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Thanksgiving, Black Friday store sales fall, online rises

Black Friday turned out to be the busiest day with 74 percent of those who shopped online and 75 of those in-store. Apparel & Accessories ranked as the top product category on Black Friday with almost $500 million in desktop sales, while Toys & Hobbies saw the highest rate of growth from previous year.

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Samsung may create holding company amid transparency concerns

Elliott argued that Samsung's relatively cheap share price could skyrocket if Samsung simplified its group structure and improved corporate governance. What is a holding company? "Clearly the political environment is changing in Korea and seemingly in a direction that will make it harder for the status quo for the chaebols to persist", Daniel O'Keefe, managing director of Artisan Partners, which backed Elliott, said before the changes were announced.

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Black Friday 2016: Go Google Pixel Verizon

The same discount of $10 is also applied on the Chromecast Ultra, which was released on November 6, 2016, and which had a launch price of $69. Once that's done, you'll have until January 8th to claim the HBO Now deal, and then you'll have three months to decide if you want to start paying for access to HBO Now or cancel the streaming service before the free trial is up.

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Xbox One vs Xbox One S: Best Black Friday Deals

Nintendo is also selling discounted game titles for the Wii U and 3DS consoles during the best Black Friday deals of 2016 as stated on CNET . Aside from the PS4 Pro deal on Newegg , major retailers like Amazon , GAME , Currys and Argos are all set to drop prices on the famous gaming system over the course of the next 24-hours, Mirror has learned.

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Pokemon Go updates include improved Nearby feature and Ditto sightings

This means that, if you have a keen eye, you can tell if what you're battling is a Ditto based on how hard it is to catch. On the other hand, the drowning Pokemon Alakazam is now capable of fighting, Forbes reported. Niantic's " Pokemon Go " has finally given Ditto its most powerful weapon. Initially A/B tested in the San Francisco Bay area, Niantic has "made some changes to the Nearby feature".

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Handelsblatt: Volkswagen to withdraw from U.S. diesel market

According to Volkswagen , the job cuts will bring an estimated annual savings of €3.7 billion by 2020. The cheating allowed Volkswagen's US vehicles sold since 2009 to emit up to 40 times legally allowable pollution levels. Volkswagen is "working under the assumption that we will no longer offer diesel vehicles in the United States", Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess told the paper.

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Meteor lights up skies in Venice, Florida

Citizens from North Port, Venice and Tampa all called police after they saw the fire in the sky. The second video was recorded on the security camera of residents Laura and Christopher Scruby. "Never seen anything like that before", the expert said, adding that he " heard a little rumbling after it faded away ". " The meteor began 46 miles above the Gulf of Mexico and 8 miles from Sarasota ".

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Microsoft brings Solitaire to iOS and Android

Everyone gets a free month of "premium" access. For the first time, Microsoft Solitaire Collection - which includes the Klondike (i.e. classic) version, as well as Spider, FreeCell , Pyramid and Tripeaks variants - is playable on Android and iOS .

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Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) Price Target Cut to $65.00

Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Tyson Foods' Q3 2017 earnings at $1.16 EPS and FY2017 earnings at $4.76 EPS. Analysts also highlighted question marks recently raised by United States media over the Georgia Dock pricing index for chicken prices, which Tyson Foods uses, amid claims the system has overly-inflated chicken prices.

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IPhone 7 Black Friday Deals Offer Up to $250 Off Today

Apple has recently teased a one-day shopping event this coming Friday through a new webpage section on its official website , signaling it will be rejoining the Black Friday tradition that it dropped out of a year ago. Apple has unveiled a new webpage teasing that the company could be planning a sale later this week. You'll also be able to take part in the event with the Apple Store app and in-store.

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Astronaut Whitson, two others on their way to the International Space Station

In one, all three spacefarers smile for the cameras at a press conference ahead of the launch, while another shows Pesquet and Novitsky hoisting Whitson up and posing in a hangar in front of the Soyuz . The Soyuz rocket measures 162 feet (49.5 meters) tall. This places the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft and the three astronauts in orbit, according to Spaceflight Insider .

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Facebook approves $6 billion stock buyback

Facebook's shares were up 1.1 per cent at US$118.24 in after-hours trading. Either way, this is Facebook's first stock buyback to date. Buybacks can make a company's earnings look better by reducing the total number of outstanding shares.

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Barack Obama blocks new oil, gas drilling in Arctic Ocean

The details were confirmed by people familiar with the plan who were not authorized to speak publicly before it is issued, something that is expected within days. Jack Girard, the head of the American Petroleum Institute industry group, said the decision "puts the U.S.at a serious competitive disadvantage". Shell spent more than $7bn on its attempt to exploit oil and gas reserves in the Arctic after being allowed to do so by the United States government despite a high predicted risk of an ...

