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GE stock is a ‘screaming buy,’ a ‘spectacular opportunity,’ strategist says

“Bottom line: McDonald says General Electric stock is a buy at these levels given the risk-reward he sees, and how far the stock has tumbled” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. This doesn’t surprise McDonald, who said the credit markets are rather unconcerned with the company’s credit quality. • “It’s really an intermediate story.Over the next six months the risk-reward on GE is fantastic, and it’s really a screaming buy here,” he said. • The stock has fallen nearly 11 percent in the last week.Here’s why. • “I’m watching GE because…

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Trade with Britain: It’s Trump’s yuge-est opportunity yet

“When President Trump talks of a free trade deal with the United Kingdom, he does so with his trademark superlatives” writes Dan Hannan for washingtonexaminer.com. Because Brussels controls the trade policy of all European Union countries, Britain can’t begin formal negotiations until it leaves.I spent most of last week on Capitol Hill, and found few issues that united pro- and anti-Trump Republicans like the prospect of a comprehensive trade deal with Britain.Australia and New Zealand have perhaps the deepest trade deal on the planet, known as ANZCERTA. It covers services…

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How the American dream turned into greed and inequality

“The result has been a self-reinforcing cycle of lower productivity, lower interest rates, higher debt levels and even higher inequality” writes Alberto Gallo for businessinsider.com. Today, without a push to redistribute wealth and opportunity, our model of capitalism and democracy may face self-destruction.Yet the idea that every American has an equal opportunity to move up in life is false. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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New Opportunity Fund promotes biz loans in a week with Fresno expansion

“Instead, it uses grants and loans from private organizations to fund small business loans” reports thebusinessjournal.com. The Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation recently expanded its portfolio of small business lenders to include Opportunity Fund, a San Jose-based community development financial institution (CDFI). Source: thebusinessjournal.com Share This:

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Why AI provides a fresh opportunity to neutralize bias

“In the tech world, bias permeates everything from startup culture to investment pitches during funding rounds to the technology itself” writes Kriti Sharma for mashable.com. AI engineers that create teams of people who approach challenges from different perspectives and embrace change will be more successful in creating AI that addresses real world business and consumer issues.Ultimately, I think that AI presents the world (no exaggeration) with an opportunity to correct the all-too-human tendency toward both intentional and unconscious biases. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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When Sheryl Sandberg first moved to Silicon Valley, Google’s Eric Schmidt gave her advice she still uses today

“The Google role was ambiguous, and the role at the other company was more defined, with team members and specified goals” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. Sandberg eventually got two job offers — one from Google and one from another company that she left unnamed. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Justin Trudeau explains why Canada really ‘gets’ AI and smart cities

“Trudeau took the opportunity to talk about the similarities between the American and Canadian perspective on immigration, and then about where those perspectives diverge” writes Hours Ago Darrell for techcrunch.com. Those pathways mean the means and opportunity to build out skills necessary to contribute in areas of innovation and economic growth.Schmidt pointed out that Canada also has notably different strategies when it comes to encouraging an atmosphere of innovation, and that includes specific policies around immigration.At Google’s Go North event today in Toronto, which features a slate of speakers focused…

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Cappasity closes Phase 1 of the ARToken public crowdsale ahead of schedule

“Cappasity decided to close Phase 1 of the ARToken public crowdsale ahead of schedule” reports newsbtc.com. Therefore, the company’s executive team decided to close the Phase 1 public sale ahead of schedule and limit the number of ARTokens issued on the crypto exchange.The Cappasity’s crowdsale has received wide public support – over 8,000 people registered on the portal and over 2,700 have already bought ARTokens. Source: newsbtc.com Share This:

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Michael Barone: Window of opportunity still mostly open on state and local tax deductibility

“But eliminating state and local income tax liability will put huge pressure on the public employee unions, because about one-third of state and local income tax revenue comes from the top 1 percent of earners” writes Michael Barone for washingtonexaminer.com. That means that for many of these 10 Republicans’ constituents, deductibility of the property tax means much more than deductibility of the state income taxes.That’s what I think House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady did by coming out today for a tax deduction for state and local property taxes.Maintaining…

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Amazon should build its second home in a city that could use it

“Ryan Bhandari for Third Way: In building a second headquarters, Amazon is in a unique position to expand the opportunity to earn for residents of a struggling metro area” writes Washington Examiner Staff for washingtonexaminer.com. But in one of these cities, you have the opportunity to build the pond, potentially catalyzing a whole new tech hub in a city that truly needs it. … It’s understandable that Amazon wants an incentive package for its new headquarters.This is the first year of elections under the program, and it has already expanded…

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