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Canadian budget light on details for infrastructure bank – Pensions & Investments

The Canadian government’s 2017 budget is big on grand plans for infrastructure improvements in transportation, social needs and environmentally friendly utilities. But there is relatively little on funding these projects — particularly through the concept of an infrastructure bank mostly funded by non-government investors like alternatives managers and domestic and international pension plans. Finance Minister […]

Trump wants to make space exploration great again – New York Post

President Trump peeled back the curtain on his plans for the US space program on Tuesday — singing a sweeping NASA policy bill into effect and reaffirming the agency’s commitment to human exploration and putting a man on Mars. “For almost six decades NASA’s work has inspired millions and millions of Americans to imagine distant […]

The $100 million wall: Digital media’s scale struggles – Digiday

Earlier this month, Genius, which started as a rap annotation platform, decided that now it would become a video-focused company. It’s a familiar story: A VC-backed company turns to what it hopes will be a lucrative revenue stream in a dash to satisfy growth-hungry investors. There’s been a flood of venture capital into media — […]

Microsoft Is Betting Big on Artificial Intelligence – GuruFocus.com

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) ended 2016 in the green, up more than 10%. Moreover, the stock is off to a good start this year, with a 5% rise year to date. As a matter of fact, the company’s upward movement started in early 2013. Since then, it has continued rewarding investors every year. Microsoft reported second-quarter results […]

Syrian opposition 'fed up with terrorists', seeks help against Assad

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – The Syrian opposition rejects terrorism and is “fed up” with banned militants but they cannot be stopped if Syria continues evicting populations of besieged areas, opposition negotiator Basma Kodmani said on Sunday. Syria’s government has always cited the fight against terrorism to justify its part in a six-year war […]

South Korea prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ousted president Park

SEOUL South Korean prosecutors said on Monday they will seek an arrest warrant for ousted president Park Geun-hye, which would see her held in a cell for up to 20 days while being investigated on charges of taking bribes from big businesses. Park, 65, became South Korea’s first democratically elected president to be removed from […]

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