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As technologies like ChatGPT exemplify, generative AI (gen AI) is rapidly evolving, prompting businesses across industries to refine their application strategies. The challenge in 2024 is to leverage these new technologies to drive positive business outcomes and enhance customer satisfaction effectively. Since its introduction, one of the main revelations has been the distinct roles this new generation of AI can fulfill, transitioning from the traditional focus on analysis and classification to creative content generation. Generative…

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The University of Southern California has sparked condemnation from a leading Muslim group after it canceled a planned commencement speech by its valedictorian, citing security concerns due to tensions over “the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.”Asna Tabassum said she was told Monday that she would no longer be able…

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Almost two-thirds of EU citizens say they are “likely” to vote in the upcoming elections to the European Parliament. ADVERTISEMENTThe findings stem from the latest edition of the Eurobarometer, the parliament’s official survey, which collected the opinions of over 26,000 people in the 27 member states.Released on Wednesday morning, it…

Good morning. Jay Powell struck a hawkish tone in a speech yesterday. Bond yields only ticked up a bit in response, and stocks kept their composure. It seems that markets had already discounted what the Fed chair had to say. Sometimes markets follow policy and sometimes policy follows markets. The trick is to know which times you are living in. Email us: [email protected] and [email protected] inflation narrative could flip fastJay Powell is worried about…

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Salacious rumors about Tiger Woods possibly using performance-enhancing drugs in the midst of his stellar golf career have been around for years.Former PGA Tour star Mark Lye mentioned the rumors again on Monday in an interview with OutKick’s “Don’t @ Me with Dan Dakich.” Dakich asked whether “it was felt by many around golf – people that really know – that Tiger Woods has used ‘roids in the past or may have used ‘roids…

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SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — President Joe Biden made a nostalgic return to the house where he grew up in working-class Scranton on Tuesday, kicking off three days of campaigning across Pennsylvania by calling for higher taxes on the rich and casting Donald Trump as an out-of-touch elitist.When the Democratic president wasn’t trying to blunt the populist appeal of his Republican predecessor’s comeback bid, he appeared to savor his trip down memory lane. He lingered longer than expected at his childhood home, where an American flag waved softly in the wind on the front porch and neighbors crowded the sidewalk under…

Although none of us would deliberately put ourselves or our loved ones in harm’s way, inadvertent exposure to environmental toxins may do that very thing. Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals, collectively known as PFAS, are one such example and may be as dangerous as they are common. PFAS — also known as “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down in the environment or human body — are in the blood of most Americans due to their presence in food, water, household objects and more, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PFAS exposure has been associated with a…

Heart failure is a severe condition where the heart loses its ability to pump enough blood throughout the body. Certain lifestyle choices, including diet, can impact a person’s risk of heart failure, and researchers are interested in understanding what factors can protect against heart failure. One study discovered that higher adherence to the EAT-Lancet diet, which focuses on plant-based sources of food while limiting sugar and foods from animal sources, was associated with a decreased risk for heart failure.Heart failure continues to remain a serious disorder that affects millions of people in the United States alone. Prevention is a crucial…

The tower of the historic Boersen stock exchange collapses as the building is on fire in central Copenhagen, Denmark on April 16, 2024.Ida Marie Odgaard | Afp | Getty ImagesA fire broke out on Tuesday at Denmark’s 400-year-old historic stock exchange building, engulfing its iconic dragon-tail spire which collapsed onto the roof.The cause of the fire at one of Copenhagen’s oldest buildings was not immediately clear. There were no reports of any injuries, Reuters reported, citing police.Videos and images from the scene on Tuesday morning showed a violent fire engulfing the stock exchange building, or Boersen, which had been undergoing…

A former US Marine who firebombed a Planned Parenthood clinic in Southern California and plotted other attacks has been sentenced nine years in prison — with officials claiming his “Nazi worldview” was the fuel for his crimes. Chance Brannon, 24, had been an active-duty member of the Marine Corps stationed at Camp Pendleton at the time of the firebombing and his June arrest. He pleaded guilty in November. The US Attorney’s Office revealed that Brannon had also made plans for additional attacks on a second Planned Parenthood clinic, a Southern California Edison substation “in furtherance of a race war” and…

China’s economy grew faster than expected in the first quarter, data showed on Tuesday, offering some relief to officials amid efforts to maintain growth. The government has released its fiscal and monetary policy measures in an effort to meet its 2024 GDP growth target of around 5%, which analysts have described as an ambitious goal, noting that last year’s growth rate of 5.2% was likely boosted by a rebound from 2022 – which faced limitations because of COVID-19.GDP grew 5.3% in January-March year over year, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics. This was higher than analysts’…

