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Destiny 2 Delivers Biggest Console Video Game Launch Week of the Year to Date with PC Launch Still to Come

15 Sep 08:01 | Entertainment

Destiny 2's Concurrency Hits All-Time High for the Franchiseread more »

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Retribution DLC Available Now, First on PlayStation(R)4

12 Sep 11:03 | Entertainment

Fourth DLC Pack Features Four New, Epic Multiplayer Maps, Includingread more »

Call of Duty Endowment Launches in UK to Help Veterans Find High-Quality Employment

8 Sep 2017 | Business

First Digital Personalisation Pack Available in UK on September 8thread more »

Destiny 2 - New Legends Will Rise, Worldwide Rolling Launch Begins at Midnight Regionally, September 6

5 Sep 2017 | Business

Destiny 2 Beta, Biggest in Bungie and Activision Publishing Historyread more »

Call of Duty: WWII Private Multiplayer Beta Test Now Live on PlayStation(R)4

25 Aug 2017 | Business

First of Two Beta Test Weekends is Underway Exclusively on PS4™;read more »

New York Post op-ed: “Trump is not backing down on trade”

24 Aug 2017 | US Politics and Govt

“Trump dared to question the gospel of free trade and changed the national discussion. Over three-quarters of Trump voters, including lifelong Democrats, believed the pacts were hurting America, and they’ve given Trump a mandate to act.” Trump is not backing down on trade Editorial The New York Post August 22, 2017 Most shoppers prefer to buy American. But given a choice between an American-made product and a cheaper import from China, Mexico or another low-wage country, they’ll usually go for the bargain. That’s one reason millions of American factory workers have lost their jobs. In last year’s presidential election, Donald Trump put the collapse of American manufacturing center stage. He pledged to take on China — our biggest trade rival — and to rip up the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. … Just campaign rhetoriread more »

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18 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

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OpTic Gaming Wins the Call of Duty World League (CWL) Championship 2017, Presented by PlayStation 4

14 Aug 2017 | Entertainment

New Champion Brings Home 2017 Call of Duty World Leagueread more »

Call of Duty World League (CWL) Championship 2017, Presented by PlayStation(R)4, Begins Today in Orlando

9 Aug 2017 | Business

Premier Call of Duty Competition from Activision - the World'sread more »

Videogame Mega-Franchise ‘Destiny' Announces Brand-Leading Launch Partnerships for Sequel ‘Destiny 2'

7 Aug 2017 | Entertainment

‘Destiny 2' Partners with Category Brand Giants, Rockstar Energyread more »

Activision Blizzard Announces Better-Than-Expected Second-Quarter 2017 Financial Results

3 Aug 2017 | Business

Record First-Half Total Revenues and Digital Revenuesread more »

OpTic Gaming Prevails at the Call of Duty World (CWL) Global Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs Presented by PlayStation(R) 4

31 Jul 2017 | Business

Field is Set for CWL Championship in August, Concludes thisread more »

Call of Duty World League Global Pro League Stage Two Playoffs Begins Today, Presented by PlayStation(R)4

28 Jul 2017 | Entertainment

Top 8 Teams from Around the World Battle for Share of CWL Globalread more »

CORRECTING and REPLACING Activision Blizzard Announces Launch of New Call of Duty(R): Black Ops III Double Duty Calling Card to Support Veteran Hiring

28 Jul 2017 | Business

Digital Program to Date Has Connected More Than 4,000 Veteransread more »

Activision Blizzard Announces Launch of New Call of Duty(R): Black Ops III Double Duty Calling Card to Support Veteran Hiring

28 Jul 2017 | Entertainment

Digital Program to Date Has Connected More Than 4,000 Veteransread more »

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Takes San Diego Comic-Con by Storm!

20 Jul 2017 | Business

With #1 Worldwide in Physical Game Sales in June, the Previouslyread more »

Horror Has a New Name, as Call of Duty: WWII Debuts Nazi Zombies at San Diego Comic Con

20 Jul 2017 | Business

World Premiere Today of All-New Cooperative Nazi Zombies Mode atread more »

Navarro: A Made in America Presidency

20 Jul 2017 | Business

“This is ‘Made in America Week,’ and the president’s actions have already shown that this will be truly a Made in America presidency.” Trump White House: We’re seeing strong results By Peter Navarro USA Today July 20, 2017 … President Trump has been hard at work to save our jobs and revive manufacturing. He signed an executive order targeting the abusive use of waivers and exceptions to “Buy American” laws, which are meant to prioritize U.S. government spending on American companies, and we are already seeing strong results. He signed an executive order promoting more flexible apprenticeships to fully equip our workers for the jobs of the future. Around the country, companies are responding by dramatically boosting their workforce training initiatives. President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the disastrous Paris climate accord wread more »

