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Qualcomm Inks Deal To Buy NXP For $39 Billion Qualcomm Inks Deal To Buy NXP For $39 Billion
- November 06, 2016

On the Nasdaq, NXP gained 1.6 percent on opening Thursday on the news of its takeover by Qualcomm , which advanced 3.6 percent. But it shows the degree to which interest in turning cars into digital-technology showcases have cast a gold rush-like spell over chip-makers, software developers and venture-backed startups. (more...)
Musk unveils solar roof shingles at LA event
- November 06, 2016

Musk also said the tiles were incredibly durable, showing a marketing video of a weight crushing traditional roof tiles but leaving a solar roof tile undamaged. Musk showed off some homes fitted with the Tesla/SolarCity solar tiles, which are made of tempered glass and have built-in solar cells that generate electricity. (more...)
Samsung announces details of recall program for washers that present injury risk Samsung announces details of recall program for washers that present injury risk
- November 06, 2016

Samsung is recalling almost 3 million top-loading washing machines amid fears that they can explode. Nine injuries have been reported, including a broken jaw and injured shoulder. The CPSC said it had collected 733 reports of consumers whose machines experienced those flaws. The second option is to accept a rebate towards a new model either from Samsung or another manufacturer. (more...)
Obama won't criticize FBI director over Clinton email investigation
- November 06, 2016

Grassley acknowledged DOJ faced a hard decision about whether to disclose the new development, but said he was disappointed in Comey's cryptic approach. "Clearly it had the opposite of the intended effect", Earnest said. "I do think that there is a norm that when there are investigations we don't operate on innuendo and we don't operate on incomplete information and we don't operate on leaks". (more...)
Paris Agreement turns a new page in human endeavour Paris Agreement turns a new page in human endeavour
- November 06, 2016

The Paris Agreement on climate change entered into force on Friday, a bureaucratic move that ramps up pressure on countries that signed on to the landmark 2015 treaty. To have a shot at 1.5 degrees C, the world needs to slash annual emissions by an additional 15 billion-17 billion tons by 2030, the UNEP report said. (more...)
Korea president: Scandal 'my fault and mistake' Korea president: Scandal 'my fault and mistake'
- November 06, 2016

A Seoul court will likely determine by Friday morning whether to approve an arrest warrant for Choi. Park admitted that Choi edited some of her speeches and provided other public relations help. But he said the procedures and methods of any probe of the head of state must be carefully handled. Ahn Jong-beom is the second person detained over the scandal that has plunged Park's approval rating to record lows and triggered mounting calls for her resignation. (more...)
Samsung Elec says reviewing ways to limit Note 7 environment impact Samsung Elec says reviewing ways to limit Note 7 environment impact
- November 06, 2016

Samsung hasn't yet gone that far in the USA or other major markets. Attention, Galaxy Note 7 holdouts: it's about to become even more bothersome to use the device if you live in the US. The PR nightmare could be resolved if the company does choose to provide another device to prove to its consumers that the Note 7 was a one-time mistake and that it will not be happening ever again. (more...)
High Court rules that Parliament must decide on Brexit High Court rules that Parliament must decide on Brexit
- November 06, 2016

The High Court's ruling that the Government should seek Parliament's approval before triggering Article 50 withdrawal negotiations was welcomed by some in Brussels. "We have no intention of letting this decision derail our timetable for triggering article 50", Downing Street said. The disposition of the Lords is not clear. (more...)
SKoreans wind down rally calling on prez to quit
- November 06, 2016

In truth, though, it's a tricky time for a resignation and the leading opposition parties have stopped short of calling for that or impeachment, likely anxious that could negatively impact next year's election. At least 43,000 protesters gathered in central Seoul in the latest series of rallies that began a week earlier, police said, Yonhap news reported. (more...)
Large crowd expected at World Series parade in Chicago
- November 06, 2016

The eatery was busy before noon and conversations centered around the Cubs' win. "This team had its back against the wall", he said. Miami won Game 7 and went on to beat the New York Yankees in the World Series. The team will head down Michigan Avenue between Oak and OH then down Columbus Drive between Monroe and Balbo to Grant Park, where the celebration will begin at Lower Hutchinson Field at noon. (more...)
Microsoft Access is coming back to Office 365 Business plans Microsoft Access is coming back to Office 365 Business plans
- November 05, 2016

