Hudson’s Bay CEO Helena Foulkes: ‘Barneys is an example of how tough it is out there’

Hudson’s Bay Company CEO Helena Foulkes knows the department store sector is troubled. ABG said, in part, it plans to license the Barneys name to Hudson’s Bay’s Saks Fifth Avenue. According to Foulkes, Hudson’s Bay has seen “no impact” to its business following Neiman Marcus’ opening. Hudson’s Bay announced in August it would sell its struggling Lord & Taylor business to clothing rental subscription service Le Tote, for $100 million. She called Hudson’s Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue “the two crown j


Hudson’s Bay Company CEO Helena Foulkes knows the department store sector is troubled.
ABG said, in part, it plans to license the Barneys name to Hudson’s Bay’s Saks Fifth Avenue.
According to Foulkes, Hudson’s Bay has seen “no impact” to its business following Neiman Marcus’ opening.
Hudson’s Bay announced in August it would sell its struggling Lord & Taylor business to clothing rental subscription service Le Tote, for $100 million.
She called Hudson’s Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue “the two crown j
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Hudson's Bay CEO Helena Foulkes: 'Barneys is an example of how tough it is out there'

Hudson’s Bay Company CEO Helena Foulkes knows the department store sector is troubled.

“Barneys [New York] is an example of how tough it is out there,” Foulkes said during a discussion at WWD’s Apparel & Retail CEO Summit in New York on Tuesday afternoon. “People … loved Barneys. We hope very much to learn from what they loved about Barneys [to] help us build on our experiences themselves.”

Barneys New York filed for bankruptcy protection in August and has since been fighting for its life, putting other U.S. department store operators on notice and keeping them on their toes.

Authentic Brands Group, the parent company of over 50 brands such as Nine West and Nautica, said last week it was the successful bidder for Barneys’ intellectual property. ABG said, in part, it plans to license the Barneys name to Hudson’s Bay’s Saks Fifth Avenue. Still, the sale to ABG is contingent on bankruptcy court approval at a hearing this Thursday.

The news has put a spotlight on New York retail in particular, where Barneys’ iconic flagship sits on Madison Avenue, and Saks Fifth Avenue’s recently renovated shop sits just down the block. Nordstrom opened its first flagship location in Manhattan last week, near Central Park. And Neiman Marcus opened a store at the Hudson Yards mall, downtown on the West Side, earlier this year. Macy’s and J.C. Penney have shops at Herald Square.

According to Foulkes, Hudson’s Bay has seen “no impact” to its business following Neiman Marcus’ opening. “Nordstrom looks great, but we’re still feeling really good about where we are,” she added. “We serve a little bit of a different market than Nordstrom.”

Hudson’s Bay announced in August it would sell its struggling Lord & Taylor business to clothing rental subscription service Le Tote, for $100 million.

And earlier this month, the Canadian-based chain said in a press release it has entered into an agreement with a group of investors, led by executive chairman Richard Baker, to be taken private. That’s still pending final approval of shareholders that will be tallied during a December meeting.

“What I say all the time internally is whether we’re private or public, it really doesn’t matter,” Foulkes said Tuesday. “We’ve got a strategy that we’re going after. My job is to make sure people don’t get distracted by this.” She called Hudson’s Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue “the two crown jewels of this business,” where investments will be focused moving forward.


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Google offers a new example of how its A.I. research is improving search results

Google says it’s reached a new milestone in understanding search queries. Although search improvements may seem dull compared with more experimental projects that use AI, like self-driving cars, search is still Google’s core business. Dean gave an example of a search for “2019 brazil traveler to usa need a visa”. People naturally understand the context, but it’s taken a long time for software to develop the same kind of understanding. BERT also marks the first time Google is driving search resul


Google says it’s reached a new milestone in understanding search queries.
Although search improvements may seem dull compared with more experimental projects that use AI, like self-driving cars, search is still Google’s core business.
Dean gave an example of a search for “2019 brazil traveler to usa need a visa”.
People naturally understand the context, but it’s taken a long time for software to develop the same kind of understanding.
BERT also marks the first time Google is driving search resul
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Google offers a new example of how its A.I. research is improving search results

Google says it’s reached a new milestone in understanding search queries.