President Donald J. Trump's Six Months of America First

20 Jul 2017 | Business

“Together, we are working every day for the citizens of this country: protecting their safety, bringing back their jobs and, in all things, putting AMERICA FIRST.” – President Donald J. Trump   BRINGING ACCOUNTABILITY BACK TO GOVERNMENT: In six months in office, President Trump has followed through on his promise to the American people to bring accountability back to government. President Trump fulfilled his promise to the American people by nominating and, after Senate confirmation, appointing Neil Gorsuch as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. President Trump implemented higher ethical standards to make sure his Administration works for the American people. President Trump signed an Executive Order implementing tough new lobbying standards for political appointees, including a five-year ban on lobbyingread more »

Activision Blizzard to Release Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results on August 3, 2017

7 Jul 2017 | Entertainment

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution DLC Available Now, First on PlayStation(R)4

6 Jul 2017 | Business

Absolution Features Content for All Types of Players, Including Fourread more »

Crash is Back Fur Realz! Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Spins into the Hands of Fans Today

30 Jun 2017 | Business

Play All Three Games that Started the Crash SeNsationread more »

Call of Duty "Days of Summer" Community Celebration Kicks off Today

27 Jun 2017 | Entertainment

Call of Duty Players Get Ready for Summer-Themed Maps, Gear, Weaponread more »

Luminosity Wins Call of Duty World League Anaheim Open Presented by PlayStation(R)4

19 Jun 2017 | Business

Sixteen Teams Prepare for CWL Global Pro League Stage 2, Beginningread more »

Call of Duty World League (CWL) Presented by PlayStation(R)4, Competition in Anaheim Begins Today

16 Jun 2017 | Business

Many of the World's Best North American, European and Asia-Pacificread more »

Activision's ‘Making Call of Duty' Livestream Series Returns to Facebook Live

13 Jun 2017 | Business

New Series Delivers Candid, Unfiltered Live Look at Development ofread more »

Bungie and Activision Announce Early Ship Date for Destiny 2, Rolling, Global Launch Starting September 6, 2017

12 Jun 2017 | Entertainment

Destiny 2 PC Launch Date Announced for October 24, Pre-Orders Nowread more »

Mortgage Rates At Lowest Since Mid-November

2 Jun 2017 | Business

Mortgage rates fell for the third week in a row, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate falling to the lowest level in more than six months, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

Mortgage Rates Slide To 5-Month Low

19 May 2017 | Business

With a flurry of news breaking in Washington, mortgage rates moved to the downside with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate falling to a five-month low of 4.15 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey.read more »

Bungie and Activision Unveil Destiny 2 Gameplay with New, Action-Packed, Character-Driven Story and a Breadth of Activities in a Live Broadcast

18 May 2017 | Business

Blizzard Entertainment to Host Destiny 2 on PC via Battle.net®read more »

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles Available Now, First on PlayStation(R)4

16 May 2017 | Entertainment

Players Can Now Experience Eight Classic, Fully-Remastered Maps fromread more »

Mortgage Rates Rebound Slightly

12 May 2017 | Business

After barely moving in the past 3 weeks, mortgage rates moved slightly higher this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate now 4.22 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

Activision Blizzard Announces Better-Than-Expected and Record First-Quarter 2017 Financial Results

4 May 2017 | Entertainment

Company Increases CY 2017 Revenues and EPS Outlookread more »

Call of Duty World League (CWL) Presented by PlayStation(R)4 CWL Championship Headed to Orlando

2 May 2017 | Business

Biggest Call of Duty Competition of the Year with $1.5 Million atread more »

Mortgage Rates Show Slight Rebound

28 Apr 2017 | Business

After falling for three consecutive weeks, mortgage rates reversed course this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate now 4.19 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

First Ever Call of Duty World League's (CWL) Global Pro League Presented by PlayStation(R) 4, Kicks Off Tomorrow in Columbus, OH

20 Apr 2017 | Entertainment

Top 16 Teams Worldwide to Compete over 10 Weeks, Through Two Epicread more »

Activision Blizzard to Release First Quarter 2017 Financial Results on May 4, 2017

11 Apr 2017 | Entertainment

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--read more »

