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Analyst who nailed Twitter’s sell-off just upgraded the stock to buy

“MKM Partners’ Rob Sanderson downgraded Twitter in June 2015 shortly before the stock would be cut in half on disappointing user growth and advertising revenue” writes John Melloy for cnbc.com. But now he is positive, upgrading the stock to buy from neutral on Friday with a note titled, “Twitter is Here to Stay and Still Has Mass Market Potential.”. Sanderson also set a $40 12-month price target on the stock, 27 percent higher than where it closed on Thursday. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Alabama set to execute 83-year-old convicted bomber

“(Reuters) – Alabama is set on Thursday to execute an 83-year-old convicted pipe-bomb killer who could be the oldest person put to death in the modern era of U.S. capital punishment” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The execution of Walter Moody is planned for 6 p.m. at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore.The execution was called off while Hamm was on a death chamber gurney and medical staff could not place a line for the lethal injection. Lawyers for Hamm called on the state not to try…

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US manufacturer recalls dog food after execution drug found in tins

“A drug used to execute American prisoners and to put animals to sleep has been discovered in canned dog food in the US, triggering an emergency recall” writes Rob Crilly for telegraph.co.uk. The Food and Drug Administration said it found low levels of pentobarbital in tins of Gravy Train dog food produced by JM Smucker.At high doses in humans it cause respiratory arrest and has been used to carry out executions often as the first step – inducing unconsciousness – in a three-drug protocol. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Passport fee increases coming soon: Here’s how to avoid the charge

“A passport book, which allows air, sea and land travel, costs $110 for adults and $80 for children under 16” writes Megan Henney for foxbusiness.com. Other passport fees vary: A passport card, which only permits land and sea travel to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda, costs $30, and $15 for children under 16.Starting April 2, the passport execution fee will increase to  $35 from $25. The Department of State raised the prices after conducting a cost service study, during which it discovered that the $25 execution fee charge wasn’t…

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Easing of drug laws could halt execution of 5,000 prisoners

“The new limits are set to be applied retrospectively, potentially saving the lives of thousands on death row” writes Saeed Kamali Dehghan for theguardian.com. According to Amnesty, at least 88 people are on death row in Iran for committing crimes while being under the age of 18.Last year European countries funding Iran’s counter-narcotics programme threatened to cut off contributions if Iran continued to use the death penalty for drug traffickers.The lives of more than 5,000 prisoners on death row in Iran could be spared as a change in the law…

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The Clever Engineering Behind Intel’s Chipocalypse

“Google found three possible exploits that take advantage of speculative execution and they aren’t exclusive to Intel” reports vice.com. “During speculative execution, the processor is verifying these assumptions; if they are valid, then the execution continues.And part of what makes threading work so well and so invisibly is something called “speculative execution.”. In speculative execution, the system makes informed guesses as to which branch is most likely to be chosen.It is possible for this speculative execution to have side effects which are not restored when the CPU state is unwound,…

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Deutsche Bank highlights tech adoption trend, releases new AI-based equities algorithmic platform in APAC

“This will offer investors a powerful new tool in achieving and demonstrating best execution for their trades” reports financefeeds.com. Deutsche Bank AG (FRA:DBK) has just reiterated its flair for new technology adoption by announcing the rollout of an upgraded equities trading platform with artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities across most Asia Pacific markets.Hani Shalabi, Co-Head of Equity Execution for APAC at Deutsche Bank said, “We are proud to be adding significant horsepower to our already well-known Autobahn platform, paving the way for new best execution standards.The proprietary platform, Autobahn 2.0, was…

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MiFID II rules to affect OANDA’s trade execution through TradingView for European clients

“OANDA said that all legacy trade accounts registered with OANDA Europe Limited will be migrated to V20 trade accounts by early December this year” reports financefeeds.com. OANDA has also released special versions of its mobile trading apps as a part of the migration of the European clients to the new services.You may still use a 3rd party platform for trading analysis, however, you will no longer be able to execute trades on 3rd party platforms that execute trades via an API. Your OANDA account enables you to execute trades through OANDA…

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