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Nintendo Exec: Switch Could Get More Wii U Re-Releases

The Wii U was a disappointment from a sales perspective, selling 13.56 million systems by Nintendo’s latest count, compared to more than 100 million for the Wii. Matching that sales level was probably never going to happen for the Wii U, but it is understood that the Wii U underperformed. The Nintendo Switch is off to a strong start, helping Nintendo’s market cap surpass Sony’s, and with strong demand for the console and new games coming out, it seems the sales figure stands to climb higher and higher. In an ...

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More high-rises fail fire safety tests

Cladding on 60 high-rise buildings across 25 local authority areas in England has failed fire safety tests, the government has said. Tests are taking place on the fire resistance of cladding on up to 600 buildings following the Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington on 14 June. The Department for Communities and Local Government said all buildings examined so far had failed the test. Councils were told to prioritise buildings they had most concern over. Not all the buildings affected have so far been named but a list from the ...

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Facebook summit; Stress tests; More oil pain

Click chart for more in-depth data. 1. Spotlight on Facebook:Facebook(FB, Tech30) will hold its first-ever “community summit” on Thursday and Friday in Chicago. The social network has described the event as a way to celebrate the “community builders” who administer Facebook groups. Laurie Segall of CNN Tech has an interview with CEO Mark Zuckerberg about his vision for building online communities. 2. Bank stress: The U.S. Federal Reserve will release the results of its Dodd-Frank stress tests at 4:30 p.m. ET on Thursday. The tests are used to determine whether ...

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More Nintendo Switch Consoles Coming To GameStop Soon

Nintendo’s new Switch console has been in short supply since it launched this past March, but US residents may have a chance to pick one up from a select GameStop store in the next week. The video game retailer has announced it is receiving more Switch consoles “at select stores across the country.” Unfortunately, there isn’t a particular day prospective Switch owners can come in to pick up a console; according to a representative from the company, units “will arrive at different times throughout the week due to shipping” and ...

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Americans are saving (a little) more

Americans pocket extra gas money Americans are notoriously terrible savers. But the good news is, they’re getting better. The percentage of people who have adequate savings to cover six months of expenses — a six-month-stash — has jumped to 31%, according to a new study from Bankrate.com. That’s up from 28% last year and 22% in 2015. Not everyone is there yet: a quarter of Americans still have no savings at all. But that is down from 28% last year and the report shows positive signs that saving habits are ...

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UPS will charge more for Christmas shipments

Your UPS driver may come with a drone Christmas is six months away, but UPS is already planning for it. The world’s largest shipping company announced Monday just how much it plans to hike prices during the holiday season. United Parcel Service(UPS) is instituting per-package surcharges for the holiday season to help cover the cost of hiring additional workers and renting extra planes and trucks. UPS typically sees its volume double from normal levels around Christmas. UPS typically negotiates higher rates with its major customers and raised rates for individuals. ...

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More Free Xbox One And Xbox 360 Games Now Available

With E3 wrapping up, here’s a nice way to keep the fun going. Xbox Live Gold members can now pick up even more free games as part of the Games With Gold program. On Xbox One, Ubisoft’s open-world action game Watch Dogs is now free, while Dragon Age: Origins is the freebie on Xbox 360. Note that the BioWare RPG plays on Xbox One through backwards compatibility. On Xbox One, Speedrunners is free all month long, as is the multiplayer DLC for Phantom Dust. You can see the month’s full ...

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More trouble for United: Customer sues for being shoved to the ground in 2015

United employee shoves elderly man United Airlines is back in the headlines for passenger abuse. This time, 73-year-old Robert Tigner is suing the company and two employees, claiming he was shoved to the ground by a United worker. The incident took place in July 2015 in front of a check-in counter at a Houston airport. According to a compliant, he suffered “severe injuries.” Tigner is demanding more than $ 1 million from United to help cover his medical expenses. The event was captured in security footage, which was published by ...

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Trump wants more apprentices. But can they fix America's big jobs problem?

U.S. unemployment rate hits 16-year low President Trump is trying to focus this week on one thing: Jobs, jobs and more jobs. The White House is dubbing it “workforce development week” and has filled the president’s schedule with workplace visits, speeches and roundtable discussions on the subject. The aim is to present a fix to a big U.S. problem: job skills. What’s clear: Trump wants to make a big commitment to expand apprenticeship programs. What’s unclear: How his budget will pay for it and whether apprenticeships alone can fix the ...

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