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Keiser Report: American Empire Entering Decline (E1163)

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Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the proposal to send Erik Prince’s private army to secure the trillions of dollars worth of national resources of ... Afghanistan. And while the elite like Prince rig the system at the top to dole out free money for oligarchs, so too must the bottom 99% game the complex Obamacare system in order to get free healthcare. In the second hal... Read More
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European Central Bank keeps interest rates on hold

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Published on Dec 15, 2017Grant’s Interest Rate Observer editor Jim Grant on the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates and why he is concerned about the European Central Bank. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected C... Read More
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Stocks soar to records as tax plan is finalized

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Published on Dec 15, 2017FOX Business’ Charles Paynes reports on the leading market indicators that drove stocks to record highs. Category News & Politics License ... Read More
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Rizzo: Indicators hint Long Island to have merry holiday shopping season

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The holiday shopping season is critical for the retail sector, accounting for upwards of 20 percent of annual sales. National forecasts paint a fairly rosy picture for the upcoming season. Bain & Company, a leading management consulting firm, projects annual growth of 3.5 to 3.9 percent. This is slightly better than last year’s growth of 3.5 percent, and well above the average growth rate of 2.6 percent over the past 10 years. Low unemployment, confident consumers, and a soaring stock market all contribute to the favorable outlook. One can also anticipate a strong spending season here on Long Island, where the unemployment rate has been at or near full employment levels for many months and income levels are high relative to ... Read More
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This electric truck startup thinks it can beat Tesla to market

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A new electric truck startup came out of stealth this week to announce its plan to bring its heavy-duty electric vehicle to market before the Tesla Semi hits in 2019. Thor Trucks’ prototype, the ET-One, is a “Frankenstein” built from parts cobbled together from other tractor-trailers. It has a range of 300 miles, a full load capacity of 80,000 pounds, and will eventually retail for $150,000. It’s also working on a 100-mile-range version. It seems that ever... Read More
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Australian engineers design silicon-based quantum chip

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Engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have unveiled a new design for a silicon-based quantum computer processor. The design is built on existing semiconductor technology, with innovative architecture that allows for quantum calculations. The new chip design could represent a giant step forward in the quantum computing arena; not in the least because it can be manufactured in an existing semiconductor facility, as the design is based on complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology – the basis for all modern semiconductor chips. The silicon-based quantum chip incorporates a transistor-based control ... Read More
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The DeanBeat: How Canada’s game industry is thriving, one Cuphead at a time

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I spent a few days at the Montreal International Game Summit this week, where 2,600 game developers gathered to talk shop. It was, once again, a good place to visit to hear about what is going right with gaming. It was a change of pace to hear about how valuable gaming has become to a nation’s economy, and how it is also good, as one game developer put it, to be a “disciplined warrior of light and courage.” Amid a ten-degree Farenheit snowstorm and a lot of chatter about Donald Trump, the show went on. It opened with a ... Read More
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Reinventing The Cheese Wheel: From Farmhouse To Factory And Back Again

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Enlarge this image Bronwen (left) and Francis Percival in the pasture with cows. Their new book traces the transatlantic cheese wars that led to the rise of factory cheeses and loss of traditional varietals. They also look at the farmhouse cheesemakers working to restore that lost legacy. Jon Wyand... Read More
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Survey: New York manufacturers grows at slightly slower pace

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Factories in New York State grew more slowly this month as shipments rose and new orders slipped. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Friday that its Empire State Manufacturing index declined to 18 in December from 19.4 last month. The index is down from a three-year high of 30.2 last month. Still, any reading over zero signals growth. The index is watched closely by economists because it provides a first look at the health of U.S. manufacturing each month. A measure of shipments increased at a faster pace in December, while a gauge of new orders rose at a slightly slower pace. Hiring slipped but remained positive. U.S. factories are benefiting from solid global growth and a cheaper dollar, which makes U.S. goo... Read More
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The Best Hybrid Bike

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The market for performance hybrids is huge: Nationwide surveys note that the number of people in cities large and small who take up riding to work is increasing by 7.5 percent per year, and, according to a US Department of Transportation report from 2009, 75 percent of bike commuters ride about five miles per trip. Still, we’ve found no publication, online or print, that does any kind of ... Read More
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Airbus CEO to step down after contract ends; COO on the way out

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PARIS — The head of Airbus will leave the European aircraft manufacturer in February, while the chief executive of the parent company will not seek a renewal when his contract ends in 2019, Airbus said Friday. “The board of directors of Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has decided on a series of executive changes that ensure an orderly succession in the executive leadership of Airbus,” the company said in a statement. Chi... Read More
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GOP tax reform planned viewed positively by the Fed: Plosser

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Published on Dec 15, 2017Former Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser on the outlook for Federal Reserve policy and the potential impact of the Republican tax reform plan. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captionin... Read More
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India’s import tax hike on electronics could hurt Apple most

