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9-year-old child genius to graduate university

  • Laurent Simons is studying electrical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) -- a tough course even for students of an average graduate age.
  • Described by staff as "simply extraordinary," Laurent is on course to finish his degree in December.
  • He then plans to embark on a PhD program in electrical engineering while also studying for a medicine degree, his father told CNN.
  • His parents, Lydia and Alexander Simons, said they thought Laurent's grandparents were exaggerating when they said he had a gift, but his teachers soon concurred.
  • The TUE has allowed Laurent to complete his course faster than other students.
  • While Laurent is evidently able to learn faster than most, his parents are being careful to let him enjoy himself too.
  • Laurent said he enjoys playing with his dog Sammy and playing on his phone, like many young people.

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Sears is laying off hundreds of corporate employees after announcing 96 store closings

  • Sears is laying off hundreds of corporate workers less than a week after announcing a new round of store closures, sources told Business Insider.
  • The layoffs impacted workers at Sears' headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, as well as the company's offices in San Francisco.
  • At the company's San Francisco office, about two dozen employees were called into a room on Wednesday, where representatives announced that they would all lose their jobs, according to someone who attended the meeting and requested anonymity.
  • Sears' parent company, Transformco, which also owns Kmart stores, confirmed the layoffs in a statement to Business Insider.
  • The new round of layoffs comes after the company announced last week that it plans to close 96 more Sears and Kmart stores by February.
  • Following that round of closures, the company will have about 180 Sears and Kmart stores remaining in operation.

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Walmart plans to roll out its first self-serve advertising tools to steal away Amazon's core advertisers. Here's everything we know about it.

  • According to four agencies and tech vendors that specialize in e-commerce advertising, Walmart will roll out a self-serve advertising platform and API early next year that could open up ad budgets from hundreds of consumer-packaged-goods brands that rely on Amazon for sales.
  • Walmart's API resembles Amazon's version that e-commerce advertisers use to buy search and display ads, according to two tech firms who have seen Walmart's API.
  • The self-serve platform and API will only power search and display ads that are aimed at its core consumer-packaged-good advertisers.
  • According to sources, Walmart is testing its adtech with a small number of consumer-packaged goods and plans to make it more broadly available to advertisers in the first quarter of next year.
  • According to Joshua Kreitzer, founder and CEO of Channel Bakers, an Amazon-focused ad agency, said Amazon is much bigger and has a big head start in advertising over Walmart.

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Here's a breakdown of the damning videos that appear to show the Astros executing their elaborate sign-stealing scheme with the help of garbage cans

  • According to reporting by The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich, the Astros used an outfield camera and TV in the locker room tunnel to read opposing teams' signs.
  • Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar told The Athletic that he encountered what he believed to be the system in action in 2017.
  • Farquhar told The Athletic that he and his catcher changed their signals and the banging stopped.
  • Once they identified the signal, they would bang on the garbage can to tip off the batter.
  • O'Brien also found more instances that appear to show the Astros executing the scheme.
  • O'Brien found multiple clips that show Astros batters homering after a banging noise signaled an off-speed pitch to swing at.
  • The Boston Red Sox were fined an undisclosed amount by MLB in 2017 for using an Apple Watch to steal signs.

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Rejections, odd hours and the grind: The life of a new realtor is anything but easy

  • Kieraszewicz acquired his licence through online courses with the Ontario Real Estate Association.
  • A related key success factor is establishing a good connection with the client, said Mohamed Nada, a new realtor with Re/MAX LLC in Mississauga, Ont. Nada came by his interest in real estate from his father, who was also a realtor, and he’s been licensed since January.
  • Like Nada, she took on the rental deals that no one else in the brokerage wanted and was able to network as a hostess in order to acquire some clients.
  • Both Kieraszewicz and Sanca stress the importance of having a mentor available in order to learn the tricks of the trade that are not spelled out in the online courses, such as choosing a brokerage to work for.

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Multiple victims injured in California high school shooting; police are hunting for the gunman

  • Multiple people were injured in a shooting at a California high school Thursday morning, and authorities were searching for a teenage suspect, local news outlets reported.
  • The shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita was first reported just before 8 a.m. local time, according to the Los Angeles Times.
  • Authorities told the local NBC affiliate that there were three victims, but their conditions are unclear.
  • ABC7 reported that one victim was shot in the stomach.
  • The LA County Sheriff's office said the suspect was male, Asian, and wearing black clothing.
  • Photos and videos posted to social media showed students evacuating the building, holding their arms above their heads.
  • The Santa Clarita Sheriff's station said multiple surrounding elementary schools were locked down after the gunfire broke out.
  • Authorities are urging anyone in the area to stay inside.
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Several injured in California high school shooting, authorities say - Business Insider

  • Multiple people were injured in a shooting at a California high school Thursday morning, and authorities were searching for a teenage suspect, local news outlets reported.
  • The shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita was first reported just before 8 a.m. local time, according to the Los Angeles Times.
  • Authorities told the local NBC affiliate that there were three victims, but their conditions are unclear.
  • ABC7 reported that one victim was shot in the stomach.
  • The LA County Sheriff's office said the suspect was male, Asian, and wearing black clothing.
  • Photos and videos posted to social media showed students evacuating the building, holding their arms above their heads.
  • The Santa Clarita Sheriff's station said multiple surrounding elementary schools were locked down after the gunfire broke out.
  • Authorities are urging anyone in the area to stay inside.
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Several injured in California high school shooting, authorities say - Business Insider

  • Multiple people were injured in a shooting at a California high school Thursday morning, and police were searching for the suspected gunman, authorities said.
  • The shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita was first reported just before 8 a.m. local time, according to the Los Angeles Times.
  • Authorities told the local NBC affiliate that there were three victims, but the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Department tweeted there were up to five people being treated.
  • The LA County Sheriff's office said the suspect was male, Asian, and wearing black clothing.
  • Authorities believe the suspect is a student at the school, ABC7 reported.
  • The Santa Clarita Sheriff's Department said multiple surrounding schools were locked down after the gunfire broke out.
  • Authorities are urging anyone in the area to stay inside.
  • Saugus High School in Santa Clarita is located some 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

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Salesforce signs a big new deal with Microsoft's cloud to power one of its core products

  • This means that Salesforce now uses all three of the major cloud computing platforms to host some portion of its software.
  • As recently as 2018, Salesforce said that it "runs the vast majority of [its] public cloud workloads on AWS." Of note is that in 2016, Salesforce said that some pieces of Marketing Cloud were hosted on AWS.
  • Salesforce, however, said this partnership with Microsoft has no impact on its existing relationship with Amazon.
  • Regardless, the deal looks to be a big win for Microsoft, which is generally thought to come in second to AWS for cloud computing services.
  • The new integration between Salesforce's Sales Cloud and Service Cloud, and Microsoft Teams, will allow users to search, view, and share Salesforce records directly within Teams.
  • Slack, which is seen as a competitor to Microsoft Teams, recently announced an expanded partnership with Salesforce aimed at integrating the services in a similar way.

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US weekly jobless claims rise to five-month high

  • The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose to a five-month high last week, but this likely does not signal a shift in labor market conditions as claims for several states were estimated because of Monday's holiday.
  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 225,000 for the week ended Nov. 9, the highest reading since June 22, the Labor Department said on Thursday.
  • Some of the states did not have enough time to process the claims data because of Monday's Veterans Day holiday, leading to them making estimates.
  • Labor market strength, marked by the lowest unemployment rate in nearly 50 years, is supporting consumer spending and helping to offset some of the hit on the economy from a 16-month trade war between the United States and China.

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