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Thanks to Hulu, Disney lost $580 million last fiscal year

Thanks to Hulu, Disney lost $580 million last fiscal yearThe streaming media business is tough. Disney, which has a 30 percent stake Hulu, saw losses of $580 million last fiscal year, according to an SEC filing. This was, the SEC filing states, “primarily due to a higher loss from our investment in Hulu, partially offset by a favorable comparison to a loss from BAMTech in the prior year.” BAMTech is the streaming technology that powers ESPN+ and other services. In total, streaming accounted for more than $1 billion in losses for Disney last fiscal year. Meanwhile, Disney has yet to release its own streaming service, Disney+, which is slated for late 2019. Disney is also planning to increase its investment in Hulu, focusing more on original content and international expansion. As part of Disney’s buyout of 21st Century Fox, Disney will soon own another 30 percent of Hulu. If the…


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P/C Insurers Achieved Underwriting Turnaround in First 9 Months Compared to Last Year

P/C Insurers Achieved Underwriting Turnaround in First 9 Months Compared to Last YearPrivate U.S. property/casualty insurers reported a $4.7 billion net underwriting gain in nine-months 2018, a sharp turnaround from a $21.0 billion net underwriting loss a year earlier. The results were helped by a rare decline in overall losses and loss … ….. Read More.INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingFri, January 18, 20193 days ago


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Dingoes attack 6-year-old boy in Australia

Dingoes attack 6-year-old boy in AustraliaA six-year-old boy was rushed to hospital Saturday after being attacked by a dingo, a native wild dog, in Australia’s Queensland. ….. Read More.CNN – Top Stories | U.S. and World NewsMon, January 21, 20196 hours ago


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Will 2019 Be Your Year of Better Sleep, at Least On the Road?

Will 2019 Be Your Year of Better Sleep, at Least On the Road?From hotels to airlines, the entire travel industry is paying special attention this year to helping guests and passengers rest well on flights, in hotels, and even in airports. ….. Read More.THE NEW YORK TIMES – Travel | Consumers & ShoppingMon, January 14, 20191 week ago


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The Year the Gun Conversation Changed

The Year the Gun Conversation ChangedThe year was not a month old when a 16-year-old allegedly opened fire in a cafeteria in Italy, Texas, injuring one of his classmates on January 22nd. It was the first shooting on a K–12 campus this year. One day later, in Benton, Kentucky, a 15-year-old student allegedly killed two of his classmates and injured 17 others. Over the next three weeks, there were shootings at or near Lincoln High School in Philadelphia, Salvador Castro Middle School in Los Angeles, and Oxon Hill High School in Maryland. And on February 14, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, allegedly killed 17 people and wounded more than a dozen others.2018 has been indelibly marked by school shootings, and there was concern—at least at the outset—that it would be a year defined by a failure to address the problem, which several political…


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Ford recalls model year 2019 Lincoln Nautilus vehicles

Ford recalls model year 2019 Lincoln Nautilus vehiclesThe vehicles may not adequately detect if a driver has his or her hands off the steering wheel By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs January 17, 2019 Ford Motor Company is recalling about 2,700 model year 2019 Lincoln Nautilus vehicles equipped with lane-centering assist and adaptive front steering. These vehicles may not adequately detect if a driver has his or her hands off the steering wheel. Failure of the hands on/off detection system may not alert the driver to place his or her hands back on the steering wheel, which could increase the risk of a crash. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries resulting from this condition. What to do Dealers will update the power steering control module software in affected vehicles. Ford’s reference number for the recall is 19S02. Owners may contact Ford at (866) 436-7332 ….. Read More.CONSUMER AFFAIRS…


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