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Stocks end lower after failed Trump-Kim summit, but benchmarks log strong February gains

“However, market participants highlighted the economic reports highlight expansion that is tapering from heady levels of a 4.2% growth rate in the second quarter of 2018” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. U.S. stocks finished lower Thursday after a sudden breakdown in denuclearization talks with North Korea weighed on sentiment, even though main indexes posted strong gains in February.The Commerce Department’s estimate of fourth-quarter GDP growth showed the U.S. economy growing at a rate of 2.6%, well above consensus expectations of 1.9%, per a MarketWatch poll of economists.LB, -4.60% shares declined…

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Intel’s 14-Core I9-9990XE Auctioned for $2,300, More Benchmarks Posted

“Puget Systems has posted several reviews of performance in various Adobe applications, which we’ve covered here, and now the company has shared new benchmarks in more common applications” writes Paul Alcorn for tomshardware.com. Luckily, Puget Systems has already posted several reviews of the processor in Adobe Applications, and now has shared more data on pricing, along with performance in several standard benchmarks, like Cinebench.It also offers much higher performance than the Core i9-9900K across the board. Source: tomshardware.com

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These U.S. stock benchmarks are already in a bear market — and the S&P 500 isn’t far behind

“While some market arbiters declare a bear market based on intraday prices, Dow Jones Market Data holds that a bear market occurs when an asset closes 20% below its bull-market peak” writes Deputy Markets Editor for marketwatch.com. Mark Hulbert: This still looks like just a stock-market correction, not something worse What is a bear market?. The long-running bull market in U.S. stocks may be famously unloved but it won’t be unmourned when it finally goes to that great bovine graveyard in the sky. Source: marketwatch.com

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Refinitiv Reforms Thai Baht FX Benchmarks

“The company revamped its offering as it started sourcing Thai baht and Thai Baht Offshore data from its Matching platform” writes Victor Golovtchenko for financemagnates.com. The data is calculated using multiple broad and liquid sources, and is subject to stringent quality controls” The Thai baht addition compliments Refinitiv’s financial benchmarks portfolio.The company is administering over 30 key rates and serves as a calculation agent for over 40 critical national and regional interest rates and FX benchmarks.Refinitiv included the data from Matching after a thorough review of the market. Source: financemagnates.com

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U.S. stocks attempt slight rebound from tech and internet-related rout

“U.S. stock benchmarks Tuesday fought to gain traction higher after an ugly start to the week” writes Mark Decambre for marketwatch.com. All three benchmarks fell sharply on Monday, with the Dow plunging more than 600 points, on the back of sharp declines in shares of Apple Inc.However, shares were down 1.4% as a call to discuss results with analysts was under way.GS, +1.09% Market players attributed Tuesday’s tepid optimism to apparent progress in trade talks. Source: marketwatch.com

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3 measurable benchmarks for enterprise AI that define the future

“Rule of thumb: If the AI platform you are considering forces you to limit the number of challenges you can tackle, then you should look elsewhere” writes Pedro Alves for venturebeat.com. The efficiency of your AI platform can be determined by looking at how much of the data science pipeline is streamlined and automated.It’s not cheap to hire, train, and maintain multiple skill sets or build redundant infrastructure based on the whims of your AI platform. Source: venturebeat.com

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Dow resumes slide as Sears files for bankruptcy, B.of A. reports results

“U.S. stock benchmarks fell at the start of trade on Monday, resuming a retreat for the major benchmarks that resulted in the worst weekly losses since March” writes Mark Decambre for marketwatch.com. The decline for stocks come after an iconic retailer announced that it was filing from protection from creditors and as banks rolled out third-quarter results.The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.03% slipped by 52 points, or 0.2%, at 25,289, the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.21% declined by about 0.2% at 2,758.Last week’s decline in stocks were partly fueled…

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[Update: Huawei statement] UL Benchmarks delists several Huawei and Honor devices for cheating on 3DMark test

“These devices will no longer appear in the list of top devices in UL Benchmarks apps (remember, UL recently acquired Futuremark)” writes Quentin Grs for androidpolice.com. Now, the maker of 3DMark has banned several Huawei devices in response.UL Benchmarks says it confirmed Anandtech’s testing on three of the four devices and took its word on the fourth (the P20).A recent report from Anandtech accused Huawei of configuring phones to produce artificially high benchmarks. Source: androidpolice.com

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Huawei Caught Cheating in Smartphone GPU Benchmarks

“By operating its smartphone in a different mode when these tests are run, Huawei has made it impossible for tests like GFXBench to provide accurate data” writes Joel Hruska for extremetech.com. These tests focused on the Kirin 970 SoC, which powers the Huawei P20 Pro, the P20, and the Huawei Honor Play .Anandtech stumbled on this issue while testing multiple Huawei devices and confirmed the device behavior by using private versions of the public benchmarks you can download online.During standard operation, the device’s performance is sharply constrained to hold within its…

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