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This was a big week for blockchain

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I just spent four days at two of the most important conferences in the emerging blockchain/crypto-currency space. One was Consensus. The other Token Summit. I had about 100 conversations with people who are at the epicenter of the blockchain wave, including one of the approximately 35 people in the world who make up the Bitcoin Core team that’s responsible for the protocol’s upkeep. It’s going to take a few weeks or months to totally get my head around all this, but here are a few important themes I ob... Read More
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Raspberry Pi Foundation merges with coding club network CoderDojo

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation, the organization behind the micro-computer designed as an easy point of entry for tinkerers and budding programmers, is merging with not-for-profit coding club network CoderDojo. For the uninitiated, the Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized device that serves as the building blocks for computers, with users able to construct fully-working PCs or machines that control their connected home. It has come a long way since its ... Read More
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Ranking the best of ParadoxCon

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When I first started covering Paradox games six years ago, they were a developer of complicated strategy games with much love in their niche (and nowhere else), and a publisher of games of varying genre, tone, and unfortunately, quality. In that time, on the backs of games like Crusader Kings 2, Cities: Skylines, Pillars of Eternity, and Stellaris, Paradox has become an increasingly influential player in the games industry — indeed, arguably one of the most important below the triple-A line of Activision, EA, and Ubisoft. At their recent PDXCon in Sweden, Paradox unveiled several games and expansions as well as discussing the state of the company. The press in attendance had a whole day to talk about and test most of the games i... Read More
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For deposed Ford CEO, the future didn’t come quickly enough

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Ford announced that CEO Mark Fields retired on Monday and will be replaced by Jim Hackett. After months of shareholder grumblings about Ford’s stock market performance, it’s obvious that his hand was forced, but he was allowed a graceful exit. Ford’s stock has tumbled 35 percent since Fields took the helm, so it’s no huge surprise to see him go. Fields’ connected car dreams Nobody ever said Fields was not ambitious. During his tenure, we saw a dramatic change in direction within Ford — sharply toward connected car tech, autonomous vehicles, and mobility solutions.... Read More
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For deposed Ford CEO, the future didn’t come quickly enough

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Ford announced that CEO Mark Fields retired on Monday and will be replaced by Jim Hackett. After months of shareholder grumblings about Ford’s stock market performance, it’s obvious that his hand was forced, but he was allowed a graceful exit. Ford’s stock has tumbled 35 percent since Fields took the helm, so it’s no huge surprise to see him go. Fields’ connected car dreams Nobody ever said Fields was not ambitious. During his tenure, we saw a dramatic change in direction within Ford — sharply toward connected car tech, autonomous vehicles, and mobility solutions.... Read More
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Big plans, but Hub still hinges on Suffolk sewers

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By MICHAEL FAIRLIE // Progress is coming in drips and drabs, but the lack of sufficient sewer systems remains the No. 1 impediment to the ambitious Ronkonkoma Hub redevelopment project. That was the main message Wednesday, when the MacArthur Business Alliance – a 23-year-old networking organization promoting commercial, industrial and not-for-profit interests across Suffolk County – hosted a meeting at Ronkonkoma’s Courtyard by Marriott to update interested parties on the project’s progress and potent... Read More
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Sears revenue continues decline amid tough landscape

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Sears’ extended decline in sales persisted during the first quarter and the storied retailer vowed additional spending cuts to offset its slowing business. The company’s losses widened to $222 million, or $2.15 per share on weak sales. The company has been closing stores and selling brands long affiliated with Sears, including Craftsman. A year ago the company reported a loss of $181 million. Revenue fell 20 percent, to $4.3 billion, and sales at established stores sales fell 11.9 percent. In March, Sears Holdings Corp. said there is “substantial doubt” it could continue as a viable concern, with intense pressure coming from companies like Wal-Mart, Target and Amazon.com. It has insisted that its actions to t... Read More
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How do you fix Facebook moderation? Figure out what Facebook is

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On Sunday, The Guardian published what it has dubbed the Facebook Files, leaked documents describing the rules Facebook has developed to govern what its 2 billion users are allowed to share publicly. The more than 100 internal documents reveal the chasm between the platform’s simple and anodyne Terms of Service or Community Guidelines and the complex and granular moderation work that really takes place on the platform. Until now, there has been little information about how hidden teams of workers, assisted by expanding and experimental AI, regulate millions of violent, hateful, abusive, and... Read More
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HP records ‘breakthrough’ Q2 sales, but it’s not getting carried away

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HP Inc. CEO Dion Weisler wasted no time in describing his company’s latest quarterly earnings as a “breakthrough.” In a call with analysts on Wednesday, Weisler said HP’s third-straight quarter of rising sales shows that the company’s turnaround since splitting with data center specialist sibling Hew... Read More
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CPA pleads guilty in $750K embezzlement scheme

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An accountant living in Oceanside pleaded guilty in Central Islip Federal Court Monday in a $750,000 embezzlement scheme, authorities said. Dennis Stamm, a certified public accountant and partner at Stamm & Bader, a New York-based accounting firm, embezzled payroll taxes from two clients, both of them non-profit schools for children with special needs, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The money was diverted to pay tax obligations for Stamm’s non-profit, Long Island Infant Development Program. Officials say that between 2009 and 2013, the schools provided Stamm with $758,280 to pay quarterly payroll taxes to the IRS. Stamm then embezzled that money for personal use and to pay tax liabilities for the LIIDP.... Read More
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New CardLinx Data Shows 50% Growth in Online-to-Offline Ads

