Tag Archives: Global

How Netflix completely revamped recommendations for its new global audience

Before Netflix got into the business of producing its own programming, it spent a lot of time emphasizing its recommendation software, the algorithms that would learn your taste and suggest the perfect title from the company’s catalog. Over the last few years that feature faded into the background, overshadowed by original content, Emmy nominations, and its rapid global expansion. Today, however, ...

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McDonald’s Key Global Sales Figure Falls 1.8% in January

Filed under: McDonald’s, Earnings, Food & Beverage, Restaurants, This Built America Chris McGrath/Getty Images OAK BROOK, Ill. — McDonald’s says that a key global sales metric fell 1.8 percent in January, continuing to be weighed down by struggles in Japan and China. The world’s largest hamburger chain said that sales at locations in the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific region ...

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Stocks Erase Wednesday’s Sharp Gains on Global Woes

Filed under: Energy, Market News, International Trade, Oil & Gas Industry, Interest Rates Andrew Burton/Getty Images By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK — U.S. stocks fell more than 1 percent on Thursday, erasing the previous session’s sharp rally as concerns grew over the pace of economic growth. German exports slumped by 5.8 percent in August, the biggest drop since January 2009, ...

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Market Wrap: U.S. Stocks Slide on Global Growth Concerns

Filed under: Market News, Global Economy, World Markets, Investing AP/Paul SancyaChevrolet Volts on the assembly line at a General Motors plant in Hamtramck, Michigan. GM’s stock sank Tuesday; analysts predict its earnings will suffer as it invests heavily in production. By STEVE ROTHWELL NEW YORK — The prospects of weakening global growth weighed on the stock market Tuesday. U.S. growth ...

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The Global Retirement Crisis Is Coming for Young and Old Alike

Filed under: Retirement, Global Economy, Retirement Plans In the prosperous years after World War II, governments in rich countries expanded their pension systems. In addition, companies began to offer pensions that paid employees a guaranteed amount each month in retirement — so-called defined-benefit pensions. It got even better in the 1980s. Many countries began to coax older employees out of ...

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Global Warming Experts Make a Surprising Request, & 4 More Things to Know

Filed under: Energy, Media, Green, Food & Beverage, Agriculture Getty Images Here’s a quick rundown from the world of business and economics this morning: the things you need to know, and some you’ll just want to know. o. Four of the world’s leading experts on the science of climate change and global warming have sent a message to leading environmental ...

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