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Wealth of millionaires surges more than 10% to top $70 trillion for the first time - 9News.com KUSA

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 3:05am

9News.com KUSA

Wealth of millionaires surges more than 10% to top $70 trillion for the first time
9News.com KUSA
The combined wealth of the world's millionaires rose for a sixth straight year and topped $70 trillion for the first time ever in 2017 thanks to an improving global economy and strong stock market performance, according to a new report released Tuesday.

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What it's like to watch an IBM AI successfully debate humans - The Verge

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:15pm

The Verge

What it's like to watch an IBM AI successfully debate humans
The Verge
At a small event in San Francisco last night, IBM hosted two debate club-style discussions between two humans and an AI called “Project Debater.” The goal was for the AI to engage in a series of reasoned arguments according to some pretty standard ...
IBM Unveils System That 'Debates' With HumansNew York Times
IBM's new AI supercomputer can argue, rebut and debate humansBusiness Insider
IBM's Project Debater is an AI that's ready to argueEngadget
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New IBM robot holds its own in a debate with a human - NBCNews.com

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:34pm

NBCNews.com

New IBM robot holds its own in a debate with a human
NBCNews.com
SAN FRANCISCO — The human brain may be the ultimate super computer, but artificial intelligence is catching up so fast, it can now hold a substantive debate with a human, according to audience feedback. IBM's Project Debater made its public debut in ...

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The Only Reason Jeff Bezos Would Let Amazon Split Its Stock - Motley Fool

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 9:45pm

The Only Reason Jeff Bezos Would Let Amazon Split Its Stock
Motley Fool
Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) has done extremely well for its long-term shareholders, with its stock soaring almost 75% in just the past year and having posted fivefold gains since mid-2013. CEO Jeff Bezos has led the e-commerce giant successfully in ...

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How Apple's Tim Cook Became Tech's Top Diplomat - New York Times

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 8:45pm

New York Times

How Apple's Tim Cook Became Tech's Top Diplomat
New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple's chief executive, Timothy D. Cook, may be the leader of the world's most valuable public company, but lately he has had to act a lot like the tech industry's top diplomat. Last month he visited the Oval Office to warn President ...
Trump reportedly told Apple that tariffs against China would spare iPhonesMarketWatch
Trump reportedly told Tim Cook iPhones would be spared tariffsCNET
How Apple's chief Tim Cook became tech's top diplomat as Trump challenges China on tradeSeattle Times
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AT&T Promises Fewer Ads, Tailored Programing After Merger - U.S. News & World Report

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 6:57pm

U.S. News & World Report

AT&T Promises Fewer Ads, Tailored Programing After Merger
U.S. News & World Report
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - AT&T Inc is promising fewer commercials, smaller channel bundles and personalized programming now that it has taken over Time Warner channels in an $85 billion mega-merger. After overcoming the U.S. Justice Department's ...
Warner Bros Chief Promises “Lively And Honest Conversation” As Post-Merger Town Hall Meetings CommenceDeadline
You might see lots of digital mashups of your favorite TV shows now that AT&T owns Time WarnerBusiness Insider
Time Warner deal adds risks for AT&TSTLtoday.com
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Senate backs bill blocking deal with Chinese telecom firm - Miami Herald

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 6:46pm

Miami Herald

Senate backs bill blocking deal with Chinese telecom firm
Miami Herald
The Senate on Monday approved a defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for the military and would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S.. The Chinese company is accused of violating ...
House passes defense bill authorizing pay raise for troops, new jets and President Trump's military paradeUSA TODAY

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Uber is experimenting with letting riders wait longer in exchange for cheaper fares - Quartz

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 6:39pm

Quartz

Uber is experimenting with letting riders wait longer in exchange for cheaper fares
Quartz
Good things come to those who wait for their Uber. The ride-hailing company has started testing a feature that gives riders the option to trade a shorter wait for a cheaper fare. “Prices are lower at 17:00,” Uber recently advised an Uber employee who ...
Uber tests out new feature letting people wait for cheaper ridesCNET

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Uber is experimenting with letting riders wait longer in exchange for cheaper fares - Quartz

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 6:39pm

Quartz

Uber is experimenting with letting riders wait longer in exchange for cheaper fares
Quartz
Good things come to those who wait for their Uber. The ride-hailing company has started testing a feature that gives riders the option to trade a shorter wait for a cheaper fare. “Prices are lower at 17:00,” Uber recently advised an Uber employee who ...