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Loyalty Rewards Gain Share Versus Cash Back Offers Commerce Bots Promise to Drive Digital Advertising Dollars to New Offline Sales 95% of Participants Use Card-Linking as Main O2O Strategy SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 24, 2017– The CardLinx Association today released new data from the 2017 Card-Linking and O2O Industry Annual Survey. The new 2017 data is sourced from the largest merchants, payment companies, digital publishers and card-linked technology companies including CardLinx members Mic... Read More
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Grace and the Fever is a clear-eyed portrait of ‘the girls of the internet’

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Zan Romanoff’s Grace and the Fever is dedicated twice: to the ‘90s pop-rock boy band Hanson, and to “all the girls of the internet.” The novel, written for a YA audience, is centered on Grace, a teenage fan of a One Direction-inspired boy band called Fever Dream. About to graduate from high school, she’s living in two worlds: the online world of fandom and a California suburb, where she can feel her friends growing away from her, and where she no longer feels like it’s okay to love her pop idols out loud. Grace toggles between shame and moments of cracking out of it, asking “What was the point of pretending to feel things she wasn’t feeling, when she was capable of feeling so much?... Read More
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Zuckerberg-Backed Data Trove Exposes the Injustices of Criminal Justice

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Amy Bach was researching her book about the US court system when she met a woman named Sharon in Quitman County, Mississippi. One July day in 2001, Sharon said, her boyfriend took her under a bridge and beat her senseless with a tire iron. Sharon passed out numerous times before her niece intervened and stopped the man from killing her. In photos from the emergency room after the attack, Sharon’s brown, almond-shaped eyes are swollen shut. She reported the crime to the police, who wrote up an aggravated assault report.And then nothing happened. Neither the police nor the local prosecutors pursued the case. As Bach’s research later revealed... Read More
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No. 218: Kaushansky rising, moguls go tech and getting to know your sodium

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It’s Tuesday again: Hope your week is going swimmingly. Give a hearty Innovate welcome to new readers Jennifer, Jenifer, Clarkie, Nora and PR. Glad to have you aboard, folks. Don’t forget to send news, tips, press releases, promotions, birthdays, carps, criticisms and corrections to john.kominicki@innovateli.com. Kansas City-based Laugh-O-gram Films was incorporated on this day in 1922. It declared bankruptcy a year later, and the firm’s 20-year-old founder was forced to sell the studio’s only camera to buy a train ticket to California. He did keep sketches he’d made ... Read More
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Confronting future data centre threats with artificial intelligence

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Jules Trocchi, CEO at Security Direction International Ltd, suggests the new weapons we will need in our future data centre cyber armoury… In the early years of the 21st century, we are witnessing unprecedented levels of change bringing both exciting new opportunities and significant new challenges for our world. Accelerating globalisation, the pace of technological innovation, the information explosion, the rise of global terrorism and a raft of other major trends are simultaneously impacting us; while the planet is becoming more interconnected and increasingly interdependent every day. The number of connected people, devices, systems and applications is mushrooming and with it, the amount of d... Read More
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Get Ready for the Next Big Privacy Backlash Against Facebook

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Data mining is such a prosaic part of our online lives that it’s hard to sustain consumer interest in it, much less outrage. The modern condition means constantly clicking against our better judgement. We go to bed anxious about the surveillance apparatus lurking just beneath our social media feeds, then wake up to mindlessly scroll, Like, Heart, Wow, and Fave another day.But earlier this month, The Australian uncovered something that felt like a breach in the social contract: a leaked confidential document prepared by Facebook ... Read More
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Why I love the Detroit startup scene

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People often ask me, “Why did you move from San Francisco to, uh, Detroit?” The answer is easy. In 10 years, San Francisco will be as good as it is today, but Detroit will be a roaring city once again, defining a new technology hub at the intersection of steel and bits. When choosing to move to Detroit, a city that has been in a recent state of rebuild, many do so to roll up their sleeves, get to work, and make a difference. These attributes are what’s needed in an entrepreneur, which makes the city’s vibe appealing to early stage startups. When entrepreneurs make the pilgrimage to San Francisco to change the world with their ideas, they do so for the vast amount of resources present in the Valley. Detroit, too, has... Read More
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You no longer have to register your drone

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A federal appeals court has shot down a rule requiring hobbyists to register their drones. Appeals court judges in Washington, D.C. agreed on Friday with a drone enthusiast’s challenge to a FAA requirement that all hobbyists register their... Read More
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Why Destiny 2 is on Blizzard’s launcher, not Steam

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Destiny 2 is coming to PC … eventually, but it’s not coming to Steam. But this doesn’t signify that Activision Blizzard is preparing to battle Valve over selling third-party games. Bungie unveiled Destiny 2 yesterday, and the blockbuster game studio revealed that the PC version of the sci-fi cooperative shooter is due out on just the Blizzard app at some point in the future (the studio did not confirm that Destiny 2 will hit PC alongside the console versions on September 8). This means that you’ll find it sitting with Hearthstone, Overwatch, and World of Warcraft on Battle.net — although Bl... Read More
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Will Robert Mueller Explore Trump’s Russian Business Ties?

