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Your local ATM could recognize your face within five years. Your taxes could be prepared by a robo-accountant. Your lawyer might be reduced to an algorithm fully versed in legal precedent: Link

Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) shares were up 18.2 percent on Friday after Bloomberg reported Frensius is considering a buyout bid for Akorn. The news came just hours after Benzinga alerted its pro subscribers to an unusually large Akorn call purchase on the options market: Link

In a Michigan city synonymous with manufacturing, the most cutting-edge business ventures — fintech startups — are taking shape at MadDog Technologies: Link


Hackers are targeting the growing population of third-party sellers on Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), using stolen credentials to post fake deals and steal cash: Link

President Donald Trump said he would nominate Kevin Hassett, an expert in tax policy and one of the most prominent economists at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, to serve as the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers: Link


U.S. President Donald Trump is considering an executive order to launch a trade investigation that could lead to supplemental duties in certain product categories, a Trump administration official told Reuters: Link

The shale oil boom has transformed the U.S. and global energy sector to such an extent that it has upended traditional supply dynamics and made forecasts far more polarized: Link


These days, it seems like everyone in the bond market is obsessed over what will happen when the Federal Reserve starts whittling down its mammoth, crisis-era investments in U.S. government bonds: Link

Barclays (NYSE: BCS) Chief Executive Officer Jes Staley, who has demanded the highest ethical standards from staff, will face a “significant” pay cut and is being probed by regulators for violating policy in trying to unmask a whistle-blower last year: Link


In the latest move by a major automaker to enhance its American manufacturing operations, Toyota Motor (NYSE: TM) said on Monday that it would invest more than $1.3 billion to upgrade its assembly plant in Kentucky: Link


  • The Labor Market Conditions Index for March is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
  • The Treasury will auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
  • The TD Ameritrade Investor Movement Index for March is schedule for release at 12:30 p.m. ET.


  • Piper Jaffray upgraded Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) from Neutral to Overweight
  • Jefferies upgraded Sunoco (NYSE: SUN) from Underperform to Hold
  • Susquehanna upgraded Skechers (NYSE: SKX) from Negative to Neutral
  • Morgan Stanley downgraded JM Smucker (NYSE: SJM) from Equal-Weight to Underweight
  • Jefferies downgraded National Fuel Gas (NYSE: NFG) from Buy to Underperform
  • Canaccord Genuity downgraded Education Realty Trust (NYSE: EDR) from Buy to Hold

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