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Investigators begin black box analysis

“Air crash investigators have begun analysing the black box data recorder from Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, amid reports that the plane wreckage suggested similarities with a previous disaster involving the Boeing 737 Max jet” writes Gwyn Topham for theguardian.com. Boeing has reiterated its “full confidence” in the safety of the plane, although its engineers are making changes to the software in question in the Lion Air crash.Ethiopian Airlines said its pilots had been trained on procedures to deal with the 737 Max’s anti-stall system, which was the subject of an…

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French start analysis of Ethiopian Airlines black boxes as new evidence appears

“Preliminary flight data showed an aircraft in trouble almost immediately and struggling to gain altitude in the high thin air above the Addis Ababa airport” writes March At Am for washingtonpost.com. The possibility that the same scenario occurred in Ethiopia has prompted precautionary groundings of the plane all over the world.It usually takes a month for investigators to come up with a comprehensive analysis of the data.The recorders are required on all flights in the world and are built to withstand fire, heavy impact and intense water pressure. Source: washingtonpost.com

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Here’s how the SEC should decide if companies should report earnings only every 6 months

“The Securities and Exchange Commission has set a March 21 deadline for public comments on possible changes to its current financial reporting requirements for U.S. publicly traded companies” writes Richard B for marketwatch.com. Moreover, assessing the merits or flaws of such modifications surely is susceptible to benefit-cost analysis.To help answer this question, the SEC should embrace benefit-cost analysis in a serious way that sets a standard for other U.S. financial regulatory agencies.Many people in the current administration and in Congress claim that they favor benefit-cost analysis and evidence-based decision-making.For example,…

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Why companies want to mine the secrets in your voice

“The key to voice analysis research is not what someone says, but how they say it: the tones, the speed, the emphases, the pauses” writes Mar Edt for theverge.com. The product, which spun out of another voice analysis company called Cogito, has received funding from DARPA and the National Institutes of Mental Health.Calo adds that the problem of biases that correlate to sensitive categories like race or gender is endemic to machine learning techniques, whether those techniques are used in voice analysis or looking at resumes.People with mental health conditions…

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Flight data recorders from Ethiopian Airlines flight arrive in France for analysis

“Flight data recorders from a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight arrived in France for analysis Thursday as frustrated relatives of the 157 people killed stormed out of a meeting with airline officials in Addis Ababa” writes Elias Meseret for sun-sentinel.com. Sunday’s crash was the second fatal flight for a Boeing 737 Max 8 in less than six months.”After the Lion Air crash, questions were raised, so Boeing sent further instructions that it said pilots should know.”. In Addis Ababa, about 200 angry family members of crash victims left a briefing with…

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Crypto News 

Corporates Keep Coffers Open To Blockchain

“Businesses continue to invest in blockchain technology as more service providers, particularly in the finance arena, pull their distributed ledger innovations out of beta and into the real world” reports pymnts.com. A new report from the International Data Corporation (IDC) pegged corporate spending on blockchain at a new high for 2019, expecting loose purse strings to continue through 2022.The report identified which regions’ corporate communities are investing the most in blockchain, with the U.S. leading the way.Analysts pointed to the blockchain industry’s ability to “remove a layer of uncertainty” as it continues…

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CNN moves Sarah Isgur to political analysis after fierce backlash

“Former Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur will be brought on by CNN as a political analyst after originally being hired as part of the company’s editorial team” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Isgur announced Friday on Twitter that her role had been switched from politics editor to political analyst.Isgur, a Republican operative who served as the deputy campaign manager of Carly Fiorina’s 2016 presidential campaign, was hired by CNN as a politics editor in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election cycle.”We can confirm that when Sarah came to us and proposed her…

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Technical Analysis EU50: 2019-03-07

“The pace of private sector activities expansion in February was boosted due to the services sector expansion while manufacturing shrank for the first time since June of 2013” reports fxstreet.com. Latest euro-zone economic data were positive: retail sales in January rose more than expected, and private sector expansion accelerated more than forecast.Retail sales increase and private business sector expansion were better than expected in euro-zone.If the price meets the stop-loss level (3251.18) without reaching the order (3341.01) we recommend cancelling the order: the market sustains internal changes which were not…

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Brokers News 

Analysis: How ESMA Revolutionized Brokers’ Affiliate Efforts

“While ESMA has certainly had a significant impact on brokers, online affiliates have been majorly affected too” writes Konstantin Rabin for financemagnates.com. Hence,  I decided to examine what online performance marketers have to say about the impact of ESMA on their business.However, Affiliate #2 hasn’t felt the impact of ESMA in this sense.Only one affiliate decided to stop investing in websites that target EU traders, and two affiliates are planning to invest at least as much as they used to.I do not understand why other financial companies (e.g. banks) can…

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