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Ransomware attack; Trump setback; Stress tests


Click blueprint for added all-embracing data. 1. All-around malware attack: A massive ransomware advance hit businesses about the apple on Tuesday, causing above companies to shut bottomward their computer systems. Big all-around brands including Mondelez (MDLZ ) and WPP (WPPGF ) said their IT systems were experiencing problems. Researchers said the advance appears to be added adult than the WannaCry bastard that addled hundreds of bags of computers beyond the apple aftermost month. 2. Stress tests: The U.S. Federal Reserve will acknowledge if 34 of the country s banks will be accepted permission to buy aback banal or pay assets to shareholders. The adjudication is allotment of the Fed s annual banking bloom analysis to actuate if banks are able abundant to acclimate a astringent banking crisis while still actuality able to abide to accommodate to consumers and businesses. All of the banks anesthetized the aboriginal annular of tests aftermost week. 3. Trump setback: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appear Tuesday he would adjourn a vote on a bill to abolition Obamacare. The move came beneath than a day afterwards the detached Congressional Budget Office appear that 22 actor added Americans would be uninsured over the abutting decade if the Republican Senate bill became law. 4. Nestle buyback: The Swiss-based all-around aliment behemothic appear a allotment acknowledgment affairs of up to 20 billion Swiss francs ($21 billion) on Tuesday. The advertisement came aloof two canicule afterwards Hedge armamentarium brilliant Dan Loeb appear that his fund, Third Point, had taken a $3.5 billion pale in Nestle (NSRGF ) . Leob said he would advance for a new action to advice the aggregation advance its sales and profitability. Nestle s allotment climbed over 1% aboriginal on Wednesday. 5. All-around bazaar overview: U.S. banal futures were lower aboriginal on Wednesday. European markets and best above markets in Asia were additionally down. The Dow Jones automated boilerplate bankrupt 0.5% lower on Tuesday, while the S&P 500 absent 0.8%. The Nasdaq afford 1.6%. Afore the Bell newsletter: Key bazaar news. In your inbox. Subscribe now! 6. Banal bazaar movers — Darden restaurants; Tiffany & Co: Darden Restaurant, (DRI ) the buyer of the accepted Italian restaurant alternation Olive Garden, was up in continued trading afterwards it appear a advantageous jump in sales in its best contempo quarter. Shares in Tiffany & Co (TIF ) were additionally college afterwards analysts at Bank of America included the adornment maker in its top banal picks. 7. Balance and economics: General Mills (GIS ) and Monsanto (MON ) will absolution balance afore the accessible Wednesday, while Pier 1 Imports (PIR ) will chase afterwards the close. The latest address on U.S. awkward inventories is set to be appear at 10:30 a.m. ET. Analysts apprehend that stockpiles beneath acutely aftermost week. Oil was trading 0.6% lower at beneath $44 per barrel. Download MoneyStream for up-to-the-minute bazaar abstracts and account 8. Coming this week: Wednesday — Monsanto (MON ) earnings; Mobile Apple Congress Shanghai; Toshiba shareholders meeting; U.S. awkward inventories abstracts
Thursday — U.K. cardinal on Fox-Sky deal; Nike (NKE ) earnings; U.S. GDP address
Friday — Personal assets and spending data; the University of Michigan customer aplomb survey, China official accomplishment PMI (London) Aboriginal appear June 28, 2017: 4:52 AM ET

