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Which Analysts Are Watching Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)?
- December 23, 2016

The consensus recommendation 30 days ago for this company stood at 2. GW&K Investment Management LLC increased its position in shares of Cisco Systems by 5.7% in the second quarter. During the same period a year ago, the company posted $0.59 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Cisco Systems Inc. will post $2.37 earnings per share for the current year. (more...)
Uber sends SF self-driving cars to Arizona after backlash Uber sends SF self-driving cars to Arizona after backlash
- December 23, 2016

The DMV put out a statement saying that Uber "shall" get the permit to test its self-driving vehicles on public roads, but the company told Business Insider at the timethat it had no plans whatsoever to apply for a permit since it didn't believe its cars fit the state's definition of autonomous vehicles. (more...)
Rain chances increase Christmas Eve, unseasonably warm Christmas
- December 23, 2016

Temperatures are in the upper 40s to lower 50s. FINAL WEEK OF 2016: The 70-degree temperatures will return on Monday and we will likely be tracking more showers across far north Alabama. Temperaturewise, we should remain on the milder side of our late-December average, not excessively so but enough where it should be fairly comfortable to be outside, especially by late December standards. (more...)
Kia has previewed its third-generation Picanto city auto. Photo: Supplied Kia has previewed its third-generation Picanto city auto. Photo: Supplied
- December 23, 2016

The inside of the vehicle reveals that an automatic transmission, full connectivity and heated front seats will be available on the new model. Kia is yet to confirm which engine options will arrive with the new Picanto, but the company's 1.0-litre three-cylinder and 1.2-litre four-cylinder engines are the most likely fit, with a choice of manual or automatic transmissions. (more...)
YouTube now supported by PlayStation VR YouTube now supported by PlayStation VR
- December 23, 2016

YouTube's VR video collection just added a major new platform: Sony's PlayStation VR. If you want to experience something other than gaming in VR, these apps are what you want. On the PlayStation 4 side of things, PlayStation VR compatibility has been sorely lacking up until now. Well, it means that PlayStation 4 owners with a PlayStation VR headset can now use it to watch virtual reality videos that are available on YouTube. (more...)
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) , Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:DCTH) Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) , Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:DCTH)
- December 23, 2016

The EPS for the most recent quarter is 0.77. First New York Securities LLC NY acquired a new stake in Bristol-Myers Squibb during the third quarter valued at $108,000. During the same period previous year, the firm earned $0.39 EPS. The company announced its last quarter financial performance results on 10/27/2016. (more...)
Featured Stock Overview: Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT)
- December 23, 2016

While for the next 5 years, the growth estimate is 9.54%. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 3,529,762 shares of the healthcare product maker's stock worth $138,755,000 after buying an additional 420,435 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Newly discovered coral-reef fish named after Obama Newly discovered coral-reef fish named after Obama
- December 23, 2016

A new species of coral reef fish discovered in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands now bears his name. "We chose to name this fish after President Obama to recognise his efforts to protect and preserve the natural environment, including the expansion of Papahanaumokuakea", said Richard Pyle, scientist at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Bishop Museum. (more...)
West Kelowna chimney fire prompts holiday fire safety tips West Kelowna chimney fire prompts holiday fire safety tips
- December 23, 2016

The heat will dry out the tree and cause it to ignite more easily by the heat, flame or sparks. On average, one of every 31 reported home Christmas tree fires results in a death compared to an average of one death per 144 total reported home fires. (more...)
Egypt delays United Nations resolution on Israel amid Trump pressure
- December 23, 2016

In a Thursday morning Facebook post , Trump said that the measure should be vetoed when it comes up for a vote at the United Nations, as it "puts Israel in a very poor negotiating position and is extremely unfair to all Israelis". The White House and State Department had declined to say how they would vote on the resolution, which would have declared all Israeli settlements illegal under global law and demanded that the country cease construction in the West Bank and other territories ... (more...)
Sunshine, wintry mix in the forecast leading up to Christmas Day
- December 23, 2016

