trump3-062118.jpg As the House prepares to vote on two separate immigration bills, President Donald Trump has questioned the purpose of the exercise due to Republican's slim majority in the Senate. Trump suggested in a post on Twitter on Thursday that GOP leaders should eliminate the filibuster in the Senate in order to pass immigration reform legislation.

cryptos-june21.jpg Bitcoin and its peers are modestly in the red Thursday morning, following a rebound Wednesday evening from a crash caused by the news of a hack at a leading cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea. Overall cryptocurrency market capitalization was at $287.58 billion as of 9.44 am ET on Thursday on CoinMarketCap.

schiphol-bitcoin-atm-062118.jpg Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport has installed a cryptocurrency ATM that will help travelers exchange the leftover euros for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. The Schiphol Airport claims itself to be the first European airport to install a Bitcoin ATM on a six-month trial to gauge the demand for such a service among passengers.

philadelphia-fed-062118.jpg A report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Thursday showed a much bigger than expected slowdown in the pace of growth in regional manufacturing activity in the month of June. The Philly Fed said its index for current general activity slumped to 19.9 in June from 34.4 in May.

jobless-claims-062118.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits edged lower in the week ended June 16th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims dipped to 218,000, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week's revised level of 221,000.

wallstreet1-061318_21jun18.jpg Stocks are likely to move to the downside in early trading on Thursday following the mixed performance seen in the previous session. The major index futures are currently pointing to a lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 85 points.

akon-june21.jpg Grammy-nominated singer Akon announced the launch of a new cryptocurrency, called Akoin, for use in his "Akon Crypto City," which is being developed in his homeland Senegal.

insurance-june21.jpg The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative (B3i) has selected the Corda blockchain platform, developed by New-York based technology firm R3, to build its applications and business network. Using the blockchain technology, Corda expects to help existing business networks to reduce transaction and record-keeping costs.

bankofengland-june21.jpg Bank of England's rate-setting body witnessed a growing divide at the June meeting, after its chief economist Andrew Haldane joined the hawks seeking an interest rate hike. Policymakers also set out new guidance on when to consider reducing the quantitative easing programme. Six members of the Monetary Policy Committee including Governor Mark Carney voted to maintain the benchmark rate.

wallstreet-db2-092016_21jun18.jpg The Jobless claims will be the major focus on Thursday. Consensus is for an increase from the prior week. Asian shares finished mixed, while Europeans shares are trading in the red.

kroger2.jpg The Kroger Co. (KR) reported adjusted net earnings of $626 million, or $0.73 per share, in the first quarter of 2018, compared to $546 million, or $0.58 per share, previous year. On average, 24 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit per share of $0.63 for the quarter....

blockchain2-june21.jpg Nasdaq, the leading market services provider, and three clearing services companies in Europe - ABN Amro Clearing, EuroCCP and Euroclear - successfully tested a blockchain solution that settled margin calls within minutes. A statement said they completed a joint proof of concept to make the use of securities more efficient when used to cover margin calls using blockchain.

swiss-june21.jpg The Swiss National Bank maintained its negative interest rates while repeating its concerns about a "highly valued" currency, and cited risks from political uncertainty in Italy. The central bank also upgraded its short-term inflation outlook on rising oil prices. The interest rate on sight deposits at the SNB was retained at -0.75 percent.

sangamobuilding-june21.jpg Shares of Sangamo Therapeutics Inc. (SGMO) are down nearly 33% from their 52-week high to $18. Given the fact that the Company has potential clinical data readouts from 7 studies beginning in late summer of this year to 2019, it is worth keeping an eye on this stock.

worldcup-june21.jpg Day 8 at the World Cup Football has arrived! Group C is back in action, and there is a heavyweight clash in Group D. DENMARK X AUSTRALIA (Group C) Thursday's opener points to a highly competitive match-up between nations with respectable FIFA World Cup traditions, desperate to write new and successful chapters in their world cup history. Denmark knows that having 3 points in their kitty

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