The company says it will have the ability to consider the full context of a searched word by assessing the words that come before and after. The update is a result of a new artificial intelligence training system it calls BERT, which stands for Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers.

The announcement comes as the company goes after more predictive search results while it tries to make its products more conversational and useful, which would keep people engaged longer.

Although search improvements may seem dull compared with more experimental projects that use AI, like self-driving cars, search is still Google’s core business. The company has market share of more than 90% in many markets, and search is a critical driver of the advertising that makes up more than 80% of Google parent company Alphabet’s total revenues. So a seemingly incremental improvement in search can lead to immediate material increases in user engagement and revenue.

BERT models can consider the full context of a word by looking at the words that come before and after it, which can help the company understand the “intent” of a search, Google Senior Fellow and SVP Jeff Dean said at a press event on Thursday.

Dean gave an example of a search for “2019 brazil traveler to usa need a visa”. In that case, the word “to,” and its relationship to its surrounding words in the phrase, are key to understanding the full meaning: It’s about a Brazilian traveling to the U.S., instead of the other way around. People naturally understand the context, but it’s taken a long time for software to develop the same kind of understanding.

The company says BERT will improve one in 10 searches in the U.S. in English for now and eventually include more languages and locations in the future.

“We’re far from perfecting language, but this is a significant step,” said Dean. “We’re generally looking at a lot of places we could apply it,” he added, referring to BERT. “Understanding language is core to a lot of Google products such as Gmail.”

BERT also marks the first time Google is driving search results by using its own Tensor Processing Units (TPUs), specialized chips created for AI applications, the company said. TPUs are typically used by applications that use artificial intelligence to do things like recognize words people are saying in audio recordings, spot objects in photos and videos, and pick up underlying emotions in written text. Google also makes access to the chips available to third-party developers as a cloud service.

Alphabet reports Q3 2019 earnings on Monday.

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Elite athletes enhance their performance with ‘neurofeedback’—and you can get a device for $99

But training for peak performance requires more than just physical fitness, which is why many elite athletes are incorporating brain-boosting treatments called “neurofeedback” into their routine. Harris also wears a heart rate and breath monitor before bed. These trackers allow him to slow his breathing and heart rate to calm down after a long day, so it’s easier to fall and stay asleep. Biofeedback device Resperate, for example, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration nearly 20 years a


But training for peak performance requires more than just physical fitness, which is why many elite athletes are incorporating brain-boosting treatments called “neurofeedback” into their routine.
Harris also wears a heart rate and breath monitor before bed.
These trackers allow him to slow his breathing and heart rate to calm down after a long day, so it’s easier to fall and stay asleep.
Biofeedback device Resperate, for example, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration nearly 20 years a
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Elite athletes enhance their performance with 'neurofeedback'—and you can get a device for $99

When you think of the training tools that professional athletes have at their disposal, high-tech sports equipment and state-of-the-art athletic facilities come to mind. But training for peak performance requires more than just physical fitness, which is why many elite athletes are incorporating brain-boosting treatments called “neurofeedback” into their routine. Neurofeedback is measuring something that’s happening in the body and brain with technology, and using that data to develop a skill or change your performance in something, often via a tangible task like watching a video or listening to an audio recording. Tobias Harris, for example, forward for the Philadelphia 76ers, uses an electroencephalogram (EEG) machine for neurofeedback for 45 minutes every day when he’s on the road, according to ESPN.com.

