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Remarks Followed by Q&A by the Vice President at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council Meeting

14 Nov 20:41 | US Politics and Govt

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C. 4:47 P.M. EST THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you, John. Thank you for that warm introduction. Thank you all for that welcome. It’s an honor to be here today at the 10th annual CEO Council of the Wall Street Journal. I know this has been an invigorating day and a half for all of you. And I’m humbled and honored to be able to speak to you today. This is a gathering of leaders of consequence. It’s amazing to think that companies gathered here represent $2.5 trillion in annual revenue and millions of jobs across the United States of America. So we thank you for your leadership. We thank you for your investment in America and your belief in America’s future. We know that communities large and small, across this country, depend on the companies that are represented here and the decisions you make each and every day. To the business leaders in this room,read more »

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

2 Nov 2017 | Entertainment

Record Q3 Revenues

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How the financial press influences investors' opinion and behavior

25 Oct 2017 | Business

Researchers at the University of Luxembourg have found that the financial press can have detrimental or positive effects on the behaviour of investors and their opinion on the economy as a result of the language used in reporting.read more »

Call of Duty Celebrates the Power of Camaraderie and Thrill of Reuniting with Friends with Live-Action Trailer "Reassemble!"

16 Oct 2017 | Entertainment

Activision's Blockbuster live-action trailer for Call of Duty:read more »

Activision Blizzard Consumer Products Group Arrives at Brand Licensing Europe 2017 with Spectacular Lineup Anchored by Esports and Franchises of the Future

10 Oct 2017 | Entertainment

Set for International Growth, New Partners Include Rubber Road,read more »

Activision Blizzard to Release Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results on November 2, 2017

5 Oct 2017 | Business

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

Readout of the Vice President's Meeting with President Hashim Thaci of Kosovo

29 Sep 2017 | Business

Vice President Mike Pence welcomed President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci to the White House today to reaffirm the United States' support for a sovereign, democratic, and prosperous Kosovo. The Vice President expressed appreciation for Thaci's leadership, along with Serbian President Vucic, to advance the EU-facilitated dialogue to normalize relations between Kosovo and Serbia. The leaders agreed on the importance of advancing reforms to strengthen the rule of law, fight corruption, and boost economic growth. The Vice President expressed support for the transformation of the Kosovo Security Forces via constitutional means and encouraged Kosovo to ratify the border demarcation agreement with Montenegro to resolve this longstanding issue. ### read more »

Remarks by President Trump to the National Association of Manufacturers

29 Sep 2017 | Business

Mandarin Oriental Washington, D.C. 11:41 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. (Applause.) Thank you very much. Taking up a lot of television time, but that's okay. (Laughter.) Thank you all very much. It's great to be here with the National Association of Manufacturers. And I especially want to thank your president, Jay Timmons, and your chairman, David Farr, along with all of the members of Congress that are here today. And they're working hard, I will tell you that. I'd like to begin by sending our thoughts and prayers to the people of Puerto Rico who have been struck by storms of historic and catastrophic severity. People have never seen anything like this. We've undertaken a massive federal mobilization to assist Puerto Rico, including the presence of over 10,000 federal personnel, including 5,000 U.S. military and National Guard personnel, led by a very, very read more »

Multinationals Operating In Tax Havens Avoid Reporting Specifics, Finds Study

26 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

In the era of a renewed spotlight on offshore tax havens, a new study suggests U.S. tax reporting rules still make it easy for corporations to quietly shift and shelter profits in low-tax jurisdictions, avoiding public scrutiny.read more »

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

15 Sep 2017 | 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 2017 | 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 »

CFTC.gov Podcasts Update

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 »

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