Category: Stock News

Your Digital Self: OpenAI’s ChatGPT has awed the world. Expect a version of Google Duplex to strike back amid a wave of AI assistants

Since it was unveiled in 2018, Google Duplex has been making waves in the world of artificial intelligence and voice assistants, steadily gaining attention and popularity. So, what exactly is this technology and what it can do? Simply put, Duplex is a voice assistant that uses natural language processing and deep learning algorithms to carry out complex tasks and conversations

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The Moneyist: ‘Our kids say our small house is embarrassing’: My husband and I earn $160K, have $1 million in retirement savings, cook at home and drive an old Honda. Are we missing out? 

Dear Quentin, I’m a pretty fortunate person who lives a pretty fortunate life, and our annual household income at $160,000 is high compared to the rest of the world. However, we are still pretty frugal — we cook at home, drive old Hondas and do home repairs ourselves where possible.  We put away about 20% of our income into retirement

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Coronavirus Update: China takes first steps to punish countries that imposed testing mandates for Chinese travelers

China on Tuesday suspended visas for South Koreans to enter the country for tourism or business in apparent retaliation for South Korea’s COVID-19 testing requirements for Chinese travelers, the Associated Press reported. No other details were given, although China has threatened to retaliate against countries that require travelers from China to show a negative result for a test taken within the

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Are the Ethereum Killers Still Deadly?

Back in 2021, and heading into 2022, there was a dominant crypto narrative around the idea of Ethereum killers. This referred to rival Layer 1 blockchains that were geared towards smart contract transactions and could be used for all the things that Ethereum was known for, enabling networks of decentralized applications. Ethereum killers would run DeFi, facilitate NFT creation and

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Beth Pinsker: Damar Hamlin’s injury is a life lesson on why you need ‘own occupation’ disability insurance

Say you’re a professional football player and you get injured. You can no longer compete at a high level, but you can have a successful career doing something else. The salary differential: around $1 million a year vs. maybe $75,000. Plus, you no longer qualify for disability insurance because there’s something else you can do for a living. NFL players in

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Real Retirement: The ‘Elvis Presley,’ a bank robber and the world’s oldest man: this 85-year-old barber has seen it all

Norman Millette has been cutting hair in Portland, Maine, for 65 years. He’s been in the same location for 62 of those years, in a tiny triangle-shaped shop with a red, white and blue barber pole out front and one barber chair. The shop once was busier, with three chairs and another barber working alongside Millette. But now Millette works

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Market Extra: Traders made money ‘selling the rip’ in stocks last year. Why it might work again in 2023.

Market gurus are eager to see if a technical signal that helped tactical traders wring profits from last year’s market rout will continue to work in 2023, as stocks struggle to hold ground Monday after breaking a streak of weekly losses. As markets trended lower in 2022, many technically-oriented traders hit upon a strategy that seemed to work: selling, or

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Bankrupt Core Scientific Reports Higher Bitcoin Production

Core Scientific, a publicly-listed crypto mining company, was able to increase its Bitcoin (BTC) production in December 2022, despite the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filed last month. Core Scientific has released a summary report for its mining results for November and December 2022. The company mined 1,356 BTC in November and 1,435 BTC in December, increasing its production by 5% month

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: Biden administration unveils sweeping changes to student loan repayment

The future of the Biden administration’s student debt-relief plan currently rests with the Supreme Court, but in the meantime, officials are moving forward with sweeping reform that could have an even bigger impact on many borrowers and the student-loan system overall.  Department of Education officials provided details on their proposal to change income-driven repayment, the suite of plans borrowers can

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Autotrader: Three reasons this is the year to buy a hybrid vehicle, and 2 reasons it’s not

Car shopping is more complex than ever before. Today’s shoppers must decide more than just what price they’re comfortable paying and what features they want. Buyers need to determine what energy source they prefer to fuel their cars. More Americans than ever choose to drive electric or hybrid cars. Overall, new-car sales are held down by high prices, tight inventory, and softening demand.

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NerdWallet: Skip the resolutions and jump to action: 3 moves that can actually help you spend less money and pay off more debt

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.  If financial resolutions are intentions — “I want to save more money this year” — then financial goals are a more specific aim — “I plan to cut discretionary spending by 20% each month.”  Financial actions are the actual steps you take to make progress — “I will log in and cancel

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Next Avenue: The dilemma for many retirees who have paid off their mortgage: sell or stay?

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. While homeownership has long been considered a component of the American dream, you don’t truly own that home until you make the very last mortgage payment. Doing so, and finally being free from mortgage payments — and the fear that some life-changing financial situation could cause you to lose your home — provides

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Help My Career: The ‘best job in America’ pays over $120,000 a year, offers low stress, healthy work-life balance — and its workers are in high demand

We’ve had the great resignation, quiet quitting, resistance to going back to the office — and now? It turns out people are looking for happiness, stability, flexibility and a good salary. In 2023, in the wake of the worst days of the pandemic, most U.S. job switchers and others seeking employment want to land a job that at the very

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MarketWatch First Take: ‘He broke the stock’: Why a prominent Tesla investor wants Elon Musk to put him on the board

Ross Gerber is well-known in certain circles as a longtime Tesla Inc. investor, thanks to being a bullish voice on Twitter about the electric-vehicle company. As Tesla TSLA, +5.93% stock has plummeted in recent months while Chief Executive Elon Musk sells shares and focuses on his newer toy, Twitter Inc., Gerber has changed his tune a bit though. While the

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