How New Streaming Service Is Pushing Disney Stock Higher

The prospects for Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) have improved recently on strong results of its operating businesses and hope about its new streaming service. Its challenge in this new, competitive business is whether it can reach the size of Netflix and the Amazon Prime streaming services. The company was founded in 1923. It was almost immediately a well-known media […]

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Affected by Karvy crisis? Read this

File a complaint with Sebi on its SCORES Web site, suggests Sanjay Kumar Singh. A November 22 ex-parte interim order by the Securities and Exchange Board of India banned Karvy Stock Broking Limited (KSBL) from taking on new clients. It also barred the broker from using its power of attorney to withdraw shares from clients’S demat accounts. Besides causing fear […]

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As Binge Watchers Fall Asleep, Disney Streams, Walmart Quits

Two of America’s largest companies have moved in opposite directions in the streaming wars, just as the market becomes more crowded. As Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) launches Disney+, Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is rumored to be dumping its streaming service, Vudu. The moves occur in a period when research shows people have become exhausted while watching streaming programs, which […]

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Trump blasts CNN for 'disgraceful' hiring of ex-FBI official Andrew McCabe

Ex-FBI official Andrew McCabe sues over his firing McCabe suing to get benefits and pension back; Kristin Fisher reports. President Trump slammed CNN on Friday night after the network announced that it had hired controversial ex-FBI official Andrew McCabe as a contributor, calling the decision "disgraceful." McCabe was famously fired by the FBI on March 16, 2018, after a Justice Department […]

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Hospitals may be forced to disclose discount rates negotiated with insurers

Alex Azar: Trump is committed to protecting Medicare for America’s seniors Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on efforts to expand Medicare coverage to treatments such as acupuncture in an efforts to tackle the opioid crisis, concerns over the future of Medicare, border funding and ObamaCare. Hospitals would have to disclose the discounted prices they negotiate with insurance companies […]

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British companies, pension funds may have to report climate risks

LONDON (Reuters) – British public companies and pension funds may have to publish by 2022 what risks their businesses face from climate change under a new so-called green finance strategy. Britain last week became the first G7 country to sign into law a requirement to reach net zero emissions by 2050 and the green finance strategy, published on Tuesday, sets […]

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How Has Asia’s Richest Man Disrupted the Indian Telecoms Industry?

"Reliance set to revolutionize mobile services" reads a headline from 2002 on Rediff.com, one of the few online media houses in India back then. In December 2002, Mukesh Ambani, then the elder son of India's second-richest man, launched Reliance Infocomm. The company is credited with making incoming calls free in India and bringing down substantially the rates for outgoing calls. […]

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