Thursday, November 9, 2017

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Quote of the day: "Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." -Warren Buffett

The White House: U.S. President Trump arrives in Vietnam delivering a speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, saying the U.S. will no longer tolerate "chronic trade abuses". Trump told the 21 countries attending "We will no longer tolerate the audacious theft of intellectual property…We will confront the destructive practices of forcing businesses to surrender their technology to the state and forcing them into joint ventures and exchange from market to excess."

Politics: Thursday the Washington Post reported that 4 women accuse Alabama Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of pursuing sexual relationships with them when they were between 14-18 and he was in his early thirties. Several GOP senators are calling for Moore to immediately step down, Moore's campaign has denied the allegations calling them "garbage" by the liberal media. Alabama will vote on Dec 12 between senator's Moore or Democrat Leigh Corfman.

Business: Semiconductor company Qualcomm signs a $12 billion deal with Chinese smartphone makers Xiami, Vivo and Oppo supplying components over the next three years. Qualcomm CEO said, "I’m honored to represent Qualcomm as part of this important trade delegation, which showcases the importance of win-win business relationships between the U.S. and China."

U.S.: The University of Michigan's student-run 'Interfraternity Council' has suspended all Greek Life social events due to hazing and sexual misconduct allegations. The school newspaper reported, “The allegations include: claims of sexual misconduct cases involving fraternity brothers, six incidents of reported hazing, more than 30 hospital transports for students during the weekend of the football game against Michigan State as well as seven called during Halloween weekend.”

World: French President Emmanuel Macron makes a surprise visit to Saudi Arabia to discuss the crisis in Yemen and ongoing tensions between Lebanon. Saudi Arabia ordered its citizens to leave Lebanon immediately as tension rise with Iran who has had a major influence in the country.

Science/Tech/Health: Former Facebook President, Sean Parker, says Facebook founders knew they were creating something that was super addictive that "exploited a vulnerability in human psychology." Parker talked at an Axios event in Philadelphia about the impact that social media has on people saying "we need to sort of give you a little dopamine hit every once in awhile, because someone liked or commented on a photo or a post or whatever. And that's going to get you to contribute more content."

Entertainment: The New York Times reported that comedian Louis C.K. is being accused of sexual misconduct by 5 women who claim he masturbated in front of them, masturbated over the phone with them or asked to expose himself during the late 1990's to 2005. HBO has announced that Louis C.K. will no longer be appearing their show the Night of Too Many Stars set to air live on November 18th.

Sports: Thursday Night Football, the Seattle Seahawks visit the Arizona Cardinals winning 22-16. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman ruptured his Achilles tendon and will be out for the rest of season undergoing surgery.


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