Month: October 2018

Middle East Monitor | Reuters Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London Britain, September 29, 2018. Picture taken September 29, 2018. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met Monday with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, despite the ongoing outrage over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in
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Oilfield services provider Halliburton’s third-quarter profit edged past analysts’ estimates on Monday, helped by its international business, even as pipeline bottlenecks in North America led to fewer well completions. Halliburton, the largest provider of hydraulic fracturing services, has seen demand for its services soften as U.S. producers cut down on spending and transportation bottlenecks in
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David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google Inc., speaks during the Google I/O Developers Conference in Mountain View, California, U.S., on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.  Last week, Google complied with the European Union’s $5 billion antitrust ruling by changing how it bundles its apps, and allowing phone
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Hired added blockchain as a sub-role to its service at the end of 2017, and since then, the company has seen postings for jobs that seek employees with blockchain as a desired skill rise by 400 percent. “There’s a ton of demand for blockchain,” said Mehul Patel, CEO of Hired. “Software engineers are in very
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Betterment, another robo-advisor, is using artificial intelligence in a limited capacity to back-office tasks such as check processing. The company does not use the technology to generate financial advice or manage portfolios, said Dan Egan, director of behavioral finance and investing at Betterment. “Generally speaking, machine intelligence is kind of like an autistic savant, in
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We’ve all heard of voodoo economics, but voodoo investing? Noted Washington, D.C.-area radio personality and former financial advisor Dawn Bennett was convicted earlier this week of fraud, found to have bilked 46 listeners, advisory clients and friends who trusted her out of some $20 million in a Ponzi scheme. Prosecutors say she used voodoo in
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