Mortgage Rates Lowest Since Mid-January

7 Apr 2017 | Business

Mortgage rates fell to the lowest levels in nearly three months, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate now 4.24 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Continuum Bolsters the Multiplayer and Co-Op Experience, Coming First to PlayStation(R)4 on April 18

4 Apr 2017 | Business

Features Four New Multiplayer Maps Including Re-Imagining of theread more »

Fed Rate Hikes Affecting Homeowners

4 Apr 2017 | Business

Although the Fed's recent interest rate hike signals renewed confidence in our economy and job market, many homeowners and home equity line of credit (HELOC) borrowers are questioning how this increase will impact their loans. read more »

Presidential Executive Order on Establishing Enhanced Collection and Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties and Violations of Trade and Customs Laws

31 Mar 2017 | US Politics and Govt

EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - ESTABLISHING ENHANCED COLLECTION AND ENFORCEMENT OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES AND VIOLATIONS OF TRADE AND CUSTOMS LAWS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to promote the efficient and effective administration of United States trade laws, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Policy.  Importers that unlawfully evade antidumping and countervailing duties expose United States employers to unfair competition and deprive the Federal Government of lawful revenue.  As of May 2015, $2.3 billion in antidumping and countervailing duties owed to the Government remained uncollected, often from importers that lack assets located in the United States.  It is therefore the policy of the United States to impose appropriate bondinread more »

Daily Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer -- #33

31 Mar 2017 | World

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room  1:40 P.M. EDT MR. SPICER:  Good afternoon.  First off, I want to catch everyone up who wasn’t able to make the briefing last night on the executive orders on the trade -- executive orders that the President is going to be signing this afternoon. The first order directs the Department of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to examine every form of trade abuse and non-reciprocal practice that are currently contributing to the United States’ large and persistent trade deficit, which was the largest of any major nation in 2016 at $500 billion. Within 90 days, the Department of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative will submit a comprehensive report to the President on the causes of our unduly large deficit.  It’s the first time in modern history that an American President has called for such an investigation, and its -- our firead more »

President Trump Restores Confidence in the American Economy

31 Mar 2017 | US Politics and Govt

“We’re going to win economically; we’re going to win with the economy.” – Donald J. Trump BUILDING CONFIDENCE IN THE AMERICAN ECONOMY: Since President Donald J. Trump’s election, economic indicators have responded with record confidence to his pro-growth agenda. Today, the National Association of Manufacturers released its Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey showing the highest level of optimism in 20 years. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up over 12 percent since Election Day 2016. The Weekly Gallup Economic Confidence Index turned positive shortly after the President’s election and has remained positive for 19 consecutive weeks. The Business Roundtable’s CEO Economic Outlook Index recently jumped 19 points, the largest jump since 2009. The National Association of Home Builders Confidence Index currently is at its highest level in 12 years. read more »

Destiny 2 Announced: Blockbuster Sequel to the Biggest New Console Video Game Franchise Launch of All-Time Set for September 8

30 Mar 2017 | Business

Gameplay World Premiere Set for May 18read more »

New International Banking Rules Would Not Prevent Another Financial Crisis

28 Mar 2017 | Business

Current regulations aimed at reducing risk of crisis in the financial sector will not effectively reduce that risk, according to new research from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)read more »

OpTic Gaming Takes the Crown at Call of Duty World League Dallas Open Presented by PlayStation(R)4

20 Mar 2017 | Business

The Top Eight Teams Took Home Their Share of the $200,000 Prizeread more »

Call of Duty World League (CWL) Presented by PlayStation(R) 4, Takes over the Dallas Metroplex Beginning Today

17 Mar 2017 | Entertainment

North American, European and Asia-Pacific Teams to Compete Marchread more »

Research First To Show Effectiveness Of Federal Reserve Emergency Lending 2007-09

17 Mar 2017 | Business

This week, the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for just the third time in nine years. While many Americans know the Fed for its role in making monetary policy, it serves another lesser-known but hugely important purpose: providing temporary, short-term funds to banks as a "lender of last resort."read more »

Mortgage Rates Hit Multi-Year Highs

17 Mar 2017 | Business

Mortgage rates increased for a third consecutive week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate rising to 4.44 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

Growth Forecast Unchanged Ahead Of Expected Rate Hike

16 Mar 2017 | Business

Growth expectations for 2017 remain subject to both upside and downside risks from potential policy changes as the Federal Reserve considers raising interest rates for the second time in three months, according to the Fannie Mae Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group's March 2017 Economic and Housing Outlook.read more »

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