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Melco Crown Can Only Hope for Growth Like This

While Beijing’s crackdown on corruption and excess has been identified as one of the primary reasons why gaming revenues on China’s island oasis of Macau have fallen for more than two years straight, the growth of nearby centers for gambling may also be a culprit.


Intel Fires Back at NVIDIA over Deep Learning

It could be argued that NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) got the back-and-forth started with processor competitor Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) when it published a blog post last week titled,  “Correcting Intel’s Deep Learning Benchmark Mistakes.” The “mistakes” NVIDIA VP of Accelerated Learning Ian Buck was referring to were claims by Intel that its new Xeon Phi processors were more than two times faster than competitive processors, and considerably more scalable.


Dunkin’ Donuts Brings Out Its Fall Flavors Early

The pumpkin-spiced latte and other pumpkin-related seasonal additions have become standard fall menu fare at coffee chains including Dunkin’ Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) and Panera Bread. One of the more popular promotions of the year, those pumpkin-spice-flavored drinks lure consumers into stores.



Bayer and Monsanto Might Have Deal in 2 Weeks

It seems Monsanto (NYSE: MON) might become absorbed by Germany-based multinational Bayer sooner rather than later. According to a Bloomberg report, citing “people familiar with the matter,” negotiations between the two companies have been successful enough that the pair might have a merger deal in place within two weeks.


Intuit Blows Past Q4 Estimates, but Guidance Weak

Financial software specialist Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU) finished its fiscal 2016 in style, delivering a fourth-quarter report on Tuesday that trounced estimates. However, stocks generally trade on forward expectations rather than historical results, and the company’s guidance for the current quarter didn’t impress the market.


NVIDIA Unveils New Processor for Autonomous Cars

At the Computer Electronics Show early this year, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) took the wraps off its Drive PX 2 Platform, designed for automakers exploring the self-driving car market. According to NVIDIA, more than 80 carmakers, suppliers, and university research departments are incorporating the platform into their vehicles and research.