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Former Pro Justin Gimelstob Hosts 7th Charity Tennis Exhibition

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Published on Nov 19, 2017Some of the best players in the world will come together for one afternoon to help raise money for several children's charities including the Valerie Fund. CBS2's Andrea Grymes has more. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Gal Gadot Hints at Brett Ratner’s Removal From Wonder Woman 2

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Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] actress Gal Gadot Star Of Wonder Woman seemed To Confirm In An Interview That Producer Brett Ratner Will Not Be Involved In The Production Of The Hit Film Sequel Ratner Who Co-financed The First Movie With Warner Brothers Has Been Accused Of Multiple Counts Of Sexual Misconduct Including Masturbating In Front Of A Woman And Even Rape A Recent Report Citing An Unnamed Source said God Issued An Ultimatum That She Would Not Work On Wonder Woman 2 If Ur At Nowhere To Profit From It Warner Brothers Cut Ties With Ratna's Rat Pack Dune Entertainment On November 1st Appearing On The Today Show On November 15th Gadot Said Several Others In The Production Of The Film Had Echoed Her Objections To Rat... Read More
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F.C.C. Opens Door to More Consolidation in TV Business

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Local media organizations, he has argued, would have a greater shot at competing against those internet giants by combining resources in local markets.“It’s a simple proposition: The media ownership regulations of 2017 should match the media marketplace of 2017,” Mr. Pai said on Thursday. “That’s the proposition the F.C.C. vindicates today — nothing more, nothing less. And it’s about time.”Democrats on the commission said that rolling bac... Read More
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These Stunning 3-D Models Are Helping Unravel the Mysteries of Coral

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Coral isn’t what you think it is. It isn’t a plant, but an animal. It doesn’t just grow in shallow, tropical waters, but also hundreds of feet deep in the darkness. And it is far tougher than doom-and-gloom stories about coral bleaching would have you believe. For all that science knows about coral reefs, these complex ecosystems are still maddeningly, well, complex. But a new photographic technique from researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography is exposing coral like never before. By stitching together thousands of photos and running it all through fancy machine vision software, the scientists ca... Read More
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What Climate-Conscious Cities Can Learn From Each Other

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This story originally appeared on CityLab and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In many ways, Essen is the envy of cities trying to move past their industrial days. Once the steel and coal center of Germany, Essen’s economic success in the early 20th century was evident in the dust blanketing the city and sulfur filling the air with the constant stench of rotten eggs. By one resident’s ... Read More
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Tesla unveils electric truck and $200,000 sports car

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(Reuters) — Tesla upstaged its own debut of an electric heavy duty truck on Thursday when a red Roadster pulled out of the big rig’s trailer and Chief Executive Elon Musk said the new $200,000 sports car would be the fastest production car ever. The showmanship wowed the crowd although some analysts’ heads started throbbing at the variety of new projects launched as the company is struggling to produce the more affordable sedan upon which its future depends. As the presentation appeared to end, the Tesla Semi opened its trailer, and the Roadster drove out. The sports car with a removable glass roof is an updated version of Tesla’s first production vehicle. It can seat four and travel 620 miles (1,000 km) on... Read More
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WhatsApp groups circulate ‘prophetic’ messages of Indian companies’ financials

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(Reuters) — Three days before Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories announced quarterly results this summer, a message circulated on a private WhatsApp group saying the Indian drugmaker would not post good numbers. Dr. Reddy’s was going to report a loss, according to the message on the “Market Chatter” group, which was posted on July 24 from a mobile phone number that Reuters traced back to Nishant Vass, an auto analyst at ICICI Securities, a leading Indian brokerage. The WhatsApp group had 45 members, mostly traders. The loss would have been a surprise to many analysts, as consensus forecasts compiled by Thomson Reuters at the time showed expectations of a profit of 3 billion rupees. The message proved prescie... Read More
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GM promises profitable electric cars in wake of Tesla’s Model 3 fiasco

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(Reuters) — General Motors (GM) plans to launch a new family of electric vehicles in 2021 that will cost less to build and make a profit for the U.S. No. 1 automaker, Chief Executive Mary Barra told investors on Wednesday. Her plans represent a direct challenge to money-losing electric vehicle specialist Tesla, which is struggling to get its more affordable, high-volume Model 3 launched and recently reported its largest-ever quarterly loss. “We are committed to a future electric vehicle portfolio that will be profitable,” Barra said at the Barclays Global Automotive Conference in New York. Electric and autonomous vehicles – known in the industry as EVs and AVs – are widely seen as the keystones of ... Read More
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Exclusive: Kickstarter launches Drip, a new service that lets fans subscribe to their favorite creators

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When Kickstarter launched in 2009, there was nothing quite like it: a platform where creators could launch a project with a funding goal and a time limit, and assign rewards to backers based on how much they donated. If the project hit its goal before deadline, the funds go to the creator, minus a small cut for Kickstarter and its payments processor. If the project failed to meet its mark within the time limit, no money was collected. Two years later, the platform had attracted over 1 million backers pledging ... Read More
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When It Comes To Sexual Harassment Claims, Whose Side Is HR Really On?

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Enlarge this image Recent news stories suggest some human resource departments failed to adequately respond to sexual harassment issues. seb_ra/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption toggle caption... Read More
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Neil deGrasse Tyson And Kickstarter Cofounder Yancey Strickler Talk Crowdfunding Origins

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Watch more Rising Stars here: http://bit.ly/2yAtWNdNeil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Yancey Strickler, the co-founder of the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Watch them talk about everything from the 18th century origins of crowdfunding — Alexander Pope's translation of the Iliad — to how the world could kick-start a mission to Mars. "Rising Stars" is a one-on-one interview series hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. The renowned astrophysicist and host of S... Read More
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Foxconn’s profits see largest drop since recession as iPhone X production stalls

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Foxconn’s profits fell to $700 million last quarter, a 39 percent year-over-year decline from the $1.09 billion it pulled in during last year’s third quarter. It’s the Taiwanese assembler’s largest drop since the global recession, and it’s all due to the initial iPhone X production problems, as Foxconn relies on Apple for more than half of its business. As first reported by Bloomberg, Foxconn, the sole assembler of iPhone X devices, was unable to assemble as many iPhone X phones as it needed to stay profitable due to a lack of parts. Not e... Read More
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Is the US military prepared for cyberattacks on satellites?

