New Home Sales were released yesterday, showing a new seasonally-adjusted post-crisis high. To be sure, sales are still well off the bubble highs, but they are back to roughly average for the period prior to the bubble. Source: Investing.com
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Italian auction house Sant’Agostino said on Wednesday that bidders at its next sale will be able to settle up in Bitcoin, a world first according to the auctioneers. Early next week, around 600 Italian and foreign design objects, mostly pieces of furniture, will go under the hammer at Sant’Agostino and “Bitcoins will be accepted as payment”, the Turin auction house said in a statement. Source TheLocal
Pyongyang could stage an unprecedented strike on the US at an unexpected time, the North Korean state run news agency KCNA warned on Thursday. The threat came as the South Korean and US navies conduct massive joint drills amid increasing tensions over the north’s nuclear and missile ambitions. Source: Sputnik
US-led coalition says 87% of IS territory seized, over 6.5 million people liberated since 2014 on day of SDF’s third anniversary. Source: Middle East Online