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Apple to contribute $350B to economy, hire 20000 workers Apple to contribute $350B to economy, hire 20000 workers
- January 21, 2018

The Apple pledge, announced on Wednesday (17 January), comes less than a month after Congress approved a sweeping overhaul of the USA tax code championed by President Donald Trump that will increase corporate profits. Technology giant Apple has promised to increase its investment in the United States over the next five years and spend more than $10 billion on data centers. (more...)
Turkish army launches new strikes on Kurdish militia in… Turkish army launches new strikes on Kurdish militia in…
- January 21, 2018

The assault, the source said, "is the latest move in Turkey's attacks on Syria's sovereignty". The start of the advance has been confirmed by the country's Armed Forces, which declared that the " Olive Branch " operation has been launched at 05:00 p.m. (more...)
Viola Davis speaks to 'Me too' moment at LA Women's March Viola Davis speaks to 'Me too' moment at LA Women's March
- January 21, 2018

Messmer was a state legislator when she attended the 2017 march in Portsmouth. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered assurances that equality and women's rights will remain priorities for his administration. As the New York Times (paywall) has reported, there are now two large national groups running women's march and women's march-adjacent events in the US. (more...)
Nintendo Labo Announced, Launches In April Nintendo Labo Announced, Launches In April
- January 21, 2018

Nintendo has announced a new line of cardboard-based kits that allow users to build a variety of accessories for the Switch console. "It is an exciting evolution of the Nintendo Switch platform - one created to inspire curiosity, creativity and imagination in people of all ages". (more...)
Trending Stocks Analysis: Exelixis, Inc. (EXEL), Altria Group, Inc. (MO)
- January 21, 2018

As a general observance, the more overbought or oversold the reading displays, the more likely a reversal may take place. The Nasdaq added 74.59 points, or 1 percent, to 7,298.28. 100,000 shares traded per day would be a minimum for most traders and some require 1,000,000. The Williams Percent Range or Williams %R is another technical indicator that may be useful for traders and investors. (more...)
Apple announces $350 billion investment in the US Apple announces $350 billion investment in the US
- January 21, 2018

The iPhone maker said in a statement it plans to use some of its foreign cash stockpile, which qualifies for reduced tax rates under a recent bill, to invest in new projects. Apple presently has around 84,000 employees in the U.S. and the company is focusing on investing in such areas where direct employment opportunities will be created, Chief executive Tim Cook said. (more...)
Bentley Bentayga to compete at Pikes Peak Bentley Bentayga to compete at Pikes Peak
- January 21, 2018

This sounds like the Bentayga will retain much of its interior, meaning the auto will weigh at least 2440kg before the roll cage is added. In stock form, the Bentayga W12 is no slouch-it can get from 0-60 in just four seconds, and reach a top speed of 187 miles per hour. (more...)
(MSFT) Shares Bought by Mosaic Family Wealth LLC
- January 20, 2018

Makaira Partners Llc who had been investing in Commscope Hldg Co Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.37B market cap company. Northeast Financial Consultants Inc now owns 10,100 shares of the software giant's stock worth $696,000 after purchasing an additional 1,500 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Dallas Fuel suspends xQc for the rest of Overwatch League's first stage Dallas Fuel suspends xQc for the rest of Overwatch League's first stage
- January 20, 2018

We believe in working with our players to help them become the best possible competitors, professionals and teammates. Overwatch League pro player Felix Lengyel has been suspended from the tournament after using a homophobic slur on a live stream . (more...)
Call of Duty WWII to Receive Exciting New Free Content Call of Duty WWII to Receive Exciting New Free Content
- January 20, 2018

Once fully-leveled up, Resistance skills will include a Pistol Tactical Knife combo, the ability to scramble nearby enemy mini-maps, an additional pistol attachment, and a mini-map indicator in the direction of nearby hostiles. While the first expansion pack for Call of Duty: WWII titled " Resistance " will be making its way out later this month, non-DLC buyers will have something to look forward to as well. (more...)
Badgers football coach Paul Chryst's contract extended Badgers football coach Paul Chryst's contract extended
- January 20, 2018

