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Equities Push Higher in US as Markets Await Fed Meeting Minutes

10:44 AM, Feb 21, 2018 — The benchmark US equity markets advanced on Wednesday, paring losses made a day earlier as investors awaited the minutes from last month’s Federal Open Markets Committee meeting. The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average saw more than two thirds of its components increase, helping overshadow more losses for Walmart (WMT). […]

Digital Currencies Could Use Self Regulation to Prevent Fraud, CFTC Commissioner Says

12:52 PM, Feb 14, 2018 — The burgeoning asset class of virtual currencies could use a self-regulatory organization to enforce standards that would protect investors and prevent fraud in the sector, according to Brian Quintenz, a commissioner with the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission. There’s an ongoing debate about whether currencies are a security or […]