Nielsen Introduces New Ratings for Streaming Services – The New York Times

Rich Greenfield, a media analyst at LightShed Partners, said Netflix was signaling its approval of The Gauge because the new metric shows that the platform, along with YouTube, is the streaming leader. “It also shows that 6 percent of time is spent on Netflix, and where’s that going to be in 10 years?” Mr. Greenfield added. “It shows how much long term runway there is over the next decade.” “And where’s everybody else?” he continued, referring to the other major streaming services. “There’s all this conversation about the streaming wars,…

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Nielsen Now Knows When You Are Streaming – The New York Times

Rich Greenfield, a media analyst at LightShed Partners, said Netflix was signaling its approval of The Gauge because the new metric shows that the platform, along with YouTube, is the streaming leader. “It also shows that 6 percent of time is spent on Netflix, and where’s that going to be in 10 years?” Mr. Greenfield added. “It shows how much long term runway there is over the next decade.” “And where’s everybody else?” he continued, referring to the other major streaming services. “There’s all this conversation about the streaming wars,…

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FAA defends SpaceX in front of Congress despite unauthorized Starship launch – CNBC

Starship prototype SN8 flies above Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX The leader of the Federal Aviation Administration’s space office defended Elon Musk’s SpaceX in front of Congress, despite the company launching a Starship prototype in December without authorization. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing Wednesday on the FAA’s role in spaceflight, with the regulator working to keep pace with the U.S. rocket launch market’s unprecedented growth in the past decade. The FAA is especially working to streamline the process of clearing and limiting airspace for launches, which can…

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FDA officials asked to step down after contentious Alzheimer’s drug approval – Ars Technica

Enlarge / The Food and Drug Administration headquarters in White Oak, Maryland. reader comments 31 with 26 posters participating Share this story A leading advocacy and watchdog group is calling for the ouster of three top officials at the Food and Drug Administration—including its acting commissioner—after the regulator issued a highly contentious approval last week of the unproven and now highly priced Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm (generic name: aducanumab). The call for fresh FDA leadership comes atop a chorus of harsh criticism over the decision, which outside researchers and industry experts…

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CDC lowers warning level for cruise travel – CNN

(CNN) — Health officials in the United States have eased their stance on the safety of cruise travel for vaccinated passengers, lowering the travel alert level just over a week before the first cruise in more than 15 months is scheduled to set sail from a US port. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday lowered its health notice on cruise travel from Level 4, which recommends avoiding all travel, to Level 3, which encourages travelers to get fully vaccinated before traveling. The agency still advises that…

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Michigan will end COVID-19 mask mandate, capacity limits early – MLive.com

Michigan is ending its 50% indoor capacity limit and mask mandate for the unvaccinated earlier than originally announced, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a news release on Thursday. The restrictions go away starting at midnight on Tuesday, June 22. The requirements have existed in some form since March 2020. “Today is a day that we have all been looking forward to, as we can safely get back to normal day-to-day activities and put this pandemic behind us,” Whitmer said in the release. Businesses still have the right to require masks,…

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Texans fearing outages rush to purchase generators as grid operator urges electricity conservation – Fox Business

Millions of Texans asked to conserve energy so blackouts are avoided. Fox News Channel correspondent Casey Stegall with more. Texans scared of summer power outages are reportedly rushing to purchase generators. According to a report from Fox 7, local hardware shops and manufacturers alike are seeing an exponential increase in demand for the machines. The Houston Chronicle reported earlier this week that electricians say there is a backlog of customers waiting to have them installed. This comes as the state’s grid manager, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), has…

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Supreme Court backs Nestle, Cargill in child slave labor suit – POLITICO

“Although respondents’ injuries occurred entirely overseas, the Ninth Circuit held that respondents could sue in federal court because the defendant corporations allegedly made ‘major operational decisions’ in the United States. The Ninth Circuit erred by allowing this suit to proceed,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in a majority opinion for the court. The case had been twice dismissed at an early stage before being revived by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. When the case was argued in December, then-President Donald Trump’s administration backed Nestle and Cargill. The…

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Commodities from copper to corn tumble on China crackdown, rising dollar – CNBC

A worker installs a copper water line under the Eastern Market Metro plaza in Washington, DC, during a renovation project on Monday, April 5, 2021. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images The prices of commodities were falling sharply on Thursday, cutting into months of gains and weighing on equity markets, as China takes steps to cool off rising prices and the U.S. dollar strengthens. The decline in commodities was widespread, with futures prices for palladium and platinum falling more than 11% and 7%, respectively, along with declines…

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ETFs to turn to as Fed sets stock market up for rising interest rates; GameStop heads to IWF – MarketWatch

It is time to talk about talking about ETFs. Yes that’s a riff off what Federal Reserve chair, Jerome Powell, said about the central bank slowing bond purchases, as it’s just not possible to ignore the impact of Wednesday’s move by the Fed to start negotiating the fraught process of peeling back its easy-money policies, while dealing with the economic recovery from the global epidemic. We won’t bore you with the particulars, but the Fed might hike interest rates earlier than expected, penciling in two rate increases in 2023. You…

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