Tobias Harris #12 of the Philadelphia 76ers handles the ball during a pre-season game against the Orlando Magic on October 13, 2019. Fernando Medina | National Basketball Association | Getty Images

The EEG sensors attach to his head and read his brain waves as he watches a video — the video will only play if his brain is really concentrating on the content. That repeated practice of concentrating to keep the video playing trains Harris’s brain to easily and efficiently return to a focused state, he told ESPN.com, which is important when he’s on the court or in a high-pressure situation. Harris also wears a heart rate and breath monitor before bed. These trackers allow him to slow his breathing and heart rate to calm down after a long day, so it’s easier to fall and stay asleep. He told ESPN.com that he sleeps nine hours a night and on off days goes to bed as early as 8:30 p.m. to take advantage of recovery time. Peak performers, from Olympians to people in the business world who work at Fortune 500 companies, seek out neurofeedback performance modification to improve their energy efficiency and sleep quality, Leah Lagos, a clinical sports psychologist in New York City who specializes in neurofeedback, tells CNBC Make It. Unlike a basic activity tracker that measures your heart rate, neurofeedback and the associated tasks can be used to “re-calibrate the autonomic nervous system,” which regulates involuntary physiologic processes, such as heart rate and blood pressure, says Tim Royer, a neuropsychologist who trains professional athletes and business professionals in neurofeedback. Neurofeedback “re-teaches the nervous system not to over-fire unless it really needs to,” Royer says. “The big thing here is that we’re able to train our physiology to turn on and off, and to optimize to be more resilient and adaptive,” Lagos says. For example, a golfer might use neurofeedback to learn how to “turn off” some of the anxious sensations (rapid heart rate, sweaty palms and shortness of breath) that they experience when they’re putting. Over time, the brain learns how to acclimate better to stressful conditions, whether that’s a basketball game or a work presentation, she says.

Lagos says that anyone who’s trying to get ahead, increase their focus and clarity or optimize their ability to confidently lead under pressure can benefit from the practice, and there are different levels of neurofeedback available for consumers to try. Some people work one-on-one with a clinician who also provides psychotherapy, for example. But a neurofeedback session can be very pricey (an initial assessment with Royer costs $1,300 to $1,500), and may not be covered by health insurance. Home consumer devices also allow you to experience some benefits of neurofeedback at a cheaper cost. Biofeedback device Resperate, for example, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration nearly 20 years ago for reducing stress and lowering blood pressure. It retails for $99.99 and it includes a breathing strap, earbuds and a small machine. Essentially it’s a digital breathing coach: The machine guides you to take long, deep breaths in sync with a tone, and monitors your performance.


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Here’s an example of the perfect LinkedIn profile summary, according to Harvard career experts

The LinkedIn profile summarySimply signing up for an account, quickly filling in the blanks and then letting your profile remain dormant won’t do you any good. Together, they make up what’s known as your “LinkedIn profile summary,” and it’s one of the first things people see when they visit your page. Below is an example of a strong LinkedIn profile summary, according to the career experts at Harvard: *** NAME:Jessica Yan PROFESSIONAL HEADLINE:Research Scientist | Ph.D. LinkedIn profile checklis


The LinkedIn profile summarySimply signing up for an account, quickly filling in the blanks and then letting your profile remain dormant won’t do you any good. Together, they make up what’s known as your “LinkedIn profile summary,” and it’s one of the first things people see when they visit your page. Below is an example of a strong LinkedIn profile summary, according to the career experts at Harvard: *** NAME:Jessica Yan PROFESSIONAL HEADLINE:Research Scientist | Ph.D. LinkedIn profile checklis
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Here's an example of the perfect LinkedIn profile summary, according to Harvard career experts

If you want to have a successful career, maintaining an online presence on LinkedIn is crucial. Not only is it an effective way to network with other professionals in your field, but it can get you noticed by others and potentially land you several job opportunities. In fact, I landed a great job at a major company because I regularly updated my profile and published career-related content almost daily. (That job ultimately inspired me to start my own company.) Believe it or not, that was six years ago — and today, LinkedIn has only become increasingly important.