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Keeping the U.S. defensive resources safe from cyberattacks means protecting systems in the remote locations throughout the world — and off-world. Securing military satellites against cyberattacks has become increasingly important as various ground-based threats raise questions about vulnerabilities in cyber resources on the ground, in the air and in space. The U.S. Army began to revise their security systems after an examination o... Read More
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Why Startups Are Panicking About the GOP Tax Plan (But Maybe Shouldn’t)

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The internet loves a good outrage, even over something as mundane as taxes. Over the weekend, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs fumed at a provision in the Senate Republicans’ proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that would affect how stock options are taxed. The change threatens to upend the way startups pay their employees, which has historically been a key advantage they have over their big tech competitors. Outrage roiled online: “Universally bad,” wrote Eric Reis, the father of the “lean startup” movement, wrote on Twitter. “I haven't found anyone inside or outside of startupland that t... Read More
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Lyft will launch in Toronto in its first push outside the US

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Lyft has officially gone international. The ride-hail company announced on Monday that, starting in December, it will begin operations in Toronto, marking the first time Lyft will be available outside the US. The news follows an earlier report that Lyft was poised to grab a third of the ride-hailing market in the US in the latest sign that the company was continuing to profit off Uber’s stumbles earlier in the yea... Read More
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Apple could launch two new full-screen iPhones next year

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Now that the iPhone X has been out for a week, it’s time to get started on rumors for next year’s iPhones. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, whose iPhone predictions have been fairly reliable over the last several years, says that he expects to see two new full-screen iPhones next year: one will have a 6.5-inch OLED display, essentially making it a Plus version of the iPhone X; and the other will have a 6.1-inch LCD display, likely making it more like a full-screen version of the current Plus-sized iPhone. And yes, both will have the notch. In his research note, ... Read More
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Call of Duty, Wolfenstein, and the Joy of Killing Virtual Nazis

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Such is the hold that Adolf Hitler exerts on the Western imagination that, more than four decades after the end of the Second World War, my British schoolmates and I were still singing rhymes about his testicles. Where I grew up, in South London, our preferred version of the popular wartime ditty “Hitler Has Only Got One Ball” placed the Führer’s absent gonad in the opulent Royal Albert Hall. (“His mother, the dirty bugger / Cut it off when he was small.”) Our fascination with Nazism went well beyond the playground; it also extended to our computer screens at home. My tumble into puberty was marked by the release, in 1992, of ... Read More
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Is A Corporate Tax Cut Really What The Economy Needs Right Now?

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Enlarge this image Republicans in Congress have proposed a large cut in the tax rate that U.S. corporations pay. The U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, is seen here on March 31. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption tog... Read More
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Bill Gates commits $100 million to Alzheimer’s fund

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(Reuters) — Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease. The investment is not part of Gates’ philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and will be followed with another $50 million in a number of start-up ventures working in Alzheimer’s research, Gates said. With rapidly rising numbers of people suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, the disease is taking a growing emotional and financial toll as people live longer, Gates told Reuters in an interview. “It’s a huge problem, a growing problem, and the ... Read More
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The Startup That’s Helping Bring Bikes Back To China’s Streets

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Enlarge this image A man rides a Mobike bicycle past the CCTV Headquarters building in Beijing. Mark Schiefelbein/AP for NPR hide caption toggle caption Mark Schiefelbein/AP for NPR There was a time in China when th... Read More
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All the Experiments Aboard Saturday’s ISS Resupply Mission

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At 7:37 am Eastern time on Saturday, a Cygnus cargo ship jam-packed with over three tons of crew supplies and hardware will blast toward the International Space Station atop Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket. ISS resupply missions aren’t just about making sure astronauts never run out of toilet paper. (Those folks keep a six month stockpile of all necessities anyway, which is why it isn’t a huge deal when the cargo ships ferrying their food and spacewalking equipment occasionally—or really, semi-regularly—go kaboom.) Where things really get interesting is in the research payloads—the sc... Read More
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Stony Brook approves naming med school for hedge fund

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The Stony Brook University Council, an advisory board to the university, has approved naming its medical school for Renaissance Technologies, the hedge founded by former mathematics chair Jim Simons. The resolution,was approved by the 10-person board by a vote of nine to one at the end of the Oct. 2 meeting followed an earlier electronic vote. Karen Wishnia, the only student representative in the group, the treasurer of the Graduate Student Organization and a doctoral student in the department of Art History and Criticism, was the sole vote against the naming. Karen Wishnia The council includes nine members appointed... Read More
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Nvidia steps up its transition to an AI company

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Nvidia reported earnings that beat expectations and showed that the company’s focus on artificial intelligence is still paying off. For the past decade, Nvidia has been rising above graphics chips for gamers, expanding to parallel processing in data centers and lately to artificial intelligence processing for deep learning neural networks and self-driving cars. The company reported earnings per share of $1.33 (up 60 percent from a year ago) on revenue of $2.6 billion (up 32 percent), beating Wall Street’s expectations. The company’s stock price is up more than 100 percent in the past year on the popularity of artificial intelligence. But it slumped during the day on T... Read More
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The Shift: YouTube’s Rapid Response Partisans Game the News of Tragedy

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In a phone interview from his home in Houston, Mr. Williams told me that he had created more than 10,000 YouTube videos over an eight-year period, posting as many as 20 monologues per day, and racking up estimated 200 million views.His hit productions have included fact-challenged videos like “Barack and Michelle Obama Both Come Out The Closet,” which garnered 1.6 million views, and “Hillary Clinton Is On Crack Cocaine,” which had 665,000. He was admitted to YouTube’s partner program, which allows popular posters to earn money by displaying ads on certain types of videos, and claims to have made as much as $10,000 a month f... Read More
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Breakingviews: Will Qualcomm Agree to a Deal With Broadcom? Ask Apple

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Photo Apple’s iPhone X. If Apple chooses to settle its lawsuit against Qualcomm, it could help the chip maker rebuff Broadcom’s unsolicited bid. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times Apple may anoint the winner of Broadcom’s $105 billion bid for Qualcomm. A dispute over iPhone royalties left Qualcomm... Read More
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Logitech Is Giving Every Harmony Link Owner a Free Harmony Hub

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When Logitech decided to intentionally brick its Harmony Link hub next March, it somehow didn’t anticipate the backlash, which spread from Reddit comment threads to major tech publications and beyond. Thursday, the company changed tack. The Harmony Link will still die next spring. But if you own one, no matter when you bought it, you’ll receive a free upgrade to the more recent—and decidedly better—Harmony Hub, no questions asked. “I made a mistake. It was an honest mistake,” says Rory Dooley, head of Logitech Harmony. “Mea culpa. We’re going to do right by our customers, and do the right ... Read More
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Pope Francis Is Banning Cigarettes Sales at the Vatican