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‘Airwars’ tracks civilian casualties in Syria and Iraq

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Abdulwahab Tahhan explains how a non-profit group in London called 'Airwars' tries to track the civilian casualties caused by airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.They attempt to collect the names, so the dead can be remembered as more than just an anonymous number.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Salesforce beats estimates with Q1 deferred revenue growth of 26%

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(Reuters) — Salesforce.com Inc (CRM.N) allayed concerns about a slowing pace of growth after it reported quarterly deferred revenue that came above its estimate on Thursday. The company’s deferred revenue rose 26 percent to $5.04 billion in the first quarter ended April 30. In February, Salesforce had warned of a steeper drop in first-quarter deferred revenue, blaming seasonality as customers typically make purchasing decisions toward the end of the year. The metric is keenly watched by investors as subscription-based software companies such as Salesforce book revenue in stages rather than at the time of a sale. Analysts had expected deferred revenue of $4.93 billion, according to financial data a... Read More
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Keiser Report: Welcome to White House aka Profit Source (E1072)

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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 big profits being made by companies whose corporate executives visit the White House. In the second half, Max interviews Chris Whalen, author of ‘Ford Men,’ to discuss Fannie & Freddie running out of money and the S&P Departments Store Index plunging.WATCH all Keiser Report shows here:... Read More
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The big picture

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Settlement reached in housing discrimination case on LI

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A settlement agreement was reached to end race-based housing discrimination in Yaphank, authorities said. In the agreement, the German American Settlement League will overhaul the non-profit’s policies and end its practice of housing discrimination based on race and national origin, according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The investigation followed reports that the organization historically excluded non-white, non-German individuals from membership and home ownership in its community. When Schneiderman initiated his investigation, the GASL’s by-laws expressly limited membership and home ownership on GASL property to those “primarily of German extraction and of good character and reputation.”... Read More
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Target reimagines itself and Wall Street likes what it sees

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Target’s first-quarter profits jumped almost 8 percent as attempts to turn its business around appear to be gaining some traction. Comparable-store sales fell for the fourth consecutive quarter, but the decline was nowhere near as bad as expected and online sales surged 22 percent. While growing online sales and rising profits pushed shares up more than 8 percent before the opening bell Wednesday, CEO Brian Cornell still needs to find a way to thrive in the face of intense pressure Amazon.com and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Facing those challenges, Target plans to spend $7 billion over the next three years, more than three times its typical capital expenditure, to remodel more than a third of its 1,800 stores, speed up its expan... Read More
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China’s Tencent overshoots Q1 estimates with 58% profit jump

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(Reuters) — Tencent Holdings Ltd, China’s biggest gaming and social media firm by revenue, overshot estimates to post a 58 percent rise in first quarter profit on Wednesday, aided by strong growth in gaming and digital payments. The results represent Tencent’s highest quarterly profit growth in 2-1/2 years, reaching 14.3 billion yuan ($2.08 billion) for the quarter. That was above a median forecast for a 13.2 billion yuan profit from eight analysts polled by Reuters. The firm, Asia’s most valuable company with a market value of $316 billion, has sought to boost profits this year by expanding the use of its payments app, WeChat Pay, among local and international merchants. It wants to provide services for ev... Read More
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One Candidate’s Plan to Resist Trump by Teaching Kids to Code

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Alec Ross knows Trump country well. The former Obama administration staffer hails from the heart of coal country in Charleston, West Virginia. He grew up alongside the very people that President Trump likes to say Washington has left behind.As with Trump, Ross believes that government needs to do a better job lifting up these “forgotten men and women.” Unlike Trump, Ross believes accomplishing that goal has little to do with sealing off the borders or reviving the coal industry at the expense of the world’s climate. Instead, Ross argues the key to a more inclusive economy depends on a simple promise: ensuring all students have access to a computer science education. It’s not exactly the kind of lock-her-up-and-buil... Read More
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Collins: Purchase prices and the role of ‘earnouts’ in business deals

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Last month I addressed the question, “How much is my business worth,” discussing valuation methodologies and a range of financial and non-financial factors that drive enterprise value.  Selling a business means selling a going concern – where the value lies in the business’s ability to produce profits in the future in the context of the many risks and opportunities associated with achieving those financial projections. The experience of selling (or buying) a house is straightforward: find a buyer; agree on a price; have an inspection; go to c... Read More
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US stocks waver in midday trading on Wall Street

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The major U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in midday trading Tuesday a day after the market closed at record highs. Investors were sizing up the latest crop of company earnings and new data on home construction and industrial production. Health care and real estate companies fell more than the rest of the market. Technology stocks led the gainers. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell less than 1 point to 2,401 as of 12:24 p.m. Eastern Time. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 17 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,999. The Nasdaq composite index was up 11 points, or 0.2 percent, at 6,160. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit new highs on Monday. SPRUCED UP: Home Depot topped expectation... Read More
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US stocks waver in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday

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U.S. stock indexes were little changed in early trading Tuesday, a day after the market closed at record highs. Investors were sizing up the latest crop of company earnings and new data on home construction and industrial production. Real estate and health care companies fell more than the rest of the market. Consumer goods makers rose. The price of oil edged higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 1 point, or 0.1 percent, to 2,403 as of 10:23 a.m. Eastern Time. The Dow Jones industrial average was little changed at 20,986. The Nasdaq composite index was up a fraction at 6,150. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit new highs on Monday. SPRUCED UP: Home Depot topped expectations for profit and revenue in t... Read More
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What To Know About Carl Icahn, Trump’s ‘Special Adviser’

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Enlarge this image Chairman of Icahn Enterprises Carl Icahn participates in a panel discussion in 2015. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for New York Times ... Read More
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Bitcoin sale profit is taxable capital gains for investor

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MUMBAI: India is not isolated from the rising popularity of Bitcoins, which got a boost post-demonetisation. According to industry sources, nearly 300-plus enthusiasts of the cryptocurrency trade daily on Indian Bitcoin exchange platforms. Most of these platforms boast of user registrations of more than a lakh. Thus, many taxpayers in India need to understand the I-T nuances of their Bitcoin transactions.Curiosity prompted Rakesh M, a Bengaluru-based techie (identity changed), to make his first investment in Bitcoins. He sold his investment during the financial year 2016-17 (year ending March 31, 2017) and earned a profit.The perplexing issue for him is: How should he treat ... Read More
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Blockchain fundings are trendy, but we’re still in the Wild West days

