Category: Technology Evolution

Another victim ID’d in unsolved Gilgo Beach murders on Long Island

Police on Long Island, New York, say they have confirmed the identity of another victim of the unsolved Gilgo Beach murders.

The victim was among 11 sets of remains found on a stretch of highway on Long Island when police were searching along Ocean Parkway for a woman who disappeared in 2010.

Authorities previously identified one of the victims as “Jane Doe #6,” but in an update on Friday police said they now know who she is. Her name will be released “in the near future,” Suffolk County Police Department said in a statement.

Police worked with the FBI and

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Canada to ramp up COVID-19 testing and tracing, recommend digital app

By Steve Scherer

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada will ramp up COVID-19 testing and contact tracing as it gradually lifts restrictions and is working closely with Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google on a mobile phone app to help, the prime minister said on Friday.

In his daily news conference, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the federal government was already helping Ontario, the most populous province, with contact tracing and was open to do the same for the other 12 provinces and territories.

Businesses and citizens “need to know that we have a coordinated approach to gradually reopen that is rooted

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White House report blasts Chinese ‘malign activities’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond its hard-hitting rhetoric against China over its handling of the coronavirus, the White House has issued a broad-scale attack on Beijing’s predatory economic policies, military buildup, disinformation campaigns and human rights violations.

The 20-page report does not signal a shift in U.S. policy, according to a senior administration official, who was not authorized to publicly discuss the report and spoke only on condition of anonymity, but it expands on Trump’s get-tough rhetoric that he hopes will resonate with voters angry about China’s handling of the disease outbreak that has left tens of millions of Americans out

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SmileDirectClub Sues NBC for $2.8 Billion Over Alleged Errors and Defamation

 

By John Jannarone

Orthodontics disruptor SmileDirectClub, Inc. (ticker SDC) filed a $2.8 billion defamation suit against Comcast Corporation’s NBC Universal Media and reporter Vicky Nguyen, accusing the broadcast network and its journalists of deliberately using “inaccurate, misleading and defamatory claims” in a recent segment on Nightly News with Lester Holt.

On February 13, NBC aired a Nightly News report containing more than 40 false and misleading statements about SmileDirectClub and the treatments given to patients by doctors, the Company said in a lawsuit filed in Nashville, Tennessee. The lawsuit said that the defamatory report prompted a precipitous stock-price decline

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Why Is BlackRock (BLK) Up 11.9% Since Last Earnings Report?

It has been about a month since the last earnings report for BlackRock (BLK). Shares have added about 11.9% in that time frame, outperforming the S&P 500.

Will the recent positive trend continue leading up to its next earnings release, or is BlackRock due for a pullback? Before we dive into how investors and analysts have reacted as of late, let’s take a quick look at its most recent earnings report in order to get a better handle on the important drivers.

BlackRock Q1 Earnings Miss Estimates as AUM Declines, Costs Rise

BlackRock’s first-quarter 2020 adjusted earnings of $6.60 per

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