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Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] Pope Francis Is Banning Cigarettes From Being Sold At The Vatican The Ban Was Announced By Vatican Spokesperson Greg Bourke On November 9th And It Acceptably Implemented Next Year Burke Said The Pope Cannot Be Involved With Something That Is Harming People's Health Burke Went On To Cite The World Health Organization Echoing Its Statistics That Smoking Kills More Than 7 Million People Worldwide Every Year The Pope Does Not Smoke Himself However Vatican Employees And Pensioners Come By Cigarettes In The Vatican At A Discounted Price Their Current Limit Is 5 Cartons A Month Burke However Said This Is Going To Stop As The Pope Cannot Make A Profit From something That Is Killing People There Ha... Read More
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Department stores: Macy’s sales fall, Kohl’s profit drops

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Macy’s sales fell as it had a hard time pulling shoppers through its doors and Kohl’s reported a drop in quarterly profit Thursday, underscoring just how challenging the holiday shopping season will be for department store chains. Like many retailers, Macy’s and Kohl’s have wrestled with weak sales as customers go online. Department stores, which are heavily dependent on clothing sales, are seeing more competition there as Amazon expands further into fashion. Macy’s Inc. reported that its third-quarter earnings more than doubled as it cut costs, which include eliminating jobs and closing some locations. It’s been expanding into off-price stores and launched a loyalty program last month that it hopes will attract... Read More
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Craig Carton Arraigned In Alleged Ponzi Scheme

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Detected Closed Captioning: WHICH PROSECUTORS SAY HE USED TO PAY OFF HIS GAMBLING DEBTS. CBS 2'S ALICE GAINER WITH MORE FROM FEDERAL COURT. Reporter: AFTER ENTERING A NOT GUILTY PLEA, HE READ A STATEMENT OUTSIDE FEDERAL COURT. I WAS SHOCKED WHEN I WAS ARRESTED. MY BUSINESS WAS LICENSED BY THE STATE OF NEW YORK TO SELL TICKETS. Reporter: BUT THE FORMER RADIO HOST WOULDN'T ANSWER QUESTIONS. DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY TO INVESTORS? THE 48-YEAR-OLD MARRIED FATHER WAS ARRESTED TWO MONTHS AGO TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AT HIS HOME. CARTON IS ACCUSED OF JOINING A TICKET RESELLING PONZI SCHEME ALREADY IN PROGRESS WITH A CO- DEFENDANT ALLEGEDLY USING $4.6 MILLION OF INVESTOR MONEY OFFERING THEM "A" LIST CONCERT TICKETS AT FACE VALUE TO LATER... Read More
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F&I – Don’t Keep It a Secret

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According to the inaugural Car Buyer Journey study commissioned by Autotrader and conducted by HIS Automotive, as of 2016, more than 60% of the car buying process happens online today. Max Zanan, Automotive Retail Consultant For many people, the entire car shopping process, minus the test drive, happens online as the millennial generation is placing more emphasis on digital communication.Unfortunately, the automotive industry is dragging its heels when it comes to the adoption of digital seamless a... Read More
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France faces worst butter shortage since WWII

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France is suffering its biggest butter shortage since the end of World War II. Shoppers are facing empty shelves as stocks of particular food items reach critical levels.The French are the world's biggest consumers of butter and some are blaming the nation's rigid rules over food supply that is causing drastic increases in prices.Al Jazeera's Natacha Butler reports from Haticourt.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Foll... Read More
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A Thai Woman Is Looking for Love in an Unconventional Way

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Detected Closed Captioning: a 65 Year Old Women In Thailand Looking For Love Made International Headlines By Using An Unconventional Method To Attract A Boyfriend After Divorcing Her Husband Some Palm Shampoo Profit Became lonely And Decided To Place Signs On The Gate Around Her Home To Attract A New partner The Sign Reads That She Is Looking For A Quote Boyfriend Between 60 And 70 Years Old Pensioner Who Is Good And Sincere And Has Good Health So Far She's Had Two Men Interested But She Turned Both Of Them Down Because Wanted to Have A Pension And The Others Pension Wouldn't Support Two People A Picture Of her With The Men Circulating On Social Media Recently Started Rumors Of Her Finding A Boyfriend But The Men Was Just A ... Read More
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Bidders for RTD failed to consider growth opportunities, says company exec

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PARIS ― The two bidders in a tender for Renault Trucks Defense took a static view, leading to valuations seen as so low that Swedish truck-maker Volvo took the French company off the market, said RTD chairman Emmanuel Levacher. Rather than viewing a “dynamic film,” the rival bidders had snapped a “static” photograph, an approach that failed to factor in RTD’s growth potential through new programs, projects and export prospects, Levacher said. The resulting gap between the offers and Volvo’s valuation was “irreconci... Read More
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Postmates launches on-demand grocery delivery to take on Amazon and Instacart

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Postmates today announced the official launch of a new grocery delivery service, called Postmates Fresh, that puts the company in more direct competition with Amazon and Instacart. Postmates, one of the longest running on-demand and logistics starups, has allowed its users to order items from grocery stores in the past. However, this new product, which will exist under a new grocery tab in its iOS and Android apps, is Postmates’ first official foray into grocery store partnerships. The company is also revealing a full app redesign today to mark the launch. Postmates Fresh is starting in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City, and it’s partnering with local organic farms and grocery stores to prov... Read More
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Cobham Again Awarded ‘A-‘ grade in CDP Climate Change Score

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Cobham achieves another A- in the CDP's globally recognised environmental performance assessment. This leadership score positions the company among the best in the Aerospace and Defence category.For the second year in a row, Cobham has been awarded an A- grade for the attention it has shown to mitigating climate risk and managing carbon emissions at its sites across the globe. The CDP score (found here), which is a world-recognised assessment, acknowledges Cobham’s continuous work to manage its carbon footprint and recognises its commitment to integrate sustainability into business practices. Since 2010, Cobham... Read More
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FCC tries to help cable companies avoid state consumer protection rules