The LinkedIn profile summary

Simply signing up for an account, quickly filling in the blanks and then letting your profile remain dormant won’t do you any good. Of the many elements that make up a strong profile, two of the most important ones are your professional headline and “About” section, explain career experts at Harvard University’s Office for Alumni Affairs and Career Advancement. Together, they make up what’s known as your “LinkedIn profile summary,” and it’s one of the first things people see when they visit your page. Your professional headline is especially important because it’s the text that gets displayed in search results for both Google and LinkedIn. Below is an example of a strong LinkedIn profile summary, according to the career experts at Harvard: *** NAME:

Jessica Yan PROFESSIONAL HEADLINE:

Research Scientist | Ph.D. Candidate | Data Analytics, Biotech, Pharma “ABOUT” SECTION:

I’m a research scientist working to better understand how neural activity motivates and shapes human behavior. My expertise includes project design and management, data analysis and interpretation, and the development and implementation of research tools. I enjoy generating new ideas and devising feasible solutions to broadly relevant problems. My colleagues would describe me as a driven, resourceful individual who maintains a positive, proactive attitude when faced with adversity. Currently, I’m seeking opportunities that will allow me to develop and promote technologies that benefit human health. Specific fields of interest include data analytics, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. *** Here’s what makes it a strong profile summary: Can be skimmed in 30 seconds or less

Professional headline is below 120 characters, lists career focus and components of work

Includes industry-related keywords, core skills, strengths, talents and interests

Well written in a professional style, no spelling and grammatical mistakes

Answers questions that provides deeper insight about the individual: What makes her unique? Where is her career headed? How would others describe her? What are her values and personal traits?

LinkedIn profile checklist

While your profile summary holds major emphasis, you’ll need to spend time on savvying up the rest of it. Here’s a quick checklist of the basics to help you get started: Upload your photo . Ideally, this should be done in professional attire. Profiles with photos are 14 times more likely to be viewed, according to the career experts.

. Ideally, this should be done in professional attire. Profiles with photos are 14 times more likely to be viewed, according to the career experts. Customize your public profile URL. The address should look something like: www.linkedin.com/in/yourname. This will make it easier for you to include it on business cards, resumes and email signatures.

The address should look something like: www.linkedin.com/in/yourname. This will make it easier for you to include it on business cards, resumes and email signatures. Enhance your profile with additional sections. Displaying further information (e.g., accomplishments, skills, volunteer experience, certifications, expertise) can also increase the amount of times people view your profile, notes LinkedIn. This, in turn, can help you build your network and connect to new opportunities.

Displaying further information (e.g., accomplishments, skills, volunteer experience, certifications, expertise) can also increase the amount of times people view your profile, notes LinkedIn. This, in turn, can help you build your network and connect to new opportunities. Elaborate on your work history in the “Experience” section. Use targeted keywords and include specific information about what you’ve done in your previous positions that led to measurable results. (Don’t lie about titles or duties; you’ll likely get called out by old colleagues — and it will be embarrassing.)

Use targeted keywords and include specific information about what you’ve done in your previous positions that led to measurable results. (Don’t lie about titles or duties; you’ll likely get called out by old colleagues — and it will be embarrassing.) Education : Include, in reverse chronological order, any programs or schools you went to.

: Include, in reverse chronological order, any programs or schools you went to. Customize your “Skills & Endorsements” section. Ensuring a relevant list of skills on your profile allows others in your network to endorse you. (Skills with the most endorsements will be listed first). This will also help others understand your strengths and match you with the right opportunities.

Ensuring a relevant list of skills on your profile allows others in your network to endorse you. (Skills with the most endorsements will be listed first). This will also help others understand your strengths and match you with the right opportunities. Include recommendations. These should come from former supervisors, coworkers, clients, vendors, professors or fellow students. (Basically, anyone who will have good things to say about you and your work.)

Be an active member and build your network


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Here’s an example of the perfect cover letter, according to Harvard career experts

That’s where the cover letter comes in. Linda Spencer, associate director and coordinator of career advising at Harvard Extension School, says that a solid cover letter answers two key questions: Why are you the right fit for the job? Here’s an example of what a strong cover letter looks like, according to Harvard career experts (click here to enlarge): Credit: Harvard University, Office of Career Services / Harvard Extension School, Career and Academic Resource Center Don’t know where to start?


