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Amazon adds Streaming Video Service for Nintendo Wii Game Console

Amazon Instant Video App supported on Nintendo Wii - credit: Amazon.com

(Best Syndication News) - Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has launched support for their Amazon Instant Video app on the Nintendo Wii game console. On November 18, 2012, Amazon released the app for the Nintendo Wii U game console and this latest support is for the previous model.

Amazon Instant Video has over 145,000 movies and TV shows available to watch. The app allows Amazon Prime subscribers to watch over 33,000 movies and TV shows on the Nintendo Wii game console. The Prime membership ($79 per year) gives upgrades on shipping and unlimited viewing of specific movies and TV shows.

Current Mortgage Rates Today – Loan rates advance at most banks including JPMorgan Chase & PNC

Graph of 30-year loan

(Best Syndication News) Mortgage interest rates inched higher today despite a downturn in some of the benchmarks (see the mortgage rate charts below). JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and PNC raised their rates while Citibank lowered them.

Benchmarks

Stocks continued to move higher as investors continued their reluctant migration back into equities later in the session Friday. The three major indexes were below par early on but the blue-chips broke into positive territory by the closing bell.

New Fly Delta App released for Apple iPad

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(Best Syndication News) - Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) released a new Fly Delta app for the Apple iPad and the iPhone. The new app will offer entertainment glass-bottomed jet viewing while in flight and a more practical trip-planning itinerary checklist. In addition to their new app, Delta has been improving their website and kiosks.

The airline has invested around $140 million in technology improvements, including a revamping of their Delta.com website in November 2012. The company has also made improvements to their self-service kiosks last September.

Current Mortgage Rates Today – Citibank and Bank of America raise their loan rates

5/1 ARM

(Best Syndication News) Advancing benchmarks continued to push interest rates higher today despite a drop in the secondary lending market (see the mortgage rate charts below). SunTrust bucked the trend and lowered their mortgage loan rates; however JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and Citigroup raised their mortgage products.

Benchmarks

Stock prices were higher for the second-straight day as U.S. President Barack Obama nominated Jacob Lew. The optimism was sustained after last week’s agreement on taxes and a positive earnings report registered by Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) on Tuesday. Lew will be the point-man in President Obama’s debt-ceiling negotiations with Republicans in Congress.

John Deere Gator Utility Vehicle recalled for repair

John Deere Gator Utility Vehicle - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of John Deere Gator™ RSX850i Base, Sport, and Trail model utility vehicles because the fuel line could come apart and become a potential fire danger. John Deere dealers will be offering a free inspection and repair to remedy this problem.

Around 4,650 of the John Deere Gator Utility vehicles are involved in the recall. Deere and Company (NYSE:DE) received three reports of the fuel line separating, with no injuries involved. The vehicles were sold between August 2012 and October 2012 by John Deere dealers at a cost between $12,900 and $15,500.

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