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Presidential Election Polls for October 29, 2016
- October 30, 2016

The Republican presidential nominee gave a mere $31,000 to his campaign in the first 19 days of October. US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made her first joint campaign appearance on Thursday with one of her most powerful supporters, first lady Michelle Obama, at a North Carolina rally to urge young people and women to vote. (more...)
Duterte: no more foreign troops in PH in 2 years
- October 30, 2016

During the speech, which began by praising Japanese-Filipino bilateral ties, he quickly pivoted to oft-visited topics, including his support for his country's bloody war on drugs and his perceived victimization by the global community. "So I may have ruffled the feelings of some, but that is how it is", he added. Duterte voiced outrage at comments made the previous day by the top US envoy to Asia that his fiery rhetoric and crime war, which has claimed about 3,700 lives in four months, were ... (more...)
Kitzhaber's son, 18, charged with DUII in coast crash Kitzhaber's son, 18, charged with DUII in coast crash
- October 30, 2016

John Kitzhaber bailed his son out of Multnomah County Jail late Wednesday afternoon, October 26, 2016. He later admitted to drinking a beer before sideswiping a motor home. He has not yet been formally charged in court. Toxicology results were completed in September, but the Lincoln County District Attorney's office declined to release, citing a policy of not releasing findings while an investigation is underway. (more...)
Google Parent Alphabet Reaps Advertising Rewards
- October 30, 2016

The bulk of Alphabet's sales are derived from advertising revenues. "It's just like people used to be glued to their TV screen during prime time - our services are prime time for the mobile world". Revenue rose to $22.5 billion from $18.7 billion in the same period a year earlier. Consequently, shares rose 1.18% in extended trading on Thursday. A relatively late entrant to the cloud business, Google is trying to steal market share from industry leaders Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp. (more...)
Nissan's boost for Brexit Britain
- October 30, 2016

Both the government and Nissan have denied any deal was struck but the manufacturer has confirmed it chose to build the new Qashqai and the X-Trail SUV after being given "support and assurances". Nissan's senior vice president for manufacturing in Europe, Colin Lawther, denied there was a special deal for the company. However, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said any deal between the Government and Nissan should be out in the open. (more...)
Aide to Samajwadi Party MP arrested in ISI spy racket Aide to Samajwadi Party MP arrested in ISI spy racket
- October 30, 2016

Earlier, Pakistani High Commission official apprehended by Delhi Police in the case of espionage here on Friday. The Delhi Police on Thursday nabbed Pakistan High Commission official Mehmood Akhtar along with two Indians identified as Maulana Ramzan and Subhash Jangir from the Delhi Zoo while the visa agent Shoaib had managed to escape. (more...)
Euro drops to four-month lows on dovish Draghi comments Euro drops to four-month lows on dovish Draghi comments
- October 30, 2016

The ECB earlier left rates unchanged, with the principal rate at 0.00%, the bank deposit rate at -0.40% and refinancing rates at 0.25%. However, it later fell back to $1.0938. The main message from ECB President Draghi was that the ECB would take further decisions at the December meeting. Analysts polled by Reuters unanimously expect unchanged rates with the vast majority predicting a three- to six-month extension to asset buys in December. (more...)
Angelique Kerber to take on Dominika Cibulkova for WTA Finals title
- October 30, 2016

Olympics as well. I was always dreaming to win a medal. The previous match on the Order of Play is the women's doubles final, one that features the teams of Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova against Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina. (more...)
NATO advances plans for east Europe troop deployment
- October 30, 2016

But rather than seeking to confront Russia , Nato continues "to strive for a more cooperative and constructive relationship", Mr Stoltenberg said . Poland's paramilitary defense has grown rapidly, with more than 35,000 people signing up and undergoing military training. However, NATO did not mention if Russian Federation moved nuclear warheads as well. (more...)
Apple looks to India to drive future growth Apple looks to India to drive future growth
- October 30, 2016

