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Getty Images Bitcoin isn’t the only cryptocurrency posting strong gains lately. Ether, XRP and a handful of other so-called “altcoins,” or alternative cryptocurrencies, rallied Monday, following the world’s best-known digital currency higher. At around 9:15 a.m. ET, ether passed the $600 level, a point it hasn’t reached since June 2018, according to data from industry
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Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell:  FireEye — Shares of FireEye jumped 12% in extended trading after the cybersecurity company announced a $400 million strategic investment led by Blackstone. FireEye intends to use the proceeds to fund the acquisition of Respond Software and grow the company’s
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Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans expressed disappointment Friday in the Treasury Department’s decision to end several lending programs implemented during the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking a day after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the programs would not continue past their end-of-year deadline, Evans told CNBC that the facilities provide an important function. “I think our
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell share an elbow bump greeting prior to testifying before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic response on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 22, 2020. Joshua Roberts | Pool | Reuters Treasury
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Liberty Media’s John Malone Michael Kovac | Getty Images Liberty Media Chairman John Malone said hard assets look attractive as the unprecedented coronavirus stimulus is poised to lead to a depreciation in currencies. “We’ve survived this [pandemic] because of enormous fiscal and monetary stimulus,” Malone said in an interview that aired Thursday with CNBC’s David Faber. “And
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Money manager Kevin Nicholson believes downside is limited for the S&P 500 through next month. Nicholson, who’s co-chief investment officer of global fixed income at RiverFront Investment Group, blames the market’s “tug-of-war” with Covid-19 news. “When we announce new vaccines, the market tends to rally,” Nicholson told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Wednesday. “However, the market
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JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon criticized lawmakers for a months-long deadlock over a second round of coronavirus relief to help unemployed Americans and struggling businesses as the pandemic deepens. “I know now we have this big debate. Is it $2.2 trillion, $1.5 trillion?” Dimon said Wednesday, referring to competing visions for a relief bill from
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U.S. stock futures were flat in overnight trading on Tuesday as investors digested the recent record rally in equities. Dow futures fell 16 points. Futures for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 lost 0.04% and 0.03%, respectively. On Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 167 points, dragged down by Walgreens, Home Depot and
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