Global cyberattack: What you need to know


How to assure yourself from hackers A massive ransomware advance has hit businesses about the world, causing above companies to abeyance their computer systems. Advisers are still investigating the software abaft the attack, admonishing that it s added adult than the WannaCry bastard that addled hundreds of bags of computers beyond the apple aftermost month. WannaCry was a amazing failure. It was a lot of noise, actual little money, and anybody noticed it, said Craig Williams, an able at cybersecurity close Cisco Talos. What we re seeing today is a abundant added able worm. Big all-around brands — like Mondelez (MDLZ ) , the maker of Oreos, and British announcement behemothic WPP (WPPGF ) — say their IT systems are experiencing problems. Here s what you allegation to apperceive about the attack: Related: Another big malware advance ripples beyond the apple What does it do? The ransomware infects computers and locks bottomward their adamantine drives. It demands a $300 bribe in the bearding agenda bill Bitcoin. The email annual associated with the ransomware has been blocked, so alike if victims pay, they won t get their files back. Law administration and cybersecurity experts accede that victims should never pay any ransom. Related: Why ransomware attacks accumulate accident How does it spread? Advisers say the ransomware virus is a bastard that infects networks by affective from computer to computer. It uses a hacking apparatus alleged EternalBlue, which takes advantage of a weakness in Microsoft Windows. Microsoft (MSFT , Tech30) appear a application for the blemish in March, but not all companies accept acclimated it. EternalBlue was in a accumulation of hacking accoutrement leaked beforehand this year that are believed to accept belonged to the U.S. National Aegis Agency. Related: What is ransomware? Am I vulnerable? Regular consumers who accept abreast Windows computers are safe from this attack, experts say. However, if there s one age-old apparatus on a company s network, it could affect added affiliated computers. Where did it start? Advisers are still addition out absolutely what happened. But Cisco Talos says one way the ransomware got into computer systems was through software in Ukraine, a country that was hit abnormally adamantine by the attacks. A Ukrainian aggregation alleged MeDoc beatific out a compromised amend to its tax software that independent the malware, infecting computers that were active it, said Williams, the aegis able at Cisco Talos. Ukrainian admiral accepted the articulation to MeDoc. The aggregation didn t acknowledge to a appeal for comment. Ransomware WannaCry advance explained Who s been hit? Top all-embracing businesses headquartered in Europe and the U.S. accept appear beneath attack. They accommodate Russian oil and gas behemothic Rosneft, Danish aircraft close Maersk, U.S.-based biologic aggregation Merck and law close DLA Piper. Ukrainian organizations took a decidedly abundant blow. Banks, government offices, the postal account and Kiev s busline arrangement were experiencing problems, admiral said. The ransomware additionally acquired problems with the ecology arrangement the Chernobyl nuclear ability plant. Related: Chernobyl ecology arrangement hit by all-around cyberattack It s not yet bright if companies in the Asia-Pacific arena accept been actively affected. Mondelez said its bristles accomplishment accessories in Australia and New Zealand had all been hit but some of them were still able to backpack out bound production. There acutely are companies that will accept been afflicted by this in Asia, said Michael Gazeley, managing administrator of Hong Kong-based cybersecurity provider Arrangement Box. But the success levels are lower, as they re advancing the aforementioned vulnerabilities as WannaCry. Who s abaft it? It s still too aboriginal to say who ability be amenable for unleashing the virus. Intelligence agencies and aegis advisers accept affiliated aftermost month s WannaCry advance to a accumulation associated with North Korea. But it s cryptic if the new ransomware bastard is connected. North Korea s cyber wars How is this altered from WannaCry? Like WannaCry, the new ransomware advance uses the EternalBlue apparatus to spread. But advisers say it additionally uses added genitalia of Windows to affect computers, including abduction user credentials. Unlike WannaCry, it locks bottomward a computer s absolute adamantine drive instead of aloof the files. And it didn t shoot beyond the internet the way WannaCry did — instead, it spreads central aggregation networks. Related: WannaCry cyberattacks are still happening. Aloof ask Honda. It seems that the ones in allegation of this attack accept abstruse absolutely a lot from the WannaCry campaign, said Itay Glick, the CEO of Israeli cybersecurity aggregation Votiro. — Alec Macfarlane and Bex Wright contributed to this report. (San Francisco) First appear June 28, 2017: 2:00 AM ET

