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| Netflix Tests Subscription Fees Based on Number of Account Users Bloomberg |
Netflix Inc. (NFLX), the largest subscription streaming service, is testing new prices based on the number of people who can use an account, a move that could force customers to pay more for additional family members. Netflix is offering some new customers ...
| Con Ed Agrees Not to Raise Its Residential Electricity Rate for 2 Years New York Times |
Consolidated Edison has agreed to spend about $650 million to prepare for another storm like Hurricane Sandy without raising its rates for residential electricity for two years, the company and state officials announced on Tuesday.
| HHS: 2M Americans will be insured on Jan. 1 USA TODAY |
WASHINGTON — More than 2 million Americans will start the new year with private health insurance they didn't have before, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday. "Tomorrow, Jan. 1, will be a new day in health care for ...
| FedEx sued by New York over cigarette 'racket' Sydney Morning Herald |
FedEx has been accused by New York City of taking part in a racketeering conspiracy by shipping tons of untaxed cigarettes from a Long Island Indian reservation to city residents' homes. The city, in a complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan, alleged ...
| Shanghai shares gain on year's last day, but down 6.7 pct in 2013 Reuters |
HONG KONG Dec 31 (Reuters) - China shares rose on the final day of 2013, but the year was third one in the last five in which the main indexes declined. For the day, the CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings ended up 1.3 percent, ...
| Netflix tests different pricing for shared accounts San Francisco Chronicle |
VIDEO STREAMING. Netflix testing tiered pricing. Streaming service Netflix is testing new prices based on the number of people who can use an account, a move that could force customers to pay more for additional family members. Netflix is offering some ...
| Target faces problems with gift cards sold over holidays Reuters |
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Target Corp, which is dealing with one of the largest ever payment-data breaches in U.S. retail history, said on Tuesday that some of the gift cards it sold over the holiday season were not activated properly. "We are aware that some ...
| Obamacare enrollment hits 2 million—lots more to go CNBC.com |
CNBC's John Harwood reports the unofficial tally of Affordable Car Act enrollments has surpassed 2 million sign ups. The Obama Administration's original projection was 3.3 million by the end of 2013. Obamacare is now the 2 million person plan. At least ...
| Gold Bulls Retrench as Price Drops Most in 32 Years: Commodities Bloomberg |
Gold surged more than 500 percent in the 12 straight years of gains through 2012 as the... Read More. Gold surged more than 500 percent in the 12 straight years of gains through 2012 as the dollar weakened. The rally accelerated from December 2008 to ...
| Latvia to join euro zone: what you should know CNBC.com |
Despite years of speculation about which country will quit first, the 17-nation euro zone will become one country bigger when Latvia joins on January, 1. The eastern European nation with a population of just two million has been a member of the European ...
| Hertz Adopts One-Year Shareholder Rights Plan Wall Street Journal |
PARK RIDGE, N.J., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) ("Hertz" or "the Company") today announced that its board of directors has unanimously adopted a one-year shareholder rights plan (the "Rights Plan" or "Plan").
| Gold Bulls Retrench as Price Drops Most in 32 Years: Commodities Businessweek |
Gold surged more than 500 percent in the 12 straight years of gains through 2012 as the dollar weakened. The rally accelerated from December 2008 to June 2011 as the Federal Reserve expanded its balance sheet through debt purchases and held ...
| Why the surge-pricing fiasco is great for Uber Fortune |
Like a buzzy nightclub with velvet ropes, the luxe car service was never intended to serve everyone. The real surprise was that people thought otherwise. 131230131959-uber-couple-car-monochrome-620xa. FORTUNE -- On Dec. 14, as heavy flurries and ...
| Behind the Lack of Confidence in Consumers Wall Street Journal |
Investors who slice and dice every economic and financial statistic under the sun are on shaky ground when it comes to one of the most important factors. Confidence, unlike measures of output or earnings, is intangible and consumers often fail to respond the ...
| Bond funds give investors a lump of coal in 2013 USA TODAY |
Most bond investors got a lump of coal this year, and that may be just a taste of what's to come in 2014. The average core bond fund — one that invests at least 85% of its assets in investment-grade bonds — fell 2% in 2013 through Friday, including reinvested ...
| HP (HPQ) Under Investigation for Bribery TheStreet.com |
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) is in "advanced discussions" with U.S. regulators in an attempt to settle investigations into allegations of bribery, according to AllThingsD. Shares of the computer company fell 0.5% to $28.05 on the news.
| Netflix hikes CEO salary by 50 percent for 2014 Reuters |
(Reuters) - Netflix Inc raised the salary of its Chief Executive Reed Hastings by 50 percent to $6 million for 2014, a regulatory filing showed, as its stock quadrupled in value this year amidst new programming and a growth in subscriber base. Hastings will ...
| retailers brace for Christmas profits hit Financial Times |
Two people familiar with the situation said Debenhams and M&S had experienced tough trading over the past few weeks, with speculation mounting as to whether Debenhams will be forced to warn on profit. It is already set to part company with finance ...
| Home sales only data on calendar NASDAQ |
Pending home sales for November at 10 a.m. ET is the only item scheduled today. Economists expect a decline of 0.2 percent, versus October's 2.2 percent drop. Tomorrow's only event is the Case-Shiller home price index. The market is closed on ...
| Walgreen Co. Offers Month Of Prescriptions To Backlogged Obamacare Enrollees Huffington Post |
Dec 30 (Reuters) - Walgreen Co said on Monday it will provide a month's supply of certain prescriptions at no upfront cost to U.S. participants who have not yet received a plan identification number under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.
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