Nathan McGinty started writing in 1995. He has a Bachelor of Science in communications from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in international journalism from City University, London. He has worked in the technology industry for more than 20 years, in positions ranging from tech support to marketing.
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OpenAI, the developer of ChatGPT, is receiving billions of dollars in funding from Microsoft Corp. MSFT, -1.56%. The rollout of this new technology has been followed by similar efforts by Alphabet Inc. GOOGL, -1.21% and other companies and is generating excitement among investors large and small.
Check out the year-to-date performance for three well-known AI and robotics exchange-traded funds against the S&P 500 SPX, -0.28% and the Invesco QQQ Trust QQQ, -0.71%, which tracks the Nasdaq-100 Index NDX, -0.68% :
Emily Bary rounds up competition in the AI space, while Therese Poletti considers Microsoft’s growth path as it integrates ChatGPT into its Bing search engine.
Here’s a sample of continuing AI coverage and related opinion, some of which is skeptical:
Germany is one of the world’s largest export economies, and its manufacturers and producers of raw materials were reeling from the disruption of natural-gas supplies even before Russia invaded Ukraine almost a year ago.
Barbara Kollmeyer visited InfraLeuna, which produces chemicals for large companies including Linde PLC LIN, -0.61% and TotalEnergies SE TTE, -2.54%, and interviewed CEO Christof Günther, who described various efforts to adjust to Germany’s new energy reality. She also talked to executives at other companies for her deep look into Germany’s energy transformation.
Related: Why U.S. fuel prices continue to feel the effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Michael Brush looks at shares of two energy giants that are trading at low valuations and may represent a temporary opportunity for investors to scoop up bargains.
Read on: Biden Spoke an Inconvenient Truth — The U.S. Still Needs Oil and Gas
Jillian Berman tells the story of a man who had money stolen from his Chase bank account and fought the bank for years before he got the money back — just days before he died. The article includes information that could be useful to victims of similar fraud.
See the Financial Crime column for more, including Lukas I. Alpert’s look at a giant-tire Ponzi scheme.
Stocks have rallied this year, following the broad declines of 2022. Investors always wonder what will happen next, especially in the near term. Mark Hulbert looks at corporate insider stock-buying activity to provide a hint at what’s to come.
More from Hulbert: 10 value stocks for today’s market
Many corporate executives rise through the ranks over a period of decades, which can stymie efforts to increase diversity among upper management. But Alpine Investors’ popular CEO-in-Training program emphasizes job candidates’ attributes, rather than their experience, as Steve Gelsi reports.
Interest rates on long-term bonds are usually higher than rates on short-term bonds. But when investors pile into long-term bonds, they push prices higher, which can cause the yields on those securities (that is, their fixed interest rates when issued divided by their current market prices) to move even lower than yields on short-term paper.
Joseph Adinolfi explains why the yield curve is inverted and what this may portend for investors.
The longer the maturity of a bond, the more volatile its market price tends to be. This means you will normally take more risk with a long-term bond fund than with a short-term fund, in return for a higher yield. But now the sweet spot seems to be on the shorter end, with two-year U.S. Treasury notes TMUBMUSD02Y, 4.629% yielding 4.49% on Friday, while 10-year Treasury notes TMUBMUSD10Y, 3.821% yielded 3.69%.
In this week’s ETF Wrap, Chistine Idzelis talks to money managers about how to invest when short-term rates are relatively high, and provides several examples of ETFs to consider.
Related: Top executives facing higher interest rates and earnings pressure cut corporate debt levels
The price of bitcoin has risen 31% this year, following a 78% decline in 2022. But all that is old news. What’s next? In this week’s Distributed Ledger column, Frances Yue looks at evidence indicating that bitcoin is entering a new bull market.
Mark Hulbert does his own analysis to model a long-term top price for bitcoin.
Beth Pinsker shares tips on how to arrange care for elderly loved ones — and how to pay for it.
After retiring from his role as CEO of Walt Disney Co. DIS, -0.58% in 2020, Robert Iger returned to the top spot in November. This week he announced several important moves, including 7,000 layoffs, when the company reported its quarterly results.
Here’s the earnings coverage.
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I don’t need much of an excuse to talk about football. Sadly, it’s very rare that writing about intellectual property for a living allows me to do it.
But I’ve always found it slightly annoying how teams will only bring their junior players on for games deemed less important, or when a match has already been won.
How is new talent supposed to develop if their only chance to shine is a brief appearance in the last five minutes of a game or at an away fixture at a non-league ground in front of 200 fans?
