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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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Flash mob rallies in downtown Hong Kong financial district

November 12, 2019

HONG KONG (HeadlineNews) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas in the heart of the Central financial district and at two university campuses after territory-wide transport disruptions wreaked commuter havoc in the Chinese-ruled city. A flash mob of more than 1,000 pro-democracy protesters, many wearing office clothes and face masks, rallied in Central for a […]

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Japan Tobacco halves price of reduced-risk cigarette starter kit

November 12, 2019

FILE PHOTO: Japan Tobacco Inc. displays “heat-not-burn” tobacco devices Ploom TECH+ (L) and Ploom S during the unveiling in Tokyo, Japan, January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Taiga Uranaka/File Photo TOKYO (HeadlineNews) – Japan Tobacco is halving the price of starter kits for its Ploom S reduced-risk cigarettes, as it struggles to compete against rival Philip Morris International. […]

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Roche sets sights on Novartis, Biogen as SMA trial hits target

November 11, 2019

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss drugmaker Roche is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland February 1, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann ZURICH (HeadlineNews) – Roche’s bid to rival Biogen and Novartis in treating spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) got a lift on Monday when the Swiss drugmaker said its drug risdiplam improved motor function of patients […]

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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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Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy lands in Malaysia

November 9, 2019

KUALA LUMPUR/PHNOM PENH (HeadlineNews) – Self-exiled Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy landed in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, according to a HeadlineNews witness, after promising to return home to rally opponents of authoritarian ruler Hun Sen. Self-exiled Cambodian opposition party founder Sam Rainsy speaks during an interview with HeadlineNews prior to his […]

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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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Mexican cartels ‘worse than ISIS’: massacre victims’ kin urge U.S. help

November 8, 2019

BAVISPE, Mexico (HeadlineNews) – Angry kin of nine American citizens massacred in a suspected gangland ambush in northern Mexico urged the government to accept U.S. help to destroy drug cartels that one grieving relative described as being “as bad or worse than ISIS.” Funerals of the three mothers and six children began to be held […]

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No hard feelings: Captain Woods plumps for ‘Captain America’

November 8, 2019

MELBOURNE (HeadlineNews) – Some golf fans thought they had seen the last of Patrick Reed in U.S. colors after his extraordinary outburst in the wake of last year’s Ryder Cup but Tiger Woods has put history aside to include ‘Captain America’ in his Presidents Cup team. FILE PHOTO: Tiger Woods tees off the 9th hole […]

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