NewsWatch: These 6 stocks in the S&P 1500 have more than doubled in 12 months

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The stock market’s flip side: 15 have plunged at least 75%. See full story.

Crypto critic: Trump says he’s not a ‘fan’ of bitcoin or Facebook’s libra

That is the view from U.S. President Donald Trump who went after cryptocurrencies in a pair of wee-hour tweets on Thursday, saying that unregulated assets can “facilitate unlawful behavior, including drug trade and other illegal activity…” See full story.

An economy gone ‘mad?’ The Fed is going to cut interest rates despite record stock prices, low unemployment

It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world — or so one might believe looking at the U.S. economic picture. Stocks are hitting record highs and layoffs and unemployment are at 50-year lows, but the Federal Reserve is prepared to cut interest rates soon because it’s worried about the economy. See full story.

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President Trump hosted right-wing media personalities at the White House on Thursday to discuss social media, but Facebook and Twitter were not invited. See full story.

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