Big U.S. banks await OK to deliver dividends to shareholders


What will President Trump beggarly for stocks? Investors are set to acquisition out whether America s better banks are austere to accord them a ample allotment boost. The Federal Reserve on Wednesday will acknowledge if 34 of the country s banks will be accepted permission to buy aback banal or pay assets to shareholders. The adjudication is allotment of the Fed s anniversary cyberbanking bloom analysis on banks like JP Morgan Chase (JPM ) , Coffer of America (BAC ) and Wells Fargo (WFC ) to actuate if firms are able abundant to acclimate a astringent cyberbanking crisis while still actuality able to abide to accommodate to consumers and businesses. It will be up to alone banks to detail absolutely what those basic affairs will be. Related: America s banks are really, absolutely advantageous Aftermost week, banks were accustomed a apple-pie bill of bloom in the antecedent annular of stress test results. The Fed said the better banks would be able of continuing to lend, alike beneath acute bread-and-butter altitude — in this case, a 10% unemployment rate, a aciculate abatement in apartment prices and a astringent recession in the eurozone. We apprehend added absolute account for ample cap banks, wrote Brian Gardner, an analyst with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a agenda to audience advanced of the additional annular of results. He said aftermost week s allegation affirmed the backbone of banks, which could advance to acceptable account apropos basic deployment. Jaret Seiberg, an analyst with Cowen & Co. s Washington Research Group, said the better accident could be that banks were too conservative in their allotment and acknowledgment requests to the Fed. Otherwise, Wednesday should be a absolute day that shows the cyberbanking industry is strong. He expects materially college administration levels for best of the banks, he wrote. This agency college allotment ante and beyond buybacks than in above-mentioned years. Related: The world s riskiest coffer is in agitation This is the seventh year in a row the Fed has run accent tests, which were put in abode afterwards the cyberbanking crisis. The Fed s anniversary checkups accept continued fabricated banks jittery. However, regulators abide to abuse the assay to accomplish it beneath onerous. Regulators attending for two key pieces of information. One is whether banks accept abundant basic to survive bread-and-butter agitation in the cyberbanking system. And the added is whether firms were acceptable at anecdotic and barometer accident aback they adeptness their affairs to pay assets or buy aback shares. The Fed can adios a bank s basic plan for either reason. Any coffer that fails charge draw up new affairs and won t be accustomed to pay assets to shareholders until a plan has been approved. Banks had the adventitious to alter their basic affairs advanced of this week s results. It s cryptic if any accept done so. Related: Trump gives banks (a lot of) what they appetite Earlier this year, the Fed eased the assay on 21 banks with $250 billion or beneath in assets. These banks will alone accept to accommodated assertive basic thresholds to pass and won t be advised on their adeptness to apprehend accident aback drafting affairs to action allotment buybacks and allotment payments. Removing regulators adeptness to fail a close for its disability to barometer accident makes it added acceptable a close will canyon the test, according to analysts. There is little blackmail of a failure, Seiberg wrote. Fed admiral are because authoritative agnate changes to the tests for the better U.S. banks like Goldman Sachs (GS ) , Morgan Stanley (MS ) and Citigroup. (C ) Related: Regulators ask Congress to accord baby banks a breach Jerome Powell, the Fed s acting authoritative czar, told Senate assembly aftermost anniversary if the country s better banks abide to accommodated regulators expectations, it would be appropriate to abolish the abstract aspect of the anniversary analysis altogether. Powell s advancement comes amidst added than 100 recommendations fabricated by the Treasury Department to abate the accountability on banks, including attached the cardinal of cyberbanking firms that charge face the anniversary exams. (Washington) First appear June 28, 2017: 2:39 AM ET

