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Netflix Now Has 139M Paying Subscribers

(CNN) - The number of people subscribing to Netflix continues to grow. The streaming giant announced Thursday it now has 139 million subscribers around the world. And in the last three months of 2018, Netflix added nearly nine million…

Microsoft Pledges To Fight Homelessness

(CNN) - Microsoft will invest half-a-billion dollars to create more affordable housing in the Seattle area. The company said Wednesday it will work with non-profit groups, to tackle what it called "the affordable housing crisis" in the region. Microsoft…

YouTube Bans Dangerous Pranks And Challenges

(CNN) - YouTube is banning videos showing dangerous pranks and challenges. The decision was prompted by safety concerns, especially challenges that put people's lives in danger such as videos Produced for the recent "Bird Box challenge" in which users…

Microsoft, Walgreens Partner to Fight Amazon

(CNN) - Microsoft and Walgreens are joining forces to take on amazon in the health care market. The two companies announced their partnership Tuesday. Microsoft will become Walgreen's new cloud provider. The two companies said the partnership will help…

Ford/Volkswagen Team To Build Vans And Pickups

(CNN) - Ford and Volkswagen are joining forces. The automakers said they signed an agreement to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups starting in 2022. They also agreed to investigate how they can work together to develop next generation…

Netflix Is Raising Prices In The Us

(CNN) - Netflix is raising subscription prices across the U.S. amid heavy investment in new programs. All three of the plans will go up by one to two dollars. For example, the standard plan is now $11.00 per month…

Discount Chain Buys Some Toys R Us Locations

(CNN) - An upstart discount retailer is looking to expand in a big way, and it's looking to capitalize on the demise of Toys-R-Us to do just that. Ollie's bargain outlet has bought 12 former Toys-R-Us locations and is…

Taco Bell Testing Out Vegetarian Menu

(CNN) - Taco Bell will start testing a vegetarian menu later this year. The restaurant will unveil limited-time vegetarian and vegan items as part of the test. It will also highlight the restaurant's current vegetarian options, including tacos, tostadas,…

Report: Apple To Release Three New iPhones In 2019

(CNN)  - Apple is planning to unveil three new iPhone models this year. That's according to the Wall Street Journal. The new phones will reportedly include new camera features. According to the journal, Apple is thinking about sticking with…

J.C. Penney Announces Stores Closing In 2019

(CNN) J.C. Penney plans on doing some spring cleaning. The retailer announced Tuesday that it plans to close three of its stores this spring. More locations face having their doors permanently shut as well. The company says it will…