That’s where the cover letter comes in. Linda Spencer, associate director and coordinator of career advising at Harvard Extension School, says that a solid cover letter answers two key questions: Why are you the right fit for the job? Here’s an example of what a strong cover letter looks like, according to Harvard career experts (click here to enlarge): Credit: Harvard University, Office of Career Services / Harvard Extension School, Career and Academic Resource Center Don’t know where to start?
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Here's an example of the perfect cover letter, according to Harvard career experts

Found your dream job? Don’t be so confident that you’ll get hired: It’s very likely that there are several other qualified candidates competing for that same position. That’s where the cover letter comes in. Including a cover letter to complement your resume can be an effective way to impress hiring managers: It displays your strong writing skills, sets you apart from other applicants and shows that you went the extra mile. Linda Spencer, associate director and coordinator of career advising at Harvard Extension School, says that a solid cover letter answers two key questions: Why are you the right fit for the job? How will you add value to the organization? “It takes the average employer about seven seconds to review these documents,” says Spencer. “They’re not reading, they’re skimming. So you need to make it clear right off the bat how you can add value.” Here’s an example of what a strong cover letter looks like, according to Harvard career experts (click here to enlarge): Credit: Harvard University, Office of Career Services / Harvard Extension School, Career and Academic Resource Center Don’t know where to start? The career experts share tips on how to write a cover letter that stands out:

1. Address the letter to a specific person

“To whom it may concern” is one of the fastest ways to get your application deleted. Always try to address your letter to a specific person — usually the hiring manager or department head. Include their name, title, company and address at the very top below the date. If you don’t know who to address, LinkedIn is a great place to start. Simply enter the company name and some keywords into the search bar (e.g., “Google, hiring manager, sales”) and a variety of related profiles will appear.

2. Clearly state the purpose of your letter

Your opening line doesn’t need to be anything extravagant. In fact, it should be the complete opposite, according Harvard’s career experts. Keep it simple and straightforward: State why you’re writing, the position you’re applying for and, if applicable, how you found the job listing.

3. Don’t rehash your entire resume

You’re not writing a 1,000-word essay that summarizes your resume. The cover letter is your chance to explain why you’re genuinely interested in the company and its mission. No need to make it super formal, either. Use your own voice and add some personal flourishes to make the letter more interesting. “If you have relevant school or work experience, be sure to point it out with one or two key examples,” the career experts note. “Emphasize skills or abilities that relate to the job. Be sure to do this in a confident manner and keep in mind that the reader will also view your letter as an example of your writing skills.”

4. Use action words and don’t overuse the pronoun “I”

Instead of using flowery words and cliche claims like “fast thinker” and “highly creative,” go for action words. Here are a few examples of action verbs to use when highlighting specific skills: To demonstrate leadership skills : Accomplished, contracted, assigned, directed, orchestrated, headed, delegated

: Accomplished, contracted, assigned, directed, orchestrated, headed, delegated To demonstrate communication skills : Addressed, translated, presented, negotiated, moderated, promoted, edited

: Addressed, translated, presented, negotiated, moderated, promoted, edited To demonstrate research skills : Constructed, examined, critique, systematized, investigated, modeled, formulated

: Constructed, examined, critique, systematized, investigated, modeled, formulated To demonstrate creative skills: Revitalized, redesigned, developed, integrated, conceptualized, fashioned, shaped Avoid using too many “I” statements because it can come off as though you’re mostly interested in what you can gain from the company. The focus should be on what the company can gain from you.

5. Reiterate your enthusiasm and thank the reader

The closing of your letter should: Reiterate your interest in the position

Thank the reader for his or her consideration

State that you look forward hearing back from them

Include your signature at the very bottom

6. Keep your format consistent


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How to see which apps are gobbling up all of your data each month

If you don’t have an unlimited wireless data plan — and sometimes even if you do — you should pay attention to which apps use the most data on your iPhone. Sometimes, for example, an app that you use frequently might consume far more of your data than you think. And, if you start to get warnings about using too much data, it could be that a buggy app is using more than it should. It’s good practice to check up on which apps are using most of your data. That way, you’ll know to remember to connec


If you don’t have an unlimited wireless data plan — and sometimes even if you do — you should pay attention to which apps use the most data on your iPhone. Sometimes, for example, an app that you use frequently might consume far more of your data than you think. And, if you start to get warnings about using too much data, it could be that a buggy app is using more than it should. It’s good practice to check up on which apps are using most of your data. That way, you’ll know to remember to connec
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How to see which apps are gobbling up all of your data each month

If you don’t have an unlimited wireless data plan — and sometimes even if you do — you should pay attention to which apps use the most data on your iPhone.

