Month: September 2017

But researchers here also try out new ideas. Looking to build a new system for searching with images instead of words, a team in Bangalore turned to Watson to index 600,000 photos from the world’s top fashion shows and Bollywood movies. Last spring, a major Indian fashion house, Falguni Shane Peacock, tried the tool, which
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In his decades of investing, CNBC’s Jim Cramer has never liked the month of September. But this one turned out to be different. The “Mad Money” host expected waves of hedge fund selling, politically-charged stock declines and negative earnings pre-announcements from companies experiencing a summer slowdown. But none of those happened. So, with the market’s
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The GOP tax reform plan unveiled Wednesday would lead to broad reinvestment in manufacturing, according to a survey of American producers released Friday. “Two-thirds of manufacturers said, specifically, that if we get this tax plan through, they’ll invest in new plants and equipment, and hire new workers,” Jay Timmons, CEO of the National Association of
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Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Travelers wait in line before going through Transportation Security Administration screening at Ronald Reagan National airport in Washington, D.C. The days of rock-bottom Thanksgiving airfares are over. Roundtrip domestic U.S. flights are about 13 percent more expensive this year than in 2016, fetching about $325 on average as
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Biotech stocks fell Friday, a day after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made its database of side effects for medicines searchable. Sarepta Therapeutics, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Biogen and Acadia Pharmaceuticals all traded lower Friday morning as investors turned up reports on their medicines on the FDA’s Adverse Events Reporting System, or FAERS. The problem? It’s
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As U.S. stocks continue to grind higher, closely followed strategist Jeff Saut told CNBC on Friday that the current bull market likely has about six to eight years left to run. “Secular bull markets have three legs. The first leg ended in May of 2015,” said Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James. “We started
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As of Thursday’s close, the Dow was on track for third quarter gains of 4.8 percent, its eighth straight quarter of gains for the first time since 1997. The S&P 500 was on pace for quarterly gains of nearly 3.6 percent, also its eighth straight quarter of gains. The Nasdaq composite was tracking for quarterly
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Of course, financial aid calculations are Byzantine and case-specific. If you’re going to try to shuffle assets, you should first be sure you understand all the applicable rules and trade-offs. Furthermore, shifting parental assets won’t make a big difference unless you’re looking at large sums, said Mark Kantrowitz, publisher and vice president of strategy for
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