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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Queen Elizabeth issues statement on Harry and Meghan: ‘We would have preferred them to remain full-time working members of the royal family’

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth issued an unprecedented statement on the future of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. “Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family,” the queen wrote in a statement. “My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family. Although […]

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McClatchy freezes some pension benefits

McClatchy Co., the third-largest newspaper publisher in the U.S. by circulation, has frozen pension payments to some former executives and enlisted the services of a bankruptcy-administration firm as it seeks a government takeover of its retirement plan, the company’s chief financial officer said. The move is the latest sign of the liquidity pressure faced by a company that has struggled […]

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Making Social Media Investing Easier: ETFs to Buy in 2020

Social media is a powerful force in society today as it allows users to amplify their voices and interact with the world. Some great causes and undertakings have been supported on the back of social media but, on the other hand, public shaming has not gone out of style. With such a revolutionary force at our disposal, there’s no doubt […]

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Conservative firm seeks to purge 200,000 voters in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative law firm on Thursday asked a judge to find the Wisconsin Elections Commission in contempt and impose $12,000 a day in fines until it immediately purges more than 200,000 voters from the rolls, a move Democrats are fighting in the key battleground state. A judge last month ordered the purge of voters who may […]

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Cox to pay $1B to media corps for not stopping online piracy

Trump on China: We’ll combat counterfeiting, piracy that destroys US jobs President Donald Trump signs executive action to order an investigation into Chinese trade practices. A U.S. District Court jury on Thursday found telecom company Cox Communications Inc. liable to pay $1 billion to music labels and publishers over piracy infringement on more than 10,000 works. Continue Reading Below GEORGIA JURY […]

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Lionel Messi, Megan Rapinoe win Ballon d’Or awards

PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi won a record sixth Ballon d’Or while World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe earned the women’s prize on Monday. A day after scoring his 614th career goal for Barcelona, Messi reclaimed the trophy he last won in 2015. Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk was second in the polling, followed by Cristiano Ronaldo, who shared the record […]

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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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Don Cherry, Canada’s voice of hockey, fired for rant against immigrants

TORONTO — Don Cherry, Canada’s most polarizing, flamboyant and opinionated hockey commentator, was fired Monday for calling immigrants “you people” in a television rant in which he said new immigrants are not honoring the country’s fallen soldiers. Rogers Sportsnet President Bart Yabsley announced the decision following discussions with the 85-year-old broadcaster. “It has been decided it is the right time […]

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