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Google bans cryptocurrency-related ads

A pinata-style logo hangs in the Google Chicago office on February 23, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images

Google is following in Facebook's footsteps and banning all ads related to cryptocurrencies, including initial coin offerings, tokens, wallets, and exchanges. The policy will go into effect in June, according to its website.

Why it's happening: The boom in cryptocurrencies and investing in token has attracted a fair share of fraudsters. Google is also among the Big Tech companies under government scrutiny for not doing more to stop the spread of fake news and political ads.

Dan Primack 2 hours ago
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Why the stock markets are tanking

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Stock markets are down sharply on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average off around 1.5% as of noon.

Three key drivers: Tariffs, inter-bank lending rates and Facebook's troubles.

Caitlin Owens 2 hours ago
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How Congress missed yet another chance for an immigration deal

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Here are the proposals Congressional leaders and the White House traded over the past week to give at least temporary protections to Dreamers as part of a giant spending bill. The sides ultimately couldn't come to agreement and the issue remains unresolved.

Why it matters: After all of the fighting over President Trump's decision to end DACA — including a government shutdown over it — the White House and Congress ended up with nothing. The issue is currently tied up in the courts. And though both sides agree it's better to give Dreamers more certainty over their future, they just can't agree how to do it.