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Boeing is in crisis. Is it still a good investment?

“Unless something spooky comes out in the next few weeks, Boeing stock might be a safe ride, but expect turbulence” writes Thomas Heath Is for washingtonpost.com. Boeing stock rose 81 percent in 2013 and has risen another 172 percent since the end of that year, Silverblatt said.But for those who cannot help themselves — me included — let’s talk about whether anyone should buy Boeing stock. Source: washingtonpost.com

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Eating as few as three eggs a week raises risk of heart disease, study suggests 

“Eating as few as three eggs a week raises your risk of cardiovascular disease which can lead to a heart attack, or stroke, new research has found” writes Science Editor for telegraph.co.uk. In recent years eggs have enjoyed a rehabilitation in recent  years after being branded as unhealthy and artery clogging.But a new study by Northwestern Medicine in the US found that people who ate more eggs and dietary cholesterol had a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease and early death. Source: telegraph.co.uk

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Quadcopter can inspect damaged nuclear reactors without putting workers at risk

“In a paper published on the preprint server Arxiv.org, they describe an autonomous quadcopter designed to inspect the interior of hazardous sites” writes Kyle Wiggers for venturebeat.com. In the aftermath of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan’s Honshu Island in 2011, primary power and cooling systems at Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were knocked offline. Source: venturebeat.com

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UBS Global Wealth Management president says the future of US citizens is at risk if we don’t repair decaying bridges and outdated transit systems

“But these tools will be virtually useless without modernized telecommunications and energy infrastructure” writes Tom Naratil for businessinsider.com. That’s why 65% of high net worth investors and 61% of business owners want utilities to be a focus of infrastructure improvements.Small business owners and high net worth investors agree: 81 percent of both groups believe infrastructure investments are the key to long-term economic growth.These jobs will require state-of-the-art energy infrastructure to flourish. Source: businessinsider.com

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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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News Regulators 

Basel Committee Warns Banks Against “Immature” Digital Assets

“The Basel Committee has issued a fresh warning to the banks against the risks associated with digital assets” writes Arnab Shome for financemagnates.com. Compared to the mainstream financial sector, the size of the digital asset industry is small and banks all over the globe also have a “very limited direct exposures” to the cryptocurrency sector.This is not the first warning issued by the committee as, last year, it criticized the digital assets for their lack of scalability. Source: financemagnates.com

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Markets News 

Asia shares take a breather, pound near nine-month peak

“Oil prices extended overnight gains with U.S. crude up 9 cents per barrel at $58.35 and Brent adding 7 cents to $67.62” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was barely changed at 522.38 points.Japan’s Nikkei jumped 0.6 percent while Australian and New Zealand shares each added 0.2 percent.Wednesday’s vote boosted investor optimism in equities market too, with the pan-European STOXX 600 index climbing 0.6 percent while London’s FTSE 100 added 0.1 percent as sterling extended gains. Source: 95kqds.com

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Boeing’s reputation at risk following fatal crashes, but the company has overcome crises before

“Boeing was said to be a few weeks away from introducing software and system changes to the aircraft stemming from findings made in the Lion Air crash” writes Claudia Assis for marketwatch.com. Moreover, the 737 program, by virtue of being Boeing’s biggest seller, has financed other programs at the company, Papiomytis said. Source: marketwatch.com

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Crypto News 

Growth of Crypto Industry Could Threaten Banks, Financial Stability: Basel Committee

“International banking authority the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) has issued a warning statement on crypto assets on March 13” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. According to the committee, any bank that decides to work with crypto-related assets should first ensure it possesses relevant technical expertise to adequately evaluate the risks associated with the field.The BCBS also argued that crypto assets are “unsafe to rely on” as a medium of exchange or store of value, two of the main functions of money, implying that “cryptocurrency” is a misnomer.The bank…

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News Platforms 

Binance-Backed OTC Firm Releases Anti-Money Laundering Compliance-as-a-Service Product

“Binance-backed over-the-counter (OTC) desk Koi Trading has partnered with IdentityMind, a platform for online risk management, to develop an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance-as-a-service product” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. The parties have reportedly released an AML compliance-as-a-service product dubbed “Koi Compliance,” supporting digital currency and targeting money services businesses.The move was purportedly taken to enable Binance Labs to utilize Koi’s quantitative research, data science, and compliance consulting services. Source: cointelegraph.com

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