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  • Survey: 82% of Workers Try to Keep Their Social Media From Employers
    Motley Fool2 hours ago

    Survey: 82% of Workers Try to Keep Their Social Media From Employers

    Some use aliases, others try privacy settings, and 50% don't think companies should be allowed to look.

  • Sky News10 hours ago

    Breaking Bad movie out in October, but is Walter White going to return?

    The title for the new Breaking Bad film has been revealed, ahead of its arrival on Netflix in October. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie sees Aaron Paul return as crystal meth cook Jesse Pinkman, who has escaped from a Nazi meth gang and is "coming to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future", according to the streaming service. It is not clear whether Bryan Cranston will return as Walter White, a chemistry teacher who turns to drug dealing after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

  • Video Streaming: Netflix Faces Fierce Competition
    Market Realist21 hours ago

    Video Streaming: Netflix Faces Fierce Competition

    Competition taking a toll on Netflix as its share of US subscription video streaming market keep falling as rivals gain ground.

  • Bill Gates Says This Type of AI Will Be Worth “10 Microsofts”
    Motley Foolyesterday

    Bill Gates Says This Type of AI Will Be Worth “10 Microsofts”

    Artificial Intelligence is set to change the world according to several billionaires. Here are seven stocks riding the AI wave.

  • Bloombergyesterday

    Obama-Backed Film Offers a Sobering Take on U.S.-China Rivalry

    (Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. The trade battles between China and the U.S. are often discussed as sterile policy matters. But every so often a tale like “American Factory,” a documentary that debuted on Netflix this week, serves as a reminder that people and complexities are involved.“American Factory,” the first film backed by Barack and Michelle Obama’s new production company, tells the unvarnished story of a shuttered General Motors plant outside Dayton, Ohio, bought and revived as an auto glass factory by China’s Fuyao Glass.The film’s political relevance comes from the fact the new factory opened in October 2016, just weeks before Donald Trump was elected wielding a campaign promise to stunt China’s economic rise that has since turned into a trade war convulsing the global economy. But what makes it compelling is that what begins as an optimistic story of revival ends up as a tangled one about a clash of cultures and the powerful and perplexing forces of globalization and automation.The fact that the first film issued by the Obamas’ new production company as part of a partnership with Netflix is about the economic relationship between two powers struggling to figure out how to co-exist may raise eyebrows among the current team in the White House. At the very least it offers a nuanced counterpoint to Trump’s proclamation that trade wars are “easy to win.”“I think one of the things that makes the movie powerful is the fact that it’s not all black and white. There’s a bunch of gray,” Barack Obama says in a short interview with “American Factory” directors Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar issued with the film.The film is, above all, good at capturing unguarded moments featuring its Chinese characters.Changing Views“The most important thing is not how much money we earn, but how this will change Americans’ view of the Chinese and toward China,” Fuyao’s billionaire chairman, Cao Dewang, tells a group of Chinese workers brought in to help set up the factory a half-hour into the film.Regardless of that proclamation the cultural clash on show is often raw. “They are pretty slow. They have fat fingers,” one Chinese manager complains early on as he leads Cao past a line of American workers.“The Chinese really don’t help us out. They just walk around and tell the Americans what to do,” an American employee complains later as tensions threaten to boil over.During a visit by a small group of American managers to Fuyao’s headquarters in China the camera captures a conversation between a Chinese supervisor and his Chinese-speaking American counterpart from the Dayton factory.“You guys have eight days off every month. You have all the weekends,” the Chinese supervisor complains, pointing out that the workers laboring nearby get only a day or two off per month.American executives and supervisors recruited to run the Ohio plant are eventually replaced with Chinese managers more attuned to Cao’s ruthless demands for efficiency and profit and his bristling at the idea of his workforce becoming unionized.Shortly after he makes the change, Cao offers that he has grown more suspicious of the land he has invested in. “We hired Americans to work as our managers and supervisors. Our expectation was that we could trust them, pay them a high salary and they would serve the company. Why didn’t they? I think they are hostile to Chinese,” he tells the filmmakers.There are heartwarming and even hopeful moments in “American Factory." Rob, a furnace supervisor, invites a dozen Chinese Fuyao employees over for Thanksgiving dinner at his rural home, letting them pose with his guns and giving the brave ones rides on his Harley. “They talked about it forever. That made me happy,” he says.But underlying it all are also harsh economic realities. By the end of the film Rob has been fired for taking too long to call up information on a computer. And the executive leading Cao through a factory being transformed yet again is laying out in cruel detail how and when new robots will be replacing the workers nearby.“This one is being tested now. We’re hoping to cancel four workers in July and August,” he says. “I’ll change that into machine work. We can’t get the work done now. They are too slow.”Which sends another message about the current trade wars. All the tariffs and tussling over soybeans and supply chains may be missing a bigger transformation underway in the global economy. One that, as the film makes clear in its closing frames, is likely to hit both American and Chinese factory workers alike.To contact the reporter on this story: Shawn Donnan in Washington at sdonnan@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Simon Kennedy at skennedy4@bloomberg.net, Sarah McGregor, Brendan MurrayFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEventsyesterday

    Edited Transcript of ROST earnings conference call or presentation 22-Aug-19 8:15pm GMT

    Q2 2019 Ross Stores Inc Earnings Call

  • Is Netflix Losing Its Edge? Stock Continues to Slide
    Market Realist2 days ago

    Is Netflix Losing Its Edge? Stock Continues to Slide

    Since Netflix posted its Q2 results, its stock has fallen 18%. Could the streaming giant lose its disruptor position as new players enter the market?

