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The Israeli military says it has established “operational control” over the Philadelphi Corridor, a 14-kilometer (8.7-mile) buffer zone on the Egypt-Gaza border. "In the last few days, Israel established operational control over the Philadelphi Corridor," Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesperson Daniel Hagari said at a press briefing on Wednesday. The official said the 20 tunnels crossed into Egypt, some of which are new, and Egypt has been informed. Hagari said this route was used to transfer weapons and that the Israeli military found and destroyed weapons there. On Monday, an Egyptian security personnel was killed on the border with Gaza in a shooting that involved Egyptian and Israeli soldiers.
Persons: Daniel Hagari, Hagari, Israel Organizations: Israel Defense Forces, IDF, CNN Locations: Egypt, Gaza, Israel, Rafah, Egypt’s
Even a sharp sell-off in Salesforce stock Thursday — down as much as 21% intraday — isn't keeping some analysts on Wall Street from sticking with their optimistic outlooks on the maker of customer relationship management software. Salesforce executives tied the disappointing results to elongated deal cycles throughout the first quarter that hit the company's booking schedule. Weiss reiterated an overweight rating on Salesforce, albeit with a $320 per share price target, down from $350. Goldman Sachs analyst Kash Rangan reiterated a buy rating on Salesforce stock, but lowered his price target to $315 per share from $345. The analyst reiterated an overweight rating on the stock with a $300 per share price target, or about 10% upside from yesterday's close.
Persons: Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Keith Weiss, Weiss, Kash Rangan, Rangan, Mark Murphy, Tyler Radke, Radke Organizations: Wall, JPMorgan, Citigroup Locations: Salesforce, CY25
The software company NICE launched Enlighten AI to improve customer service and clients' efficiency. Eilam said Enlighten AI "dramatically improves" productivity and efficiency for customer-experience teams by automating many labor-intensive tasks, such as note-taking during customer-service calls. Enlighten Autopilot, one of the products within NICE's Enlighten AI for CX repository, enhances self-service with an AI-powered virtual assistant. Many existing customers are adding Enlighten AI to their portfolios, and NICE is attracting new customers with its AI capabilities. The organization implemented Enlighten AI to monitor 100% of its customer interactions and gather insights about the behaviors influencing customer sentiment.
Persons: , We've, Barak Eilam, Eilam, Copilot, What's Organizations: NICE, Service, Neptune Intelligence Computer Engineering, Business, Republic Services, Open Network Exchange, ONE, BI Locations: Hoboken , New Jersey
Nvidia , the red-hot chipmaker that sells advanced processors to enable artificial intelligence technology, may have a customer bigger than anyone else. That could be Microsoft , UBS speculated in a note. The Wall Street bank pored over Nvidia's filings and estimated that Microsoft was its largest indirect customer, contributing to 19% of Nvidia's revenue in fiscal 2024. It leads UBS to its guess that one of the two could likely again be Microsoft. Nvidia has become so influential to the whole stock market that a good earnings report could unleash a wave of animal spirits that push the market to new heights.
Persons: Jensen Huang Organizations: Nvidia, Microsoft, UBS, CNBC, Meta
SINGAPORE — Singapore is pushing for green data centers as the explosive demand for artificial intelligence puts a strain on energy resources. The city-state launched a green data center roadmap on Thursday to support its ambitions for the digital economy as demand for AI and computing grows. The roadmap aims to provide at least 300 megawatts of additional capacity in the near term, with more through "green energy deployments." Plans to provide additional data center capacity include raising energy efficiency of all data centers in Singapore, deploying energy-efficient IT equipment as well as offering incentives or grants for resource efficiency. The AI boom has boosted demand for data centers which house large amounts of data required to train and deploy AI models, making them extremely energy intensive.
