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  • Dubai Tourism launches blockchain-enabled marketplace

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    The business to business market will allow hotels and tour operators to connect directly. The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has launched Tourism 2.0, a blockchain-enabled marketplace that connects potential buyers directly to hotels and tour operators. Essentially, a blockchain is like a record that is accessible to anyone; it is a […]

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  • Bed Bath & Beyond’s Name Still Carries Weight – If It Could Only Stick With The One

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    If it’s possible, Bed Bath & Beyond may have gone both too far beyond and not far enough. As the retailer has struggled with flat sales, falling profit margins and a general berating from shareholders and analysts alike, it has had to face the fact that it is no longer a darling of retailing the […]

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  • China imposes anti-dumping deposits on US sorghum

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    China has announced a hefty anti-dumping move against US sorghum imports, as a multi-billion dollar tit-for-tat trade spat between the two nations continues. China said US importers would have to pay a temporary 178.6% deposit on the value of their imports from Wednesday. China initiated its investigation into US sorghum imports in February. US growers […]

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  • Where Crypto Regulations Stand Worldwide

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    With no consensus on the best way to regulate cryptocurrencies, a global regulatory crackdown appears to be accelerating – but not always with the intended results. Late last year, China introduced a raft of draconian new rules governing bitcoin and other virtual currencies, halting virtual cryptocurrency exchanges and banning initial coin offerings (ICOs) – the means by which new cryptocurrencies raise funds. As […]

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  • Israel warns Iran on military buildup in Syria, won’t send jets to U.S. drill

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    “The Iranian octopus is trying to strangle us and break our spirit,” a key member of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet warned. TEL AVIV — Israel has reportedly canceled plans to send warplanes to a joint military exercise with the U.S. amid concern over the buildup of Iranian forces across the border in Syria. The decision not […]

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  • Riot Blockchain Subpoenaed by SEC, May Be Delisted from Nasdaq

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    Biotech-turned-cryptocurrency company Riot Blockchain has received a subpoena from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and may be delisted from the Nasdaq. The Colorado-based firm, which attracted headlines last year following its unexpected pivot into the cryptocurrency space, acknowledged in a new public filing that the SEC is “requesting certain information from the Company” and that it intends […]

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  • Facebook lays out changes to comply with a strict new European privacy law

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    Facebook announced the steps it will take to comply with a strict European privacy law known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on May 25. The social network will begin asking users to review information on whether they want to see ads from partners, if they want to continue sharing […]

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  • U.S. Earns More in China Than Trade Numbers Reveal

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    That leaves American companies vulnerable to retaliation by Beijing. It also gives them more reason to defuse trade tensions. American companies are doing much more in China than the U.S. trade deficit suggests. It’s their greatest weakness. The deficit, the difference between what the U.S. imports from China and what it exports there, widened to $375 […]

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  • U.S. cryptocurrency project gets $133 million investment from big investors

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    NEW YORK – A start-up launched by three Princeton University graduates for a new cryptocurrency has raised $133 million from a slew of big investors in a private placement, Intangible Labs Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Nader Al-Naji said on Wednesday. Intangible Labs is the creator of basis, a digital currency that aims to maintain […]

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  • Castro’s successor seen as unlikely to bring sweeping change to Cuba

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    SANTA CLARA/HAVANA, Cuba  – The man likely to become Cuba’s next president is from a younger generation of leaders and has advocated modernizing the island but he is also a longtime Communist Party apparatchik who is not expected to push for sweeping political change. Miguel Diaz-Canel, 57-year-old first vice president, is expected to be named […]

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