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Nasdaq rebounds 3.69% as dip in bond yields sparks tech rally

Nasdaq rebounds 3.69% as dip in bond yields sparks tech rally

Business
March 9 (UPI) -- The Nasdaq Composite bounced back from earlier losses on Tuesday as a decline in bond yields led to a surge in tech stocks. The tech-heavy Nasdaq closed the day up 3.69% for its best day since November, while the S&P 500 gained 1.42% after both indexes reported losses to start off the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the day on session lows, rising 30.30 points or 0.095%, after rising more than 300 points for an intraday record at its high. Advertisement The 10-year Treasury note yield fell about 5 basis points to 1.53% after settling around 1.6% on Monday. Tesla stock led the rise, gaining 19.64%, while Facebook increased 4.09%, Apple climbed 4.06%, Amazon grew 3.76%, Microsoft added 2.81% and Netflix ended the day up 2.66%. "After lagging badly for the...
Death of toddler sparks outrage in South Korea

Death of toddler sparks outrage in South Korea

World
Jan. 5 (UPI) -- South Koreans are petitioning for a heavier sentence for a couple charged with involuntary manslaughter and negligence after the death of a toddler. The death of the 16-month-old girl, identified only by her given name, Jeong-in, has sparked public outrage and debate in the country about the need for tougher laws against child abusers. South Koreans also have been paying tribute to the girl at a public memorial with toys, letters and cards, local network MBC reported on Tuesday. Advertisement Jeong-in was adopted by a couple seeking a companion for their 4-year-old biological daughter last January. According to local press reports, the girl was hospitalized in October with bruises and bone fractures. Several wounds also were identified on the toddler's head, and the child ...

Google AI researcher’s exit sparks ethics, bias concerns

Technology
Artificial intelligence scholar Timnit Gebru helped improve Google’s public image as a company that elevates Black computer scientists and questions harmful uses of AI technologyBy MATT O'BRIEN AP Technology WriterDecember 4, 2020, 9:55 PM• 4 min readProminent artificial intelligence scholar Timnit Gebru helped improve Google's public image as a company that elevates Black computer scientists and questions harmful uses of AI technology.But internally, Gebru, a leader in the field of AI ethics, was not shy about voicing doubts about those commitments — until she was pushed out of the company this week in a dispute over a research paper examining the societal dangers of an emerging branch of AI.Gebru announced on Twitter she was fired. Google told employees she resigned. More than 1,200 Goog...
France lockdown sparks gridlock in Paris, as WHO warns Europe is ‘epicentre’ of pandemic

France lockdown sparks gridlock in Paris, as WHO warns Europe is ‘epicentre’ of pandemic

World
Paris has seen hundreds of miles of traffic jams as people tried to leave the city ahead of France's new national lockdown.Crowded scenes on the roads and railways came as the World Health Organisation warned that Europe has become the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic once again. The region accounted for nearly half of the 2.8 million new COVID-19 cases reported worldwide last week, WHO said.Live coronavirus updates from the UK and around the world Image: Paris is empty as it enters lockdown early on Friday morning Virus-related fatalities are also up 35% on the previous week, European regional director Dr Hans Kluge said. ...
Black Lives Matter routine on Britain’s Got Talent sparks complaints

Black Lives Matter routine on Britain’s Got Talent sparks complaints

Entertainment
A Britain's Got Talent dance performance inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked hundreds of complaints to Ofcom.The routine by Diversity, previous winners of the show, was performed by the troupe on Saturday evening. Led by Ashley Banjo, a temporary judge this series following Simon Cowell's departure due to a broken back, the performance saw a white police officer kneel on him, echoing the killing of unarmed black man George Floyd, while other dancers performed with riot shields. So much to say... But I’ll Just let the performance talk. Thousands of messages of Love and support - Thank you 🖤 For the thousands of messages of hate and ignorance - Thank you. You highlight exactly what needs to change. Sending nothing but love to you all 🙏🏽🇬🇧 #Div...