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Elon Musk on mission to link human brains with computers in four years: Report - CNBC

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:27

CNBC

Elon Musk on mission to link human brains with computers in four years: Report
CNBC
Tesla founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices. Neuralink is aiming to bring to the market a product that helps with certain ...

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Judge sentences Volkswagen to $2.8B criminal fine for emissions cheating - USA TODAY

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:56

USA TODAY

Judge sentences Volkswagen to $2.8B criminal fine for emissions cheating
USA TODAY
DETROIT — Volkswagen must pay a $2.8 billion criminal fine for purposely building a diesel engine equipped with software to cheat on greenhouse gas emissions tests. U.S. District Judge Sean Cox on Friday accepted a plea agreement reached in January ...
Volkswagen to pay $2.8 billion in US diesel emission scandalCNBC
VW to pay $2.8B fine, gets 3 years probationThe Detroit News
US Judge Hands Volkswagen Three-Year Probation SentenceFox Business
Los Angeles Times
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Verizon: The 'Tiffany Network' Tarnished, Says Argus - Barron's (blog)

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:28

Barron's (blog)

Verizon: The 'Tiffany Network' Tarnished, Says Argus
Barron's (blog)
Shares of Verizon Communications (VZ) are down 69 cents, or 1.4%, at $47.72, after Argus Research's Joseph Bonner cut his rating on the shares to Hold from Buy, a day after the company's Q1 results disappointed investors on a slowdown in the number of ...

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US existing home sales surge in March, reaching highs not seen since 2007 - CNBC

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:06

CNBC

US existing home sales surge in March, reaching highs not seen since 2007
CNBC
A real estate agent, left, shows prospective buyers the kitchen area inside a home for a possible sale in Warren, Michigan. U.S. home resales rose more than expected in March to the highest level in more than a decade, The National Association of ...
US Home Sales Shoot Up to 10-Year HighNew York Times
Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Rise to Fastest Pace in a DecadeBloomberg
Existing-Home Sales Jumped 4.4% in MarchPR Newswire (press release)
Business Insider -MarketWatch -Reuters -The Mortgage Reports (blog)
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In last-minute deal, Wells Fargo ups sham-account settlement to $142 million - Los Angeles Times

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 08:26

Los Angeles Times

In last-minute deal, Wells Fargo ups sham-account settlement to $142 million
Los Angeles Times
Wells Fargo & Co. has agreed to boost its payout in a class-action settlement over unauthorized accounts to $142 million, up from the $110 million it announced just three weeks ago, according to documents filed late Thursday. The scandal-rocked bank ...
Wells Fargo CEO: We're America's 'best corporate citizen'CNNMoney
Wells Fargo expands settlement to include more customer accountsReuters
Wells Fargo adds $32 million to class-action settlement for retail sales practicesMarketWatch
TheStreet.com
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This 'Parks and Recreation' Star Is the New KFC Colonel - Fortune

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 08:00

Fortune

This 'Parks and Recreation' Star Is the New KFC Colonel
Fortune
Actor Rob Lowe has got a new staring role: he is playing KFC's famous Colonel Sanders. The St. Elmo's Fire and Parks and Recreation star is the eighth celebrity hired to play the brand's iconic pitchman. His appointment to that role is timed with KFC's ...

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NYC Subway Delays: Changes On 2 Major Manhattan Lines On Friday - Patch.com

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 07:41

Patch.com

NYC Subway Delays: Changes On 2 Major Manhattan Lines On Friday
Patch.com
Friday commuters on the A/C/E and B/D/F/M are having a rough go of it this morning. By Marc Torrence (Patch National Staff) - April 21, 2017 9:49 am ET. NYC Subway Delays, Service Changes On Major Manhattan Lines Friday. NEW YORK, NY — NYC ...
Subway Power Loss at 53rd Street Sparks Citywide Transit Mess: MTADNAinfo
Several subway lines experiencing delays, service changes due to power outageNew York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

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Honeywell profit beats as aerospace, energy businesses deliver - Nasdaq

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 07:40

Nasdaq

Honeywell profit beats as aerospace, energy businesses deliver
Nasdaq
... * Q1 adj. EPS $1.66 vs. est. $1.62 * Q1 net sales $9.49 bln vs. est. $9.33 bln * Raises low-end of 2017 EPS forecast by 5 cents (Adds shares, background, analyst comment) By Ankit AjmeraApril 21 (Reuters) - Diversified U.S. manufacturer Honeywell ...

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UK delays decision on Sky merger approval - Washington Post

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 06:37

Washington Post

UK delays decision on Sky merger approval
Washington Post
LONDON — Britain's culture secretary has delayed any decision in the proposed merger of Sky and Twenty-First Century Fox. Karen Bradley said Friday she would give regulators more time to offer submissions on the matter because the upcoming June 8 ...
U.K. Extends Regulatory Review of Fox's Sky Deal Due to Snap ElectionHollywood Reporter
UK government extends period for regulators to report on Sky/Fox mergerReuters

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Retailer Bebe to close all 175 of its stores - CNBC

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 06:18

CNBC

Retailer Bebe to close all 175 of its stores
CNBC
Clothing retailer Bebe announced Friday it will shutter all of its brick-and-mortar locations by the end of May. Bebe previously said it was planning to close about 12 percent of its locations. The company is in the midst of trying to reorganize itself.
Bebe Stores to liquidate, close all storesMarketWatch

