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Does Decentralization Create Value or Destroy It?

To Bitcoin (BTC) proponents, the world’s need for a decentralized form of money is more apparent than ever, as challenges mount to government monopolies on money-printing and military force, from the U.S. to Uganda.  It’s possible that this vision is attracting new investors into crypto, but this week’s price surge (notwithstanding the sudden bitcoin price whiplash at […]

Previewing the Economic Showdowns Coming This Fall

From the size of a second round of stimulus to COVID-19 litigation to reshoring, last week previewed some key issues for the months to come. On this week’s edition of The Breakdown Weekly Recap, NLW argues the big story of the week was actually a set of smaller stories that preview the faultlines and economic […]

Bitcoin Ends July at Highest Monthly Close Since 2017 Peak

Bitcoin closed the month of July at $11,351, its highest monthly close since the bellwether cryptocurrency’s all-time high nearly two-and-a-half years ago.  Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary […]

General

Making sense of the markets this week: August 3

Photo by Yaroslav Verstiuk on Unsplash Each week, Cut the Crap Investing founder Dale Roberts shares financial headlines and offers context for Canadian investors. Gold outshines itself Gold stole the headlines this week. That can happen when an infamous asset takes out its previous all-time highs.  Last Sunday, gold made another push and hit its […]

How to handle your finances when CERB ends

Then there’s taxes on the money. While the government is giving the money without deducting the taxes upfront, it isn’t tax-free. Recipients will have to declare the money as income and pay taxes on it depending on their total gross income for the 2020 tax year.  On July 31, the federal government announced that it […]

Expedia Incurs Hefty Q2 Loss; Top Analyst Sticks To Buy Call

Shares of Expedia (EXPE) fell over 5% in pre-market as travel restrictions took a toll on operations in the second quarter. The company lost $4.09 per share in 2Q, significantly worse than analysts’ expectations of a $3.34 loss. Moreover, it compared unfavorably to the earnings of $1.77 per share in the year-ago period. Expedia’s quarterly […]

AerCap Holdings Cancels 15 Of Boeing’s 737 MAX Aircraft

AerCap Holdings (AER) announced on Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with Boeing Co. (BA) to cancel 15 of the planemaker’s grounded 737 MAX jets. Following the cancellation, the aircraft leasing company is still left with 80 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in its order books, it said. The 737 MAX aircraft was grounded by […]

Pharmaceuticals, health and wellness

Merck’s cancer meds keep churning amid COVID-19, but vaccines stumble

Earlier this year, Merck warned investors that the COVID-19 pandemic would take a multbillion-dollar bite out of its revenue expectations for 2020. And in the second quarter, that prediction took shape. The pandemic hurt Merck’s pharmaceutical sales by about $1.5 billion from April to June, the drugmaker reported, despite continued growth for its cancer medicines. Sales for […]

Pfizer, BioNTech keep COVID vaccine deals rolling with 120M-dose Japan pact

With several COVID-19 vaccines now in late-stage testing, countries the world over are hustling to get their hands on their own supplies. Now, one of the leading duos in the inoculation race has inked its third supply pact in the span of two weeks. On Friday, American drugmaker Pfizer and its German mRNA partner BioNTech announced a deal with […]

Immunology launches buoy AbbVie sales as COVID-19 swamps ex-Allergan aesthetics biz

Only months into its massive merger with Allergan, AbbVie has been forced to contend with a pandemic challenge to its brand-new aesthetics business. But thanks to new meds that are outperforming expectations, AbbVie is holding steady. Driven by growing sales for two superstar launches, psoriasis med Skyrizi and rheumatoid arthritis drug Rinvoq, AbbVie offset a COVID-19 downturn for its nascent […]

As Trump pledges lower drug prices—again—pharma CEOs voice skepticism with his plans

President Donald Trump on Thursday again pledged to quickly lower drug prices in the U.S. Stickers will “soon be lowered massively,” Trump tweeted Thursday, indirectly touting a group of executive orders he signed last Friday. But though Big Pharma CEOs called out their concerns with the plans during this week’s analyst calls—especially Trump’s effort to tie U.S. prices to lower […]

Blockchain

Does Decentralization Create Value or Destroy It?

To Bitcoin (BTC) proponents, the world’s need for a decentralized form of money is more apparent than ever, as challenges mount to government monopolies on money-printing and military force, from the U.S. to Uganda.  It’s possible that this vision is attracting new investors into crypto, but this week’s price surge (notwithstanding the sudden bitcoin price whiplash at […]

Previewing the Economic Showdowns Coming This Fall

From the size of a second round of stimulus to COVID-19 litigation to reshoring, last week previewed some key issues for the months to come. On this week’s edition of The Breakdown Weekly Recap, NLW argues the big story of the week was actually a set of smaller stories that preview the faultlines and economic […]

Bitcoin Ends July at Highest Monthly Close Since 2017 Peak

Bitcoin closed the month of July at $11,351, its highest monthly close since the bellwether cryptocurrency’s all-time high nearly two-and-a-half years ago.  Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Clings to $11,000 as Ether Futures Top $1B

Bitcoin was little changed at around $11,000 with lower spot volumes as traders eye growth in the market for ether futures. Bitcoin was little changed at around $11,000 Thursday as traders digested reports the U.S. economy shrank during the second quarter at the fastest pace on record, and that President Donald Trump is wondering if […]

A directory listing for active private placement offerings

Greenway

Raising $5,000,000

Led by the team from DelFresco Pure, this cannabis company boasts an illustrious track-record of growing and distributing. Check out the pre-IPO opportunity before Greenway goes public.

Terms

$0.50 per share

Frontier Wellness Management

Frontier Wellness Management is raising funds to finance an expansion into Spain’s watershed cannabinoid market. Investors now have the opportunity to purchase stock in Frontier Wellness Management before it’s listed on a public exchange.

Prime Meridian Resources

PMR is a resource mining company operating in Minnesota and Michigan. They became publicly traded in April, 2019, and are building value through rapid development.