Would Amazon buy Sears or Nordstrom?

This does not mean Amazon would not buy a department store. I can certainly picture it acquiring Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN); which has a “best in the industry” reputation, and a loyal customer following much like Whole Foods. It also likes to implement next generation retail practices like setting up “storefronts” for online merchants and Tesla dealerships in its stores.

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New Visa Debit Card will let you Convert Cryptocurrency into Real Money Instantly

The TenX Visa is supposed to convert eight cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, ethereum, ERC20 and Dash (the currency formerly known as Darkcoin). More currencies; presumably including Litecoin are coming according to the TenX website. It is not clear if there is any connection between TenX and China’s Tencent Holdings.

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Is Sessions laying the Groundwork for National Gun Confiscation?

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ revival of civil forfeiture might make national gun confiscation possible. Second Amendment supporters should be concerned because Sessions has just made it a lot easier for law enforcement officers to seize firearms.

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Big Earnings Week Amazon, P&G, Alphabet and Facebook Reporting

What’s even more frightening is that one bad earnings report from either Amazon or Google might trigger a market crash. Those companies are simply that huge and important to investors; that alone should have us asking if those behemoths are now too “big to fail.”

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Sessions’ Forfeiture Policy threatens everybody in America even President Trump

The danger to Donald, his children and their family business is obvious; many Americans consider Trump a criminal. A prosecutor could start forfeiture against him, or Ivanka, or Eric or Donald Jr. or Jarred Kushner and try to seize the billions of dollars’ worth of real estate they own, right now.

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Some Disturbing Similarities between Donald J. Trump and Herbert Hoover

Unemployment numbers today in Trump’s first year in office are almost identical to those in Hoover’s first year. In 1929; the first year of Hoover’s term, the unemployment rate was 4.4%, Digital History noted. The unemployment rate in June 2017 was 4.4% according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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What is killing the Department Stores?

The real culprit in the death of the Great American Department Stores is changing times. Since there is no way to change that investors should stay away from this sector, perhaps far away.

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Android Pay Ads American Express in Canada, Samsung Pay adds PayPal

France’s major banks are refusing to support Apple Pay, TechCrunch reported. Only two French banks; Caisse d’Épargne/Banque Populaire (it’s the same company) and Carrefour Banque, currently support Apple Pay. That’s bad because France is the only major Eurozone nation where Apple Pay is available.

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Is Hyperloop One about to Have a Real “Kitty Hawk Moment?”

A passenger carrying Hyperloop is about to appear and it might make this technology into a serious investment. What’s even more exciting is that it might be possible for anybody to ride in a Hyperloop Pod in Las Vegas or the UAE in a few years.

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