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On Medicine : The Rules of the Doctor’s Heart

M. was on this list of supplicants. His own heart, meanwhile, was failing so precipitously that he needed constant medical monitoring. Weird, deadly electrical rhythms arose out of his dying cardiac muscles, like ripples on a stagnating pond, necessitating defibrillating shocks to reset his rhythm. Fluid pooled in his feet, and the skin on his calves came off in strips. Photo Credit Photo illustration by Cristiana Couceiro There was a second reason to monitor M.’s status. Hearts are so rare that patients have to be under constant surveillance to ensure…

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Travel Tips: How to Have an Affordable Luxury Trip to France

Photo The Apollo Gallery at the Louvre. Getting a Museum Pass can help you save on a high-end trip to Paris. Credit Dmitry Kostyukov for The New York Times France can be a notoriously expensive vacation destination — particularly if you have got your sights set on Paris or the French Riviera. Are luxury seekers on a limited budget out of luck? Not at all, said Joelle Kolich, the director of See Travel, a Bordeaux-based company selling luxury trips to the country. Here are some of Ms. Kolich’s tips for…

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BOJ weighs lowering inflation outlook

The Bank of Japan is weighing a small cut to its inflation projection for this year in a quarterly report to be released next week, Bloomberg reports. Lowering the forecast will reinforce the view the BOJ will carry on its easing program long after its global peers have moved in the opposite direction. The divergence could also trigger the yen to weaken around 120 vs. the dollar. ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, FXY, YCS, DBJP, DFJ, JYN, JOF, DXJS, JPNL, JEQ, HEWJ, EWV, YCL, EZJ, SCJ, JPXN, DXJR, DXJF, DXJH, JHDG, JPN,…

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Primer helps governments and corporations monitor and understand the world’s information

When Google was founded in 1998, its goal was to organize the world’s information. And for the most part, mission accomplished — but in 19 years the goal post has moved forward and indexing and usefully presenting information isn’t enough. As machine learning matures, it’s becoming feasible for the first time to actually summarize and contextualize the world’s information. With two and a half years of R&D under its belt, Primer aims to do just that for governments, corporations and financial institutions. Primer has collected a total of $14.7 million…

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Trump to push China on North Korea

Stepping up a strategy to have Beijing help rein in Pyongyang, President Trump will urge President Xi Jinping to make good on his commitments to pressure North Korea when he visits China next month, a senior White House official told CNBC. China, North Korea’s sole major ally, accounts for more than 90% of trade with the isolated country.

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Lyft gains on Uber as ride-sharing runs past taxis in New York City

Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images An attendee at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 6, 2016, waits for a ride in the Uber and Lyft reserved staging area. The shift from taxis to ride-sharing companies may have hit a tipping point in New York City, while Lyft continues to show impressive growth. A new report by the business travel expense firm Certify shows Lyft is gaining on both taxis and Uber. The percentage of business travel receipts for Lyft rides in the third quarter…

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Blickfeld scores $4.25M seed round to let autonomous vehicles ‘see’

Blickfeld, a Munich-based startup developing a low-cost light detection and ranging (LiDAR) system to let autonomous vehicles “see,” has raised $4.25 million in seed funding. The round was led by Fluxunit (the corporate venture arm of lighting company Osram), High-Tech Gründerfonds, Tengelmann Ventures, and Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners, and will be used to speed up development of the company’s technology, including hiring more engineers. It should also see Blickfeld enter the first trials with automotive OEMs in early 2018. In the automotive industry, LiDAR is considered one of the decisive…

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World Series Preview: A Matchup With No Underdog

The engine of each team’s offense has a look all his own. Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner revels in his long, red hair and shaggy beard — and hit .322 with a robust .945 on-base plus slugging percentage this season. Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is the shortest everyday player in the majors at 5 feet 6 inches — but this season he’s probably the best player, too. Altuve led the majors in batting average, at .346, and hit .400 in the A.L. playoffs. “Jose Altuve is a perfect player,”…

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