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IBM takes cybersecurity training on the road

“IBM has created a mobile version of its cyber training range to go on the road to businesses and communities that need to develop skills, fast” writes This Story Was for seattletimes.com. Last week, the company introduced its mobile cyber command center, tucked into a heavily customized semitrailer truck.Two years ago, IBM opened one of the nation’s first commercial cybersecurity ranges in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to let companies practice responding to simulated cyberattacks. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Why the US dollar will strengthen – HSBC

“Analysts at HSBC argue that the consensus is for US dollar weakness but that they’re contrarians and calling for strength” reports forexlive.com. Given that US dollar longs are extremely crowded in the CFTC report, I’m not sure I agree with the premise that USD-longs are contrarian but they make a solid argument for dollar strength.Argument 2) The US economy is set to slow, while Eurozone growth will pick up US growth estimates are being revised upwards, while the Eurozone needs growth to recover just to meet existing forecasts.The market seems…

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Asia stocks decline in morning trade as Japan’s Nikkei falls 1 percent

“That would leave Morrison’s government reliant on support of five independent lawmakers to survive” writes Eustance Huang for cnbc.com. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will meet with independent lawmakers as early as Monday to try and shore up support for his government, according to Reuters. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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LGBTQ activists and supporters are mobilizing for a Monday rally at the White House.

“Civil rights organizations and members of the LGBTQ community are stunned and furious about a reported Trump administration plan to severely narrow the legal definition of gender” writes Trends Reporter for huffingtonpost.com. The reported change is being spearheaded by the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in education programs receiving government funding. Source: huffingtonpost.com Share This:

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Global growth outlook for 2019 dims for first time: Reuters polls

“BENGALURU (Reuters) – The outlook for global growth in 2019 has dimmed for the first time, according to Reuters polls of economists who said the U.S.-China trade war and tightening financial conditions would trigger the next downturn” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “First, there would be no winners from a global trade war.”A simple dynamic is playing out in the global economy right now: the U.S. is booming, while most of the rest of the world slows or even stagnates.While global growth this year will hold strong, unchanged at…

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With divorce deal almost done, May repeats rejection of EU proposal on Northern Ireland

“But the withdrawal agreement, or the terms of Britain’s divorce, cannot be signed off until the two sides agree on the Northern Irish backstop” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “The shape of the deal across the vast majority of the Withdrawal Agreement is now clear.”. LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will tell parliament on Monday that 95 percent of Britain’s divorce deal has now been settled but will repeat her opposition to the European Union’s proposal for the land border with Northern Ireland. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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A Taliban insurgent shot a US general in this week’s deadly insider attack, the latest sign the Afghan war isn’t going as planned

“The Pentagon has sought to downplay the incident, characterizing it as an Afghan-on-Afghan attack where US military personnel were caught in the crossfire” writes Ryan Pickrell for businessinsider.com. Jeffrey Smiley, who sustained at least one gunshot wound, according to The Post, citing four people with knowledge of the deadly attack. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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U.S. general wounded in attack in Afghanistan

“Jeffrey Smiley is recovering after suffering at least one gunshot wound in the Kandahar governor’s compound, three of the people said” writes Dan Lamothe for latimes.com. U.S. military officials in Afghanistan and at the Pentagon have declined to comment on the attack or identify the wounded, describing them only as an American service member, an American civilian and a contractor who is part of the military coalition. Source: latimes.com Share This:

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