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Virgin Invests in Hyperloop One, With Eye on 670-MPH Commutes - New York Times

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:59

New York Times

Virgin Invests in Hyperloop One, With Eye on 670-MPH Commutes
New York Times
Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, in Hong Kong this year. Mr. Branson has invested in the high-speed transit start-up Hyperloop One. Credit Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg. High-speed hyperloop transit — the futuristic concept involving passenger ...
Hyperloop One Is Now 'Virgin Hyperloop One' Thanks to Richard Branson's InvestmentFortune
Branson's Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop OneBBC News
Richard Branson on Hyperloop One investment: 'Going faster than an airline' on land excites meCNBC
Los Angeles Times -Forbes -The Verge -Inc.com
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Google announces $1b commitment to tech education - ZDNet

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:24

ZDNet

Google announces $1b commitment to tech education
ZDNet
Google has announced a new initiative to equip American workers with the technical skills required to get a job or grow their business, as well as to provide $1 billion in grants and 1 million hours of voluntary work to not-for-profits worldwide over ...
Google CEO unveils tech training programs at Pittsburgh campusPittsburgh Post-Gazette
Google Unveils Job Training Initiative With $1 Billion PledgeNew York Times
Google pledges $1B to prepare workers for tech jobsCNET
Tribune-Review -WTAE Pittsburgh -90.5 WESA -TechCrunch
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Why Bitcoin Is Surging Higher And Why The Ban Is Fueling The Surge - Seeking Alpha

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 14:21

Seeking Alpha

Why Bitcoin Is Surging Higher And Why The Ban Is Fueling The Surge
Seeking Alpha
Bitcoin is surging again following a break in the bearish trend line in price and momentum. As central bank officials try to thwart the virtual currency, it appears to be having the opposite effect. In this two-article analysis, we'll look at how the ...
After bitcoin rebounds to record high, reinvigorated investors bet on even bigger gainsCNBC
Bitcoin Mania Takes Off as Cryptocurrency Surges Past $5000Bloomberg
Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin Rally Shows Strength for Continued GrowthNasdaq
TechCrunch -Business Insider -Fortune -Yahoo Finance
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Disney/ABC starts layoffs, but fewer than expected will be losing their jobs - L.A. Biz

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 13:39

L.A. Biz

Disney/ABC starts layoffs, but fewer than expected will be losing their jobs
L.A. Biz
The Walt Disney Co. started issuing pink slips to employees in the Disney/ABC Television Group on Thursday. The move was expected, having first been reported in August, though the number of workers affected is smaller than the 300 layoffs previously ...
Disney Prepares for the FutureGuruFocus.com
Important Factors to Analyse a Good Investment: The Walt Disney Company (DIS)Newburgh Gazette
Disney's ABC Television Group begins long-rumored layoffs; high-level jobs sparedFox News

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Disney to cut staff at ABC TV Group by as many as 200 people - MarketWatch

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:51

Channel NewsAsia

Disney to cut staff at ABC TV Group by as many as 200 people
MarketWatch
Walt Disney Co.'s DIS, -1.64% ABC TV Group will lay off as many as 200 employees, according to sources at the media and entertainment company. The division, tasked with looking at areas to trim roughly 10% of its annual costs, will part ways with ...
Walt Disney Co Stock (DIS) Is Setting Up to Soar Once MoreInvestorplace.com
Dow Movers: DIS, MSFTNasdaq

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5 reasons bitcoin has roared to its highest level ever, defying Dimon's 'fraud' call - MarketWatch

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:27

MarketWatch

5 reasons bitcoin has roared to its highest level ever, defying Dimon's 'fraud' call
MarketWatch
Bitcoin notched a fresh record on Thursday and solidified its recent run-up in price after tumbling on the back of a series of critical comments, including those from J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, who referred to the asset as a “fraud.” A single ...
In JP Morgan's 3Q, Consumer Banking Offsets Drop in TradingU.S. News & World Report
JP Morgan earnings: 3 trends bank customers learnedUSA TODAY
JPMorgan Chase Is On A Roll And The Party Isn't OverSeeking Alpha
mySanAntonio.com -Nasdaq -Investor's Business Daily -Quartz
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AT&T shares slump after it warns of video losses - CBS News

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:04

CBS News

AT&T shares slump after it warns of video losses
CBS News
NEW YORK - Traditional TV continues to lose customers to the web. AT&T (T) said Wednesday that it lost 90,000 video subscribers in the U.S. in the third quarter, a steeper drop than the same period last year. That includes a gain of 300,000 customers ...
Pay-TV Companies Are in Crisis ModeBloomberg
Imagine losing a cable customer base the size of Arlington. That's what AT&T expectsDallas News (blog)
AT&T Stock Takes A Hit As Cord-Cutting Threat Grows And Time Warner Deal Nears CloseDeadline
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Lawmakers slam DOE's proposal to help coal, nuclear power - The Hill

