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Bill Gates still doesn't like the Ctrl-Alt-Del function

Bill Gates still doesn't like the Ctrl-Alt-Del function He went on to observe that "A lot of machines nowadays do have that as a more obvious function". "Sure, if I can make one small edit, I'd make that a single-key operation", he added. Back then he said, "We could have had a single button ". Bill Gates is sorry that he made it so annoying to log in to your computer. This is something that IBM PC co-creator David Bradley once copped to, during... [Full Article...]

Trump owes the middle class fair tax reforms

House Republicans have planned a retreat away from the Capitol next week to discuss a tax overhaul that congressional leaders have been working on for months. Ryan said at a New York Times event on September 7 that the rate is likely to end up in the mid- to low-20s. The move also suggests Trump's vaunted plan to slash corporate and individual taxes, the age-old trickled-down secret sauce he ... [Full Article...]

World's richest woman Liliane Bettencourt dies aged 94

World's richest woman Liliane Bettencourt dies aged 94 Walmart heiress Alice Walton has become the world's richest woman following the death of Liliane Bettencourt , the heiress to the L'Oréal cosmetic company. The heiress and her daughter owned 33 percent of the company at the time of her death and Francoise said in her statement about her mother's death that the family "remain committed to L'Oreal and its management team". [Full Article...]

Greenpeace volunteers block Volkswagen cars entering the UK

Greenpeace volunteers block Volkswagen cars entering the UK Most have now left but two remain on site, holding several thousand vehicle keys, and will remain there until the ship returns to Germany, a spokesman said. Volkswagen Group sparked outrage in September 2015 when it was found to have fitted software created to cheat emissions tests to 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide, including nearly 1.2 million in the UK. [Full Article...]

Wall Street lower with pressure from Apple, rate expectations

Only two of the 11 major S&P sectors - financials and industrials - were higher, with gains of 0.2 percent and 0.3 percent. The S&P 500 telecommunications sector climbed 1.9% on Tuesday, among the biggest gainers in the broad index, after CNBC reported that T-Mobile and Sprint were in active talks about a merger. [Full Article...]

S&P lowers China's credit rating, citing rising financial risks

S&P Global Ratings cut China's long-term sovereign credit ratings Thursday by one level, the first such downgrade since 1999, based mainly on its "unsustainable" debt growth, which has increased its economic and financial risks. Beijing has been clamping down on bank lending and property purchases, but those efforts are complicated by the government's determination to meet its full-year growth tar... [Full Article...]

Up-to-date Analyst's Assessments: International Game Technology PLC (IGT), Lam Research Corporation (LRCX)

Up-to-date Analyst's Assessments: International Game Technology PLC (IGT), Lam Research Corporation (LRCX) Equities research analysts forecast that International Game Technology will post $1.20 EPS for the current year. The original version of this news story can be viewed at https://www.equitiesfocus.com/2017/09/20/international-game-technology-igt-upgraded-at-bank-of-america-corporation.html. [Full Article...]

EU's Guy Verhofstadt to make address in Dáil on Brexit

EU's Guy Verhofstadt to make address in Dáil on Brexit He said people needed to exhibit an "understanding that identities are multi-layered and complex and that identities should bring people together not divide them". The proposal would mean European migrants would still be able to settle freely in the United Kingdom - and would tear the country apart with new border checks between Northern Ireland and the rest of Britain. [Full Article...]

Bongino on 'Dreamers' Confronting Pelosi: 'A Dumb Strategy All Around'

Bongino on 'Dreamers' Confronting Pelosi: 'A Dumb Strategy All Around' We don't owe you nothing. "That image is bad for those who seek amnesty for millions and millions of people who are living here and oftentimes working here illegally". "I mean, this is the problem with not enforcing the rule of law". He gets off the plane in Florida and says there is no deal without the wall, because without the wall you have done nothing. [Full Article...]

