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Study: Crypto Coverage in Media Peaked Following Market Slump

“A recent study by blockchain-oriented research firm Clovr found that cryptocurrency coverage in the mainstream media spikes when the market drops off” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. The analysis tracked the correlation between coverage on crypto values over the past five years and the sentiments of published materials. Source: cointelegraph.com

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Iran-Turkey trade at $8.2b in 10 months

“TEHRAN- According to the latest data released by Turkish Statistical Institute, the trade between Iran and Turkey in the first 10 months of 2018 stood at $8.252 billion, Tasnim news agency reported” reports tehrantimes.com. The figure shows a 10-percent drop in comparison with the same time in the year before when the volume stood at $9.1 billion, the report added.From January to October 2017, Turkey exported $2.6 billion of goods to Iran, the figure registering 22 percent drop reached $2.02 billion in the same period in 2018. Source: tehrantimes.com

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Back-to-back earthquakes shatter roads and windows in Alaska

“Alaska has been hit by a number of powerful quakes over 7.0 in recent decades, including a 7.9 last January southeast of Kodiak Island” reports thebusinessjournal.com. The U.S. Geological Survey said the first and more powerful quake was centered about 7 miles (12 kilometers) north of Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, with a population of about 300,000. Source: thebusinessjournal.com

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Moving forward: Notes from Session 6 of TEDWomen 2018

“Well, though women have made great strides in the last 100 years, they still lack real political power” writes Chelsea Catlett for ted.com. The final session of TEDWomen 2018, hosted by TEDWomen curator Pat Mitchell, featured a dynamic lineup of forward thinkers: Ariana Curtis, Galit Ariel, Majd Mashharawi, Soraya Chemaly, Katharine Hayhoe, Cecile Richards, Kakenya Ntaiya, Farida Nabourema and surprise speaker Stacey Abrams. Source: ted.com

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Apple fans are betting the booming ‘services’ business will take the sting out of an iPhone slowdown — here’s why they might get a painful surprise

“What’s more, parts of Apple’s services business already seem to be slowing, and others promise only slim profits at best, he said” writes Troy Wolverton for businessinsider.com. That’s a problem for Apple’s services business, in part because consumers are less likely to buy warranties on less expensive phones, he said.Apple’s services business may not rescue it or its stock from declining iPhone sales.Apple’s services revenue is linked to its device sales and particularly to the kinds of devices it’s selling, he said.Even if that regulatory mess gets sorted out, Apple…

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No, Trump’s new trade deal with Mexico and Canada is not really a ‘landmark’

“It is probably the largest trade deal ever made, also. ” The facts: It’s not the largest trade deal ever made” reports businessinsider.com. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hailing a revised North American trade deal as if nothing existed before it.”Revamping the new trade agreement was aimed to preserve the view of an integrated North America,” he said.But fundamental change happened under the deal’s predecessor, the North American Free Trade Agreement.Read more: Trump approved oil surveys that conservationists say will harm whales and dolphins Said Trump: “The USMCA is the…

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Microsoft surpasses Apple as most valuable U.S. company

“For the year, Microsoft shares are up 29.6% while Apple shares are up 5.5%” writes Wallace Witkowski for marketwatch.com. But it’s that decline that handed Microsoft the crown as Microsoft shares have only slipped 3.7% since then.Earlier in the week, Microsoft briefly snatched the crown away from Apple in intraday trading, but Apple had regained its top spot by the market close.Apple first surpassed Microsoft in market cap back on May 28, 2010, when both companies were worth about $226 billion, according to FactSet.The last time Microsoft held the title…

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Stocks finish higher as optimism mounts over potential U.S.-China trade deal

“This update corrects the ticker for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the percentage for the S&P 500 index” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.82% climbed 22.41 points, or 0.8%, to 2,760.17, while the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.79% gained 57.45 points, or 0.8%, to 7,330.54.Both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq logged their best weekly performance since December 2011 while the blue-chip index posted its strongest week since November 2016.The agreement still needs to be approved by the three countries legislatures before the deal…

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