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Monthly Archives: February 2018

U.S. corporate share buybacks 'explode' in February: research firm

© Reuters. U.S. corporate share buybacks ‘explode’ in February: research firm WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The volume of U.S. corporate share buybacks surged in February, an investment research firm said on Wednesday, as the dollar value of programs announced in the aftermath of the Republican tax overhaul appeared headed above the $ 200 billion mark. The California-based research firm TrimTabs, whic… ...

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Freddie Mac still predicts new home sales to drive 2018 growth

At the beginning of 2018, new home sales gave the year an unexpectedly low start, however Freddie Mac still believes they will push the housing market forward in 2018. In January, new home sales dropped 7.8% from December’s annual rate of 643,000 to 593,000, a move that the housing market wasn’t expecting. Now, the mortgage giant claims it is changing ...

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Interview: Blockchain is overhauling humanitarian aid 

Humanitarian aid groups have begun using Blockchain to give displaced persons their identities back. In addition, the Finnish government has distributed Blockchain-backed debit cards to asylum-seekers and the World Food Program is scanning people’s irises to let them buy groceries at a refugee camp in Jordan. These applications are included in <a href="" tar… Blockchain News

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