Nova Scotia says 8 new homes to be built for people with disabilities

The province has been defending itself in a human rights inquiry about providing community housing Nova Scotia says eight new community-based homes are to be built for people with disabilities. The province, which has been defending itself at a human rights inquiry against a complaint that it discriminated against people with disabilities by keeping them […]

I took a phone call from the Google Assistant

Hello from the other side. When Google unveiled the Duplex phone-calling reservation AI at I/O last month, the world was shook. Despite the potential convenience it presented, the system’s ability to mimic human inflections in conversation was uncanny and borderline-creepy. Back then, we only heard recordings of what Assistant could do with Duplex technology. At […]

Surgeons reattach teen’s severed arm after UTV accident

A 13-year-old North Carolina boy is working to gain full-range of his left arm after a UTV accident left him with a severed limb. Tyler Hughes, who was out riding with friends in January when the vehicle’s roll bar landed on his arm, has undergone six surgeries since the traumatic injury. “It was a complete […]

B.C. and Ottawa sign 10-year, $1B affordable housing agreement

Cost-sharing agreement prioritizes social and community housing The provincial and federal governments have struck an agreement to put nearly $1 billion into affordable housing in B.C. Jean-Yves Duclos, the federal minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, made the announcement alongside B.C. Housing Minister Selina Robinson. The deal will fund affordable housing to […]

PayPal Goes Head-to-Head With Square’s Debit Card

Financial technology company Square (NYSE:SQ) has garnered lots of love from investors recently. Shares have surged about 160% in the past 12 months and are up 81% year to date. These returns have obviously crushed the market. The S&P 500 is up just 12% over the past 12 months. Some of the bullishness toward Square […]

3 Dividends to Love From Companies You Hate

Companies that get a bad reputation from consumers often do so because they don’t have to make their experience better to keep customers. Great examples of this are a cable company that operates as a monopoly in many areas, like Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), or a bank you just can’t get away from, like Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC). […]

This High-Tech Industry Is Driving Yelp’s Growth

Shares of Yelp (NYSE:YELP) have fallen more than 17% since early last month as the market frets over the company’s decision to rollout more flexible non-term ad contracts. After all, the move increases the risk that Yelp’s recent revenue acceleration may prove unsustainable if newer advertisers can more easily abandon the platform. Though I’ve since […]

Why Helios and Matheson Stock Just Dropped Another 13%

What happened From a “high” of just $0.45 last week to Friday’s closing price of $0.31 per share, Helios and Matheson Analytics (NASDAQ:HMNY) — the company that owns 92% of MoviePass — lost nearly a third of its market capitalization. This week, the rout in Helios and Matheson stock is continuing, with shares sinking 7% […]

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