Hulu hits 25 million subscribers, CEO says it can catch up to Netflix

Getty Images Streaming player menu screen featuring Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Hulu, and Redbox Instant. Netflix has a total of 58 million U.S. subscribers. It added 1.09 million domestic subscribers in the third quarter of 2018, 674,000 in the second quarter and 1.96 million in the first quarter. It is expected to report its fourth-quarter earnings…

US carbon emissions rise sharply in 2018 — after 3 years of decline

Carbon emissions increased 3.4% in 2018, marking the second-largest annual gain in more than two decades, according to preliminary power generation data analyzed by the Rhodium Group, an independent economic policy research provider. This follows a Global Carbon Project report in December that said global carbon emissions were estimated to rise by 2.7% for all…

Bernice Sandler, ‘Godmother of Title IX,’ Dies at 90

Bernice Resnick was born on March 3, 1928, in Brooklyn, where she and her older sister, Rhoda, grew up. Her father, Abraham Hyman Resnick, and her mother, Ida (Ernst) Resnick, owned a woman’s sportswear store, Resnick’s Fashions, in Rockaway, N.J. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brooklyn College in 1948, a master’s in…

Investors get dose of government shutdown at J.P. Morgan conference

David A. Grogan | CNBC Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, speaking at the CNBC Healthy Returns Conference in New York on March 28th, 2018. Attendees at the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, the industry’s largest annual event, unexpectedly got a taste of the government shutdown Tuesday. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner…

Microsoft begins demolishing buildings in Redmond campus remodel

Microsoft Microsoft begins demolition of Building 1 on its campus in Redmond, Wash., on Jan. 8, 2019. Microsoft on Tuesday said that it’s begun demolishing buildings as part of a revamp of its headquarters in Redmond, Wash. Amazon, Apple and other technology companies have been expanding geographically. Microsoft, which ceded the title of most valuable…

US, Chinese officials extend Beijing trade talks

It’s a fresh sign that discussions are moving in a positive direction as staff for the two sides meet face to face for the first time since President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping agreed in December to restart talks. China’s Commerce Ministry said ahead of the meeting that it would last only…

Florida Felons Once Denied Rights Begin Registering to Vote

DORAL, Fla. — For years, the state of Florida did not allow Clarence Office Jr. to vote. Instead, he encouraged family, colleagues and neighbors to register — and bring a buddy, so they could expand the universe of people who, unlike him, had rights to exercise at the ballot box. On Tuesday, when a historic…

The border wall and the cascade of false claims as Trump makes his case for a crisis

But senior Trump administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, have relied on misleading statements to make their case. Trump, who is also prone to repeating debunked talking points about immigration, is set to deliver his Oval Office address about the topic on Tuesday night. Here’s a breakdown of…

Why do broadcasters use College Green?

MPs say they now fear for their personal safety when they go to be interviewed by the media on a green opposite the Houses of Parliament. What is going on? For decades now, College Green has been used as a venue for broadcast interviews. For MPs, it has the advantage of being convenient – they…

CES 2019: IBM’s hourly weather reports will cover entire Earth

Image copyright IBM Image caption The novel tool produces more finely-grained weather reports A weather forecasting system that can provide hourly updates for any location on the planet has been announced by technology giant IBM. Currently in many African, Asian and South American countries, weather reports may be available only every six to 12 hours…