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Gregg Popovich on Kawhi Leonard trade: ‘It’s time to move on’

“Shortly after the Spurs announced a blockbuster trade that would send disgruntled Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich opened up about the move” reports sportingnews.com. Popovich went on to explain that he and Leonard had conversations over the summer about Leonard’s future with the franchise, but making a trade was the team’s best option.Popovich put to rest some of the speculation as he spoke to reporters about the trade on Wednesday and actually praised Leonard’s performance while he was in San Antonio. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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Deutsche Bank shares spiked after reports JPMorgan could be interested in a stake — but the bank is denying it

“Deutsche Bank shares are trading close to all-time lows after a rocky start to the year for the long-troubled bank” writes Oscar Williams-grut for businessinsider.com. Deutsche Bank shares jumped as much as 5% on Friday morning after WirtschaftsWoche magazine reported that JPMorgan and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China could be interested buying a stake, citing unnamed sources in German regional government. Sewing has accelerated turnaround plans at the bank, announcing plans to cut 7,000 jobs. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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The lack of security guarantees of Spectre-V1 mitigations

“Spectre and Meltdown opened the Pandora box of a new class of speculative execution attacks that defeat standard memory protection mechanisms” writes Oleksii Oleksenko for sigarch.org. These attacks are not theoretical, they pose a real and immediate security threat, and have been reportedly exploited by cybercriminals. Source: sigarch.org Share This:

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Stitch Fix shares pop on speculation of Oprah taking stake in the company

“Stitch Fix shares jumped more than 14 percent Wednesday afternoon on speculation via social media that media mogul Oprah Winfrey would be taking a stake in the subscription box company” writes Lauren Thomas for cnbc.com. Weight Watchers shares have accelerated tremendously in recent months and are up more than 230 percent from a year ago.Stitch Fix’s stock later trimmed back more than half of its gains and was last up about 6 percent. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Vancouver, B.C., tries again to thwart foreign real-estate speculators

“So more supply would definitely help, but Vancouver is an epicenter for foreign real-estate speculation” writes Special To The for seattletimes.com. The 15 percent tax on a home purchase price is being raised to 20 percent, plus an additional tax on speculators.In 2016, Vancouver, B.C., instituted a 15 percent tax on foreign buyers of real estate, an effort to dampen speculation that was driving housing prices to some of the highest levels in North America. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Verizon CEO pick signals a focus on technology, not big deals

“The move ends months of speculation over who takes over at the largest U.S. wireless carrier in the midst of a tumultuous year” writes Scott Moritz for seattletimes.com. The move will take effect Aug. 1, ending months of speculation over who takes over at the largest U.S. wireless carrier in the midst of a tumultuous year.Vestberg has been running Verizon’s newly formed network and technology unit, and his promotion is a sign of the direction the company is taking. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Victoria and David Beckham issue statement denying divorce rumours

“After rife speculation on social media, David and Victoria Beckham have issued a statement to deny rumours they’re getting a divorce” writes Dusty Baxter-wright for cosmopolitan.com. A representative for the couple has shut down the speculation completely, telling The Sun: Another spokesperson for the couple added to Harper’s Bazaar: “This is nonsense.”.  Source: cosmopolitan.com Share This:

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Howard Schultz on presidential speculation: ‘Let’s see what happens’

“Howard Schultz told CNBC on Tuesday he had been planning to leave his company for over a year, but his resignation was delayed by the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks” writes Christina Cheddar Berk for cnbc.com. On immigration, Schultz said that he didn’t think the current policy was very “humane.”.  Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Starbucks chairman to step down, sparking speculation over presidential bid

“Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz will leave the company at the end of this month, stoking speculation he could be set to launch a presidential bid” writes Matthew Lynn for telegraph.co.uk. Mr Schultz had previously served as chief executive of Starbucks, and only became chairman last year, handing the CEO role over to Kevin Johnson. In the memo, he also suggested that he may pursue a career in politics once he leaves the coffee giant, adding fuel to speculation he could be preparing for a 2020 presidential bid.Mr Schultz, who has been…

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