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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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Joe Horowitz is a venture capital traditionalist. He believes in best practices, business fundamentals and calculated bets. But as megafunds and hundred-million-dollar rounds balloon valuations and flood the space, the Icon Ventures managing general partner finds himself fighting money with money. “If we don’t adjust to the reality of the implications of what the megafunds
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