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January 15, 2019 7:10 PM Netflix raises prices for U.S. subscribers

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) is raising monthly fees for its U.S. subscribers by between 13 percent and 18 percent, the video streaming pioneer’s first price increase since 2017 as it spends heavily on original content and international expansion. Prices for its popular standard plan, which allows streaming on two devices at the same time, will rise to $12.99 per month 2670

December 14, 2018 2:23 PM US retail sales rose 0.2% in Nov., helped by holiday boost

FILE- In this Nov. 23, 2018, file photo a shopper walks through Dolphin Mall while shopping on Black Friday in Miami. On Friday, Dec. 14, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for November. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File) WASHINGTON – U.S. retail sales increased a slight 0.2% in November, as strong sales tied to holiday shopping were offset 77

December 13, 2018 6:30 PM Tunisia doctors protest against wage disclosure

TUNIS, (Reuters) - - Hundreds of lawyers and doctors in Tunisia protested on Wednesday against a new law that will force them to disclose their salaries as part of a government bid to raise taxes. The North African country is under pressure from foreign donors to increase tax revenues to cut a budget deficit. Parliament passed on Monday a bill which 79

December 10, 2018 9:14 AM Onset of recession may take longer than expected after yield curve inverts

(Reuters) - The onset of a U.S. recession could take longer than usually thought after key points of the Treasury yield curve invert, as a surge in U.S. short-dated debt issuance has altered the dynamics of the Treasury market and other indicators show an economic downturn is farther off. As the Trump administration ramps up debt sales to cover a budget 86

December 2, 2018 12:50 AM Alabama defeats Georgia, 35-28, securing the top seed in the four-team college football championship tournament

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) runs past Georgia linebacker Walter Grant (84) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Top-ranked Alabama stormed back from a 14-point deficit to defeat Georgia, 35-28, and secure the top seed in the four-team 112

November 16, 2018 9:53 PM Grim fiscal forecast awaits Illinois' new governor

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois’ new governor faces a budget deficit that could triple in size, as well as a backlog of unpaid bills that could surpass the state’s record high, according to a new five-year fiscal forecast from outgoing Governor Bruce Rauner. The Republican governor lost his bid for a second term in office to Democrat J.B. Pritzker in the Nov. 6 general 76

November 16, 2018 4:15 PM Bullfight tax row splits Portugal's ruling Socialists

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal’s bullfighting tradition has stirred a row inside the Socialist government after the new culture minister refused to cut value-added tax (VAT) on tickets to events in line with other cultural shows. Many Portuguese back the practice, arguing that it is more humane than in neighboring Spain because bulls are not killed in the ring but rather 79

November 14, 2018 11:57 AM Polish plan to make richest pay more for pensions is unconstitutional: court

WARSAW (Reuters) - The Polish government’s plan to make the wealthiest taxpayers contribute more to fund pensions and disability payments is unconstitutional, the Constitutional Tribunal ruled on Wednesday, according to state news agency PAP. The legislation is part of a broader effort by the ruling eurosceptic Law and Justice party to bolster state 66

November 10, 2018 3:04 AM Jim Calhoun T'd up but rallies to win debut as coach of D-III Saint Joseph

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Six years after retiring from UConn, Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun was back on the sideline Friday night for the University of Saint Joseph, a Division III school playing its first men's basketball game. His Blue Jays overcame a 13-point deficit in the second half to beat William Paterson 79-74. And the 76-year-old Calhoun was in vintage 89

November 6, 2018 7:55 PM Brazil's Bolsonaro seeks movement on pension reform this year

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday that Congress must make some progress this year on a pension reform proposed by the outgoing government before he takes office Jan. 1. Bolsonaro’s team of orthodox economists, led by future minister Paulo Guedes, wants to move quickly to reduce the budget deficit 80