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IBM Reveals 50-Qubit Quantum Processor

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With today's release and the the improvements that IBM made to the QISKit , a software development kit (SDK) to help companies understand how to program quantum computers, they can continue to advance the technology. IBM is also announcing an upgrade to its quantum cloud software system today. In a recent Nature paper, the IBM Q team pioneered a new way to look at chemistry problems using quantum hardware that could one day transform the way new drugs and materials are discovered. Read More »

Record crops of corn, soybeans forecast in Kansas

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The added acreage helps offset lower anticipated average yields of 136 bushels per acre. Wheat, corn and soy United States cents/bushel. Corn production is forecast at 14.6 billion bushels, with yields projected to average a record 175.4 bushels per acre. Read More »

Forget robots, Ford looks to create 'bionic' auto workers

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But the idea isn't science fiction, and appeals to both the union and Ford for the same reason: the exoskeletons have the potential to reduce on-the-job injuries, as well make workers more efficient, since they're less exhausted from doing the same repetitive tasks. Read More »

After security breach costs, Equifax clears Q3 with $96M profit

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The firm said it installed vulnerability-detection tools and hired consultants to improve cybersecurity this year. Equifax spent almost $ 15 million on customer support after disclosing the breach in early September through month end, with the company estimating its total cost to provide free credit monitoring and identity theft protection will cost it as much as $110 million more. Read More »

Broadband Providers Will Pay Automatic Compensation For Service Faults

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Following a review earlier in the year , communications regulator Ofcom has set out new rules determining how broadband compensation will be distributed following the loss of service to residential customers. There will be a 15-month implementation period before the scheme comes into force to give providers sufficient time to adapt their billing systems, online accounts and call centres. Read More »

Bank of India Q2 profit rises, beats estimates

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Operating profit for the lender surged by 26.03 per cent to Rs 1,223 crore in the second quarter of the current fiscal as compared to Rs 970 crore in the year-ago period. Net interest income grew by 27.3 percent year-on-year to Rs 18,585.9 crore in Q2 despite tepid loan growth. "The results were comforting to see and is probably the best set of numbers from SBI that we've seen in the recent past especially when there is still uncertainty over non performing loans issue", said Aalok Shah, a ... Read More »

Chinese social media app Musical.ly acquired by ByteDance

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The deal represents the largest venture for Toutiao since its 2014 startup and gives it an global presence. Bytedance beat out viral video streaming service Kuaishou to get Musical.ly, the sources added. It also runs TopBuzz, an English-language news app similar to Toutiao. Toutiao has become one of the world's largest news aggregators since its 2014 startup. Read More »

Telstar 18 revealed as official match ball for 2018 FIFA World Cup

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It resembles the work of a studious graphic design artist who just happened to be handed one of the world's highest-profile assignments. Argentina superstar Lionel Messi unveiled the 2018 FIFA World Cup match ball-Telstar 18- at a glitzy event in Russian Federation, with several former stars like Zinedine Zidane and Xabi Alonso present. Read More »

Uber loses appeal over drivers' rights

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Uber refuted those claims, "The tribunal relies on the assertion that drivers are required to take 80 percent of trips sent to them when logged into the app". The decision reflects a general trend for the courts to step in situations in which "the individuals involved are in a position of substantial inequality and in that case merit protection", said employment attorney Susannah Kintish of Mishcon de Reya, which is not involved in the Uber case. Read More »

BBC stars highlight equal pay day

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Eight out of ten women journalists at the BBC believe they are paid less than male counterparts, according to a survey carried out by the National Union of Journalists. Speaking to the Radio Times about the issue in October, Montague said the disparity in pay was "professionally damaging". "The pay gap is widest for older women as it grows over our working lives but we are now seeing a widening of the pay gap for younger women too". Read More »

JC Penney Company Inc (JCP) How Do the Technical Vary?

