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FTSE 100 ends higher, flipping green for the week

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Analyst:' Equity markets are experiencing a bit of a bounce'. U.K. stocks finished sharply higher Friday, helped by a rally for the energy sector as oil prices gained, with the advance flipping the FTSE 100 benchmark into the green for the week. The FTSE 100 jumped 1.7% to close at 7,682.27, after dropping 0.9% Thursday.


Why Size Alone Won't Help Old Media Beat Netflix

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Legacy media companies are in a mad race for scale as they strive to keep up with aggressive competitors in Silicon Valley. Even if the incumbents bulk up, tech companies like Netflix, Amazon, and Apple will still have more leeway to spend. That not only means they can lure top talent away from Hollywood, but that they are driving up the cost of talent for the traditional studios.


Asian markets end mixed as trade worries weigh

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Automakers lead losses in Japan; Shanghai index salvages a small gain but teeters near bear-market territory. Asian markets recovered broad early losses to close mixed Friday. The region initially took its cues from weaker U.S. action Thursday, as the Dow posted its eighth straight decline and trade tensions between the U.S. and China remained high.

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