Persons: Janil Puthucheary, IMDA, Tony Blair Organizations: State for Communications, Media Development Authority, Tony Blair Institute for Global Locations: SINGAPORE — Singapore, Singapore
download the appSign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. Ironically, Salama sympathizes with Nvidia skeptics about the company's valuation, which he said is in "nosebleed territory." Stocks will shatter expectations — and recordsLike AI-focused companies, US stocks aren't cheap but can continue to charge higher. Other investments to consider are companies tied to AI champion Nvidia, including server builder Super Micro Computer (SMCI) and venerable computer company Dell (DELL). AdvertisementOutside AI, Salama is incredibly bullish about bitcoin (BTC) during its mammoth rally and companies tied to cryptocurrencies, including Coinbase (COIN) and Robinhood (HOOD).
Persons: , Leon Cooperman, Cooperman, that's, John Salama, Salama, Salama's, doesn't, OpenAI Organizations: Service, Nvidia, Business, Trading, Microsoft, Apple, Micro, Dell, Coinbase Locations: bitcoin
Argentina's President Javier Milei waves during the commemoration of the 214th anniversary of the May Revolution that led to the independence from Spain, at Plaza San Martin in Cordoba, Argentina, on May 25, 2024. On his seventh overseas trip since taking office late last year, Argentina's Milei traveled to San Francisco late Monday and has since met with OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, Google's Sundar Pichai and Apple CEO Tim Cook. The right-wing leader, and self-described "anarcho capitalist," is scheduled to meet with Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg before departing from the U.S. on Friday. On a separate trip to the U.S. last month, Milei met with tech billionaire Elon Musk at a Tesla electric car factory in Austin, Texas. The growth of AI data centres will also require significant energy and water resources, of which Argentina has in abundance."
Persons: Javier Milei, Diego Lima, Argentina's Milei, Sam Altman, Google's Sundar Pichai, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, Milei, Elon Musk, Nicolas Saldias, Saldias, Mariano Machado, Verisk Maplecroft, We're, " Machado, Javier Milei's, Luis Robayo Organizations: Plaza San, Afp, Getty, Apple, Meta, U.S, Analysts, America, Economist Intelligence Unit, CNBC, Americas, Verisk Locations: Spain, Plaza San Martin, Cordoba, Argentina, San Francisco, U.S, Austin , Texas, Olivos, Buenos Aires Province
The 39-year-old Stanford dropout has talked about turning OpenAI into a regular, for-profit company, The Information reported on Wednesday, citing an individual who'd spoken to Altman. Unlike most companies, OpenAI says it is run as a "capped-profit" company, with its for-profit arm governed by a nonprofit. According to Toner, OpenAI's board was kept in the dark about ChatGPT's release in November 2022. Toner, who left the board shortly after Altman was reinstated as CEO, also accused him of lying about his financial interests in OpenAI. "Our focus remains on moving forward and pursuing OpenAI's mission to ensure AGI benefits all of humanity."
Persons: , Sam Altman, Altman, OpenAI, Sam, Helen Toner, Toner, OpenAI's, Sam didn't, " Toner, Bret Taylor, OpenAI didn't Organizations: Service, Stanford, Business, Microsoft, Fund, SEC, BI Locations: OpenAI
GE Vernova is gaining momentum a month after launching as a standalone company, wielding assets that analysts say put the General Electric spinoff in prime position to benefit from the energy transition. GEV 1M mountain GE Vernova, 1 month "Through its robust portfolio of equipment and service offerings, we believe GE Vernova is in prime position to benefit from the 'Energy Transition Trifecta,'" Morgan Stanley analysts Andrew Percoco and Asmita Baskar told clients in a research note this month. Gas is the "bread and butter" of GE Vernova's business, said Maheep Mandloi, director of clean energy research at Mizuho Securities. There is an expectation that increased utilization of gas assets due to rising power demand will benefit GE Vernova's services business, Mandloi said. GE Vernova has reaffirmed its 2024 guidance of $34 billion to $35 billion in revenue.