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Apple's Phil Schiller: putting touch on Macs is 'absurd'

Schiller claims that Apple considered implementing touch in MacBooks and iMacs several times in the last few years, but every time, the company just made a decision to go with its instinct and stay away from this technology. This has resulted in a really fast MacBook Pro that has easily taken its place above the rest of the competition from Windows. It is 17% thinner and lighter when compared to the previous model.

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Tinder Introduces More Gender Options

The company, based in West Hollywood, California, said that users can also choose to be shown in searches that best reflect that identity. The "more" field is an open one, like Facebook's , but the app has almost 40 auto-fill suggestions that Tinder worked on with users and consultants including members of GLAAD's Transgender Media Program.

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Amid signs of transition trouble, Donald Trump huddles with Mike Pence

However, a second official cautioned that John Bolton, a former USA ambassador to the United Nations, remained in contention. President-elect Donald Trump's transition team reads as the upside-down universe's version of a government. Pence served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee for a long time, a credential which could make up for Trump's lack of foreign affairs experience in the White House.

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Polling misfires to be explored after unexpected Trump win

From the White House, Trump headed to Capitol Hill for meetings with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to discuss the GOP legislative agenda. Obama pledged his team would do everything possible to ensure Trump is a success. As the two leaders met, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough gave a tour to Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and other aides, notably Dan Scavino, across the edge of the Rose Garden.

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Microsoft Selfie camera, photo editing app now available for Android

Late previous year, Microsoft released a pretty interesting app for taking selfies on the iPhone. This is not the only app Microsoft has released for Android in the past year, with much of the focus being on making the user-interface and experience better for some of the most common things people do with their smartphones every day.

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Only 2 points separate Clinton, Trump in latest tracking poll

The narrowing of the polls has been expected following news about the FBI Director James Comey's public announcement that his agency is reopening its investigation into Clinton's emails. Trump has also gone from a 6-point deficit to a 16-point advantage among independents, with more Republican leaners in their ranks according to the survey.

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Ewan McGregor stars in new trailer for Trainspotting sequel T2

Ewan McGregor reprises his role as Renton in the sequel to Danny Boyle's Trainspotting. I knew Irvine Welsh had written sequel, prequel and spin-off novels to his original masterpiece, Trainspotting , but I never thought the movie would get a sequel, especially not twenty years later.

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Conte admits surprise at Chelsea man's brilliant form

He added: 'Defensively we all work as a unit in training and every day in training the manager is on top of us to make sure we are solid. "We know Moses as a winger, but he's playing in a fantastic way". "I want to say thank you to our support, from me and my players, because we won this game together - the players on the pitch, and the supporters as well".

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The Next Generation iPhone Could Come With A Curved OLED Display

The revelation is also another clue that suggests Apple may one day add a curved screen to its phone anthology, Digital Spy said. Given the V20 has the same price tag as Apple's iPhone 7 , it is only ideal for the latter to bring over nearly equal or even better protection capabilities to its 2017 flagship.

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Google treats users to cat-against-ghosts game for Halloween

As players progress, they will need to daisy-chain increasingly complex strings of symbols to dispel the ghosts. It does form quite the challenge in later levels, and requires some very quick and precise mouse actions if you aren't playing on a touchscreen.

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Sunday Forecast: Mild temperatures with evening rain, nicer Halloween

Sunset time for Halloween will be 5:55 PM and as the trick-or-treaters hit the streets, temperatures will be tumbling into the low 60s. High temperatures will be 10°-20° warmer than normal today and into Halloween . Tuesday should offer more 80s and more sunshine, forecasters say. There will be no chance for rain outside. More warmth is likely by the middle of next week and the extended outlook features some additional warmth for early November too.

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Fish and politics behind Antarctic marine reserve deal

The plan was first proposed in 2010 by the United States and New Zealand, but had always been opposed by Russian Federation. The Ross Sea , which has been referred to as the polar "Garden of Eden," is home to half of the world's ecotype-C killer whales, also known as Ross Sea orcas, 40 percent of Adélie penguins and 25 percent of emperor penguins.

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AT&T May Be Trying To Buy Time Warner Inc

In 2014, Mr. Bewkes fought off an unsolicited takeover bid from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox , indicating AT&T wanted a far higher price than the initial roughly $80 billion offer that was on the table. The last time two companies of this size came together was when telecommunications giant Comcast purchased entertainment conglomerate NBCUniversal.