The music may be over for Pandora s CEO


We approved Apple s AirPods The music may accept chock-full for Pandora CEO and co-founder Tim Westergren. The tech account armpit Recode appear backward Sunday that Westergren will footfall bottomward as arch controlling of the online radio company. Pandora had no comment. Westergren helped alpha the aggregation in 2000 and was additionally CEO from May 2002 through July 2004. Shares of Pandora rose as abundant as 5% Monday afore affairs aback a bit. The address of Westergren s abandonment comes beneath than three weeks afterwards the accessory radio aggregation Sirius XM appear it would advance $480 actor in Pandora (P ) . That will accord Sirius XM, acclaimed for actuality the home of Howard Stern, a 16% pale in Pandora. But Pandora shares are still bottomward added than 35% this year. They alike hit an best low a few canicule afterwards the Sirius XM deal. Investors are aghast that Sirius XM (SIRI ) , which is backed by media mogul John Malone of Liberty Media (LSXMA ) , is alone affairs a pale in Pandora. There had been rumors that Sirius XM ability buy the absolute company. There has additionally been babble that Verizon (VZ , Tech30) would be absorbed in affairs a pale in Pandora. Many investors accept Pandora needs to be allotment of a beyond aggregation to accord with boxy antagonism from Spotify, Apple (AAPL , Tech30) , Amazon (AMZN , Tech30) and Tidal, the account backed by Jay-Z. Despite appropriate sales growth, Pandora has connected to lose money and may charge added cash. To that end, Pandora additionally said on the day of the Sirius XM advance that it would advertise its Ticketfly assemblage to Eventbrite for $200 million. And the alive music showdown is accepted to calefaction up added now that Spotify is accounted to be attractive at activity accessible on the New York Stock Exchange. Taylor Swift additionally appear afresh that she was clearing her differences with alive services, which should advice both Pandora and its competitors. Related: Taylor Swift to Spotify: You accord with me Swift abundantly pulled her archive from Spotify in 2014 afterwards the absolution of her 1989 album. But her songs are now aback on Spotify, as able-bodied as Pandora, Amazon and Tidal. But Sirius XM and Pandora both accustomed this month s advance as one that would strengthen their companies. Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei, who is additionally administrator of Sirius XM, accustomed the befalling to access ad revenue, adage Liberty has long accustomed the backbone of the Pandora cast and the opportunities in the ad-supported agenda radio market. Pandora was a avant-garde in chargeless online streaming, but it, too, has amorphous to agreement with a exceptional archetypal that lets users abstain commercials. Pandora appear a $10-a-month on-demand account for admirers beforehand this year. (New York) First appear June 26, 2017: 11:23 AM ET

Musical chairs: Pandora CEO steps down


We approved Apple s AirPods Online radio account Pandora needs a new DJ. The aggregation appear on Tuesday that CEO Tim Westergren has stepped down. The account was broadly expected. Tech account armpit Recode had the beat Sunday and shares of Pandora (P ) rose 2% Monday. Westergren, who helped alpha the aggregation in 2000 and was additionally CEO from May 2002 through July 2004, is giving up his bench on Pandora s lath of directors, as well. He alternate to advance the aggregation in 2016. The move is able immediately. Pandora s arch banking administrator Naveen Chopra was called acting CEO, the aggregation said in a account on Tuesday. Pandora said it will activate a chase anon for a abiding backup for Westergren. Pandora said its president, Mike Herring, and arch business officer, Nick Bartle, are additionally abrogation the company. Westergren said in the account that he was incredibly proud of Pandora and accustomed how the aggregation has launched a new exceptional on-demand account while continuing to body out its ad-supported business. I accept Pandora is altogether assertive for its abutting chapter, he said. But what is that abutting chapter? The shakeup comes at a agitated time for the company. Satellite radio aggregation Sirius XM appear beforehand this ages that it would advance $480 actor in Pandora. That will accord Sirius XM, acclaimed for actuality the home of Howard Stern, a 16% pale in the company. Pandora shares fell Tuesday already the Westergren account was fabricated official, and the banal is bottomward added than 35% this year. Investors are aghast that Sirius XM (SIRI ) , which is backed by media mogul John Malone of Liberty Media (LSXMA ) , is alone affairs a pale in Pandora. There had been rumors that Sirius XM ability buy the absolute company. Related: Sirius XM makes a bet on Pandora There has additionally been babble that Verizon (VZ , Tech30) was absorbed in affairs a pale in Pandora. Many investors accept Pandora needs to be allotment of a beyond aggregation to accord with boxy antagonism from Spotify, Apple, (AAPL , Tech30) Amazon (AMZN , Tech30) and Tidal, the account backed by Jay-Z. Despite appropriate sales growth, Pandora has connected to lose money and may charge added cash. To that end, Pandora additionally said on the day of the Sirius XM advance that it would advertise its Ticketfly assemblage to Eventbrite for $200 million. And the alive music showdown is accepted to calefaction up alike added now that Spotify is accounted to be attractive at activity accessible on the New York Banal Exchange. Still, Pandora took addition footfall Tuesday to accord itself a angry adventitious in the agenda music world. The aggregation called music and amusing media adept Jason Hirschhorn to its board. Hirschhorn was ahead the co-president of the already red hot amusing arrangement Myspace. Before that, he was admiral of alive TV box maker Sling Media and the arch agenda administrator at MTV Networks. (New York) First appear June 27, 2017: 10:48 AM ET

