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Disney, Charter talks could affect price of cable in the streaming era

Disney, Charter talks could affect price of cable in the streaming era

Finance
The Walt Disney Company CEO, Robert Iger arrives for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles.VALERIE MACON | AFP | Getty ImagesDisney is set to renew its multiyear carriage agreement with Charter, the second-largest U.S. pay TV provider, at the beginning of August, according to people familiar with the matter.So far, there are no signs the two sides will have a testy public renegotiation. That is par for the course for Disney, which usually hammers out a deal without fanfare. After all, pay-TV providers have never had the stomach to black out ESPN, Disney's most valuable cable channel and by far the most expensive network in the pay-TV bundle.But this particular Disney deal has widespread implications f...
‘Earnings could be volatile,’ long-term market bull warns

‘Earnings could be volatile,’ long-term market bull warns

Finance
An earnings season that delivers will play an integral role in whether the market can maintain all-time highs, according to Crossmark Global Investments' Victoria Fernandez.The chief market strategist believes Wall Street is completely discounting second earnings expectations right now, and that leaves little room for disappointments when the season kicks off this Monday. "Earnings could be volatile," she said Friday on CNBC's "Trading Nation. "But according to Fernandez, a long-term bull, a setback would likely be short-lived. "We do think that the trend will be higher in the markets," she said. "[Investors] feel like the Fed has their back, and so the markets are continuing to run on that."On Friday, the major indexes saw all-time intraday highs and fresh record closes. Since the be...

Here's When Trump Could Cut Social Security Benefits

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Social Security is our nation s most successful social program but it s also in some pretty big trouble According to the April released Social Security Board of Trustees report the program won t bring in enough revenue over the long term the next 75 years to cover outlays Latest Articles in
Crowd at Kylie’s emotional Glasto set could break records

Crowd at Kylie’s emotional Glasto set could break records

Entertainment
By Gemma Peplow, arts and entertainment reporter Kylie Minogue has stormed a triumphant and poignant set at Glastonbury in front of an enormous crowd of fans, holding back the tears as she finally got to play the famous Pyramid Stage.While confirmation is yet to come from festival organisers, it would be no surprise if her audience has broken records, certainly for the Sunday afternoon legends slot. If you were late to the party you had no chance of getting near.Thousands dancing along on the fringes almost certainly had no view of the stage, but no matter.I found myself at the side, unglamorously all the way back near some toilets and with tents in sight - but this was Kylie at Glastonbury. I was happy just to get a glimpse of her on the stage-side sc...
Social Security statements could be coming back to your mailbox

Social Security statements could be coming back to your mailbox

Finance
Aimstock | Getty ImagesA measure under consideration in Congress could have big implications for how you view your Social Security statements.The bill, called the Beneficiary Education Tools, Telehealth, and Extenders Reauthorization Act of 2019, or BETTER Act, includes a provision that would reinstate mailed Social Security statements.Since 2012, the Social Security Administration has scaled back the mailing of paper statements after it established a website, My Social Security, that offered access to that information online. The agency also was able to save on the costs of mailing paper records.In fiscal 2017 and 2018, Social Security statements were sent only to individuals age 60 and up who had not established online accounts. From 2014 to 2016, the agency mailed statements in five-yea...