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The U.S. stock market catapulted higher on Wednesday, as investors rallied behind a series of upbeat earnings reports from some of Wall Street’s biggest companies. Flush of Green for Dow Index All of Wall Street’s major indexes reported strong gains on Wednesday, building off a positive pre-market session for Dow futures. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 316 points, or 1.3%, to 24,896.79. The broad S&P 500 Index gained 0.8% to 2,660.67. Ten of 11 primary sectors reported gains, with information technology and consumer discretionary leading the advance. Booming tech shares lifted the Nasdaq Composite Index to higher ground.

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Years of growth, trillions in government bonds, and substantial capital sought from outside investors may see a U-Turn in the coming days as Japan’s prized economic policies were found to be reliant on fraudulent data. As per estimates, over 40 percent of Japan’s 56 economic policies contain errors, casting a shadow on all of the country’s analysis and reports generated over the years. Faulty Methods Research methodologies – for all their benefits – suffer from a critical point-of-failure; that of sampling a small set of respondents and basing conclusions on limited, oft-skewed responses. And it seems like an integral division

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By CCN.com: Have you ever heard the expression ‘hope for the best and prepare for the worst’? Chinese cryptocurrency giant Huobi, a former ‘big three’ exchange, is doing exactly that. Although the exchange is a profitable business that still makes money every month, they are laying off staff and preparing for the worst amidst this current

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Avalon Advisors Chief Investment Officer Bill Stone believes that 2019 will be a record year for the stock market despite the December crash and subsequent sluggishness that has seen many investors adjust their outlook for the year ahead. Avalon’s Bill Stone Sees S&P 500 Hitting New Highs in 2019 Speaking to CNBC on Wednesday, Stone

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Ripple announced today that a total of 13 more financial institutions had joined RippleNet, putting the total at over 200. Of these, five of them will use the ripple (XRP) cryptocurrency for liquidity. Institutions named in the press release are: JNFX, SendFriend, Transpaygo, FTCS, and Euro Exim Bank. While they will use XRP to access

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