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Enlarge / A Charter Spectrum vehicle.Charter The Federal Communications Commission is intervening in a court case in order to help Charter Communications avoid utility-style consumer protections related to its phone service in Minnesota. The FCC and Charter both want to avoid a precedent that could lead other states to impose stricter consumer protection rules on VoIP (Voice over Inter... Read More
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Full Frame Close Up: Cross-Cultural Harmony

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This Full Frame Close Up is the story of an American woman mesmerized by Chinese culture, who discovered her passion for an ancient instrument made popular in America, and a Chinese woman, diligently playing an ancient Chinese instrument, who discovered her voice in America. This is the story of Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei. Together, they are "The Ripple Effect" — a music duo fusing the music of East and West. Music has a long history of bringing people from different cultures together; in this Close Up, we meet two women who merged their creative pursuits with the hope of creating a ripple effect around the world.Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobile... Read More
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Hain Celestial income on a roll

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The Hain Celestial Group reported a healthy 131 percent increase in first- quarter net income to $19.8 million as net sales rose 4 percent to $708.3 million. The Lake Success-based firm reported a double digit increase in net sales in Canada and Europe and low single digit net sales increases in the United States, United Kingdom and Hain Pure Protein segments. The firm’s sales, adjusted for both constant currency and acquisitions and divestitures, increased 4 percent year over year. CEO Irwin Simon said the firm saw “improved net sales growth and profitability” and is “on track to build momentum throughout the year.” Net sales for Hain Celestial United States increased 4 percent to $263.7 million, wh... Read More
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The Paradise Papers: After a Tax Crackdown, Apple Found a New Shelter for Its Profits

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Seeking ‘the Holy Grail’Since the mid-1990s, multinationals based in the United States have increasingly shifted profits into offshore tax havens. Indeed, a tiny handful of jurisdictions — mostly Bermuda, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands — now account for 63 percent of all profits that American multinational companies claim to earn overseas, according to an analysis by Gabriel Zucman, an assistant professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Those destinations hold far less than 1 percent of the world’s ... Read More
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Generation Investment Management Releases Its Inaugural Sustainability Trends Report for 2017

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SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 6, 2017– Generation Investment Management LLP, a long-term, sustainability-focused investment firm, has today announced the launch of its 2017 Sustainability Trends Report. This report will be updated on an annual basis and documents the commercial progress being made towards a more sustainable global economy. It covers five key sectors: Mobility, Energy, Built Environment, Food Systems and Wellbeing. The report highlights an increasing number of sustainable business innovations which are having significant impact as the global economy is upgraded for the 21st Century. It suggests we are in the beginning stages of a Sustainability Revolution that may prove as transform... Read More
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Broadcom bids for Qualcomm in largest ever acquisition offer

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Leading U.S. chipmaker Broadcom has made an unsolicited offer of more than $100 billion (approx. £76 billion) for the purchase of rival Qualcomm. The bid proposes a price of $70 per share, consisting of $60 in cash and $10 per share in Broadcom shares for Qualcomm stockholders. This price represents a significant 28% premium on the closing price of Qualcomm’s stock on November 2nd – after which point the price rose due to media speculation. The offer is one third higher than Qualcomm’s average volume-weighted average stock price across the last month. The total mooted purchasing price would represent the largest ever tech acquisition, the current record-holder being Dell’s $67 billion acquisition of EMC in 2015.... Read More
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Human trounces AI bots at StarCraft video game

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Computers may be able to beat humans at Chess and Go but they are a poor second when it comes to video game StarCraft.One of the world's best human players trounced AI-controlled opponents 4-0 in a StarCraft tournament this week.Social media giant Facebook was behind one of the robotic opponents that took on South Korean StarCraft ace Song Byung-gu.The complexity of video games has led many AI researchers to create programs that can play them.Sejong University in Seoul hosted the StarCraft tournament and this year was the first in which the AI-controlled programs, known as bots, playe... Read More
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Town of Southampton cracking down illegal rentals

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The Town of Southampton is cracking down on violators of its rental laws, with news of a second sentencing within a month. Authorities said Thursday that a Hampton Bays real estate agent and property manager was sentenced to prison after being convicted in June of violating the Town of Southampton rental law. Robert Mazzone was sentenced to 60 days in prison and ordered to pay $22,000 in fines after the town said he acted as an agent and property manager for homes in six communities, “subjecting residents to substandard living conditions,” according to a town press release. Those homes are located in Hampton Bays, East Quogue, Shinnecock Hills, North Sea, Tuckahoe and Southampton. Those substandard living conditi... Read More
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Evasive code-signed malware flourished before Stuxnet (and still does)

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Enlarge / The two legitimate signing certificates Stuxnet used to bypass Windows protections.One of the breakthroughs of the Stuxnet worm that targeted Iran's nuclear program was its use of legitimate digital certificates, which cryptographically vouched for the trustworthiness of the software's publisher. Following its discovery in 2010, researchers went on to find the technique was used in a handful of other malware samples both with ties to nation-sponsored hackers and, later on, with ties to for-profit criminal enterprises. Now, researchers ha... Read More
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Comcast has a lot to lose if municipal broadband takes off

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You can check out any time you'd like, but you can never... well, you know the song.Aurich Lawson Comcast could lose a significant amount of revenue in cities that build their own municipal broadband networks, a new analysis suggests. Comcast and trade groups that Comcast belongs to made some well-placed political donations as elections next week in Seattle, Washington, and Fort Collins, Colorado could determine whether the cities pursue municipal broadband projects. With that in mind, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance's Community Broadband Networks Initiative ... Read More
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GDPR: Data protection as a collaborative process

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With General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) just around the corner, businesses are eager to align their data protection strategies and do what they can to avoid the hefty fines associated with non-compliance. To be fully enforced from May 2018, the GDPR will mark the biggest ever shake-up in the data protection landscape and organisations, whether from retail, hospitality, professional services, non-profit, IT or public sector, are familiarising themselves with its caveats and reaching out to industry partners for support in developing effective data protec... Read More
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Poison pills

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Linda Ventura has many memories of her oldest son, but as she talks, she retraces a journey too many others have taken. Thomas started smoking pot, drinking and smoking cigarettes, but she believes somewhere along the way something “ignited” in his brain. However it happened, he became addicted to heroin. By the time he was a senior in Kings Park, he was shooting up heroin. A single mom, Ventura sent him to a center for drug and alcohol rehabilitation. “He was an awesome kid, outstanding athlete, scouted to play Division A lacrosse, a good student. He could light up a room,” she says. “When he was addicted, he would do anything to get his next fix.” He lost the battle with heroin on March 14, 2012 at age ... Read More
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Russia Investigation Has Tech Giants Shying From ‘Social’ Label

