ChatGPT as a predictor of corporate investment
We create a firm-level ChatGPT investment score, based on conference calls, that measures managers’ anticipated changes in capital expenditures. We validate the score with interpretable textual content and its strong correlation with CFO survey responses. The investment score predicts future…#cfo #tobin #nber #manishjia #jialinqian #michaelweber #baozhongyang #centaur (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tracking Global Development in Child Benefits Through New Monitoring and Information Platform
Students attending class at the Souza Gare school in the Littoral region, Cameroon. The school hosts displaced children who have fled the violence in the North-West and South-West regions. Credits: ECW/Daniel Beloumou By Naureen HossainUNITED NATIONS, Feb 15 2024 (IPS) Inclusive social protections for children would be a positive signifier of social development in a time where 1.4 billion children globally are denied them. A step towards realizing this has been taken through a new monitoring tool on current social protection and child poverty statistics. The International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF, and Save the Chi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 15, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Naureen Hossain Tags: Active Citizens Child Labour Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Population Sustainable Developme Source Type: news

Japan Economy Minister Shindo: Consumer spending lacks strength, capital expenditure taking time to realize GDP
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Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As the Ice Melts, Polar Bears Are Failing to Find Enough Food on Land
It’s not easy to swim 175 km (109 mi.) when you’re starving to death. It’s not easy either to try to survive when you’re shedding body weight at a rate of 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) a day. And it might be hardest—or at least most tragic—of all if you’re a nursing mom and your calorie intake has dropped so low that you can no longer produce the milk you need to care for your young. As a new paper in Nature Communications reveals, all of those challenges and more are facing the world’s polar bears, thanks to vanishing sea ice in our warming world, denying the animals a platform that they ...
Source: TIME: Science - February 13, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized climate change healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Russia's war spending and labor exodus are bringing back a Soviet Union economy, IMF official says
Russian President Vladimir Putin. GAVRIIL GRIGOROV/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images Economic conditions in Russia are similar to those of the Soviet Union, IMF's deputy manager said. The country is spending heavily while consumption has seen a considerable pullback. Wartime expenditures and a weaker…#russian #vladimirputin #gettyimageseconomic #sovietunion #imf #moscow #dubai #kremlin #ukraine #alexandraprokopenko (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 12, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public opinion on the expenditure of adult-use cannabis tax revenue: evidence from New Jersey - Link NW, Hyatt JM, Powell K.
OBJECTIVES: To describe New Jersey residents' relative priorities for the allocation of tax revenue generated by recreational cannabis sales. We aim to assess preferences for public health initiatives, including drug treatment, compared to a range of alter... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Arab nations see 9.8% surge in public expenditure, reaching $957.5bn in 2022: report
RIYADH: Arab countries witnessed a 9.8 percent increase in total public expenditure, reaching $957.5 billion in 2022, compared to $878.9 billion in 2021, according to a recent analysis. The 43rd edition of the Arab Monetary Fund’s Joint Arab Economic Report disclosed that combined current…#arab (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 11, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Billions lost to fraud during UK's pandemic spending spree
UK government must figure out how to share spending data across departments after up to £59 billion ($74.4 billion) in expenditure was lost to fraud and error early in the pandemic. This is according to a report from the National Audit Office (NAO), which found levels of fraud in UK public…#nationalauditoffice #nao #pdf #cabinetoffice #psfa #taxing #decadesoldhomeoffice #eol (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A pro-Israel super PAC is wading into the fierce fight for Katie Porter ’s seat
A pro-Israel super PAC is making a six-figure splash in a toss-up Orange County House race, prompting fierce pushback from its target, Democratic state Sen. Dave Min. United Democracy Project, the independent expenditure arm of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, dropped nearly $50,000…#orangecounty #davemin #adimpact #democrats #katieporter #republicans #joannaweiss #weiss #emilyslist #proisrael (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Huawei Leads China R & D Spending Spree, Overtakes EU
Chinese companies have narrowed their R&D spending gap on US rivals, overtaking their European counterparts, with firms like Huawei leading the way by pumping millions into research and development, Nikkei Asia reported. R&D expenditure by 2,500 leading companies worldwide totalled $1.36 trillion…#huawei #nikkeiasia #europeancommission #sean #aichips #huaweicomputingunit #dominancenext #overtakeseu #asiafinancial (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 5, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Donald Trump Is Spending Millions On His Legal Defense: Here Are The Lawyers Who Are Cashing In The Most
Former President Donald Trump has significantly increased his spending on legal defense. Last year, his fundraising committees notably ramped up their legal expenditures, reflecting the growing costs of his various legal challenges. What Happened: Federal records reveal that, in 2023, Trump's…#donaldtrump #trump #hill #chriskise #florida #chriskiseassociates #continentalpllc #trumporganizations #supremecourt #cliffordrobert (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 3, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

[Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR] Roche exceeds guidance and achieves sales growth of 1% (CER) for 2023 despite sharp COVID-19 sales decline
Group salesgrow by 1%1 at constant exchange rates (CER; -7% in CHF), more than offsetting the decline in COVID-19-related sales and biosimilar erosion, and thereby exceeding 2023 guidanceExcluding COVID-19 products,Group sales increase by 8%Pharmaceuticals Divisionsalesincrease by 6% (excluding COVID-19 medicine Ronapreve: +9%) due to ongoing high demand for newer medicines, with eye medicine Vabysmo continuing to be the top growth driver, followed by Ocrevus (multiple sclerosis), Hemlibra (haemophilia A) and Polivy (blood cancer)Diagnostics Division salesare 13% lower due to high demand for COVID-19 tests in 2022; strong ...
Source: Roche Media News - February 1, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

[Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR] Roche exceeds guidance and achieves sales growth of 1% (CER) for 2023 despite sharp COVID-19 sales decline
Group salesgrow by 1%1 at constant exchange rates (CER; -7% in CHF), more than offsetting the decline in COVID-19-related sales and biosimilar erosion, and thereby exceeding 2023 guidanceExcluding COVID-19 products,Group sales increase by 8%Pharmaceuticals Divisionsalesincrease by 6% (excluding COVID-19 medicine Ronapreve: +9%) due to ongoing high demand for newer medicines, with eye medicine Vabysmo continuing to be the top growth driver, followed by Ocrevus (multiple sclerosis), Hemlibra (haemophilia A) and Polivy (blood cancer)Diagnostics Division salesare 13% lower due to high demand for COVID-19 tests in 2022; strong ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 1, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

450% Returns and Counting
Huge returns in less than a year … it’s just the beginning … how AI Wars will drive a tsunami of investment wealth … watch February 1st … the trade Eric is doubling down on today The big news this morning was the cooler than expected core personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index…#pce #federalreserves #ibm #ericfry #redhat #aiwars #washingtondc #beijing #huawei #netherlands (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Headline PCE Inflation Holds Steady at 2.6%
The headline personal consumption expenditures inflation rate, which includes food and energy prices, was 2.6% year over year, in line with expectations and holding steady with the pace recorded in November. On a monthly basis, the headline index rose 0.2%. That was a slight acceleration after…#pce (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news