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(Reuters) — India has increased the import tax on dozens of electronic products such as mobile phones and television sets, a government statement said, to help curb supplies from overseas and build up the domestic industry. The rise in tax from 10 percent to 15 percent on handsets will make imports of phones – including most of Apple’s iPhone models – more expensive at a time the company’s revenue growth is slowing in India’s $10 billion smartphone market. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a flagship Make-in-India program to expand the domestic industrial base, and one of the areas showing success is electronics. Pankaj Mohindroo, president of the Indian Cellular Association, said on Frid... Read More
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The Hard Math Behind Bitcoin’s Global Warming Problem

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Let me freak you out for a second. You know what bitcoin is, right? I mean, no, but quickly, it’s a “cryptocurrency” that’s basically secret computer money. One bitcoin, which doesn’t actually have a real, physical form, is worth at this moment upwards of $16,000. But to get one, you either have to buy them from online exchanges or use specialized computing hardware to “mine” it. That last bit is where the freak-out comes in. In a report last week, the cryptocurrency website Digiconomics ... Read More
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Retailers Hope For Strong Holiday Season As November Sales Beat Expectations

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Enlarge this image Shoppers fill a Walmart on Thanksgiving day in Bentonville, Ark. Sales in November were up from last year. Gunnar Rathbun/AP hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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Who will reap the wealth of the GOP corporate tax cut?

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Published on Dec 14, 2017The corporate tax rate is set to drop 14 percent under the new tax bill. Will big businesses invest more in American plants and factories? What will it mean for American workers? Economics correspondent Paul Solman breaks down the numbers. Category License Standard YouTu... Read More
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How bots are manipulating cryptocurrency prices

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The cryptocurrency market has grown exponentially this year, with a current market cap of $440 billion at time of writing. The largest cryptocurrency is, of course, Bitcoin, which has gone up 1,500 percent year to date and trades a daily notional value of over $10 billion. But how much of this trading is attributed to real, human buyers, and how much of it is automated? As it turns out, bots may make account for a large part of short-term holdings. Worse, bot trading could be freely manipulating the market, artificially inflating prices and causing individual investors to overpay on their executed trades. What is a bot? A bot is an automated trader that buys and sells automatically, usually in the short-term market... Read More
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Spotify’s valuation jumps 20% to $19 billion in private trading

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(Reuters) — The value of music streaming service Spotify, which is planning a stock market listing, has grown around 20 percent to at least $19 billion in the past few months, outperforming U.S. and European tech indexes, sources familiar with the matter said. The most recent private trades in the Swedish company have taken place at above $4,000 per share according to sources. One of the sources said the recent trades were at a record-high of $4,200, valuing the firm at $19 billion or more. That compares to around $16 billion earlier this autumn. Spotify is aiming to file its intention to float with U.S. regulators toward the end of this year, sources said. Also supporting perceptions of Spotify’s... Read More
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New-to-Export? Find the Right Export Market with Our New Video Series

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By Curt Cultice, Senior Communications Specialist, and Jennifer Stone Marshall, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service. Many U.S companies—particularly small and medium-sized businesses—don’t export because they believe it’s too burdensome, or don’t know where to start. How about your company?  Are you leaving money on the table by not selling to the 95 percent of world consumers who live outside of the United States? We can help you find the right export market. The internet, improved logistics options, and the array of available export assistance through the U.S. Commercial Service and federal, state and local partners... Read More
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Ample tax cuts for business, wealthy in new GOP tax accord

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Generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans would be delivered in a sweeping overhaul of the tax laws, under a new agreement crafted by Republicans in Congress. Middle- and low-income families would receive smaller tax cuts, though President Donald Trump and Republican leaders have billed the package as a huge benefit for the middle class. The agreement reached Wednesday by House and Senate GOP leaders also calls for scrapping a major tax requirement of the “Obamacare” health law, a step toward the ultimate GOP goal of unraveling the law. The agreement combines key elements of separate tax bills recently passed by the House and Senate, striking compromises on some of them. The Republicans are pushing... Read More
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Cloud computing in 2018: what the future holds

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Cloud computing is now so ubiquitous that it could deservedly just be called ‘computing.’ As it continues to dominate the entire landscape of technology and computing, it is difficult to assess where it is headed. Those in the know, the industry insiders, give that their best shot here.  Chip Childers, CTO of Cloud Foundry Foundation We are shifting to a “cloud-first” world more and more. Even with private data centres, the use of cloud technologies is changing how we think about infrastructure, application platforms and software development. While it was useful to have the term “cloud computing” as a way to distinguish self-service, API addressable technologie... Read More
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Fed’s Janet Yellen calls bitcoin a ‘highly speculative’ asset

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Published on Dec 14, 2017The Wall Street Journal Global Economics Editor Jon Hilsenrath on the Federal Reserve's economic outlook and Fed Chair Janet Yellen's comments on bitcoin. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captio... Read More
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This Mouse Swallows Part Of A Fox: Disney Buys Much of Murdoch Empire

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Enlarge this image Rupert Murdoch is selling off TV and entertainment assets at 21st Century Fox as he faces deep-pocketed competitors and tensions between his sons. Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption ... Read More
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Fed economic growth projections for 2018 too timid?

