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Wall Street flat as investors test post-election rally
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:01:32 -0500 -

Traders work on the floor of the NYSEInvestors have been flocking to sectors such as financials and industrials, which are most likely to benefit from President-elect Donald Trump's proposals of more fiscal stimulus and simpler regulations. Since the Nov. 8 election, the Dow Jones industrial average has risen 5 percent, the S&P 500 3.4 percent and the Nasdaq 2.7 percent. While an interest rate hike at the Federal Reserve's meeting next week is a foregone conclusion, investors are on the lookout for how the central bank views Trump's pro-growth policies and whether that could lead to more aggressive rate hikes next year.


AT&T touts Time Warner merger at Senate hearing
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:40:19 -0500 -

Chairman and CEO of AT&T Stephenson, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Bewkes and owner of the Dallas Mavericks Cuban are sworn in before a Senate Judiciary Committee Antitrust Subcommittee hearing on the proposed deal between AT&T and Time Warner"By owning Time Warner content, we will be able to innovate more quickly, experiment more readily, tweak our offerings as we gauge customer response and bring consumers the options they seek," Stephenson said at a Senate hearing. The Justice Department will determine whether the deal is legal under antitrust law. Senator Amy Klobuchar, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel, expressed concern that the deal would create incentives for AT&T to refuse to license Time Warner content to competitors.


Exclusive: U.S. regulator set to fail Wells Fargo on fair lending test - sources
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:09:53 -0500 -

A man walks by a bank machine at the Wells Fargo & Co. bank in downtown DenverWells Fargo is due to be deemed a bank that "needs to improve" under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), a law meant promote fair lending. The ruling from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the main regulator for national banks, is due by early January, said the sources with knowledge of the plans. A Wells Fargo spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.


Trump takes aim at drugmakers and pharma, biotech stocks fall
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:33:08 -0500 -

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a USA Thank You Tour event at Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North CarolinaPresident-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday took aim at drugmakers, promising in a magazine interview that "I'm going to bring down drug prices," and shares of U.S. pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies fell. The Republican president-elect, a wealthy real estate developer, did not state in the interview how he would reduce drug prices. Trump previously has suggested he was open to allowing importation of cheaper medicines from overseas, a move that has been consistently opposed by the pharmaceutical industry and U.S. health regulators.


Exclusive: In mammoth task, BP sends almost three million barrels of U.S. oil to Asia
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:52:58 -0500 -

Tankers are seen off the coast of JohorOil major BP is shipping almost three million barrels of U.S. crude to customers across Asia, pioneering a lengthy and complex operation likely to become more popular after OPEC last week announced deep production cuts. BP's efforts, involving one of the world's longest sea routes, seven tankers and a series of ship-to-ship transfers, underscore a desire among oil traders to develop new routes to sell swelling supplies of cheap U.S. shale oil to Asia, the world's biggest consumer region. While exports of U.S. crude have been allowed since a 40-year ban was lifted a year ago, the distance, cost and complexity of shipping to Asia has so far kept the flow to a trickle.


Trump defends Boeing tweet, says companies shouldn't worry
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:43:02 -0500 -

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a USA Thank You Tour event at Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North CarolinaU.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his direct interventions with companies, including making statements on Twitter, saying businesses will benefit from his actions and his upcoming term in office. One day after criticizing one of Boeing Co's high-profile projects in a tweet, Trump told NBC that he anticipated "tremendous" economic growth under his administration but reiterated his warning that companies shifting U.S. jobs overseas would have to pay. "I don't know ... how people are unnerved," Trump told NBC's "Today" program.


Ford releases for sale half of 10-speed F-150 stockpiled trucks
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:08:27 -0500 -

A Ford logo is pictured at a store of the automaker, in Mexico CityDETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co by Wednesday had released for sale half of the 15,000 F-150 pickup trucks with 10-speed transmissions that were held to ensure quality, a company spokeswoman said. Reuters reported on Tuesday that some of the 2017 models of F-150 were being delayed due to fixes needed for the first application of a 10-speed transmission. (Reporting by Bernie Woodall; Editing by Chris Reese)


Airbus set to win Canadian deal for search-and-rescue aircraft: source
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:09:00 -0500 -

People are silhouetted past a logo of the Airbus Group during the Airbus annual news conference in ColomiersPARIS (Reuters) - Canada is set to select Airbus Group to provide search-and-rescue (SAR) aircraft, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, with Airbus beating Italy's Leonardo in winning the deal.


