Wall Street futures fall as coronavirus toll rises, China plans return to work

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock futures fell on Sunday after China’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak exceeded the global total from the SARS epidemic and as authorities prepared…

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U.S. jobs data and global coronavirus worries hold dollar firm

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The dollar held gains on Monday after job market data provided the latest sign of U.S. economic strength, while worries about the coronavirus epidemic kept other trade-exposed…

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British Officials Plan for Coronavirus, as Economists Divided on Impact

LONDON – The British government is drafting contingency plans to cope with factory shutdowns in China spurred by the coronavirus outbreak. British officials are adapting plans they drew up in…

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What Caused Bitcoin Price to Surge Past $10K Over the Weekend?

Since Dec. 18, 2019, in less than three months, Bitcoin’s (BTC) price surged by 68% against the United States dollar. It surpassed the $10,000 level on Feb. 9, marking the start of…

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Heavy rains bring both relief and new dangers to bushfire-hit Australia

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – A four-day downpour across Australia’s east coast has brought relief after months of devastating bushfires and years of drought, but also widespread storm damage and forecasts of…

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China reports 97 new coronavirus deaths on mainland on Sunday, toll rises to 908

BEIJING (Reuters) – The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in mainland China rose to 908 as of the end of Sunday, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on Monday….

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Bitcoin Rises Above $9,700 to Reach Highest Point in 3 Months

Bitcoin (BTC) has continued its journey north to reach its highest point in over 3 months after defying expectations of a temporary pullback in its price. Over the course of…

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Cryptocurrency

What Is a Cryptocurrency? A cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that is secured by cryptography, which makes it nearly impossible to counterfeit or double-spend. Many cryptocurrencies are decentralized networks based…

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Exchange Deposits in Bitcoin Slide to Lowest Level in 3 Years

The number of bitcoin on-chain deposits has dropped sharply over the last six months, indicating a strong optimistic or “HODLing,” sentiment in the market.  The seven-day average of the number…

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