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Published on Dec 14, 2017B. Riley FBR Chief Market Strategist Art Hogan on the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates and their outlook for the economy. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: I THOUGHT... Read More
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The Alabama Senate Election Was Decided 100 Million Years Ago

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They say victory has a hundred fathers, and Doug Jones' upset win in the Alabama Senate race Tuesday night is no exception. Maybe it was the mounting accusations of child molestation facing Republican opponent Roy Moore that sealed Jones' victory. Maybe this was just the latest swell in the blue wave that washed over Virginia last month. Maybe it was the work of a small, but mighty, group of Jones volunteers who ran an expansive ground game. Or maybe, it wa... Read More
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Unhappy 10th Anniversary, Great Recession. You Still Hurt Us

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Enlarge this image Job seekers line up to enter a career fair in Los Angeles, on Dec. 1, 2010. At the peak of the recession, the unemployment rate hit 10 percent. It's now 4.1 percent. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption ... Read More
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Fed chief gives upbeat view of economy after raising interest rates

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Published on Dec 13, 2017The Federal Reserve raised interest rates Wednesday for the third time this year. SVP and chief financial analyst for Bankrate.com Greg McBride joins CBSN to discuss what the rate hikes mean for consumers. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Fed Boosts Interest Rate For Third Time in 2017

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The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the third time this year and foresees three additional hikes in 2018, a vote of confidence that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing 8½ years after the end of the Great Recession. (Dec 13)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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How AI will continue its journey into the mainstream in 2018

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Artificial intelligence had something of a coming out party in 2017. While some intense sensationalization of AI persisted throughout the year, progress was made to help people understand the realities of AI-driven technologies and applications that guide several aspects of their personal digital lives. The inner workings of AI technologies and how they make decisions, however, remained a ... Read More
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Dow closes at record after Fed raises rates

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Published on Dec 13, 2017The Price Futures Group’s Phil Flynn and Nuveen Chief Investment Strategist Brian Nick discuss how the Federal Reserve’s rate hikes may impact the market. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Ca... Read More
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Joe Minarik on the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates

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Published on Dec 13, 2017CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke to Joe Minarik, senior VP and director of Research at the Committee for Economic Development about the Federal Reserve's decision to raise its benchmark rate. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Trump administration calls for U.S. government to adopt cloud services

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(Reuters) — The White House said Wednesday the U.S. government needs a major overhaul of information technology systems and should take steps to better protect data and accelerate efforts to use cloud-based technology. “Difficulties in agency prioritization of resources in support of IT modernization, ability to procure services quickly, and technical issues have resulted in an unwieldy and out-of-date federal IT infrastructure,” the White House said in a report. The report outlined a timeline over the next year for IT reforms and a detailed implementation plan. The report said one unnamed cloud-based email provider has agreed to assist in keeping track of government spending on cloud-based email migration.... Read More
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Fed’s Yellen: Inflation has continued to run below our 2 percent objective

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Published on Dec 13, 2017Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses the central bank's decision to raise the benchmark interest rate and gives an economic forecast. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: TO RUN ... Read More
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Fed’s Yellen: Continue to expect economy will expand at ‘moderate pace’

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Published on Dec 13, 2017Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses the central bank's decision to raise the benchmark interest rate and gives an economic forecast. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: FAVORAB... Read More
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Full Employment: Are We There Yet?

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Enlarge this image NPR Today's Planet Money indicator is 4.55 percent. The Federal Reserve said just this afternoon that the American economy is at full employment when the unemployment rate is 4.55 percent. The Fed updates this estimate every few months. And for years, it's been getting the number wrong. Today on the show, what is full employment, why... Read More
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Stocks continue to hit records as some wonder if big growth can continue

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Published on Dec 13, 2017Pelosky Global Strategies founder Jay Pelosky and Maxfunds.com co-founder Jonas Max Ferris discuss whether a record-setting stock market and economic growth can continue into 2018. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Federal Reserve raises rates by quarter percentage point

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Published on Dec 13, 2017Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses the central bank's decision to raise the benchmark interest rate by a quarter percentage point. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: >>... Read More
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Why did the Fed raise rates?

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Published on Dec 13, 2017Digital Risk Managing Partner Jeff Taylor and Surevest Managing Partner Rob Luna discuss the Federal Reserve's decision to raise the benchmark rate by a quarter point. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected ... Read More
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Levy: What started in Patchogue is now mainstream

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At the Vision Long Island Smart Growth Summit last week I was asked by a reporter to provide advice to incoming Nassau executive Laura Curran’s transition team. The conversation made me reflect upon my own transitioning before I took office as Suffolk executive in 2004. It was there I decided I wanted to merge the county’s housing division with the Economic Development Department. I appointed the former head of the Long Island Housing Partnership, Jim Morgo, to head the new department. We created a vision that centered downtown redevelopment upon an infusion of new, vibrant workforce housing to be built in the vicinity of the walkable Main Street corridor. By the time we took the reins in January, I had already given th... Read More
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Fed boosts benchmark rate for third time this year

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The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the third time this year and foresees three additional hikes in 2018, a vote of confidence that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing 8½ years after the end of the Great Recession. The Fed announced Wednesday that it’s lifting its short-term rate by a modest quarter-point to a still-low range of 1.25 percent to 1.5 percent. It is also continuing to slowly shrink its bond portfolio. Together, the two steps could lead over time to higher loan rates for consumers and businesses and slightly better returns for savers. The central bank said in a statement after its latest policy meeting that it expects the job market and the economy to strengthen further. Partly as ... Read More
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3 alternative funding models that could help Heartland startups