Queen Elizabeth II is getting a 78% raise from the government


How affluent is the Queen? Queen Elizabeth II is accepting a huge pay addition this year to advice refurbish Buckingham Palace. The Queen accustomed £42.8 actor ($54.6 million) in tax-free assets from the accompaniment aftermost year as her anniversary sovereign grant. This year the acquittal will airship by 78% to £76.1 actor ($97 million). Payouts from the accompaniment are accepted to abide at animated levels for 10 years as Buckingham Alcazar undergoes an all-encompassing face lift. Agents accept to alter base and pipes that are over 60 years old. Visitor admission will be improved, but the all-embracing architecture and exoteric of the 775-room London alcazar will abide the same. The activity seeks to anticipate a austere accident of fire, flood and accident to both the architecture and the priceless Aristocratic Collection of art acceptance to the nation, the U.K. Treasury said aftermost year. Related: The Queen is not as affluent as you anticipate The Crown Acreage consists of prime absolute estate, farms and coastlines that accomplish hundreds of millions of pounds anniversary year, best of which ends up in government coffers. A allocation of the accumulation is eventually accustomed aback to the Queen and her ancestors anniversary year in the absolute grant. The Queen uses this money as her amount account, accoutrement the costs of travel, security, agents and the account of the aristocratic palaces. The Queen additionally earns assets from the Duchy of Lancaster, a clandestine acreage of commercial, agronomical and residential backdrop that dates aback to 1265. She becoming £14.9 actor ($19 million) from this acreage and renting out alcazar amplitude aftermost year. This assets was acclimated to advice awning official expenses. Even with millions rolling in anniversary year, the Queen is not able to save much. She spent best of her money on agents and acreage aliment in the aftermost budgetary year and alone had £900,000 ($1.1 million) larboard over. The balance was placed in the Sovereign Admission Reserve, a adorned name for the aristocratic rainy-day fund. Sir Alan Reid, the official Keeper of the Privy Purse, said the £42.8 actor accompaniment admission accustomed to the Queen in the aftermost budgetary year equaled out to 65 pence ($0.83) per being in the U.K. When you accede that adjoin what the Queen does and represents for this country, I accept it represents accomplished amount for money, he said on Tuesday. Related: Big Oil wants to tax itself and accord banknote to American families Not anybody agrees with that assessment. The Grenfell Tower fire, which beforehand this ages dead at atomic 79 people, has apparent a breach amid the affluent and the poor in Britain. Many added building anticipation to be at accident of a agnate adventure are subsidized and alloyed use apartment blocks, whose occupants accuse of longstanding carelessness by the authorities. Some analysts accept abhorrent account cuts and lax authoritative standards for the disaster. Republic, a accumulation that campaigns to abate the monarchy, estimates it costs about £345 actor ($440 million) to advance the aristocratic ancestors anniversary year. About one-third of that goes appear security. When our police, [health affliction system], schools and blaze casework are struggling, how can we abide to absolve this huge decay of money? said Republic CEO Graham Smith. — s Max Foster contributed reporting. (London) First appear June 27, 2017: 10:24 AM ET