Wall Street edges higher; US Fed meeting in focus

Wall Street edges higher; US Fed meeting in focus Meanwhile the S&P 500 index ended up adding 2.78 points or 0.11 percent to 2,506.65 points, and the Nasdaq composite rose 6.68 points or 0.10 percent to close at 6,461.32 points. However, technology stocks lagged behind, limiting gains for the Nasdaq Composite Index . The sector has risen in seven of the last eight sessions, clocking a 6 percent rise in that time. [Full Article...]

FOMC Preview Dot Plot and Balance Sheet in Focus

FOMC Preview Dot Plot and Balance Sheet in Focus The S&P's financial sector ended 0.6 per cent higher as banks benefit from higher rates. The Fed stuck to its rate hike projections for another increase this year and three more in 2018, and said it will start dialling back its US$4.5 trillion stockpile of assets in what's reported to be a decade-long programme trimming the balance sheet by US$10 billion a month. [Full Article...]

Futures flat as investors focus on Fed meeting

Forecasters expect the Federal Reserve to leave interest rates unchanged and stick to plans to raise rates in December, Associated Press reported. "Job gains have remained solid in recent months, and the unemployment rate has stayed low", the Fed said . [Full Article...]

Shareholder Amalgamated Bank Boosted Home Depot INC (HD) Position

Shareholder Amalgamated Bank Boosted Home Depot INC (HD) Position The company's previous year sales total was 23.15 Million. The stock increased 0.65% or $1.02 during the last trading session, reaching $158.68. Home Depot, Inc. After $1.71 actual EPS reported by Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -76.61% negative EPS growth. [Full Article...]

U.S. stocks turn lower after Fed decision

In the bond market, treasuries moved modestly lower ahead of tomorrow's announcement by the Fed . "It could hurt financials and the overall market might not like the uncertainty", he added. Shares in Northrop rose $8.94, or 3.3 percent, to $275.97. On Thursday, the Bank of Japan will also hold a regular policy meeting, and is widely expected to maintain the status quo as inflation remains stubb... [Full Article...]

Buckingham Downgrades Rating On United Continental Holdings (UAL) To "Neutral"

With 440,700 avg volume, 10 days are for Sanderson Farms Incorporated (NASDAQ:SAFM)'s short sellers to cover SAFM's short positions. The SI to Silicom Limited Ord's float is 0.62%. On September 15 the stock rating was downgraded to "Neutral" from "Overweight" with a current price target of $68.00 in a statement from JP Morgan. [Full Article...]

Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages

For the quarter, shares have been noted at 3.78%. Wealth Architects LLC raised its position in shares of Mondelez International by 0.6% during the 1st quarter. Mondelez International, Inc . (NASDAQ: MDLZ ) has been trading in a bearish manner, based on the relative positions of the stock's 20 and 200 day moving averages. [Full Article...]

In wake of Equifax hack, safeguard your credit

In wake of Equifax hack, safeguard your credit Equifax specified it would alert via direct notices in the mail to the 209,000 people who's credit card numbers were impacted, and financial institutions were notified through Visa and MasterCard and will likely be taking steps to reissue account/CC numbers as necessary. [Full Article...]

Stocks mostly higher on Fed news

Stocks mostly higher on Fed news Still, the majority of Fed policymakers signaled on Wednesday that they expect to lift rates one more time this year. Amid an otherwise modest equity market response to the Fed's latest policy announcement, the move up in bank stocks stood out and tracked closely a climb in yields on U.S. [Full Article...]

AMD is making a self-driving AI processor for Tesla

AMD is making a self-driving AI processor for Tesla Even though this news has just come to light a few hours ago, the collaboration must have been going on for some time as it has already seen some progress. If tests prove successful it would mean Tesla would have greater vertical integration, with its own tech in the AI processor, rather than being so reliant upon Nvidia GPUs. [Full Article...]

US Fed signals one more rate hike this year

US Fed signals one more rate hike this year Little movement on Wall Street today, but record-setting closes for two major indices on Wednesday, as the Federal Reserve announces no change in interest rates . Interest rates have remained at rock bottom since they were lowered to stimulate investment after the 2008 recession, and the Federal Reserve is desperate to wean the economy off of cheap credit. [Full Article...]


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