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Many startups are currently testing out one of the most exciting new investment trends: blockchain-based initial coin offerings (ICOs). Still unregulated and open for anyone to invest in, not just VCs, these token crowdsales are like Kickstarter campaigns for the crypto world. For those unfamiliar with the idea, startups wanting to build blockchain-based apps (called ‘decentralized apps’ or dApps) can forge a new blockchain to build them on top of or can build them on established public blockchains — such as Ethereum, which is currently seeing most of these projects. These startups pull in funding by selling off tokens of their own cryptocurrency. With the rising interest in blockchain-based services, it has become trendy to... Read More
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New York’s tech success isn’t measured just in IPOs

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Recently, VentureBeat published a report about “New York City’s overhyped startup scene,” an article that used Yext’s then-impending IPO to make a case that a lack of flashy IPOs and exits somehow indicated New York’s tech and startup environment has not thrived. That couldn’t be further from the truth. While New York may lack a blockbuster IPO, it’s ridiculous to base an entire city’s startup culture and success on IPOs. Other factors to take into account include the success of startups that stayed private while growing significantly, venture capital activity, companies that are ripe for IP... Read More
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Spotify reportedly to go public as direct listing on NYSE

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(Reuters) – Music streaming service Spotify, most recently valued at $13 billion, will be the first major company to carry out a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange when it goes public later this year or early next year, two sources familiar with the situation said on Friday. The move would be the biggest test yet for the direct listing process, which for companies willing to list shares without raising capital eliminates the need for a Wall Street bank or broker to underwrite an initial public offering (IPO) along with many associated fees. If successful, it could change the way companies approach selling shares to the public. The Swedish technology firm is working with investment banks Morgan S... Read More
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Bronx vendor brutally beaten wakes from coma; 2 suspects arraigned

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MELROSE, Bronx (WABC) -- Two of the men who accused in a brutal attack on a Bronx street vendor were arraigned Friday, as word comes that the victim has emerged from his coma and is finally improving.Three people have been arrested so far in the attack, with police actively searching for two other suspects. Watch cellphone video of the attack:The mother of Enrique Foote sobbed during his court appearance, but neither she nor his family had anything to say about the 18-year-old's alleged role in beating 53-year-old Souleymane Porgo after he had stopped one of the men from stealing a purse.... Read More
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Richard Russell’s XL Recordings Empire

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Vendor brutally attacked in the Bronx wakes up from coma

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MELROSE, Bronx (WABC) -- After lying in a coma for more than a week, the vendor who was brutally beaten in the Bronx was awake and responsive on Thursday for the first time since he was attacked.Souleymane Porgo, 53, was attacked May 2 in the Melrose section of the Bronx by five men, allegedly including Enrique Foote and Octavius Profit, both 18, who were arrested Thursday morning. Foote and Profit are now off the streets, charged with gang assault, and on Thursday night were lead away and off to face a judge. ... Read More
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Vendor brutally attacked wakes up from coma

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MELROSE, Bronx (WABC) -- After laying in a coma for more than a week, the Bronx vendor who was brutally beaten in the Bronx was awake and responsive on Thursday for the first time since it happened.53-year-old Soueymane Porgo was attacked on May 2nd in the Melrose section of the Bronx by five men, including 18-year-olds Enrique Foote and Octavius Profit, who were arrested on Thursday morning. Foote and Profit are now off the streets, charged with gang assault, and on Thursday night were lead away and ... Read More
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Nordstrom reports growth in 1Q profit, disappointing sales

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FILE - In this Monday, March 23, 2015, file photo, a woman arrives at a Nordstrom luxury department store, at The Mall of San Juan, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Nordstrom Inc. reports financial results, Thursday, May 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- Nordstrom Inc. said Thursday its overall profit jumped 37 percent at its department stores in the first quarter, but a key sales gauge fell short of Wall Street expectations. Sales at established stores ... Read More
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Tesla Begins Taking Orders For Its Solar Energy Roof Tile Systems

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Enlarge this image Tesla's new slate solar roof tiles are seen in this photo released by the company. The glass-covered tiles are designed to look like a traditional roof, doing away with the need ... Read More
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Backed by Andy Rubin, Lighthouse raises $17 million for its AI home assistant

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A new intelligent assistant makes its debut today to compete with the likes of Alexa, Cortana, and Google Assistant. Lighthouse distinguishes itself from its competitors by using computer vision to detect and monitor activity within a home. Until now, Lighthouse has operated in stealth since 2015. Today, the company also announced the close of a $17 million funding round, led by Eclipse Ventures with participation from Playground Ventures. Lighthouse and its 30 employees are based at Playground Ventures. Android co-creator Andy Rub... Read More
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Snap CEO on Facebook threat: ‘Just because Yahoo has a search box, it doesn’t mean they’re Google’

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On Snap’s first earnings call as a public company Wednesday, Wall Street had a particularly burning question for Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel: “Does Facebook scare you?” asked Richard Greenfield, an analyst at BTIG. Following an earnings report that came in below analysts’ expectations on sales, profit and user growth—prompting Snap stock to plummet nearly 25% after-hours towards its ... Read More
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UniCredit first quarter profits double under new leadership

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(AP) -- Italy's largest bank by assets, UniCredit, says net profits more than doubled in the first quarter, with all divisions showing improvement under new management. The bank said Thursday that its net profit for the first three months of the year was 907 million euros ($986 million), up from 406 million euros a year earlier, when the bank was hit by a one-time restructuring cost. CEO... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Drones Become Suicide Prevention Tool in Japan

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A suicide prevention organization is turning to new technology in an effort to try and stop people from taking their own lives. On May 9 The Japan Times reported that a non-profit will start using drones to monitor cliffs in Fukui Prefecture that have become a notorious suicide destination... Read More
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News Briefs – May 10, 2017

