Arts / Culture / Entertainment

In streaming wars, Disney reaches beyond kids and families

November 12, 2019

LOS ANGELES (HeadlineNews) – During commercial breaks in a broadcast of World Wrestling Entertainment’s WWE SmackDown, fans were shown ads for Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) new streaming service, Disney+. So were “Monday Night Football” viewers and video gamers watching Twitch. FILE PHOTO: A screen shows the logo and a ticker symbol for The Walt Disney […]

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Factbox: China’s love of e-commerce powers Alibaba’s Singles’ Day

November 11, 2019

SHANGHAI (HeadlineNews) – China’s dominant e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding raked in $23 billion worth of sales in the first nine hours of its annual Singles’ Day shopping extravaganza on Monday, setting records as the event celebrates its 11th year. The logo of Alibaba Group is seen during Alibaba Group’s 11.11 Singles’ Day global shopping […]

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Factbox: China’s love of e-commerce powers Alibaba’s Singles’ Day

November 11, 2019

SHANGHAI (HeadlineNews) – China’s dominant e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding raked in $23 billion worth of sales in the first nine hours of its annual Singles’ Day shopping extravaganza on Monday, setting records as the event celebrates its 11th year. The logo of Alibaba Group is seen during Alibaba Group’s 11.11 Singles’ Day global shopping […]

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Japan imperial couple rides through Tokyo in grand enthronement parade

November 10, 2019

TOKYO (HeadlineNews) – Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako rode through central Tokyo on Sunday in a motorcade to mark this year’s imperial succession as well-wishers waved national flags and held up mobile phones for snapshots of the smiling royal couple. Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako wave to well-wishers during their royal parade to […]

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GE unit orders 25 Airbus jets including 12 Rolls-powered A330neo: sources

November 8, 2019

PARIS (HeadlineNews) – Leasing giant GECAS, the aircraft leasing subsidiary of General Electric (GE.N), has ordered 25 Airbus (AIR.PA) aircraft including a rare purchase of jets powered by GE’s rival engine maker Rolls-Royce, two people familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO: The logo of U.S. conglomerate General Electric is seen on the company building […]

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Olympics: Placido Domingo pulls out of cultural event, cites ‘complexity’

November 8, 2019

FILE PHOTO: Opera singer Placido Domingo speaks during an event at the Manhattan School of Music in New York, U.S., May 11, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton TOKYO (HeadlineNews) – Opera singer Placido Domingo has withdrawn from a pre-Olympics theatrical event set for next spring, he said in a statement issued by Tokyo Olympics organizers on Friday, […]

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Singer in K-pop boyband BTS investigated after car crash error

November 4, 2019

SEOUL (HeadlineNews) – A member of South Korean boy band BTS is being investigated by police after admitting he was at fault in a crash between a car he was driving and a taxi, the group’s management said. Jung Kook, the group’s main vocalist, was driving in central Seoul last week when he hit a […]

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Trump is sued for defamation by woman who claims he raped her in 1990s

November 4, 2019

NEW YORK (HeadlineNews) – A woman who accuses Donald Trump of raping her more than 23 years ago in a New York department store sued the U.S. president on Monday over statements he made in June denying that the attack occurred and criticizing her for coming forward. E. Jean Carroll, a longtime Elle magazine advice […]

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Warren’s Medicare for All plan attacked, parodied by Republicans, Democrats and ‘SNL’ show

November 3, 2019

WASHINGTON (HeadlineNews) – U.S. presidential contender Elizabeth Warren’s $20.5 trillion plan to provide healthcare for all Americans was attacked on the weekend by Republicans and fellow Democrats and parodied on “Saturday Night Live,” the long-running network television comedy show. The “Medicare for All” proposal, which Warren’s 2020 presidential campaign released on Friday, calls for cuts […]

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Exclusive: U.S. opens national security investigation into TikTok – sources

November 1, 2019

NEW YORK/BEIJING/WASHINGTON (HeadlineNews) – The U.S. government has launched a national security review of TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co’s $1 billion acquisition of U.S. social media app Musical.ly, according to three people familiar with the matter. While the $1 billion acquisition was completed two years ago, U.S. lawmakers have been calling in recent weeks […]

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