• Government run health care: A cost-saver or 'unfair competition'?
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    Government run health care: A cost-saver or 'unfair competition'?

    Amid surging health care costs and acrimonious public debate, a new study found that a public-run system would save money over time.

  • Original Content podcast: Netflix goes to the Oscars
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    Original Content podcast: Netflix goes to the Oscars

    When this year's Academy Award nominations were announced on Monday, Netflix received 24 nominations — the most of any Hollywood studio. As a result, Darrell finally watched Martin Scorsese's three-and-a-half hour gangster epic — and he wasn't impressed by the results.

  • AFP

    Bodies of Ukrainian victims of downed plane repatriated from Iran

    Around a thousand people including President Volodymyr Zelensky bid farewell to Ukrainians who died in a plane mistakenly shot down by Iran during a spike in tensions with Washington. Zelensky laid flowers on the flag-draped coffins of the 11 Ukrainian victims -- nine flight crew and two passengers -- during the solemn ceremony at Kiev's Boryspil airport and briefly spoke to their relatives. The caskets were to remain for several hours at the terminal so that relatives, Ukraine International Airlines staff and ordinary Ukrainians could say their last goodbyes.

  • Wall Street Week Ahead: With market at record highs, eyes on reports from chipmakers
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    Wall Street Week Ahead: With market at record highs, eyes on reports from chipmakers

    Reports from Netflix, Intel and Texas Instruments next week may hint at what is to come in the December quarterly earnings season, with some investors wary of possible danger signs that could knock Wall Street after its latest surge to record highs. The S&P 500 has gotten off to a strong start in January, up 3% so far this year, fueled by a truce in the U.S.-China trade war, low interest rates and signs the economy remains healthy. Analysts on average expect reports to show S&P 500 earnings per share fell 0.8% in the fourth quarter, with technology earnings seen up 0.6%, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

  • 'You're stealing our water': Germans protest against Tesla gigafactory
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    'You're stealing our water': Germans protest against Tesla gigafactory

    Around 250 Germans on Saturday protested in the outskirts of Berlin where electric car startup Tesla is planning to build a gigafactory, saying its construction will endanger water supply and wildlife in the area. The U.S. carmaker announced plans last November to build its first European car factory in Gruenheide, in the eastern state of Brandenburg. Politicians, unions and industry groups have welcomed the move, saying it will bring jobs to the region, but environmental concerns drove hundreds of locals to the streets on Saturday.

  • Financial Times

    Facebook apologises after Xi Jinping name translated as an obscenity

    Facebook has been forced to apologise after a “technical issue” caused Chinese president Xi Jinping’s name to be rendered as an obscenity in Burmese-to-English translations. On Saturday the Chinese president’s name appeared as “Mr Shithole” in translations from Myanmar’s main language into English, including on the Facebook pages of news website The Irrawaddy and Ms Aung San Suu Kyi’s office. “Mr Shithole, President of China arrives at 4pm,” one of the posts read when translated into English.

  • Financial Times

    Tech innovation needs a level playing field

    America used to be the world’s premier technology innovator and China its best duplicator. The administration of US president Donald Trump touted the former as a major concession by China, which has vowed to strengthen its intellectual property protection. In fact, the deal merely repackages changes that China has already made over the past two years, strengthening court jurisdiction over IP cases and making it easier for US companies to collect damages.

  • IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping's name gaffe
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    IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping's name gaffe

    Facebook apologised Saturday for a distasteful mistranslation of Chinese President Xi Jinping's name from Burmese language posts during his much-touted visit to Myanmar. The error most notably appeared on the official Facebook page of Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • Financial Times

    Hollywood holds ‘vigil’ as Netflix turns screws on cinema

    , agreeing instead to an offer half the size from prestigious independent studio A24, her backers protested. Now concerns are rowing over the prospects for this year, when the company has no Star Wars, The Lion King or Avengers sequels to offer.

  • Beyond Meat (BYND) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know
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    Beyond Meat (BYND) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know

    Beyond Meat (BYND) closed the most recent trading day at $109.12, moving -1.16% from the previous trading session.

  • Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACB) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know
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    Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACB) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know

    Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACB) closed the most recent trading day at $2.13, moving -0.93% from the previous trading session.

  • Week ahead on Wall Street: Davos, earnings
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    Week ahead on Wall Street: Davos, earnings

    Next week, Wall Street's eyes will be on the Swiss Alps. Beginning Tuesday, 53 heads of state and dozens of trade and finance ministers make pledges and pontificate at the World Economic Forum's annual powwow in Davos. U.S. President Donald Trump will be there to deliver a speech just as his impeachment trial embroils Capitol Hill. Also Tuesday: Netflix will likely report an increase in its quarterly revenue. Given the launch of competing streaming services from Apple and Disney, investors want to hear details on its content spending plans and new additions to its library. Two days later, expect Comcast to report a rise in revenue stemming from an increase in internet customers. Earlier this week, its NBCUniversal unit announced pricing for is new streaming service, Peacock, ranging from free - with ads - for existing Comcast customers to $10 dollars a month. Wall Street expects higher profits from American Airlines and United Airlines but a drop from Southwest, which has been hit hard by the prolonged grounding of its Boeing 737 MAX jets. The markets will be closed Monday for the Martin Luther King holiday.