Despite many of its services being blocked in China, Google has chosen Beijing as the location for its first artificial research center in Asia.
“The science of AI has no borders, neither do its benefits,” Fei-Fei Li, chief scientist at Google’s AI business, said in a blog post Wednesday announcing the new center.
But China’s internet borders are fortified by the so-called Great Firewall, and most of Google’s biggest products — its search engine, YouTube and Gmail — have been blocked by the country’s vast censorship apparatus for years.
Google effectively left China in 2010. But the country’s 730 million internet users make it too large a market to ignore — and Google has made no secret of its desire to find ways to rebuild its presence in the country.
Google’s artificial intelligence unit DeepMind even teamed up with Chinese authorities to hold a five-day festival in the country earlier this year. The event focused on a human-versus-computer showdown in the ancient game of Go.
penny shares: Molex Incorporated(MOLX)
- [By Shauna O’Brien]
Shares of electronic connector maker Molex Incorporated (MOLX) skyrocketed on Monday morning after reports that the company will be acquired by Koch Industries.
Koch Industries has agreed to acquire Molex for a total of $7.2 billion. This deal will include all outstanding shares of the company’s Common Stock, Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock for $38.50 per share.
The deal has been approved by the board of directors of both companies. Molex will continue to maintain its current management team and its current headquarters in Lisle, IL.
Molex shares were up $9.15, or 31.17%, during Monday morning trading. The stock is up 41% YTD.
penny shares: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company(ADM)
- [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]
Aflac (AFL) — yielding 2.5%
Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM) — yielding 2.7%
Chevron (CVX) — yielding 3.8%
ExxonMobil (XOM) — yielding 3.6%
Genuine Parts (GPC) — yielding 2.7%
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) — yielding 2.8%
T. Rowe Price (TROW) — yielding 3.2%
penny shares: Owens Realty Mortgage, Inc.(ORM)
- [By Markus Aarnio]
Owens Realty Mortgage (ORM) is a real estate investment trust that invests in commercial real estate mortgage loans primarily in the Western U.S. The company specializes in loans that require speed and flexibility. Owens Realty Mortgage is externally managed and advised by Owens Financial Group.
penny shares: California Resources Corporation(CRC)
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
That sell-off in the oil market weighed on financially challenged oil stocks, which will struggle if crude continues dropping. Among the biggest losers were Abraxas Petroleum (NASDAQ:AXAS), Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL), Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR), California Resources (NYSE:CRC), and Cobalt International Energy (NYSE:CIE).
- [By Andrew Efimoff]
WTI crude oil plunged 3.11 percent on Friday to $48.99 a barrel. Below are the biggest energy losers for the day:
California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC): -19.22%
Dynamic Materials (NASDAQ: BOOM): -12.39%
Clayton Williams Energy (NYSE: CWEI): -11.45%
Dynergy (NYSE: DYN): -11.91%
EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE): -11.20%
Mexco Energy (NYSE: MXC) -10.90%
Whiting Petroleum (NYSE: WLL) -10.79%
Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) -10.79%
SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) -10.38%
Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ: RGSE) -10.34%
Posted-In: Commodities After-Hours Center Markets Movers
- [By Lisa Levin]
On Friday, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE: DNR) and California Resources Corp (NYSE: CRC).
penny shares: WMIH Corp.(WMIH)
- [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]
Many talented authors have posted about publicly listed equities trading at or near asset value with significant tax attributes, namely Net Operating Losses (NOLs), and the inherent asymmetry when an activist or new management makes a break from money losing operations to pursue transformative acquisitions. Several of the activists or lead investors, such as Becker Drapkin (EMKR, CNSI, SDOI) or Sam Zell’s Equity Group Investments (PARR and RELY), have long track records of successfully repurposing tax attribute rich companies via creative financing and transformative acquisitions. There are also some newer entrants into the space, such as KKR (OTCQB:WMIH) and Carlson Capital (OTCQB:SWKH).
- [By William Romov]
Before we show you our pick, here are the top 10 penny stocks to watch this week
Penny Stock Current Share Price Nov. 27-Dec. 1 Gain (as of Dec. 1)
Pyxis Tankers Inc. (Nasdaq: PXS) $4.10 122.83%
Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: OHRP) $1.28 68.42%
Cerecor Inc. (Nasdaq: CERC) $1.74 47.46%
Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: PTI) $2.52 37.71%
UT Starcom Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: UTSI) $5.20 37.20%
WMIH Corp. (Nasdaq: WMIH) $0.96 33.46%
PhaseRx Inc. (Nasdaq: PZRX) $0.90 30.29%
Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: BLPH) $2.04 29.94%
EV Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: EVEP) $0.86 27.76%
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CPRX) $4.40 25.71%
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penny shares: The Charles Schwab Corporation(SCHW)
- [By Taylor Cox]
Equifax In Montreal
LendingTree, Inc (NASDAQ: TREE)
Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc (NASDAQ: IOVA)
The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW) business update call
Annual Shareholder Meetings
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Back in 2009, Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW) fired the first shot in the battle of the brokerage companies when it introduced commission-free ETFs to investors. The move ignited a movement among brokers to come up with ETF partnerships, some offering their own funds, while others made deals with existing ETF providers to offer their funds at no commission.
- [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]
Vanguard's latest fee cuts answer two such moves this year, including one this month, by rival BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) and one fee reduction announcement by Charles Schwab Corp (NYSE: SCHW).
- [By Lee Jackson]
Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE: SCHW) had a famous investor selling stock this past week. Chairman Charles Schwab continues to sell stock at an orderly pace. This week the iconic discount brokerage executive sold 600,000 shares at prices between $32.50 and $33.75. The total for the trade came to a whopping $20 million.As we have noted in the past, Schwab is past 80 years old and clearly much of his selling over the years has been for estate planning purposes. The shares traded Friday at $35.25, so a fair amount left on the table.