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Technology · May 18, 2021 · 6:40 PM UTCBuyers beware as “altcoin” frenzy bruises bitcoin
Bitcoin's smaller rivals are eroding its share of the $2 trillion digital currency market. Of the dozens snapping at its heels, most have little use beyond financial trading - but few of the investors fuelling their rise seem bothered.
Retail & Consumer · May 18, 2021 · 5:45 PM UTCPent-up demand, stimulus power Walmart's 'optimism' for the year
Walmart Inc (WMT.N) on Tuesday raised its full-year earnings forecast after shoppers armed with government stimulus checks ventured back into stores, driving demand that is expected to continue through the year as Covid-19 restrictions ease.