Here is a rundown of Cheddar News' top market stories of the day. 


The price of bitcoin is back above $20,000 after months hovering around $16,000 per coin. This is still less than a third of cryptocurrency's peak of roughly $65,000 in 2021, but it does show that bitcoin has so far weathered the recent collapse of several large crypto exchanges. Crypto-related stocks were buoyed by the rally, and second-runner Ethereum is up more than 20 percent year-to-date, threatening to cross $1,500 for the first time since November.


TikTok parent company ByteDance is rolling out a $1.5 billion plan to reorganize its U.S. operations and increase transparency around its data-collecting, according to a Wall Street Journal article. The China-based company is looking to assuage federal regulators' concerns that Beijing can access U.S. TikTok users' data. Tiktok is also looking to convince the U.S. government that it can operate independently of its parent company. 


Electric vehicle sales now make up around 10 percent of global automotive sales, according to data provided to the Wall Street Journal. However, the U.S. continues to lag behind China and Europe when it comes to EV adoption. Just 5.8 percent of U.S. auto sales were electric vehicles in 2022, which is nonetheless more than double the previous year's percentage. 


In the West, China has long been synonymous with growth — both economically and demographically. But two official reports out of China Tuesday show that the country's reputation for constant expansion could be coming to an end. China recorded its first population drop in more than 70 years and its second-lowest growth rate in four decades. The country's economy grew around 3 percent in 2022, which is less than half what it achieved in 2021. 

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