  • Top Analyst Reports for U.S. Bancorp, Duke Energy & Glaxo
    Zacks2 days ago

    Top Analyst Reports for U.S. Bancorp, Duke Energy & Glaxo

    Top Analyst Reports for U.S. Bancorp, Duke Energy & Glaxo

  • Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST): What We Can Expect From This Growth Stock
    Simply Wall St.2 days ago

    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST): What We Can Expect From This Growth Stock

    In May 2019, Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) announced its earnings update. Overall, it seems that analyst...

  • 3 Large-Cap Tech Stocks for Dividend Investors to Buy After Powell Update
    Zacks2 days ago

    3 Large-Cap Tech Stocks for Dividend Investors to Buy After Powell Update

    As bond yields slip, we searched using the Zacks Stock Screener for large-cap technology firms that also pay a dividend. Here are 3 of the strong tech stocks that came through our screen this morning...

  • Vanguard, Capital Research Buy More Netflix Stock
    Market Realist2 days ago

    Vanguard, Capital Research Buy More Netflix Stock

    The Vanguard Group, Capital Research Global Investors, and BlackRock Institutional Trust all raised their holdings in Netflix stock in the second quarter.

  • Boston Scientific (BSX) Up 1.6% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?
    Zacks2 days ago

    Boston Scientific (BSX) Up 1.6% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

    Boston Scientific (BSX) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

  • Is Microsoft the New Safe Haven Stock?
    Motley Fool2 days ago

    Is Microsoft the New Safe Haven Stock?

    "Tech" and "blue chip" aren't mutually exclusive...

  • Microsoft Management Talks Commercial Cloud and LinkedIn
    Motley Fool2 days ago

    Microsoft Management Talks Commercial Cloud and LinkedIn

    CFO Amy Hood helps investors better understand these two growth drivers.

  • Ross Stores (ROST) Q2 Earnings Beat, Soft View Hurts Stock
    Zacks2 days ago

    Ross Stores (ROST) Q2 Earnings Beat, Soft View Hurts Stock

    Ross Stores (ROST) tops earnings and sales estimates in second-quarter fiscal 2019 on better-than-expected operating margin. However, newly imposed tariffs cloud the company's fiscal 2019 view.

  • Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) Seems To Use Debt Quite Sensibly
    Simply Wall St.2 days ago

    Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) Seems To Use Debt Quite Sensibly

    Howard Marks put it nicely when he said that, rather than worrying about share price volatility, 'The possibility of...

  • Should You Like Microsoft Corporation’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) High Return On Capital Employed?
    Simply Wall St.2 days ago

    Should You Like Microsoft Corporation’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) High Return On Capital Employed?

    Today we'll look at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and reflect on its potential as an investment. To be precise...

  • Ross Stores Inc (ROST) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript
    Motley Fool2 days ago

    Ross Stores Inc (ROST) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

    ROST earnings call for the period ending June 30, 2019.

  • Here's Why Netflix's Subscriber Growth Will Rebound in Q3
    Motley Fool3 days ago

    Here's Why Netflix's Subscriber Growth Will Rebound in Q3

    This isn't the first time the streaming giant has whiffed on subscriber numbers, and it doesn't mean the sky is falling.

  • Ross Stores (ROST) Tops Q2 Earnings and Revenue Estimates
    Zacks3 days ago

    Ross Stores (ROST) Tops Q2 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

    Ross Stores (ROST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 1.79% and 0.23%, respectively, for the quarter ended July 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

  • Have Insiders Been Buying Fox Corporation (NASDAQ:FOXA) Shares?
    Simply Wall St.3 days ago

    Have Insiders Been Buying Fox Corporation (NASDAQ:FOXA) Shares?

    We've lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly...

  • Netflix’s Streaming Dominance Is at a Crossroads, New Shows Coming
    Market Realist3 days ago

    Netflix’s Streaming Dominance Is at a Crossroads, New Shows Coming

    Netflix's streaming dominance will face its biggest test this September. Soaring competition is increasingly becoming a threat in the industry.

  • Hulu and Amazon Prime Video chip away at Netflix's dominance
    TechCrunch3 days ago

    Hulu and Amazon Prime Video chip away at Netflix's dominance

    Netflix is still the No. 1 subscription streaming service in the U.S., according to a new report from eMarketer, but rivals, including Amazon Prime Video and Hulu, are starting to cut into its market share. The analyst firm forecasts 182.5 million U.S. consumers will subscribe to over-the-top streaming services this year, or 53.3% of the population. Netflix is still the top choice here, with 158.8 million viewers in 2019, and it is continuing to grow.

  • Samsung’s Galaxy Note10+ is a big-screen powerhouse with a big price tag
    Yahoo Finance3 days ago

    Samsung’s Galaxy Note10+ is a big-screen powerhouse with a big price tag

    Samsung's Galaxy Note10+ is a powerful smartphone with a big price tag.

  • Zoom Video Communications: 4 Things to Watch In the Next Earnings Report
    Motley Fool3 days ago

    Zoom Video Communications: 4 Things to Watch In the Next Earnings Report

    Zoom's valuation corresponds to high expectations.