Friday, December 6, 2019

 


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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An executive with Netflix says the streaming giant has boosted its original content exponentially over the last several years and that will mean more action for its production hub in New Mexico, where state officials have been busy trying to woo more big partners in the ind  (full story)
 
HOUSTON — A fire at a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility that burned for days in March was accidental and caused by equipment failure at a storage tank, according to a report released Friday by local and federal investigators.  (full story)
 
LOS ANGELES — Elon Musk did not defame a British cave explorer when he called him “pedo guy” in an angry tweet, a Los Angeles jury found Friday.  (full story)
 
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers ramped up their credit card spending in October.  (full story)
 
In a story Nov. 14 about companies’ student loan repayment help, The Associated Press — in an article supplied by the personal finance website NerdWallet — reported erroneously what Raytheon employees can receive through the program. The program does not allow employees to use the  (full story)
 
Attention turned quickly Friday to who might succeed Stephen Poloz as governor of the Bank of Canada after he confirmed he will not seek a second appointment when his seven-year term expires next year.  (full story)
 
A minority shareholder filed a lawsuit today to block a bid to take Hudson's Bay Co. private.  (full story)
HBC.TO: 9.13 (-0.09)
NEW YORK — It’s just a week into the holiday shopping season, and Amazon is already having trouble getting packages to shoppers’ doorsteps on time.  (full story)
 
LOS ANGELES — When it comes to investing in cannabis stocks, the marijuana bud's faded bloom has shown few signs of returning this year.  (full story)
 
LONDON — Social media companies are failing to stop manipulated activity, according to a report Friday by NATO-affiliated researchers who said they were easily able to buy tens of thousands of likes, comments and views on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.  (full story)
 
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks jumped in early trading Friday after the government reported that employers added far more jobs than expected in November.  (full story)
 
The countries of the OPEC oil-producing cartel and ally Russia have agreed to cut crude production by an extra 500,000 barrels a day.  (full story)
 
PARIS — Frustrated travellers are meeting transportation chaos around France for a second day on Friday, as unions dig in for what they hope is a protracted strike against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to redesign the national retirement system.  (full story)
 
PARIS — Massive strikes against a planned overhaul of the pension system are sending a powerful warning to French President Emmanuel Macron. Half-way through his term, the 41-year-old centrist is still determined to push through the reform and keep remodeling the French economy.  (full story)
 
SAN FRANCISCO — Uber, as part of a long anticipated safety report, revealed that more than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during its U.S. rides in 2018.  (full story)
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