Monday Morning’s Top Stories Before the Opening Bell – Mike Swanson (02/05/2018)

Global stocks routed, yields rise as U.S. inflation threat spooks markets – Reuters

Here’s where buyers will step in as stocks keep falling, say chart watchers – Market Watch

Bitcoin Ban Expands Across Credit Cards as Big U.S. Banks Recoil – Bloomberg

Bitcoin drops below $8,000 for the 2nd time in 3 days – Business Insider

The Big ICO Swindle – Wired

Lloyds Bank bans Bitcoin purchases on its credit cards – BBC

China Enlists Its ‘Great Firewall’ to Block Bitcoin Websites – Fortune

The Fed could trigger a personal debt crisis – NY Post

Deja vu? It’s looking like 1987 again for the US economy – The Guardian

China’s Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone – The Atlantic

Janet Yellen: “I was disappointed not to be reappointed” – Axios

The Powell era at the Fed seems sure to face some turbulence – Financial Post

The Philly Special: Inside the ‘Set of Stones’ Play Call That Helped the Eagles Win the Super Bowl – Sports Illustrated

Amtrak train on wrong track in deadly crash; it says freight line controls signals – ABC News

Republicans Say Russia Probe Will Continue, Despite Controversial Memo – NPR

Pentagon’s Posture Review Shows Nukes a Big Focus for US – Antiwar.com

Westworld’s second season gets its first trailer – The Verge

Ex-Google & Facebook Employees Plan To Battle Tech Addiction – Android Headlines

How Amazon Keeps Your TV From Accidentally Triggering Your Echo – PC Mag

New report details misuse of antipsychotics in nursing homes – ABC News

Broadcom Plans to Boost Qualcomm Bid to $120 Billion – Bloomberg



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