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wallstreet1-061318_15feb19.jpg Following the mixed performance seen in the previous session, stocks moved mostly higher over the course of the trading day on Friday. The upward move lifted the Dow and the Nasdaq to their best closing levels in three months and the S&P 500 reached a two-month closing high.

trump5-021519.jpg President Donald Trump confirmed Friday that he will declare the situation on the U.S. border with Mexico a national emergency in order to secure additional funding for his divisive border wall.

wallstreet-sep4_15feb19.jpg After moving to the upside early in the session, stocks remain mostly positive in mid-day trading on Friday. The major averages have all climbed into positive territory after ending Thursday's trading on opposite sides of the unchanged line.

wallstreet-aug14_15feb19.jpg Stocks have moved mostly higher in morning trading on Friday following the mixed performance seen in the previous session. The major averages have all moved to the upside after ending Thursday's trading on opposite sides of the unchanged line.

consumer-021519.jpg After reporting a notable deterioration in U.S. consumer sentiment in the previous month, the University of Michigan released preliminary data on Friday showing a bigger than expected rebound in sentiment in the month of February.

weeklyroundupcrypto-feb15.jpg Bitcoin could not sustain the momentum it enjoyed when it shot up by nearly 10 percent on a single day last week. Since peaking at $3626 last Friday, the leading cryptocurrency by market capitalization shied away from the momentum over the week, and is back to another consolidation range below $3,600. The price has been drifting downward, though at a marginal speed, over the course of the week.

mcdonalds-shamrockshake-021519.jpg McDonald's Corp. has announced the return of its popular Shamrock Shake milkshake for a limited time at participating U.S. restaurants nationwide. The minty green milkshake is made with McDonald's vanilla soft serve blended with Shamrock Shake syrup and topped with whipped topping. It first debuted on the McDonald's menu in 1970 and has been a seasonal tradition for nearly 50 years.

industrial-production-021519.jpg Industrial production in the U.S. unexpectedly decreased in the month of January, the Federal Reserve revealed in a report released on Friday. The Fed said industrial production fell by 0.6 percent in January after inching up by a downwardly revised 0.1 percent in December.

empire-state2-011519.jpg A report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Friday showed a notable rebound in the pace of growth in regional manufacturing activity in the month of February.

import-export-021519.jpg U.S. import and export prices both fell by much more than anticipated in the month of January, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Friday.

wallstreet-oct03_15feb19.jpg Following the mixed performance seen in the previous session, stocks are likely to move 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 109 points.

ukretail-sep19_15feb19.jpg UK retail sales rebounded strongly at the start of the year, rising at a faster-than-expected pace, led by robust growth in clothing and footwear sales that were supported by price cuts, offering some respite amid the chaotic developments as Brexit looms. Retail sales including auto fuel rose 1 percent from December, when they decreased 0.7 percent.

wallstreet-feb15.jpg Initial trends on U.S. Futures Index suggest that Wall Street might open positive on Friday. Asian shares finished broadly lower, while European shares are trading higher. The investors are keenly waiting for the Industrial Production report and Import and Export prices for January. On the...

injunctionforcrypto-feb15.jpg A federal judge placed an injunction against a crypto startup for making fraudulent offers of securities, reconsidering his previous order. U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California, Gonzalo Curiel, placed a preliminary injunction against Blockvest LLC and its founder Reginald Buddy Ringgold, known as Rasool Abdul Rahim El, reversing a decision the court made last year on a comp

hsbcblockchain-feb15.jpg Asia-focused lender HSBC, through its blockchain-powered platform, has reduced the cost of settling foreign exchange trades by 25 percent, Reuters reported quoting a bank executive overseeing the project. Mark Williamson, chief operating officer of FX cash trading and risk management, told that the bank processes between 3,500 and 5,000 trades a day on its "FX Everywhere" system.

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