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General Electric shares seesaw after earnings beat Street's expectations - CNBC

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 05:40

CNBC

General Electric shares seesaw after earnings beat Street's expectations
CNBC
General Electric shares seesawed Friday after the company posted first-quarter earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street's expectations. GE reported earnings of 21 cents a share on revenue of $27.66 billion. Analysts expected earnings of 17 cents a ...
5 Things You Must Know Before the Market Opens FridayTheStreet.com
General Electric Company Beats Q1 Earnings, GE Stock Has 20% UpsideInvestorplace.com
GE cash flow turns negative in quarter; profit, revenue beatReuters
Business Insider -Investor's Business Daily
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Euro zone economy races into second-quarter with bumper growth: PMI - Reuters

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 04:47

Reuters

Euro zone economy races into second-quarter with bumper growth: PMI
Reuters
A pro-EU protester holds an European Union flag during a rally calling on the government to clinch a deal with its international creditors and secure Greece's future in the Eurozone, in Athens, Greece, June 22, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis.
Euro Steady As Economic Growth Hits Six-Year HighNasdaq
Buoyant French economy ahead of election a boon to eurozoneSan Francisco Chronicle
France Fires Up Eurozone Economy Ahead of Presidential ElectionsFox Business
Business Insider -Bloomberg
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PMI BEATS: Europe's economic renaissance shows no signs of slowing down - Business Insider

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 03:16

PMI BEATS: Europe's economic renaissance shows no signs of slowing down
Business Insider
That was substantially ahead of March's final reading of 56.4 and reflected the highest score for more than six years. It was also well ahead of the 56.3 forecast by economists polled in the run up to the release. "Job creation also rose to the highest ...

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French Companies Shrug Off Election Concerns and Boost Staff - Bloomberg

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 02:45

Bloomberg

French Companies Shrug Off Election Concerns and Boost Staff
Bloomberg
French manufacturers and service providers boosted staffing numbers in a sign of optimism that this weekend's elections won't disrupt progress in the euro area's second-largest economy. A composite Purchasing Managers' Index unexpectedly surged to ...
EUR OUTLOOK - French shootings heighten tension/uncertainty around electionsNasdaq
Eurozone Economic Activity Hits Fresh Six-Year High as France Powers Ahead Despite Election RisksTheStreet.com
PMI BEATS: Europe's economic renaissance shows no signs of slowing downBusiness Insider

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Elon Musk's Neuralink wants to turn cloud-based AI into an extension of our brains - TechCrunch

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:48

TechCrunch

Elon Musk's Neuralink wants to turn cloud-based AI into an extension of our brains
TechCrunch
Elon Musk has been working on a Neuralink, a human-computer brain interface company, in whatever spare moments he has between running Tesla and also running SpaceX. Neuralink's ultimate aim may actually be the most ambitious of all three of his ...
Elon Musk on Mission to Link Human Brains With Computers in Four Years: ReportU.S. News & World Report
Neuralink and the Brain's Magical Future - Wait But WhyWait But Why

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Tesla recalls 53000 cars over brake issue - BBC News

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 21:16

BBC News

Tesla recalls 53000 cars over brake issue
BBC News
Tesla has issued a voluntary global recall for some of its Model S and Model X cars to fix a problem with the parking brake. The electric car maker said about 2% of the 53,000 vehicles built from February to October 2016 were affected, but all of those ...
Tesla Recalls 53000 Cars to Replace Faulty Parking BrakesBloomberg
Tesla Safety Update | TeslaTesla

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Coffee and Thin Liquidity on Traders' Menus for French Vote - Bloomberg

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 20:39

Bloomberg

Coffee and Thin Liquidity on Traders' Menus for French Vote
Bloomberg
It may not be cafe au lait, but traders are likely to need plenty of coffee to sustain them through the first round of the French election. Ten thousand miles away in Melbourne, IG Ltd.'s trading crew are due at their desks before dawn on Monday to ...
Euro steady, focus on Sunday's French presidential electionReuters
Le Pen or Melenchon win in France may rock markets: AnalystCNBC
Treasury Yields Climb as Focus Turns to French ElectionFox Business
New York Times -Irish Independent -Financial Express -Business Insider
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Verizon, for First Time, Loses Core Wireless Customers -- 3rd Update - Fox Business

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 18:55

Verizon, for First Time, Loses Core Wireless Customers -- 3rd Update
Fox Business
Verizon Communications Inc. is having to slash prices and offer more data to stem an unprecedented wave of customer losses, a maneuver that benefits consumers but hurts its bottom line. Continue Reading Below. During the first three months of the year, ...

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GM Ceases Operation in Venezuela as Plant Is Seized -- 2nd Update - Fox Business

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 18:45

GM Ceases Operation in Venezuela as Plant Is Seized -- 2nd Update
Fox Business
CARACAS, Venezuela -- General Motors Co. became the latest multinational company to exit what used to be South America's most lucrative consumer market, following the seizure of its plant linked to a court case. Continue Reading Below. Venezuelan ...

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Barbie out of fashion in Mattel slump - BBC News

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 17:30

BBC News

Barbie out of fashion in Mattel slump
BBC News
Barbie sales fell 13% in the first quarter, adding to a much worse than expected slump for Mattel, the world's largest toy company. It was the second consecutive quarter of falling sales for the doll, which has been a key part of the firm's product ...
Mattel cuts sales forecast after inventory overhang slams resultsNasdaq

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