Wall Street Stamps Its Feet, Begs Apple To Unleash The IPhablet
Apple handily beat Wall Street’s expectations for both EPS and revenue in its first-quarter earnings report released Monday, but that still wasn’t enough to stave off investor panic as the company’s shares were trading down by more than 7% on Tuesday morning. There are two obvious reasons for the latest round of Apple -related panic: The company’s 51 million iPhone sales in Q1 were below expectations and its second-quarter guidance was similarly below what the Street had been expecting. These two developments have also predictably led to assorted financial analysts firing off angst-ridden notes outlining what Apple “needs” to do in the coming quarters.
Confused, Chaotic Scene Described On Sinking Ferry
There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday. By the time the order came, however, he said it had become impossible to help many of the passengers — although the captain and a dozen crew members survived. The confirmed death toll from Wednesday's sinking of the Sawol off southern South Korea was 20, the coast guard said.
Two Justices Say High Court Will Likely Rule On NSA Programs
Two members of the Supreme Court indicated on Thursday night that the court will ultimately have to decide the legality of National Security Agency surveillance activities. The two justices, Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, made the comments during a public event at the National Press Club in Washington. They were responding to questions posed by journalist Marvin Kalb about whether the court would take up cases arising from the recent disclosures about NSA surveillance, most notably by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Scalia, a leading conservative justice, said the court was not the best body to decide major national security issues because of its lack of expertise.
Old-timey Car Pitched To Replace NYC's Horse-drawn Carriages
An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea. The "Horseless eCarriage" prototype was commissioned by NYCLASS, a group advocating for a ban on carriage horses because they say it's inhumane to have the animals toiling in an urban environment.
'The Rules Be Damned': Translating Vladimir Putin On Ukraine
Now more than ever, the world is watching what Vladimir Putin has to say. But his words sometimes have only a casual relationship with reality. The true meaning of the Russian president lies beneath the surface. So when Putin held his annual call-in show on Thursday — broadcast in Ukraine after armed men took over a television tower there — NBC News asked a Russia expert to interpret what Putin really meant.
The Other Important Number In The President's Obamacare Briefing: 24
After facing months of questions over whether the White House would hit its goal of 7 million Obamacare sign-ups, President Obama had the latest enrollment data in hand—and it was a bigger number than almost anyone expected. Standing in the White House press briefing room, the president said “The number of Americans who’ve signed up for private insurance in the marketplaces has grown to 8 million people. This thing is working.” But President Obama took a moment to take a shot at the governors of 24 states that have said no to the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, claiming, “You got 5 million people who could be having health insurance right now, at no cost to these states. That’s wrong.”
Zac Efron Shows Alot To The Workaholics To Ensure They Hire Him OVER Seth Rogen!
To help promote their upcoming film Neighbors , Zac Efron and Seth Rogen sat down with the guys from Workaholics to see who they would hire and place in their cubicle! The result is full of Zefron schmoozing the guys, giving them lap dances, and then proving that he is Jewish, by showing off his privates!
Microsoft Breaks Silence On Xbox One Sales...Sort Of
Yesterday, Sony announced that it had sold 7 million PS4s to consumers, a colossal number pretty much any way you swing it. Well now, Microsoft has announced 5 million units were shipped to retailers, making the sell-through less than that, though by how much we can’t say. The PS4 was once again the best selling console in the US in March, which is bad news for Microsoft’s hopes that Titanfall would galvanize its player base.
Bill Cassidy Providing Emergency Assistance To Wealthy Televangelists
Bill Cassidy, Republican Congressman from Louisiana and physician was in the news last week as he provided emergency treatment to a fellow passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight. He may well have gained one more vote in his Senate race. This week Congressman Cassidy introduced The Faith and Fairness Act of 2014 ” a response to Judge Barbara Crabb’s ruling that Code Section 107(2) which exempts from income tax cash housing allowances of “ ministers of the gospel” is unconstitutional.
Chelsea Clinton Expecting First Child This Fall
For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby. Chelsea Clinton, the 34-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, announced Thursday that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child this fall. There has been wide speculation about a future baby in the Clinton family. Chelsea Clinton said in an interview with Glamour magazine last year that she and her husband were hoping to start a family soon, calling 2014 "the year of the baby."