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google-earnings-042418.jpg Alphabet Inc. (GOOG, GOOGL), the parent company of Google, Monday reported a surge in profit for the first quarter, primarily reflecting strong revenue growth in search and advertising. Alphabet's first-quarter profit surged to $9.40 billion or $13.33 per share from $5.43 billion or $7.73 per share...

wallstreet-013013_23apr18.jpg Stocks fluctuated over the course of the trading session on Monday before ending the day modestly lower. With the drop on the day, the Dow closed lower for the fourth consecutive session.

senator-manchin-042318.jpg Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.V., revealed Monday he intends to vote to confirm CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. Manchin said he decided to vote to confirm Pompeo after meeting with the former congressman, discussing his foreign policy perspectives, and considering his distinguished...

delta-airlines-apple-042318.jpg A Delta Airlines passenger was slapped with a hefty fine of $500 for not declaring an apple at the U.S. customs agency. Crystal Tadlock, who was traveling from Paris to Denver last week on a Delta Air Lines flight, received an apple on board. However, Tadlock, who was not hungry at that time, saved...

tencent-ipo-042318.jpg Tencent Music Entertainment Group, the largest music streaming service in China, is planning for its initial public offering this year, which could give it a valuation of more than $25 billion. According to WSJ, Tencent Music, which is controlled by Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd., plans...

wallstreet-011215_23apr18.jpg After initially showing a lack of direction, stocks have moved mostly higher over the course of the trading session on Monday. The major averages have all climbed into positive territory, although buying interest has remained somewhat subdued.

tim-hortons-230418.jpg Canadian restaurant chain Tim Hortons woes seem to be only mounting. However, most of the company's troubles seem to be self-inflicted amid a public feud with its aggrieved franchisees, alleged deterioration in food quality, and falling share prices. Tim Hortons was acquired by Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital for $12.5 billion in 2014.

stefansson-iceland-042318.jpg The suspected mastermind behind the theft of $2 million worth of bitcoin mining equipment who escaped an Icelandic prison last week has been arrested. Sindri Thor Stefansson was arrested from the Netherlands capital Amsterdam Sunday night, reports said quoting police. Stefansson will be taken to the District Prosecutor's Office in the city. It is not known when he will be flown to Iceland. An i

wallstreet-111814_23apr18.jpg Stocks have shown a lack of direction over the course of morning trading on Monday after moving lower in the two previous sessions. The major averages have been bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line.

michael-bloomberg-paris-climate-deal-042318.jpg Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has pledged to pay $4.5 million to cover the United States' financial commitment to the Paris climate agreement. "America made a commitment and as an American if the government's not going to do it we all have responsibility," the billionaire philanthropist told CBS in a weekend talk show. In June last year, President Donald Trump had decided to pull

americanairlines-042318.jpg An unruly passenger was tasered, arrested and forcibly removed from an American Airlines flight on Sunday evening after he allegedly touched a female passenger inappropriately. Prior to takeoff, the boyfriend of the female passenger on the plane contacted authorities after the unruly passenger, Jacob Garcia, began touching her. Garcia was subsequently arrested by the police.

irancentralbank-042318.jpg The Central Bank of Iran has banned banks under its purview from transacting in bitcoin and other virtual currencies in the Islamic Republic. "The use of Bit Coin and other virtual currencies is prohibited in all monetary and financial centers of the country," the apex bank said in a statement.

existinghomesales-042318.jpg A report released by the National Association of Realtors on Monday showed existing home sales in the U.S. increased by much more than expected in the month of March. NAR said existing home sales climbed by 1.1 percent to an annual rate of 5.60 million in March.

walmart-paymentapp-blockchain-042318.jpg Retail giant Walmart is looking to use blockchain technology for their vendor payment sharing system and courier shopping system. This was revealed in two patent application published by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) last week. The applications were originally filed on October 13, 2017.

cryptocurrency-dailyroundup-042318.jpg Bitcoin topped $9,000 on Sunday and cryptocurrency market capitalization crossed $400 billion early Monday for the first time since March 8, amid the broad based improved sentiment being witnessed over the past few days. In other news, whistle-blower website WikiLeaks called for a blockade of crypto exchange operator Coinbase after the latter ended services to the former's merchandise account.

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