Sometimes, for example, an app that you use frequently might consume far more of your data than you think. In my case, I found that Twitter uses nearly as much as Apple Music, for example. And, if you start to get warnings about using too much data, it could be that a buggy app is using more than it should.

It’s good practice to check up on which apps are using most of your data. That way, you’ll know to remember to connect to a Wi-Fi network when using a particularly data-hungry app, or which apps to limit before you go over your cap.

It only takes a couple of seconds to check. Here’s how to do it on an iPhone, though the process is relatively similar on an Android phone, too.


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Here’s an example of the perfect resume, according to Harvard career experts

Just the thought of writing a resume can lead to a huge headache. But it doesn’t have to be so complicated. Try to think of your resume as an award-winning short memoir about your professional experience. Here’s what a strong resume looks like, according to Harvard career experts (click here to enlarge):IMAGE CREDIT: Harvard University, Office of Career Services / Harvard Extension School, Career and Academic Resource CenterDon’t know where to start? The career experts suggest considering the es


Just the thought of writing a resume can lead to a huge headache. But it doesn’t have to be so complicated. Try to think of your resume as an award-winning short memoir about your professional experience. Here’s what a strong resume looks like, according to Harvard career experts (click here to enlarge):IMAGE CREDIT: Harvard University, Office of Career Services / Harvard Extension School, Career and Academic Resource CenterDon’t know where to start? The career experts suggest considering the es
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Here's an example of the perfect resume, according to Harvard career experts

Just the thought of writing a resume can lead to a huge headache.

But it doesn’t have to be so complicated. Try to think of your resume as an award-winning short memoir about your professional experience.

Certainly, they aren’t exactly the same (resumes shouldn’t be written in a narrative style), but both share a few similarities: They tell the truth, differentiate you from others, highlight your most unique qualities and capture readers’ attention.

Here’s what a strong resume looks like, according to Harvard career experts (click here to enlarge):

IMAGE CREDIT: Harvard University, Office of Career Services / Harvard Extension School, Career and Academic Resource Center

Don’t know where to start? The career experts suggest considering the essential tips below:


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Cramer: Wednesday’s ‘crazy session’ is a perfect example of the market’s new normal

A cross current of bad retail data and market-moving news out of the White House carried Wall Street higher on Wednesday, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said. “I want to walk you through what happened in this crazy session because it is a perfect encapsulation of the new normal.” Macy’s saw action during the session similar to Ralph Lauren’s the day prior, Cramer said. The Trump administration has imposed tariffs on 40% of imports from China and is considering slapping duties on the remaining 60%, Cramer sai


A cross current of bad retail data and market-moving news out of the White House carried Wall Street higher on Wednesday, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said. “I want to walk you through what happened in this crazy session because it is a perfect encapsulation of the new normal.” Macy’s saw action during the session similar to Ralph Lauren’s the day prior, Cramer said. The Trump administration has imposed tariffs on 40% of imports from China and is considering slapping duties on the remaining 60%, Cramer sai
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Cramer: Wednesday's 'crazy session' is a perfect example of the market's new normal

A cross current of bad retail data and market-moving news out of the White House carried Wall Street higher on Wednesday, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained nearly 116 points Wednesday. The S&P 500 advanced 0.58%, while the Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.13%.

“We got a weird combination of tailwinds today … Turns out we can get good news, too, and some days like today the stock market actually makes sense,” the “Mad Money” host said. “I want to walk you through what happened in this crazy session because it is a perfect encapsulation of the new normal.”

The market had a rough opening after news that retail sales declined for the second time in three months, tallying a 0.2% fall in April. The weakness included autos, home centers and the internet stores, Cramer said.

