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Friday's Fast Five: Week of 4.26

The Audacious MGM Hack That Brought Chaos to Las Vegas (The Wall Street Journal):  A gang of young criminals. A more than $30 million ransom. Casinos in disarray. Six days inside the cyberattack that put corporate America on notice.

‘Shortcuts Everywhere’: How Boeing Favored Speed Over Quality (The New York Times): Problems have plagued the manufacturer even after two fatal crashes, and many current and former employees blame its focus on making planes more quickly.

Here's Who's Winning the Global Fight for AI Talent  (Odd Lots - Podcast): AI is all the rage right now. There are billions of dollars now flowing into the space, with large and small companies all competing to create the next big thing. But in addition to lots of money, building new AI models requires top-tier researchers. So, who's attracting the best? And what does it take to be considered top talent in AI anyway?

20 Lessons From 20 Years of Managing Money (A Wealth of Common Sense): I entered the workforce in 2005. That means I’ve been working in the investment business for 20 years now. The longer I’m in the money management business the more there is to learn but these are some of the things I’ve learned thus far.

The Headache at the End of the Costco Gold Rush (The Wall Street Journal): Costco shoppers are spending as much as $200 million monthly on gold, according to a Wells Fargo estimate. They are part of a new wave of gold buyers, who have taken an interest in precious metals to protect their wealth against inflation and economic disaster. When it comes time to cash out their investment, many are learning a hard truth: Gold isn’t the most liquid asset.