Cumberland County to share mail-in ballots count progress on website

Cumberland County officials will update the county’s progress on counting mail-in ballots daily, with the first update expected Wednesday evening.

“Things are going very well,” county spokeswoman Samantha Krepps said Wednesday afternoon. “We have about 15 to 20 sworn-in county employees counting the ballots.”

As of Election Day at 8 p.m., voters returned 53,172 mail-in ballots, Krepps said. She said there will be more ballots expected to be returned in the mail, postmarked no later than Nov. 3, throughout the rest of the week, including military ballots.

“Our mission is to make sure all ballots are counted accurately,” she said. “We’re not trying to count them as quickly as possible. We want them to be accurate. The team here is doing a fantastic job.”

The jump-off, as to when workers will stop counting, is undetermined but an update is expected tonight from the initial count that began earlier today, Krepps

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Paycom Software (PAYC) Q3 Earnings and Revenues Beat Estimates

Paycom Software (PAYC) came out with quarterly earnings of $0.70 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.56 per share. This compares to earnings of $0.70 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items.

This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 25%. A quarter ago, it was expected that this maker of human-resources and payroll software would post earnings of $0.60 per share when it actually produced earnings of $0.62, delivering a surprise of 3.33%.

Over the last four quarters, the company has surpassed consensus EPS estimates four times.

Paycom, which belongs to the Zacks Internet – Software industry, posted revenues of $196.53 million for the quarter ended September 2020, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2.35%. This compares to year-ago revenues of $175.01 million. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates three times over the last four quarters.

The sustainability of the

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The Best Xbox Series X games you’ll need to play

The Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S is so close to launch. If you’re one of the lucky ones who managed to snag a preorder, you probably know the lineup by heart. But while the games that launch alongside a console are key, if you’re weighing whether or when to buy a console, titles in the pipeline are often more important.

So, other than Microsoft’s excellent Game Pass service, what reasons do you have to buy either an Xbox Series S or X? Here are five. 

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla


With Halo Infinite being delayed until 2021, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is now the Xbox Series X’s biggest launch title. True, you’ll be able to play it on Xbox One, PS4 and PS5, but that won’t

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The $70 Raspberry Pi 400 is a computer crammed into a keyboard

Last year, the Raspberry Pi 4 hit the market, promising all the essential guts that make up a surprisingly powerful computer for just $35. Add a $5 case and you have a basic computer—with USB ports, up to 4 GB RAM, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi for less than you spent on election night pizza. But diving into Raspberry Pi’s DIY-driven, hacker-friendly world can still be intimidating. Now, however, the company has released a $70 complete computer package based on the Raspberry Pi 4 and the whole thing fits inside a rather normal-looking keyboard.

There's a whole computer in there.

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There’s a whole computer in there.

There's a whole computer in there.

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There’s a whole computer in there.

For $70, you get a 64-bit processor, 4 GB RAM, support for 4K and dual displays, and full wireless support. With those kinds of specs, you shouldn’t expect to do any heavy computing, but the Raspberry Pi OS

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Europe Debt Collection Software Market Set to Grow $2.23 Billion by 2027: Says AMR

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Portland, Nov 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
Portland, Nov. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to the report published by Allied Market Research, the Europe debt collection software market was estimated at $961.27 million in 2019 and is expected to hit $2.23 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 11.1% from 2020 to 2027. The report provides a detailed analysis of the top investment pockets, top winning strategies, drivers & opportunities, market size & estimations, competitive landscape, and changing market trends.

Increase in demand for controlling & automating debt, improvement in recovery process and enhancement in productivity of debt collections, and rise in Omni channel debt collection services drive the growth of the Europe debt collection software market. On the other hand, difficulties in tracking & reconciling of accounts and high implementation cost of the

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Allegro MicroSystems Appoints Christine King to its Board of Directors

MANCHESTER, N.H., Nov. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. (“Allegro”), a global leader in sensing and power semiconductor technology, today announced the appointment of Christine King to its Board of Directors and Audit Committee, effective October 28, 2020.

“We are delighted to have Christine King as our newest independent director and Audit Committee member,” said Ravi Vig, President and CEO of Allegro MicroSystems. “She brings a wealth of knowledge, including extensive semiconductor experience, and a successful track record that will enable her to support Allegro’s growth objectives as a public company.”

Ms. King is a seasoned executive in the technology sector with broad experience in the semiconductor industry. She most recently served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Microsystems, which was later acquired by Microchip Technology, where she also served as a member of the board of directors. Prior to that, Ms. King was the

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America’s Ten Richest People Are $28 Billion Richer As Election Bolsters Big Tech Prospects

Even with the presidential election in flux, the U.S. stock market—led by a rally in tech shares—jumped on Wednesday, helping America’s ten richest people add billions of dollars to their fortunes.

Both Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden claimed they would win the race, despite several battleground states still not called, including Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona and Nevada. 

Despite the uncertainty, markets surged on Wednesday, with shares of major tech companies like Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft leading the rally. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose nearly 400 points, or 1.3%, as of market close on Wednesday, while the S&P 500 was up 2.2% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite soared 3.9%.

Some experts on Wall Street attributed the strength in tech stocks

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Someone has withdrawn ~$1 billion from a bitcoin wallet dormant since 2015

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Nearly $1 billion in bitcoin has been emptied from a mysterious wallet that has been dormant since 2015.

The haul of slightly more than 69,369 BTC—worth about $975 million at the time this post went live—was withdrawn in the past 24 hours, the bitcoin ledger shows. Alon Gal, co-founder and CTO of security firm Hudson Rock, was among the first—if not the first—to report the transaction.

“UNBELIEVABLE,” he wrote. “Someone was able to crack the password of the bitcoin wallet I reported on only a short time ago and spend the $1,000,000,000 that was inside it!” Gal went on to say that it wasn’t clear if the person responsible was the original wallet owner or someone who pulled off the unlikely feat of cracking the password.

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90% of Chicago voters say the internet should be a public utility

a person sitting at a desk with a computer on a table: A man fills out a ballot at a booth inside an internet cafe, behind a row of computers.

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Chicago voters faced a simple question on their 2020 ballots: “Should the City of Chicago act to ensure that all the City’s community areas have access to broadband internet?” By a nine-to-one margin, they answered “yes.”

The result is significant for what it says about public attitudes toward the internet. In the context of a broader debate about whether we should treat the internet like a public utility, Chicago voters signaled that the most basic formulation of this idea—that the government should make sure citizens have internet access—is overwhelmingly popular.

Support for universal internet access isn’t confined to left-leaning metropolises like Chicago. In the most rural parts of the US, communities are investing steeply in building their own broadband networks explicitly designed to cover every one of their

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California voters approve expansion of data privacy law


FILE – This Oct. 2, 2020 file photo shows an iPhone screen with Suunto’s cookie policy in Los Angeles. California voters have approved a measure to expand a digital privacy law that was passed two years ago. Proposition 24 includes provisions to triple the fines for companies that violate kids’ privacy and will create a dedicated state agency to enforce the law that was passed in 2018.


In the state that is home to Silicon Valley and serves as the headquarters for Google, Facebook and other tech titans, voters strengthened data privacy protections by approving a ballot measure that supporters tout as a model for other states.

California became the first state to pass a sweeping digital privacy law in 2018, viewed as the strongest of its kind in the United States. It gave Californians the right to know what information companies collect about them

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