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Dow futures fall nearly 200 points on concerns over longest government shutdown

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U.S. stock index futures were sharply lower on Monday on the back of ongoing concerns over an economic slowdown in China as we well as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.
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US Treasury yields move lower as investors monitor longest US government shutdown

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U.S. government debt prices were higher on Monday morning, as investors monitored developments in U.S. politics and weak data out of China.
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Asia shares, US stock futures hit as China's export slump jolts investors

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Asian shares and U.S. stock futures skidded on Monday after a shock contraction in Chinese exports pointed to deepening cracks in the world's second-biggest economy and raised fears of a sharper slowdown in global growth and corporate profits.
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Asian shares decline as China reports slowdown in exports

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Shares were lower in Asia on Monday, extending the latest losses on Wall Street, as China reported a slowdown in exports. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng index lost 1.4...
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Winklevoss Twins: Bitcoin Can Overtake Gold With the Right Rules

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The crypto markets are in a slump but Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss aren't discouraged. The twin brothers, who are longtime fixtures in the Bitcoin world, believe digital currency has a bright future-so long as we have banking-style regulations that will help people trust it.
That's the message behind their first marketing campaign, titled “Revolution Needs Rules,” which has featured a full-page New York Times ad and splashy billboards around Wall Street. The campaign also aims to promote the twins' crypto exchange, Gemini, and the service's newly launched app.
“The idea is that companies...
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