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Netflix's solid 4Q eclipsed by projected slowing US growth

Jan. 17, 2019 7:11 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's video streaming service added more subscribers than ever during the crucial holiday season, but the company signaled its growth is slowing in the U.S. as it begins to roll out double-digit price increases in its biggest market. The slightly disappointing forecast issued...

Airports, customs, trade: Europe preps for a chaotic Brexit

Jan. 17, 2019 5:10 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — One by one, European Union nations are spending millions, hiring thousands of workers and issuing emergency decrees to cope with the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave the bloc on March 29 without a plan. A no-deal Brexit could shake up the rest of the continent in ways...

Outpouring of generosity for TSA workers, others without pay

Jan. 16, 2019 9:06 PM EST

The partial government shutdown is a double-whammy for Cara and Philip Mangone, a married couple from Philadelphia. Both are agents with the Transportation Safety Administration, both working full time at the Philadelphia airport. Neither knows when they might again start drawing their paychecks. Part-time jobs...

Sinclair debuts streaming service for its local TV stations

Jan. 16, 2019 4:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sinclair Broadcast wants to "Stirr" up streaming. The nation's largest owner of television stations launched a free, ad-supported streaming service Wednesday drawing on local news, sports and other programs from the 191 TV stations it owns in 89 U.S. markets. Sinclair said the motivation...

Senators ask FDA to update rules on certain pot products

Jan. 15, 2019 8:11 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's two senators on Tuesday urged the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to update federal regulations to permit interstate commerce of food products containing a key non-psychoactive ingredient of cannabis. The appeal by Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley came after...

No-shows for auto shows? Detroit and others aim to retool

Jan. 15, 2019 8:06 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — At first glance, this year's edition of the North American International Auto Show might look like any other from the past: gleaming vehicles, bright lights and flashy displays trying to lure spectators to their offerings. But after traversing Cobo Center's massive exhibition space and...

Netflix raising prices for 58M US subscribers as costs rise

Jan. 15, 2019 5:04 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its video streaming service 12 years ago. Its most popular plan will see the largest hike, to $13 per month from $11. That option offers high-definition streaming on up to two...

Utility seeks bankruptcy protection over California fires

Jan. 14, 2019 8:49 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nation's largest utility said Monday it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy because it faces at least $30 billion in potential damages from lawsuits over the catastrophic wildfires in California in 2017 and 2018 that killed scores of people and destroyed thousands of homes. The...

Trade war delaying Chinese automaker's US plans

Jan. 14, 2019 6:21 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war has delayed but not derailed Chinese automaker GAC Motor's plans to enter the American market, company officials said Monday. Company President Yu Jun, speaking at Detroit's North American International Auto Show, said the dispute is a factor in moving its U.S....

NBCUniversal jumps into the streaming fray

Jan. 14, 2019 3:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal will launch an ad-supported streaming service in 2020, free for anyone who pays for a cable service. The company joins an ever-growing list of streaming service players, including YouTube, AT&T, Hulu, Roku and Walmart's Vudu, among others. On Thursday Amazon announced its...