Trump could start a trade war this week


The barter deficit: Does it absolutely matter? Admiral Trump could get a lot tougher this anniversary on America s top trading partners. His administering could bang big tariffs on shipments of animate from added countries, claiming they affectation a accident to civic security. The tariffs can go as aerial as Trump wants — and could calmly activate castigating measures by added countries, affliction added American industries. This may be the best important barter accommodation that we ve apparent in decades, says Edward Alden, a arch adolescent at the Council on Adopted Relations. It s acutely significant. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is accepted to advertise the after-effects of an analysis into animate imports. Barter experts and Wall Street investors are assertive it s a foregone conclusion: Tariffs are coming. It s aloof a amount of how aerial and adjoin whom. Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the European Union and Japan are amid the top animate exporters to the United States. China, which Trump has criticized for cheating on animate prices, ranked 11th aftermost year, and barter experts say it is a acceptable target. One key catechism is whether the Trump administering will appoint a assessment on animate from all countries or ambition specific countries. Related: Trump meets Modi: Trade, visas and altitude change Another is whether countries will retaliate with their own tariffs on American products, including alfresco the animate industry — a barter war that could amount American jobs. That achievability alarms advocates for U.S. farmers. The American agronomics industry sends a division of its articles to added countries. It is a big deal, and we re actual afraid about this, says Bob Young, arch economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation, which represents 6 actor U.S. farmers. The abeyant is absolutely there for added countries to retaliate. Related: American CEOs can t get abundant of India s Prime Minister A Commerce Department official said U.S. businesses should rest assured that Secretary Ross takes a methodical, articular access to all recommendations he makes to the president. A 1962 law allows Ross to brim an absolute console of U.S. barter board and accomplish the alarm himself on animate tariffs. And by invoking civic security, the Trump administering has ample admiral to actuate how big and advanced any tariffs will be. The administering argues that the United States is too abased on adopted animate for aggressive accessories and basement like anchorage and bridges. If steel-producing nations angry adjoin the United States, the altercation goes, it wouldn t be able to body tanks and added essentials to avert itself. The U.S. auto industry is one of the better buyers of adopted animate and opposes the tariffs. The Automotive Policy Council, which lobbies for GM (GM ) and Ford (F ) , warned in May that across-the-board animate tariffs would beggarly American auto area jobs would be lost. But animate industry leaders accept encouraged Trump to go afterwards adopted competition. Barbara Smith, admiral of Commercial Metals Company, a Texas animate producer, said at a Commerce Department audition in May that her aggregation has bankrupt 30 U.S. locations back 2008 and accursed 4,000 workers because of adopted competition. The aggregation has about 8,400 advisers today. Related: U.S. bans imports of Brazilian beef Aerial prices for American animate and added adopted antagonism accept apprenticed a big abatement in American animate jobs. There are about 385,000 today, bottomward from 624,000 in 2000. Those are workers Trump apprenticed as a applicant to protect. American animate advocates allege China of affairs animate at prices lower than the apple boilerplate to box out U.S. competition. That s accepted as dumping. The Obama administering imposed a 500% assessment on some Chinese animate aftermost year to action the practice. Chinese animate exports to the U.S. plunged about two-thirds as a result. In total, the U.S. has imposed about 200 anti-dumping measures adjoin Chinese animate articles over the years. China has additionally been accused of sending animate through a agent to beard area it s advancing from. U.S. companies point out that exports of animate from Vietnam to the United States rose about 300% aloof amid 2015 and 2016. The Obama administering opened an analysis on the affair in November. Related: Trump s newest trademarks in China If Trump imposes tariffs, the Apple Barter Organization could account them a abuse of all-around barter laws, which would acquiesce added countries to sue in a WTO court. Past presidents accept abided by the WTO, but Trump s barter aggregation has signaled that it may avoid WTO rulings. In the meantime, the accident of backfire would be high. Young, the Farm Bureau economist, says American jobs could be on the line. He says the Chinese could calmly bang tariffs on American soybeans, one of the better U.S. exports to China. There are about 300,000 soy farms in the United States. Some apple leaders are already putting Trump on notice. It will hit us actual hard, European Union barter abettor Cecilia Malmstrom said at a Politico accident aftermost week. We will accept to acknowledge in altered means. (New York) First appear June 27, 2017: 7:39 AM ET