As far as snowfall accumulation, a coating is expected for western Mass, especially in the Berkshires with up to 2 inches possible in VT, NH & southern ME where the snow showers will continue through the late afternoon. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 miles per hour in the morning. Saturday: A slight chance of showers before 1 p.m. High temperatures in the mountain town for Friday through Christmas Day are to be in the 30s, with lows in the 20s. (more...)
Encrypted messaging app Signal uses Google to bypass censorship Encrypted messaging app Signal uses Google to bypass censorship
- December 23, 2016

The only reason for a country to completely block Signal would be if the government can't see the messages, which shows that Signal's end-to-end encryption is indeed effective against mass surveillance. And even then Signal can switch to another domain front. In truth, part of the destination address is hidden in an encrypted HTTPS portion. Their research revealed that many cloud service providers and content delivery networks allow HTTP host header redirection, including Google, Amazon ... (more...)
Michelle Williams Calls Busy Philipps The Love Of Her Life
- December 23, 2016

Not only are Dawson's Creek alums Busy Philipps and Michelle Williams still BFFs , but their daughters are also incredibly close. "I'm so in love with her", added Williams. "I love that we nearly always stand on the same side of each other", Philipps wrote. "Also, can I just say-we aren't at a costume party in 2001. And thank God my eyebrows grew back". (more...)
North Pole Flirts With the Freezing Point, Nearly 50 Degrees Above Average North Pole Flirts With the Freezing Point, Nearly 50 Degrees Above Average
- December 23, 2016

As the graph shows, the temperature has climbed up to the freezing mark and above a few times since September, however none of those events represents such a marked contrast to the temperatures that we should be seeing at the time. This warm air, and the strong winds accompanying it, are taking its toll on sea ice in the Barents Sea. Throughout July, temperatures in the Arctic were above freezing for the first time in 2016. (more...)
Donald Trump forgot his own reaction to the Berlin Christmas Market attack Donald Trump forgot his own reaction to the Berlin Christmas Market attack
- December 23, 2016

Transition officials say President-elect Trump is being updated on the situation as part of the Presidential daily briefing and meetings with his national security team. Trump vowed during the presidential campaign to go after the Islamic State group, but repeatedly declined to fill in the public on his plan. After asking the question be repeated, Trump asked, "Who said that?" Trump is also considering Jovita Carranza, who worked in President George W. (more...)
Salvation Army says donations falling short in Ansonia, Torrington
- December 23, 2016

Anthony Watts is a bell ringer for Salvation Army. He says right now, local red kettle donations need help. The money helps fund services like providing food and shelter to the needy year round. "You can just visit any one of our locations where we're ringing the bell at and that would be at most of your Publixs and all of your Walmarts, Bass Pro Shops", he said. (more...)
Dead orca found off coast of Sechelt member of Southern Resident pod Dead orca found off coast of Sechelt member of Southern Resident pod
- December 23, 2016

The resident, who initially thought it was an overturned boat, reported the carcass to the DFO's observe, record and report hotline at 1-800-465-4336. The carcass was towed to land and necropsied on December 21, but results aren't available yet. Cottrell said a general diagnosis might be available in a few days, but it would more likely be a few weeks before anything certain could be known. (more...)
Whiting Petroleum Corp 83.1% Potential Upside Now Implied by R. F. Lafferty
- December 23, 2016

Moreover, Grt Cap Limited Liability has 2.25% invested in Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) for 1.24 million shares. Following R.F. Lafferty's latest price target of 23 on the business this highlights that the broker now believes there is an increase of 80.96% from Whiting Petroleum Corporation's current share price of 12.71. (more...)
UK Tesla prices to increase 5 percent following Brexit 'currency fluctuations' UK Tesla prices to increase 5 percent following Brexit 'currency fluctuations'
- December 23, 2016

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors is blaming "currency fluctuations" for the decision to push up the price of models sold in the United Kingdom by 5% in the new year. Apple increased the prices of its MacBook Pro laptops in the United Kingdom in October, raising the price of its cheapest 13-inch MacBook Pro from £999 to £1,499, for example. (more...)
Reddit User Discovers Snoop Dogg Is Her Secret Santa Reddit User Discovers Snoop Dogg Is Her Secret Santa
- December 22, 2016

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bill Gates have participated in the past. If you could imagine the best Secret Santa who would it be? Erin told WHNT-TV she had an inkling her Santa might be a celeb after she was sent a message from a Reddit administrator letting her know the package was in the mail. (more...)

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