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Gartner: For eight consecutive quarters, sales of global PC declined

Gartner emphasizes that the sales of desktops, laptops, and other devices dropped 5.7 percent in the third quarter of 2016.

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UN Sees Portugal's Antonio Guterres As Next Secretary-General

Guterres, 67 year old will be replacing Ban Ki-Moon, 72 year old of Korea who will step down at the end of 2016 after serving two terms. Guterres was the Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995-2002.

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EU Privacy Regulators Request Changes in EU-US Data Transfer Agreement

WP29 on Wednesday was calling for changes in the commercial data transfer agreement between US and EU. The agency said it does not provide enough protection for privacy for European users.

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Halliburton Acquisition of Baker Hughes Faces a Legal Obstacle

United States Justice Department has prepared a lawsuit to block acquisition of Baker Hughes. Halliburton took over the company in November 2014.

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US does not plan to grant Iran access to US financial system

The US government doesn't seem be in favor of giving total access to Iran on its financial system. US President Barack Obama said the government is not looking to permit the use of its financial system in dollar-denominated deals with Iran.

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US Seeks to Strengthen Economic Relationship with ASEAN to Counter China

As China has increased its influence in Southeast Asia, U.S. stepped in. United States plan to match China in rebalancing Asia by increasing partnership with ASEAN.

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China Military is Closing Tech Gap With the US

Recent statements and reports acknowledged that China is closing its technology gap with the United States, especially in air forces. Chinese governments have been using resources to support modernization on the military. However, the pilots' ability between the two countries is still facing a huge gap due to experience and training program.

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NYC to get $176 million federal funds for hurricane protection

New York City gets a $176 million federal funding to clean up the natural disaster scene, specially after Hurricane Sandy. The fund was raised through a national contest organized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to better prepare the citizens for any forthcoming natural disaster. Additionally, the city now has the $100 million from Mayor de Blasio to build their large-scale flood protection system around Lower Manhattan.

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WOW airlines now offer $199 flight from California to Europe

WOW Air has wowed the masses with its expansion into United States' South West at an unbelievable cost of $199. This carrier will fly passengers from California to Europe at this no-frills cost. A #WowinCali contest on social media has added to the hype, where the contest winners can win free tickets on this new route.

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14 US states will increase minimum wage in 2016

The majority of states in the United States including major cities will implement new minimum wage rate starting this year as workers continue to strike and demanding a better payment. Workers have been under pressure lately as the cost of living continues to increase yet their minimum wage remains the same.

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Qualcomm requires Three-Year stake holding before nominating for proxy

Qualcomm Inc. altered its proxy process requiring shareholders to have their stake in the company for at least three years before nominating people for the board.

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Air Force to double drone squadrons in US, abroad

The Air Force announced Thursday that it plans to more than double its drone squadrons and spread them in and out of the United States. According to the Washington Times, this will add 3,000 more personnel, 700 pilots, and 700 sensor operators. Langley Air Force Base U.S. Air Combat Command head Gen. Herbert Carlisle said adding squadrons in Langley and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona could help in the intelligence-gathering tasks.

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10 Wealthiest U.S. Presidents

Being President of the United States is the large role to fill as the most powerful man in the world. With that power and title, of course comes, great wealth and fame, whether from a widely well-received tenure or one of great criticism.

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US, China to roll out 'Space Hotline' to avoid conflicts

The world's largest and second largest economies have established 'Space Hotline,' a new communications channel to serve as a diplomatic safety valve.

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DJI open its first drone store in China

World's biggest drone maker, the China SZ DJI Technology Company announced that they are planning to open its first flagship store in China. According to the announcement, the company will open a store in the heart of Shenzhen shopping center as soon as December before the shopping district get busier as customers preparing for a festive season.

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