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Stock futures are flat ahead of earnings season kickoff

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. stock futures were flat in overnight trading on Tuesday ahead of the first batch of corporate earnings. Dow futures fell just 10 points. S&P 500 futures gained 0.03% and Nasdaq 100 futures dipped 0.02%. On Tuesday, the S&P 500......

Coinbase gets reference price of $250 per share from Nasdaq ahead of Wednesday’s direct listing

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Nasdaq gave Coinbase a reference price of $250 a share on Wednesday ahead of its planned direct listing, which would value the cryptocurrency exchange at about $65.3 billion on a fully diluted basis. Coinbase is set to become the first......

Bitcoin hits new all-time high above $62,000 ahead of Coinbase debut

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange application seen on the screen of an iPhone. Getty Images Bitcoin surged to a fresh record high of more than $62,000 on Tuesday, as investors awaited the highly-anticipated stock market debut of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. The......

Tough road ahead for U.S. firms trying to cut reliance on Taiwan chipmakers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Taiwanese chipmakers are ahead of their international rivals and it will be tough for U.S. tech companies to reduce their reliance on Taiwan, said Sebastian Hou from CLSA. Tech firms like Apple, Amazon, Google as well as Qualcomm, NVIDIA and......

NBA Power Rankings: Phoenix rises; KD returns ahead of a massive East battle

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Let the battle for the Eastern Conference begin in the NBA. With Kevin Durant back after missing nearly two months with a hamstring injury, the star-studded Brooklyn Nets are getting whole again — just in time for an epic matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night (7 ET on......

Holt to head KPMG’s UK arm ahead of Carillion probe outcome

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FILE PHOTO: The KPMG logo is seen at their offices at Canary Wharf financial district in London, Britain, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause//File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Global accountants KPMG said on Monday that Jon Holt has been elected by partners to head its 2.3 billion pound ($3.17 billion) UK......

European stocks ease from record high ahead of earnings season

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FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, April 1, 2021. REUTERS/Staff (Reuters) – European stocks eased from all-time highs on Monday as investors held off from making big bets ahead of the earnings season, while British retailers were set......

Wall Street Week Ahead: With stocks at record highs, investors look to upcoming earnings

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street is kicking off a crucial reporting season as U.S. companies provide quarterly results a year after the coronavirus pandemic crippled the economy and as investors look for reasons to support a stock market at record highs. FILE PHOTO: A sign for the Wall Street......

Catching Up with Cat Zingano Ahead of Bellator 256

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For the first time since last September, Cat Zingano returns to the cage tonight for Bellator. Zingano (11-4) meets Olivia Parker in a featherweight bout at Bellator 256. Parker (4-1) is four inches taller than Zingano, yet has considerably less experience, starting her pro MMA career eleven years after Zingano.......

NWSL buzz ahead of Challenge Cup reaches new heights

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There are moments when difficult circumstances can yield a new and better way of doing things. So it goes with the 2021 NWSL season. When the league emerged from the COVID-induced shutdown last year before any other sports league, it did so via what it called the Challenge Cup, which......

Ahead of the Olympics, Japan’s vaccine minister says he fears a virus uptick in Tokyo

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Japan is working closely with the International Olympic Committee to prepare for the Games and despite concerns about Covid-19 cases flaring, there are no plans to postpone, said Japan’s minister in charge of vaccinations. “Unless they decide otherwise, we just......

Malaysia’s Axiata, DiGi.Com shares suspend trading ahead of ‘material announcement’

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s Axiata Group Bhd and DiGi.Com Bhd suspended trading of their shares on Thursday, pending a “material announcement”, both telecommunication companies said in exchange filings. Last month, local newspaper The Star reported citing sources that talks have resumed between Telenor ASA, the largest shareholder in DiGi.Com,......

Op-ed: Tech boost is temporary, and more pain is ahead

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Investors should be able to take advantage of bullish momentum in tech stocks for at least the next couple of months. In my last post on the subject on Feb. 4, the takeaway was “tech’s reign of relative dominance has......

Clear cut: Jorge Masvidal easing into weight ahead of rematch with Kamaru Usman

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UFC 261 is just over two weeks away, yet the fact Jorge Masvidal knows he’ll be in the main event on April 24 against welterweight champ Kamaru Usman puts Masvidal in a better place than he was the last time they fought. Masvidal was a late replacement to challenge Usman......

Fed presses ahead on policy debate as economy takes off

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Last month’s U.S. Federal Reserve meeting showed policymakers were universally optimistic in their overall economic outlook, but divisions among them over how much longer to keep massive central bank support in place were on display Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured......

Lee Elder Reflects on Legacy Ahead of Masters 2021

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgwMTUzNzQyOTkyMDkwNDU2/lee-elder-masters-lead.jpg Michael Rosenberg Two phone calls, 46 years apart. Both from the chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, both to the same man. The first call came in April 1974. U.S. golf had an abhorrent racial history, littered with outright segregation and de facto segregation, with ever-changing qualification rules to......

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