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RT | South Korean tech giant Samsung has announced that it’s developing hardware specially designed for cryptocurrency mining. The move is aimed at boosting the firm’s profits.

Louder With Crowder | We’ve seen plenty of government mishaps over the last few years.

Market Watch | Analyst: ‘Equities seem to be appreciating the uneventful State of the Union address from President Trump last night’

RT | The digital currency market is extending its losses, with all the major cryptocurrencies on a broad sell-off. Bitcoin is headed for its worst monthly slide since December 2013.

Michael Snyder | It isn’t going to be a surprise when U.S. stock prices fall 50, 60 or 70 percent from where they are today.

RT | Cryptocurrencies will become a ubiquitous form of moolah in under half a decade, John McAfee told RT, doubling down on his optimistic forecast for cryptos despite bitcoin’s recent slump.

RT | “This is gold’s breakout year.”

Daily Mail | The European Union has said that if US president Donald Trump initiates unfair trade measures against the 28-nation bloc, it would react ‘swiftly and appropriately’.

Louder With Crowder | Watch this clip. Bernie takes the leftist opposition to the cuts and backs over it with a forklift.

Daily Caller | Higher-paid professors at research universities spend less time instructing undergraduate students compared to their lower-paid counterparts.

Zero Hedge | Action on crypto-currencies may be needed “precisely because of the way they are used, particularly by criminals.”

Americans For Tax Reform | Environmentalists are targeting your hamburgers and buffalo wings with a “Meat Tax.” And they claim they have “never been closer to a meat tax.”

RT | The greenback has touched the lowest level against major global currencies since 2015. This comes after the US treasury secretary announced that Washington favors a weak dollar in trade.

Washington Free Beacon | Open Society Policy Center poured $16.2 million into lobbying efforts in 2017.

Information Liberation | Starbucks announced Wednesday they’re planning to give many of their workers raises.

RT | The World Gold Council (WGC) is considering a global standard for 1 kilogram gold bars so they could be used as collateral in futures markets and potentially encourage demand.

RT | Bitcoin will not be part of US monetary policy, so the Federal Reserve will crack down on it, portfolio manager Steve Chiavarone warns.

Zero Hedge | US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin “broke with tradition” of supporting the US currency, and said that he endorsed the dollar’s decline as a benefit to the U.S. economy.

Reuters | Protectionism is gaining ground and globalisation is losing its appeal, but India is open for business, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the World Economic Forum on Tuesday.

Valentin Schmid | Early bitcoin investor makes the case for reserve currency status.

Daily Mail | The world’s 42 richest people have as much wealth as the bottom half of its population, an Oxfam report claims.

Zero Hedge | The store will feature cashier-free checkouts, allowing customers who install the “Amazon Go” app to simply pick up an item and walk out with it.

The Guardian | As the country’s economic problems mount, towns and cities have been hit by an outbreak of looting and violence.

RT | The largest cryptocurrency, bitcoin, is a commodity and not a payment system, according to Visa’s chief executive. Visa will also not give bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies a platform for wire transfers and exchanges.

Sputnik | Natalya Kaspersky claimed that Bitcoin was designed to provide financing for US and British intelligence activities around the world. The expert called the cryptocurrency “dollar 2.0.”

Wall St Journal | Apple recently said it had $252 billion in cash or cash equivalents abroad.

Zero Hedge | What started off as a (somewhat) polite argument devolved in just over a minute into a screaming fest.

CNBC | Bitcoin and ethereum — the first and second largest virtual currencies by market value — appeared to stabilize after Wednesday’s lows.

Mac Slavo | The socialist dystopia of Venezuela is seeing inflation at such high rates that the starving civilians have resorted to looting the few stores left and pillaging for scraps of food.

CNBC | Stock market optimism among professional investors just keeps on surging, and is now at the highest levels since before the crash of 1987.

CNBC | Bitcoin temporarily tumbled 28 percent to below $10,000 on Coinbase.

Information Liberation | “Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy.”

RT | Researchers found that a single actor was “likely” behind several accounts that bought millions of dollars worth of bitcoin.

CNBC | Bitcoin could hit $100,000 in 2018, an analyst who correctly predicted the cryptocurrency’s rally at the start of last year told CNBC

Daily Mail | As the capabilities of robots and AI continues to grow, a leading scientist has warned that the machine takeover will lead mankind into a ‘hellish dystopia’.

Daily Sheeple | Seattle is imposing a massive tax on sugary drinks in a nefarious plan to raise the $15 million needed to fund its other programs.

Wall St Journal | Result could bolster Trump administration’s case for tougher penalties and other trade actions against Beijing.

The Last Refuge | The recently passed Tax Bill continues to enhance the MAGAnomic policy of the Trump administration, leading to more great economic and jobs news amid the headlines.

London Guardian | Amazon founder’s wealth soars by $6bn thanks to stock market surge – but he is still not the richest person ever.

CNBC | Major cryptocurrencies are often traded at a premium on South Korea exchanges.

RT | The most valuable cryptocurrency, bitcoin, is falling for the fourth straight day.

CNS News | President Donald Trump’s current border wall proposal would cost $18 billion over the next ten years.

CNBC | Toyota Motor and Mazda Motor are set to unveil plans for a $1.6 billion assembly plant in Huntsville, Alabama, sources familiar with the matter tell CNBC.

Bloomberg | Pace of revisions to U.S. profit estimates highest in 10 years.

Zero Hedge | Minimum wage hikes, and the inevitable job losses that result from them, are a consistent topic of conversation for us…here are just a couple of recent examples.

Truth Revolt | “A recession, slump, or God forbid, crash.”

CNBC | The White House is likely to introduce new tariffs designed to combat China’s alleged unfair trade practices, according to a report by Politico.

Zero Hedge | Every day is “deja vu all over again” for global stock markets.

Michael Snyder | Investing in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum and Litecoin is extremely risky, and experts all over the country are warning that people should only invest what they are willing to lose.

Reuters | “Payrolls came in below expectations, but the details are generally fine.”

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