Friday, December 2, 2011

Top News Today - 02.12.2011

US News: Obama commits to $2B in energy upgrades to federal buildings
The White House is placing a $2 billion marker down to improve the energy efficiency of federal buildings. President Barack Obama today will announce a commitment by the federal government to enter into Energy Savings Performance Contracts over the next 24 months as part of his broader effort to create jobs. Read More...
Business News: Chilly November? Not for U.S. car sales
DETROIT -- People are finally replacing the cars and trucks they held on to during the economic slump, giving a big boost to U.S. auto sales in November.
Chrysler, Ford, Nissan and Hyundai were among the companies reporting double-digit gains from last November, which is normally a lackluster month because of colder weather and holiday distractions. This November, buyers were lured by good deals, improving confidence in the economy and the need to trade in older cars. Read More...
Technology News: Carrier IQ defends itself as Apple confirms it’s no longer in iOS
In a statement Apple said: “We stopped supporting Carrier IQ with iOS 5 in most of our products and will remove it completely in a future software update.”
The company added that “With any diagnostic data sent to Apple, customers must actively opt-in to share this information, and if they do, the data is sent in an anonymous and encrypted form and does not include any personal information. We never recorded keystrokes, messages or any other personal information for diagnostic data and have no plans to ever do so.” Read More...
Entertainment News: 'X Factor': Astro And Drew Sent Home
It was double the loss for "X Factor" on Thursday night (December 1) as Astro and Drew were eliminated from the competition, following Wednesday night's Michael Jackson-themed performance episode.
Halfway into the broadcast, host Steve Jones announced pint-size MC Astro's immediate departure from the competition. Taking his bottom-vote position better than previous weeks, the teen rapper appeared indifferent about the news and immediately hugged it out with the fellow contestants and mentor L.A. Reid. Read More...


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