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Dow hits record high at open
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:39:55 -0500 -

Traders work on the floor of the NYSE(Reuters) - The Dow inched up to hit a record high at the open on Thursday, helped by gains in financial and energy stocks.


Saudi Arabia tells oil buyers of cuts after OPEC deal, PIRA says
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:40:32 -0500 -

Gas flame is seen in the desert near the Khurais oilfieldNEW YORK (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is informing its customers of cuts to their January crude oil supplies to comply with the latest OPEC agreement, according to a PIRA note late on Thursday. The note adds that cuts will be to varying degrees, but is likely to be larger to North America due to lower margins. Last week, members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed to scale back output, its first cut since 2008. (Reporting by Catherine Ngai; Editing by Phil Berlowitz)


Wife of billionaire Pimco co-founder Bill Gross files for divorce
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:07:19 -0500 -

Bill Gross, co-founder and co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), speaks at the Morningstar Investment Conference in ChicagoNEW YORK (Reuters) - The wife of Pacific Investment Management Co co-founder Bill Gross is seeking a divorce after 31 years of marriage.


DuPont CEO Breen says Trump win unlikely to impact Dow deal
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:59:46 -0500 -

DuPont CEO and Chair Ed Breen pauses while speaking at the Boston College Chief Executives Club luncheon series in BostonExecutives and dealmakers are looking for signs of whether the incoming Trump administration will take a traditional Republican approach to major mergers and treat them with a lighter touch. Breen said he does not expect Trump's rhetoric would make the president-elect's administration less likely to approve the $130 billion Dow-DuPont merger agreement, reached a year ago. European Union antitrust regulators said on Nov. 9 they had received key data from the companies and set a Feb. 28 deadline for a decision.


Wells Fargo picks four directors for sales scandal probe - source
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:23:44 -0500 -

Wells Fargo branch is seen in the Chicago suburb of Evanston IllinoisRounding out the special committee's leadership, the person said, are Enrique Hernandez, chair of the board of directors' risk committee, and Donald James, a director who sits on the board's finance and risk committees. All the directors of the special committee are independent in that they do not work for the company in an operational sense.


U.S. SEC enforcement chief Ceresney to depart at year-end
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:09:17 -0500 -

Andrew Ceresney, Director of SEC Enforcement division, speaks as Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, looks on during a news conference on Las Vegas sports bettor William "Billy" Walters and Dean Food's former chairman ThomasAndrew Ceresney, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Wall Street policeman, will leave the agency at the end of December, joining other top officials who are departing before Donald Trump is sworn in as president in January. Ceresney is the seventh top official at the SEC to announce his departure since Trump won November's election. Since then, the SEC has been hit with a wave of resignations, led by the announcement that SEC Chair Mary Jo White plans to step down at the end of the Obama administration.


BNY Mellon's payment woes its second big tech glitch in 18 months
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:55:02 -0500 -

A BNY Mellon sign is seen on their headquarters in New York's financial districtA payment processing glitch at BNY Mellon Corp this week should not be a surprise as executives inside the world's largest custody bank recently highlighted a number of problems with the daily task of moving trillions of dollars around the global banking system. BNY Mellon on Thursday declined to say how widespread the problem was. The bank provides payment services in more than 100 currencies through more than 2,000 correspondent bank accounts worldwide.


Jho Low family dealt setback in move to claim assets in 1MDB probe
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:17:25 -0500 -

A man walks past a 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) billboard at the funds flagship Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala LumpurEarlier this week four relatives of Low Taek Jho filed a motion to delay the Dec. 12 hearing to Jan. 23 so they could go to courts in New Zealand and the Cayman Islands to try and get real estate and other assets transferred to a new trustee. In a one-sentence ruling, U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer denied both the motion to postpone the hearing and a separate request to extend the deadline for filing a claim. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak established the IMDB fund in 2009 and chaired the advisory board until recently.


Daimler to become 2016's biggest luxury car maker - CEO
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:58:10 -0500 -

File photo of Mercedes-Benz logo pictured before company's annual news conference in StuttgartGerman carmaker Daimler is to become this year's biggest and most profitable luxury car maker, its chief executive said on Thursday. "We will achieve it this year, four years ahead of time," Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said at an economic conference in Frankfurt, referring to the company's 2020 target of becoming the world's biggest premium carmaker. Daimler's passenger car unit Mercedes Benz was on track for full-year sales of more than two million cars, Zetsche said, putting it ahead of rivals Audi and BMW .


