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DonaldTrump-Speech-011818.jpg Contradicting comments from White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, President Donald Trump declared Thursday that his position on the proposed wall along the southern border "has never changed or evolved." Trump also reiterated his frequently stated claim that Mexico will pay for the wall despite repeated denials by the Mexican government.

NewstrikeResources-CanniMed-011818.jpg Newstrike Resources Ltd.'s shareholders overwhelmingly approved an acquisition by licensed cannabis producer CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. at a special meeting Wednesday. About 99.4 percent of the votes, representing more than 271.9 million outstanding common shares, were voted in support of the acquisition. Newstrike...

KinderMorgan-pipeline-011818.jpg Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. said its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project could be delayed by an additional three months and would be completed by December 2020. The estimate is three months further behind from the company's last estimate in December. Kinder Morgan said that delay was due to...

wallstreet-111614_18Jan18.jpg While selling pressure has been somewhat subdued, stocks remain mostly negative in mid-day trading on Thursday. The weakness on the day comes after the major averages jumped to new record closing highs in the previous session.

Trump-Pence-011818.jpg With a potential government shutdown looming, a tweet from President Donald Trump may hamper efforts by Republican leaders to win support for a short-term spending bill. House Republicans are aiming to vote later Thursday on a continuing resolution that would fund the government through February 16th.

wallstreet3-121214_18Jan18.jpg Stocks are seeing modest weakness in morning trading on Thursday following the strong upward move seen in the previous session. The major averages have moved to the downside after ending Wednesday's trading at new record closing highs.

Trump-FakeNews-011818.jpg President Donald Trump finally announced his much awaited "Fake News Awards"...and the winner is 'The New York Times.' The media-weary president tweeted out the winners of his "Fake News Awards" on Wednesday night, with a link directed to the Republican National Committee website. There, he listed...

Belarus-bitcoin-011818.jpg The Government of Belarus has made cryptocurrency operations legal in a special economic zone in the country, which has a special tax and legal regime. A decree signed by Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko allows companies in the High Technology Park (HTP) to use cryptocurrencies and tokens,...

cryptocurrencies-011818.jpg A cryptocurrency is a digital asset that works on a medium that uses cryptography, the science of hiding information from prying eyes, to secure its transactions, creation, and verification.

Ripple-011818.jpg Ripple is one of the most popular cryptocurrencies in South Korea, a leading market for cryptocurrencies, where both young and old have been investing heavily in these currencies with the hope of making a quick profit. XRP has moved into the top five cryptocurrencies by market capitalization on CoinMarketCap amid their dramatic rise over the last year.

PhiladelphiaFed-011818.jpg Growth in activity in the Philadelphia-area manufacturing sector slowed by more than anticipated in the month of January, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia revealed in a report on Thursday. The Philly Fed said its index for current manufacturing activity in the region slid to 22.2 in January.

Housingstarts-US-011818.jpg A report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday showed a steep drop in new residential construction in the U.S. in the month of December. The report said housing starts tumbled by 8.2 percent to an annual rate of 1.192 million in December.

Amazon-HQ2-011818.jpg Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) said Thursday that it has chosen the 20 metropolitan areas to move to the next phase of the selection process for the company's second headquarters. The company plans to invest over $5 billion and grow the second headquarters to accommodate as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs.

Joblessclaims-US-011818.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits pulled back to their lowest level in nearly 45 years in the week ended January 13th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims fell to 220,000.

wallstreet4-103112_18Jan18.jpg Following the rally seen in the previous session, stocks may show a lack of direction in early trading on Thursday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a mixed open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 8 points but the Nasdaq futures down by 21 points.

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