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We've Got Your Black Friday Deals Here
November 21, 2014
MORE THAN one in three U.S. adults - 89 million Americans in all - will buy at least one electronics product over the weekend between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, say researchers at the Consumer Electronics Association. For the second year in a row, tablets are tops on shopping lists. But televisions are a close second, moving up from fourth place last year, as our collective appetite for bigger and better screens keeps growing, and sharper prices make all seem possible. Laptop/notebook computers, smartphones and video-game consoles are high-priority items, too, says CEA. And we're thinking that wireless and streaming video and audio devices (Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, Sonos) will be the sleeper hits of the season.

Don't Read This
November 21, 2014
(RTTNews) - Here is a quick summary of the earnings reported after the bell on Nov 20. We have 20+ stocks listed here. The good news is you can skip this step. There is a next move that can make your life a lot easier. Our research team has already done the groundwork for you. All these stocks listed below and many more have been researched already, and a few stocks have been short-listed as potential gainers. Click here to find out more... 1. Apparel retailer Gap Inc. (GPS) reported an increase in profit for the third quarter, reflecting lower tax rate and decline in sales costs. Nevertheless, revenues for the quarter dropped from last year, hurt mostly by the continued weak sales at its namesake brand. Both earnings and revenues for the quarter came in short of Wall Street estimates. Moving ahead, the company lowered its annual financial outlook, sending its shares down about 4 percent in the extended trading hours.

Reproductivity vs productivity; By offering to freeze eggs of female employees, IT companies want to boost their profits
November 21, 2014
By offering to freeze eggs of female employees, IT companies want to boost their profits The controversial decision of Facebook and Apple to offer women workers special perks to postpone their motherhood has revived old concerns about status of women in the technology business. The financial incentives to women workers to freeze their eggs so that they can have children at any stage past their reproductive years is being seen as a deadly weapon in what is dubbed as 'perks arms race' in the Silicon Valley. On the face, it appears that tech companies are genuinely interested in the welfare of women employees, while in reality women workers are being offered a bait to trade their reproductivity for their work productivity. The number of women employed in the technology sector is dwindling. IT companies are using advancements in human reproductive technologies to boost their own productivity and profits. Fertility of women workers has been reduced to a material input in the highly competitive technology business in its pursuit of markets and profits. It is critical to focus on this sector - more than manufacturing - since it is expanding with growing consumption of digital products globally.

-3M Two-Phase Immersion Cooling with Novec Fluid named 'Best Application of Green Computing' in 2014 HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards
November 21, 2014
ENP Newswire - 21 November 2014 Release date- 20112014 - NEW ORLEANS, LA - HPCwire recently named the proof-of-concept supercomputer developed by 3M in collaboration with Intel and SGI and cooled by 3M Novec Engineered Fluid as the 'Best Application of Green Computing in HPC' in the annual HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards.

United States: 'Vape' is English Word of the Year for 2014, Oxford Says
November 21, 2014
This year's English word of the year, as chosen by the Oxford Dictionaries, is one you might never have heard: "vape." "Vape" is the verb that describes inhaling and exhaling the vapor from an electronic cigarette or similar device. It can also be used as a noun referring to the action or the device.

Stimulus Optimism May Lift Markets
November 21, 2014
(RTTNews) - The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a notably higher opening on Friday, with sentiment getting a shot in the arm from the Chinese central bank's decision to lower interest rates for the first time in more than 2 years. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, the mood became buoyant after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi calmed the frazzled nerves of the markets with his dovish statement. Notwithstanding the absence of any major market moving domestic data, stimulus optimism could help the markets to sustain the momentum. U.S. stocks advanced on Thursday on the back of some healthy domestic economic data. The major averages opened lower after manufacturing data from China and the eurozone disappointed and weekly jobless claims fell less than expected. However, positive data on existing home sales, leading economic indicators and Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity helped the averages to stage a recovery by late morning trading. Thereafter, the averages hovered mostly above the unchanged line before closing higher. The Dow Industrials ended up 33.27 points or 0.19 percent at 17,719 and the S&P 500 Index closed 4.03 points or 0.20 percent higher at 2,053, with both closing at fresh highs. The Nasdaq Composite added 26.16 points or 0.56 percent before closing at 4,702.

Earnings After The Bell Nov 20
November 21, 2014
(RTTNews) - Here is a quick summary of the earnings reported after the bell on Nov 20. We have 20+ stocks listed here. The good news is you can skip this step. There is a next move that can make your life a lot easier. Our research team has already done the groundwork for you. All these stocks listed below and many more have been researched already, and a few stocks have been short-listed as potential gainers. Click here to find out more... 1. Apparel retailer Gap Inc. (GPS) reported an increase in profit for the third quarter, reflecting lower tax rate and decline in sales costs. Nevertheless, revenues for the quarter dropped from last year, hurt mostly by the continued weak sales at its namesake brand. Both earnings and revenues for the quarter came in short of Wall Street estimates. Moving ahead, the company lowered its annual financial outlook, sending its shares down about 4 percent in the extended trading hours.

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS ISSUES; COMMITTEE: HOUSE HOMELAND SECURITY; SUBCOMMITTEE: OVERSIGHT AND MANAGEMENT EFFICIENCY
November 21, 2014
TESTIMONY-BY: JIM BOTTUM, VICE PROVOST AFFILIATION: CLEMSON UNIVERSITY Statement of Jim Bottum Vice Provost, Computing & Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Clemson University Committee on House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency November 21, 2014 Mr. Chairman, I would like to thank you and the Members of the Subcommittee for this opportunity to testify here today. I would like to begin by taking a moment to briefly acquaint you with Clemson University and my own background. Located in Clemson, South Carolina, Clemson University is a nationally ranked, science and technology-oriented land grant public research university founded in 1889. Clemson is known for its emphasis on collaboration and a culture that encourages faculty and students to embrace bold ideas. With an enrollment of 21,857, Clemson is a high-energy, student-centered community dedicated to intellectual leadership, innovation, and service to the community.

Worldwide Connected Wearable Devices Market to Grow at 54.11% CAGR by 2018
November 21, 2014
November 21, 2014 ReportsnReports.com offers "Global Connected Wearable Devices Market 2014-2018" research report in its store. Connected wearable devices are gadgets that are worn or attached to the body while being used and have the capability to connect and communicate. The device communicates either directly to the network through inbuilt connectivity capability or through other devices such as smartphone, tablet, or a PC. Some of the smart wearable devices available in the market are Google Glass, Samsung Gear, Moto 360, and Nike wristbands. These devices find their application in various sectors such as Fitness, Healthcare, Lifestyle, and Entertainment.

Program Manager 9925424
November 20, 2014
Iowa Association of Business and Industry has issued the following Job Vacancy: Wage Location = BELLEVUE, NE 68005 BAE Systems is seeking a strong, enthusiastic and experienced senior Program Manager for the Mission Systems Business Unit. The Program Manager will lead the Air vehicle Planning System V (APS V) program. The Program Manager is accountable for all aspects of assigned program execution (cost, schedule, technical performance and customer engagement) with particular emphasis on delivering customer satisfaction, financial performance, and organic (follow-on and re-compete) business growth while meeting contractual requirements. The Program Manager has the authority to make cogent and timely decisions related to the project and acts as primary point of contact between BAE Systems and the customer system program office and key customer stakeholders. The Program Manager is responsible and accountable to the Line Management for program execution, profitability, timeliness, and overall success. Leads or participates in the creation of new business strategies and in the development of strategic and financial plans Ensures that program commitments are met and accomplished in line with the Mission Systems business objectives. *Required Skills and Education*


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