On Friday, Shares of Expedia Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE), added 1.78% and closed at $120.80 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $118.76 and $121.25. Hotels.com® wants to assist decrease the percentage of non-voters in this year’s forthcoming presidential election by reminding U.S. travelers to take voting action now, especially if they’ll be away or overseas on Election Day, November 8. The ability to vote is one of the most important American civil liberties, however, U.S. Census Bureau research shows that in the 2012 election, 8.6% of people that didn’t vote used “out of town” as their excuse.
Every traveler who books a hotel through Hotels.com with a November 8 stay date will receive an email that their travel can impact on-site voting options. Travelers will be informed about alternative voting options by using Google’s search tools. Hotels.com wants travelers to vote early or request an absentee ballot for the forthcoming presidential election.
“Hotels.com values the right to vote and we are doing what we can to ensure our travelers are informed about how and where to vote if they are away from home on election day,” said Josh Belkin, VP North America for Hotels.com. “By reaching out to travelers and providing them voting information, we hope to improve the 57% voter turnout we had in 2012.”
T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ: TMUS), jumped 0.48% and closed at $46.23 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $45.90 and $47.00. The company’s Market capitalization is $38.04 Billion with the total outstanding Shares of 822.74 million. With strong winds and heavy rainfall presently expected to impact Western Washington starting recently and through the weekend, T-Mobile’s operations and engineering teams are actively monitoring weather patterns and preparing equipment and supplies in the potentially affected areas to assist customers stay connected.
From readying backup generators, Cell-On-Wheels (COW), and fuel tanks to setting up an engineering Command Center in the areas of expected impact, T-Mobile engineers and rapid response teams are ready to mobilize. In addition, T-Mobile’s Geo-Redundant Network Operation Centers (NOCs) will closely manage network traffic and further coordinate any response needed.
Here are some important steps people can take to increase chances of connecting with loved ones before, during and after the storm:
Make sure your phone is fully charged before the storm and have a plan to recharge your phone in case of a power outage, such as a car charger or portable power charger. You also can find several options in our retail stores and online.
Conserve phone battery life during power outages by utilizing your phone’s power-save mode. Also consider reducing screen brightness, turning off location-based services when they’re not being used, and limiting app usage and downloads.
Send a text instead of calling. Text messages are more likely to get through during high usage periods since texts require fewer network resources.
If you need to make a call, keep it short so others can also get through. The number of calls spikes during severe weather events; try to limit conversations and keep the network available for all to use.
ING Groep NV (ADR)(NYSE:ING), gained 0.90% and closed at $12.36 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $12.33 and $12.56. The company’s Market capitalization is $48.82 Billion with the total outstanding Shares of 3.87 billion. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $9.26 and reached to max level of $14.94. ING Groep N.V., a financial institution, provides various banking products and services to individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises, and mid-corporates. It operates through Retail Netherlands, Retail Belgium, Retail Germany, Retail Other, and Wholesale Banking segments. The company accepts various deposits, such as current and savings accounts; and offers business lending, consumer lending, and lease products. It also provides mortgages; corporate, structured, and real estate financing services; financial markets products; and cash administration, transaction, and trade finance services, in addition to working capital solutions. It operates in the Netherlands, Belgium, Rest of Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.