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There's about to be a showdown between America's biggest players in trading

Some of the biggest players in trading will be present at the House Financial Services Committee's US Equity Market Structure hearing on Tuesday, and things are likely to get heated. The first panel includes Matt Lyons, Senior Vice President...Show More Summary

Robert Soros is stepping down from his father's legendary fund to start his own venture

Robert Soros, the eldest son of George Soros, is stepping down as deputy chairman and president of Soros Fund Management. Soros, 53, who will remain an owner at the firm, will set up Soros Capital to look at illiquid investments, including...Show More Summary

Ethereum is plunging despite flash-crash victims getting their money back

Ethereum is under pressure on Monday, trading down 18.55%, or $55, near $241. The selling comes despite a late Friday blog post from GDAX — an exchange for cryptocurrencies like ethereum and bitcoin — promising that victims of last Wednesday's flash-crash will be made whole. Show More Summary

A crucial stock market indicator just got its most bullish reading on record

How low can the VIX go? That seems to be the question hedge funds are asking themselves as they continue to bet that the so-called stock market fear gauge will fall further from current near-record-low levels. Positioning on VIX futures,...Show More Summary

'Time to say goodbye': Hopes are fading that a bidder will battle Amazon for Whole Foods (WFM)

Wall Street is giving up hope that another bidder will challenge Amazon's $13.7 billion deal to buy Whole Foods. Gordon Haskett analyst Chuck Grom downgraded Whole Foods' stock to "neutral" from "buy" on Monday, saying a competitive bid is highly unlikely. "It's been real, but time to say goodbye," Grom wrote in a research note. Show More Summary

Bitcoin is tumbling

It's a rough start to the week for bitcoin. The cryptocurrency trades down 4.38% at $2,483 a coin, a one-week low. Monday's sell-off comes amid a lack of any real news, and seems to be a continuation of the selling that developed last...Show More Summary

10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, FB, UA)

Here is what you need to know. Theresa May secures a majority. UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party has secured a 1 billion pound agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party, giving it a two-seat majority in the House of Commons. Italy is spending 17 billion euros to wind down 2 failing banks. Show More Summary

The safety net of the stock bull market is vanishing — but it may not matter

Share repurchases have been a crucial backbone for the eight-year bull market. On several occasions during the period, the US stock market has looked devoid of any positive catalysts, relying heavily on buybacks to keep share pricesShow More Summary

There's a potentially crippling shortage of marijuana in Canada

Canada has an unusual problem: There's a shortage of legal marijuana. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is aiming to legalize marijuana in the country by July 2018, but there's such a lack of marijuana supply that it may delay the wholeShow More Summary

STOCKS GO NOWHERE: Here's what you need to know

Stocks were little changed during trading on Friday. The Dow and S&P stayed close to their starting point, slightly declining and rising respectively. The Nasdaq was the big winner of the day as the tech-heavy index remains the mostShow More Summary

There are several 'red flags' in the oil market right now

There aren't enough buyers for the oil available in the world. Last November, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries tried to solve this by agreeing to lower production. But this was not enough, and Libya, Nigeria and Iran...Show More Summary

Senate Republicans just lost a key vote on their healthcare bill

Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada told reporters on Friday that he will not vote for Senate Republican leadership's healthcare bill as it stands now. "It's not the answer, it's simply not the answer," Heller said. "In this form, I will notShow More Summary

US oil rig count rises for the 23rd straight week

The US oil-rig count rose by 11 to 758, according to oilfield-services company Baker Hughes. The oil-rig count has risen for 23 straight weeks, extending a record-long streak of increases. The gas-rig count fell by three to 183, andShow More Summary

RBC: Apple is beefing up its music service as it continues to battle Spotify (AAPL)

Apple Music is making big strides in its fight against Spotify. The music streaming service is negotiating prices, increasing subscribers and developing original content in its attempt to double its services revenue by 2020, according...Show More Summary

A petition on is calling on Amazon to accept bitcoin 'ASAP' (AMZN)

Bitcoin has been soaring to new heights, and now folks on are calling on e-commerce juggernaut Amazon to accept the cryptocurrency as payment "ASAP." Since March 23, bitcoin has increased 159%, from a little over $1,000 to...Show More Summary

McDonald's shoots down fears it is planning to replace cashiers with kiosks (MCD)

The internet has been buzzing this week about reports that McDonald's will replace cashiers in 2,5000 stores with self-service kiosks. But McDonald's says is has no such plans. It's true that the company is rolling out kiosks, whichShow More Summary

Jeff Bezos just handed corporate America a $50 billion question

If you needed any further proof that Amazon is shaking the US commercial landscape to its very core, look no further than the past week. Amazon's $13.7 billion deal for Whole Foods has had a ripple effect across sectors. The groceryShow More Summary

Republicans have 'zero margin for error' to pass the Senate healthcare bill

The release Thursday of a draft of the Senate Republican leadership's healthcare legislation has set off a scramble to secure enough commitments for a vote that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to hold next week. Democrats blasted...Show More Summary

John McAfee's latest gambit is mining Ethereum — the cryptocurrency that's up nearly 4,000% this year

MGT Capital, the company run by John McAfee, said it would start to mine Ethereum — the bitcoin rival that has surged nearly 4,000% this year — in its latest bid to turn a profit. MGT, which is publicly traded over the counter, has pitched itself to investors mostly as a cybersecurity company. Show More Summary

Big banks are on the rise after passing their stress tests (JPM, GS, CS, MS, ALLY, BAC, KEY, WFC)

Most of the big banks are on the rise after passing the Federal Reserve's stress tests Thursday. After the markets closed Thursday, the big banks released the effect a hypothetical extreme recession would have on their balance sheets. The...Show More Summary

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