Granted, I support Sheffield Wednesday so the idea of a match being won and glimpsing our juniors is something of an alien concept.
Now that my obligatory Sheffield Wednesday reference is out the way, I’ll return to IP.
In the England and Wales High Court, a welcome initiative has been agreed aimed at giving junior barristers and advocates more of a chance at, shall we say, ‘first-team’ action.
There are now clear examples in writing of where use of a junior advocate should be encouraged in proceedings to avoid cases being dominated by a King’s counsel (KC) and senior advocates.
Sorry UK readers, a brief explainer for everyone else. KC is a special title given to barristers who have demonstrated excellence (but who must apply for the status). Barristers who become silks (a nickname for KCs) benefit from enhanced reputations and can typically charge more for their services than their ‘junior’ colleagues.
The aforementioned changes come in the form of amendments to the Patents Court Guide, which sets out guidance for litigants. Managing IP exclusively reported that changes were in the pipeline last year and a full report on those changes will be published shortly.
There has been concern in the profession for some time over the muted role of juniors in proceedings, with most case management and advocacy being handled by KCs.
Julian Flaux, chancellor of the England and Wales High Court, expressed his concern in January last year that junior barristers were being sidelined.
The move for more opportunities for juniors was spearheaded by the London branch of ChIPs (chiefs in IP), a professional organisation that advances and connects women in technology, law and policy. ChIPs been pushing for changes since 2018.
A representative of the group told me recently that juniors’ traditional appearances in court (until now, we hope) tended to be to “argue the bad points” – i.e. get the experience of being in court but at no risk.
The serious stuff is reserved for the trusted KC. Usually white, usually male, often greying around the edges.
This is plainly stupid for several reasons, not least because in many cases a junior will have a significant hand in preparing the entire grounds of a case – not just the ‘bad’ points that the client wants to run.
But also, because many juniors themselves are incredibly capable, able and experienced; they just aren’t being given the chances.
Giving juniors the responsibility to argue points and manage hearings – the guide recommends handing juniors responsibility for entire parts of a case such as interim applications or disclosure issues – is clearly a sensible way forward.
My only concern lies in one area: the client. They are the ones with the money, with something to lose and the ones who take the risks.
I’m not suggesting for a minute that using juniors more frequently poses a risk, but it will be important for legal teams to ensure their clients do not view it that way.
Unconscious bias, whether we like it or not, exists and some IP owners may wince at the idea of letting a junior, a woman or a non-white greying male manage parts of their cases.
It will be down to legal teams, the counsel themselves and judges to educate them and ensure everyone is on board.
I’m told all judges, including the head of the patents court Mr Justice Richard Meade and the Court of Appeal judge Lord Justice Richard Arnold, are fully behind the idea.
They too, of course, were white, male, greying KCs (the only change being their elevated roles as judges).
If they have faith in our juniors, so should all of us.
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Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday outlined his highest priorities for the legislative session, offering an agenda centered on the economy, schools and public safety, complete with some proposals to push Texas even further to the political right.
During his biennial State of the State speech, the Republican governor named seven emergency items that lawmakers can vote on immediately: cutting property taxes, ending COVID-19 restrictions “forever,” expanding school choice, making schools safer, ending “revolving-door” bail policies, securing the state’s border with Mexico and cracking down on fentanyl.
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — (AP) — New Jersey Devils associate coach and former Florida Panthers head coach Andrew Brunette was arrested Wednesday in South Florida and charged with driving under the influence.
Brunette was pulled over in the Deerfield Beach area, north of Fort Lauderdale, according to Broward County jail records. He was also charged with two counts of disobeying a stop or yield sign. Brunette posted a $500 bond and was expected to be released later Wednesday.
The Devils said in a statement that they were aware of Brunette's arrest and were gathering additional information.
The sheriff's office didn't immediately release a copy of Brunette's arrest report. Online jail and court records didn't list an attorney for Brunette.
Brunette is in his first season as associate coach of the Devils. He was interim coach of the Florida Panthers last season after taking over when Joel Quenneville resigned for his connection to a 2010 Chicago Blackhawks sexual abuse scandal.
The Panthers fired Brunette after they lost in the second round of the playoffs last spring despite him leading them to the Presidents’ Trophy as the league’s top team during the regular season.
The Sudbury, Ontario, native played 1,159 NHL games for Washington, Nashville, Atlanta, Minnesota, Colorado and Chicago from 1995-2012. He was a Wild assistant in 2015-16 and worked on Florida’s staff from 2019-2022.
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