Photo Selma Bouvier, one of Marge Simpson’s sisters and a prolific smoker on “The Simpsons.” The animated show and other Fox properties are expected to soon be part of the Disney empire, which frowns on depictions of smoking. Credit 20th Century Fox LOS ANGELES — Add cigarettes to the list of things that the family-friendly…
NEW YORK — Wall Street climbed into positive territory on Wednesday as optimism over a spate of upbeat earnings was dampened by jitters over rising bond yields and corporate costs.All three major U.S. indexes fluctuated in choppy trading and the Dow flirted with its sixth consecutive decline during much of the session, which would continue…
A recent Elon University poll of residents in the finalist cities found that while relatively few residents outright oppose Amazon moving to their city, only 43 percent strongly supported such a move. Residents in many cities said they were concerned that Amazon’s arrival would increase the cost of living and opposed offering special incentives to…
When he contacted Midland, a representative suggested that he simply pay off the balance owed, Mr. Perry said. So he filed a complaint with the consumer bureau. Thirteen days later, Midland sent Mr. Perry a letter: “Midland Credit apologizes for the inconvenience caused to you.” The collection firm agreed to close the disputed account, end…
Photo Some content that has slipped past filters on YouTube Kids, which is supposed to contain only child-friendly content, contains well-known characters in disturbing situations. YouTube Kids, which has been criticized for inadvertently recommending disturbing videos to children, said Wednesday that it would introduce several ways for parents to limit what can be watched on…
Photo Credit Kacper Pempel / Reuters Good Wednesday. Here’s what we’re watching:• Twitter’s strong results were driven by an impressive performance overseas.• The fight is on for Sky.• Why investors are feeling blue.• What’s behind the fight over an important banking regulation.Get this in your inbox each morning. Sign up here.Twitter is doing well abroad.…
(Reuters) - Financial and technology stocks led Wall Street lower on Wednesday as concerns about rising U.S. bond yields eclipsed gains from Boeing and Comcast following strong results.Shares of the world's biggest planemaker rose 2.5 percent after its profit jumped by more than half in the first quarter and the company raised its full-year forecasts…
Photo Credit Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Comcast Good Wednesday morning. Here’s what we’re watching:• The fight is on for Sky.• Why investors are feeling blue.• What’s behind the fight over an important banking regulation.Get this in your inbox each morning. Sign up here.Twitter is doing well abroad. But it’s not clear where.Twitter on Wednesday posted…
A federal jury on Wednesday acquitted a former trader for the Swiss bank UBS of charges related to market manipulation, dealing a blow to a Justice Department effort to crack down on a Wall Street practice known as “spoofing.” Prosecutors accused the former trader, Andre Flotron, of trying to move market prices for precious metals…
(Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes swung between gains and losses on Wednesday, as Boeing's jump after upbeat results and outlook was negated by declines in technology stocks and rising U.S. bond yields.Shares of the world's biggest planemaker rose 2.8 percent after its profit jumped by more than half in the first quarter and the company…