Chryst is 34-7 at Wisconsin, his alma mater, and the Badgers went 13-1 last season, including a victory over Miami in the Orange Bowl. To put it simply: we all knew this extension was coming. "The most rewarding part [of coaching] is that we get to be around [these players] in so many ways". Chryst was hired as Wisconsin's coach in December 2014, and has since found plenty of success with the Badgers. (more...)
Wasatch Advisors Inc. Cuts Stake in Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (TTWO)
- January 20, 2018

Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc decreased its stake in Take ( TTWO ) by 17.34% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Impala Asset Management Llc sold 52,327 shares as Take (TTWO)'s stock rose 13.22%. BTIG Research initiated Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Oppenheimer reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $112.00 price target (up from $93.00) on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a research note on Monday, September 25th. (more...)
In Theatres, We're Scared, Says Director Of Gujarat Multiplex Association In Theatres, We're Scared, Says Director Of Gujarat Multiplex Association
- January 20, 2018

Some multiplexes and single-screen cinemas in Gujarat would not be screening Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film " Padmaavat " fearing violence, owners said today. Rakesh Patel, owner of the Wide Angle multiplex in Ahmedabad, told DH he is the only person who has decided not to screen the movie in his multiplex as he has been contacted by almost eight groups. (more...)
IBM Ends 22-Quarter Streak of Falling Revenue IBM Ends 22-Quarter Streak of Falling Revenue
- January 20, 2018

On a per-share basis, the company said it had a loss of $1.14. IBM has reported mixed financial results for full year 2017 after the tech giant posted its first rise in quarterly revenues for over five years. While achieving quarterly growth is noteworthy, IBM is chasing what it sees as a more significant milestone: getting more than half its revenue from so-called strategic imperatives - newer technologies such as AI that customers can access in the cloud. (more...)
Winter weather advisory issued for parts of the Midlands Winter weather advisory issued for parts of the Midlands
- January 20, 2018

Temperatures will hover near freezing all day. Exposed plumbing is in danger of being damaged. Hard Freeze Warnings are in effect for most of East Texas through 10 a.m. Temperatures are expected to drop to the mid-teens to around 20 degrees both tonight and Wednesday night . IMPACTS.prolonged exposure to these temperatures could result in exposed water pipes freezing and possibly bursting, as well as killing sensitive vegetation. (more...)
WhatsApp Business App Launched; India Debut Shortly WhatsApp Business App Launched; India Debut Shortly
- January 20, 2018

Yes, the USA, where everyone says they don't use WhatsApp . Available on the Google Play store as a free download, WhatsApp Business adds a number of new features not available to users of the consumer-focused app. In India, 84% of SMBs think that WhatsApp helps them communicate with customers, and 80% of SMBs think that WhatsApp helps them grow their business. (more...)
'Rotten from the inside': Olympian blasts USA Gymnastics 'Rotten from the inside': Olympian blasts USA Gymnastics
- January 20, 2018

I can not adequately capture the level of disgust I feel when I think about how this happened. "And now, Larry , it's your turn to listen to me". Raisman had tweeted that she wouldn't attend the sentencing the other day but said in court that once she started listening to the impact statements, she changed her mind. (more...)
Ken Watanabe joins Detective Pikachu movie Ken Watanabe joins Detective Pikachu movie
- January 20, 2018

But it's all about cute but powerful creatures that compete in battle tournaments. Pikachu is a species of Pokemon , while Detective Pikachu the character is a peculiar sort from the Pikachu set, a self-styled investigator who is good at finding things. (more...)
Apple says it will decide new campus site without an auction Apple says it will decide new campus site without an auction
- January 20, 2018

And that bet is paying off in a big way. Hundreds of companies have taken a similar path over the last decade, setting up post-office-box subsidiaries in beach island tax havens and routing billions of dollars to them. Apple will pay about $38bn (£27.3bn) in tax on the roughly $250bn cash pile it holds outside the United States following recent changes to American tax rules. (more...)
Apple HomePod Gets FCC Approval Ahead of Release Apple HomePod Gets FCC Approval Ahead of Release
- January 20, 2018