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The Dow Jones may be at an all-time high, but entrepreneurial activity in the United States is close to a 40-year low. According to the Kauffman Foundation’s 2017 State of Entrepreneurship report, many startups face serious barriers because they are run by women or people of color. Geography also plays a part. According to the Economic Innovation Group, 50 percent of firms created since the great recession were built in just 5 (large, wealthy) counties. Why? One big reason: the mathematics of venture capital. Over the past... Read More
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Fed Raises Interest Rates Again As Economy Rolls On

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Enlarge this image Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who will step down in February, has said she thinks the forces that have been holding inflation down are temporary and that she expects it will soon be on the rise again. Zach Gibson/Getty Images ... Read More
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French lawmaker warns over judging the budget by its cover

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PARIS ― Deep doubts loom over the French defense budget despite what appears as good news for future spending on the military, said François Cornut-Gentille, a member of Parliament in the lower house National Assembly. “The defense budget looks positive, but in reality there is great uncertainty,” he told a defense journalists association on Dec. 13. Cornut-Gentille sits on the Finance Committee and specializes in the defense sector. ... Read More
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GOP Lawmakers Agree On Final Tax Package, Hatch Says

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Enlarge this image Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, arrives as the tax-writing panel began work on overhauling the nation's tax code on Nov. 13. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption toggle caption J. Scott Applewh... Read More
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9 Ways You Might be Wasting Time in Your Dealership

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The classic formula for success in the auto retail world is changing. Margin compression is forcing dealers to rethink their strategies, and selling more cars to make more money simply isn't working anymore. If your dealership is experiencing the effects of margin compression, now is the time to rethink your business' internal processes. Here are 9 ways you might be wasting time in your dealership. 1. Trying to combat shrinking margins by selling more carsLearn 7 solutions to margin compression with our Ebook, "7 Solutions to Margin Compression"Selling cars has always been the goal, so when bottom lines begin to shrink, the d... Read More
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GOP tax plan trims top rate for wealthy, cuts corporate rate

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A massive Republican tax package swiftly taking shape would pull down the top tax rate for wealthy Americans to 37 percent and slash the tax rate for corporations to a level slightly above what businesses and conservatives wanted. Republicans in Congress rushed Tuesday toward a deal. Lawmakers and aides labored at a fevered pace to blend separate tax bills that were passed recently by the House and Senate. The Republican goal is to deliver to President Donald Trump the first major rewrite of the U.S. tax system in more than three decades. GOP lawmakers hope to finalize blended legislation no later than Friday, vote next week and deliver the package of steep tax cuts for corporations and more modest cuts for families to the ... Read More
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Kasisto Announces $17 Million in Series B Funding led by Oak HC/FT

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New funding to drive expansion and launch of new AI-powered conversational products for financial services organizations NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 13, 2017– Kasisto, creators of KAI, the leading conversational AI platform for finance, today announced a $17 million Series B funding round led by ... Read More
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Should the Fed take it slow in 2018 with three rate hikes?

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Published on Dec 13, 2017Brandywine GLOBAL portfolio manager Jack McIntyre on the outlook for Federal Reserve policy and the state of the markets. Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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LinkedIn hosted jihadist lectures, Blair institute reveals

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Lectures by a radical Islamist cleric linked to the 9/11 attacks and other jihadist content have been discovered on LinkedIn.The business-focused social network was alerted to the issue after an investigation by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.The Microsoft-owned business has since removed the material.But it faces criticism for not having taken a more proactive stance ahead of the discovery.According to the former prime minister's research body - whose remit includes counter-extremism - some of the documents had been on LinkedIn for eight years.The researcher who ma... Read More
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Blockchains are the new fraud fighters

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Presented by Aston Fraud is rampant. For example, health care fraud in the U.S. is in the tens of billions of dollars, according to various estimates, and that number is growing. While cutting elsewhere, the Trump administration requested $70 million to combat health care fraud in its latest budget, based on the drag on the economy. “A ... Read More
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Small business looking for tax reform clarity

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Published on Dec 13, 2017Bankrate.com chief financial analyst Greg McBride discusses the impact of Federal Reserve policy and potential tax reform on small business. Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Captioning Detected within this Vid... Read More
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How Social Research Is Evolving in the Digital World

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Figuring out how human beings do human things is one of the most exciting things that science—psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology—can do. It’s also one of the hardest. Reliable, meaningful methods that distill real-world behavior into experimental variables have been, let’s say, elusive. That might be part of the reason the “reproducibility crisis,” concerns about the validity of some scientific findings because of statistica... Read More
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Japanese retail investors are major force in Bitcoin boom

