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By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch

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Bitcoin /zigman2/quotes/31322028/realtime BTCUSD -3.38% /zigman2/quotes/31322028/realtime BTCUSD -3.38% dropped below $13,000, and Ripple coins are taking another hit.

Read: James Dimon’s many bitcoin moments of regret, in one chart

The chart

The Bloomberg report about China wanting to buy less bonds had an immediate impact on Treasurys, as this chart from Zero Hedge shows :

This tweet also tracked the action:

The buzz

Eastman Kodak /zigman2/quotes/205109646/composite KODK -13.71%  is soaring 71% in premarket trade. It s urged 119% Tuesday after the image-tech company said it will launch a cryptocurrency and begin a major blockchain initiative.

The battery-gate issue for Apple /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +3.03%  iPhones isn’t going away too soon, it seems. A U.S. senator is demanding the company answer new questions and French officials have opened an official probe.

Read: Here’s when history suggests Apple’s stock would be due for a pullback

Toyota /zigman2/quotes/200537742/composite TM -2.24%   /zigman2/quotes/203803129/delayed JP:7203 +0.24%  and Mazda /zigman2/quotes/204777714/delayed JP:7261 +0.63%  plan to build a $1.6 billion assembly plant in Alabama.

Two big Chinese smartphone makers are worried about price hikes if chip makers Broadcom /zigman2/quotes/200646538/composite AVGO -1.32%  and Qualcomm /zigman2/quotes/206679220/composite QCOM +1.11%  end up tying the knot.

A Federal judge has temporarily blocked the Trump administration from ending the so-called “Dreamers” program.

On the economic docket, updates on import prices and wholesale inventories are slated for release this morning.

The stat


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Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams at the premiere "All The Money In The World" in December.

$1.5 million — that’s the size of the paycheck actor Mark Walhberg’s talent agency reportedly negotiated for the actor to reshoot scenes in “All the Money in the World.” It’s getting some ugly press, given his co-star Michelle Williams got just $80 a day. — less than 1% of Wahlberg’s take-home.

The agency negotiated the deal for Wahlberg — seen as Hollywood’s highest-paid actor — after lead Kevin Spacey was replaced amid misconduct allegations.

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Barbara Kollmeyer is an editor for MarketWatch in Madrid. Follow her on Twitter @bkollmeyer.

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