Netflix may be missing an opportunity in horror movies

A button for launching the Netflix application is seen on a remote control in this photo illustration in Warsaw, Poland on April 25, 2019. Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto | Getty Images There’s a big money question haunting Netflix. In recent years, the streamer has spent big on flashy, blockbuster-style action movies like “The Gray Man” … Read more

Chinese and Taiwanese warships play ‘cat and mouse’ as drills due to end

A soldier looks through binoculars during combat exercises of the navy of the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in the waters around the Taiwan, Aug. 5, 2022. Lin Jian | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images Chinese and Taiwanese warships played high-seas “cat and mouse” on Sunday ahead of the scheduled … Read more

Inflation takes over as the next big focus for markets after July’s monster jobs report

Investors switch their focus to inflation in the week ahead, after July’s strong jobs report signaled the Federal Reserve may need to take an even tougher stance with interest rate hikes. It could also be a week in which investors watch to see if rising Treasury yields start to slow the technology sector’s summer rally. … Read more

Twitter-Musk drama escalates in legal filings claiming bad behavior

The Twitter-Elon Musk saga continued this week, as the two parties traded barbs in legal filings ahead of a five-day trial that’s scheduled to start Oct. 17. Newly released legal documents from lawyers representing Musk in a countersuit against Twitter claim the social media company engaged in a scheme to “mislead investors” by providing false … Read more

During the last Taiwan crisis, China’s military was outmatched by US forces. Not now.

Three French-made Mirage 2000 fighter jets taxi on a runway in front of a hangar at the Hsinchu Air Base on August 5, 2022. China conducted its largest-ever military exercises encircling Taiwan despite condemnation by the United States, Japan and the European Union . Sam Yeh AFP | Getty Images The last time tensions soared … Read more

During the last Taiwan crisis, China’s military was outmatched by US forces. Not now.

Three French-made Mirage 2000 fighter jets taxi on a runway in front of a hangar at the Hsinchu Air Base on August 5, 2022. China conducted its largest-ever military exercises encircling Taiwan despite condemnation by the United States, Japan and the European Union . Sam Yeh AFP | Getty Images The last time tensions soared … Read more

Bed Bath & Beyond discontinues Wild Sage private brand as it tries to improve sales

A person enters a Bed Bath & Beyond store on October 01, 2021 in the Tribeca neighborhood in New York City. Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images Bed Bath & Beyond is axing one of its private labels, Wild Sage, about a year after the company made an aggressive push into exclusive brands, at the … Read more

7 changes Americans are willing to make to fix Social Security

zimmytws | iStock | Getty Images There are just 13 years before Social Security may not be able to pay full benefits, according to a recent annual report from the program’s trustees. In 2035, just 80% of benefits will be payable if Congress does not fix the program sooner. Shoring up the program will generally … Read more

Bank of England launches biggest interest rate hike in 27 years

LONDON — The Bank of England on Thursday hiked interest rates by 50 basis points, its largest single increase since 1995, and projected the UK’s longest recession since the global financial crisis. The sixth consecutive increase takes borrowing costs to 1.75% and marks the first half-point hike since the bank was made independent from the … Read more

Apple, Google, Amazon set to launch new gadgets: What to expect

Apple launches the iPhone 13 in the UK Ming Yeung | Getty Images Apple, Google, Amazon, Samsung and other firms are teeing up for a busy fall filled with lots of new gadget launches. It’s like clockwork. Big tech companies launch the latest products, like phones, watches, or even robots and flying security drones, beginning … Read more