The story looks a little different today, thanks in large part to the way Microsoft has used its Office 365 platform as a way to expand the breadth and usefulness of its productivity suite for both consumers and business users. "Our strategy with Office 365 is really to emphasize the value of having a set of best-in-breed solutions integrated across a full suite", he says. Office 365 Business costs $8.25 per user per month annually or $10 per user per month if purchased monthly. (more...)
Crack In Earth's Magnetic Shield Greater Than Expected Crack In Earth's Magnetic Shield Greater Than Expected
- November 05, 2016

These things are so powerful, they can easily penetrate the hull of a spacecraft, and Earth's magnetic shield is our first line of defence against them. Analysis of data obtained from the telescope showed that the burst of cosmic rays disrupted the Earth's magnetic shield. It also resulted in a supercharged aurora borealis - which is created when charged particles from outer space reach Earth's atmosphere. (more...)
Cubs players revel in World Series victory parade
- November 05, 2016

He was appreciative of his teammates and they were more than appreciative of everything he had done for them. Never have I experienced anything like Wrigley Field on a nightly basis. The Chicago Cubs are the 2016 World Series champions. But, many fans did not think they could win the series after falling behind. This year's World Series proved to be a grand slam on Twitter. (more...)
Elgar, Duminy build Proteas lead
- November 05, 2016

Despite the first Test being delicately poised, Moosajee said Steyn was "extremely unlikely" to bat in the second innings. Tha pair had added 59 after the Proteas lost two early second innings wickets, but their remarkable fightback was soured by news that Steyn would miss the remainder of the series. (more...)
Melania Trump Would Tackle Cyberbullying as First Lady
- November 05, 2016

Donald Trump's wife has vowed to fight cyber bullying should she become first lady after Tuesday's election. She wants to help solve cyberbullying. America was the word for freedom and opportunity. The speech , read off a teleprompter in the key swing state of Pennsylvania, was regarded by politicos as a last-ditch attempt to soften Donald Trump's image with women, after several damaging headlines about allegations of sexual assault and his bragging on tape about groping. (more...)
Barack Obama urges students to vote for Hillary Clinton
- November 05, 2016

A 2013 Supreme Court decision that overturned certain provisions of the Voting Rights Act allowed states like North Carolina to implement restrictions that cut down on early voting. "That is probably the silver lining right now for the Clinton campaign is the high rate of Hispanic turnout", said political scientist Smith. "Polling numbers suggest Hispanics, especially Puerto Ricans, are strongly against Donald Trump". (more...)
Past 3 Quarter Analysis for Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)
- November 05, 2016

Nomura reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Microsoft Corp.in a research note on Sunday, July 17th. Robert W. Baird restated an outperform rating and set a $42.00 price objective on shares of Intel Corp.in a research note on Friday, October 21st. (more...)
Eskom CEO implicated in state capture report
- November 05, 2016

South African state-owned power utility Eskom said on Friday it is considering challenging a report by the anti-graft watchdog into allegations of influence-peddling by a wealthy family that implicated its board and chief executive. Chairman Baldwin Ngubane also jumped to his defense saying that if they lose Molefe, Madonsela will be to blame. "Eskom's awarding of the initial contracts to Tegeta to supply coal to the Majuba Power Station will form part of the next phase of the ... (more...)
Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (SFM) Rating Reiterated by Royal Bank Of Canada Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (SFM) Rating Reiterated by Royal Bank Of Canada
- November 05, 2016

Sprouts Farmers Market ( NASDAQ:SFM ) traded up 3.12% during trading on Friday, reaching $20.65. The company traded a volume of 0 shares under average volume of 2.83 million shares. The share price of Sprouts Farmers Market , Inc. They issued an overweight rating and a $24.00 price objective for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the company. (more...)
GST will come on time, but multiple rates will dilute benefits GST will come on time, but multiple rates will dilute benefits
- November 05, 2016

The meeting will have to sort out the issues concerning tax rate to enable Parliament to approve the Central GST (CGST) and Integrated GST (IGST) legislations in the Winter Session beginning November 16 and pave the way for rollout of the new indirect tax regime from April 1 next year. (more...)

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