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You’re Worried About Facial Recognition?
Article By: Shelly Palmer
Sunday, May 26, 2019 3:24 PM EDT
It is easy to think that facial recognition is like Orwell’s “Big Brother” using a “televiewer” to identify you, but it’s harder to comprehend the other, more subtle, ways this is already accomplished.
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Recession Risk Rises As Iran Tensions And US-China Trade War Build
Article By: Paul Hodges
Sunday, May 26, 2019 10:16 AM EDT
Probably not even President Trump knows whether he will continue with his China trade war, or whether he will actually attack Iran. Prudent investors will prepare for all possible scenarios rather than simply hoping for the best.
In this article: USO
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Smartphone Sales Decline Begins To Impact Global Stock Markets
Article By: Paul Hodges
Sunday, May 19, 2019 1:06 PM EDT
Q1 smartphone sales were back at Q3 2014 levels. Apple - the world's most valuable company - saw US/China sales plunge. A perfect storm threatens for tech companies as Trump launches his trade war - and for the S&P 500, given tech's market leadership
In this article: AAPL
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Driving To War In A Ford Fiesta!
Article By: Menzie Chinn
Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:25 PM EDT
Imposition of tariffs has been delayed by 180 days. Until then, expect continued uncertainty. Given the integrated cross-border nature of the automotive industry, an indiscriminate approach to tariffs will lead to chaos and much higher prices.
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There’s A Great Future For The European Plastics Industry In Recycled Plastic
Article By: Paul Hodges
Sunday, May 5, 2019 7:34 AM EDT
Its about to be Europe's turn again to lead the global plastics industry. It led for 50 years after making the far-sighted decision to switch from coal to oil/gas-based feedstocks. Now it has a similar opportunity to leapfrog Asia and the USA again.
In this article: DOW, LBY, WILK
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Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund Made $84 Billion Last Quarter After Going All-In On Stocks
Article By: Tyler Durden
Saturday, May 4, 2019 6:59 PM EDT
When everybody was bailing out of stocks late last year, the managers of Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth saw an opportunity to buy, buy, buy. And the bet has paid off - bigly.
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Uber’s $91bn IPO Marks The Top For Today’s Debt-Fueled Stock Markets
Article By: Paul Hodges
Sunday, April 28, 2019 6:12 AM EDT
It's been a great run for serially loss-making "unicorns" such as Uber, thanks to the Fed's belief that a rising stock market was key to economic recovery. Uber's decision to IPO next month suggests its key backers think the party may now be ending
In this article: UBER
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Online Retail War Turns Ugly: Wal-Mart Responds To Amazon With Free 1-Day Shipping
Article By: Tyler Durden
Saturday, April 27, 2019 6:51 PM EDT
Online retailers are so desperate for your business, they are in a constantly escalating price war as to how quickly, and for how cheap, they can get you the products that you order. Walmart hinted it will take on Amazon with one day free shipping.
In this article: WMT, AMZN
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Qualcomm: What Does The Future Hold?
Article By: Business Quant
Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:26 AM EDT
Qualcomm reports its Q2 earnings on May 1. Investors should closely monitor its shipment and revenue guidance as these items will determine where the company and its shares head next.
In this article: QCOM Also: AAPL
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US Love Affair With Cars Nearly Finished
Article By: Mish Shedlock
Sunday, April 21, 2019 11:43 AM EDT
At increasing rates, millennials and generation Z see no need to get a drivers license. At the heart of this shift is a huge change in attitude about cars and housing coupled with amazing technological advances.
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"Tariff Hangover:" Trucking Slump Hits Orders, Miles Decline In Latest Fears Of Downturn
Article By: Tyler Durden
Saturday, April 20, 2019 7:26 PM EDT
Reuters spoke with dozens of drivers, regional operators and industry officials across the U.S. to assess the performance of the U.S. trucking sector. They discovered an industry that slumped in late 2018, with accelerating deterioration into April.
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The Next Great Decoupling: AI Takes Control
Article By: Shelly Palmer
Sunday, April 14, 2019 4:00 PM EDT
We may be on the verge of a new Great Decoupling: the separation of intelligence (AI) from consciousness (human).
In this article: GOOGL
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Dimon In The Rough
Article By: Robert Reich
Saturday, April 13, 2019 5:46 PM EDT
In his annual shareholder letter JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon took aim at socialism, warning it produces “stagnation, corruption and often worse.” Dimon should know. He was CEO when JPMorgan received a $25 billion socialist-like bailout in 2008
In this article: JPM
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Einhorn Says Tesla Once Again "On Brink Of Failure"
Article By: Mish Shedlock
Saturday, April 13, 2019 4:17 PM EDT
Tesla Inc.’s “wheels are falling off,” sometimes literally, and the Silicon Valley car maker appears to “again be on the brink” of failure, David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital told investors Friday.
In this article: TSLA
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China Has Already Won. But We’re Fighting The Wrong Fight
Article By: Shelly Palmer
Sunday, April 7, 2019 3:32 PM EDT
Do we need an AI bias council? Sure. It’s a great idea. Will it help the United States maintain its position as the technological leader of planet Earth? No. China has already won the AI race, and the United States may not have a way to catch up.
In this article: TCEHY, BIDU, BABA, GOOGL
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Banning Buybacks Would Crash The Market, Goldman Warns
Article By: Tyler Durden
Sunday, April 7, 2019 11:19 AM EDT
Corporate buybacks, which until not too long ago were banned,have over the past decade emerged as the single biggest source of stock purchases, and are one of the two most important factors behind the all time highs in the stock market.
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