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Why many Americans aren't benefiting from robust US economy - Newsday

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:58pm

Newsday

Why many Americans aren't benefiting from robust US economy
Newsday
"The economy," Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell declared this week, "is doing very well." And it is. Steady hiring has shrunk unemployment to 3.8 percent — the lowest since the 1960s. Consumers are spending. Taxes are down. Inflation is tame.

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Comcast will become one of the world's most indebted companies if it buys Fox - CNNMoney

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:51pm

CNNMoney

Comcast will become one of the world's most indebted companies if it buys Fox
CNNMoney
If it wins the bidding war with Disney, the cable giant will take on as much as $85 billion of debt. That would be a dramatic shift for a company long known for a conservative balance sheet. And that doesn't include the $27.5 billion of debt that Moody ...
Mergers Would Make AT&T, Comcast World's Most Indebted CompaniesWall Street Journal
With Two Suitors for Fox, the Murdochs Consider Next StepsNew York Times
Wall Street Analyst Downgrades Disney Stock To Sell Due To Fox ChaseDeadline
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now worth a record $141 billion—here's how he became the richest person in the world - CNBC

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:45pm

CNBC

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now worth a record $141 billion—here's how he became the richest person in the world
CNBC
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person in the world, is richer than he has ever been before. Since June 1, the tech titan's net worth has grown over $5 billion and now totals $141.9 billion, according to the Forbes World's ...
The Only Reason Jeff Bezos Would Let Amazon Split Its StockMotley Fool

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Wendy's Employee Finds Live Mouse In Bag Of Burger Buns - CBS Denver

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:03pm

CBS Denver

Wendy's Employee Finds Live Mouse In Bag Of Burger Buns
CBS Denver
Catoosa, OK (CBS Local)- Employees at an Oklahoma Wendy's got an received an unwelcome surprise when going about their work on Thursday afternoon when a live mouse was found among the hamburger buns. Employee Skylar Frame shared a video of ...
Live Mouse Found Inside of Wendy's Burger Bun BagPEOPLE.com

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Sears, Kmart stores ailing as CEO Eddie Lampert's hedge fund gets hundreds of millions - USA TODAY

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 1:50pm

USA TODAY

Sears, Kmart stores ailing as CEO Eddie Lampert's hedge fund gets hundreds of millions
USA TODAY
When he became CEO of Sears Holdings, Eddie Lampert declared he was on a mission to restore the iconic retailer to its former glory. Since then he's extended billions of dollars in loans from his hedge fund to Sears and Kmart. But the difference ...
“They Could Have Made a Different Decision”: Inside the Strange Odyssey of Hedge-Fund King Eddie LampertVanity Fair
Sears credit card deal: Citi delivers $425M boost for Mastercard - USA TodayUSA TODAY
How Sears CEO Lampert cashes in as stores cash out - USA TodayUSA TODAY
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SurveyMonkey confidentially files for IPO - CNBC

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 1:21pm

CNBC

SurveyMonkey confidentially files for IPO
CNBC
U.S. online survey company SurveyMonkey on Monday said it had confidentially registered for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission, through its parent SVMK. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the ...
SurveyMonkey Announces Confidential Submission of Draft Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public OfferingThe Courier-Express
$2 billion SurveyMonkey just confidentially filed to go public after almost 20 years as a private companyBusiness Insider Australia

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Amazon shareholders to Jeff Bezos: Stop marketing facial recognition tool - NBCNews.com

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:50am

NBCNews.com

Amazon shareholders to Jeff Bezos: Stop marketing facial recognition tool
NBCNews.com
A group of Amazon shareholders are calling on the company to stop pitching its facial recognition tool to local law enforcement agencies, writing in a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos that the technology could pose a privacy threat and a financial risk.
Shareholders to Amazon: Stop selling face-recognition tech to the governmentFast Company
ACLU Will Deliver A Petition Asking Amazon To Get Out Of The Facial Recognition BusinessBuzzFeed News

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How US tax reform rewards companies that shift profit to tax havens - Reuters

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:47am

Reuters

How US tax reform rewards companies that shift profit to tax havens
Reuters
(Reuters) - The corporate tax cut passed by U.S. President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans that was in part designed to help dissuade U.S. companies from moving profits overseas may instead make the practice a lot more rewarding. FILE PHOTO: A ...
Do I Have to Collect Sales Tax?Motley Fool
FOCUS-How US tax reform rewards companies that shift profit to tax havensNasdaq
Planning a move? By 2021, these 8 states will have no income taxThe Tennessean
Federation of Tax Administrators -TaxJar
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