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Mangano and Northwell Health Announce Free Business Workshop For Veterans Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Northwell Health, in conjunction with Suffolk County, are assisting veterans in transitioning from the military to a life and career back here at home.  A free workshop, “Barracks to Business:  Translating Military Skills into Career Success,” is being offered on Thursday, May 11th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, located at Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Garden City.  The workshop is designed to assist veterans with reframing their leadership experience, teamwork and organization skills to prepare fo... Read More
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Section 8 Vouchers Help The Poor — But Only If Housing Is Available

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Enlarge this image Farryn Giles and her son Isaiah, 6, walk in their east Dallas neighborhood. While she received a Section 8 voucher to help them move to a neighborhood with more oppor... Read More
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US stocks rise as energy companies rally with oil prices

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U.S. stock indexes are a bit higher Wednesday afternoon as energy companies are rallying with the price of oil. Consumer-focused companies are down following weak first-quarter reports from Priceline and Disney. Drugmakers and other health care companies are also down as a quiet week of trading continues. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index picked up 1 point, or 0.1 percent, to 2,398 as of 12:43 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average shed 17 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,958 as Disney slumped. The Nasdaq composite remained at 6,121 after it set a record high Tuesday. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks was up 4 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,396. OIL: Benchmark U.S. crude surged $1.55,... Read More
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Icahn’s role in Trump admin under scrutiny

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Senate Democrats want to know if billionaire investor Carl Icahn used his role as an adviser to President Donald Trump to illegally profit.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/69088/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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NASA is losing the race to build a better rocket

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An emerging class of powerful rockets is supposed to start flying in the next couple of years. They’re known as heavy-lift launch vehicles. These rockets are capable of getting a whole lot of stuff into space at once — and everyone seems to be making one. SpaceX has been promising that its Falcon Heavy, a larger variant of the Falcon 9 rocket, will fly for the first time this summer. The United Launch Alliance is working on a brand-new vehicle called the Vulcan that’s supposed to fly in 2019. And spaceflight company Blue Origin is the latest to throw its hat in the ring, recently claiming its next big rocket, the New Glenn, will be able to deliver 100,000 pounds of cargo — and eventually people — to lower Earth orbi... Read More
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Tech companies, if you create addicts, you need to help them

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Two years ago, I published a book on how to make products more habit-forming. The book became a bestseller and I’m frequently asked to consult with companies—particularly tech companies—looking to make their goods and services stickier and harder to stop using. Unfortunately, making things more engaging also makes them more potentially addictive. The techniques I describe in the book, intended to help product designers build healthy habits in their users (like using a wellness app, keeping better track of personal finances, or staying in touch with family and friends) are the same tactics used by some to keep people un-h... Read More
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Electronic Arts FIFA reaches 21 million players as fiscal year revenues hit record

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Electronic Arts had a banner fourth fiscal quarter ended March 31,and much of the credit goes to its blockbuster soccer franchise. FIFA 17 has reached more than 21 million players to date, with 12 million of those playing the game’s new story mode, “The Journey.” And the FIFA Ultimate Team part of the game had 13 percent more players through the end of March 31. Fans buy FIFA every year, but EA Sports tried a different tactic this year with the story, which chronicled a young up-and-coming player’s road to soccer fame. The story has character-driven cutscenes and more drama than you might see just playing the game. It looks like it was a good bet. For the quarte... Read More
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Stocks drift around record highs in another listless day Tuesday

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U.S. stock indexes drifted around their record highs Tuesday as markets lazed through yet another day of listless trading. Treasury yields ticked higher, adding to gains made in recent weeks. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slipped by just 1 point to 2,398 as of 2:50 p.m. Eastern time. Earlier in the day, it was up 0.2 percent. If it manages another gain, it would mark the third straight session where it’s set an all-time high. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 16 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,996, and the Nasdaq composite rose 16 points, or 0.3 percent, to 6,119. EVERYONE REMAINS CALM: Markets have been placid, as investors keep crossing off reasons to fear. Last week’s jobs report gave ... Read More
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Drugmaker Valeant tops 1Q profit forecasts, chops debt again

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FILE - This May 27, 2013, file photo, shows the head office and logo of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. in Laval, Quebec, Canada. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. reports earnings, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- Shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals surged after the Canadian drugmaker topped Wall Street's first-quarter expectations and said it chopped its debt by another $1.3 billion, giving it more financial f... Read More
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New York State Senate to vote on bill targeting MS-13 gang violence

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JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens (WABC) -- The New York State Senate is expected to vote Monday on a new bill targeting gangs, following a wave of violence on Long Island.The proposal would lengthen the prison term for felonies committed during gang activity and create a gang-prevention curriculum in New York classrooms, as well as provide funding for non-profit community outreach. The legislation follows the recent crackdown on MS-13, the notorious gang blamed for a string of killings on Long Island.The Brooklyn senator who is the author of the bill, Martin Golden, says 30 percent of all violent cri... Read More
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US stock indexes inch back from record highs Monday

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U.S. stock indexes inched back from their record highs Monday, while the dollar ticked higher against other currencies. Trading was calm following the weekend’s presidential election in France, which had the potential to upset global markets. The candidate who’s in favor of keeping France in the European Union and in the euro currency won, to the relief of investors who feared the alternative would have hurt global trade. Markets had been rallying for weeks in anticipation of a victory by Emmanuel Macron, and analysts said that left little upside for when the result actually occurred. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slipped 3 points, or 0.1 percent to 2,396 as of 12:08 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jon... Read More
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Sanford’s $5M gift ignites LIU entrepreneurship