Persons: Morgan Stanley, Andrew Percoco, Asmita Baskar, Goldman Sachs, Maheep Mandloi, GE Vernova, Scott Strazik, Mandloi, Mizuho, Baskar Organizations: GE Vernova, General Electric, GE, New York Stock Exchange, Investors, Mizuho Securities
watch nowArtificial intelligence for cancer screening has taken off. So, it is quite a challenge," said Brittany Berry-Pusey, CEO of AI screening startup Avenda Health. Nearly 600 of them have been radiology AI applications approved in the last five years. Thorwarth wrote that AI reimbursement is complex and establishing billing codes for every approved AI tool is "problematic." RadNet's executives compare the process with AI screening to the radiology industry's experience with digital breast Tomosynthesis, known as 3D mammography.
Persons: Brittany Berry, Pusey, Porte, Julien De Rosa, Berry, William Thorwarth, Thorwarth, mammography, Rodrigo Cerda, Cerda, RadNet, Greg Sorensen, RadNet's, Sorensen Organizations: FDA, Food and Drug Administration, Porte de, Afp, Getty, American Medical Association, American College of Radiology, Centers, Medicare, Medicaid Services, CNBC, Artificial Intelligence, Blue Cross Locations: Paris, New Jersey
Google DeepMind co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Demis Hassabis gives a conference during the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the telecom industry's biggest annual gathering, in Barcelona on February 26, 2024. The CEOs of artificial intelligence heavyweights Google DeepMind, Microsoft AI, Anthropic and Mistral AI are among the elite list of business and political leaders attending a secretive meeting kicking off in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday. AI will once again dominate discussions at the annual Bilderberg Meeting after catapulting onto the agenda last year following the meteoric rise of the burgeoning technology. U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg are also among the political figures who will attend for geopolitical discussions including on China and Russia. According to its organizers, the closed nature of the event aims to foster "informal discussions about major issues."
Persons: Demis Hassabis, Jane Fraser, Eric Schmidt, Albert Bourla, Wael Sawan, Peter Thiel, Wally Adeyemo, Dmytro Kuleba, Jens Stoltenberg Organizations: Google, Mobile World Congress, MWC, Microsoft, Mistral, Citigroup, Pfizer, NATO, Chatham House, Economic Locations: Barcelona, Madrid, Spain, Ukrainian, China, Russia, Spanish, Chatham, Davos, Switzerland
In recent days, Ukraine has conducted a series of drone attacks inside Russia, including one of the longest-range strikes of the war, that target radar stations used, at least partly, as early nuclear warning systems by Moscow. On Monday, Ukraine struck a radar station near the border with Kazakhstan that was more than 1,100 miles away, a Ukrainian intelligence official said. Ukrainian experts said the facility was used to detect missile threats from Asia. On Tuesday morning, the governor of the Krasnodar region of Russia reported that a Ukrainian drone was downed in the sky over the town of Armavir, which is home to two radar stations. Ukraine did not report any new strikes that day.
Persons: Biden Locations: Ukraine, Russia, Moscow, Kazakhstan, Ukrainian, Asia, Krasnodar, Armavir, Kyiv, United States, Kharkiv
Here are 5 stocks that are buys right here, right now
  + stars: | 2024-05-30 | by ( Jim Cramer | )   time to read: +5 min
Let's say you just joined the Club, and you are trying to figure out which stocks we think are buyable right now, right here. The question is: Which stocks would I buy right now? In fact, we added some more shares to the Club portfolio Wednesday. WYNN YTD mountain Wynn Resorts YTD I would most certainly buy the stock of Wynn Resorts . (Jim Cramer's Charitable Trust is long GEHC, HON, WYNN, SWK, F. See here for a full list of the stocks.)
