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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 2055

January 14, 2019 4:43 PM Chiefs vs Patriots: 5 things to know about the AFC Championship game

The Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots will face off in the AFC Championship game Sunday, with the Patriots looking to go back to the Super Bowl and avenge their close loss from last season. The Chiefs defeated the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, 31-13, to reach the conference championship. The Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday 462

January 14, 2019 1:57 PM Market turmoil hits Citigroup revenues

US bank Citigroup has blamed the recent turmoil on global markets for a surprise drop in revenue. Fourth quarter revenue slipped 2% to $17.1bn (£13.3bn), falling short of analyst estimates of $17.5bn. The bank said income on its bond trading desks had slumped by a fifth following the fluctuations on financial markets in December. But chief executive 261

January 14, 2019 9:29 AM US shutdown: Canadian air traffic controllers send pizza to US workers

Air traffic controllers in Canada are sending hundreds of pizzas to their US counterparts who are working through the federal government shutdown. A collection started by employees had blossomed into an industry-wide show of solidarity, the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association told the BBC. It has affected 800,000 public workers and closed many government 278

January 12, 2019 10:23 PM Mavs' Barea has torn Achilles

Veteran point guard J.J. Barea tore his Achilles tendon in the Dallas Mavericks’ win Friday night over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Barea, 34, injured his right leg after making a layup and landing awkwardly in the fourth quarter of the game. An MRI performed Saturday confirmed the injury, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. In his 13th year in the league 113

January 12, 2019 5:25 AM Stephen Curry now stands behind only Ray Allen, Reggie Miller for career 3s

Curry, 30, acknowledged before the game how much his ascension on the list means to him as he passes each name. Once Friday's action ended, he said he took the game ball with him and was hopeful he could get it signed by Reggie Miller and Ray Allen, the only two players currently in front of him on the list. "It's just a special accomplishment," Curry 114

January 11, 2019 10:50 AM Slack planning to pursue direct listing: WSJ

(Reuters) - Slack Technologies Inc is planning to go public through a direct listing, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Slack, which operates a popular workplace instant-messaging and collaboration app, is likely to debut in the second quarter and currently expects to do so via a direct listing, according 160

January 10, 2019 9:52 PM U.S. House passes bills that would re-open Agriculture, Transportation agencies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed two bills that would re-open the departments of Agriculture, Transportation and other agencies that have been largely shuttered for nearly three weeks. The House, led by Democrats, on Wednesday passed a bill to re-open the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service. Senate 117

January 9, 2019 8:37 PM Oklahoma City's Nerlens Noel out of hospital after suffering concussion

Noel was struck by Andrew Wiggins' elbow, and the team said he lost consciousness from the fall he took to the floor at the 5:16 mark of the third quarter. He was held overnight at OU Medical Center for tests and observations and was released Wednesday. Per the NBA's concussion policy, Noel will now begin the NBA-mandated return-to-participation protocol 71

January 9, 2019 2:58 PM T-Mobile adds more phone subscribers than expected in fourth quarter

(Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) on Wednesday beat Wall Street estimates for net new phone subscribers who pay a monthly bill, adding 1 million customers in the fourth quarter. The third largest U.S. mobile carrier was expected to add 857,900 new phone subscribers, according to research firm FactSet. Last month, T-Mobile won backing from two national 150