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BY GREGORY ZELLER // A $5 million grant from a distinguished philanthropist has Long Island University riding high atop the regional innovation wave. With a boost from celebrated entrepreneur T. Denny Sanford, LIU has cut the ribbon on the T. Denny Sanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute. The university officially celebrated the opening of Phase I of the project – covering 3,935 square feet of newly renovated space inside Bush-Brown Hall, adjacent to the LIU Post campus in Brookville – in a May 5 ceremony. ... Read More
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How machine learning influences your productivity

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If there is one word that the enterprise wants to be associated with, it’s “productive.” It is the metric that influences so many others by which business is measured – success, efficiency, profit. And recently, artificial intelligence (AI) has been touted as a new way to increase productivity by replacing expensive workers with tireless machines. One recent demonstration that has garnered media attention is the first demonstration of an ... Read More
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Software firms are actively seeking ‘neurodiverse’ employees

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In the never-ending drive for quality and productivity, leading software companies, including SAP, Microsoft, HPE, Amazon, and Salesforce.com, have discovered a new source of overqualified and underemployed workers: people whose brains are wired differently than the average person. Everyone’s brain operates differently, and these companies hope to leverage the strengths in those differences to improve the software development process. The best examples of neurodiversity advantage are currently in the field of autism employment. According to the CDC, one in every 68 births this year will be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. The condition itsel... Read More
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These investor laws are stunting startup growth

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Columbus, Detroit, Cincinnati, Chicago, Cleveland — startup hot spots like these are popping up across the nation as innovation and entrepreneurship are on the rise. However, while momentum is building in the Midwest, several misguided business regulations are stunting the startup community’s full potential. After much discussion with fellow VentureOhio board members, including Mark Kvamme of Drive Capital and the leaders at the NVCA, we’ve identified four key regulations in particular that are throttling growth: the Volcker Rule, Qualified Small Business Stock Rules, Section 382, and the Registered Investment Advisor Rules. Since Congress and the Trump administration a... Read More
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The rise of the tech titans – Counting the Cost

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Nearly every Internet consumer in the world is exposed to these technology giants in some way: Amazon, Alphabet, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook. The latest set of quarterly earnings show just how much profit they're generating from our increasingly technology focused economy.In 2017, the biggest tech companies are just as big as Wall Street Banks as they grow their market dominance. These companies own giant ecosystems of products that all tie into each other.Every time Apple sells an iPhone, the customer buys other services. Apple cash hoard is $250bn - which is bigger than the market cap of General Electric. It became the world's most valuable company back in 2011.More from Counting the... Read More
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24 billion clicks show mobile ad fraud is rampant: 8 networks are 100% fraudulent

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Mobile ad fraud is an enduring problem that is costing marketers a small fortune. Estimates vary wildly, but we know this for sure — somewhere between $7.2 billion and $16.4 billion is being lost thanks to ad fraud. And thanks to a new study released today by Tune, which takes in data from 24 billion clicks and analyzes over 700 ad networks, we now know just how bad things are at a network level. In fact, the analysis shows that eigh... Read More
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Long Island Business Expo Celebrates Second Year Expansion; First Event of Its Kind at New Nassau Coliseum

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Event catering to Long Island business community doubles in size in second year, from programming to exhibitors to attendees. Uniondale, NY - May 4, 2017 - After a record-breaking debut at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University in Hempstead last year for its inaugural event, the Long Island Business Expo has celebrated its second successful year on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 after expanding its offerings within the walls of an entirely ... Read More
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Misonix narrows loss

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Farmingdale-based Misonix reported a $100,000 third quarter net loss, down from $700,000 a year ago. The maker of ultrasonic medical devices said sales rose 32 percent to $7.2 million, boosted by a 31 percent increase in United States sales to $4 million over the prior year. “We have expanded the number of clinical sales specialists in our domestic sales and marketing group,” CEO Stavros Vizirgianakis said  of strong U.S. sales. “And the results to date have been excellent, as evidenced by the strong increase in domestic consumables sales in the third quarter. The gross profit percentage in the third quarter was 71 percent, up from 66 percent a year ago, which the firm attributed primarily to “a stronger mix... Read More
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Sheryl Sandberg’s “Option B” and the Facebook Way to Grieve

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ACETO Reports Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Results

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Management to Host Conference Call on May 5, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. ET PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., May 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ACETO Corporation (Nasdaq:ACET), an international company engaged in the development, marketing, sale and distribution of Human Health products, Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Performance Chemicals, announced today financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 ended March 31, 2017. Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 versus Third Quarter Fiscal 2016 Net sales of $190.1 million versus $157.9 million, a 20.4% inc... Read More
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ACETO Reports Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Results

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Management to Host Conference Call on May 5, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. ET PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., May 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ACETO Corporation (Nasdaq:ACET), an international company engaged in the development, marketing, sale and distribution of Human Health products, Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Performance Chemicals, announced today financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 ended March 31, 2017. Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 versus Third Quarter Fiscal 2016 Net sales of $190.1 million versus $157.9 million, a 20.4% inc... Read More
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ACETO Reports Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Results

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Management to Host Conference Call on May 5, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. ET PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., May 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ACETO Corporation (Nasdaq:ACET), an international company engaged in the development, marketing, sale and distribution of Human Health products, Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Performance Chemicals, announced today financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 ended March 31, 2017. Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 versus Third Quarter Fiscal 2016 Net sales of $190.1 million versus $157.9 million, a 20.4% inc... Read More
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The interesting numbers in Activision Blizzard earnings

