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  • Apple chief Tim Cook picked to give MIT commencement speech Associated Press - 3 minutes 3 seconds ago

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has chosen Apple CEO Tim Cook to deliver its 2017 commencement address.

  • Westpac chief calls for more govt spending AAP - 6 minutes ago

    Westpac chief executive Brian Hartzer has reiterated his call for federal and state governments to respond to uncertain global growth by boosting the Australian economy through increased infrastructure spending. Mr Hartzer will tell the lender's annual general meeting in Adelaide that, with any benefit from likely interest rises possibly offset by slow global growth, the local economy would be lifted by increased government investment in infrastructure, particularly in roads and transport. "Our experience shows that where governments invest in infrastructure projects, business investment - and particularly small business investment - soon follows," Mr Hartzer will say on Friday.

  • Broadcom Doubles Dividend After Q4 Revenue Surges 125% Investor's Business Daily - 8 minutes ago
    Broadcom Doubles Dividend After Q4 Revenue Surges 125%

    Chip designer Broadcom beat expectations for its fiscal Q4 results and doubled its quarterly dividend, sending its shares higher in late trading.

  • Trump Owes The Media Nothing — Here's Why Investor's Business Daily - 9 minutes ago
    Trump Owes The Media Nothing — Here's Why

    You know when left-0f-center media watchdogs see media bias against a conservative candidate it must be really egregious.

  • Firefighter: Warehouse missing from fire-inspection records Associated Press - 10 minutes ago
    Firefighter: Warehouse missing from fire-inspection records

    The illegally occupied Oakland warehouse where dozens of partygoers perished in a blaze does not appear in a database fire inspectors use to schedule inspections and may never have been checked for fire ...

  • A Robotics Startup Has Put Real Robots in a Digital World Bloomberg - 14 minutes ago
    A Robotics Startup Has Put Real Robots in a Digital World

    While there are already plenty of spider-type robot toys on the market, a U.K. startup has made a system that lets users control its Mechamon robot with their phones. The robots fight battles with each ...

  • Police release video in shooting that paralyzed Iowa man Associated Press - 15 minutes ago
    Police release video in shooting that paralyzed Iowa man

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An unarmed black motorist struggled with an Iowa officer and a police dog before the officer shot the driver as he tried to get away in his pickup truck, paralyzing him, dashcam video released Thursday shows.

  • US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase Associated Press - 18 minutes ago
    US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase

    NEW YORK (AP) — A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago.

  • Oakland artists fear crackdown after Ghost Ship fire Associated Press - 21 minutes ago
    Oakland artists fear crackdown after Ghost Ship fire

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Ghost Ship is now gone. But there's The Salt Lick, the ominously named Deathtrap and other converted warehouses where artists are holding emergency meetings behind locked metal doors.

  • Finisar Earnings, Outlook Top Views As Optical Party Continues Late Investor's Business Daily - 23 minutes ago
    Finisar Earnings, Outlook Top Views As Optical Party Continues Late

    Finisar reported fiscal Q2 profit and revenue that beat estimates, extending a rally in fiber-optic stocks spurred by Ciena's big backlog.

  • Will the US Rig Count Affect Fairmount Santrol in 4Q16? Market Realist - 23 minutes ago

    According to Baker Hughes (BHI), the US rig count fell 38% in 3Q16 over 3Q15. The US rig count reached its multiyear high in September 2014.

  • Las Vegas Sands, Wynn, MGM Dive As China Halves Macau ATM Withdrawals Investor's Business Daily - 28 minutes ago
    Las Vegas Sands, Wynn, MGM Dive As China Halves Macau ATM Withdrawals

    Las Vegas Sands, Wynn and MGM plunged after China set new limits on ATM withdrawals in gaming mecca Macau.

  • NY Gov. Cuomo awards $700M+ for economic development Associated Press - 28 minutes ago
    NY Gov. Cuomo awards $700M+ for economic development

    New York state's 10 economic regions will divide more than $700 million in new state economic development funding. The money announced Thursday will support hundreds of local economic development projects ...

  • J.W. Mays posts 1Q profit Associated Press - 30 minutes ago

    The Brooklyn, New York-based company said it had net income of 23 cents per share. The commercial real estate leasing company posted revenue of $4.8 million in the period. J.W. Mays shares have dropped ...

  • Trump meets with Ohio State victims, taking on somber duty Associated Press - 36 minutes ago
    Trump meets with Ohio State victims, taking on somber duty

    In the midst of his Cabinet deliberations, President-elect Donald Trump flew to Ohio Thursday to meet with victims and families after the latest U.S. outbreak of violence, a somber duty that became all ...

  • Asian Stocks Set for More Gains as ECB Move Weighs on Bonds, Yen Bloomberg - 38 minutes ago
    Asian Stocks Set for More Gains as ECB Move Weighs on Bonds, Yen

    Asian stocks are headed for their best week since September, after U.S. benchmarks racked up fresh records on signs the European Central Bank may bolster stimulus down the track. Bonds in the region fell ...

  • Australian stocks flat at open AAP - 41 minutes ago

    The Australian share market has opened flat, despite record highs on Wall Street. At 1012 AEDT on Friday, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index was up 2.3 points, or 0.04 per cent, at 5,545.9 while the broader ...

  • Gov't proposes letting airline passengers make phone calls Associated Press - 41 minutes ago

    The government is proposing that airlines be allowed to permit their passengers to make phone calls during flights using Wi-Fi despite complaints from flight attendants and others that the calls could ...

