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wallstreet-sept05_19oct18.jpg Stocks have pulled back off their best levels of the session but remain mostly positive in mid-day trading on Friday. With the gains on the day, the major averages are partly offsetting the steep losses posted in the previous session.

rttcalendar-oct19.jpg Cryptocurrencies opened the week with solid gains, as worries that the controversial stablecoin Tether would fail to defend its 1:1 peg to the dollar likely prompted investors in that altcoin to shift their money to safe-havens such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Here is a collection of the main stories from the cryptocurrency and blockchain space this week.

amazoan-manchester-101918.jpg Amazon.com Inc. said it plans to open a new corporate office in Manchester in 2019 and create more than 1,000 highly-skilled jobs in the UK. As part of the ramp up of its UK investment, Amazon will increase the capacity of its Scotland Development Centre and Cambridge Development Centre. The company's 1,000 new staffers will work on research and development in the UK.

venezuela-petro-101918.jpg The Venezuelan government authorized six cryptocurrency exchanges to sell the country's new national cryptocurrency, the Petro (PTR). Local media outlet Noticiero Digital reported that the Petro vendors are Cave Blockchain (caveblockchain.com), Bancar (bancarexchange.io), Cryptia (cryptiaexchange.com), Amberes Coin (amberescoin.com), Afx Trade (afx.trade), and Criptolago (criptolago.com.ve). So

wallstreet-sept27_19oct18.jpg Stocks have shown a strong move to the upside on morning trading on Friday, rebounding from the sell-off seen in the previous session. The major averages have climbed firmly into positive territory, extending the volatility seen over the past several days.

existing-home-sales-101918.jpg After a month of stagnation in August, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Friday showing existing home sales in the U.S. tumbled by much more than anticipated in the month of September. NAR said existing home sales plunged by 3.4 percent.

g4s-101918.jpg British security firm G4S has developed and launched a new crypto custody service by using high-security offline cryptocurrency storage vault to help protect the crypto assets of its users from criminals and hackers. The GS4 security solution is built on a foundation of 'vault storage'.

ford-ad-campaign-101918.jpg Ford will launch its new "Built Ford Proud" U.S. advertising campaign this weekend as the automaker grapples with slowing sales and plans to restructure its operations in order to cut costs. The ad campaign will highlight Ford's 115-year history of manufacturing cars and comes as the automaker intends to replace 75 percent of its U.S. lineup by 2020.

greggianforte-101918.jpg Despite the recent attention on the safety of journalists after the apparent murder of Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi, President Donald Trump on Thursday offered praise for a Republican Congressman accused of assaulting a reporter last year.

jamalkhashogi-oct19.jpg U.S. President Donald Trump has said it looks like missing dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is no more. Talking to reporters before boarding Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews for an election rally in Montana on Thursday, Trump warned Saudi Arabia of "very severe" consequences if the kingdom is found responsible for Khashoggi's apparent murder.

ticketing-oct19.jpg Global live event ticketing giant Ticketmaster acquired blockchain ticketing company Upgraded. The acquisition will enable Ticketmaster to provide blockchain-powered ticketing to protect customers against fraudulent tickets. Upgraded said it converts traditional event tickets into secure interactive digital smart tickets protected by blockchain.

wallstreet-oct01_19oct18.jpg Following the sell-off seen in the previous session, stocks are likely to move back to the upside in early trading on Friday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 74 points.

cryptocurrency-oct19.jpg Cryptocurrencies, led by Bitcoin, are lower Friday morning, extending the weakness witnessed over the past two days, amid a lack of positive news for the market. Overall cryptocurrency market capitalization was $207 billion and the Bitcoin dominance rate was 53.9 percent as of 8:34 am ET on CoinMarketCap.

secfinhub-oct19.jpg The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched a Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology start-up companies. The new division, called "FinHub," will act as a central point for the securities regulator to interact with entrepreneurs and developers in the financial technology world, in particular with groups focusing on distributed ledger technology, automated investme

procter&gamble-012017_19oct18.jpg The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) reported first-quarter core earnings per share of $1.12, an increase of three percent versus the prior year, as benefits from a lower tax rate due to implementation of the U.S. Tax Act was partially offset by a reduction in operating margin, driven largely by negative...

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