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Walmart Black Friday Sale: Huge Discounts Offered on Games, Consoles Walmart Black Friday Sale: Huge Discounts Offered on Games, Consoles
- November 13, 2016

Another worthy Black Friday purchase, like the PS4 Slim, Xbox One S is $50 cheaper that its original price. Nintendo has not been forgotten and the 3DS XL model is available for only $99. The Black Friday ad past year allowed shoppers to reap the benefits all weekend long, so if you can't make it out until Sunday, you'll still be in luck to take advantage of the savings. (more...)
Why climate change experts fear Trump's presidency
- November 12, 2016

Donald Trump's election will likely alter America's diplomatic bandwidth on climate, he said. Last Global Climate Change conference was held in Paris 2015. MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) - The election of Donald Trump as US president could jeopardize a $100 billion plan launched by his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton seven years ago to help poor countries to cope with climate change, delegates at United Nations talks said Friday. (more...)
'No Turning Back,' Says Head Of UN Climate Talks 'No Turning Back,' Says Head Of UN Climate Talks
- November 12, 2016

Gou Haibo, deputy chief of the Chinese delegation to the climate conference, said on November 9 that China would continue its effort in combating climate change despite the results of the US presidential election. One of the key advisors to Obama's team on climate change said he hoped China would take on the mantle and keep the global climate deal alive. CHINA will continue to be an active player in climate talks and its policies will not be affected by any external changes, a Chinese ... (more...)
U.S. stocks mostly higher in afternoon trading; oil slumps
- November 12, 2016

The Nasdaq Composite Index fell by 0.8%, or 42 points, to close at 5,208.80. 25, 2016, photo shows the New York Stock Exchange at sunset, in lower Manhattan. The index's financial component surged 3.7%. In Asia, shares posted hefty gains as they responded to the optimism recorded in Europe and the USA the day before. (more...)
At UN talks, Trump win sparks fears that climate aid will fizzle
- November 12, 2016

But President-elect Donald Trump has said he will pull the USA out of the Paris Agreement , which could limit the influence the agreements have in other ratified countries, cancel the Clean Power Plan, and cut funding to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change . (more...)
Lorenzo smashes pole record in Valencia Lorenzo smashes pole record in Valencia
- November 12, 2016

With four minutes remaining, Lorenzo set a 1m31.072s, before improving again to a 1m31.045s. It will be the first pole start for the 17-year-old Honda rider in his debut season after clocking the fastest time ahead of South African world champion Brad Binder (KTM) and Japan's Hiroki Ono (Honda). (more...)
Masagos Zulkifli to attend climate change conference in Morocco
- November 12, 2016

President Barack Obama's administration has only made $500 million available so far, and Trump may withhold the rest. Democrat Hillary Clinton, defeated by Trump, announced US support for the plan at the time as U.S Secretary of State. "If the money doesn't come through from any given country as expected, then the others have to pick up that slack", said Joe Thwaites of World Resources Institute, a Washington-based environmental think tank. (more...)
Marches against Trump continue around the US
- November 12, 2016

According to witnesses cited by the New York Times, the altercation began when a vehicle full of people grew angry about being stalled in traffic and one protester was shot in the leg. Security barricades have been erected around some of Trump's properties, including the newly opened Trump International Hotel near the White House and Trump Tower in New York, Reuters reported. (more...)
United Nations chief expresses hope to meet with Trump
- November 12, 2016

At UN headquarters in NY, meanwhile, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed confidence that USA president-elect Trump will come to understand the "seriousness and urgency" of the deal. "The biggest effect will presumably be a halt to further regulatory action by the EPA and other agencies that had characterized the Obama Administration and would have characterized a Clinton Administration", said Richard Newell, president of Resources for the Future. (more...)
Samsung recalls washing machines in US
- November 12, 2016

