Project Loon brings limited internet access to Puerto Rico

A Loon balloon being readied for deployment.  Alphabet Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is hoping its high-flying internet balloons can help the people of Puerto Rico, about a month after Hurricane Maria made landfall. On Friday, the search giant announced some balloons from its Project Loon program had been deployed over Puerto Rico, in an effort […]

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What's in Store for Advanced Micro (AMD) in Q3 Earnings?

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. AMD is set to report third-quarter 2017 results on Oct 24. Notably, the company has a positive record of earnings surprises in the trailing four quarters, with an average surprise of 35%. In the last quarter, the company reported a loss of a penny per share, which was narrower than the […]

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‘Golden Compass’ author Philip Pullman touts ‘darker’ prequel

Lyra Belacqua is finally back. And fans of “The Golden Compass,” both the best-selling fantasy novel and the Oscar-winning film, are no doubt beside themselves. Belacqua, heroine of author Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” trilogy, makes her reappearance nearly 20 years after “Materials” wrapped up publication, and almost a decade after “Compass,” the first book […]

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‘Golden Compass’ author Philip Pullman touts ‘darker’ prequel

Lyra Belacqua is finally back. And fans of “The Golden Compass,” both the best-selling fantasy novel and the Oscar-winning film, are no doubt beside themselves. Belacqua, heroine of author Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” trilogy, makes her reappearance nearly 20 years after “Materials” wrapped up publication, and almost a decade after “Compass,” the first book […]

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Narrative Justifying New Obamacare ‘Fix’ Is Wrong

While President Donald Trump’s response to the bipartisan health care proposal on Capitol Hill has slid from optimistic to negative, and then back to optimistic, he would be right to move away from this deal. Despite its advocates’ claims, this proposal isn’t needed to help low-income Americans or stabilize the insurance markets—and is a major […]

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