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Who knew Trump would go after Canada?

Trump hits Canadian lumber with steep tariffs President Trump is picking his first trade fight with…Canada. That’s not a typo. Trump spent his 2016 campaign lambasting China and Mexico for cheating on trade. But Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced a surprising 20% tariff on Canadian softwood lumber Monday night, along with individual tariffs on five specific Canadian lumber firms that ranged from 3% to 24%. “This is really a slap in the face of Canada,” says Gary Clyde Hufbauer, a trade expert at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. “This ...

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Would you buy a Chinese car called Trumpchi?

GAC’s Trumpchi GS4 model. One of China’s biggest automakers plans to start selling cars in the U.S., but it’s facing a headache over the name of its flagship brand: Trumpchi. It was intended to sound like its Chinese name, Chuanqi. But executives at the brand’s owner, Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC), are concerned the likeness to the U.S. president’s name could put its American ambitions in a spin. A GAC spokeswoman told CNNMoney that the company is doing research and consultation about whether to usethe Trumpchi brand in the U.S. It ...

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Nvidia claims Pascal GPUs would challenge Google’s TensorFlow TPU in updated benchmarks

Last week, we covered Google’s internal benchmarks of its own TPU, or tensor processing unit. Google’s results revealed that the TPU is much faster than a conventional GPU for processing inference workloads, at a fraction of the power consumption. While machine learning still takes place on GPUs, Google’s TPU results are a significant leap forward for inference processing — and Nvidia, as one might expect, has its own take on those numbers. According to a new blog post published by Nvidia, the comparison would’ve been quite different if Google had used ...

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Freedom Caucus' demands would lower premiums … for healthy people

Ryan comments on Trump’s tweet Lower health insurance premiums. That’s what’s at the heart of the ongoing battle between the House Freedom Caucus and Republican leaders, particularly President Trump. Trump is attacking the band of conservative lawmakers for torpedoing the GOP bill to repeal and replace Obamacare last week. But the Freedom Caucus reiterated Friday that it will only back legislation that does more to reduce premiums. The caucus is right that the GOP bill, formally titled the American Health Care Act, would have done little to lower premiums for ...

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Nintendo would really prefer it if you didn’t call its left Joy-Con design issue a ‘design issue’

Ever since the Nintendo Switch launched, there have been issues reported with its left Joy-Con controller. Teardowns and analysis confirmed the source of the problem. Unlike the right Joy-Con, which had its own separate antenna, the left Joy-Con’s antenna was part of the circuit board and partly shielded by the player’s hand. Nintendo has fixed the problem with the left Joy-Con by implementing a small piece of conductive foam at the corner of the Joy-Con, as shown in the image below: Image by Cnet. Click to enlarge, the new block ...

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Nintendo would really prefer it if you didn’t call its left Joy-Con design issue a ‘design issue’

Ever since the Nintendo Switch launched, there have been issues reported with its left Joy-Con controller. Teardowns and analysis confirmed the source of the problem. Unlike the right Joy-Con, which had its own separate antenna, the left Joy-Con’s antenna was part of the circuit board and partly shielded by the player’s hand. Nintendo has fixed the problem with the left Joy-Con by implementing a small piece of conductive foam at the corner of the Joy-Con, as shown in the image below: Image by Cnet. Click to enlarge, the new block ...

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Deductibles would likely rise under GOP health care bill

Spicer: ‘Tremendous support’ in House for AHA Republican leaders have repeatedly blasted Obamacare for having sky-high deductibles that leave consumers unable to afford a doctor’s visit. “Deductibles are going up for many, many folks,” Health Secretary Tom Price said last week at CNN’s Town Hall. “What that means is you’ve got an insurance card but you don’t get care because you can’t afford the deductible.” But under the House GOP health care bill, Americans would likely see deductibles climb even higher. The average deductible for a typical individual market policy ...

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Don't fear the reaper: Celtics-Wizards would be entertaining in playoffs

1:02 AM ET BOSTON — There was no all-black funeral attire this time when the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards met, but there was a grim reaper. In a black-hooded robe with a patient female companion alongside, the reaper sat about 20 rows behind one of the baskets at TD Garden, a cardboard-and-duct tape scythe in tow. Throughout much of the fourth quarter, the reaper walked down to floor level with the goal of distracting Wizards free throw shooters. The cardboard gravestone he carried indicated in scribbled marker that the ...

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Bryce Harper vs. Manny Machado: Who would you rather have?

9:22 AM ET TAMPA, Fla. — Bryce Harper and Manny Machado will play in different cities over the next 20 months, for different teams, manning different positions in different leagues. But all the while, they will be competing against each other directly, just as if they were faced off in a one-on-one pickup game for positioning in the free-agent market of 2018. Whether they are cognizant of the clash or not, they will be vying for the attention of baseball evaluators who have to formulate contract offers and the billionaires ...

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