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(Reuters) – Japan’s army of retail investors, no strangers to high risk bets in the past, have emerged as a major force in bitcoin’s spectacular rally, now accounting for an estimated 30-50 percent of trading in the cryptocurrency as it spikes to record highs. Once skeptics, Japanese retail investors have been attracted by the digital currency’s volatility and inefficiencies in pricing that create opportunities to make money on arbitrage between exchanges. “When I first heard about the bitcoin a few years ago, I thought it was a fraud,” said Yoshinori Kobayashi, 39, a former stock trader who took up bitcoin trading two-and-a-half years ago. “But I tried it out after I had come to know some peop... Read More
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No. 265: Santa snickers, the Manufacturing Task Force Awakens and the Golden Globes go to…

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Gut Yontiff: “Good holiday,” for our non-Yiddish speaking readers, and a Happy Hanukkah to all. Adam Sandler’s “eight crazy nights” – the Jewish Festival of Lights commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the circa-160 B.C. Maccabean Revolt – commenced Tuesday evening. A big date for breakthroughs: The dry dock (1816), the ice cream cone (1903), the first fully automated photographic film developer (1928) and the fathometer (also 1928), which measures underwater depth, were all patented on Dec. 13. See, that’s the kind of stuff we love to hear about at ... Read More
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A New Leader for Central Park

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Mr. Blonsky said she had “incredible passion for the park,” and the current parks commissioner, Mitchell J. Silver, said that “she knows the park system and she knows Central Park quite well.” He added, “She is a genius at public-private partnerships” like the conservancy.Mark Levine, the chairman of the City Council Committee on Parks and Recreation, said he was a “big fan” of Ms. Smith.... Read More
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Jim Simons, the Numbers King

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A visit to a scientific-research center usually begins at a star professor’s laboratory that is abuzz with a dozen postdocs collaborating on various experiments. But when I recently toured the Flatiron Institute, which formally opened in September, in lower Manhattan, I was taken straight to a computer room. The only sound came from a susurrating climate-control system. I was surrounded by rows of black metal cages outfitted, from floor to ceiling, with black metal shelves filled with black server nodes: boxes with small, twinkling lights and protruding multicolored wires. Tags dangled from some of the wires, notes that the tech staff had written to themselves. I realized that I’d seen... Read More
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Ophelia Dahl’s National Health Service

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In many ways, life in Great Missenden was idyllic, bucolic, sweet. The author Roald Dahl and the movie star Patricia Neal called their cottage there, in the rolling English countryside of Buckinghamshire, Gipsy House, because they’d parked a bright-blue caravan in the garden for their four children to play in, and because there was a freewheeling spirit to the place. A dozen people might show up for dinner on any given night; Neal would frequently be on her way to the United States to shoot a film; Dahl wrote his famous children’s books in a little hut—his “nest”—at the edge of the garden, surrounded by the roses and rhododendrons he liked to tend. “It was a very unmanufactur... Read More
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The Shift: I Was Wrong About Bitcoin. Here’s Why.

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“The disparity between virtually no merchant acceptance and Bitcoin’s rapid appreciation is striking,” a team of Morgan Stanley economists wrote earlier this year.As it turns out, while few people want to use Bitcoin as a currency, plenty want to treat it as an investable security, similar to gold or silver, especially while the price keeps rising.I assumed that the blockchain would eclipse Bitcoin itself.One... Read More
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Bitcoin Is Soaring. Here’s Why It’s Not Ready for the Big Time

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“To the moon!” The phrase is the battle cry of true believers in cryptocurrency bitcoin—and charts of its price in recent weeks point directly heavenward. Yet beyond a batch of newly minted crypto-millionaires, the digital asset’s recent bull run has also exposed long-standing weakness in the underlying technology that could crimp bitcoin’s long-term viability. Bitcoin was a gift to the world from Satoshi Nakamoto, a pseudonymous person or persons who laid out the design in a 2008 white paper. The paper complained that conventional financial institutio... Read More
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Cuphead developers bet everything on a 1930s-cartoon-style game

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Studio MDHR has sold an estimated 1.5 million copies of Cuphead for the PC and Xbox One since the challenging run-and-gun game debuted on September 29. It’s a surprise hit of the fall, made by a family-run company whose leaders mortgaged their homes to finish it. Chad, Jared, and Maja Moldenhauer of Studio MDHR talked about making Cuphead and the reaction to it in the opening fireside chat at the ... Read More
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Low-wage workers drive the global AI labor market

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Artificial intelligence will be one of the key drivers of the economic growth in the next few years. But what will drive the AI industry itself? Some consider AI technologies a secret weapon of a few high-paid engineers. In fact, the success of an AI solution is mainly defined by the low-paid workers in developing countries. Here’s why. Who holds the keys By 2025, AI technologies and AI-driven services will become a nearly ... Read More
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Dems say Trump’s tweets about Gillibrand sexist, crude

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Plowing into the sexual harassment debate in a big way, President Donald Trump laced into Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, tweeting that the New York Democrat would come to his office “begging” for campaign contributions and “do anything” to get them. Democrats accused the president of making crude insinuations. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who had called for Trump’s resignation a day earlier because of allegations of sexual misconduct, called Trump’s attack a “sexist smear attempting to silence my voice.” “I will not be silenced on this issue,” Gillibrand insisted. “Neither will the women who stood up to the president yesterday,” referring to women who have accused the president of sexual misconduct. ... Read More
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Waste Not, Want Not: Drink Beer To Feed Fish And Help Save The Planet