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Activision Blizzard beat analysts expectations for both revenues and earnings on Thursday. But the big video game company also reported some figures that should be interesting for those following the game industry. The company said it was raising its guidance for the full year outlook. Digital revenues were $1.4 billion of the total $1.7 billion in total revenue for the Santa Monica, Calif.-based company. The PC accounted for $566 million of Activision Blizzard’s revenue. Consoles were $615 million, an... Read More
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Plunging oil prices and energy companies hit stock indexes

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Oil prices are plunging again Thursday and energy companies are taking sharp losses. While most U.S. stocks are falling in afternoon trading, major indexes are little changed. Health insurers are a bit higher and hospitals are lower as the House passes a bill intended to roll back much of former President Barack Obama’s health care law. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index remained at 2,388 as of 2:30 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 18 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,939. The Nasdaq composite was also stable at 6,072. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks dipped 4 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,387. On the New York Stock Exchange, two out of every three stocks fell. ENERGY: U.... Read More
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Silicon Valley’s Mission to Save California Ag From Dying of Thirst

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This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.When George McFadden sits at his computer to analyze crop photos, he looks like a doctor pointing out trouble spots on an X-ray. He identifies unnatural lines, “blob-like” patterns, and streaks clouding a field. All can indicate a troubling diagnosis. “Can you see these little dots?” McFadden asks, pointing at a thermal shot of a tomato field that has suffered from a defective irrigation system. ... Read More
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Small business lending: Is glass half-full or half-empty?

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Trying to size up the state of small business lending can prompt the question: Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Banks and government data point to a recovery in small business loans since the recession, with loan figures nearly back to their 2008 levels. But many company owners say while they’re more upbeat about the economy, they’re not planning to ask banks for financing. Some have enough on hand. That’s what nearly half of the companies queried said in a survey released in March by the Federal Reserve’s regional banks. But 27 percent said they didn’t want to take on debt. Some are skittish about borrowing after getting stung by the recession. Interest rates that have been rising, and making some owners thi... Read More
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Arrow Electronics Reports First-Quarter Results

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-- Record First-Quarter Sales and Earnings Per Share -- -- First-Quarter Earnings Per Share of $1.26; Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share of $1.46 -- CENTENNIAL, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2017-- Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today reported first-quarter 2017 net income of $114 million, or $1.26 per share on a diluted basis, compared with net income of $106 million, or $1.14 per share on a diluted basis, in the first quarter of 2016. Excluding certain items1, net income would have been $132 million in the first quarter of 2017, unchanged from the first quarter of 20... Read More
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BMW up nearly a third in Q1 as SUV sales power ahead

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(AP) -- German luxury automaker BMW saw its net profit rise by nearly a third in the first three months of the year as sales increased in Europe, the U.S. and Asia, helped by profitable SUVs and the 7-Series large sedan. The Munich-based automaker said Thursday that it made 2.15 billion euros ($2.34 billion) in the first quarter, up 31 percent on the 1.64 billion euros in the year-earlier... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Shell earnings double as energy prices rebound

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(AP) -- Royal Dutch Shell says first-quarter earnings more than doubled as energy prices rebounded and the company benefited from a cost-cutting drive announced when oil was at a 12-year low. The Anglo-Dutch energy giant said Thursday that profit adjusted for changes in the value of inventories and excluding one-time items rose to $3.75 billion from $1.55 billion in the same period last year.... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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HSBC 1Q pretax adjusted profit rises 12 percent to $5.9B

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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017 file photo, people walk past a branch of HSBC bank in Hong Kong. HSBC says quarterly pretax profits rose 12 percent as improved trading and rising interest rates helped support the London-based global bank's businesses. The bank said on Thursday, May 4, that profit for the first three months of the year, adjusted for one-time items and currency fluctuations, came in at $5.9 billion versus $5.3 billion a year ago. Adjusted revenue edged 2 percent higher to $12.8 billion. (AP Photo/Vince... Read More

Facebook reports Q1 2017 revenue of $8.03 billion, warns again of ad growth

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(Reuters) — Facebook Inc shares dipped from a record high on Wednesday after the world’s biggest online social network warned investors once again that its advertising revenue growth would likely come down from current high levels. The warning appeared to outweigh Facebook’s surging quarterly profit and revenue, fueled by growth in its mobile ad business, which is still not showing much sign of slowing down as the company nears the five-year anniversary of its initial public offering. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement it was a “good start to 2017.” Facebook’s shares fell 2.7 percent in after-hours trading to $147.60. They had closed at an all-time high of $153.60 on Tuesday.... Read More
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New York City seeks to improve homeless outreach program

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NEW YORK, New York (WABC) -- New York City is looking to improve its homeless outreach program, which has helped transition nearly 800 homeless workers off the street and into permanent homes.Living on the street, "John", who asked his real name not be released, was being checked on by three outreach workers who are part of Home-Stat, the city's homeless outreach and mobile engagement street action team. Program director Erica Strang, who began as an outreach worker, knows how difficult is is to gain the confidence of the city's homeless."They immediately tense up. 'Who are you? Who are you with? I don't want to go to a shelter. I'm okay,'" she said. "We want to come in and provide another option for them.... Read More
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Intel’s top-ranking woman and data center chief Diane Bryant takes leave of absence

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Diane Bryant, head of Intel’s Data Center Group, is taking a leave of absence for the next six to eight months to attend to a personal family matter. Bryant has been one of the most prominent female leaders at Intel as head of the company’s Data Center Group. Her business generated $4.2 billion in revenue last quarter, or about 28 percent of its revenue. But the server chips that the division generates are among the highest-profit products that Intel makes. She will be replaced by Navin Shenoy, who will become general manager of DCG on an interim basis. You could say this is a blow to diversity — albeit a temporary one — at Intel, where the topic has been a big priority. In an email today, Intel CEO Brian Krz... Read More
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Losses for tech and health companies take US stocks lower

