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John Kasich bans Wells Fargo from lucrative Ohio deals
- October 16, 2016

While Wells Fargo's overall profit dropped for a fourth straight quarter, net income in the third quarter topped estimates, helped in part by lower-than-expected loan-loss provisions. "We let down our customers, our shareholders and our team members", said Sloan "We had serious problems in our retail bank, where products became the focus rather than the relationships with our customers". (more...)
Syria: US, Russia, regional powers hold talks on conflict
- October 16, 2016

US Secretary of State John Kerry said the Lausanne meeting produced some new ideas on reviving a ceasefire in Syria, where the regime continues to pound rebel-held areas in Aleppo. Middle Eastern regional powers were represented by Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, UAE and Turkey. "This is going to be, as it has been now for several years, a very hard process", the official added. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Fire Forces Evactuation of Aircraft Says Southwest Airlines
- October 16, 2016

The Southwest Airlines flight from Louisville, Kentucky, was supposed to leave for Baltimore in the morning but was evacuated on the runway as a passenger reported that his Samsung smartphone was emitting smoke. She said a woman sitting near the phone's owner had told her that the device had just been powered down when it caught fire. Once on board, he turned it off, and it was at that point that it began smoking-what he described as a "thick grey-green angry smoke"-and ultimately burned ... (more...)
Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) Rating Reiterated by Evercore ISI
- October 16, 2016

Jefferies Group reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a $93.00 price target (down previously from $97.00) on shares of Gilead Sciences in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. (NASDAQ:GILD), according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings. Also, insider John C. Martin sold 100,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 1st. (more...)
Conte explains decision to keep Costa on
- October 16, 2016

The Brazilian was among the many missing from the Chelsea squad today but that did not stop them from winning easily. Conte restlessly called upon his team to keep pressing Leicester, with the intelligence, simplicity and athleticism of Kante to the fore. (more...)
NC death toll climbs to 24 after Hurricane Matthew NC death toll climbs to 24 after Hurricane Matthew
- October 16, 2016

Three towns - Lumberton, Princeville and Fair Bluff - remain underwater, as do many smaller communities, McCrory said. Haddix cited issues residents face with the stench and water contamination from these hog farms, and "the very predictable and foreseeable results of extreme weather on these incredibly concentrated number of hog and poultry operations, their unsustainable waste disposal systems...." Thousands of North Carolinians would have registered to vote were it not for this deadly ... (more...)
Donald Trump suggests Hillary Clinton was on drugs during debate
- October 16, 2016

Trump said they "may poison the minds of the American Voter". Trump's visit came just days after First Lady Michelle Obama took aim at the businessman's comments on women during a Clinton campaign event at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. (more...)
Hundreds in Warsaw protest free-trade deals with US, Canada Hundreds in Warsaw protest free-trade deals with US, Canada
- October 16, 2016

The parliament of the region of Wallonia voted in its seat at Namur after a similar decision by the parliament of French speakers in Brussels earlier this week, results which risk killing the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). (more...)
Sony PSVR glasses sell out in Japan Sony PSVR glasses sell out in Japan
- October 16, 2016

PlayStation VR users have discovered that you can play Xbox One and Wii U games while using the headset. Of course on top of the cost of the virtual reality headset, you also need to own a PlayStation 4 in order to use PlayStation VR , which is typically priced somewhere between $300 and $400. (more...)
Katrina Pierson Delivers a Jaw-Dropper Quote Post-Debate Katrina Pierson Delivers a Jaw-Dropper Quote Post-Debate
- October 16, 2016

Pierson's email said the ads were necessary to counter Hillary Clinton and the "liberal media lapdogs" helping her. Beinart, still laughing, said Pierson's sleuthing might have debunked Leeds' claims, but he said that was just "one down, 11 to go". (more...)
Russian Federation lifts ban on Turkish imports Russian Federation lifts ban on Turkish imports
- October 16, 2016