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:27

The Hill

Lawmakers slam DOE's proposal to help coal, nuclear power
The Hill
Lawmakers used a Thursday hearing with Energy Secretary Rick Perry · James (Rick) Richard PerryPerry seeking to prop up nuclear, coal plants Overnight Energy: Interior watchdog probes Zinke's charter jet use Energy Department backs .7B in loans for ...
Rick Perry says plan to prop up coal, nuclear plants 'just a first step'Washington Examiner
The Latest: Hill Dems blast Trump energy planSFGate
Trump energy chief defends costly plane travelThe Detroit News
Standard Speaker -Greentech Media -Philly.com -E&E News
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Canada Union Head: GM Threatens to Move Production to Mexico - U.S. News & World Report

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:20

Financial Post

Canada Union Head: GM Threatens to Move Production to Mexico
U.S. News & World Report
The president of the Canadian auto workers union says General Motors is threatening to make more Chevrolet Equinox SUVs in Mexico as a strike continues at an Ontario factory that makes the same SUV. Oct. 12, 2017, at 2:42 p.m.. Canada Union Head: GM ...
Strike Forces GM to Explore Alternatives for Equinox ProductionBloomberg
GM Threatens to Shift Production Away from Canada to Mexico if Strikes PersistTheStreet.com
Union leader says GM declared war on Canadian workers with threat to move to MexicoMLive.com
Wall Street Journal -CBC.ca -Huffington Post Canada -24/7 Wall St.
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Stocks retreat from record highs as earnings season kicks into full gear - CNBC

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:57

CNBC

Stocks retreat from record highs as earnings season kicks into full gear
CNBC
The major indexes hit intraday records before closing lower as earnings season kicked into full gear, with JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup reporting results. Wall Street also set its sights on economic data, with the release of unemployment and inflation ...
What Happened in the Stock Market Today?Motley Fool
Cord-cutting fears drag Wall Street downBBC News
Not With a Bang: Dow Drops 32 Points as JPMorgan, Citigroup Start Earnings Season With a WhimperBarron's
StreetInsider.com -Scoop.co.nz (press release) -The Straits Times -Yahoo Finance
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Wall St. edges along on tepid bank earnings, media stocks drag - Reuters

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:55

Reuters

Wall St. edges along on tepid bank earnings, media stocks drag
Reuters
(Reuters) - Wall Street was largely unchanged late on Thursday morning as a rise in technology stocks helped negate another tumble in media stocks and results from JPMorgan and Citigroup that failed to enthuse. Traders work on the floor of the New York ...
Wall St drops as bank earnings fail to cheer, media stocks dragNasdaq
Stock Futures Lower; JPMorgan Disappoints, 2 Network Plays DiveInvestor's Business Daily
US stocks retreat from recordsBusiness Recorder (press release) (blog)

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Amazon to Add 120000 Holiday Workers, Same as Last Year - Wall Street Journal

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:43

Wall Street Journal

Amazon to Add 120000 Holiday Workers, Same as Last Year
Wall Street Journal
Amazon.com Inc. AMZN 0.82% said Thursday it plans to add 120,000 seasonal employees to help fill holiday orders at its warehouses, nearly doubling that segment of its workforce and topping hiring plans at other major retailers. Still, it is the same ...
Amazon hiring 120k holiday workers in US in 2017 — same as last year, for first time in many yearsGeekWire
Amazon hiring a total of 120K workers in these statesCBS News
Amazon to add 120000 temporary workers for holidaysUSA TODAY
Chron.com -Fort Worth Star Telegram -AOL -CNBC
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Stocks Slip as JPMorgan, Citigroup Move Lower After Earnings - TheStreet.com

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 06:13

TheStreet.com

Stocks Slip as JPMorgan, Citigroup Move Lower After Earnings
TheStreet.com
Stocks are lower on Thursday, Oct. 12, retreating from records set a day earlier as big banks kick off the third-quarter earnings season. ByKeris Alison Lahiff. Oct 12, 2017 10:13 AM EDT. Stocks were lower on Thursday, Oct. 12, retreating from records ...
US stocks slip from record highs as traders digest earningsCNBC
Wall St slips as bank results fail to exciteNasdaq

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Paris Hopes to Ban Gas-Powered Cars in City by 2030 - U.S. News & World Report

