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SoundCloud for iOS gets Chromecast support

“SoundCloud has updated its iOS app with support for Google Chromecast” writes Ken Yeung for venturebeat.com. These features are not only available to iOS app users, but also those on Android.Now that the iOS app is on par with the Android version, SoundCloud users won’t be limited to listening to audio tracks and recordings just on their computer or mobile device.The company previously only allowed casting through its Android app, but has extended it and added new features along the way. “With SoundCloud and Google Chromecast, you can stream everything…

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By moving your money, can you move society?

“Martin Luther King Jr. exhorted black Americans to reject violence and harness their collective economic might to strengthen black banks” writes Tracy Jan Covers for washingtonpost.com. But the campaign is going to need heroic measures if it is really going to save black financial institutions.Black banks, like all banks, are ultimately in the business of making money. “Can a black person just walk into a black bank and expect to get a loan?.  Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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5 ways to play foreign markets

“Gains in global markets have attracted the “Fast Money” traders as the move higher in U.S. stocks pales in comparison” writes Luqman Adeniyi for cnbc.com. Trader Karen Finerman said she is expecting a lot of upside from global markets and the revival is early.He said if the Trumpadministration continues to struggle to push its policies, emerging markets will continue to climb higher and he’s staying put.He said the euro is strengthening and will help a rally in European markets. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Trump walked out of an executive-order signing ceremony without signing the executive orders

“President Donald Trump walked out of an executive-order signing ceremony Friday, without signing the orders” writes Madeleine Sheehan Perkins for businessinsider.com. The two executive orders were aimed at tackling trade abuses.Politico posted video footage of the exchange, which shows Pence picking up the executive orders from the president’s desk and carrying them out of the room. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Trump aide Sebastian Gorka on surveillance: ‘Just because you go into a mosque does not mean you’re safe’

“With regards to the other approaches: I’m sorry, just because you go into a mosque does not mean you’re safe from the national security practitioners of America.”” writes Pamela Engel for businessinsider.com. Sebastian Gorka, a controversial White House national security aide, suggested in an interview published Friday that mosques aren’t necessarily spaces that are protected from government surveillance.Critics have called Gorka an Islamaphobe, but he insists that he just wants to be honest about threats to US national security. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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US stocks might be switching gears

“Again, this is happening at a time when stock valuations are stretched, and earnings expectations are confronting a far slower economic backdrop” writes Lenore Hawkins for businessinsider.com.au. As we get ready to close the March quarter, domestic stock market indices have switched gears as the euphoria and hope that filled the market post-election has given way to sobering data that the domestic economy is once again slowing.As you get ready to buckle up for potentially turbulent market waters, we continue to follow our investing north star – our thematic perspective. Source:…

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The White House is trying to distract from Trump’s wiretap claims with a dubious new talking point

“This week, her comments have resurfaced as the White House has been swept up in a controversy involving whether it improperly gave House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes access to classified intelligence reports” writes Natasha Bertrand for businessinsider.com.au. And Farkas left the Obama administration in October 2015, when Trump was only months into his presidential candidacy. Source: businessinsider.com.au Share This:

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Looking to raise $200M, Cloudera finally makes its IPO plans official

“The filing is another sign that the market for tech IPOs is thawing, especially for enterprise software companies” writes Robert Hof for siliconangle.com. Cloudera sells software, in particular a version of the Hadoop open-source software for storing and processing massive amounts of data across many computers.In April 2016, Fidelity Investments slashed its valuation of Cloudera by 38 percent over concerns that the company had delayed its IPO too long. Source: siliconangle.com Share This:

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Acorda Loses Multiple Sclerosis Drug Patents

“Acorda Therapeutics Inc. (ACOR) announced that a federal judge in Delaware struck down four patents for its multiple sclerosis drug Ampyra. (See also, Celgene MS Drug Reports Positive Phase 3 Data.) Four Ampyra patents related to the drug delivery mechanism were invalidated by U.S. District Judge Leonard Stark” writes Shobhit Seth for investopedia.com. Acorda managed to ink settlements with most of these drug makers, but Mylan, Teva and Roxane didn’t comply and challenged the validity of Acorda’s patents.However, one patent for the extended-release formulation of the drug was upheld; it…

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