Implementation of the project became topical following mending of ties between the two countries. On October 10, Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Turkey. One line, with a 15.75 billion cubic meters capacity, is expected to supply the Turkish market with a second carrying gas to Europe. He added that the move was also good for Turkish producers, noting "sales of these Turkish goods in the Russian market past year amounted to $500 million". (more...)
IN has 7th highest rate of accidental child shootings IN has 7th highest rate of accidental child shootings
- October 16, 2016

Nationwide, the shootings across the country led to the deaths of more than 320 minors and more than 30 adults, and injuries to nearly 700 children and 78 adults. "A lot of it provides further evidence that this is such a frightful pattern that continues and that more action is needed". The AP and USA Today Network found 113 such deaths the same year, suggesting the federal government missed a third of the cases. (more...)
South Florida football coach gunned down at practice South Florida football coach gunned down at practice
- October 16, 2016

Fearing for the safety of his team, the 12-year veteran coaching volunteer told the children to run. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, but he died in transit, according to a press release from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. (more...)
Sony PlayStation Planning To Launch Games For IOS And Android Sony PlayStation Planning To Launch Games For IOS And Android
- October 16, 2016

The games are to be released in the year ending March 2018 on Apple's iOS and Alphabet's Google Android operating system through Sony's ForwardWorks subsidiary, which it opened earlier this year to focus on mobile gaming. Sony confirmed that the games will launch first in its home market of Japan, followed by other Asian markets - but a spokesperson also said that Sony has no plans at this stage to release the games in the United States or Europe. (more...)
Cirrus Des Aigles set to star at Ascot's QIPCO British Champions Day Cirrus Des Aigles set to star at Ascot's QIPCO British Champions Day
- October 16, 2016

Aidan O'Brien was delighted with the effort of Found, who was finishing in the first two at this level on a remarkable 13th occasion. After Minding (Ire) (Galileo ) had proven her class against the colts minutes earlier, it was clear that the form of the Irish Champion had as much virtue as it appeared at the time and Almanzor attracted strong support as he drew more admirers with his physique in the parade ring. (more...)
Historic deal reached on HFC greenhouse gases
- October 16, 2016

But they turned out to be unsafe too as they caused global warming. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the adoption of the critically important amendment to cut production and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), at a meeting in Kigali , Rwanda. (more...)
Alitalia bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from flights
- October 16, 2016

Earlier on Saturday, Singapore Airlines said it had banned the mobile phones and US regulators said on Friday the devices would be banned starting from Saturday noon EDT (1600 GMT) under an emergency order. The Note 7 isn't the only gadget to catch fire thanks to lithium-battery problems, which have afflicted everything from laptops to Tesla cars to Boeing's 787 jetliner. (more...)
Look Up - The Moon Is Going To Be Amazing This Weekend
- October 16, 2016

The Full Moon does appear slightly larger at perigee than apogee, to the tune of 29.3′ versus 34.1′ across. A full moon on the horizon appears red because of how we see it through the thickness of Earth's atmosphere. This year's hunter's moon is also a supermoon , or at least very close to it. "The orange colour of a moon near the horizon is a true physical effect". (more...)
Turkey-backed Syria fighters advancing on IS-held Dabiq: Prez Erdogan
- October 16, 2016

Turkey launched an unprecedented operation inside Syria on August 24 to cleanse its frontier from IS jihadists and Syrian Kurdish militia forces. According to Islamic tradition, Dabiq will be the site of a final battle between Muslims and infidels heralding Doomsday, a prophesy that the jihadist group had encouraged its supporters to regard as imminent and named one of its publications "Dabiq". (more...)
September 2016 NPD: Xbox One Outsells PS4 for a Third Straight Month
- October 16, 2016

Meanwhile, Microsoft has added four more titles to its ever expanding Xbox One backwards compatibility list. Upon the announcement Microsoft said :" We've included over 230 character skins, 3 texture packs and 7 Mash-up packs alongside the Minecraft: " Xbox One Edition game so you can let your survival and creative skills run wild. (more...)

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