That brought the benchmark 10-year Treasury to its lowest yield of the year at 2.37% and pushed buyers into stocks with safe, consistent dividends, he noted, including Kimberly-Clark and PepsiCo. Money also moved into Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google’s Alphabet, along with the financial technology plays of PayPal, Square Inc., Visa and MasterCard, he added.

Even health care stocks, which have been hurting amid calls from some Democratic presidential candidates for a single-payer system, rallied because the industry does well in a slowing economy, Cramer said.

Macy’s saw action during the session similar to Ralph Lauren’s the day prior, Cramer said. The department chain’s share price rallied after the company reported an earnings beat and recorded higher-than-expected sales in the morning, but the company ultimately revealed how vulnerable it is to tariffs and finished down 0.46%.

The Trump administration has imposed tariffs on 40% of imports from China and is considering slapping duties on the remaining 60%, Cramer said.

“If that happens, the analysts will have to slash their estimates on this one,” Cramer said. “Macy’s won’t be alone. Almost every retailer has some exposure because they’ve spent decades sourcing their merchandise from Chinese vendors in order to keep costs down. Now that’s blowing up in their faces.”

Later in the day, news broke that the White House plans to delay automotive tariffs by up to six months.

“I can’t overemphasize the importance of this leaked news,” Cramer said. “In one fell swoop, [President Donald] Trump went from being a hated protectionist, know-nothing to someone who might be cleverly assembling a coalition of the willing in the trade war against the Chinese, at least in the eyes of Wall Street.”

Furthermore, more CEOs of companies that deal with China are warming up to the action that Trump has taken on the country, Cramer said.

That includes Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon, who on Tuesday tweeted: “Tariffs might be an effective negotiating tool.” Cramer also highlighted that New York Times foreign affairs columnist Tom Friedman, who is a proponent of globalization, came out in support of the trade war.

“To me, these represent tectonic shifts in the Wall Street consensus,” Cramer said. “I think it gives Trump a much better bargaining position versus the Chinese, and it certainly gave us higher stock prices.”


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Bill Gates says he talked with Google employees about AI, health care

Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, says he talked to Google researchers on Monday about the application of artificial-intelligence technology in health care. The intersection of AI and health care is a longtime area of interest for Google. And Verily, another subsidiary of Alphabet alongside Google, is solely focused on health care. Gates talked about the use of AI in weapons systems and autonomous vehicles before arriving at the subject of health care. Google didn’t respond to


Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, says he talked to Google researchers on Monday about the application of artificial-intelligence technology in health care. The intersection of AI and health care is a longtime area of interest for Google. And Verily, another subsidiary of Alphabet alongside Google, is solely focused on health care. Gates talked about the use of AI in weapons systems and autonomous vehicles before arriving at the subject of health care. Google didn’t respond to
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Bill Gates says he talked with Google employees about AI, health care

Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, says he talked to Google researchers on Monday about the application of artificial-intelligence technology in health care.

The intersection of AI and health care is a longtime area of interest for Google. Researchers there have explored the use of AI algorithms for making predictions based onmedical records. And Verily, another subsidiary of Alphabet alongside Google, is solely focused on health care. While Microsoft and Google are arch-competitors in many areas, including cloud computing and artificial intelligence research, the visit is an example of how Gates’ broad interest in technology trumps Microsoft’s historical rivalries with other tech companies.

Gates brought up the visit spontaneously after a person in the audience at the Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Symposium at Stanford University in California, held near Google’s Mountain View headquarters, asked him about how to ensure that AI will operate ethically.

Gates talked about the use of AI in weapons systems and autonomous vehicles before arriving at the subject of health care.

“In the medical field, you know, we just don’t have doctors. Most people are born and die in Africa without coming near to a doctor,” said Gates, who is co-chair of the nonprofit Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which concerns itself with improving global health among other things.

“We’re doing a lot of work with analyzing ultrasound, and we can do things like sex-blind the output, because we’re not having anybody actually see the image. We can tell you what’s going on without revealing the gender, which is, of course — when you do that, it drives gendercide. And yet, we’re doing the analysis, the medical understanding, in a much deeper way, and that’s an example where it’s all done with a lot of machine learning.

