News Stocks 

GE’s stock on track for best post-earnings performance in over 7 years

“The stock is on track for the biggest one-day post-earnings gain since Jan. 21, 2011, when it rallied 7.1% after fourth-quarter 2010 results” writes Reporter Editor for marketwatch.com. GE’s stock had lost 14.0% over the past three months through Thursday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.17% had lost 5.4%.Before that, the biggest gain was 4.6% on July 19, 2013, after second-quarter 2013 results.With volume of over 4.1 million shares, the stock was the most actively traded before the open.General Electric Co.’s stock GE, +6.29% ran up 5.3% in…

Read More
News 

HBCU Alums on Beyonce’s Coachella Performance

“The whole Coachella performance just took me back to middle school, high school, college and marching band” writes Chloe Hall for elle.com. Beyoncé Knowles’ outstanding Coachella performance further underscores the value, contributions and heritage of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.I was moved by Beyoncé’s Coachella performance.With her 2018 Coachella performance, the debate of whether HBCU’s are still relevant today is struck down by the roar that is Beyoncé. Source: elle.com Share This:

Read More
Crypto Markets News 

Bitcoin gets boost from IMF head

“The No. 1 digital currency regained ground Tuesday, after some upbeat news from the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) pushed bitcoin back above $8,000” writes Aaron Hankin for marketwatch.com. The digital-currency community got some good news late Monday when the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) outlined the benefits of bitcoin and the blockchain technology. CryptoWatch: Check bitcoin and other cyptocurrency prices, performance and market capitalization—all on one dashboard. The price of a single bitcoin BTCUSD, +1.30%  was last valued at $8,109.29, up 0.7% on the day…

Read More
AUD News 

England’s effort against gold-medal favourites Australia showcases best of women’s sevens

“Despite suffering a 29-12 defeat to Australia next, England would have been far happier with their performance against the hosts and red-hot favourites” writes Charlie Morgan for telegraph.co.uk. England began their Commonwealth Games campaign with a disjointed performance in their 17-5 win over Fiji. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

Read More
News 

The Apple Watch of the future could analyze your bicep curl or golf swing

“A patent recently filed by Apple seeks to use advanced sensors on a newly designed Apple Watch band to evaluate sports performance when using third-party equipment, such as golf clubs, baseball bats, footballs or barbells” writes Jen Booton for marketwatch.com. Apple says the motion, caliometric and EMG sensors could also be used to analyze the metrics of, say, a bicep curl to measure weightlifting performance and determine if a user is performing an exercise properly.As the user follows through with a specific sports motion, such as swinging a golf club…

Read More
News 

Chevy unveils 2019 Camaro lineup with reveal of first-ever Turbo 1LE

“The first-ever Camaro Turbo 1LE comes equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with a six-speed manual transmission capable of making 275 horsepower with 195 pounds of torque” writes Braven Mlive Com for mlive.com. Also new for model year 2019 is the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with paddle shifters and “custom launch control and line lock.”.  Source: mlive.com Share This:

Read More
News 

Teens are abandoning Under Armour in droves — and it’s turning into a huge crisis for the brand

“In fact, only one upper-income female in the survey of 6,000 teens voted for Under Armour as her favorite apparel brand” writes Dennis Green for businessinsider.com. In the lastest version of Piper Jaffray’s Taking Stock of Teens survey, released Tuesday, the brand had its worst performance yet.The brand continues to be the No. 1 most cited “old” brand that males are no longer wearing.However, its mind share is falling among teens, with nearly every demographic breakdown registering a decline in the number who say Under Armour is their favorite apparel…

Read More
News 

Research: Could Machine Learning Help Companies Select Better Board Directors?

“Our intent is to demonstrate how a machine-learning model could potentially help investors by helping companies select better directors” reports hbr.org. Researchers trained a machine learning algorithm to predict directors’ performance, using a dataset of large publicly traded U.S. corporations between 2000 and 2011.To explore that question, we conducted a study of how machine learning might be used to select board directors, and how the selected directors might differ from those selected by management.We trained a machine learning algorithm to predict directors’ performance, using a dataset of large publicly traded…

Read More