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NetCents Solves Instant Settlements for Digital Currencies

Locks in Transaction Price and Enables Conversion to Fiat, Other Currencies In the brave new world of cryptocurrency and digital transactions, a Vancouver-based company has removed the largest barrier for merchants to broadly accept cryptocurrency for everyday transactions. NetCents... Read More

eBay rises as Morgan Stanley double upgrades on payments shakeup

Shares of eBay (EBAY) are on the rise after Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak upgraded eBay (EBAY) two notches to Overweight as he expects the company to start intermediating its own payments, pulling away from PayPal (PYPL), which could be a driver of more sustained gross merchandise volume growth. MORGAN STANLEY SAYS BUY EBAY: In a research note this morning, Morgan Stanley's Nowak upgraded eBay two notches, to Overweight from Underweight, and raised his price target on the shares to $58 from $36. The analyst told investors that he expects eBay to start intermediating its own payments...

Turkish Stocks, Lira Surge After Erdogan Announces Early Elections

For the first time in party history, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for early elections on June 24, moving them forward by more than a year from their scheduled date. As Bloomberg notes, Erdogan’s ruling party has never called early elections in the nearly 16 years it’s been in power, and had repeatedly rejected speculation that it’d call them this year. Erdogan cited Syria and macro balances as factors for calling an early vote to eliminate uncertainties. The election is set to transform the political system of the region’s largest economy, eliminating...

New Lithium Technology Promises 30% to 50% Longer Battery Life

In a boon for lithium power, researchers have built a prototype lithium ion battery that could last 30 to 50 percent longer than any battery on the market. The news comes at a time when demand for lithium supplies are now forecasting a shortfall as early as the end of 2018. Lithium companies are benefiting from the push for global competition including NRG Metals Inc. (TSXV: NGZ) (OTC: NRGMF), LSC Lithium Corp. (TSXV: NLC), Neo Lithium Corporation (TSXV: NLC) (OTCQX: NTTHF), and Galaxy Resources (OTC: GALXF). The limitations...

ChinaNet Online explodes 45% after reporting results, utilization of block chain

Shares of China-based internet advertisement company ChinaNet (CNET) jumped after reporting fourth quarter revenue that increased over 64% from the year-ago period. REVENUE JUMPS: Q4 revenue spiked 64.1% to $15.3M from $9.4M in the year-ago quarter, ChinaNet-Online said this morning. Operating expenses for Q4 were down to 40.7% from 42.9% last year. Most notably, revenues from search engine marketing and data service increased by 121.1% to $13.1M from $5.9M in the corresponding period of 2016. Net loss attributable to ChinaNet Online Holdings was $6.2M in Q4, compared...

On The Fly: What to watch for in IBM's earnings report

IBM (IBM) is scheduled to report results of its fiscal first quarter after the market close on April 17, with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. What to watch for: 1. Q1 CONSENSUS HIGHER: Along with its last report, IBM guided for Q1 earnings per share of 17%-18% of its full year expectation of $13.80. At the time, analysts expected the company to report Q1 earnings of $2.28, but that figure has since risen to $2.41. 2. AMAZON PENTAGON DEAL: Bloomberg reported last week that Oracle (ORCL) is leading a "loose coalition...

Industrial Production Increased 0.5% in March

Industrial production rose 0.5 percent in March after increasing 1.0 percent in February; the index advanced 4.5 percent at an annual rate for the first quarter as a whole. After having climbed 1.5 percent in February, manufacturing production edged up 0.1 percent in March. Mining output rose 1.0 percent, mostly as a result of gains in oil and gas extraction and in support activities for mining. The index for utilities jumped 3.0 percent after being suppressed in February by warmer-than-normal temperatures. At 107.2 percent of its 2012 average, total industrial...

On The Fly: Top stock stories at midday

Stocks opened in positive territory as the market shrugged off the pointed air strikes on Syria's chemical producing sites as investors stay focused on the earnings season, which will pick up in earnest this week. Oil prices are lower to begin the week despite heightened tension in the Middle East, with WTI crude currently lower by about 1.5%. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., an advance report showed that retail sales increased 0.6% in March, breaking a string of three monthly declines. The headline increase was greater than expected, while the measure of retail sales excluding...

Vitality Biopharma Sparks Canadian Cannabinoid Genetics R&D

Canada’s role in the emerging cannabinoid revolution just took another step forward this week—further highlighting that the country will be at the forefront of development for the foreseeable future. The makers of a new form of cannabinoid prodrugs called “cannabosides,” have officially announced they’re launching a Canadian subsidiary focused on cannabinoid genetics research and development. Vitality Biopharma, Inc. (OTC: VBIO) announced the formation of a wholly-owned...

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