All posts on June, 2018


‘Dancing’ holes in droplets submerged in water-ethanol mixtures

Researchers have observed the formation of holes that move by themselves in droplets of ionic liquids (IL) sitting inside water-ethanol mixtures. This curious, complex phenomenon is driven by an interplay between how ionic liquids dissolve, and how the…

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Here’s why telemedicine hasn’t lived up to its early hype

Millennials and rural patients were supposed to flock to apps that let them consult a doctor via video. What happened?

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The 2018 Mazda CX-3 is a nice car, but you should just buy a Mazda 3

The Mazda CX-3 is fun to drive, comfortable and arguably the best looking vehicle in its class. But you probably shouldn’t buy one.

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McDonald’s rotating menu features new items from around the world, like wasabi fries

 McDonald’s has just revamped the menu at a restaurant at its Chicago headquarters to include favorites from that are offered in some foreign countries, but not in the U.S.

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Cristiano Ronaldo makes over $108 million a year—here’s how he spends his millions

His car collection alone is reportedly worth over $4.9 million.

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Trump, Trudeau discuss trade, economic issues over phone call

BEDMINSTER, N.J./OTTAWA (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau late on Friday to discuss trade and other economic issues, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Saturday.

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Trump says Saudi king agreed to raise oil output by up to 2 million barrels

WASHINGTON/RIYADH (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman had agreed to his request to increase oil production “maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels,” an extraordinary amount not confirmed by the kingdom and wh…

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More Americans are considering cutting their ties with the US — here’s why

Strict tax rules are pushing more Americans to consider renouncing their citizenship. Americans overseas weigh in on how these rules cripple everyday tasks.

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China’s ChemChina, Sinochem set to merge: Caixin

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese state-owned Sinochem Group [SASADA.UL] and ChemChina will merge to create a new company, and Sinochem Chairman Ning Gaoning will become the chairman of ChemChina, financial publication Caixin reported late on Saturday.

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GM says new wave of tariffs could force US job cuts

General Motors warned additional tariffs could force the company to scale back its business, The New York Times reports.

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Microsoft reportedly planning a Surface that fits in your pocket, but that sounds like a bad idea

Microsoft wants to give mobile another shot with a pocketable Surface device, but it hasn’t been able to pull off a mobile launch in more than a decade.

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What Americans think about creating a new federal agency to oversee the robots

Younger Americans are more open to the idea of creating a federal agency to oversee robotics than older Americans. The threat of job losses and superintelligence in their lifetime provide reasons to be wary.

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Trump says Saudi king agreed to raise oil production up to 2 mln barrels

WASHINGTON/RIYADH (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Saturday that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman had agreed to his request to increase oil production “maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels” to offset a decline in supplies from Iran and Ven…

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As America argues over civility, the same debate is playing out on a smaller scale inside Google

Some Google employees worry that new guidelines could force the same kind of respect for controversial opinions, like that a given immigration policy is effective, as demonstrably false claims, like that certain races are biologically inferior.

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Don’t be afraid of artificial intelligence managing your money

AI is being used widely across financial services, and it’s helping financial advisors do their jobs better. 

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BMW says U.S. tariffs on EU cars may hit investment there

BERLIN (Reuters) – U.S. tariffs on imported cars could lead BMW to reduce investment and cut jobs in the United States due to the large number of cars it exports from its South Carolina plant, the German carmaker has warned.

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Trump says Saudi king agreed to raise oil production up to 2 million barrels

WASHINGTON/RIYADH (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Saturday that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman had agreed to his request to increase oil production “maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels” to offset a decline in supplies from Iran and Ven…

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Trump says Saudi king has agreed to raise oil production ‘maybe up to 2 million barrels’

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Strategy

To Drive Change, Let Your Customers Be the Messengers

Before I was a parent, I was a youth leader. As individuals, teens had unique personalities, skills and stories, but one thing that was universal was the effect that parental communication had on them. Whether it was a criticism, a suggestion, or merely a bit of helpful information, the teens tended to look down on it, or even become hostile toward the messenger.

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Vendors

Oracle’s Nice Numbers

Significant Q4 wins and earnings numbers reflect the strength of Oracle’s resurgence as a cloud company. At its earnings call earlier this week, CEO Mark Hurd mentioned some big names — including Johnson & Johnson, the Cleveland Clinic, Baylor University and AT&T — that made significant commitments to Oracle in the quarter. For FY2018, total revenues were up 6 percent compared with fiscal 2017.

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What it’s like to shop at the Amazon Treasure Truck

In 25 U.S. cities, as well as in the U.K., Amazon runs a promotion called the Treasure Truck. Its a truck that visits multiple locations around a city and sells just one product a day at a discount.

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Singapore to announce F-16 fighter jet replacement plans in few months

A number of manufacturers could be in the running for a deal potentially worth billions of dollars.

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Trump says he’ll bring up election meddling with Putin

Meddling will be one of a wide-ranging list of topics that could include sanctions and the status of Crimea.

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U.S. intelligence believes North Korea making more nuclear bomb fuel despite talks

The latest U.S. intelligence assessment appeared to go counter to sentiments expressed by Donald Trump that “there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea.”

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Dispatch from the Super Internet

There’s a version of the internet that’s superior to the internet you’re probably using.Call it the Super Internet.The Super Internet is faster, more powerful, more secure and more private, and it offers modular features on popular websites that mos…

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Novartis chairman says Alcon worth $20 billion-$30 billion: Finanz und Wirtschaft

ZURICH (Reuters) – The chairman of Swiss drugmaker Novartis expects Alcon to be valued at between $20 billion and $30 billion when the opthalmic devices unit is spun off to shareholders next year, he said in an interview with Finanz und Wirtschaft.

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Thyssenkrupp, Tata Steel seal landmark steel joint venture deal

The long-expected joint venture is the European steel industry’s biggest shake-up in more than a decade.

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China factory growth slows in June as trade tensions rise

Growth in China’s manufacturing sector slowed in June after a better-than-expected performance in May, official data showed.

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Missouri appeals court tosses $55 million J&J talc-powder verdict

(Reuters) – A Missouri appeals court on Friday threw out a $55 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using talc-based products, including J&J’s baby powder, citing a U.S. Supr…

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China factory growth slows in June as trade tensions rise

BEIJING (Reuters) – Growth in China’s manufacturing sector slowed in June after a better-than-expected performance in May, official data showed, as escalating trade tensions with the United States fuel concerns about a slowdown in the world’s second-bi…

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