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Money Google Won't Renew Pentagon Contract to Use AI
Author: 0 Google Won't Renew Pentagon Contract to Use AI

Unfortunately for Greene, mass upheavals forced her to tactfully reassess. The current contract expires in 2019 and there will not be a follow-up contract, Greene said. The Pentagon deal sparked a huge debate inside Google, which has historically avoided most military work. More than 700 Google employees had joined an online group inside the company called Maven Conscientious Objectors, using it to vent their concerns about the project and discuss ways of protesting against it.

Money U.S. citizen killed in Nicaragua as violence grips country's capital
Author: 0 U.S. citizen killed in Nicaragua as violence grips country's capital

Francisco Diaz, deputy director of the national police, blamed "criminal gangs" for the deadly incidents, saying: "The government rejects any responsibility in that violence". The Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH), which is in contact with local hospitals, puts the death toll at 16, and reports that 88 people have been injured.

Money U.S. asks OPEC producers to pump more oil, no specific figure
Author: 0 U.S. asks OPEC producers to pump more oil, no specific figure

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures rose 77 cents to settle at $65.52 a barrel, a 1.2 percent gain. For your information, Iran is the third-largest oil producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the main supplier, particularly to refiners in Asia.

Money Only a man can run an airline, Qatar Airways CEO says
Author: 0 Only a man can run an airline, Qatar Airways CEO says

While addressing the issue of gender inequality within the male-dominated aviation industry at the International Air Transport Association (IATA), CEO Akbar Al Baker told reporters, in reference to Qatar Airways, "of course it has to be led by a man because it is a very challenging position".

Money Almost 100,000 cast early votes in New Mexico
Author: 0 Almost 100,000 cast early votes in New Mexico

Senate is up for grabs. Democrats also want Montana's House seat, held by Greg Gianforte, a Republican known for assaulting a reporter a year ago. Democrats and Republicans from Montana to Alabama and MS to New Jersey will pick their nominees to face off this November for the inaugural midterm elections of Donald Trump's presidency.

Money Trump's latest actions effectively declare a global trade war
Author: 0 Trump's latest actions effectively declare a global trade war

The list also includes motorboats. Mexico put tariffs on American products ranging from steel to pork and bourbon on Tuesday, retaliating against import duties on metals imposed by President Donald Trump and taking aim at Republican strongholds ahead of USA congressional elections in November.

Money Two winning lottery tickets in Saskatchewan after Friday's Lotto Max
Author: 0 Two winning lottery tickets in Saskatchewan after Friday's Lotto Max

Marie, Toronto and the Sault Ste. The winning numbers in this weekend's draw were 1, 7, 10, 17, 35, 37 and the bonus number was 43. The winning numbers were drawn last night, but no one has claimed the insane prize. They shared: 'Check your lotto tickets. For each $5 play, Lotto Max players receive three sets of seven numbers ranging from one to forty-nine. Meanwhile, a ticket in Pitt Meadows won $500,000, as the winning numbers were also selected in Ontario.

Money Howard Schultz stepping down as Starbucks executive chairman
Author: 0 Howard Schultz stepping down as Starbucks executive chairman

The New York Times notes that speculation over Schulze's political potential has been growing, particularly when it comes to running for president. A prominent critic of President Donald Trump, Schultz has always been rumored to have political aspirations.

Author: 0 Apple announces iOS 12 with app updates and performance improvements

Its approach includes fading the screen to gray before bed, a dashboard that shows how much time you've spent on the phone, and a "shush" mode that silences calls and notifications when a phone is face down. The privacy uproar is also good timing for Apple, as it distracted people from its own scandal over slowing down phones with older batteries to prevent sudden shutdowns.

Money Apple unwraps next iPhone iOS at Worldwide Developers Conference
Author: 0 Apple unwraps next iPhone iOS at Worldwide Developers Conference

Google during its I/O 2018 conference announced a new feature to its upcoming Android P interface with something named as the Dashboard. Reckon you're spending too much time on your iPhone? Not just that, the included App Timer will also allow users to restrict themselves to a certain time limit on a certain application and nudge them whenever they're nearing the end of their time limit.

Money Merkel gives new push for eurozone reforms ahead of European Union summit
Author: 0 Merkel gives new push for eurozone reforms ahead of European Union summit

The German Chancellor also said she agreed with French President Emmanuel Macron's idea for a European intervention force with a "common strategic military culture", opening the door to a more active defense role for Germany. "We aim to make ourselves a little more independent of the International Monetary Fund", she said . Merkel also said that a future EMF would be organized on an intergovernmental basis and national parliaments of member countries would have oversight.

Author: 0 Google reported to stop working on Maven, its government-licensed AI tech

The company, however, has not committed to forego signing other military contracts dealing with artificial intelligence , according to multiple people with knowledge of the decision. That promise has already been met with skepticism by the Tech Workers Coalition , a group calling for Silicon Valley companies "to stay out of the business of war" and develop ethics standards for AI.

Money USA may open door to more temporary immigrant workers, Trump aide says
Author: 0 USA may open door to more temporary immigrant workers, Trump aide says

A number of USA employers, from seafood processors to hotels and restaurants, have complained that they can not fill jobs with domestic workers and were shut out of the visa process, which this year was run as a lottery for the first time rather than the usual first-come, first-served basis.

Money Deutsche Bank CEO says bank is committed to the U.S
Author: 0 Deutsche Bank CEO says bank is committed to the U.S

The new chief executive of Deutsche Bank is already "sick and tired" of the bad news emanating from Germany's beleaguered banking giant, following a fresh stream of negative headlines overnight. The WSJ report sent Deutsche's shares down 7% on Thursday to their lowest-ever closing level, valuing it at $22bn (£16.5bn). "We are highly focused on addressing identified weaknesses in our USA operations".