Sitting rife with untouched land where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, Wyoming is prime real estate for some of America’s greatest natural phenomena.Serving as home to 10 national parks, 12 state parks and some 28 historic sites, the state is just as rich in nature as it is in relics from the cowboys, gunslingers and frontiersmen of generations gone by.Here is a quick glance at some top attractions that set the “Equality State” on par with some of the biggest tourist destinations in the country.ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY, MARCH 1, 1872, MAJESTIC YELLOWSTONE BECOMES AMERICA’S FIRST NATIONAL…

JERUSALEM — With all eyes focused on a brewing high-intensity war between Israel and the Islamic Republic of Iran, the state of Tehran’s illicit nuclear weapons program has come under the microscope.Iran’s sprawling aerial attack, with over 300 suicide drones and missiles, on Israel has raised pressing new questions about the Islamic Republic’s capability to fire a nuclear weapon at the Jewish state. For Israel, as the country’s former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said, Iran with an atomic weapon would mean a “nuclear Holocaust” for the Jewish state.On Sunday, after rejecting calls that the Biden administration was too soft on Tehran, the…

Spain was the ultimate summer holiday destination with 28 per cent of Europe’s best beaches. ADVERTISEMENTSummer is creeping up on us fast and with it comes the promise of escaping in the sun. It’s a chance to unwind, sink your toes in the sand and forget about everything else.But what exactly does the perfect beach holiday look like?Retreat booking platform BookRetreats has ranked beaches across 16 European countries based on what they say travellers value the most: popularity, weather, safety, accessibility and water quality.Using data from Google reviews, safety rankings from the Global Peace Index and water quality information from…

Good morning. Good news was bad news after yesterday’s hot retail sales numbers. Yields leapt across the curve, led by long-term yields, and the Nasdaq fell about 2 per cent. Curiously, though, the two-year yield was only up a smidgen. What is the long end trying to tell us? We try our hand at an answer below, but do chime in: [email protected] and [email protected]. A flat marketOn or around March 20, the stock market stopped rising and started moving sideways. This chart goes back to when the rally began, last October:What happened on March 20? For one thing, a Fed meeting…

Unlock the Editor’s Digest for freeRoula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter.Tim Short was an investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston where he specialised in whole business securitisations, including for water companies. He has PhDs in physics and philosophy and has published several books.The fate of Thames Water should depend on the docs. It’s not just the default risk, but where the corporate structure the terms of default will apply.There are lots of special-purpose vehicles attached to Thames Water and a large amount of debt liberally distributed between them.  Many FT articles have…

The Biden administration will award up to $6.4 billion in grants to South Korea’s Samsung Electronics to expand its chip production in central Texas as part of a broader effort to boost US chipmaking, the Department of Commerce said on Monday. The funding from the 2022 Chips and Science Act will support two chip production facilities, a research center and a packaging facility, in Taylor, Texas, the agency said, as previously reported by Reuters. It will also enable Samsung to expand its Austin, Texas, semiconductor facility, Commerce Department Secretary Gina Raimondo added, while boosting chip output for the aerospace, defense and auto industries and…

Last updated: April 15, 2024 23:00 EDT | 2 min read The South Korean “crypto tax crackdown” continues its nationwide tour, moving on to the city of Yeongcheon in North Gyeongsang Province.While crypto trading profits are not yet subject to taxation in South Korea, local authorities have been seizing and liquidating coins from so-called “tax delinquents” in a countrywide crackdown.South Korean ‘Crypto Tax Crackdown’ Puts Yeongcheon in SpotlightPer the newspaper Gyeongbok Shinmun, Yeongcheon city authorities announced on April 15 that it will “begin intensive collection activities” on unpaid tax bills.Local tax bodies have been given powerful new software tools that…

Former President Donald Trump and his allies raged after jury selection began Monday in his trial over a hush money payment made to an adult film star, sharing broad claims that he was being mistreated by being subject to the same rules as every standard criminal defendant before him.Judge Juan Merchan, who is overseeing the case, shared courtroom instructions on Monday, telling Trump that he expects him to be present every day of the trial, which could stretch to eight weeks. He warned the former president that any disruptions could result in his exclusion from the court but that any…

Full of all kinds of heart- and gut-healthy nutrients, it’s easy to forget that pumpkin seeds are also a major source of plant-based protein.Pumpkin seed protein has been popping up in products like protein powders, bars and shakes more and more over the last few years, says Natalie Rizzo, registered dietitian and TODAY.com nutrition editor. It’s often marketed towards people who are avoiding whey, soy or nut-based protein products because it’s “an allergy friendly protein,” she says. There aren’t as many peer-reviewed studies about pumpkin seed protein benefits as there are for options like whey or soy protein shakes, powders,…

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