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U.S. Stock Futures Rally Ahead of Economic Data

  • U.S. stock futures rose Thursday, following the S&P; 500’s best six-month performance since 2009 as central banks’ stimulus measures keep markets buoyant.
  • Some investors are hopeful that an economic rebound in recent months will have resulted in corporate earnings that beat expectations when companies start reporting third-quarter results later this month.
  • Investors continue to assess whether Congress will pass another aid package that would bolster U.S. economic growth ahead of the elections, though such hopes have largely receded in recent weeks.
  • While investors don’t expect to see a repeat of the spring’s stringent lockdowns, fresh restrictions could threaten recovery in the labor market and weigh on consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of the U.S. economy.
  • The Department of Commerce will also release new figures at 8:30 a.m. showing whether American consumers continued to boost spending in August.

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Any stimulus deal will include direct payments for Americans: Mnuchin - Business Insider

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday evening that any stimulus agreement will contain a second round of $1,200 direct payments to American taxpayers.
  • In an interview on Fox Business, Mnuchin reiterated the Trump administration's opposition to the $2.2 trillion economic aid plan that Democrats are pressing for and said they prioritized getting people back to work instead.
  • But the Treasury secretary said an agreement was struck with Speaker Nancy Pelosi that an economic relief package will include federal checks for individuals.
  • Mnuchin also said the White House was seeking to provide more federal aid to small businesses, schools, and additional funds to coronavirus testing and tracing as well.
  • Mnuchin's comments signal the White House may be inching towards an agreement with Democrats as both sides strive for common ground on new economic aid.

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Any stimulus deal will include direct payments for Americans: Mnuchin - Business Insider

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday evening that any stimulus agreement will contain a second round of $1,200 direct payments to American taxpayers.
  • In an interview on Fox Business, Mnuchin reiterated the Trump administration's opposition to the $2.2 trillion economic aid plan that Democrats are pressing for and said they prioritized getting people back to work instead.
  • But the Treasury secretary said an agreement was struck with Speaker Nancy Pelosi that an economic relief package will include federal checks for individuals.
  • Mnuchin also said the White House was seeking to provide more federal aid to small businesses, schools, and additional funds to coronavirus testing and tracing as well.
  • Mnuchin's comments signal the White House may be inching towards an agreement with Democrats as both sides strive for common ground on new economic aid.

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Mitch McConnell rips into Democratic stimulus plan, says it's 'outlandish' - Business Insider

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tore into the $2.2 trillion Democratic stimulus plan, calling it "outlandish" and "too high" on Wednesday.
  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met for 90 minutes on Thursday to discuss a possible compromise on a coronavirus relief package.
  • Pelosi said in a statement after the meeting there were areas needing "further clarification," but that talks would continue even as House Democrats set the stage for a Wednesday evening vote on their spending package.
  • The Democratic stimulus plan was unveiled on Monday.
  • Senate Republicans were staunchly opposed to another $3.4 trillion plan that House Democrats approved in May. Another $1 trillion plan rolled out in late July failed to draw significant support among GOP senators, many of whom expressed opposition to federal spending that racks up the federal debt.

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Mitch McConnell rips into Democratic stimulus plan, says it's 'outlandish' - Business Insider

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tore into the $2.2 trillion Democratic stimulus plan, calling it "outlandish" and "too high" on Wednesday.
  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met for 90 minutes on Thursday to discuss a possible compromise on a coronavirus relief package.
  • Pelosi said in a statement after the meeting there were areas needing "further clarification," but that talks would continue even as House Democrats set the stage for a Wednesday evening vote on their spending package.
  • The Democratic stimulus plan was unveiled on Monday.
  • Senate Republicans were staunchly opposed to another $3.4 trillion plan that House Democrats approved in May. Another $1 trillion plan rolled out in late July failed to draw significant support among GOP senators, many of whom expressed opposition to federal spending that racks up the federal debt.

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Yale Smart Delivery Box review: doesn’t solve the porch pirate problem

  • The box, which is designed to sit on your porch as a safe place for packages to wait for you until you retrieve them, is available in two different designs ranging in price from $229.99 to $329.99, depending on whether you want Yale’s smart keypad.
  • All of that stuff — the box, the smart lock, the app — works fine and isn’t really the problem with the Smart Delivery Box. The problem is getting anyone to actually use it.
  • To handle the problem of delivery people not having a way to unlock the box, Yale built in a “Delivery Mode” into the app, which will leave the box unlocked until the next time it’s opened and closed, when it will then lock itself.

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How To — Ditching Ubuntu in favor of Arch Linux for a Deep Learning Workstation

  • Working with different programs it would be nice to have a way of switching between the two most used TensorFlow versions of 1.15 and 2.0 like you can do with Google Colab in a single command, but installing a different TensorFlow version usually messed up my system again.
  • Additionally, Arch has always been on my To-Do list, as it is the most “barebone” Linux distro you can get, meaning you are working way closer on the hardware compared to “higher abstractions” like Ubuntu.
  • Also, the system works quite stable, as I am using the LTS (long term support) kernels of Linux, and usually updates to the famous AUR (user-made packages in Arch) are coming out a month ahead of the Debian (Ubuntu) packages.
  • Arch is famous for being really close to the current Linux kernels, which is good if you always want the newest packages and Linux features, but a bad idea if you are building a Deep Learning Workstation.

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Businesses reducing trash and plastic consumption are beginning to look like treasure to some VCs

  • Zuleyka Strasner didn’t set out to become an advocate for zero-waste consumption.
  • It was on their honeymoon on a small island in the Caribbean that Strasner says she first saw the ways in which plastic use destroyed the environment.
  • That experience turned the onetime political operative into a zero-waste crusader — a transformation that culminated in the creation of Zero Grocery, a subscription-based grocery delivery service that sells all of its goods in zero-waste packaging.
  • Strasner returned from Corn Island with a purpose to reduce her plastic use and found inspiration in the social media posts and work of women like Anamarie Shreves, the founder of Fort Negrita; Lauren Singer, who became known for her TedX Teen talk on living waste free and launched Package Free; and Bea Johnson, who became a social media celebrity for her work reducing consumption and living waste-free.

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How To — Ditching Ubuntu in favor of Arch Linux for a Deep Learning Workstation

  • Working with different programs it would be nice to have a way of switching between the two most used TensorFlow versions of 1.15 and 2.0 like you can do with Google Colab in a single command, but installing a different TensorFlow version usually messed up my system again.
  • Additionally, Arch has always been on my To-Do list, as it is the most “barebone” Linux distro you can get, meaning you are working way closer on the hardware compared to “higher abstractions” like Ubuntu.
  • Also, the system works quite stable, as I am using the LTS (long term support) kernels of Linux, and usually updates to the famous AUR (user-made packages in Arch) are coming out a month ahead of the Debian (Ubuntu) packages.
  • Arch is famous for being really close to the current Linux kernels, which is good if you always want the newest packages and Linux features, but a bad idea if you are building a Deep Learning Workstation.

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What can we do to help convert leads?

  • This blog post is to demonstrate the studying and interpretation of the relationships between machine learning model output and various input variables — as a starting point to optimize lead conversion.
  • For example, if perc = 0.2, that means we will randomly select 20% of the records (again, from the test data), and add 600 seconds to the Total.Time.Spent.on.Website variable, while other variables remain unchanged for those 20% records.
  • We focus on objectives here (what we want to achieve), as opposed to the actual approach we are taking, because it may require deeper analysis and domain knowledge of Online Education to come up with solid optimization plan (for example, to study why certain users are spending 2000+ seconds on the website — is it because of certain content?).

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