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Netflix is still a bargain, even after the latest price hike – Engadget

Let’s begin with the cost. For $9 to $14 a month, Netflix offers a metric ton of programming that covers almost every conceivable genre. Action Comedies? Netflix has it. Romantic Thrillers? Got it. Classic Foreign Movies? Yep. There are roughly 75,000 micro-genres in Netflix’s database, and though Netflix hasn’t publicly released numbers, a study in…

HSBC: These 5 market forces will determine whether stocks regain their footing or plunge into a free fall

The question of how much longer the bull market in stocks will run is heavy on investors’ minds. They recognize the danger of wrongly timing the market and missing out on late-cycle gains but are bombarded with signs that the end is near. Amid this uncertainty, equity strategists at HSBC have compiled a list of…

For farmers already struggling from Trump’s trade war, the government shutdown is making life even harder

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik About a fourth of the government has been shut down since late December, making it the longest partial closure on record. The government shutdown has thwarted support programs for farmers hurting from tariffs. It has also cut off access to data on business and agricultural conditions. In July, Wisconsin soybean grower Brad…

The government shutdown is making life even harder for farmers already struggling from Trump’s trade war

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik About a fourth of the government has been shut down since late December, making it the longest partial closure on record. The government shutdown has thwarted support programs for farmers hurting from tariffs. It has also cut off access to data on business and agricultural conditions. In July, Wisconsin soybean grower Brad…

Pelosi asks Trump to move State of the Union address – CNN

(CNN)Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking to move the day of the State of the Union address or deliver it in writing, citing security concerns from the ongoing government shutdown. “Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest we work together…

Karen Pence to teach at school that bans LGBTQ employees, students – NBCNews.com

Jan. 16, 2019, 2:47 PM GMTBy Brooke Sopelsa and Vaughn HillyardSecond lady Karen Pence announced on Tuesday that she would return to teaching art at a northern Virginia elementary school that explicitly bars its employees from engaging in or condoning “homosexual or lesbian sexual activity” and “transgender identity.”The employment application for the Immanuel Christian School,…

U.S. troops killed in Syria suicide attack claimed by ISIS – CBS News

Kurds brace for U.S. Syria withdrawal U.S. troops were among those killed Wednesday in an attack in northern Syria, the U.S. military has confirmed to CBS News. The U.S.-led coalition in Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve, confirmed in a tweet that, “U.S. service members were killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria…

Uneasy calm in Zimbabwe amid stay-at-home fuel price protest – Aljazeera.com

An uneasy calm returned to Zimbabwe’s main cities but businesses and schools remained closed and mobile networks enforced a government internet shutdown on the final day of a national strike triggered by a steep rise in fuel prices. In central Harare, shops, banks, fast-food chains, and some government offices were closed on Wednesday with little…

BlackRock results fall short of expectations, assets fall back below $6 trillion – CNBC

BlackRock, the largest asset manager in the world, reported quarterly earnings and revenue that missed analysts’ expectations on Wednesday as a market downturn late last year eroded its asset base. Earnings for the asset manager fell nearly 60 percent to $927 million over the past year. On an adjusted basis, earnings per share were $6.08,…

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Guam’s Catholic Church has filed for bankruptcy as it faces a tsunami of sex abuse claims from more than 190 accusers

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam’s Catholic Church filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, a move that will allow the archdiocese to avoid trial in dozens of child sexual abuse lawsuits and enter settlement negotiations. Ford Elsaesser, an attorney representing the church, said the Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition was filed with federal court in Guam. The church faces…