Google fine; Central bankers speak; Brazil s crisis


Click blueprint for added all-embracing data. 1. Almanac accomplished for Google: European antitrust regulators slapped Google with a almanac €2.4 billion ($2.7 billion) accomplished on Tuesday for systematically benign its own chase after-effects aloft those of its competitors. The European Commission begin that the U.S. tech behemothic acclimated its chase after-effects to unfairly beacon barter to its own arcade belvedere in a case that dates to 2010. Regulators said that Google (GOOGL , Tech30) charge change its behavior aural 90 canicule or face added penalties. What Google has done is actionable beneath EU antitrust rules, said Margrethe Vestager, the bloc s top antitrust official. It denied added companies the adventitious to attempt on the claim and to innovate. And best importantly, it denied European consumers a 18-carat best of casework and the abounding allowances of innovation. Google (GOOGL , Tech30) has the appropriate to address the decision. It did not anon acknowledge to a appeal for comment. 2. Axial bankers in the spotlight: Some of the world s best affecting axial bankers will allege on Tuesday. U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is appointed to arise at a appointment in London at 1 p.m. ET. Investors achievement she will abide upbeat in her appraisal of the all-around economy. The Fed aloft absorption ante beforehand this month, in a assurance it is added optimistic about growth. Mario Draghi, admiral of the European Axial Bank, is appointed to allege at a appointment in Sintra, Portugal. Meanwhile, the Coffer of England will absolution its Banking Stability Report, giving added acumen into its angle on the accepted bread-and-butter and banking bearings in the U.K. A new customer aplomb analysis by polling abutting YouGov showed a above slump in how British consumers are activity afterwards the accepted acclamation in aboriginal June. 3. Added affliction for Brazil: Brazil s political crisis has widened afresh afterwards prosecutors filed bent accuse for passive corruption adjoin Admiral Michel Temer, the accompaniment account bureau appear on Monday. Temer was the above carnality admiral to Dilma Rousseff, who was accusable aftermost year. Brazil is in the bosom of a abysmal political and bread-and-butter crisis. While the longest recession in the country s history assuredly concluded in the aboriginal quarter, the unemployment amount hit a new almanac of 13.6% in June. 4. All-around bazaar overview: U.S. banal futures were lower aboriginal Tuesday. European markets opened down, while Asian markets concluded the affair mixed. U.S. awkward futures were trading 0.8% higher. The Dow Jones automated boilerplate acquired 0.1% on Monday. The Nasdaq added 0.3%, while the S&P 500 bankrupt flat. Afore the Bell newsletter: Key bazaar news. In your inbox. Subscribe now! 5. Antithesis and economics: Darden Restaurants (DRI ) and Barnes & Noble Education (BNED ) are set to absolution antithesis afore the accessible Tuesday. AeroVironment (AVAV ) will chase afterwards the close. Multiple media letters announce Sprint (S ) is in talks with Charter Communications (CHTR ) and Comcast (CCV ) about a affiliation that would addition the two media companies adaptable buzz business. Mexico will column its barter antithesis abstracts for May at 9 a.m. ET Tuesday. The Appointment Board affairs to absolution its Customer Aplomb address for June at 10 a.m. ET. Download MoneyStream for up-to-the-minute bazaar abstracts and account 6. Coming this week: Tuesday — WealthX billionaires demography release; ECB axial coffer forum; Barnes & Noble Education letters antithesis
Wednesday — Monsanto earnings; Adaptable World Congress Shanghai; Toshiba shareholders meeting; U.S. awkward inventories abstracts Thursday — U.K. cardinal on Fox-Sky deal; Nike earnings; U.S. GDP address Friday — Personal assets and spending data; the University of Michigan customer aplomb survey, China official accomplishment PMI (London) Aboriginal appear June 27, 2017: 4:58 AM ET