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Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive and an outspoken critic of the data-collection practices of his company’s technological rivals, said Wednesday that he was concerned that social networks could be weaponized against the people who use them.“The bigger issue is that some of these tools are used to divide people, to manipulate people, to get fake news to people in broad numbers, and so to influence their thinking,” said Mr. Cook ... Read More

Veeco Reports Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

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PLAINVIEW, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 11/02/17 -- Third Quarter 2017 Highlights: Revenues of $131.9 million, compared with $85.5 million in the same period last year GAAP net loss of $21.9 million, or $0.47 per share Non-GAAP net income of $4.3 million, or $0.09 per diluted share Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) today announced financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2017. Results are reported in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") and are also reported adjusting for certain items ("Non-GAAP"). A reconciliation between GAAP and Non-GAAP operating results is provided at the end of this press release. ----... Read More
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Democratic lawmakers sue over Trump, GSA hotel lease secrecy

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic members of the House oversight committee are suing the Trump administration for its refusal to turn over information about the Trump family’s lease of the Trump Hotel in Washington. They filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. district court in Washington, D.C., on behalf of members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. It accuses the acting head of the General Services Administration of... Read More
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GoPro will replace the original Hero Session with a new entry-level camera in 2018

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GoPro has spent the last two years laying off employees, closing entire departments, discontinuing certain products, reintroducing one recalled product, and this fall, announcing a new flagship camera: ... Read More
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Equinix revenue growth continues, announces further expansion plans

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Equinix revenues grew by 25% in the most recent quarter, following a period of aggressive expansion and acquisitions. Alongside the financial results, it announced 13 new expansion projects across the world, costing the firm $615 million (approx. £464 million). These projects will be taking place in America, Europe, Asia and Australia, with three new projects in Frankfurt alone. The data centre and interconnection firm’s third quarter earnings results reveal the extent to which its global expansion efforts have paid dividends. This quarter, the California based company took in $1.1 billion in revenue –  marking its 59th consecutive quarter of revenue growth. That amounts to a growth of 25% compared... Read More
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Arrow Electronics Reports Third-Quarter Results

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-- Record Third-Quarter Sales, Gross Profit and Earnings per Share -- -- Third-Quarter Earnings per Share Up 17 Percent Year over Year -- CENTENNIAL, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 2017-- Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today reported third-quarter 2017 sales of $6.95 billion, an increase of 17 percent from sales of $5.94 billion in the third quarter of 2016. Third-quarter net income of $135 million, or $1.50 per share on a diluted basis, compared with net income of $118 million, or $1.28 per share on a diluted basis, in the third quarter of 2016. Excluding certain items... Read More
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Tesla delays Model 3 production in its worst quarter

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Electric carmaker Tesla pushed back targets for its new Model 3 car, admitting it's months behind schedule.Tesla said it would now produce 5,000 of the cars each week by early 2018, instead of December.The new target emerged as Tesla posted its biggest quarterly loss ever, sending its shares down more than 5% in after-hours trading.Tesla made net losses of $619m (£468m) in the three months to 30 September, nearly double the previous quarter. A year earlier, the firm made a profit of $21.9m. The losses were bigger than usual because Tesla has been focused on ramping up production of i... Read More
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Tesla stock falls over Model 3 delays and biggest-ever quarterly loss

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(Reuters) — Tesla Inc on Wednesday pushed back its target for volume production on its new Model 3 sedan by about three months, saying it was difficult to predict how long it would take to fix all production bottlenecks. The company also reported its biggest quarterly loss ever, sending shares down nearly 5 percent after hours as the loss was bigger than analysts had expected. Tesla, led by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Elon Musk, faces a crucial test in its growth strategy as it ramps up production of the Model 3, its new sedan that starts at $35,000, about half the price of its flagship Model S. Although Tesla has made inroads among luxury car buyers with the advanced technology and innovative design in it... Read More
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Tesla misses first major Model 3 goal in worst financial quarter ever

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Tesla will no longer reach its long-stated goal of producing 5,000 Model 3 cars per week in 2017, pushing that deadline back amid production hiccups and a massive $619 million quarterly loss. The automaker said Wednesday in its third quarter earnings report that Model 3 production has been slowed by progress at its Gigafactory, now saying it will reach its goal of producing 5,000 of the vehicles per week by early 2018, rather than the end of 2017. “While we continue to make significant progress each week in fixing Model 3 bottlenecks, the nature of manufacturing ... Read More
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Facebook stock sets record as profit trounces estimates

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(Reuters) — Facebook Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue on Wednesday as it pushed further into video advertising in a quarter dominated by reports that Russia allegedly used the social network to meddle in the 2016 U.S. elections. The company’s shares were up under 1 percent at $184 in after-hours trading, set to add to their 58.8 percent gain this year. The stock hit a record high of $182.69 in regular trading. Facebook is at the center of a political firestorm in the United States for the ways it handles paid political ads and allows the ... Read More
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US lawmakers warn social media companies on advertisement disclosure

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Representatives of Facebook, Google and Twitter spent a second day on Capitol Hill. U.S. lawmakers grilled the tech giants over Russia's alleged influence in U.S. elections. The companies are under pressure to stop political interference and manipulation through fake news and advertising. CGTN's Owen Fairclough reported on the details of the hearing.Detected Closed Captioning: It's Clear That While Lawmakers Want To Protect The Integrity Of US Elections Facebook Google And Twitter Are Also Thinking About Their Bottom Line These Are Three Of The World's Most Important Companies Whose Content Has Enormous Influence Over Billions Of Lives And Collectively Earn Billions Of Dollars From Advert... Read More
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Sony’s Fortunes Improve, From Rising Profit to a Return for Aibo

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It remains a bit player in smartphones, the product that made Apple’s fortune, but sustained demand for the devices has enriched Sony regardless. It is a major supplier of image-sensing circuits used in smartphone cameras, including the iPhone’s, which means it has shared, to some degree, in its competitor’s success.Sony has also closed or sold off costly factories. It still sells televisions under its brand name, but — like Apple — its focus now is on design and marketing rather than production, which is increasingly left to contrac... Read More
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Prudenti: Elder abuse needs definition and awareness

