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Super Mario Run Comes to Android

Super Mario Run Comes to Android

That didn't work out as well as Nintendo expected, but they're not ready to adopt the reviled "freemium" business model just yet. Nintendo is yet to acknowledge the issue or offer a permanent fix in the form of updates for its latest creation " Super Mario Run 2.0" on the Android platform. Read More

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Virginia unemployment rate lowest in nine years

Virginia unemployment rate lowest in nine years

In February, the national jobless rate was 4.7 percent, down from 4.8 percent in January. The jobless rate in the Quad Cities fell to 5.5% last month, from 5.9% in December, 2015. Virginia's over-the-year employment growth was 1.4 percent in February and has been positive for 35 consecutive months. The 25,600 jobs gained in February were mostly in government, which added 8,300 jobs, as well as construction, education and health services. Read More

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A group of scientists are lobbying to restore Pluto's planetary status

A group of scientists are lobbying to restore Pluto's planetary status

A newer, more accurate definition of what is and what is not a planet is needed. Stern points out several flaws in the IAU definition: it doesn't include "rogue planets" with no star to orbit, it requires planets to "clear their neighborhoods", which is impossible to do entirely since small objects are constantly entering and exiting planetary orbits, and it excludes dwarf planets while allowing radically different bodies like Mercury and Jupiter to enjoy planetary status. Read More

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Looming snowstorm postpones Trump-Merkel meeting to Friday

Looming snowstorm postpones Trump-Merkel meeting to Friday

During the 2016 USA presidential campaign, Trump regularly criticized Merkel for her open-door refugee policy, contrasting it with what he promised would be tighter controls in the United States if he won office. While a Trump aide reportedly recently dismissed the German chancellor and the leader of Europe's largest economy as a "typical liberal woman", there is still hope that Merkel and Trump may find common ground on a few key issues. Read More

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Jeff Bezos' new rocket has its first customer

Jeff Bezos' new rocket has its first customer

Euteslat CEO Rodolphe Belner said the company selected Blue Origin for the contact due to their "strategy" and "Mindset to compete in the launch service industry". The company has also focused on development of the BE-4, a rocket engine fueled by liquefied natural gas that's destined for use on the New Glenn as well as United Launch Alliance's next-generation Vulcan rocket. Read More

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Hearthstone New Expansion Starts a New Adventure

Here's a look at some of the new content to expect in the next Hearthstone expansion. "Journey to Un'Goro" will introduce 135 new cards that include spells and minions. In a video uploaded on YouTube , Blizzard's production director Jason Chayes and game director Ben Brode showed an Awaken the Makers Quest card, which tasks players to summon seven minions using a Deathrattle effect. Read More

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Mount Etna erupts in spectacular fashion on Sicily

Its last major eruption was in 1992. First becoming active on January 23, the popular volcano has experienced a series of eruptions ever since. Lava flows have often threatened the villages surrounding the crater. Authorities also reported that the towns around the mountain's slopes were not in any danger from the eruption. Scientists are tracking the activities of the volcano and the ash cloud. Read More

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WWE Rumors: Finn Balor Returning to Raw Soon?

NXT is where Balor shone in the WWE before his promotion last summer. According to Prowrestlingsheet.com, Balor was telling the truth when he told the NXT crowd that he wasn't medically cleared to return to the ring. He moved to the main roster after he was selected by Raw, and asserted his presence with a victory over Roman Reigns on Raw . It's not an ideal spot for the first-ever WWE Universal champion, but a realistic possibly if there's nothing for him to do. Read More

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Morning Buzz: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD)

Morning Buzz: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD)

The stock was up ~300% in 2016. (NASDAQ:AMD) puts the stock on today's active list. For the past 5 years, the company's revenue has grown -8.2%, while the company's earnings per share has grown -23.7%. Digging a bit further, company shares have been noted -0.49% off the 52 week high and 637.66% away from the 52 week low. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 732,091 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $9,831,982.13. Read More

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Whales all at sea: No new strandings in Golden Bay

The crisis began early Friday when a pod of 416 whales were found stranded on the 26-km Farewell Spit, with hundreds more following them over the weekend. "Hopefully that makes them a lot less buoyant and less likely to drift off". This picture taken on February 11, 2017 shows a volunteer caring for a pilot whale during a mass stranding at Farewell Spit. Read More

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High Levels Of Toxic Chemicals Contaminate Marine Animals In Deepest Ocean Trenches

Alan Jamieson , from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, and colleagues identified two types of persistent organic pollutants, or POPs in the marine animals: polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polybrominated diphenyl (PBDEs). Just how invasive man-made pollution has become is highlighted by Dr Jamieson, who says he has seen video of a Canadian beer can lying on the sea floor four miles down, off New Zealand, while a friend told him about a raincoat found in the Mariana Trench, ... Read More

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Jordan Spieth lashes out at professional autograph hunters

Fellow American Brandt Snedeker (67) is second on 11 under, one ahead of Dustin Johnson and Kelly Kraft, who shot 66s. Starting out the weather-delayed event tied with Jason Day and Derek Fathauer, Spieth never gave anyone a chance. "It was just mistake after mistake on the front for me and, unfortunately, that's sometimes how it goes". The Web.com Tour grad fought through the blustery conditions in round one to record a 1-under 70 at Monterey Peninsula CC. Read More

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