Money MSCI president expects more Chinese A-share inclusion plans by year end
Author: 0 MSCI president expects more Chinese A-share inclusion plans by year end

Like ZTE, China Railway Group Ltd (中國中鐵), whose H-shares are in the MSCI China Index , has been removed from the list, along with Beijing Orient Landscape & Environment Co (東方園林), China Hainan Rubber Industry Group Co (海南橡膠) and Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co (太原鋼鐵).

Money Sears to close 72 stores after reporting $424 million first-quarter loss
Author: 0 Sears to close 72 stores after reporting $424 million first-quarter loss

For the first quarter, net loss attributable to Sears' shareholders was $424 million or $3.93 per share, compared to net income of $245 million or $2.29 per share in the year-ago period. It has become the poster company of big box retail's decline amid the rise of e-commerce. In April, Lampert's hedge fund, ESL Investments Inc., said it was willing to purchase those assets itself.

Money Crude oil prices claw back losses, but record USA output weighs
Author: 0 Crude oil prices claw back losses, but record USA output weighs

U.S. West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) crude futures fell $1.23 a barrel to settle at $65.81 a barrel. For the week, WTI was on track for a almost 2. In March it jumped 215,000 bpd to 10.47 million bpd, a new monthly record, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Thursday. "The weekly number suggests USA production is really strong and continuing to rip higher", said Matt Smith, director of commodity research at ClipperData.

Money Vermont to Pay up to $10000 to New Residents Who Work Remotely
Author: 0 Vermont to Pay up to $10000 to New Residents Who Work Remotely

The $10,000 grant is meant to help remote workers cover the cost of computer software and hardware, broadband access or upgrade, membership in a coworking space, and other work-related expenses. According to the state documentation, the state will award no more than $125,000 in 2019, no more than $250,000 in 2020 and no more than $125,000 in 2021.

Money 'New possibilities' for coalition government
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The Italian president reappointed law professor Giuseppe Conte as Prime Minister-designate on Thursday in order to lead a coalition government. The new government is expected to face votes of confidence in the two houses of parliament on Monday and Tuesday.

Author: 0 Google says it will not renew controversial Pentagon contract

It now appears that Google has decided not to renew its contract with the Pentagon. But the request of private-sector help from companies such as Google, which develops some of the world's most sophisticated image-recognition software and employs some of the top minds in AI, quickly sparked a firestorm over the potential that the technology could be used to help kill or serve as a stepping stone towards AI-coordinated lethal warfare.

Money Canada to impose tariff 'countermeasures' on US
Author: 0 Canada to impose tariff 'countermeasures' on US

The development is the latest sign of leaders hardening their positions - Trudeau said he saw an accord within reach but other core disputes remain, including the sunset clause. About half of Canada's steel and 80 per cent of aluminum is exported to the U.S. Those days are over. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the Trump administration's argument that the tariffs were necessary for national security reasons was an "affront" to Canada , which has fought alongside the U.S.in ...

Money Dollar vulnerable as Italy crisis cools, European Union inflation picks up
Author: 0 Dollar vulnerable as Italy crisis cools, European Union inflation picks up

Smaller companies, which tend to be more USA -focused than the large multinationals in the Dow, fared much better than the rest of the market. "At these levels, I think the dollar is almost priced to perfection and we think the euro should see a rebound from later this year", said Paul Baird, head of fixed income at Newton Asset Management, a subsidiary of BNY Mellon which manages $49.8 billion in assets globally.

Money Liverpool makes shortlist for new Channel 4 national headquarters
Author: 0 Liverpool makes shortlist for new Channel 4 national headquarters

The University of Kent, Chatham Historic Dockyard and Medway Council joined forces to submit a bid to the television station inviting it to set up one of three proposed regional creative hubs in the Medway Towns. I congratulate those cities shortlisted. Metro Mayor Rotheram said: "This is a massive vote of confidence for what the Liverpool city region is doing to bolster our creative economy".

Money Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy ousted
Author: 0 Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy ousted

Rajoy is the first Spanish premier to lose a no-confidence vote since the country transitioned to democracy after the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975. The Catalan government said members of new regional president Quim Torra's administration will be sworn in Saturday. The new PM has promised to call early elections, but has not set a date.

Money Wall Street falls on Italy political crisis
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CHINA MANUFACTURING: Chinese factory activity grew at its fastest rate in eight months on stronger demand, a survey showed Thursday, in a positive sign for the world's No. Cloud-based business software maker Salesforce.com rose 2.1% and computer and printer maker HP Inc jumped 4.2% after both companies raised their full-year profit forecasts.

Money Trump Calls on Canada to Open Markets, Remove Trade Barriers
Author: 0 Trump Calls on Canada to Open Markets, Remove Trade Barriers

Permanent exemption for Canad and Mexico , meanwhile, was said to hinge on a resolution to a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which has yet to materialize. "Much of it will come to the European Union because we are still very open and a liberalised trading block". Critical over the tough negotiating position of the EU by Ross, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier thought otherwise and said that the Europeans were willing to negotiate special trade arrangements, ...

Money OECD: Trade war risks imperil economic upswing
Author: 0 OECD: Trade war risks imperil economic upswing

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Money Which Starbucks locations are closed for racial-bias training May 29?
Author: 0 Which Starbucks locations are closed for racial-bias training May 29?

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf condemned the incident, and others , in an April statement , stating that these incidents have no place in Pennsylvania. "I practically live here". As I walked the streets of Milan, I saw cafés and espresso bars on every street. Target said it introduced its unconscious bias training program in 2017 and is rolling out this training across the company.