U.S. mortgage rates rise to highest levels in over two years: MBA
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:24:20 -0500 -

Homes are seen for sale in the southwest area of PortlandNEW YORK (Reuters) - Interest rates on U.S. fixed-rate mortgages rose to their highest levels in more than two years, sending weekly home loan application activity to its weakest since early January, Mortgage Bankers Association data released on Wednesday showed.


Retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico to invest $1.3 billion in Mexico
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:18:38 -0500 -

A person walks outside a Wal-Mart store in Mexico CityMEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico will invest $1.3 billion in logistics in Latin America's No.2 economy, the company said on Wednesday, a show of confidence in Mexico at a time of uncertainty after the election of Donald Trump.


US homebuilder confidence holds steady in November
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:13:49 -0500 -

In this Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, photo, workers build a new home in Pepper Pike, Ohio. National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for November, on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market held steady this month, but many are worried that another fight over the federal budget could cause would-be buyers to put off home purchases.


Learn cybersecurity basics with these essential YouTube videos
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:57:38 -0500 -

Learn cybersecurity basics with these essential YouTube videosA hand-picked list of must-watch cybersecurity videos to help you learn the fundamentals of encryption, how hackers penetrate systems, and strong cyber-defense tactics for business.


NIST's Cybersecurity Framework offers small businesses a vital information security toolset
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:58:00 -0500 -

NIST's Cybersecurity Framework offers small businesses a vital information security toolsetSmall businesses run lean, and bad guys know that means security may be less than adequate. NIST researchers share ways that small businesses can protect their information.


Top 10 innovation trends to watch, according to Ford
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:44:40 -0500 -

Top 10 innovation trends to watch, according to FordOn Wednesday, the American auto giant released its annual trend report, highlighting three past trends and seven to look for in 2017. Here's what you should know.


How Amazon is moving closer to on-premises compute with Snowball Edge
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:34:00 -0500 -

How Amazon is moving closer to on-premises compute with Snowball EdgeAt first glance, Snowball Edge looks very similar to a hyperconverged infrastructure solution. AWS is using the device to lower barriers to the public cloud for potential customers.


Why geocoding is better than street addresses, and will power future tech and services
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:46:39 -0500 -

Why geocoding is better than street addresses, and will power future tech and servicesBoth What3Words and Google's open location codes identify locations more precisely and concisely than conventional addresses. Here's how.


Fedora 25: Bleeding edge and bloody brilliant
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:45:42 -0500 -

Fedora 25: Bleeding edge and bloody brilliantIf you've been waiting for a reason to come back to Fedora, here's why the 25th iteration might be the perfect time.


Alibaba's YunOS overtakes iOS in China, but what is it?
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:28:53 -0500 -

Alibaba's YunOS overtakes iOS in China, but what is it?YunOS now has the second largest Chinese market share, right between Android and iOS, but despite its prominence many people don't know what it is.


Microsoft partners with Cray to run deep learning algorithms on supercomputers
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:05:35 -0500 -

Microsoft partners with Cray to run deep learning algorithms on supercomputersMicrosoft and Cray recently unveiled a collaborative work scaling the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit to run on a Cray XC50 supercomputer, getting results faster then before.


GE's lamp of the future is the first embedded with Amazon's Alexa Voice Service
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:59:00 -0500 -

GE's lamp of the future is the first embedded with Amazon's Alexa Voice ServiceThe cool factor of smart home technology goes up a notch with the debut of a new voice-controlled table lamp from GE.


The smart city security nightmare: How cities can stay awake
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:44:00 -0500 -

The smart city security nightmare: How cities can stay awakeOne of the elephants in the room at the 2016 Smart Cities Summit in Boston was cybersecurity. It threatens to derail the most optimistic plans for making cities more efficient and more responsive.


Should your business adopt mobile payments?
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:00:02 -0500 -

Should your business adopt mobile payments?One-third of consumers expect mobile money will dominate payments within a decade, yet merchants have been slow to catch up. Here's why you should consider mobile payments, and how to get started.


Why the most boring IoT data may actually make the most money
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:30:03 -0500 -

Why the most boring IoT data may actually make the most moneyMost people think of IoT as all about smartphones and smart watches, but the smartest money of all may be on dumb, industrial-grade sensors.


Evie brings a new level of efficiency to the Android home screen
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:45:21 -0500 -

Evie brings a new level of efficiency to the Android home screenNot all Android home screens are built for efficiency. If efficiency is what you seek, look no further than Evie Launcher.


