MIB: John Chisholm, Acadian Asset Management

This week, we speak with John Chisholm, co-CEO and co-CIO of Acadian Asset Management. Chisholm assumed the co-CEO role after serving as Acadian’s chief investment officer, Earlier in his career, John served as systems engineer at Draper Laboratories and as an analyst for the International Asset Management Department at the State Street Bank and Trust Company (now… […]

Market Extra: Why stock-market bulls aren’t cheering accelerating wage growth

What’s good for American workers isn’t necessarily good for corporations. Analysts warn that higher wages could contribute to an increasingly depressing picture for corporate earnings growth in 2019. source http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7BE19D436C-41BD-11E9-8DB1-A5C1CA56392A%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1

The Wall Street Journal: FAA, in rare step, warns Southwest and mechanics union that contract standoff could threaten safety

Federal aviation regulators took the unusual step of warning Southwest Airlines Co. and its mechanics that their high-profile labor dispute threatens to damage the airline’s safety practices. source http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B7EA16036-427B-11E9-8DB1-A5C1CA56392A%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1

Market Extra: GE stock sinks as negative cash flow outlook wipes out gains from biopharma deal

Shares of General Electric Co. take another beating Wednesday, as selling on the back of Chief Executive Larry Culp’s downbeat cash flow outlook persists for a second day, wiping out the gains made from the deal to sell its biopharma business. source http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B58F42E5C-402F-11E9-8DB1-A5C1CA56392A%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1

The Ratings Game: Amazon will dominate the smart-home market next, according to this analyst

Amazon.com Inc.’s next victory will likely be in the smart home market, where its recent acquisition of mesh router maker Eero will give it an advantage over rivals Apple Inc. and Google parent Alphabet Inc., CFRA said Monday. source http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B9262A1C0-3EA2-11E9-945C-988F6DBF13DE%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1

GNC shares tumble as weaker-than-expected earnings offset news of IVC venture

GNC Holdings Inc. shares slide about 14% Tuesday, after the vitamin and dietary supplement retailer posts weaker-than-expected earnings for the fourth quarter, offsetting news of a partnership that will garner it about $176 million. source http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B8314C928-3F60-11E9-888E-E1A163B35436%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1

The Ratings Game: Kroger shares on track for worst day in a year after earnings fall short

Kroger Co. shares fell sharply Thursday, after the grocery store chain posted weaker-than-expected earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter as it invests in new online initiatives in an increasingly competitive market. source http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7BFCBEF45A-4100-11E9-BF2A-2B247312A54F%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1

THOR wrangles complex microbiomes into a model for improving them

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J Researchers have developed a community they named THOR, three species of bacteria isolated from soybean roots and grown together. The complex community of microbes developed new behaviors together that couldn’t be predicted from the individual members alone — they grew tougher structures known as biofilms, changed how they moved across their environment, and controlled […]

Venezuela’s Guaido to lead rally as blackout lingers

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday will lead a rally in the capital of Caracas to maintain pressure on President Nicolas Maduro as authorities slowly restored power after the country’s worst blackout in decades. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics/venezuelas-guaido-to-lead-rally-as-blackout-lingers-idUSKBN1QQ0DC?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Algeria orders early university holiday as students spur protests

Algerian authorities on Saturday ordered an early start to the spring university holiday, an apparent attempt to weaken two weeks of student-led protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-algeria-protests/algeria-orders-early-university-holiday-as-students-spur-protests-idUSKBN1QQ0C0?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Former TV news anchor set to become first Druze woman in Israel’s parliament

With Israel’s election just over a month away, a Druze former television news anchor is poised to become the first woman from her Arabic-speaking minority to serve in the Israeli parliament. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-womens-day-israel/former-tv-news-anchor-set-to-become-first-druze-woman-in-israels-parliament-idUSKCN1QO1MK?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

British government condemned after Islamic State teenager’s baby dies

A decision by Britain to strip a teenage girl of her citizenship after she joined Islamic State in Syria was described as a “stain on the conscience” of the government on Saturday after her three-week old baby died. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-britain-teenager/british-government-condemned-after-islamic-state-teenagers-baby-dies-idUSKBN1QQ0BP?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

South Africa: It’s Time for Change – Ramaphosa Launches One ‘Good Green Deed’ a Day Programme

[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa says while South Africa is one of the most magnificent countries in the world, its beautiful land and coastline drawing millions of tourists, “we are seemingly at war with our planet”. source https://allafrica.com/stories/201903090120.html

South Africa: SA U19s Have Shown Signs of Improvement – Montgomery

[News24Wire] Cape Town -South Africa under-19s captain Matthew Montgomery believes his side have adapted to the challenging Indian conditions and hope it will show in their next Youth One-Day International (ODI) Quadrangular series encounter against their Afghanistan counterparts in Trivandrum on Saturday. source https://allafrica.com/stories/201903090117.html

Central Africa: Nearly Half of All Women in West and Central Africa Have Been Cyberbullied – Research

[RFI] Nearly half of women polled across English and French-speaking countries in West and Central Africa, have experienced gender-based violence while using social media, indirectly pushing them out of that media, according to a study conducted across 18 countries in both of those regions. source https://allafrica.com/stories/201903080870.html

New method of scoring protein interactions mines large data sets from a fresh angle

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J Researchers have created a novel way to define individual protein associations in a quick, efficient, and informative way. These findings show how the topological scoring (TopS) algorithm, can — by combining data sets — identify proteins that come together. Vía Latest Science News — ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2u0YYck