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Enlarge this image Forage fish like these at a Chilean processing plant are often used for fish meal used in aquaculture. But critics consider this inefficient and wasteful and worry it could deplete fish populations. Now several companies are developing protein substitutes to replace fish meal. Julio Etchart/ullstein bild via Getty Images ... Read More
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Not all of our self-driving cars will be electrically powered — here’s why

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Hybrid or electric? That’s the big question in current self-driving car development. Do you build your autonomous vehicles to run purely on battery technology, or can some hybrid of gasoline and electric suffice? Some automakers are already staking out their positions, and as self-driving cars move closer to reality, it’s quickly becoming a hotly debated question that doesn’t lend itself to an easy answer. In an investor call last week, General Motors reaffirmed its commitment to battery-electric propulsion. “Zero emissions. Zero crashes. Zero congestion” was the message delivered by GM CEO Mary Barra, as the company offered journalists their first rides in the battery-electric Chevy Bolts outfitt... Read More
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Apps for tracking your finances

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Money management can be challenging for a lot of people and poor financial planning can bury you in a lot of debt. CNET section editor Dan Ackerman joins CBSN to discuss the best apps to use to help track your finances.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Dutch police will stop using drone-hunting eagles since they weren’t doing what they’re told

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Last year, police in the Netherlands were ready to deploy a team of eagles to take down rogue drones. Now the police say they’ve stopped using the birds because training them is more expensive and complicated than they anticipated, reports Nos, as spotted by ... Read More
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Following the developing Iranian cyberthreat

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Iran is one of the leading cyberspace adversaries of the United States. It emerged as a cyberthreat a few years later than Russia and China and has so far demonstrated less skill. Nevertheless, it has conducted several highly damaging cyberattacks and become a major threat that ... Read More
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Fraud detection startup Simility raises $17.5 million from Accel, PayPal, others

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Simility, which develops a fraud detection platform that uses machine learning, has announced a $17.5 million round of funding led by Accel, with participation from new strategic investor PayPal. Existing investors The Valley Fund and Trinity Ventures also contributed. Founded in 2014, Palo Alto-based Simility is one of a number of companies using machine learning to help those working in the fraud detection realm collect and analyze data. Simility’s software is aimed at companies of all sizes, from enterprises to SMBs, and is designed to prevent various kinds of fraud. This includes account takeover (ATO) fraud, whereby someone tries to gain access to another person’s online ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Plan To Transform Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Grid To Withstand Future Storms And Utilize Modern Grid Technologies

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Puerto Rico Energy Resiliency Working Group Provides Recommendations to Restore Puerto Rico and Implement the Build Back Better Plan. Albany, NY - December 12, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Governor Ricardo Rosselló today announced a plan to rebuild and transform Puerto Rico's electric power system, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Maria in September. The envisioned system will be more resilient, efficient, advanced, and less dependent on fossil fuel imports that cost Puerto Ricans more than $2 billion annually. "In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in New York, a plan was immediately p... Read More
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Burn Out

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When Faraday Future emerged from stealth mode in 2015, it promised to transform the car industry with an American-made luxury electric vehicle that would someday be fully autonomous, maybe even sold through a subscription service. As we learned at ... Read More
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My technology predictions for 2018

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Every year about this time, we gaze into crystal balls to divine the future of our industry – or at least where it’s headed over the next 365 days. The result is often a triumph of incrementalism: we predict that we will get more of what we already have. The truth is, technology isn’t as revolutionary as we often think – and commenting on incremental changes alone may not help us understand what lies ahead. Along with a few near-term predictions – so hard to resist – I’d also like to make some predictions not just about technology per se, but about related changes to organizations, processes, and the cultures around them. Here’s my main prediction: By 2030 what we’ve come to know as “IT” today will be virtual... Read More
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Technology predictions for 2018 and beyond

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Every year about this time, we gaze into crystal balls to divine the future of our industry – or at least where it’s headed over the next 365 days. The result is often a triumph of incrementalism: we predict that we will get more of what we already have. The truth is, technology isn’t as revolutionary as we often think – and commenting on incremental changes alone may not help us understand what lies ahead. Along with a few near-term predictions – so hard to resist – I’d also like to make some predictions not just about technology per se, but about related changes to organizations, processes, and the cultures around them. Here’s my main prediction: By 2030 what we’ve come to know as “IT” today will be virtual... Read More
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6 months on, Bancor explains what happened after its $153 million ICO

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It was a landmark event. Earlier this year, Bancor raised an eye-watering $153 million through its ICO. What got everyone fired up about Bancor? The company promised that it could enable smart tokens to serve as legitimate currency. In other words, Bancor addressed the need for a smart token standard to link all cryptocurrencies together into an autonomous and decentralized liquidity network. Six months after that meteoric raise — one that set the tone for ICOs going forward — what has happened at Bancor, and what has the team learned? T... Read More
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GTA Online’s massive new heist is the game’s biggest update yet

