Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Now playing: Watch this: Tags Gadgets TVs Comments Adorable MemoBird printer prints out love notes like a receipt 12 Photos 1:15 The Cheapskate Send high-tech ‘telegrams’ with this Wi-Fi printer 10 Bonus deal: Thought all the TV deals were over? Think again. For a limited time, Walmart has the Sceptre 32-inch LED TV for just $89.99. List price: $180.See it at WalmartThis is about as basic as TVs get these days, with no built-in smarts (for streaming), just two HDMI inputs and a 720p resolution — though that’s ample for a screen of this size.What’s particularly telling is the review average: 4.5 stars from over 3,300 buyers. To me that translates to a TV you’re all but guaranteed to like — for a pretty incredible price.Want something a little bigger? Also on sale at Walmart: The Sharp LC-40Q3070U 40-inch LED TV for $149.99 — normally $229.99.See it at WalmartThis one is a 1080p model with three HDMI inputs — but, again, it’s BYO streaming capabilities. The reviews here are a little less stellar — 4.2 stars from just 50 buyers — but still pretty good overall.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Walmart Amazon Available in gray, pink or green, the Memobird is an adorable little thermal note-printer. Sarah Tew/CNET Can a printer be fun? It can when it’s a little internet-connected job that cranks out cute receipt-style notes and doesn’t need any ink. And don’t forget the fun of scoring it for the cheapest price anywhere, courtesy of yours truly.For a limited time, and while supplies last, ZDNet Academy has the Memobird mobile thermal printer for $48 when you apply promo code CNETMB20 at checkout. That’s an extra $12 off the current price, which is already $10 off Amazon’s price. Update: Apparently shipping is not included in the price. My apologies for the error.See it at ZDNet AcademyAvailable in your choice of three colors, the Memobird is compact and portable, though it does require AC power. It uses no ink, instead relying on the same thermal technology as most cash register receipts. So there are no pricey ink cartridges — instead, the only consumables here are the special paper rolls. Fortunately, they’re pretty cheap. Here’s an eight-roll supply for just $12.99, for example. And a three-pack of assorted colors for $9.99. If you want adhesive paper, you can get three rolls of that for $9.99 as well. Update: The 8-roll option is now showing a price of $27.99. I’m not sure why it jumped so suddenly — and significantly. Share your voice The printer connects to both your phone and the internet via Wi-Fi. That means you can print locally to it (reminders, shopping lists and so forth), but also share it with friends and family. I could see giving a Memobird to the grandparents, then having everyone in the family send little notes and greetings.The app lets you create notes very easily, complete with any mixture of text, stickers, doodles and photos. You can also install templates for things like memos, lists and labels.Now for the bad news: It may take as long as two weeks to arrive. (Current expected-delivery range is Feb. 17 to 20.)I must admit, I really like this little thing. I’d be less enamored with it at $70 (or even $80, which was the price at Amazon a few days ago), but $48 works for me.Your thoughts?
BSE closes points 6.10 up on Nov 105.2K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 6.10 up on Nov 105.2K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Nov 7 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 6.10 points up to stand at 27,874.73. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 7.25 points up to stand at 8,344.25. RAJESH EXPO and BEML were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 12.22% and 6.98% along with JET AIRWAYS and ING VYSYA BANK with an increase of 6.82% and 6.22% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include ENGINEERS INDIA LTD and KAILASH with a decrease of 12.32% and 8.20% along with INDIA CEMENTS and SJVN with a decrease of 6.10% and 5.71% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 62.74 points at 18,275.93 while the banking sector is down 105.02 points at 19,749.40 and the reality sector is down 2.17 points at 1,640.19. The Indian currency is up 0.19 % at Rs 61.50 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Nov 7 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 6.10 points up to stand at 27,874.73. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 7.25 points up to stand at 8,344.25. RAJESH EXPO and BEML were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 12.22% and 6.98% along with JET AIRWAYS and ING VYSYA BANK with an increase of 6.82% and 6.22% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include ENGINEERS INDIA LTD and KAILASH with a decrease of 12.32% and 8.20% along with INDIA CEMENTS and SJVN with a decrease of 6.10% and 5.71% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 62.74 points at 18,275.93 while the banking sector is down 105.02 points at 19,749.40 and the reality sector is down 2.17 points at 1,640.19. The Indian currency is up 0.19 % at Rs 61.50 per dollar.
IndusInd Bank branch in Mumbai.Reuters fileThe Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and IndusInd Bank on Friday executed a finance agreement for a $225 million loan supporting the expansion of the bank’s micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) lending programs across India.At least 25 percent of the proposed facility will support women entrepreneurs and reach previously unbanked populations. This eight-year loan is part of the agency’s commitment to supporting $1 billion in loans to underserved small and medium enterprises in India.”Fostering access to finance opportunities for women entrepreneurs and MSMEs is important for increasing higher economic output throughout India,” said acting OPIC President and Chief Executive Officer Dev Jagadesan.”OPIC recognizes the positive impact supporting women entrepreneurs can have in a community. We are proud to partner with IndusInd Bank to expand access to critical financial services,” he added.Speaking in the occasion, Romesh Sobti, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of IndusInd Bank, said: “This agreement with OPIC will help IndusInd Bank to further enhance our MSME lending franchise, thus providing the impetus to some of the major growth drivers of our economy. This also marks a significant milestone for the Bank as it helps us reach out to a new class of global investors to drive our growth.”IndusInd Bank, a private bank headquartered in Mumbai, India, reaches MSMEs across broad and diverse industries. MSMEs are an important segment of the Indian economy, but are often constrained by a lack of access to capital. This OPIC loan will support IndusInd Bank in increasing its MSME lending.Wells Fargo Bank also signed a $20 million finance agreement at the event supporting IndusInd Bank’s MSME lending, which will include at least 25 percent dedicated to women entrepreneurs.
Qatar relies massively on foreign labour. AFPQatar has moved closer to granting permanent residency to foreigners after its senior legislative body approved a draft law, first announced in the wake of the ongoing Gulf crisis.State media reported the Shura Council agreed on Monday to back a law which would grant residency to expatriates who provide valuable services as well as to the children of Qatari women married to non-Qataris.”The Advisory (Shura) Council approved a draft law on permanent residency,” the Qatar News Agency reported.Permanent residents would be allowed to have free state education, healthcare and be given the right to own property.It is thought to be the first such law proposed by one of the energy-rich Gulf states.It was first announced last August just two months after Qatar was boycotted by neighbouring former allies in a bitter diplomatic dispute.Like other nations in the region, Qatar relies massively on foreign labour.Its current population of 2.71 million, a record, is made up of almost 90 per cent non-nationals, many helping the country prepare to host the 2022 World Cup.There are some 315,000 Qatari nationals.The residency proposal will now be considered by Qatar’s cabinet and Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani before it becomes law.