Sick of talking to your co-worker Biff about the Vikings QB woes?
Here is a list of 5 pertinent discussion topics for Wednesday,November 6.
McAuliffe, Christie, de Blasio claim election wins
New Jersey's Republican Gov. Chris Christie easily won re-election Tuesday and former national Democratic Party leader Terry McAuliffe captured the governorship of Virginia as off-year election voters chose familiar candidates closer to the middle. In another closely watched race, New Yorkers elected Bill de Blasio their first Democratic mayor in two decades.
Twitter may fly on first day, 'gray market' shows
Twitter may fly on its first day of trading. The company is scheduled to set a final price for its initial public offering late Wednesday and debut Thursday. The company may end the day with a market value of $25 billion, according to IG, which runs a gray market that lets investors bet on such outcomes. A $25 billion market capitalization implies a share price of about $46 at the end of the first day. That compares to Twitter's current price range for the IPO of $23 to $25 a share, which implies a valuation of about $17 billion.
Michelle Knight speaks out about torture
In her first public interview with TV's Dr. Phil McGraw, Michelle Knight describes in graphic detail how her kidnapper, Ariel Castro, abused her and tied her up "like a fish." With apparent poise, she described how Castro abducted her while she was lost trying to get to an appointment. He lured her into his house by telling her he had puppies that he would give her. He tied her up in the basement with rusted chains and put a helmet on her head. The second part of the interview will air today.
Crack smoking Toronto mayor refuses to resign
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who long denied allegations that he used crack cocaine, admitted yesterday that he used the drug "probably a year ago" when he was drunk. But in a rambling speech hours later at which he repeatedly apologized, refused to resign.
Several explosions kill, injure commuters in Chinese city
A series of small explosions killed one person, and injured at least 8 others, one seriously, in front of a major Communist Party building in the north-central Chinese city of Taiyuan Wednesday morning, reported police and state media.