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U.S. Futures, Most Asian Stocks Rise; Crude Climbs: Markets Wrap

U.S. and European equity futures rose Friday along with most Asian stocks amid optimism that the pandemic recovery can weather elevated inflation and tightening monetary policy.

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With $31 Million, Could This Crypto Group Buy a Copy of the U.S. Constitution?

A loosely-organized group of crypto investors is raising money from people on the internet to buy a copy of the U.S. Constitution when it goes up for auction on Thursday at Sotheby’s.

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U.S. sanctions will still have an impact despite the rise of crypto, Treasury’s Adeyemo says

U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo said that the dollar will continue to be the world’s dominant currency despite increasing interest in cryptocurrencies.

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Asia Stocks Fall as Dollar Stays at One-Year High: Markets Wrap

Most Asian stocks fell Wednesday as the dollar held around a one-year high, bolstered by robust U.S. economic data that highlighted the case for tighter monetary policy and pushed up Treasury yields.

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U.S. Stock Futures Waver After Retail Sales: Markets Wrap

U.S. equity futures drifted after a report showed the biggest jump in U.S. retail sales since March. Meanwhile, traders awaited decision from the White House on who the next Federal Reserve head will be.

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European markets set for lackluster open with earnings and data in focus

European stocks are set for a muted open on Tuesday as investors await key economic data and digest a slew of corporate earnings.

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Bitcoin Drops Toward $60,000, Ether Falls Amid Broad Crypto Dip

Cryptocurrencies fell on Tuesday, with Bitcoin sliding toward the $60,000 level and Ether touching one of its lowest levels this month.

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Cryptocurrency Ether’s Record Run Set for Pause, Charts Suggest

Technical indicators suggest the rally in Ether, the second-largest cryptocurrency, is due a breather after a record-breaking run. 

The native token of the Ethereum blockchain is up more than sixfold this year, topping Bitcoin’s 127% rise amid speculative fervor for digital assets. Upgrades to the Ethereum network and its popularity for so-called decentralized financial services and digital collectibles also boosted Ether demand.

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Stocks, Futures Up; Inflation Risk Saps Treasuries: Markets Wrap

Stocks rose along with U.S. equity futures Friday, bringing some relief for shares from the inflation fears still roiling Treasuries.

MSCI Inc.’s Asia-Pacific gauge posted its biggest rise this week, helped by Japan’s bourse and China’s technology stocks. The view that the worst of Beijing’s regulatory blitz has passed salved sentiment. U.S. and European contracts climbed after the S&P 500 snapped a two-day fall.

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Dollar near one-month low to yen before inflation test; Aussie, kiwi slide

The dollar trod water against major peers on Wednesday after weakening in the past three days, and traded near a one-month low to the yen, with investors awaiting U.S. inflation data for a clue to when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates. The safe-haven yen also benefited from global stocks retreating from a record peak as rising oil prices stoked inflation worries.

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