New online site BroadwayHD offers to stream live theater
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New online site BroadwayHD offers to stream live theater

NEW YORK (AP) — A new online streaming service launches on Monday that hopes to one day become the Netflix of Broadway, offering high-definition broadcasts of top theatrical events to computers and phones. BroadwayHD currently has a modest list of plays and musicals ready to stream but hopes to eventually be the place where theater … Continue reading

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YouTube to launch $10-a-month ad-free video, music plan Red
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YouTube to launch $10-a-month ad-free video, music plan Red

LOS ANGELES (AP) — YouTube on Wednesday unveiled a new $10-a-month subscription plan in the U.S. called Red that combines ad-free videos, new original series and movies from top YouTubers, and on-demand unlimited streaming music. Red builds on Google’s existing music streaming service by providing ad-free access to YouTube programming, along with features such as … Continue reading

US stocks drop; Wal-Mart slumps on weak guidance
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US stocks drop; Wal-Mart slumps on weak guidance

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks declined in afternoon trading Wednesday as investors assessed the latest earnings reports. Wal-Mart fell sharply after the company said that sales would be “relatively flat” this year because of currency fluctuations. JPMorgan Chase led financial stocks lower as its earnings fell short of analysts’ expectations. Industrial stocks fell as … Continue reading

Debate day-after: Sanders raises cash, Clinton camp pleased
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Debate day-after: Sanders raises cash, Clinton camp pleased

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders said his campaign raised more than $1.3 million in the hours after the first Democratic debate of the 2016 race, and social media metrics showed he was the most-searched candidate on Google and most-discussed on Facebook and Twitter. Meanwhile, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s backers celebrated the day after what some said … Continue reading

No shutdown: Congress approves bill to keep government open
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No shutdown: Congress approves bill to keep government open

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved a stopgap spending bill Wednesday to keep the federal government open — but with no assurance there won’t be yet another shutdown showdown in December. Democrats helped beleaguered House Republican leaders pass the measure by 277-151 — a lopsided vote shrouding … Continue reading

Long-term budget talks ahead for Obama, Republican lawmakers
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Long-term budget talks ahead for Obama, Republican lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Having dodged the immediate threat of a government shutdown, congressional Republican leaders are looking ahead to talks with President Barack Obama on a long-term budget pact. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday that he and House Speaker John Boehner spoke with Obama recently and that he expects talks to get … Continue reading

House Republicans advance bill to undo health law
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House Republicans advance bill to undo health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans advanced legislation Tuesday to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health law that could actually reach the president’s desk. The House GOP has voted more than 50 times to repeal all or parts of the health law. Almost all the bills died in the Senate. But this time, Republicans are using a … Continue reading