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Trump adviser Kudlow optimistic that boom times will continue

“A more volatile stock market and trade war worries have accelerated concern that the end of the boom times is near” reports nypost.com. National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow painted a rosy picture of the economy Wednesday — even as the US is embroiled in the beginning of a trade war. “There’s no recession in sight right now,” Kudlow said at an investor conference in New York. Source: nypost.com Share This:

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NASA Optimistic That Opportunity Can Survive Martian Dust Storm

“Fortuitously, the dust storm has actually raised temperatures during the night, and Oppy’s current location is approaching the summer season, so conditions should be warm enough to keep it alive” writes Jay Bennett for popularmechanics.com. The dust from the storm could cover some of the optical instruments on Opportunity as well as the solar panels, but the team has dealt with dust accumulation before.While Opportunity is hunkered down in the heart of the storm, however, NASA is taking advantage of the opportunity to conduct science with the Mars orbiters and…

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Michigan Cannabis Cup goers cautiously optimistic on marijuana legalization

“VIENNA TWP, MI – Marijuana advocates strolling the grounds at the High Times Cannabis Cup over the weekend at Auto City Speedway in Vienna Township were optimistic voters in the state would approve legalization later this year” writes Roberto Acosta for mlive.com. Pritchett also saw the potential for the state to grow into a tourist destination for marijuana advocates.”It’d be good as far as bringing business,” he commented, pointing to the area near the speedway that’s seen an uptick in marijuana-related facilities in the years since the Cannabis Cup event…

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Beijing official says Qualcomm-NXP deal looking more optimistic: WSJ

“FILE PHOTO: A sign on the Qualcomm campus is seen in San Diego Thomson Reuters (Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc’s $44 billion deal to buy Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV is looking “more optimistic now”, the Wall Street Journal quoted a Beijing official as saying” reports businessinsider.com. However, Chinese regulators this week have cleared two big deals – Toshiba Corp’s $18 billion sale of its chip unit to a consortium led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital, and Microchip’s $8.35 billion deal to buy Microsemi .The deal has been approved…

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U.S. treasury chief: ‘Cautiously optimistic’ on China trade talks

“The U.S. Treasury Secretary will be joined on the high-stakes trip by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow” reports businessinsider.com. Asked about concerns over possible retaliatory measures by China, Mnuchin said: “It’s not a worry of mine,” adding that Trump was focused on “free and fair and reciprocal trade.”. U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin arrives for the State Dinner in honor of French President Emmanuel Macon at the White House in Washington Thomson Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters)…

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Amazon surprises Wall Street with huge profits, optimistic outlook

“Amazon said it expects operating profit this quarter between $1.1 billion and $1.9 billion, up from $628 million a year earlier” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Separately, the company and the U.S. National Football League announced a deal to stream Thursday night games during the 2018 and 2019 seasons on Amazon’s Prime Video.Amazon’s results bucked expectations that it would plow more profit into investments, as it has done in the past. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Mexican president says optimistic about reworking NAFTA trade deal

“Mexican President Pena Nieto delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the Hannover Messe, trade fair in Hanover Thomson Reuters HANOVER, Germany (Reuters) – Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Sunday he felt upbeat about reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which includes Mexico, the United States and Canada” reports businessinsider.com. “We fully trust and we have optimism as well that we’re going to be concluding the renegotiation, modernisation of the North American Free Trade Agreement with North America, as I have said, ensuring benefits for…

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Here’s why we’re optimistic about Thrones of Britannia

“Another reason to be optimistic about this game is the pedigree of the Total War franchise” writes Apr Edt for polygon.com. One of the reasons I’m looking forward to Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia is how closely it simulates the scale of battles fought in the time of the Vikings.I’ve seen and played Thrones of Britannia a few times in recent months, and am quietly optimistic that it will deliver a compelling and realistic take on the Viking world.Battles in Thrones of Britannia are based on the ninth-century wars…

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FACEBOOK DEVELOPING AI TO CENSOR SPEECH —

“During testimony before a joint hearing with the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees, Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune, R-S.D., asked Zuckerberg what challenges Facebook faces with evaluating hate speech versus legitimate political discourse” writes Graeme Jennings Washington for washingtonexaminer.com. Zuckerberg is testifying on Capitol Hill to discuss the social media company’s abuse of user data. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Trump hails friendship with China’s Xi, suggests country will negotiate over trade spat

“Trump says he and Chinese President Xi Jinping “will always be friends, no matter what happens with our dispute on trade.”” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. A new Trump tweet doesn’t explain why he’s optimistic about resolving an escalating trade clash between the world’s two biggest economies.President Donald Trump is suggesting China will ease trade barriers “because it is the right thing to do” and Washington and Beijing can settle disputes that have rattled financial markets, consumers and businesses. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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