Persons: WYNN, Boston —, Wynn, Decker, That's, Neil Kashkari, Stanley Black, Jim Cramer's, Jim Cramer, Jim, Jim Cramer Rob Kim Organizations: Club, GE Healthcare, Honeywell, DuPont, Raytheon, United Technologies, Electric, Wynn, Wynn Resorts, Vegas, Stanley, Ford, CNBC Locations: Boston, Macao, Asia, SWK
Cadence Design Systems is well ahead of its artificial intelligence peers when it comes to delivering steady returns, according to Bank of America. The electronic systems design company is a "high-quality growth compounder" that's "well levered to AI," analyst Vivek Arya said in a Wednesday note to clients. Cadence develops software, hardware and intellectual property that is used to design chips and printed circuit boards, among other related products. "Over the past decade CDNS has delivered 33% annualized returns, 300bps ahead of rival SNPS , and among top 5 across our coverage, well-ahead of SOX index up 25%. Importantly, CDNS stock has outperformed the SOX index each of the 18 times the SOX index declined by over 10% since 2010."
Persons: Vivek Arya, Arya, CDNS Organizations: Cadence Design Systems, Bank of America, Cadence, PHLX Semiconductor, SOX, Nvidia, AMD, Samsung Locations: SOX
Eyes being on Rafah has not stopped the violence, wrote scientist Ayesha Khan on Instagram. The phrase “All Eyes on Rafah” has been appearing in various graphics and images associated with the war in Gaza for months and is not necessarily tied to this specific viral image. “Because you’re directing everyone’s gaze to an image that doesn’t really show the horror of what happens in conflict zones.”What does ‘All Eyes on Rafah’ mean? Others have pointed out that the image does not actually include the words “Palestine” or “Gaza” — names that have been widely politicized even before October 7. “Rafah does not have the immediate name recognition for people who haven’t been paying attention,” said writer Heben Nigatu on X.
Persons: Gaza —, It’s, Tim Dillon, it’s, Ayesha Khan, Khan, Rik Peeperkorn, , Peeperkorn, shahv4012, Faiza Hirji, Hirji, there’s, ” Hirji, haven’t, , Heben Nigatu, George Floyd’s, — “ Organizations: CNN, NBC, Health, West Bank, Ontario’s McMaster University Locations: Rafah, Gazan, Gaza, Instagram, West,
A Best Buy store stands outside of a Brooklyn mall on August 29, 2023 in New York City. Best Buy on Thursday missed Wall Street's quarterly sales expectations, but stressed higher profits and lower costs as softer demand for consumer electronics continues. Adjusting for one-time items, including restructuring charges, Best Buy reported earnings of $1.20 per share. She did not specify the number of layoffs, but said Best Buy would invest in areas that could drive growth, like artificial intelligence. Best Buy on Thursday adjusted its full-year capital expenditures forecast to an estimate of $750 million, down from as much as $800 million.
Persons: Corie Barry, Barry, Matt Bilunas Organizations: LSEG, Apple, Microsoft Locations: Brooklyn, New York City, U.S, Minneapolis
download the appSign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. Read previewCentral Europe's largest ammunition supplier said that quality and cost issues meant that half of the shells it's sourcing for Ukraine can't be sent directly to the country, according to the Financial Times. In January, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the war in Ukraine had "become a battle for ammunition." Ukraine has been forced to limit itself to firing 2,000 shells per day for much of this year, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said. AdvertisementAnd it's only been since mid-May that its forces have started to breathe more easily over their ability to expend shells, Zelenskyy said.
Persons: , Michal Strnad, Strnad, Strnad's, Jens Stoltenberg, Sinéad Baker, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Zelenskyy Organizations: Service, Financial Times, Czechoslovak Group, Business, CSG, Radio Free, NATO, Reuters Locations: Ukraine, Czech, Asia, Africa, Prague, Russia
Editor’s Note: This story contains graphic and disturbing descriptions of sexual violence. Everywhere that Russian troops were located, we’re seeing cases of sexual violence and gender-based violence. But the real scale of sexual violence committed during the war may never come to light. Ukrainian officials say that it is difficult, but not impossible, to track down individual perpetrators of sexual violence crimes. Some survivors of sexual violence committed by the Bosnian Serb army during the Bosnian war in the early 1990s are only now coming forward.
