• STOCKS RISE: Here's what you need to know

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Stocks finished in the green on Thursday as bitcoin topped $16,000 for the first time after a wild 48-hour surge that saw fortunes made and exchanges crash. Some Wall Street banks are walking away from the volatile cryptocurrency despite a new futures market set to launch this weekend.
    Here's the scoreboard:
    S&P 500 : 2,637.08
    Dow : 24,200.60
    Nasdaq : 6,812.84
    Oil : $56.63 10-year treasury bond: 2.34%
    As the GOP tax plan heads to conference, rich homeowners in blue states could be among the biggest losers .
    Here are the 12 companies that could pay the highest effective tax rates under...
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  • What you need to know on Wall Street today

    What you need to know on Wall Street today

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Welcome to Finance Insider, Business Insider's summary of the top stories of the past 24 hours. Sign up here to get the best of Business Insider delivered direct to your inbox .
    Bitcoin soared above $19,500 a coin on Coinbase's GDAX exchange around 11 a.m. ET Thursday, just three hours after it blew past $16,000.
    The massive tear upwards seems to have put pressure on Coinbase's infrastructure, with the exchange saying on Twitter that users were experiencing issues logging into their accounts because of record traffic. Some users trying to log in were met with a message reading "AN ERROR...
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  • What you need to know on Wall Street today

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Welcome to Finance Insider, Business Insider's summary of the top stories of the past 24 hours. Sign up here to get the best of Business Insider delivered direct to your inbox .
    Bitcoin soared above $19,500 a coin on Coinbase's GDAX exchange around 11 a.m. ET Thursday, just three hours after it blew past $16,000.
    The massive tear upwards seems to have put pressure on Coinbase's infrastructure, with the exchange saying on Twitter that users were experiencing issues logging into their accounts because of record traffic .
    Different exchanges were printing significantly different prices. The...
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