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It’s hard to address a problem without clearly identifying what the problem is, but such is the case with elder abuse. Researchers and experts can’t agree on what “elder” means – over 60? over 65? or is it a matter of mental capacity rather than an arbitrary age? — let alone what constitutes “elder abuse.” What we do know is that it takes many, many forms — physical, emotional, sexual, financial, neglect, abandonment, etc. We know that elder law implicates all sorts of laws, criminal and civil, and we know, at least anecdotally, that there are a lot of victims. But since definitions of elder abuse vary, and since there are no uniform reporting guidelines, no one really knows the scope of the problem. In Ne... Read More
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The technology troubles of the NHS

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Charlie de Montfort, consultant at Capgemini Consulting, discusses why tech initiatives need to work in collaboration with patients and NHS staff to tackle key challenges and drive value from digital solutions in healthcare The NHS has not developed the best reputation for utilising technology over the past few years. In 2013, the NHS abandoned a project focused on digitising health records at an estimated cost of £10 billion, after it was labelled one of the ‘worst fiascos ever’. In 2015, it was revealed that a library of NHS approved healthcare apps did not encrypt personal information, while the National Audit Office slammed a data shar... Read More
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Wahed raises $7 million for Halal-based investment platform

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Wahed Invest has raised $7 million in funding for its Halal-focused investing platform. This will enable more people to invest money into Halal-compliant investments, or those that are permissible under traditional Islamic law. The digital investment company received the funding from Cue Ball Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm, and BECO Capital, a Middle Eastern VC known for backing a variety of regional startups. New York-based Wahed said its clients will be able to roll over 401(k) and IRA assets onto the Wahed investing platform. Wahed will also enable people in the U.K. to invest in Halal-compliant entities by the end of 20... Read More
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D’Addario Foundation instrument drive set for Thursday

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D’Addario Foundation, the nonprofit arm of D’Addario & Company, is hosting an instrument collection event at its Farmingdale headquarters on Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. It’s the chance to put gently used musical instruments toward a good cause: supporting music education in underserved areas to bring about positive social change. “We have seen a significant uptick in requests for instruments from the many music programs that apply for Foundation support,” Suzanne D’Addario Brouder, the executive director of the D’Addario Foundation said, in a statement For this drive, D’Addario Foundation is partnering with Hungry for Music, Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony, Instruments in the Cloud and Lyft.... Read More
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Six finalists compete for UK’s most prestigious architecture award

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Six finalists are vying for the UK's most prestigious architecture award. Every year, the Royal Institute of Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize recognises the building that has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of the craft.A photography studio, a pier, and a low-cost housing development are among the shortlisted buildings.Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from London.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Foll... Read More
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With Huge Fines, German Law Pushes Social Networks To Delete Abusive Posts

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Enlarge this image Anas Modamani speaks to the media Feb. 6 in Wuerzburg, Germany, after a court session about his lawsuit against Facebook. Modamani's suit, regarding the misuse of a selfie he took of himself with German Chancellor Angela Merkel was rejected, but his lawyer Lawyer Chan-Jo Jun, right, says that under a new law a la... Read More
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Samsung Electronics announces leadership shakeup amid record profits

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SEOUL (By Joyce Lee, Reuters) – The world’s biggest maker of semiconductors, televisions and smartphones replaced the leaders of its three main businesses, named CFO Lee Sang-hoon as the likely new board chairman, and said veteran co-CEOs J.K. Shin and Yoon Boo-keun would resign. The shake-up at South Korea’s biggest company is designed to ease investors’ concerns about a leadership vacuum following the arrest and conviction of group scion Jay Y. Lee on bribery charges earlier this year. “It’s a younger generation of leaders, but the divisional structure has not fundamentally changed,” said Park Ju-gun, head of research firm CEO Score. The new appointees are all long-serving Samsung... Read More
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Waymo gave me a ride in a car with no driver

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I’m sitting in the back of a Waymo self-driving Chrysler Pacifica parked on the side of a road inside Castle, a former air force base in central California which was leased in 2012 by the company then known simply as Google. On the beige headliner, behind the traditional driver’s seat, is a black rectangular panel and a series of four uniform buttons. My eye is drawn to the only bright blue button on the far right labeled “start ride.” I push it and a few seconds later the the minivan pulls out onto the road. ... Read More
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Island Federal Credit Union Introduction

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Governor Cuomo Announces $59 Million To Help Cut Energy Costs And Improve Affordability Of More Than 9,200 Homes

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Weatherization Measures Help Families Save an Average 20 Percent on Utility Bills. Albany, NY - October 30, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $59 million in funding through the Weatherization Assistance Program to help cut utility costs for approximately 9,200 income-eligible families and seniors across the state. Funds will be released to a statewide network of non-profit organizations to conduct energy-efficiency work including, but not limited to air sealing, insulation, upgrading heating systems, and diagnostic testing to identify hazards such as carbon monoxide and mold. Weatherization can save an average o... Read More
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AP sources: Education Dept. could scale back help on loans

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The Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, according to department officials, abandoning the Obama administration’s policy of erasing that debt. Under President Barack Obama, tens of thousands of students deceived by now-defunct for-profit schools had over $550 million in such loans canceled. But President Donald Trump’s education secretary, Betsy DeVos, is working on a plan that could grant such students just partial relief, according to department officials. The department may look at the average earnings of students in similar programs and schools to determine how much debt to wipe away. The officials were not authorized to publ... Read More
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Data centre revenue boosts Intel forecasts

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Intel has seen strong revenue growth and record earnings this quarter, thanks to a boost in its data centre business. The world’s largest producer of computer chips took $16.1 billion (approx. £12.2 billion) of revenue in the third quarter, despite a flat performance in its core client computing group business. Instead, revenues of $4.9 billion in its data centre group, a rise of 7% compared to last year, meant that the Santa Clara, California-based firm saw its shares rise 2.2% in extended training, and earnings per share soundly beat investor predictions. The better-than-expec... Read More
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Nintendo Switch drives 175% sales growth in past six months

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Nintendo is revving up sales of its Switch hybrid portable-home game console, as it reported a 175 percent increase in sales for the six months ended September 30, compared to the same period a year earlier. The Kyoto, Japan-based company reported net sales of 374.0 billion yen, or $3.29 billion, for the six-month period, compared with 136.8 billion yen, or $1.2 billion a year earlier. Profit swung from $337 million a year ago to $463.4 million for the most recent six months. Nintendo sold 4.89 million Switch devices in the six months, bringing lifetime totals to 7.63 million. In the next six months, Nintendo expects to nearly double sales of the Switch to 14 million units. Nintendo sold 22 million units of Switch software ... Read More
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Nintendo raises Switch forecast to nearly 17 million units by April