The company reported better-than-expected financial results , with a quarterly income of $9 billion - giving it earnings of $1.67 a share, higher than the $1.65 analysts expected for the company's fourth quarter. This post was syndicated from The Guardian NigeriaThe Guardian Nigeria. For the full-year, profits fell 14 percent to $45.7bn. Gross margin was 38 percent compared to 39.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. (more...)
Protesters staying near camp after standoff
- October 30, 2016

Cody Hall, a spokesman for the protesters, vowed a new camp would be built elsewhere in the pipeline's path, but on federal land. Tribal officials were escorted to the site Friday. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says the project threatens to destroy their sacred and ancestral lands, and a spill could contaminate the reservation's water supply. (more...)
Wal-Mart, Target each take cue from the other for holidays Wal-Mart, Target each take cue from the other for holidays
- October 30, 2016

As far as the holiday helpers are concerned, Walmart said that it will increase their number during peak times. The company also revealed that it has hired throngs of new Holiday Helpers that are meant to streamline its customer's shopping experience. (more...)
Nintendo To Hold Special Nintendo Switch Presentation In Japan On Jan. 12
- October 30, 2016

President of Nintendo Tatsumi Kimishima also announced that the Nintendo Switch will have "sampling events" for invited media, partners and consumers in the USA and Europe at later dates after the January 12 presentation. So is the Nintendo Switch going to go on to be the best-selling console that the company thinks they will be or will it suffer from the same fate as the Wii U? Last week, Nintendo finally unveiled the Nintendo Switch , previously codenamed "NX". (more...)
WTI Crude Slides Further Below $50 On API Data
- October 30, 2016

The preliminary deal has limited output from OPEC states to between 32.5 million and 33 million barrels per day. Oil prices remained stable during Monday trading despite the refusal by OPEC's second-biggest producer Iraq to join the Saudi Arabia-led initiative for the cartel to cut production. (more...)
Philippines' Duterte wants USA troops out in two years
- October 30, 2016

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed the signing of the Memorandum of Implementation and Letter of Arrangement for the transfer of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)'s training aircraft TC-90s, said in Philippines-Japan Joint statement released October 26. (more...)
Samsung confirms profit drop of 30 percent following Note7 recall
- October 30, 2016

Samsung's global Galaxy Note 7 recall has already wiped out 96 per cent of its mobile division's profit margins, the company announced yesterday. If there is good news, however, then that's the fact that Samsung's component business that produces memory chips and display panels continuous to please. (more...)
Pakistan resorts to heavy shelling in Jammu Pakistan resorts to heavy shelling in Jammu
- October 30, 2016

Pakistani troops fired shells from across the LoC to the Indian side early this morning in which one woman - Shaheena Begum - was injured, the officials said. Some Pakistani posts and villages received heavy damages due to the shelling. Zeeshan Nisar, an administration official in Nakyal confirmed the incident, adding that a seven-year-old girl was among the dead. (more...)
61 charged in India-based IRS Impersonation Scam
- October 30, 2016

The Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas is asking that possible targets step forward if they believe they were contacted by individuals linked to a 61-defendant worldwide phone scam indictment recently handed down in Houston. (more...)
Hispanic crowd boos Marco Rubio off stage
- October 30, 2016

The musicians accompanied Rubio as he and his aides walked toward the stage. Marco kept his remarks short at the request of the hosts since it was not meant to be a political gathering, the statement added. Some Trump fans make it clear they're miffed. And when many of his Senate colleagues abandoned Trump after a 2005 tape revealed the nominee's vulgar comments about sexually assaulting women, Rubio stood by his endorsement . (more...)
Is Black Friday dead? Is Black Friday dead?
- October 30, 2016

As a result, according to market research firm ShopperTrak, Black Friday sales at brick-and-mortar stores dropped 12% past year from 2014. Shoppers can visit BlackFriday.fm, download the BlackFriday.fm app on iTunes or Google Play , or subscribe to BlackFriday.fm email alerts for up-to-the-minute details on deals, ad leaks and other Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts. (more...)

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