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Cisco’s revenue falls for seventh straight quarter

“While security business revenue of $558 million fell short of analysts estimates of $580.5 million, according to FactSet, Cisco’s overall revenue was supported by its data center business and wireless business, which is now its fastest growing” writes Min Read for reuters.com. Analyst Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights & Strategy said the next two quarters would indicate the health of the security business.The security business, which offers firewall protection and breach detection systems, has been Cisco’s fastest growing, until the last two quarter.”I’m not concerned yet with Cisco’s security numbers…

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Recent Biotech Pullback A Game of Risk

“The biotech sector as measured by the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI) has fallen by nearly 5 percent in recent weeks” writes Michael Kramer for investopedia.com. In this case, the XBI represents a basket of biotech stocks.Goldman Sachs added some positive sentiment Wednesday after adding biotech heavyweight Biogen (BIIB) to it is Americas Conviction list, according to MarketWatch. Source: investopedia.com Share This:

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Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy to be honored before Sox, Yankees game

“Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy will be honored before the Red Sox and Yankees matchup Sunday for his long tenure in the booth” reports thebostonchannel.com. Memorable moments from Remy’s 30-year broadcaster career will be highlighted during the ceremony, which will include Remy throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.Remy has served as the Red Sox color analyst on NESN since 1988, announcing over 3,900 Red Sox games during his career. “Jerry is an incredible person who is beloved by Red Sox Nation,” said NESN President and CEO Sean McGrail. “There…

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Valley businesses among the 5,000 fastest growing in US

“For the second year in a row, Visalia-based solar company, CalCom Solar made the list, ranking No. 23 for 2017” reports thebusinessjournal.com. It is enjoying a three-year growth rate of nearly 9,700 percent and reported $59.3 million in revenue in 2016.Last year’s revenue was $8 million, and the current growth rate is 110 percent.Lee’s AC Heating and Building Performance in Fresno had a 228 percent three-year growth rate and revenue of $9.6 million for a No. 1,713 ranking. Source: thebusinessjournal.com Share This:

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Agriculture industry wants few changes to NAFTA

“The failed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal would have expanded U.S. access to those markets without completely removing the barriers” writes Sean Higgins for washingtonexaminer.com. “Agriculture in each NAFTA country would suffer greatly from disruptions to the trading relationships that have developed over the last 23 years.Among business groups, the agricultural industry is arguably the sector most supportive of NAFTA. The lobbying to reopen the deal has come mainly from manufacturers.On Wednesday, Lighthizer said a U.S. goal was to “assure that there is equal access and reciprocity in government procurement and…

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Sorry Tucker Carlson: Just because you hate Google’s decision doesn’t mean Congress should regulate them

“Regardless, there could have been much more to the Google’s decision than just the memo: so why should Tucker Carlson or I get to decide Google’s HR policy?” writes Charles Sauer for washingtonexaminer.com. Fox News’s Tucker Carlson fully jumped into the populist policy arena by proposing to harass Google into submission merely because they fired someone, James Damore, unfairly (as Tucker sees it).And the only group that should have less influence than Tucker or I do over Google’s day-to-day HR policy is Congress. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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The continuing lag in construction jobs hurts blue-collar workers

“Well into one of the longest expansions in U.S. history, construction jobs are still below their pre-downturn peaks” writes Special To The for seattletimes.com. But this is about 821,000 jobs fewer than the pre-recession peak reached in the spring and summer of 2006.Surprisingly, 191,000 construction jobs were added nationally in between July 2016 and last month.A report from the Economic Policy Institute shows 1.9 million fewer people working in construction and manufacturing, despite the economy adding 8.2 million jobs in the private sector.From January 1990 to January 2000, the sector…

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AI is creating new types of art, and new types of artists

“During his lunch breaks he started toying with neural networks and posting the results to a blog under a pseudonym” writes The New York for seattletimes.com. While members of the avant-garde Kronos Quartet played onstage, for example, neural networks analyzed their expressions in real time, guessing at their emotions.Called deep neural networks, these complex mathematical systems allow machines to learn specific behavior by analyzing vast amounts of data.Through a project called SketchRNN, he is building neural networks that can draw. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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