suffering from anxiety over the Trump administration’s trade policies. China’s Shanghai composite is tracking for its worst year in seven after falling 8 percent in June, amid escalating trade tensions and Beijing’s efforts to reduce reliance on high debt levels. A relentless six-week selling streak has sent the
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Bitcoin fell below $6,000 on Thursday. According to cryptocurrency trader Ran Neu-Ner, it’s likely to go even lower. “There’s more blood to come,” Neu-Ner, who is host of CNBC Africa’s “Crypto Trader,” said Thursday on “Fast Money.” Bitcoin was priced around $5,915 as of 6 p.m. ET Thursday. “Right now my money is on the
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Nike stock increased by more than 8 percent in extended-hours trading. The popular shoe and athletic wear company posted stronger than expected earnings in its fourth quarter report. Nike earned 69 cents per share compared with analyst expectations of 64 cents per share. The Beaverton, Oregon
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Shares of Pier 1 Imports plummeted more than 15 percent in extended-hours trading after the retailer reported weak sales. The popular home decor company saw same-store sales drop 8.2 percent, compared with analyst expectations of 7.7 percent. Pier 1 also missed on revenue, reporting $371.9 million
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The proposed U.S. tariffs on car imports will have far reaching negative implications for the whole auto industry, according to Moody’s Investors Service. The research firm said higher tariffs will cause problems across the car industry’s global supply chain. “Tariffs on imported cars, parts would be broadly credit negative for industry,” Moody’s said in a
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Bonds issued by Walmart to fund its acquisition of Indian ecommerce company Flipkart contain controversial provisions that could be used to withhold compensation to investors if the deal is delayed. The big box retailer sold $8.5bn bonds on Wednesday whose documents contain legal language used recently by other issuers to avoid paying such compensation, in
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The acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says until the agency breaks out of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s shadow, it cannot operate as a “gold-standard” regulator. “We are still Elizabeth Warren‘s baby,” CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney said at the Future of Fintech conference in New York Wednesday. “Until we break that we will
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South Korea-based cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb said Wednesday it was temporarily suspending deposit and withdrawal services after about $30 million worth of cryptocurrency was stolen. The Seoul-based operator said on Twitter that the stolen coins would be covered from Bithumb’s own reserves and that all users’ assets are being transferred to safer “cold wallet.” Tweet 1:
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The Federal Reserve may have telegraphed a fourth interest rate hike this year, but markets didn’t quite get the message. After the conclusion Wednesday of its two-day meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee, through the so-called dot plot of individual members’ expectations, indicated that it would increase rates two more times before 2018 ends. That
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