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Grand Theft Auto V hasn’t received the same kind of meaty single-player expansions as its predecessors, but there’s a good reason: GTA Online. The game’s multiplayer mode has received a wealth of updates since its 2013 debut, ranging from new weapons and vehicles to expansions that change the structure of the game. Now, four years after its debut, GTA Online is getting what Rockstar describes as its biggest update yet in the... Read More
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World’s First Equity-Linked Token, Finova Financial’s JCO to be Available through WeFunder Crowdfunding Platform

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Partnership with WeFunder Opens Door to Other Companies Interested in Using New JCO Model that Merges Blockchain, Crypto, and Crowdfunding WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 12, 2017– Finova Financial, a digital financial services provider transforming the future of global banking, announced today that it is partnering with crowdfunding platform WeFunder to make Finova’s ... Read More
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Busted by FSB: Suspects of ISIS bomb plot targeting Russian 2018 presidential election arrested

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Source: FSBFootage released by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) on Tuesday, shows a special operation on the neutralisation of a suspected militant group in the Moscow Region. Reportedly, the group planned to conduct militant attacks using suicide bombers during the New Year holidays as well as presidential elections in March, 2018. The group, based in the Odintsovo district, was reportedly financed from abroad. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8uix... Read More
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FCC Plan to Kill Net Neutrality Rules Could Hurt Students

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Nichole Williams needed a career reboot. After more than a decade as a web designer in Atlanta, she felt her career was moving backward. She knew she needed to expand her programming skills to stay relevant in the field, so she signed up for Thinkful, an online-education startup that pairs students with one-on-one mentors who work with them over video-chat connections to help them learn to code. Video plays a growing role in the education of students like Williams who turn to videoconferencing, streaming lectures, and other forms of high-tech distance learning to complete or extend their educations. But the ... Read More
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All dressed up, and somewhere to go at LIU Post

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Christmas is coming early to Long Island University, which is receiving not one but two special gifts this week. LIU Post’s College of Management is slated to taken possession of 25 top-of-the-line mannequins created by Ralph Pucci International, a New York City designer known internationally for its furniture, fine art and distinctive, pliable, anatomically proportionate mannequins, among other top-drawer offerings. The mannequins, donated by the ... Read More
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It’s time for businesses to act ‘intelligently artificial’

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Technology loves a good bit of shorthand, the shorter the better. Which is why, as we collectively try to wrap our heads around the confusing mass that is automation, robotics, machine learning, chatbots, et al., we grasp gratefully at the two letters “A” and “I” and slap them together on anything that moves. AI, or artificial intelligence, is used in common parlance to refer to anything from an in-car telematics unit to the Bluetooth speaker squatting on your kitchen counter. Yet “true” artificial intelligence bears little resemblance to the things we... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening Of Digital Command Center To Monitor NYPA Power Plant Operations, Encourage Energy Innovation

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Center is Latest Example of Governor Cuomo's Investment in Clean Energy Technology and Innovation and Advances State's Goal for NYPA to Become Nation's First All-Digital Utility. Albany, NY - December 11, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of a new, cutting-edge digitized power asset monitoring and diagnostic center at the New York Power Authority's headquarters in White Plains. The initiative is a major milestone in the Governor's Reforming the Energy Vision strategy to build an energy system that is cleaner, more resilient and affordable and is part of the Governor's investment in clean energy technology and innovation. The new ... Read More
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Trump to pitch tax plan; Treasury offers rosy estimate

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday will try to sell the American people on an unpopular Republican tax overhaul that his administration claims will generate a large part of $1.8 trillion in new revenue — a figure that a top Democratic lawmaker dismissed as “fake math.”The White House said Monday that Trump’s pitch will focus on how the GOP tax reform plan will lead to a brighter future for taxpayers and their families, according to spokeswoman Lindsay Walters. House and Senate negotiators are rushing to finalize a bill and deliver the measure to Trump before Christmas. Trump and Republican leaders in Congress have promoted the massive tax plan by promising the tax cuts will boost the economy. Public polling... Read More
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Hackers hit key ATM network in crime spree that clears $10 million

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Enlarge / A timeline of MoneyTaker hacking group.Group-IB A previously undetected hacker group has netted around $10 million in heists on at least 20 companies, in some cases by targeting the transfer networks banks use to transfer money, a Moscow-based security firm said Monday. Members of the MoneyTaker group, named after a piece of custom malware it uses, started its heist spree no later than May 2016. That's when it penetrated an unname... Read More
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Bots are poised to take over the travel industry

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It’s been a long time coming for road warriors — artificial intelligence is finally infiltrating the travel industry, and it’s bringing a host of new conveniences and capabilities with it. From personalized recommendations and booking to digital concierge service, here’s how AI will help make traveling a little less hectic. Plan your next vacation through bots AI stands to make a big impact in travel planning. Airlines and travel agencies alike use chatbots to automate the booking process and answer questions without involving an actual agent. And if an agent is needed, AI-powered apps can make smart suggestions based on context to ... Read More
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Fed set to raise rates as Yellen gives final news conference

