News Highlights: Top Company News of the Day
Netflix Subscriber Growth Slows as Economies Reopen
Subscriptions at the streaming giant surged last year, but
consumers are now looking to get out.
Meatpacker JBS USA Hires New Chief Legal Officer
Beef and pork giant JBS USA Holdings has hired a former U.S.
antitrust enforcer as its new chief legal officer, as the U.S. meat
industry faces antitrust scrutiny.
Simon & Schuster Says Mike Pence Book Will Proceed, Despite Employee Petitions
"We come to work each day to publish, not cancel," CEO Jonathan
Karp says in a letter to staffers.
Tribune Publishing Sets Date for Shareholder Vote on Alden Bid
The May 21 deadline narrows the window for competing bidder
Stewart Bainum Jr. to firm up financing.
Apple Unveils Subscription Podcasts, Latest iPad Pro
The tech giant added a paid subscription to its podcast app that
heightens its competition with Spotify, along with other new
products including an updated high-end iPad.
SNC-Lavalin Says World Bank Lifts Sanctions Imposed in 2013
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. said Tuesday the World Bank Group has
granted an early lifting of all sanctions imposed in 2013 against
the Canadian engineering company.
J&J's Covid-19 Vaccine Adds $100 Million to Quarterly Sales
In February the vaccine became the third shot to win
emergency-use authorization from the FDA, but it is now on pause
amid safety concerns.
TikTok Adds Automated Captions, Making Platform More Open to Deaf People
Advocates welcome the new feature, the latest move among social
media companies to make their platforms more accessible to all.
Discord Ends Deal Talks With Microsoft
The chat startup has decided to remain independent as it resumes
interest in a potential initial public offering.
Boeing Extends CEO Retirement Age in Vote of Confidence
David Calhoun, 64 years old, now faces mandatory retirement at
70, rather than the usual cutoff of 65. The plane maker also said
finance chief Greg Smith will retire in July.
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
April 20, 2021 17:15 ET (21:15 GMT)
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