Goldman Sachs’s Top Image Maker, Jake Siewert, Will Leave

Jake Siewert led the firm’s post-financial crisis reputation makeover.

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Alzheimer’s Prediction May Be Found in Writing Tests

IBM researchers trained artificial intelligence to pick up hints of changes in language ahead of the onset of neurological diseases.

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Joe Biden’s Economic Plan Isn’t Afraid to Run Up the Deficit

President-elect Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion economic plan will run up big debts.

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IBM Doesn’t Donate to Politicians. Other Firms Should Take Note.

As companies put their donations to candidates on hold, they should reassess political giving entirely, making the halt permanent.

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Cyberattacks Discovered on Vaccine Distribution Operations

IBM has found that companies and governments have been targeted by unknown attackers, prompting a warning from the Homeland Security Department.

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52 Years Later, IBM Apologizes for Firing Transgender Woman

Lynn Conway was one of the company’s most promising young computer engineers but after confiding to supervisors that she was transgender, they fired her.

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Frances Allen, Who Helped Hardware Understand Software, Dies at 88

One of the few women in the computer industry in its early days, she paved the way for the efficient, lightning-fast apps of today.

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Amazon Facial Recognition Moratorium

The company said it hoped the moratorium “might give Congress enough time to put in place appropriate rules” for the technology.

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Europe’s Strong Labor Laws Aren’t a Guarantee for Lower-Wage Workers

Some European companies seem to be targeting workers who are the easiest to fire or have the least bargaining power, even as the firms seek government help.

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