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Investors seem certain about this: The Federal Reserve is going to raise interest rates this week for the third time this year. They’re less sure about what the central bank might have in store for 2018, and they will look to Janet Yellen’s final news conference as Fed chair Wednesday for any clues. Will the Fed’s policymaking change once Yellen steps down in February and is succeeded by Jerome Powell? Powell was a Yellen ally who backed her cautious stance toward rate hikes in his five years on the Fed’s board. Yet no one can know how his leadership or rate policy might depart from hers. What’s more, Powell will be joined by several new Fed board members who, like him, are being chosen by President Donald ... Read More
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Flying cars don’t exist yet, but one company already wants to race them in the desert

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An Australian startup called Alauda came out of stealth mode this week to announce its plans to host the world’s first “flying car” race in 2019. It built its own scaled-down prototype, a racecar-shaped quadcopter called the Alauda Mark 1 Airspeeder, that it plans on testing in 2018. And naturally it’s taken to Kickstarter to raise money to fund all its efforts. It’s a twist on the typical story we hear these days about flying cars. While most engineers and developers think the only possible use case for these vertical take-off and landing vehicles (VTOLs) — which are really just oversized drones, when you think about it — is some sort of... Read More
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Talk of a bubble intensifies as price of bitcoin soars

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Is bitcoin in a bubble? The price of bitcoin has been soaring this year, and last week alone it jumped from $11,000 to well over $17,000, according to Coindesk. It started the year below $1,000. That rocketing level of appreciation smells a lot like an irrational investor mania to many economists and financial pros, the kind that sent prices for unprofitable startup internet companies soaring in the dot-com boom. Those prices eventually came crashing down. “We saw this in the 1990s,” says Barry Ritholtz, chairman and chief investment officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management. “Any of those things sound familiar? ‘This is unique, this will change everything?'” Like many others in finance, Ritholtz expects... Read More
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Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Start the countdown clock on a momentous two weeks for President Donald Trump and the GOP-run Congress. Republicans are determined to deliver the first revamp of the nation’s tax code in three decades and prove they can govern after their failure to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care law this past summer. Voters who will decide which party holds the majority in next year’s midterms elections are watching. ... Read More
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University of Georgia, Army Cyber Command eye partnerships

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The University of Georgia and the U.S. Army’s Cybersecurity Command could soon be exchanging students and workers. A civilian Army official, Ronald Pontius, says the command would take up University of Georgia Vice President for Research David Lee’s offer during a UGA conference on informatics, or big data. Pontius is deputy to the commanding general of the U.S. Army Cyber Command, The Athens Banner-Herald... Read More
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IBM launches Bot Asset Exchange for enterprise developers

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IBM today announced two new ways for developers to quickly get things done, with the launch of code patterns and IBM Bot Asset Exchange. Code patterns were made for quickly launching projects in areas like AI, blockchain, and cloud computing. Each package comes with a one-click GitHub repository, documentation, and a collection of resources to get the job done. More than 120 code patterns are available at launch. The IBM Bot Asset Exchange is a place for third-party developers to share and build upon bots powered by IBM Watson Conversation Service. The exchange launches with more than 60 conversational interfaces in categories ... Read More
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Microsoft commits $50 million more to its AI for Earth program

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Microsoft has announced an expansion to its AI for Earth program, as the company commits a further $50 million to organizations that are working toward solving the climate change crisis. The tech giant first announced AI for Earth back in June, an initiative that promised to provide a bunch of cloud-based tools and AI services to organizations looking to tackle problems relating to climate change. At the time, Microsoft said it was putting $2 million into the program, in addition to other add-ons such as providing training on the ... Read More
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European Business Summit chief: The EU defense market — a sea serpent becoming reality?

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If the defense sector has always been of crucial importance for the European project, the establishment of a common defense market has presented itself as a struggle. Ever since the era of the Cold War and the failure of the European Defence Community to fully emerge, the shadow of a common defense market has not ceased haunting its Brussels offices. Yet, nowadays, some encouraging developments must be highlighted, notably the signature of 23 member states as part of a joint notification on Permanent Structured Cooperation, or PES... Read More
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How Much for That Tree? $35 in Harlem, or $135 in SoHo

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The parks department also auctions the rights to sell at some of the city’s most coveted locations. Vendors can bid on five-year contracts for one of 18 sites in parks or playgrounds.The most sought-after spots in high-end neighborhoods have created notorious price wars among vendors plotting to o... Read More
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This week in Congress: Closing in on 2018

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With a government shutdown averted until Dec. 22, lawmakers will shift their attention this week to a host of other business they hope to complete before the end of the year. At the top of that list will be reconciling the House and Senate tax reform plans, work that is expected to include tense negotiations between the separate chambers’ Republican leaders. Meanwhile, congressional committees awaiting word on a defense spending bu... Read More
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What hardware investors want to see in 2018 (and what they don’t)

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As hardware startup investors, we spend a good part of our lives looking at hardware projects and predicting winners and losers. Naturally, we’d like to see more entrepreneurs in the “winners” pile. So for anyone working on a hardware product, here’s our best advice on what types of projects are worth attempting in 2018 and what types you’d be better off avoiding — if you’re hoping to get funded, that is. 1. What will be hot RaaS (Robot-as-a-service)! Some of these startups might grow as franchises, which would help them expand across multiple cities like Uber. Robots that we never see or get scared by — in other words, robots that do dirty, dull, or dangerous jobs... Read More