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U.S. stocks are down Wednesday morning as technology, health care and consumer-focused stocks all trade lower. Investors aren’t thrilled with Apple’s first-quarter results, which included lower-than-expected iPhone sales. The Federal Reserve is having a policy meeting, although investors don’t expect it to raise interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slipped 8 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,382 as of 11:33 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 52 points, or 0.3 percent, to 20,897. The Nasdaq composite sank 38 points, or 0.6 percent, to 6,057. The Russell 2000 index, which tracks smaller companies, declined 11 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,388. APPLE ON HOLD: Apple dipped after... Read More
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Northwell partners to expand into Central NY

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Syracuse-based Crouse Health’s board of directors has approved a clinical affiliation with Northwell Health that will let the two systems jointly develop new programs and services in Central New York. Crouse Health will continue to operate as an independent, separately licensed community hospital and maintain its existing board. But the nonprofit also becomes a strategic partner as Northwell says it “seeks to establish a presence in upstate New York.” “This was a thoughtful and focused process,” Crouse Health CEO and President Kimberly Boynton said of the affiliation. Crouse Health already is affiliated with Community Memorial Hospital, in Hamilton, NY, through an agreement that is expected to cont... Read More
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Hulu’s Live TV Service Launches To Save You From Your Cable Bill

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It always felt like if Hulu ever launched a live-TV service, it might have a real shot at killing cable. After all, Hulu’s owners—21st Century Fox, Disney, Comcast, and Time Warner—own and operate every channel that matters. Now, months after Hulu first showed off its live service, and many more months since it started hinting one was coming, Hulu with Live TV is finally, well, live. The service costs $40 per month, and includes 50-plus live channels along with everything else Hulu has always offered.It’s the streaming-plus-live combination that Hulu seems to be hoping will set it apart from ... Read More
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Volkswagen's Q1 profit up 44 percent as sales mix improves

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FILE - In this April 28, 2017 file photo an e-Golf electric car with the VW logo on a rim is pictured in the German car manufacturer Volkswagen Transparent Factory (Glaeserne Manufaktur) in Dresden, eastern Germany. Volkswagen will report first-quarter and hold analyst and investor conference call on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- German automaker Volkswagen saw its first quarter profit jump 44 percent as it focused on selling more profitable mode... Read More
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How Canadian Dairy Farmers Escape The Global Milk Glut

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Enlarge this image A cow is milked at a dairy farm in Granby, Quebec, Canada, last month. President Trump recently accused Canada of unfairly blocking imports of milk from the U.S. He was t... Read More
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Slowing auto sales weigh on US stocks as indexes wobble

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U.S. stock indexes are little changed Tuesday as weak auto sales drag down car makers even as other companies report strong earnings. Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler are falling as it appears U.S. car sales are slowing down. Industrial companies including engine maker Cummins are rising after posting their first-quarter results. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index remained at 2,387 as of 11:55 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average added 19 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,932. The Nasdaq composite lost 1 point to 6,090 after it set a record high Monday. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks sank 7 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,399. That was a hint investors were concerned that weak auto s... Read More
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Pfizer beats 1Q profit forecasts

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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, file photo, flags fly in front of Pfizer World Headquarters, in New York. Pfizer Inc. reports earnings, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- Pfizer Inc. is reporting first-quarter net income of $3.12 billion. The New York company had a profit of 51 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 69 cents per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average esti... Read More
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Look to Zuck’s F8, Not Trump’s 100 Days, to See the Shape of the Future

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The Circle, a film adaptation of the best-selling novel by David Eggers about a mega-Silicon Valley company that has sinister plans to control the world, opened recently to tepid reviews and unimpressive box office. That shouldn’t obscure the fact that the issues it attempts to address—and which the novel brilliantly took on—are ones that need to be dealt with, urgently.To wit, what happens as our lives more and more are lived digitally? What are the implications for rights, freedoms, and privacy when the desiderata of our digital incarnations are channeled through only handful of massive private companies who want to use our data not just to reduce the frictions of everyday life but to augment their own bottom line... Read More
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Startups: Should you incorporate as a Public Benefit Corporation?

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Incorporating your business as a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) means you can include public good as part of your company charter in addition to maximizing shareholder profit. Today, there are almost 4,000 Public Benefit Corporations (PBCs) across the U.S., including well-known brands such as Patagonia, Kickstarter, and This American Life. This corporate structure exists across 31 U.S. states, with California introducing the option just five years ago, allowing businesses to focus on both profits and benefits for society. And startups are increasingly showing interest in this business structure. We’ve witnessed the grow... Read More
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Is this the future of college: Online classes, but no degree

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In this photo taken April 27, 2017, founder Adam Braun poses at MissionU in San Francisco. MissionU, which began accepting its first applications last month, offers a one-year program in data analytics and business intelligence with an upfront tuition of $0. As part of a profit-sharing agreement, MissionU students will be giving back 15 percent of their salary for three years after graduation, given that they make at least $50,000 per year. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) (Credit: AP) (... Read More
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Trump’s First Hundred Days: Humor from The New Yorker

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CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY GEORGE NAPOLITANO / FILM MAGIC / GETTY When the temperature is just right and I squint really hard, I can still sometimes conjure the lazy, hazy, prelapsarian feeling of Donald... Read More
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Keiser Report: America-China Financial Wars (E 1064)

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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 ‘total fool’ speculator who bombed the Borussia Dortmund team bus in order to profit from shares falling. They also discuss global debt exploding to 325 percent of global gross GDP. In the second half, Max interviews Alasdair Macleod of Macleod Finance and Goldmoney.com. They discuss America’s financial war strategy and whether or not it has already failed in this war against China.WATCH all Keiser Report shows here:... Read More