Samsung needs to be extra cautious about its products and conduct heavy tests before it releases its products for official purchases. The company already has faced lawsuits over the appliances. "This is a recall of certain Top-Load washers manufactured between March 2011 and current production dates". Remedies being provided in the recall include in-home repairs, rebates and refunds. (more...)
Modi: Japan valuable partner in India's journey to prosperity Modi: Japan valuable partner in India's journey to prosperity
- November 12, 2016

Modi praised the signing as "a historic step in our engagement to build a clean energy partnership" that will help India to "combat the challenge of climate change". It is no secret that Japan does not want nuclear technology transferred to India to be used for military purposes. The women of Fukushima, an anti-nuclear lobbying group, have issued an appeal to Modi to visit the disaster area and see at first hand the consequences of nuclear power. (more...)
Barack Obama goes high after congratulating Donald Trump on election win
- November 12, 2016

Trump, who dealt with constant criticism about his own lack of grass-roots organizing across the country. Obama said on Wednesday that despite his major differences with the NY real estate magnate, he would follow the lead of former Republican President George W. (more...)
PM Modi, Abe ride on Japan's famed Shinkansen bullet train PM Modi, Abe ride on Japan's famed Shinkansen bullet train
- November 12, 2016

It is Japan's first such agreement with a non-signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Both the countries inked an accord on Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy on Friday. And, in this journey, we see Japan as a natural partner. Stating that India and Japan consulted and cooperated closely in regional and worldwide fora, Modi said: "We will continue to work together for reforms of the United Nations and strive together for our rightful place in the UN ... (more...)
Facebook users finding banners announcing they are dead Facebook users finding banners announcing they are dead
- November 12, 2016

And after a pretty insane week (there was this thing called the election and I'm a journalist) I'm exhausted, but not dead. "Guys according to Facebook I'm dead now". "For a brief period today, a message meant for memorialized profiles was mistakenly posted to other accounts", A Facebook spokesman said in an emailed statement, "this was a awful error that we have now fixed". (more...)
Massive chunk of 'Chinese' space debris crashes to Earth in Burma
- November 12, 2016

No one was injured. However, government officials say that they haven't identified the object and are sending experts to examine it. All told, there were at least 500,00 pieces of space junk marble-size or larger that are orbiting our planet in 2010, though most pieces are on the small side. (more...)
Activision Blizzard, Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI)
- November 12, 2016

Alternately, the stock is -14.01% away from the 52 week high. Earnings Estimates: "19" Analysts are saying that the company to announce quarterly earnings of 0.77$ per share for current quarter period Quarter Ending_Dec-16. 18 of the brokerages firms have a buy or better rating; the 0 sells versus 0 underperforms. Currently, Activision Blizzard, Inc has a price to earnings ratio of 33.59. (more...)
Did FBI Director James Comey tip the race to Donald Trump? Did FBI Director James Comey tip the race to Donald Trump?
- November 12, 2016

Investors around the globe responded bullishly to news that the FBI investigation related to Clinton's emails was over, as they interpreted the news as boosting Clinton's chance to win the tight election race with Republican challenger Donald Trump as well as clearing a legal hurdle for Clinton in the event that she does prevail tomorrow on Election Day. (more...)
Night delight: 'supermoon' to grace Earth's skies Night delight: 'supermoon' to grace Earth's skies
- November 12, 2016

So step outside, look up and bathe in moonlight for a while - a full moon of this size won't come this close to Earth until November 25, 2034! You'll want to go outside on Sunday night to get a look at the moon, but it will technically be at its closest point around 6AM ET. (more...)
Founding Fathers distrusted popular vote to pick a president
- November 12, 2016

The opinions expressed in this commentary are exclusively those of the author. But ironically, Trump wasn't all about it just four years ago. I'm not casting aspersions on the legitimacy of Donald Trump's election over Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. (more...)
Alibaba smashes its sales record on single's day
- November 12, 2016

About 15 hours into the event, sales had reached $13.4 billion (£10.6 billion), surpassing last year's total figure. Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA) this year used superstars like Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson, sports celebrity David Beckham, basketball legend Kobe Bryant and pop-rock band One Republic to caption a pre-sale gala and to get basically the worldwide attention. (more...)

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