The hottest self-driving car startup you ve never heard of


The approaching of cars: Self-driving and electric One of the best acclaimed names in bogus intelligence is teaming up with self-driving car startup Drive.ai. Silicon Valley-based Drive.ai appear Tuesday that Andrew Ng has abutting its lath of directors. Ng was the arch scientist at Chinese tech behemothic Baidu until March, and ahead founded and led the Google Academician project, an bogus intelligence effort. Drive.ai additionally appear affairs to barrage a pilot analysis after this year so barter can ride in its self-driving vehicles. To armamentarium this, it aloft $50 actor from adventure basic close New Enterprise Associates. This is one horse account action on, Ng told Tech. He sees Drive.ai as well-positioned in the aggressive apple of self-driving technology because of how heavily it relies on automation. Drive.ai doesn t accomplish vehicles, but provides the software that acts as the academician of the self-driving car. Its analysis cartage visibly angle out from competitors due to a roof-mounted awning that displays alerts to pedestrians. The awning is advised for the car to calmly acquaint its absorbed to pedestrians, such as whether it s stopping. Unlike abounding of its competitors, Drive.ai doesn t manually advise its cars to admit the altered types of cartage lights about the world. These lights appear in all shapes and sizes. So programming alone rules for what all cartage lights attending like is time intensive. Instead, Drive.ai exposes cartage to bags of cartage lights, so that it learns apart to analyze the signals. Ng believes this should advice Drive.ai added bound arrange its vehicles. Related: 2016: A angled point for action in self-driving cartage Ng argues every aggregation application bogus intelligence is not absolutely an AI company. He compares this to a banker with a new website that thinks it s an internet aggregation against Amazon, a aggregation with the internet abysmal in its DNA. True internet companies tend to be abundant bigger at A/B testing and active a lot of experiments, Ng said. They accept abundant beneath abundance times and are abundant added abstracts apprenticed with accommodation making. They tend to advance accommodation authoritative bottomward from the CEO to the engineering artefact managers. Ng believes this extends to bogus intelligence companies. It s not abundant to artlessly use a bit of bogus intelligence to ascendancy a self-driving car. The technology needs be alloyed acutely into a company s adeptness and practices. Drive.ai has developed rapidly back its founders met as alum acceptance in Ng s bogus intelligence lab at Stanford. Its CEO, Sameep Tandon, afflicted Ng with his adeptness to arch robotics and bogus intelligence. The startup s antecedent allotment in April 2015 came from Ng s wife Carol Reiley, Drive.ai s president. The aggregation has back developed to 70 employees. Drive.ai envisions operating fleets of self-driving cartage that are acclimated for ride-sharing, deliveries and borough services. Related: Tesla s adventurous and chancy bet to win the self-driving car wars The aggregation additionally appear NEA broker Carmen Chang has abutting Drive.ai s board. This gives it addition lath affiliate with acquaintance in China, an ambrosial bazaar for free vehicles. Autonomous active and busline is beyond the apple acceptable an all-embracing phenomenon, Tandon told . We appearance this as a all-around amplitude race. (Washington) First appear June 27, 2017: 2:19 PM ET

EU slaps Google with record $2.7 billion fine


5 beauteous stats about Google European antitrust regulators slapped Google with a almanac €2.4 billion ($2.7 billion) accomplished on Tuesday for systematically benign its own chase after-effects aloft those of its competitors. The European Commission begin that the U.S. tech behemothic acclimated its chase after-effects to unfairly beacon barter to its own arcade belvedere in a case that dates to 2010. Google (GOOGL , Tech30) has the appropriate to address the decision. Intel (INTC , Tech30) has been angry to annul the antecedent almanac accomplished of €1.06 billion ($1.2 billion) back it was imposed by antitrust regulators in 2009. (London) First appear June 27, 2017: 5:53 AM ET