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Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher

May. 15, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday after President Donald Trump downplayed his escalating tariff war with Beijing and said a settlement is possible. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced as investors mulled the likely costs of U.S. and Chinese tariff...

Markets Right Now: Stocks bounce back a day after plunging

May. 14, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street as investors got a reprieve a day after the market took a nosedive on worries over the worsening trade relations between the U.S. and China. Technology companies, which...

MoviePass founder's next act: Watch ads, see free movies

Apr. 28, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stacy Spikes co-founded MoviePass, a subscription service that lets you frequent movie theaters for a set monthly fee. After MoviePass sold off a majority stake in 2017, Spikes watched as the new owners quickly expanded, only to find the cost of all those movie tickets too high to sustain....

Cuomo: Netflix expanding in NYC, adding jobs, sound stages

Apr. 18, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix will expand its operations in New York City, adding 127 jobs in its Manhattan marketing and development office and building six sounds stages in Brooklyn where thousands of productions jobs will be located, New York officials announced Thursday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the San Jose,...

Netflix adds 9.6M subscribers in 1Q as competition heats up

Apr. 16, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix kicked off the year with the biggest subscriber gains in the history of its video-streaming service, but it still managed to disappoint investors by forecasting a springtime slowdown. The strong first-quarter performance coincided with Netflix's biggest U.S. price increases and...

How the major US stock indexes fared Friday

Apr. 12, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

Stocks closed broadly higher Friday, giving the S&P 500 index its third weekly gain in a row and putting it within reach of the record high it hit last September. Banks led the gains on Wall Street after JPMorgan Chase reported a strong quarter, helped by higher interest rates. Disney soared after unveiling a...

S&P 500 notches 3rd straight weekly gain as US stocks rally

Apr. 12, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

Stocks notched solid gains on Wall Street Friday, erasing most of the losses the market sustained after an uneven week of trading. The strong finish gave the S&P 500 its third straight weekly gain. The benchmark index is now just under 1% from its most recent all-time high set on September 20, reflecting the...

JPMorgan Chase and Anadarko Petroleum rise, Netflix stumbles

Apr. 12, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday: Anadarko Petroleum Corp., up $14.98 to $61.78 Chevron will buy the rival oil company for $33 billion as it seeks more growth from deep-water exploration in the gulf and in the Permian Basin. JPMorgan Chase & Co., up $4.98 to...

Markets Right Now: S&P 500 notches 3rd straight weekly gain

Apr. 12, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street, giving the S&P 500 index its third weekly gain in a row and putting it within reach of the record high it hit last September. Banks led the gains Friday after...

How not to break the bank on streaming services

Apr. 12, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With more TV streaming services than ever before, from newcomers like Disney Plus to stalwarts like Netflix, consumers may feel the ideal viewing experience is finally at hand. Americans have, on average, three streaming video subscription services, according to a recent study of digital...