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The Details: J. C. Penney Company, Inc . Holding by 11,522.1% in the first quarter. JC Penney last month also slashed its full-year forecast as it sold stagnant apparel inventory at heavy discounts amid an overhaul of its women's section. Read More »

Industrial output grows at 3.8 per cent in September

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Separate data showed the UK's trade deficit in goods and services narrowed by more than expected in September. The UK's industrial production was surprisingly strong in September, pushed up by another bounce in the UK's manufacturing industry. Read More »

Amazon Rolls Out Pop-Up Shops in Pasadena Whole Foods Stores

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Since Amazon bought Whole Foods in August, it's doing things a little differently this Black Friday . Shortly after Amazon acquired Whole Foods , Amazon devices such as the Echo started popping up for sale alongside the artisan quinoa and Kambucha at the grocery chain. Read More »

You Can Now Actually Have Breakfast At Tiffany's

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The first two can definitely be found at their NY flagship store, and now so can the third thing. Hepburn may have stuck to her iconic croissant while gleaming up at the window-front, but shoppers today will have choices well beyond the pastry-all while sitting inside a space that feels like a real-life little blue box. Read More »

Topshop abolishes women-only changing rooms after trans customer was turned away

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The same changes have not yet been implemented in Australia, but has sparked controversy around the safety of gender-neutral facilities. Travis queued to try items on but was told to go to Topman, the retailer's male arm. Alabanza then asked who made Topshop 'in charge of deciding who is woman enough to use your changing room'. A spokesperson at Topshop /Topman told GSN: 'All Topshop and Topman customers are free to use any of the fitting rooms located within our stores'. Read More »

Former Facebook President Says Social Media Is 'Exploiting' Human Psychology

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Parker worries about how the resulting social media platform changed the culture and human psychology. The conversation did veer into Facebook territory and some of the information Parker divulged was bleak to say the very least. Parker saw the site's potential and was, according to Zuckerberg , " pivotal in helping Facebook transform from a college project into a real company ". Read More »

Oil prices rise on supply cuts and political tensions in Saudi Arabia

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Prices got a boost this week from a crackdown on corruption by the Saudi crown prince. West Texas Intermediate, the USA benchmark for the price of oil , was down 0.33 percent to $57.01 per barrel. Energy Information Administration raised its growth forecast for next year by about 6 percent to 720,000 barrels per day, to give an average production rate for next year of 9.95 million barrels per day. Read More »

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to increase troop presence in Afghanistan by 3000

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The situation in Afghanistan and the NATO-led Resolute Support training and advisory mission were the main topic of talks at a meeting of the alliance's defence ministers in Brussels. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the new number is not yet finalized, but acknowledged that not all NATO military jobs in Afghanistan have been filled - a persistent problem a year ago when there were hundreds of vacancies. Read More »

BTS set to perform live on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

Some of country music's finest stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live for a very special edition of the popular Mean Tweets segment that aired Wednesday night. The "Love Yourself" stars will be making their U.S.television performance on 19 November. The music video featured familiar faces within the K-pop sphere, including Twice, Wonder Girls and cardboard cutouts of GOT7. Read More »

Walt Disney Earnings, Revenues Miss Street; Shares Down 3%

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 4,958,719 shares of the entertainment giant's stock valued at $526,864,000 after acquiring an additional 251,167 shares during the last quarter. They expect $1.12 EPS, up 1.79% or $0.02 from last year's $1.1 per share. Among 18 analysts covering Laboratory Corp ( NYSE:LH ), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Read More »

Nvidia turned in more record results for Q3 of its fiscal 2018

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Evercore Wealth Management LLC boosted its position in shares of NVIDIA Corporation by 36.9% in the second quarter. Another trade for 2,500 shares valued at $325,048 was sold by Drell Persis. Check back later for our full analysis on NVDA's earnings report! Avolon Holdings Ltd had 5 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Read More »

Starting from Shampoo Until Handmade Furniture May Get Cheaper Soon

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Several items under the highest GST slab of 28 per cent coulb be brought under the 18 per cent slab. The GST Council will meet on November 9 and 10 in Assam's capital Guwahati . He, however, said the overhauling would require some calculations by the fitment committee, which will decide which items need a rationalisation of rate under the GST . Read More »