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Nintendo has raised its sales forecast for its latest console, the Switch, following another quarter of strong performance. The company now expects to ship 14 million units in its financial year ending March 2018, up from its previous prediction of 10 million. Combined with the 2.74 million units moved in the four weeks since the Switch’s early March release, that would make for 16.74 million units in total. For comparison, Nintendo only ever shipped 13.56 million Wii U consoles over its entire lifespan — the Switch is set to sell more in one year than the Wii U managed in nearly five. Nintendo shipped 2.93 million Switch units in the July-September quarter, bringing the total number ... Read More
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Astellas Enters into a Screening Collaboration Agreement with MMV to Discover Antimalarial Drugs

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Tokyo, October 30, 2017 - Astellas Pharma Inc. (President and CEO: Yoshihiko Hatanaka, “Astellas” ) today announced that it has entered into a screening collaboration agreement with Medicines for Malaria Venture (“MMV”), a leading product development partnership (PDP) in the field of antimalarial drug research, development and delivery. This collaboration will be funded by the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund1 (“GHIT Fund”) and MMV. Under this agreement, Astellas will provide its library of tens of thousands of compounds, and MMV will work with Prof. Vicky Avery at Griffiths University in Brisbane to screen the library for compounds that demonstrate the potential to become new antimalarial drugs.... Read More
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Puerto Rico’s governor seeks to end deal with small Montana grid repair company

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Enlarge / On Sept. 22, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority staff start emergency power restoration plans in the utility's command center.Western Area Power On Sunday, Puerto Rico’s governor Ricardo Rosselló demanded that the state-owned utility end its ... Read More
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Hidden costs surround iPhone X’s headlines

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Apple's newest smartphone may cost you extra depending on where you buy it, how you care for it and how you unlock it.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/73103/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: The IPhone 10 Hit Stores Friday And Needless To Say It's Not Cheap 999 Dollars For 64 Gigabytes But The IPhone tens Price Tag Might Not Be Telling The whole Story If You're Weighing Whether The New Models Worth It Here Are A Few hidden Costs Dominating Headlines First Up Where You Buy The Phone May Matter Best Buy Says It'... Read More
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AI could save television advertising with advanced personalization

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Artificial intelligence is changing almost every aspect of modern life, and the television advertising industry is no exception. Thanks to more advanced methods of data collection, AI allows advertisers to tailor their content more effectively to relevant demographics through what’s called “programmatic TV advertising.” This advertising channel is set to be largely impacted by AI in coming years. The ad technology has been around on online platforms for a while and is now taking over the small screen. With this relatively new tactic and advanced AI capabilities, television advertisers can reach a whole new level of personalization in their attempts to reach viewers. Let’s explore where this new AI-influenced advertising comes fro... Read More
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Gothamist and DNAinfo Newsrooms Now Have a Union

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Reporters and editors at the commonly owned New York news sites DNAinfo and Gothamist are now represented by a union.The newsroom workers initially agreed to join the union, the Writers Guild of America East, in April, shortly after DNAinfo bought Gothamist. But DNAinfo’s owner, Joe Ricketts, refused to recognize the union, so th... Read More
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Pharma company accused of opioid scheme

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A pharmaceutical company founder was charged with illegally distributing a fentanyl product.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/73076/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: As President Donald Trump Declared The Opioid Epidemic A Public Health Emergency Thursday INSYS Therapeutics Founder John Kapoor Was Indicted On Fraud Racketeering And Other Federal charges For Distributing Opioids prosecutors Said The Company Was Leading A Quote Nationwide Conspiracy To Profit From Illegal Distribution Of Its Fentanyl Based Produc... Read More
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Here’s What’s In That $300 Million Whitefish Contract

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Enlarge this image A $300 million contract between Puerto Rico's electric authority and a tiny company called Whitefish Energy has come under intense scrutiny. Whitefish Energy workers damaged restore lines in Barceloneta, P.R., on Oct. 15. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption tog... Read More
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Senators call for investigation into Puerto Rican rebuilding contract

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Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office calling for an investigation into the use of public money to reimburse work on the Puerto Rican power grid by Whitefish Energy Holdings. “Recent media reports in multiple publications have raised serious allegations about the nature and circumstances surrounding the letting of a $300 million contract on Oct. 17 by [Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority] PREPA, the publicly owned utility company that serves the Commonwealth ... Read More
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JC Penney shares touches all-time low after slashing outlook

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J.C. Penney slashed its annual profit forecast as it accelerated the clearance of slow-moving inventory and warned of weaker sales. Shares tumbled more than 20 percent to an all-time low Friday, pulling Sears, Dillard’s, Kohl’s and other retailers down with it. The S&P index that tracks department stores tumbled 4.8 percent. The warning was taken as a bad omen for retailers, particularly those that rely on clothing sales, as they head shakily into the crucial holiday shopping season. Like many department stores, J.C. Penney has tried to reinvent itself as American spending patterns change radically. That transformation has meant less spending on clothes, and more spending on the home, or getting out of it ... Read More
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Recycling program rises from the rubble in South Sudan

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In South Sudan, many environmental challenges have been overlooked, as the world's youngest nation struggles with its very survival. But as peace-building efforts gather pace, the nation's first recycling program has emerged, quite literally from the rubble.Detected Closed Captioning: The Civil War Dividing This Nation Has Left Environmental Protection At The side Of The Road Most South Sudanese Don't Have A Regular Waste Disposal Service Discarded Plastic Containers Are everywhere And Abdullah Michael Charles Has Had Enough Given That Is A Relative Suitable Environment For Operations We are Likely Added To Expand In Most Of The State And Even The Whole Of South Sudan So That We See That ... Read More
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Twitter predicts first ever profit as multiple tech giants beat Wall Street

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The state of the tech nation looks healthier than ever as a number of digital behemoths beat Wall Street expectations in quarterly earnings results. Amazon, Microsoft, Twitter and Google’s parent company Alphabet, all defied analyst forecasts, with Twitter predicting its first ever profitable quarter and Amazon pulling profits despite sinking billions into investments and acquisitions. Twitter has notoriously struggled to translate its massive user base into profit, and recently had to deal with breaking the news that it had overestimated its monthly active users (MAUs), if only by around 1-2%. However, this quarter it ... Read More
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Might Europe follow the US model of commercializing space? Manufacturers hope not.

