World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum is a Swiss nonprofit foundation, based in Cologny, Geneva. It describes itself as an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas. The forum is best known for its annual winter meeting in Davos, a mountain resort in Graubünden, in the eastern Alps region of Switzerland. The meeting brings together some 2,500 top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals, and journalists, for a winter meeting, to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world, including health and the environment. Often this location alone is used to identify meetings, participation, and participants with such phrases as, "a Davos panel" and "a Davos Man" The organization also convenes some six to eight regional meetings each year in locations such as Latin America and East Asia, as well as undertaking two further annual meetings in China and the United Arab Emirates. Beside meetings, the foundation produces a series of research reports and engages its members in sector specific initiatives.
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  • GlobeNewswire

    AMD to Report Fiscal Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 16, 2018-- AMD announced today that it will report second quarter 2018 financial results on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 after the close of market. Management will conduct a conference ...

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    TechCrunch

    Kodak-branded KashMiner Bitcoin mining rig for rent wasn't -- and won't be

    Write off another piece of crypto craziness: A Kodak-branded Bitcoin-mining

  • Shock, alarm as Trump backs Putin on election meddling at summit
    Reuters

    Shock, alarm as Trump backs Putin on election meddling at summit

    By Jeff Mason and Denis Pinchuk HELSINKI (Reuters) - Standing side by side with Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump refused on Monday to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and sparking a storm of criticism at home. On a day when he faced pressure from critics, allied countries and even his own staff to take a tough line, Trump spoke not a single disparaging word in public about Moscow on any of the issues that have brought relations between the two powers to the lowest ebb since the Cold War. Instead, he denounced the "stupidity" of his own country's policies, especially the decision to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election.

  • General Electric Earnings Preview: Here's What to Watch
    Motley Fool

    General Electric Earnings Preview: Here's What to Watch

    The company's earnings probably declined significantly last quarter, but here's how investors can check up on the conglomerate's turnaround progress.

  • The World Cup of Dividend Stocks: 8 of the Most Dependable Dividends
    InvestorPlace

    The World Cup of Dividend Stocks: 8 of the Most Dependable Dividends

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  • Sirius XM Stock: Next Stop, $8.50?
    Motley Fool

    Sirius XM Stock: Next Stop, $8.50?

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  • CNBC

    Papa John's further distances itself from founder, ejects him from headquarters

    Papa John's created a special committee of independent directors to evaluate the relationship and arrangements between the company and its founder. The special committee ordered the termination of Schnatter's "Founder Agreement," which designated him as the face of the company's advertising and marketing. It also asked the board to end Schnatter's sublease agreement, which granted him the right to use office space in Papa John's corporate headquarters in Kentucky.

  • GlobeNewswire

    GTX Corp Closes Million Dollar Institutional Financing at Premium to Market

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  • GrowGeneration Purchases Santa Rosa Hydroponics and Grower Supply Inc.
    PR Newswire

    GrowGeneration Purchases Santa Rosa Hydroponics and Grower Supply Inc.

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  • Worldpay and Mastercard to Enter New Global Partnership Focused on Innovating Payments
    PR Newswire

    Worldpay and Mastercard to Enter New Global Partnership Focused on Innovating Payments

    Partnership will seek to help expand digital payments acceptance and establish a new payment standard with 'Pay by Bank' app, as well as focus on making digital payments even more convenient and secure ...

  • PR Newswire

    CME Group Achieves International Average Daily Volume of 4.2 Million Contracts in Q2 2018, Up 13 Percent from Q2 2017

    LONDON and SINGAPORE , July 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that it achieved quarterly international (defined as outside ...

  • Seven Stars Cloud Partners with Fundamental Interactions to Build Out Velocity Ledger Network Global Operations - Blockchain-enabled Tokenization, Secondary Trading and Settlement of Illiquid Assets
    PR Newswire

    Seven Stars Cloud Partners with Fundamental Interactions to Build Out Velocity Ledger Network Global Operations - Blockchain-enabled Tokenization, Secondary Trading and Settlement of Illiquid Assets

    NEW YORK, July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc. (SSC) ("SSC" or the "Company"), a leading global fintech firm focusing on digital asset production and distribution, today announced a long-term relationship and strategic licensing agreement with New York-based Fundamental Interactions, a world class provider of enterprise market center technology. Through this agreement, SSC will leverage core Fundamental Interactions technology and the Velocity Ledger platform to support the tokenization, secondary trading and settlement of new blockchain-based securities.