TripAdvisor will identify hotels where sexual assault has been reported

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The popular site has begun marking hotels where sexual assaults have been reported with red badges, which urge site visitors to do some additional research before booking their stay. Three resorts in the Playa del Carmen region of Mexico were those flagged by TripAdvisor, including the hotel ranked at number 2 by users, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya; the hotel ranked at number 4, the Iberostar Paraiso Maya; and the fifth-ranked hotel, the Iberostar Paraiso Lindo. Read More »

Vodafone and Cityfibre bring gigabit-speed fibre to the UK

The wholesale agreement between the two firms gives Vodafone exclusive rights to market broadband services over the network, which will be built, operated and owned by CityFibre. Although we're very pleased to making this announcement with CityFibre, we are open to all options, no doors are closed. In September, Mr Hancock said the Government was on track to make superfast broadband available to 95% of the United Kingdom by the end of this year, and said reinvestments in the network could ... Read More »

MGM Resorts International (MGM) - Worth Watching Stock

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About 627,792 shares traded. MGM Resorts International announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program on Tuesday, September 5th that allows the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in shares. 425.76 million shares or 3.24% more from 412.40 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Quantbot Technologies Lp has 0.66% invested in MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM ) for 222,822 shares. Read More »

AT&T Likely Would Win Court Fight Over Time Warner, Analysts Say

Justice Department officials told NBC News there are multiple ways to solve issues regarding the AT&T-Time Warner deal, but selling CNN would not resolve concerns."The Department is committed to carrying out its duties in accordance with the laws and the facts", a DOJ spokesperson said in response to Stephenson's statement. Read More »

Skipper Kohli backs Dhoni after criticism wave

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A video is getting viral on the Internet in which the fans of Indian skipper Virat Kohli and former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni can be seen fighting with each other while playing cricket. He hit a six in Delhi and it got showed five times in the post-match show, and suddenly he doesn't score in one game and we are after his life". The final T20 also marked the end of 29-year wait for the coastal city in Kerala to get a taste of first-class cricketing action. Read More »

High levels of lead found in fidget spinners

PIRG) said Wednesday that the retailer is selling two types of spinners that far exceed the legal limit for lead in children's products. The Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Brass tested at 33,000 parts per million for lead, which is about 300 times the legal limit for children's toys in the United States. Read More »

European Union slashes United Kingdom growth outlook due to Brexit 'uncertainty'

Growth in Britain had "slowed markedly" in 2017 and was projected to fall to 1.5 percent for the year, the European Union said in its autumn forecast, down from 1.8 percent in its spring forecast. The Commission added that its forecasts are based on a "purely technical assumption" that UK-EU trade will continue undisrupted after 2019. Helped by a pick up in the world economy and by the stimulus provided by the European Central Bank, the eurozone is expected to expand by 2.2% this year , ... Read More »

Starbucks to offer BOGO holiday drinks for limited time

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The holiday flavors include Salted Caramel Mocha, Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulee Latte and Chestnut Praline Latte. It's a "buy one, get one" deal, so if you haven't had your coffee fix, now is your chance. However, this year the coffee chain wants customers to add their own creativity to their order with a cups that invites people to fill in the blanks. Read More »

'Undateable' Creator Adam Sztykiel In Talks To Write 'Black Adam' Movie

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The pro wrestler-turned-actor has previously discussed playing the villain Black Adam - though there's been no confirmation as to when he could enter the DC universe. The news was apparently leaked to The Wrap , while The Rock himself hinted at a surprise for Black Adam's introduction earlier this year. On that note, The Wrap states filming won't begin until October of 2018 , which contradicts the most recent report that filming was going to start in March . Read More »

Panera Bread acquires Boston-based Au Bon Pain

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In a separate announcement, Panera Bread said its founder, Ron Shaich, is stepping down as CEO. Shaich will stay on as the chairman of Panera's board of directors and continue to work on the chain's "strategy, communications and acquisitions". Read More »