  • Trump Taps Fast-Food CEO, Big ObamaCare Foe, To Head Labor Department Investor's Business Daily - 42 minutes ago
    Trump Taps Fast-Food CEO, Big ObamaCare Foe, To Head Labor Department

    Donald Trump named Andy Puzder, who runs the Hardee's and Carl's Jr. fast-food chains, to lead the Department of Labor.

  • Polymet Mining reports 3Q loss Associated Press - 45 minutes ago

    On a per-share basis, the Toronto-based company said it had a loss of 1 cent. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, the company's shares hit 87 cents. A year ago, they were trading at 85 cents. ...

  • Fast-food CEO, Trump's pick for Labor, on racy fast-food ads Associated Press - 45 minutes ago

    Andrew Puzder, who heads the company that owns Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, was tapped Thursday to head the Labor Department by President-elect Donald Trump. Puzder has been outspoken about his views that ...

  • Are Apple, FANG Stocks Ready To Join The Trump Rally? Investor's Business Daily - 48 minutes ago
    Are Apple, FANG Stocks Ready To Join The Trump Rally?

    Apple and big internet stocks rallied on Wednesday, but most have been market laggards since the presidential election.

  • Super Mario's creator explains how 'Super Mario Run' will reach a new generation Yahoo Finance - 50 minutes ago
    Super Mario's creator explains how 'Super Mario Run' will reach a new generation

    Since his debut more than 30 years ago in the original “Donkey Kong,” Nintendo’s Mario has appeared in more than 200 different games, become an international icon and turned Nintendo into a household name. Launching Dec. 15 for Apple’s iPhone and iPad and coming to Android devices in the near future, “Super Mario Run” is the first Mario game for any smartphone platform. Available for $9.99, “Super Mario Run” features three game modes: World Tour, Toad Rally and Kingdom Builder.

  • Stein Using Recount to ‘Line Her Pockets,’ Trump Lawyer Says Bloomberg - 51 minutes ago
    Stein Using Recount to ‘Line Her Pockets,’ Trump Lawyer Says

    Former Green Party candidate Jill Stein is using her Pennsylvania recount effort to “line her pockets” with cash from fearful supporters, President-elect Donald Trump’s lawyer said in a court filing.

  • Hess Credit Downgraded Even as Stock Jumps 30% in a Month Barrons.com - 52 minutes ago

    Fitch Ratings saw fit to downgrade exploration and production company Hess (HES) on Thursday noting its negative free cash flow and shrinking size as it sells off assets. Hess is now one notch from junk bond status.

  • [$$] John Glenn, first American to orbit the earth, dies aged 95 Financial Times - 52 minutes ago

    John Glenn, the homespun, freckled Midwestern boy who became a national hero as the first American to orbit the earth and who was later a four term US Democratic senator from Ohio and presidential candidate, ...

  • Wells Fargo Ex-Managers’ Suit Puts Scandal Blame Higher Up Chain Bloomberg - 56 minutes ago
    Wells Fargo Ex-Managers’ Suit Puts Scandal Blame Higher Up Chain

    The lawsuits piling up against Wells Fargo & Co. over its fake accounts scandal have expanded to include three former branch managers alleging that an area president ordered employees to open bogus accounts ...

  • Dominion Diamond posts 3Q profit Associated Press - 57 minutes ago

    The Toronto-based company said it had profit of 34 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to 12 cents per share. The diamond mining company posted revenue of $102.7 million in ...

  • Stay or go? Tribe gives conflicting messages to protest camp Associated Press - 58 minutes ago
    Stay or go? Tribe gives conflicting messages to protest camp

    For protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline, the messages from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation are confusing: The tribal chairman tells demonstrators that it's time to leave their camp and go ...

  • John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, has died at age 95 Quartz - 59 minutes ago
    John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, has died at age 95

    John Glenn, the first American to orbit the planet, has died at the age of 95. On Feb. 20, 1962, with broadcaster Walter Cronkite shouting “Go Baby!,” a 40-year-old Glenn launched from Cape Canaveral Florida. Aboard the tiny Friendship Seven capsule, in just under five hours, Glenn circled the globe three times, captivating the country…

  • Tinder CEO steps aside in parent Match Group shake-up MarketWatch - 59 minutes ago

    Match Group Inc. Chairman and CEO Greg Blatt will become Tinder CEO as well, the dating company said late Thursday. Tinder's co-founder and current CEO, Sean Rad, was tapped to lead Swipe Ventures, which ...

  • Nigeria Looks to Farming as Oil Boom Fades and Hunger Sets In Bloomberg - 59 minutes ago
    Nigeria Looks to Farming as Oil Boom Fades and Hunger Sets In

    Nigeria is turning to farming as dwindling oil income has driven the economy to the brink of its first full-year contraction in more than two decades and more people go hungry.

  • Did Big Oil Layoff Too Many Workers Too Quickly? Oilprice.com - 59 minutes ago
    Did Big Oil Layoff Too Many Workers Too Quickly?

    The high level of layoffs in the oil industry over the last two years may well come back to haunt oil companies next year as production returns

  • Americans' odds of earning more than parents have plunged Associated Press - 59 minutes ago

    The likelihood that young adults will earn more than their parents has plummeted in recent decades, a study has found, fueling concerns that the American dream of steady upward mobility is foundering amid ...

  • [$$] Russia says Syrian military activity in eastern Aleppo suspended Financial Times - 1 hour 3 minutes ago

    Russia's foreign secretary said the Syrian army had suspended its military activity in eastern Aleppo to allow large-scale evacuations of civilians. The claim was made on Thursday evening by Sergei Lavrov ...