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Protesters are gaming Google’s algorithm so that photos of Trump come up when you search ‘idiot’

“Anti-Trump activists are gaming Google’s algorithm so that when people search for “idiot,” almost all of the top results are pictures of Donald Trump” writes Alexandra Ma for aol.com. A site’s ranking in Google’s search results relies heavily on computer algorithms using thousands of factors to calculate a page’s relevance to a given query. Source: aol.com Share This:

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Machado exit could start a trend for underachieving Orioles

“For the first time in seven years, Baltimore approaches the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline in full selling mode” writes Ap Sports Writer for yahoo.com. Machado exit could start a trend for underachieving Orioles FILE – In this Saturday, May 19, 2018 file photo,Baltimore Orioles’ Manny Machado throws to first base to make the double play on Boston Red Sox’s Eduardo Nunez during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) BALTIMORE (AP) — Buried in the AL East cellar and well on their way to…

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I Hope Your Wallet is Cute, Because Clear Bags are Suddenly Everywhere

“Either way, the trend is clearly (sorry) gaining ground, with indie designers and big bag brands alike sending bags that are at least partially clear to retailers for fall” writes Amanda Mull for purseblog.com. This was several months ago, and her obsession was a problem because the bag was sold out—always an indication that something is afoot in the bag world, where most things are abundant and available from many sources.For Spring 2018, Chanel put approximately one million transparent PVC bags on the runway, which is either the harbinger of…

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Dow bucking downbeat trend, gains powered by rise in UnitedHealth and Boeing stocks

“The Dow Jones Industrial Average late-morning Wednesday was trading near its highest level of the session, with its gains powered by UnitedHealth Group Inc” writes Mark Decambre for marketwatch.com. UnitedHealth’s shares were up about $4.19, or 1.7%, while those for industrial giant Boeing were climbing by $3.88 or more than 1%.BA, +1.00% Shares of the UnitedHealth and Boeing were contributing a combined 54 points to the price-weighted Dow DJIA, +0.21% The benchmark most recently was up about 40 points, or 0.2%, at 25,159, trading near session highs. Meanwhile, the S&P…

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IEA warns of ‘worrying trend’ as global investment in renewables falls

“Investment in coal power dropped sharply but was offset by an uptick in oil and gas spending, the World Energy Investment report found” writes Adam Vaughan for theguardian.com. While coal investment fell to its lowest level in 10 years, spending on gas-fired power stations rose 40%.Globally, energy investment fell 2% to $1.8tn in 2017, with electricity taking a bigger share than oil and gas for the second year in a row.The world’s energy watchdog has sounded the alarm over a “worrying” pause in the shift to clean energy after global…

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Crypto Indicator Suggests Bitcoin Selling Trend…

“A Bitcoin technical trend indicator may be signaling a price increase for the number one cryptocurrency after what has been a tough year for it” writes Rebecca Campbell for livebitcoinnews.com. Notably, while it wasn’t a massive jump in price, Bitcoin rose two percent on Monday to $6,693.In a report from Bloomberg, the Divergence Analysis Inc.’s (DVAN) Buying and Selling Pressure Indicator, which charts the coin’s current price, trend line, and ideal exit points, is suggesting that the selling trend that started on May 14th could be ending soon.According to the report, when the…

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Employers will do almost anything to find workers to fill jobs — except offer higher pay

“As a reflection, if not a cause, of this trend, wages have been stagnant since the early 1980s” writes Michael Hiltzik for latimes.com. To the extent there has been job growth, it has been at the lower end of the income scale, in part because wage scales for what once were middle-class or lower-middle-income jobs have been downsized. Source: latimes.com Share This:

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These five ‘mega trends’ are producing soaring stocks regardless of Trump, tariffs or the economy

“One way to play this mega trend is via mega-cap tech companies that have the scale to play this trend widely” writes Jeff Reeves for marketwatch.com. Companies such as China’s NetEase NTES, +2.44% gets 68% of its revenue from mobile gaming, and is enjoying a nice tailwind from the growth of smartphones in Asia.That presents a host of interesting opportunities for investors, including a play on emerging market expansion as well as yet-to-be-realized growth at home.But there are still stocks that are very much on the upswing regardless of trade…

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Here’s how companies can use blockchain to solve real-world problems

“So- one small example is a company called HelloTickets, which has applied blockchain technology to the event tickets industry” writes Simon Black for businessinsider.com. A man wears a Bitcoin logo t-shirt on the floor of the Consensus 2018 blockchain technology conference in New York City, New York, U.S., May 16, 2018.I thought this would be important given that most of the noise in the crypto space these days is still almost invariably focused on the Bitcoin price. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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