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Artificial Intelligence: Marty the Robot Hunts for Spills in Supermarket Aisles

Marty the supermarket robot is rather smart. Armed with three high-resolution cameras, computer vision, navigation systems, numerous sensors, and smart AI software, Marty is able to sidestep shoppers and pinpoint spills. Marty is a social robot and the first of its kind to be deployed in a live customer environment in supermarkets.

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Bill Ackman Ditches Stakes in United Technologies, ADP
August 7, 2019

Activist manager Bill Ackman walks away from two positions. Pershing Square Capital Management chief Bill Ackman is out of United Technologies (NYSE: UTX). The outspoken activist manager chose to drop…

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Barings Taps Hedge Fund Manager to Lead Institutional Division
August 6, 2019

Stewart Russell makes the jump from Moore Capital management. Barings, an asset manager owned by MassMutual, announced it has hired hedge fund manager Stewart Russell to the role of Head of…

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Alleged Hedge Fund Fraud Links Lewitt, Biden’s Brother
August 6, 2019

Two healthcare companies are suing a hedge fund manager and James Biden Accusations of hedge fund fraud are back in the headlines. A hedge fund manager and the brother of…

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CipherTrace Cryptocurrency AML Report: $4.26 billion siphoned during the first half of 2019
August 1, 2019

Its a big, evil world out there in cryptoverse. Scams and hacks abound, and the amounts are getting bigger The CipherTrace Cryptocurrency AML Report for Q2 2019 makes for some…

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LSE snaps up Refinitiv for $27 billion
July 25, 2019

LSE shares surge higher on news of the deal; erstwhile Refinitiv owners will own 37% of LSE The three-hundred-year-old London Stock Exchange Group made a massive bid to extend its…

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Moody’s Acquires RiskFirst, a Fintech that Analyzes Risk
July 25, 2019

Moody’s is looking to enhance the product portfolio of its Moody Analytics unit by acquiring risk analysis fintech RiskFirst. RiskFirst’s offerings are geared towards institutional investors such as asset managers,…

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Private Equity Firm KKR Snaps Up Campbell’s International Business for $2.2 billion
July 24, 2019

According to reports, private equity giant KKR has pipped Australian rival Pacific Equity Partners to the post in the race to acquire Campbell Soup’s international business including Arnott’s biscuits. The…

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Gatwick Airport: An infrastructure investment that paid off handsomely for CalPERS
July 22, 2019

When the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) invested $155 million in Gatwick Airport nine years ago, they envisaged 32 million passengers annually. Gatwick is already catering to 46 million…

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Private equity giant Trilantic North America raises $2.75 billion
July 22, 2019

Trilantic Capital Partners VI (North America) L.P. and its parallel fund named Fund VI North America said they raised $2.75 billion in the latter, closing at the hard cap limit.

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Hedge Fund Titan Ray Dalio Recommends Investing in Gold
July 19, 2019

The yellow metal will benefit from the looming “paradigm shift” in investing, he says According to Ray Dalio, chief of Bridgewater Associates, the ongoing party in stocks will soon run…

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