Persons: Roman Shapovalenko, , , Shapovalenko, , , , Chris McGrath, Anna Sosonska, Sosonska, , ’ Roman Chernenko, Chernenko, , ” Sosonska, Anna Mykytenko, ” Mykytenko, Mykytenko, Ukraine –, Vladimir Putin, Aleksey Smagin, Aleksandr Naumenko, Naumenko, – Oleksandr Chilengirov, Dmitry Laikov, Oleksii, ” Andrii, Andrii, Anna Voitenko, Putin, Russia’s, Maria Lvova, Oleksii Sivak, Sivak, ’ ”, ‘ we’re, ” Sivak Organizations: Kyiv CNN —, Russia’s Federal Security Service, Russian, CNN, Getty, United Nations Security, Ukraine’s, GRU, Russian Federal Penitentiary Service, Russia’s Ministry of Defense, Interior Ministry, National Guard, Kyodo, Criminal Court, ICC, UN, Global Rights, European Union, Ministry of Defense, Luhansk People’s Republics, Rosgvardia, Ukrainian, FSB’s Department, Defense, Constitutional, Terrorism, International Court of Justice, Kremlin Locations: Kyiv, Ukrainian, Kherson, Russia, Ukraine, Snihurivka, Moscow, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, Crimea, Olenivka, Mariupol, Russian, Geneva, Rome, United States, United Kingdom, Luhansk, Russia’s Rostov, Nova Kakhovka, , Bosnian
The latter fact is on display in our list of top-five performing portfolio stocks since the April 24 close through Wednesday's close, the eve of our May meeting. The chipmaker jumped 44.1% since April's Monthly Meeting. 4, Eli Lilly stock jumped 10.8% since our April 24 meeting. A slew of promising AI announcements helped fuel the stock's strong performance since the April meeting. More broadly, Broadcom has been one of the portfolio's biggest beneficiaries of the AI trade.
Persons: Dow, Jim Cramer, we're, Jim, Costco, Eli Lilly's, Eli Lilly, Jim Cramer's, Spencer Platt Organizations: Nasdaq, Dow Jones Industrial, Nvidia, Apple, China Academy of Information, Communications Technology, iPhone, Bank of America, Costco, Costco Wholesale, Walmart, Club, Broadcom, CNBC, Traders, New York Stock Exchange, Getty Locations: Wednesday's, China, U.S, Google's, New York City
Photographer: David Odisho/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesShares of Salesforce tumbled 20% Thursday morning, putting the stock on pace for its worst day in nearly 20 years. Its worst trading day on record is July 4, 2004, when shares fell 27% just days after the company went public. Salesforce expects second-quarter adjusted earnings per share of $2.34 to $2.36 on $9.2 billion to $9.25 billion in revenue. Goldman Sachs analysts reiterated their buy rating on the stock and said they view Salesforce as a "high-quality software franchise." Goldman Sachs analysts said in a note Wednesday that Salesforce is "an under-appreciated Gen-AI winner."
Persons: Marc Benioff, Benioff, David Odisho, Salesforce, LSEG, Salesforce's, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, — CNBC's Michael Bloom, Jordan Novet Organizations: Inc, Bloomberg, Getty, Citi Locations: San Francisco , California, Francisco's
But a closer look at the bylines populating the local site and a national network of others — Sarah Kim, Jake Rodriguez, Mitch M. Rosenthal — reveals a tiny badge with the words “AI.” These are not real bylines. The outlet, Hoodline, is not the first or only news site to harness AI. Sports Illustrated deleted several articles from its website after they were found to have been published under fake author names. Keeping local news aliveOn Hoodline’s network of local news sites, it is difficult to find an article not written by the software. But the transformation at Hoodline shows that bigger solutions are needed to keep vital local news reporting alive.
