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Here are 12 privacy concerns with the new camera-enabled Echo Look....
Raytheon Co. shares rose Thursday after the aerospace and defense company surprised Wall Street with higher-than-expected sales in the first three months of the year, a typically slow quarter for defense contractors....
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute These new images of Saturn may look small, drab, and grainy. But they actually show swirling storms in the clouds of the gas giant — the closest views of the planet we've...
Aberdeen, Scotland-based BrewDog has raised more than 40 million British pounds ($50 million) from more than 55,000 investors. It was recently valued at more than $1 billion....
Thanks to a surprisingly strong box office performance in the first quarter, filmed entertainment revenue saw a 43.2% bump in the quarter compared with last year. Universal can thank the early-year releases of “Get...
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Starbucks second-quarter same-store sales are in question, but many analysts believe they will accelerate in the coming quarters...
Google just became the first foreign internet company to function in Cuba.  The search giant partnered with Cuba's national telecommunications agency to bring the nation Google Global Cache, allowing for faster and...

Business

Todd Kirkland/AP LeBron James basically became a millionaire overnight when he went from a high school basketball phenom to the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. However, despite growing up in the projects in...
It’s another in a series of attacks whose aftermath has solidified into a routine diplomatic dance. Syria’s army accused Israel of “launching several missiles from inside the occupied territories at dawn on...
Tesla FRANKFURT - Tesla executive Klaus Grohmann was ousted last month after a clash with Chief Executive Elon Musk over the strategy of Grohmann's firm, which Tesla had acquired in November, a source familiar with the...

Finance

  Tell us a little bit about yourself, and how you got into the banking industry. During my school days, I was a student of commerce & finance stream, while studying for ICWAI course. I heard about computers in the...
Financial technology, or “fintech” for short, is threating to turn traditional financial fields like banking, lending, asset management, and insurance upside down. Fintech firms use various digital channels to...
Make way for the And-I’s. And-I’s are my name for a new phenomenon I’ve noticed in financial services job titles. “And-I” stands for the words “and innovation” tacked on to the end of existing job titles....
As a few fintech companies like  Lending Club ,  Betterment , and others have run into some rough patches lately, it has been interesting to note some of the reactions, especially amongst bankers (that’s just...

Marketplace

The Trump administration has come out swinging against Canada this week. The US slapped new anti-subsidy duties on Canadian softwood lumber imports, President Donald Trump tweeted critically about Canada's...
LONDON — UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has confirmed he will be contesting a seat in the upcoming general election. Nuttall told LBC radio he will stand in the June 8th election, saying: "I will be leading the party into...
This story was delivered to BI Intelligence " Payments Briefing " subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here . Discover, the smallest of the four major US credit card networks, saw strong progress that...
Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans hate the estate tax so much they renamed it, ominously, the “death tax.” Who could be so morbid as to tax the dead, right? Wrong. The estate tax affects only a tiny percentage...

Stock Markets

Wall Street's message to President Trump. Put down the phone. Forget about the wall and immigration. To paraphrase one of your predecessors -- read our lips. Just focus on taxes. That would be enough to keep the market...
About 14 million US jobs depend on trade with Canada and Mexico. Those jobs would be in jeopardy if President Trump were to withdraw from NAFTA....
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The son of Venezuela's top human rights official has called on his father to prevent further deadly bloodshed tied to anti-government street clashes even as officials defied international...
Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans hate the estate tax so much they renamed it, ominously, the “death tax.” Who could be so morbid as to tax the dead, right? Wrong. The estate tax affects only a tiny percentage...

Earnings

As mentioned above, EXACT Sciences is off to an incredibly strong day in the market today after reporting its earnings results for the first quarter. Here's what we saw ... Moving forward, the CNA Finance team will...
Moving forward, the CNA Finance team will be keeping a close eye on ABBV. In particular, we're interested in following continued efforts with regard to Humira. After all, the product accounts for more than a half of...
Looking at its GAAP earnings per diluted share (EPS) growth climbed 6.0 percent year-over-year in Q1 2017, to $0.32. Its non-GAAP EPS growth relative to Q1 2016 was also higher by a factor of 19.0 percent to $0.44....
CNO Financial Group, Inc.'s CNO first-quarter 2017 net operating earnings of 34 cents per share surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 9.7%. The bottom line also improved 26% year over year on higher revenues....

Companies/Leaders

“Disruptive technology” is one of Silicon Valley's great buzzwords. A true disruptive technology, which shakes up an existing industry (think Apple in music or mobile or Uber in the taxi business) or dominates...
The VanEck Vectors J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF (NYSE: EMLC ) is one of the dominant names among emerging markets bond exchange traded funds. Going a step further, EMLC is perhaps the king of emerging markets...
Prior to the Brexit vote last summer, British supporters of the "leave" campaign were cautioned that a vote to exit the European Union would result in economic hardships. read more...
Mark King, the president of Adidas North America, talks about how companies should deal with the current political climate and what statements they should make....

Economy

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Angus McDowall AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli warplanes struck a weapons supply hub operated by Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport on Thursday, targeting arms sent from Iran in...
The risks and rewards of starting from an extreme negotiating position. (It’s trickier in politics than it is in business.)...
April is almost over, but we still have about five months of waiting until Apple unveils its 2017 smartphones. However, there are plenty of reports from trusted sources that already offer many iPhone 8 details, as...
Verizon has invested in Renovo Auto, an autonomous-vehicle tech startup best known for turning a vintage DeLorean into a self-driving car....

Personal Finance

Stock indexes were edging mostly lower in midday trading on Wall Street as declines in energy companies outweighed gains elsewhere...
Claims for US unemployment benefits rise by 14,000 to 257,000, but remain low...
Fewer people signed contracts to buy U.S. homes last month amid tight inventories...
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for the first time in five weeks...