U.S. jobless claims drop from five-month high
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:01:44 -0500 -

A sign seeking workers is seen at an Ulta store in WestminsterThe number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell from a five-month high last week, pointing to labor strength that underscores the economy's sustained momentum. A tight labor market together with signs of a strengthening economy and steadily rising inflation will likely push the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates next week. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 258,000 for the week ended Dec. 3, the Labor Department said on Thursday.


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.


Veterans: An untapped workforce that could be the next revolution in tech employees
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:07:46 -0500 -

Veterans: An untapped workforce that could be the next revolution in tech employeesIT solutions firm Sharp Decisions has been training and deploying teams of tech-savvy veterans since 2013. The Trump administration's visa positions could affect IT employment: Are vets the solution?


New innovation hub in Silicon Valley details the explosive growth of IoT
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:09:43 -0500 -

New innovation hub in Silicon Valley details the explosive growth of IoTIngDan opens its first U.S. IoT experience center with interactive tech gadgets on display to the public.


Poll: Can tech solve "fake" news?
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:05:48 -0500 -

Poll: Can tech solve "fake" news?Social media represents the democratization of the dissemination of information. Yet algorithms and search optimization have atomized web consumers. Did tech create the "fake" news problem? Vote now.


Google's DeepMind 'Lab' opens up source code, joins race to develop artificial general intelligence
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:59:00 -0500 -

Google's DeepMind 'Lab' opens up source code, joins race to develop artificial general intelligenceEarlier this week, DeepMind, Google's machine learning platform, unveiled a new 'lab' on GitHub that will offer an open source environment for AI development. Here's what it means.


Microsoft, Intel partner on Project Evo to bolster efforts in AI, security, mixed reality
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:52:59 -0500 -

Microsoft, Intel partner on Project Evo to bolster efforts in AI, security, mixed realityAt the recent Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) event, Intel and Microsoft announced a partnership focused on far-field speech communications, biometric security, and more.


CIOs expect to increase hiring in 2017, here are the tech jobs that top their list
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:43:25 -0500 -

CIOs expect to increase hiring in 2017, here are the tech jobs that top their listJobs in database management, desktop support, network administration, and cybersecurity will be the most in-demand going into 2017, according to a Robert Half survey.


Windows 10 on your smartphone: Microsoft brings desktop apps to mobile
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:40:00 -0500 -

Windows 10 on your smartphone: Microsoft brings desktop apps to mobileGiving Windows 10 phones the ability to run the broad sweep of Windows apps could make handsets more appealing to business.


10 brain teasing questions to ask when interviewing IT professionals
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0500 -

10 brain teasing questions to ask when interviewing IT professionalsGoogle famously asked interview candidates brainteasers like 'How many golf balls fit into a school bus?' Here are some similar puzzles, and reasons why this method can help you find the right applicant.


How to install and configure LDAP and phpLDAPadmin
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:57:24 -0500 -

How to install and configure LDAP and phpLDAPadminIf you want to dive into the realm of LDAP, learn how to have that server up and running quickly and easily.


How to use the Windows 10 View Your Network Properties feature to obtain detailed information
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:00:03 -0500 -

How to use the Windows 10 View Your Network Properties feature to obtain detailed informationWith Windows 10's View Your Network Properties feature and the Network Reset command, troubleshooting has gotten a bit easier.


How to connect multiple Google cloud accounts to Grive2
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:25:53 -0500 -

How to connect multiple Google cloud accounts to Grive2If you use Grive2 to sync your Google account to a Linux desktop or server and want to connect multiple accounts, here's how to do it.


Worried about identity theft? Then you should avoid these password pitfalls
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:47:59 -0500 -

Worried about identity theft? Then you should avoid these password pitfallsWe're constantly reminded of the risks that come with bad passwords, yet many people persist in using obvious and easy-to-crack names, words, and patterns. Want to know if you're at risk?


Slack teams with Google Cloud, adds Docs preview, Drive Bot, and more
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:18:13 -0500 -

Slack teams with Google Cloud, adds Docs preview, Drive Bot, and moreEnterprise messaging platform Slack recently announced it will be partnering with Google on new features and deeper integrations between the brands.


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.




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