Persons: Sarah Kim, Jake Rodriguez, Mitch M, Rosenthal —, , Hoodline, ” Zachary Chen, ” Chen, “ Nina, Mark Graham, Peter Adams, , ” Adams, Chen, Danielle Coffey, ” Coffey, That’s, Felix Simon, ” Simon, Simon, Benjamin Toff, Hoodline San Francisco ’, Nuala, ” Bishari Organizations: CNN, Media, Tech, Gannett, Internet, Wayback Machine, News Literacy, LinkedIn, Media Alliance, News Corp, Reuters Institute for, Journalism, University of Oxford, Research, University of Minnesota, San Francisco Chronicle Locations: embarrassments, San Francisco, Philippines, Hoodline San
CNN —Elon Musk has sought to accumulate political capital commensurate with his extravagant wealth. Musk has discussed advising Trump should he win the 2024 election, the Journal reported, citing unnamed sources. Musk called Trump directly via cellphone to explore a role that could potentially give Musk significant influence over US policies. Reporting that Musk and Trump’s relationship has improved comes after Musk’s politics have become more aligned with Trump’s. For Musk to have a direct, private line to a future President Trump “would seem to be a blatant conflict of interest,” said Darrell West, a senior fellow in the governance studies program at the Brookings Institution.
Persons: CNN — Elon Musk, Musk, Donald Trump, Trump, Brian Hughes, , Andrew Harnik, , Darrell West, ” West, Herika Martinez, , Donald Trump’s, Biden, Ron DeSantis, Robert Kennedy , Jr, Paul Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, White supremacists, Imran Ahmed, X, CCDH, Donie O’Sullivan Organizations: CNN, Republican, Wall Street, Trump, SpaceX, Tesla, Brookings Institution, Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Traffic Safety Administration, Justice Department, Migrants, US Border Patrol, AFP, Getty, Twitter, US, Republican Florida, Politico Locations: Paris, El Paso , Texas, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua State, Mexico
Bottom Line This was a better-than-feared quarter from Best Buy. Services are an area that Best Buy can lean into and leverage to differentiate from online retailers like Amazon . Importantly, she noted that not only will Best Buy have the largest assortment of AI-enabled PCs but over 40% of that assortment will be exclusive to Best Buy. Going back to how Best Buy can compete with the likes of Amazon, Best Buy is working closely with vendors on marketing strategies and demonstrations to offer a "unique educational and interconnected digital shopping journey." Bimal Tandel photographs Bhavin Tandel and Dinesh Tandel, crew members on the Klara Oldendorff, in front of a Best Buy in Timonium, Maryland, U.S., March 29, 2024.
Persons: Corie Barry, we're, Barry, FactSet, Jim Cramer's, Jim Cramer, Jim, Bimal, Bhavin Tandel, Dinesh Tandel, Klara Oldendorff, Julia Nikhinson Organizations: LSEG, Services, Amazon, Computer, Target, Walmart, Costco, Barry, Apple, CNBC Locations: Timonium , Maryland, U.S
download the appSign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. Advertisement"Right now there's way too much confidence about the future trajectory of AI," Romer said. However, the economist argued there was not enough data available for the tech to keep progressing at the same pace. "It's just a lot of hype, the typical bubble hype where people are trying to cash in on the latest trend." Taken together, Romer and Kaltbaum see AI-linked stocks as hogging the market's gains — rightfully or not — and view the frenzy as a sign of problems ahead.
Persons: , Paul Romer, Gee, Romer, Gary Kaltbaum, Kaltbaum Organizations: Service, Bloomberg, Business, World Bank, Boston College, Nvidia, Nike, Kaltbaum Capital Management, Fox Business
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailAI can support decision-making in supply chain issues: Commodities trading centerHamad Buamim of Dubai Multi Commodities Center discusses the role that artificial intelligence can play in circumventing trade risks.
Persons: Hamad Organizations: Commodities, Dubai Multi Commodities Center Locations: Dubai
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