Inventec added that it expects sales to reach 10 million units. While missing the important holiday shopping season, the HomePod will apparently have a long way to climb to battle other competitors, most notably Amazon's line of reasonably priced Echo devices. (more...)
Verizon adds free Mexico and Canada roaming to its cheapest 'unlimited' plan
- January 20, 2018

Are you planning a jaunt to Canada or Mexico? In addition to consistently faster data, Beyond Unlimited also includes free LTE data in Mexico and Canada, 15GB of LTE-speed hotspot data, and better-quality mobile streaming. Just don't expect unfettered access to high-speed data. After that data limit is reached, speeds will go down to the 2G level, that is to say roughly 30Kbps most of the time, speeds that will make streaming video all but impossible. (more...)
Stardew Valley Was The Most Downloaded Nintendo Switch Game Globally In 2017 Stardew Valley Was The Most Downloaded Nintendo Switch Game Globally In 2017
- January 20, 2018

Nintendo released two lists, one that broke down the top 30 most downloaded titles globally, and one that listed the top 30 most downloaded titles in Japan. It seems independent games are finding great success on Switch. It shows the success of a game which originally launched nearly two years ago on PC, and had also been released for Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One . (more...)
LG patent filing envisions foldable smartphones LG patent filing envisions foldable smartphones
- January 20, 2018

When the display is folded, the device resembles a smartphone and shows an "always on" display with the time. The first envisions a phone that bends in the middle, with a big display to show off content when the phone is unfolded. The second version is mostly the same, but a back panel moves to the side to reveal a small transparent section of the main display that's used for notifications, time, date, etc. (more...)
OnePlus 5T Lava Red now available in India OnePlus 5T Lava Red now available in India
- January 20, 2018

The final finish is smudge-proof and feels very premium in hand. If you have been holding back on buying a OnePlus 5T because the existing colour variants do not excite you, today is your lucky day. The optics on the latest edition are the same excellent dual-camera system comprising of a 16MP and 20MP sensors having a f/1.7 aperture. The attraction of the device is the integration of the Face Unlock functionality, which will help you to unlock the device within 0.3 seconds. (more...)
Alta Capital Management LLC Has $44.28 Million Position in Middleby Corporation (MIDD)
- January 20, 2018

The shares were sold at an average price of $129.50, for a total value of $1,295,000.00. The Middleby Corporation (MIDD) has risen 8.18% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. Norris Perne & French Llp who had been investing in Middleby Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.71 billion market cap company. (more...)
New Patent Shows Unique Samsung Display Concept New Patent Shows Unique Samsung Display Concept
- January 20, 2018

Additionally, Samsung's patent shows a hole for the home button as well, suggesting their new device will not use iPhone X-style gesture controls. The patent (via Neowin ) showcases a multiple examples of a full-screen display, with holes for the various sensors, essentially allowing display them to sit beneath the display. (more...)
Four things we learned from IBM's Q4 results Four things we learned from IBM's Q4 results
- January 20, 2018

Shares of IBM ( IBM ) fell Friday after the tech giant reported fourth-quarter results that beat views and broke a almost six-year string of revenue declines but also raised concerns about future profit growth. During the fourth quarter its strategic initiatives delivered revenue of $11.1 billion, which accounted for 49% of its overall revenue . Several analysts pointed to the traditionally cyclical nature of mainframe revenues, which tend to surge for 2-4 quarters after the launch of ... (more...)
United States stocks open higher, eye modest weekly gains
- January 20, 2018

Analysts expressed disappointment that gains in some of IBM's major growth businesses weren't more robust. The Dow was up 0.8 percent for the week entering Friday's session, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq were up 0.4 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively. (more...)
EPS for Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) Expected At $0.75
- January 20, 2018

It has underperformed by 4.76% the S&P500. Newell Brands Inc . designs, sources, and distributes consumer and commercial products worldwide. The Community Trust & Investment Co holds 508,737 shares with $21.71 million value, up from 385,921 last quarter. (more...)
Amarillo-area Walmart stores to offer free health screenings Amarillo-area Walmart stores to offer free health screenings
- January 20, 2018

In an effort to keep the community healthy, Walmart stores in Huntsville will be hosting their first Walmart Wellness Day event of the year. The event will provide Laredo residents access to health and vision screenings, along with other valuable health information. (more...)