How an analytics app is changing the lives of acne patients
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:49:00 -0500 -

How an analytics app is changing the lives of acne patientsApproximately 500 million people suffer from acne, though only a very small percentage of sufferers see a dermatologist for advice. Find out how an analytics app is democratizing acne treatment.


Infographic: Many companies lack skills to implement and support AI and machine learning
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:43:00 -0500 -

Infographic: Many companies lack skills to implement and support AI and machine learningIn a recent Tech Pro Research survey, respondents indicated that understanding of AI and machine learning was limited in their workplaces.


Android Security Bulletin December 2016: What you need to know
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:57:00 -0500 -

Android Security Bulletin December 2016: What you need to knowAlthough there are no new Critical vulnerabilities in the Android December 2016 Security Bulletin, there are plenty of flaws to be found this month. Get the highlights.


Amazon embraces hybrid cloud as a means to push people to the public cloud
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:37:43 -0500 -

Amazon embraces hybrid cloud as a means to push people to the public cloudSure, AWS is now embracing hybrid computing, but with a nod to the future, not the past. Here's how they're using it as an on-ramp for public cloud.


Video: The top 5 reasons you should care about privacy
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:17:05 -0500 -

Video: The top 5 reasons you should care about privacyHere are five things that might convince you to care about your personal data, even if you think you don't.


HPE boosts IDOL data analytics engine with natural language processing tools
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:08:27 -0500 -

HPE boosts IDOL data analytics engine with natural language processing toolsHPE recently announced that a new version of its analytics engine HPE IDOL will improve the interactions between humans and computers, adding context to data.


When hiring a project manager, how important is direct industry or product experience?
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:24:22 -0500 -

When hiring a project manager, how important is direct industry or product experience?Experience is something employers ask for in job postings, yet don't always get with candidates. We explore how important industry or product experience really is when it comes to project management.


Windows 10: Ten missing and highly anticipated features due in 2017
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:23:00 -0500 -

Windows 10: Ten missing and highly anticipated features due in 2017A look at the most significant changes due to hit Microsoft's evolving OS in the coming year.


IBM announces new Bluemix tools to accelerate cloud app development
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:34:36 -0500 -

IBM announces new Bluemix tools to accelerate cloud app developmentIBM recently made its Bluemix Continuous Delivery product available on Bluemix Dedicated private cloud and upgraded some of its integrated services.


Why the tech talent war is killing innovation in your business
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:54:24 -0500 -

Why the tech talent war is killing innovation in your businessSome 83% of hiring managers said a lack of tech talent is hurting business, with lost revenue, slow product development, and employee burnout. Here's how to win the tech talent war.


9 tools to navigate an 'uncertain future,' from new book, Whiplash
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:30:00 -0500 -

9 tools to navigate an 'uncertain future,' from new book, WhiplashMIT Media Lab's Joi Ito and Wired contributor Jeff Howe offer nine cognitive 'principles' to help us adapt to our fast-paced world.


Las fechas límite para enviar regalos esta Navidad 2016
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:40:03 -0500 -

Las fechas límites para enviar regalos esta Navidad 2016Para asegurarte de que tus obsequios lleguen a su destino a tiempo, toma nota de estas importantes fechas.


Enterprise backup software providers planning a busy 2017
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:22:45 -0500 -

Enterprise backup software providers planning a busy 2017Major data backup companies EMC, IBM, Commvault, Veeam, and Veritas are keeping busy this holiday season and are being clear about their plans for next year.


Getting an Android phone this holiday season? Here's how to migrate from iOS to the Google world.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:53:43 -0500 -

Getting an Android phone this holiday season? Here's how to migrate from iOS to the Google world.The iPhone 7 was enough of a letdown to push plenty of people into Google's arms. If you're hoping for a new device this holiday season here's how to make your transition easy.


10 ways to keep the lights on in IT during the holidays
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:54:33 -0500 -

10 ways to keep the lights on in IT during the holidaysThe holidays can bring many challenges in IT due to staffing shortages. Here are some tips to help keep the department running amidst year-end festivities.


Amazon Go grocery store replaces cashiers with automation and AI
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:01:54 -0500 -

Amazon Go grocery store replaces cashiers with automation and AIAmazon recently announced Go, a brick-and-mortar concept store that uses technologies like artificial intelligence to eliminate the need for cashiers.




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