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Amazon exec says A.I. in health care is finally moving beyond hype

Amazon exec says A.I. in health care is finally moving beyond hype

REUTERS/Salvador Rodriguez Attendees at Amazon.com Inc annual cloud computing conference walk past the Amazon Web Services logo in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., November 30, 2017. Amazon doesn't talk much about its plans in health care. But in a rare interview during a health conference, one of its senior leaders hinted at some areas of focus…
US weekly jobless claims fall, but the labor market trend is weakening

US weekly jobless claims fall, but the labor market trend is weakening

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell last week, but the four-week moving average rose to a more than one-year high, suggesting the labor market was slowing down. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 216,000 for the week ended Feb. 16, the Labor Department said on…
2019 will be the ‘year of the bull’ for Chinese stocks, market watcher says

2019 will be the ‘year of the bull’ for Chinese stocks, market watcher says

It's officially the year of the pig, but when it comes to Chinese stocks, it's looking more like the year of the bull. Chinese stocks have outperformed their U.S. counterparts recently. The FXI, which tracks the biggest China-based companies, has gained more than 4 percent in the last six months, while the S&P 500 has…
Deutsche Bank lost $1.6 billion on a single trade involving Warren Buffett, WSJ says

Deutsche Bank lost $1.6 billion on a single trade involving Warren Buffett, WSJ says

Embattled German lender Deutsche Bank lost $1.6 billion on a single bond trade that involved insurance from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, according to The Wall Street Journal. The bank bought a $7.8 billion portfolio of municipal bonds in 2007, according to the report. Deutsche Bank bought default protection on the bonds from Berkshire the following…
Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to testify before US House oversight panel next week

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to testify before US House oversight panel next week

Eduardo Munoz Alvarez | Getty Images News | Getty Images Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, exits federal court after his sentencing hearing, December 12, 2018 in New York City. Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison by a federal judge after pleading guilty to several charges, including multiple counts…
Samsung is making the same mistakes as Apple did with its new phones

Samsung is making the same mistakes as Apple did with its new phones

Instead, Samsung introduced phones with more colorful displays, fingerprint readers that hide under the screen, and a fun feature that lets you charge wireless headphones by placing them on the back of the phone. These are compelling, don't get me wrong, but why should someone with a Galaxy S8 with an already-nice display and facial…
Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Avis, Navient, Cheesecake Factory and more

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Avis, Navient, Cheesecake Factory and more

Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Avis Budget shares soared nearly 11 percent after hours Wednesday following the release of the rental car company's fourth-quarter earnings beat. Earnings per share were 53 cents, beating estimates of 37 cents. Revenue was posted as $2.05 billion, compared to the $2.04 forecast by analysts surveyed…
Apple is no longer the world’s most innovative company — here are the top 10, according to Fast Company

Apple is no longer the world’s most innovative company — here are the top...

The other U.S. tech giant to make the list is Amazon — in the form of its video service Twitch. (Both Facebook and Google didn't make the cut, said Farley.) Fast Company recognized Twitch for its "growing prowess" in livestreaming. "It's known for its gaming community, and that's huge," Farley said. "It's also making inroads…
Disney and other companies reportedly suspend YouTube ads over news of a pedophile network on the site

Disney and other companies reportedly suspend YouTube ads over news of a pedophile network...

Disney, Nestle and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games have paused advertising on YouTube after reports of a pedophile network rampant in the comments of monetized videos, according to Bloomberg and spokespeople for the companies. The controversy stems from reports that pedophiles have latched onto videos of young children, often girls, marking time stamps that show child…
Samsung just announced the first foldable phone you can buy and it will cost $1,980

Samsung just announced the first foldable phone you can buy and it will cost...

There are two batteries, one on each side of the fold, that allow the tablet to fold in half easier. Both Samsung and Apple have seen their smartphone market share lose ground to companies like Huawei, which makes phones with similar features at a lower cost. Folding phones, which so far have only been shown…

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Here’s every presidential candidate’s stance on marijuana legalization

If there's one thing that united Democrats and Republicans in the Reagan era (besides their unfortunate fixation with perms), it was their near universal hatred of weed. Everybody was a cop back then. Walter Mondale, the Democratic candidate for president in 1984, called for another "War on Drugs" — all drugs. Ronald Reagan, for his…

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