Midday Movers: Yahoo Finance’s business and market news and analysis

LIVE: #Bitcoin at Midday -

  • To discuss the other big stories of the day, Alexis Christoforous is joined by Yahoo Finance’s Rick Newman, Justine Underhill and TD Ameritrade’s Lule Demmissie.
  • Yahoo Finance’s Nicole Sinclair also interviews ZAGG CEO, Randall Hales.

Yahoo Finance’s LIVE market market coverage and analysis of stocks and bonds begins each day at 11:45 am ET.
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Stocks on track for 3-day rally as S&P 500 makes new record high

LIVE: Are we in a #bitcoin bubble?

  • Stocks are slightly up at the midday mark, with the S&P 500 (^GSPC, SPY) making a new all-time high, and with the Dow Industrials (^DJI, DIA) and the Nasdaq (^IXIC, QQQ) chasing their all-time highs.
  • Alan Valdes, director of floor operations at Silverbear, joins us live from the New York Stock Exchange.
  • To discuss the other big stories of the day, Alexis Christoforous is joined by Yahoo Finance’s Rick Newman, Justine Underhill and Yahoo Finance tech critic David Pogue.
  • Yahoo Finance’s Dan Roberts also interviews Brian Cristiano, founder and CEO of BOLD Worldwide about the future of sports advertising.

Yahoo Finance’s LIVE market market coverage and analysis of stocks and bonds begins each day at 11:45 a.m. ET.
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Pop singer Adam Faith ‘spied on Fidel Castro for MI6’

  • It is claimed in a new book by David Courtney, whom Faith managed, that the singer told of being asked by MI6 to spy on Cuba’s communist leader, Fidel Castro, during a visit there in 1997.
  • Courtney, who also worked with Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, became a close friend of the star when he and Faith collaborated on Leo Sayer’s first album.
  • Courtney said Faith told him MI6 knew he had built business connections in Havana, and asked him to “basically spy on them in preparation for the post-Castro era”.
  • Faith had recalled being shown into a room where Castro was seated behind an ornate desk, telling Courtney: “He looked up at me and said: ‘I know you.’
  • Although Faith did not reveal what he had done for MI6, Courtney is convinced the former singer was telling the truth about Castro.

New book claims star was recruited to spy on communist leader when he visited Cuba in 1990s
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