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 05:52

U.S. News & World Report

Paris Hopes to Ban Gas-Powered Cars in City by 2030
U.S. News & World Report
The noise of car engines enveloping the streets of the French capital might in the future become a memory for Paris pedestrians. Oct. 12, 2017, at 9:55 a.m.. Paris Hopes to Ban Gas-Powered Cars in City by 2030 ...
Paris to Ban Gas Powered Vehicles by 2030: LIVE MARKETS BLOGTheStreet.com
Paris to ban all petrol cars from the city by 2030 in pollution crackdownTelegraph.co.uk
Paris wants to phase out diesel cars by 2024Phys.Org
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Breakingviews - Beijing's closer embrace is bad news for Big Tech - Reuters

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 22:06

Reuters

Breakingviews - Beijing's closer embrace is bad news for Big Tech
Reuters
HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) - President Xi Jinping's closer embrace is bad news for Big Tech. China's government wants stakes and board seats at web giants like Tencent, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Beijing is already ...
Beijing Pushes for a Direct Hand in China's Big Tech FirmsWall Street Journal
China Wants in on Tech Boom, Tencent & Alibaba Targeted?Barron's
The Pullback in JD.com, Inc. (ADR) Looks Like a Buying OpportunityInvestorplace.com
Equities.com -Breakingviews -Nikkei Asian Review -EJ Insight
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Kobe Steel CEO says data-cheating may have spread beyond Japan as government orders probe - Reuters

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 22:04

Reuters

Kobe Steel CEO says data-cheating may have spread beyond Japan as government orders probe
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Kobe Steel's CEO said on Thursday the firm's data-fabrication may have spread beyond Japan, as he was ordered by the government to report on how the misconduct occurred and address safety concerns that have sparked a scare along ...
Kobe Steel: More data fabrication cases possibleBBC News
A Boeing supplier has dived 35% following news it faked inspection dataMarketWatch
Japan's Kobe Steel reports wider fudging of metals dataWashington Post
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Asia stocks reach 10-year peak on global equity surge, dollar sags - Reuters

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 21:15

Reuters

Asia stocks reach 10-year peak on global equity surge, dollar sags
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks reached a 10-year high on Thursday, riding the bull run in global equity markets, while the dollar sagged after the Federal Reserve showed a more guarded view towards inflation. A man stands in front of an electronic ...
Fed Looks for Answers on Missing Inflation in a Tight Labor MarketBloomberg
Fed minutes: December rate hike all but certain despite low inflationCNBC
Faith without evidence? Growing fears over Fed's inflation policiesAmerican Banker
Wall Street Journal -Financial Times -New York Times
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Will the 'Southwest Effect' lower the cost of Hawaiian flights? - Los Angeles Times

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:15

Los Angeles Times

Will the 'Southwest Effect' lower the cost of Hawaiian flights?
Los Angeles Times
Since Southwest Airlines began to challenge the established major airlines in the 1990s, the low-cost carrier has forced its competitors to lower fares in what industry insiders call “the Southwest Effect.” Fans of Hawaii are hoping that “the Southwest ...
It's confirmed: Southwest Airlines will fly to HawaiiSFGate
Southwest Airlines sets course for Hawaii with tickets on sale in 2018Dallas News
Southwest Is Finally Going to Start Flying to HawaiiBloomberg
CBS News -CNBC -Forbes -CNNMoney
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Amazon claims more of teens' 'Prime' mindshare in new survey - The Mercury News

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 15:28

The Mercury News

Amazon claims more of teens' 'Prime' mindshare in new survey
The Mercury News
This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica. A new Piper Jaffray survey shows Amazon gaining more popularity among American teens. On Wednesday, Amazon said it would let parents add up to four teens to their Amazon ...
Amazon's new plan aims to get teens hookedCNNMoney
Amazon targets teen shoppers with new account-sharing featureZDNet
Amazon wants to win over teens to cut off a worrying Gen Z trendBusiness Insider
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Autonomous cars without backup drivers could come to California roads before June - The Mercury News

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 15:26

The Mercury News

Autonomous cars without backup drivers could come to California roads before June
The Mercury News
Fully autonomous vehicles — without backup drivers — could be on California public roads by June or earlier, the state's Department of Motor Vehicles said Wednesday as it unveiled a new version of proposed rules for self-driving cars. The draft ...
Totally driverless cars could be allowed on California roads by June 2018Los Angeles Times
California DMV revises rules to get ready for self-driving futureSFGate
California Allows Driverless Autonomous Vehicle Testing on its StreetsTheStreet.com
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