“I was meeting with the guys at Google who are helping us with this this morning, and there’s some incredible promise in that field, where, in the primary health-care system, the amount of sophistication to do diagnosis and understand, for example, ‘Is this a high-risk pregnancy?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Let’s escalate that person to go to the hospital level,’ even though you couldn’t afford to do that on a widespread basis. So this stuff is going to be very domain-specific.”

In his talk on Monday Gates pointed to an interest in the potential of AI much earlier in his life.

“When I started Microsoft, I literally wrote a note to my parents, and I said, ‘Okay, I may miss a bunch of breakthroughs in AI, and that’ll be what I give up to create this company, but oh, well,'” he said. “Well, for about 20 years, I didn’t miss much. More recently, there’s amazing things going on, and fortunately, Microsoft has gotten to a size that it, along with Google and many others, get to participate.”

Google didn’t respond to a request for comment on Gates’ visit.

WATCH: Melinda Gates on global health and eliminating poverty


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-03-18  Authors: jordan novet, lacy otoole
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Here’s the one question to ask when investing in emerging markets

Emerging markets are getting energized this year. The VWO Vanguard FTSE emerging markets ETF and small cap-focused IEMG MSCI emerging markets ETF, which holds small caps, have had similar moves this year. Investors can play an even more bullish bet on the emerging markets by pairing a long position with a short position on the developed markets. The Direxion RWED emerging over developed markets ETF, for example, is 150 percent in emerging markets and 50 percent short the developed markets. Direx


Emerging markets are getting energized this year. The VWO Vanguard FTSE emerging markets ETF and small cap-focused IEMG MSCI emerging markets ETF, which holds small caps, have had similar moves this year. Investors can play an even more bullish bet on the emerging markets by pairing a long position with a short position on the developed markets. The Direxion RWED emerging over developed markets ETF, for example, is 150 percent in emerging markets and 50 percent short the developed markets. Direx
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Here's the one question to ask when investing in emerging markets

Emerging markets are getting energized this year.

The most well-known emerging markets exchange-traded fund, the EEM MSCI ETF, has rallied more than 11 percent in 2019, keeping it at the heels of the S&P 500’s nearly 13 percent gain. The VWO Vanguard FTSE emerging markets ETF and small cap-focused IEMG MSCI emerging markets ETF, which holds small caps, have had similar moves this year.

Tom Lydon, editor-in-chief of ETFTrends.com, said there’s is an important question to ask when deciding upon how to play the emerging market.

“Recently it’s been all about China and China does make up a big part of emerging markets today,” Lydon said on CNBC’s “ETF Edge” on Monday. “Do you want to play all emerging markets or do you want to be specific on China? There are a lot of varieties out there.”

The EEM ETF, for example, has 73 percent exposure to the Asia Pacific with 23 percent coming from Hong Kong, 10 percent from Taiwan, and 8 percent from China.

Lydon says a better way to gain exposure to the China space is the ASHR China A-shares ETF, a more-focused mainland China play. It has rallied more than 30 percent this year.

Todd Rosenbluth, director of ETF and mutual fund research at CFRA, says investors need to be aware of what is in their emerging markets ETF and whether they have enough, or any, exposure to their favored region.

“You really need to look under the hoods with ETFs, and emerging markets are a perfect example of that,” Rosenbluth said on “ETF Edge on Monday. “EEM, and a cheaper version IEMG, has South Korean exposure – it’s about 14 percent of the portfolio. VWO does not have that so it has more exposure to India, South Africa, other countries besides China.”

Investors can play an even more bullish bet on the emerging markets by pairing a long position with a short position on the developed markets. The Direxion RWED emerging over developed markets ETF, for example, is 150 percent in emerging markets and 50 percent short the developed markets.

“Investors can be tactical using ETFs whether they are focused only on emerging markets or if they want to do that relative to developed markets and these Direxion products are new but are very compelling to take a look at,” said Rosenbluth.

Direxion also has a long developed markets, short emerging markets play in the RWDE ETF. Both launched earlier this year.


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