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7 haunted houses across America you should definitely visit this Halloween

“If you don’t mind a few bumps in the night, here’s a list of some of the scariest haunted house attractions in America you should definitely visit this year” writes Leah Collie for mashable.com. It’s one of the most popular houses in the state of Illinois, and after watching the video, we can certainly see why.We’re talking, of course, about haunted houses. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Schlumberger quarterly profit up on North America drilling

“(Reuters) – Schlumberger Ltd posted a bigger quarterly profit on Friday, as its North American business continues to be helped by strong shale drilling” reports businessinsider.com. Net profit attributable to the Houston-based oilfield services company rose to $545 million, or 39 cents per share, for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $176 million, or 13 cents per share, last year. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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BofA Enhances The Spreadsheet With APIs, Artificial Intelligence

“Its new tool, CashPro Assistant, includes analytics and forecasting solutions, which rely on AI and predictive analytics to help corporate customers manage and analyze their banking and financial data” reports pymnts.com. We view this as an opportunity to help them gain efficiencies, enhance governance and control and drive strategic growth.”. The financial institution (FI) announced news on Tuesday (Oct. 17) that it is deploying artificial intelligence (AI) and API technology to integrate its solutions directly with Microsoft Excel. Source: pymnts.com Share This:

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Details of a massive trade deal among 11 heavyweight economies may be announced next month

“Ten months after President Donald Trump abandoned what was pegged as the world’s biggest trade deal, its surviving participants may be close to a new agreement” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. For months, the eleven members, known as TPP-11, have held talks on how to keep their vision of a free-trade bloc alive without the United States. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Art of the free-trade deal doesn’t require losers

“During the campaign, we heard endlessly his promises to renegotiate various treaties and agreements, including the Iran deal and the North American Free Trade Agreement” writes Washington Examiner for washingtonexaminer.com. The president wrongly sees international trade as a zero-sum game and appears dead set on America winning by defeating Mexico and Canada. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Renewable fuel regulation doesn’t put ‘America First’

“But what happens to that argument when the renewable fuel is imported from foreign countries?” writes Eric Peters for washingtonexaminer.com. This would actually create a market incentive for renewable fuels production.At the same time, the artificial incentive to import foreign renewables could be tamped down by eliminating their eligibility for RINs.The Renewable Fuels Standard, which requires a certain percentage of ethanol and biofuel diesel be mixed into the nation’s fuel supply, was sold to the public largely on the basis of the mandated fuels being renewable.While the feds can continue…

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Bank of America profit climbs but trading slumps

“Bank of America Corp. said its third-quarter profit rose to $5.59 billion, despite trading headwinds” writes Rachel Louise for marketwatch.com. Quarterly profit at the second-largest U.S. bank by assets rose 13% from $4.96 billion a year earlier.Buffett has publicly praised Bank of America chief Brian Moynihan and said his firm plans to be a shareholder for a long time.The bank and other major lenders warned that trading revenue would be under pressure. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Bank of America 3Q profits rise 13 percent, beat forecasts

“Bank of America is reporting a 13 percent jump in quarterly profits, helped by higher interest rates and an increase in lending” reports foxbusiness.com. Quarterly revenue was $22.83 billion, which also beat analysts’ forecasts of $22.02 billion.The results beat Wall Street analysts’ expectations, which were looking for a profit of 46 cents per share, according to FactSet.The Charlotte-based bank said it earned $5.59 billion in the third quarter, or 48 cents per share, compared with $4.96 billion, or 41 cents per share, in the same period year ago.Bank of America’s…

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