Netflix Adds More Users Than It Predicted, Boosted by 'Squid Game' 

Netflix added 4.4 million memberships in the third quarter amid increased competition and the typical summer slowdown.

CAA Co-Chairman Says Company Mines Streaming Data for Movie Deals 

Richard Lovett says protecting stars and making deals is challenging in era of at-home entertainment.

Auto Risks Are Dragging on Insurance Stocks 

Slow-moving risks in the auto business seem to be a bigger concern right now for shares of insurers like Travelers than catastrophes such as Hurricane Ida.

Charter Appoints New CFO, Fills Other Top Roles in Management Shuffle 

The cable giant promoted finance executive Jessica Fischer to CFO as part of a string of management changes.

Facebook Settles With U.S. Government Over Improperly Reserving Jobs for Immigrants 

The social-media company faces more than $14 million in penalties in settlement with Justice Department.

GE, Union Pacific Mandate Covid-19 Vaccine for U.S. Workers 

More large U.S. companies are imposing requirements to meet a Biden administration deadline of Dec. 8 for federal contractors.

Instacart Expects More Growth in Grocery Delivery 

While the boom that pandemic lockdowns drove for food-delivery companies has slowed recently, Instacart CEO Fidji Simo says the public-health crisis "has changed consumer habits forever."

Philip Morris Beats Profit Estimates but Warns Chip Shortage Impacting IQOS Growth 

The global chip shortage is impacting Philip Morris' ability to meet demand for IQOS heated-tobacco devices.

Comcast Launches Smart TV for U.S. Market in Bid to Take On Roku, Amazon 

China's Hisense will manufacture the XClass TV, which will be sold at Walmart.

Atea's Covid-19 Oral Treatment Fails in Midstage Trial 

The experimental treatment didn't cut the viral load in nonhospitalized patients with mild to moderate symptoms, sending the company's stock tumbling.


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