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Boeing's Big Day: WTO Clears Way For Massive Penalties In Long-Running Aircraft Subsidies Case

After 14 years of arguments and appeals, the United States has emerged victorious from its case before the World Trade Organization challenging European aircraft subsidies. Europe’s last line of defense fell Tuesday, with the WTO ruling that the U.S. Trade Representative may now proceed to impose …

Globalization

Applied Data Science with Python

How the Specialization Works<p>Take Courses<p>A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the …

Vladimir Putin has a plan to upend the political order of the Middle East. Spoiler alert: It’s working

<b>Vladimir Putin (AP/Khalil Hamra/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>While the U.S. has been consumed by domestic politics, Putin has built a bold new strategy — and carried it out<p>Steven A. Cook<p>March 5, 2017 11:00am (UTC)<p>In Washington, whenever the idea of Kurdish independence from Iraq comes up, all kinds of …

Middle East

What Rising US-Turkey Tension Means for Markets

Rising US-Turkey political tensions caused the Turkish lira to fall as much as 4.5% on 9 October – its largest intra-session decline against the …

How To 'Hack' Your Brain And Get High Without Using Drugs

The human brain is often conceptualized as a supercomputer of cosmic complexity, and like all main frames, it can be hacked into and hijacked for a …

Here's the US interstate highway system drawn as a subway map

<i>View the high-resolution infographic to see the most legible version.</i><p>Transit style maps are sort of a "rite of passage" for any upstart information designer.<p>People tend to be obsessed with them, and for good reason. What the maps lack in attention to fine details, they make up in their sheer ease …

What Science Says About Identifying High-Potential Employees

How inclusive or exclusive should organizations be when developing their employees’ talents? In a world of unlimited resources, organizations would surely invest in everyone. After all, as Henry Ford is credited as saying, “the only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is …

Human Resources

Episode #42 Behold: The Python 2 death clock

Sponsored by DataDog! pythonbytes.fm/datadog<p><b>Brian #1:</b> <b>What Kenneth Did Last Week (well, recently)</b><p>Kenneth Reitz<p>Homebrew Python Tap<p>Python 2.5 through …

Trump slaps sanctions on Venezuela; Maduro sees effort to force default

© Reuters. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a meeting at Miraflores Palace in Caracas<p>By Alexandra Ulmer and David …

Venezuela

How to convert Python to JavaScript (and back again)

Python or JavaScript? While we’re still arguing over which has the upper hand or the brighter future, little doubt exists as to which owns the web’s …

JavaScript

If an Airline Bumps You From Your Flight: The Compensation You Must Receive (and How to Negotiate for More) | Inc.com

Travel often enough, and eventually an airline will bump you and force you to take a later flight. Sometimes the bump is voluntary; sometimes, regardless of the fact you paid for a reservation and feel -- rightly so -- that you have a contract with that airline, you will get bumped involuntarily. …

Flying

Big banks turn to IBM for trade finance platform

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Fintech Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>IBM has been busy making a name for itself as the go-to blockchain technology provider for trade finance solutions.<p>That reputation strengthened this week when it was selected …

This gorgeous $250 ring can replace your wallet, your keys, and even your train pass

All you'll need is a ring.<p>Token is a fledgling hardware company that just introduced its first product: the Token ring, an identity ring designed to store your credentials and secure your privacy with a fingerprint sensor.<p>The Token ring starts at $249 and is now available for presale. The first …

The risks of war in the Middle East, as the US confronts Syria and Iran

The US says it has put Syria "on notice" that it will pay “a heavy price” if it uses chemical weapons against its own people.<p>The White House says Syria appears to be preparing just such an attack, the latest escalation in a multisided civil war in Syria since 2011.<p>“A heavy price,” in this context, …

A Chinese-built bridge collapsed in Kenya two weeks after it was inspected by the president

A $10 million Chinese-built bridge in western Kenya, personally commissioned by president Uhuru Kenyatta, has collapsed. At least 27 workers were injured when the bridge broke on Monday (June 26). The government has halted construction and sent a team of engineers to investigate.<p>The collapse …

Africa

EU fines Google €2.4bn over abuse of search dominance

Brussels has hit Google with a €2.42bn antitrust fine for abusing its dominance in search, a decision with potentially far-reaching implications for …

Blockchain technology is moving into the financial mainstream with IBM and seven European banks

IBM is building blockchain technology that will be used by seven of Europe's largest banks, including HSBC and Rabobank, to facilitate international …

Blockchain

Predictive maintenance using PySpark

Predictive maintenance is one of the most common machine learning use cases and with the latest advancements in information technology, the volume of …

The real risks of the falling oil price

In any discussion of the oil market it is all too easy to ignore the real world consequences of the price fall that has occurred over the last three …

Data Analytics Is No Longer A Nice Option -- It's The Core Of The Enterprise

Global businesses are facing increasing complexity and market volatility. In response, all business functions are turning to data-driven analytics and insights as a means to manage this increasing uncertainty, while better understanding their organizations’ customer bases and growing their …

Data Warehousing

Sovereign investors raise property holdings, wary of UK on Brexit

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An EU flag flies above Parliament Square during a Unite for Europe march in London<p>By Claire Milhench<p>LONDON (Reuters) - …

Investing

Qatar and its neighbors may lose billions from diplomatic split | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - A diplomatic rift between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors may cost them billions of dollars by slowing trade and investment and making it more expensive for the region to borrow money as it grapples with low oil prices.<p>A map of Qatar is seen in this picture illustration June 5, 2017. …

Saudi Arabia

If Corporations Are People, They Can Be Jerks

The problem isn't globalization, but how companies treat the countries where they operate.<p>Critics of globalization have named their enemies: those citizens of the world who, in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s scornful phrase, are really “citizens of nowhere.” Populist leaders are championing …

Globalization

To Become a Data Scientist, There Are 4 Things You Must Do | Inc.com

<i>How can I become a data scientist? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Monica Rogati, Data Science advisor, formerly the VP of Data at Jawbone and LinkedIn, on Quora:</b><p>There's a lot of …

Data Science

U.S. watchdog urges EU to think carefully about euro clearing changes

© Reuters. Detail of a European map, including Great Britain, is seen on the face of a Euro coin in London, Britain<p>LONDON (Reuters) - The European …

United Kingdom

Tesla's soaring stock price is causing investors to overthink everything

<b>•That strategy is symptomatic of investor confusion around Tesla.</b><p><b>•Investors want Tesla to remake the car business — but it already has.</b><p>Tesla is a gravity-defying stock. After an epic run over the first quarter of 2017, it reported a predictable titanic loss — and yet shares remain above $300, …

The reign of the $100 graphing calculator required by every US math class is finally ending

If you took a math class at some point in the US, there is likely a bulky $100 calculator gathering dust somewhere in your closet.<p>That would be the Texas Instruments 84—or the TI 84-Plus, or the TI-89, or any of the other even more expensive variants—a shoe-sized graphing calculator released in …

Mathematics

Bank data breaches are up, and it's an insider job

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Fintech Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>There have been many high-profile bank breaches in the news of late, and much of the blame has been laid on these institutions' legacy operating systems, and their inability to …

GDPR

Terrorism and Counterterrorism in China: The Other 'War on Terror'

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) comprehensive counterterrorism law that came into effect at the turn of 2016 brought with it waves of criticism from human rights activists, proponents of fundamental rights and freedoms, and liberal states around the world. Renounced by many Western governments, …