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Singapore Airlines, Air Berlin, Lufthansa bans Note 7 on flights

Samsung has discontinued the production of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones and the CPSC issued an official second recall of the smartphone. German carrier Air Berlin on Saturday said it had banned Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones from flights, while rival Lufthansa said it had banned the phones on services to and from the United States and expected that soon the ban would apply to all other Lufthansa business.

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Brendan Rodgers concedes Celtic face uphill battle to remain in Europe

Ebert laughed when asked if Gladbach could not only secure third place with a win over Celtic at Borussia Park in two week's time but also sneak in to second place if they could get something from Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side when they travel to Germany.

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ExoMars Prepares for Mars Landing

Amateur astronomers observing the Red Planet with a telescope can join the Mars FOCus group of the Pro-Am Collaborative Astronomy project , an worldwide group sharing images of specific astronomical objects and events taken by the amateur community to support professional astronomers.

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AT&T to offer cracked screen fix option if you have phone insurance

If you're on AT&T, are in an eligible city and have an eligible phone, you can get the fix process started at the source link below. First of, your device needs to be insured with the Mobile Insurance, Mobile Protection Pack, Mobile Protection Pack for Business and Multi-Device Protection Pack programs.

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Netflix Shares Explode as Subscriber Gains Greatly Exceeds Expectations

Although that effect may have depressed the company's numbers, it seems to be be lessening, and the resulting increase in revenue is helping the bottom line. The company also posted a very wide beat on earnings, recording 12 cents per share. Companies must report their earnings in off-market hours. Netflix rebounded from one of its worst quarters in years , posting better-than-expected subscriber growth and revenue in the third quarter Monday.

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Trump defiant as Clinton rides high in the polls

The offensive has already started. His move followed outcry over a video that surfaced last Friday showing Trump bragging in 2005 about groping women and making unwanted sexual advances. They wanted someone that was going to take on Hillary Clinton in the way that she needed to be taken on. Trump tweeted in April 2015. Has Trump lost the support of women voters? When former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) was considering a Senate run in 2000, he convened a focus group to test out ...

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Google, Facebook invest in US-Hong Kong submarine cable

This new network could greatly help businesses communicate as it would provide them with enough data to stream 80 million HD video calls simultaneously between LA and Hong Kong . Facebook and Google are working on experimental tools like giant balloons and laser-equipped drones to bring the Internet to remote locations. Google's new submarine internet cable will also employ the L band, which ranges between 1GHz to 2GHz.

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High Market Cap Stock of the Day - QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM)

While reviewing QUALCOMM Incorporated on the technical element, the conclusion was share is trading $3.533 points away or +5.547% from 50-day MA of $63.682. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.00, for a total transaction of $427,000.00. 09/29/2016 - QUALCOMM Incorporated had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Argus.

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Google announces Android 7.1 Developer Preview, coming late October

The first "incremental" update for Android Nougat will arrive as a developer preview for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P smartphones and Pixel C tablet users. The developer documentation for Android 7.1 isn't live yet so we can't jump too much into the details of these new features, although they are fairly self-explanatory with what we already know, or see what other features may be coming in 7.1.

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Dutch navy delivering aid to hurricane-battered Haiti

Babies were lying catatonic with dark circles under their eyes, sprawled on T-shirts and rags, while their parents held up their bags of intravenous fluids. "A tree fell on my mother's house", said one man. "I don't know if that is decreasing". The only source of water in the village has been a communal spring.

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Malaysian GP: Sebastian Vettel given three-place grid penalty for Japan

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg (right) poses with Malaysian GP victor Daniel Ricciardo, of Red Bull, on the podium in Sepang. Hamilton dropped 43 points behind Rosberg after the first four races, in large part because of two identical engine failures in qualifying in consecutive races in China and Russian Federation that forced him to start down the grid.

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Japan, Korea survive World Cup scares as China crash

The top two in each of the six-strong Groups A and B will book their places in Russian Federation, while the two third-placed teams head into a play-off series. "I can't say that the match was a good one and can't say that the team's performance was excellent, but that was what I was looking for", Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic said.

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Snapchat working on $25b IPO

The news comes from the Wall Street Journal , which cited several people familiar with the matter. Snap makes the majority of its money from ad revenue, and is growing by leaps and bounds year-over-year. The newspaper noted that there was no guarantee that the sale would proceed in that time frame. An IPO is really important'. Facebook's advertising business continues to chug along as what would likely be considered the primary competitor, and after failing to snap up the company, it's ...

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Kerry says US not abandoning peace efforts in Syria

In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau disputed that there was any link between the US decision to suspend discussions over Syria and the Russian decision to suspend the plutonium agreement - a step which she said the administration regretted.