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PARIS — The American “low-cost” approach to space investment, which relies on commercial space firms driving tech investment, has gained favor among some defense procurement officials in Europe. That, in turn, sparked industry concern, particularly in France. Space and defense are growth areas with “heavy interactivity,” said Philippe Bensussan, chairman and chief executive of Sofradir, a French specialist in military and civil infrared (IR) technology. He noted his company‘s own investment: Sofradir’s U.S. subsidiar... Read More
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Techfugees Global Summit calls on tech to solve Europe’s immigration crisis

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In the face of a massive refugee crisis across Europe, one of the most optimistic responses has been the emergence of Techfugees. The non-profit pulls together entrepreneurs and refugees to develop products and services that help migrants who have fled their homelands. After two years of catalyzing the tech community’s response to the refugee crisis, Techfugees held its first Global Summit this week in Paris. Over the course of two days, the event gathered 450 attendees representing 35 countries. The event also featured 42 Techfugees-inspired startups to demonstrate the innovative approaches they’re taking to helping refugees. At a moment when tech is increasingly be... Read More
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What Worries? Big Tech Companies Post Glowing Quarterly Profits

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“I do not see, to be honest, anything between Amazon and a trillion-dollar market valuation except D.C. and Brussels, and at this point it looks more likely that it’s Brussels,” Mr. Galloway said, referring to the headquarters of the European Union.Amazon showed on Thursday how it continues to play by rules that cause fits of despair among conventional retailers. For a company its size and age, it reports meager profits, choosing to plow the cash generated by its business into new growth initiatives like video streaming and devices.Amazon said its net income for the quarter that ende... Read More
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Automakers Build War Chests to Finance a Self-Driving Future

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Mr. Hackett’s predecessor, Mark Fields, was ousted in May after he failed to deliver the high-tech strategy that investors were eager to see for future growth.Mr. Hackett has reorganized his management team with an eye toward incremental improvements in the more mundane aspects of the business, such as cutting material costs and streamlining production, as a prelude to making ... Read More
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Amazon is leaning on its secret weapon: spending more to earn more

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Amazon’s third-quarter earnings demonstrate that sales are way up, but that was to be expected. After all, this past quarter is the one when Amazon announced its acquisition of Whole Foods, challenged cities to offer up tax breaks and gifts in hopes of winning a bid to the company’s second headquarters, and also launched a slew o... Read More
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Despite Russian ad controversy, Alphabet and Google keep raking in cash

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Despite a flurry of unsettling news reports and the resulting political fallout concerning Russian propaganda ads spread through Silicon Valley, it’s still very much business as usual at Alphabet’s Google unit. The parent company of Google and its many subsidiaries reported fiscal third quarter earnings today, coming in above analyst expectations in both sales and profit. It’s clear foreign government intervention has little to no effect on Google’s bottom line, even if it does pose a serious public relations disaster and... Read More
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Microsoft’s plan to become a major cloud competitor is working

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Microsoft hit a new milestone in its cloud services business this quarter: it’s now able to project over $20 billion in annual revenue. While that may seem like a big but arbitrary milestone, it’s an important one for Microsoft. In 2015, a year after being named the company’s CEO, Satya Nadella said he wanted Microsoft to hit that target sometime in 2018 — a big jump up from the $6.3 billion business it was back then. Depending on how you’re counting (Microsoft’s 2018 fiscal year started in July), Nadella delivered right on time or slightly ahead of schedule. ... Read More
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This Massive Health Study on Booze Is Funded By the Alcohol Industry

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A little bit of booze, the conventional wisdom goes, can be good for you. But the evidence for that claim—beyond anecdotal accounts that a nip of whiskey can nip a cold in the bud—is surprisingly thin. Alcohol studies usually look backwards, comparing participants’ historical drinking habits with their health problems. But it’s hard to prove that alcohol caused those problems. The best alcohol stud... Read More
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Freeport woman sentenced for stealing hundreds of IDs

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A Freeport woman, who authorities said stole the identities of hundreds of people across 31 states, was sentenced Wednesday. Seerojnie Ram, also known as Seerojnie Mohan, pleaded guilty in July to scheme to defraud in the first degree, according to Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas. On Wednesday, Ram was sentenced to one-and-a-half to three years in prison. In addition, she will have to pay $52,498 in restitution to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, and $32,468 to the Internal Revenue Service. Using the names of 250 people without their permission, Ram fraudulently electronically filed more than 200 personal income tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service and the New York State D... Read More
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UK contract pricing hawks get industry pushback

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LONDON — The organisation tasked with vetting noncompetitive defense contracts in the U.K. has saved the Ministry of Defence £313 million (U.S. $412 million) since its inception three years ago. However, it is facing a refusal by some suppliers to provide information on costs and prices, according to a report from the government’s financial watchdog. Most suppliers accept the need to work within the new noncompetitive procurement legislation introduced in 2014, but some are “resisting them [the regulations] and their interp... Read More
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Northrop pulls out of MQ-25 drone competition

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WASHINGTON — Northrop Grumman will not put forward a bid for the Navy’s MQ-25 unmanned tanker aircraft, its CEO announced Wednesday. While the specific reasoning underpinning the decision was not fully explained, it appears the Navy’s final request for proposals — released earlier this month — raised questions among executives who worried that Northrop would not be able to develop an unmanned aerial vehicle that met specifications and still delivered profit for the company. ... Read More
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LIHP gets $1.76M state grant for affordable housing

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The Long Island Housing Partnership was awarded a $1.76 million state grant towards acquisition and rehabilitation of homes in Nassau and Suffolk counties. The grant, part of $7.5 million in grants awarded statewide, will help LIHP in purchasing and renovating about 80 single-family homes, according to a statement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office. The funds were awarded through New York State Homes and Community Renewal’s Affordable Home Ownership Development Program, which is administered by the Affordable Housing Corporation. The program provides up to $40,000 per home to eligible municipalities, municipal housing authorities, and other not-for-profit and charitable organizations that develop affordable housing or assi... Read More
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Why Car Dealerships Need to Embrace Digital Disruption before It’s too Late

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Surviving digital disruption, especially this late in the game, isn't going to be easy. Max Zanan, author of Perfect Dealership: Surviving the Digital Disruption coming out 12/25, outlines what each department in your dealership needs to adopt in order to survive this digital disruption. Zanan brings over 15 years of experience in the automotive industry, including sales, finance, fixed ops and consulting.  Given social media and the digital age we are fully living in today, it's not surprising that more than ... Read More