MSNBC’s Chris Matthews apologizes for Nazi analogy after Bernie Sanders’ Nevada victory

NEW YORK — MSNBC’s Chris Matthews apologized Monday to Bernie Sanders for comparing the Democratic senator’s win in the Nevada caucus to the Nazi takeover of France. Matthews’ self-described “bad” analogy deepened the discontent that the presidential candidate and his supporters have been feeling lately toward the cable network, one that is usually friendly territory for liberals. “Sen. Sanders, I’m […]

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Groupon and Blue Apron’s real problem: Neither business model works, experts say

Groupon Inc. shares slid 43% Wednesday and Blue Apron Inc. was down 22%, after far weaker-than-expected earnings from both companies revived concerns about the sustainability of their business models. Groupon’s GRPN, +2.65% decline marked the biggest one-day selloff since its 2011 IPO and came in heavy volume of 119 million shares that made it the most actively traded stock on U.S. […]

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Snap Stock Bounces Back, but How Long Will It Last?

Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) stock fell after a fourth-quarter earnings report that troubled investors. However, a close look at its millions of daily active users shows a figure of 218 million, higher than Wall Street analysts expected, based on consensus data. Snap stock quickly rallied and rose toward a 52-week high. Trading volume also surged above recent levels. In reality, […]

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Robert Conrad, star of ‘The Wild, Wild West,’ dies at 84

Robert Conrad, the rugged, contentious actor who starred in the hugely popular 1960s television series “Hawaiian Eye” and “The Wild, Wild West,” died Saturday. He was 84. The actor died of heart failure in Malibu, California, family spokesperson Jeff Ballard said. A small private service is planned for March 1, which would have been his 85th birthday. “He lived a […]

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Are Q4 Earnings Twitter’s Time to Shine?

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter financial results before the markets open on Thursday. The consensus estimates are $0.29 in earnings per share (EPS) and $996.74 million in revenue. In the same period of last year, the social media giant said it had $0.31 in EPS and $908.84 million in revenue. During the fourth quarter, Citigroup […]

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Democratic Party set to include Michael Bloomberg in debates with change to qualifying requirements

The Democratic Party’s governing body said Friday that its presidential contenders won’t have to attract a set number of donors in order to qualify for the Feb. 19 debate in Nevada, in a move that helps billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who is self-funding his campaign. “To qualify for the Nevada debate stage, candidates may qualify either by (1) meeting a delegate […]

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U.S. State Department bars NPR reporter from Pompeo's upcoming trip after testy interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department removed a National Public Radio reporter from the press pool for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s upcoming trip to Europe and Central Asia, the State Department Correspondents’ Association said on Monday, days after Pompeo angrily responded to another NPR journalist’s interview with him. The removal of NPR reporter Michele Kelemen, who was part […]

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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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