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  1. Goldman Sachs & Co. is aiming to become part of the cryptocurrency trading industry after receiving requests from its clients to facilitate clearing, CFO tells analysts.
  2. A brutal, sustained rout in the No. 1 cryptocurrency in the world could accelerate, bringing the digital asset to a level around $8,000 before it attempts to stabilize.
  3. The company plans to repatriate funds in accordance with the new tax bill and open a new campus somewhere in the U.S.
  4. U.S. stocks rise Wednesday as the Dow solidified its gain on the key 26,000 level even as General Electric Co. and Goldman Sachs sold off after weak quarterly results. The Beige Book from the Federal Reserve paints a picture of the economy that is steadily growing although opinion on the latest tax reform were mixed.
  5. The women’s apparel retailer managed to close all of its stores last year without filing for bankruptcy as many of its peers were forced to do and will reinvent itself through licensing.
  6. After five years of rapid growth, technology companies are expected to issue less debt in 2018 as they start to bring some of the cash parked overseas back to the U.S.
  7. Netflix Inc. is scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings after the bell on Monday, and analysts will likely scour the books for any insight into how its most recent price increases have impacted growth.
  8. The company has a number of product launches, clinical trials and expansion plans in the works.
  9. The Bank of Canada raised interest rates on Wednesday, but not without noting that the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement is a major risk to economic forecasting, briefly sending the Canadian dollar lower.
  10. There was a muted reaction to the Republican tax plan from Federal Reserve contacts, the latest Beige Book report said Wednesday.