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TD Bank acquires Toronto-based artificial intelligence startup Layer 6 AI

Toronto-Dominion Bank is acquiring artificial intelligence startup Layer 6 AI for an undisclosed amount as financial services companies increasingly look to tap the technology‘s potential. Canada‘s largest bank by assets has been looking to build up its capabilities in AI for some time, said Michael Rhodes, group head of innovation, […]

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Flu case numbers spiking across Canada, suggesting peak is on the way: experts

TORONTO — The number of flu cases is continuing to rise across Canada, suggesting the peak of infections with one of the dominant circulating strains could come within a few weeks — or even sooner, say infectious diseases experts, who describe this influenza season as "unusual." "We really haven‘t seen […]

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Trump has opportunity to shine if he can rebuild U.S. infrastructure

By Peter Morici – – Monday, January 8, 2018 ANALYSIS/OPINION: President demonstrated he can work with the Republicans in congress by passing the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. The nation’s sagging infrastructure offers an opportunity to reach across the aisle and prove he can lead the nation in common purpose. […]

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In a civil society institutions matter, and so does due process

In a civil society institutions matter, and so does due process

By – – Monday, January 8, 2018 ANALYSIS/OPINION: Are you aware that the White House, congressional offices and most major media employ “fact checkers”? Given the amount of misinformation these organizations spew, a reasonable conclusion is that the fact checkers are often biased, ignorant, or ignored. Mr. Trump frequently seems […]

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Democrats. party of lies, sex and rape, nonetheless press Donald Trump as the unstable one

Democrats. party of lies, sex and rape, nonetheless press Donald Trump as the unstable one

By – The Washington Times – Tuesday, January 9, 2018 ANALYSIS/OPINION: There’s an old biblical principle that goes like this: Don’t try and pull the speck from another’s eye without first removing the log from your own. Democrats, on an all-courts-press to paint President as a mental nutcase, would do […]

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Venue for Korea talks is potential flash point inside border

Venue for Korea talks is potential flash point inside border

The two Koreas‘ rare high-profile talks Tuesday took place at the jointly controlled area inside the world‘s most heavily fortified border — the same place where North Korean soldiers recently sprayed bullets at a colleague who was making a daring dash for freedom. The defecting soldier was hit five times, […]

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The Latest: Gayle King downplays chance of Winfrey running

The Latest: Gayle King downplays chance of Winfrey running

The Latest on Oprah Winfrey‘s speech at the Golden Globes (all times local): 1 p.m. President Donald Trump says he would beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential contest but doesn‘t think she will run. Trump spoke Tuesday at the White House as he met with lawmakers on immigration. He says, […]

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Future of War: A History‘ by Lawrence Freedman

BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Future of War: A History‘ by Lawrence Freedman

By Joshua Sinai – – Monday, January 8, 2018 ANALYSIS/OPINION: The nature of warfare is constantly changing and evolving. New technologies such as unmanned systems, whether militarized aerial drones, remote-controlled robotic tanks or sophisticated cyber weapons that can remotely destroy an adversary’s critical nodes in their infrastructure, directed-energy (e.g., laser) […]

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Global warming can‘t be blamed for the cold snap, bomb cyclone is nothing new

Global warming can‘t be blamed for the cold snap, bomb cyclone is nothing new

By – – Monday, January 8, 2018 ANALYSIS/OPINION: Remember when global warming meant the planet was supposed to, well, warm up? Temperatures would rise, and all manner of ecological calamity would ensue? Me too. So it was surprising to find myself shivering, like other Americans, through several days of arctic […]

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Mark Zuckerberg‘s $100 million gift to Newark public schools is wasted

Mark Zuckerberg‘s $100 million gift to Newark public schools is wasted

By Richard Berman – – Monday, January 8, 2018 ANALYSIS/OPINION: Was this what had in mind? Several years after his $100 million gift to public schools, new research shows that nearly one-quarter of teachers miss at least one out of every 10 work days, one of the worst absentee rates […]

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