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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Netflix Inc added more than 2.3 million U.S. households to its TV and movie streaming service in the fourth quarter, pushing its profit above Wall Street expectations and sending its shares up 17 percent in after-hours trading. The world's largest video streaming company on Wednesday reported net income of $48 million for the quarter, up from $8 million a year ago. Earnings-per-share were 79 cents, Netflix said in a statement, beating the 66 cents average forecast of analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. The strong U.S.
VATICAN CITY, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Pope Francis has used Twitter to back an annual anti-abortion rally, the March for Life, which is expected to draw tens of thousands of activists to Washington on Wednesday. "I join the March for Life in Washington with my prayers.
NEW YORK/MAPLEWOOD, N.J., Jan 22 (Reuters) - Residents of the northeastern United States on Wednesday dug out from a deadly winter storm that dumped more than 15 inches (38 cm) of snow in some places, with frigid temperatures forcing school closings and extensive flight delays and cancellations. At least two deaths were blamed on the weather, which made roads treacherous. Near Emmitsburg, Maryland, a driver lost control and slammed into a tractor-trailer, state police reported.
BISMARCK - Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and the rest of the North Dakota Industrial Commission voted Wednesday to tweak Stenehjem's "extraordinary places" proposal, including one change aimed at avoiding potential legal challenges. The current proposal would recognize 18 places in North Dakota for their physical beauty and cultural, historic, scenic, recreational or spiritual value, and add requirements to the permitting process to minimize the impacts of oil drilling on those places while also improving the public comment process. The commission - Stenehjem, Gov.
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 22 (Reuters) - As many as 6,000 children in Central African Republic have been recruited by armed groups and forced to commit atrocities along religious lines in a conflict that is at high risk of spiraling into genocide, U.N.
DALLAS, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A Texas jury found former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent guilty on Wednesday of intoxication manslaughter for drinking heavily at a club, getting behind the wheel and causing a car crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown Jr. in December 2012. The jury deliberated about 11 hours before reaching a verdict, and will reconvene on Thursday for sentencing. Brent faces up to 20 years in prison. The judge revoked Brent's bond and ordered the county sheriff's office to take him into custody. Brent, 25, remained silent and looked at the floor after the verdict was read.
TORONTO (Reuters) - A video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford ranting in a Jamaican accent and slurring his words on Monday was a "minor setback," he said, maintaining that his personal life did not interfere with his job. "Monday was unfortunate. I had a minor setback. We all experience these difficult bumps in life," Ford said at a press conference called on Wednesday to discuss the city's budget vote. "This is completely a private matter. There are some counselors who claim that my personal life is somehow impacting their work," he said.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 6.3 million Americans were deemed eligible for government healthcare plans for the poor since the October 1 launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare law through December, federal officials reported on Wednesday. The swelling rolls for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) reflect both an expansion of Medicaid under Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what healthcare policy analysts call an "out-of-the-woodwork effect," in which people who heard about Obamacare sought to obtain health insurance and discovered that they had qualified f
MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Syria's government and opposition, meeting for the first time, vented their mutual hostility on Wednesday at a U.N.
NORMAN, Oklahoma (Reuters) - Reports of shots being fired at the University of Oklahoma on Wednesday turned out to be false and no evidence has been found of a weapon being discharged on campus, University President David Boren told reporters. The university issued an alert of a shooting on campus a little before noon local time and told students to remain indoors.