Key Words: Too many shows? Netflix exec says it can balance quality and quantity

Key Words: Too many shows? Netflix exec says it can balance quality and quantity
Netflix Inc.’s head of original programming defended the streaming service’s strategy on Sunday, answering skeptics who have questioned its massive volume of content. “Quality and quantity are not mutually exclusive.” Cindy Holland, Netflix executive Despite churning out about 700 original series and movies this year, Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice president of original series, told TV critics that the company is... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ climbs to top spot at box office

The Wall Street Journal: ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ climbs to top spot at box office
Powered by the best reviews of any big-budget movie this summer, Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” opened to a new high for the franchise over the weekend. The sixth entry in the 22-year-old film series, based on a 52-year-old television show, opened to an estimated $61.5 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to Viacom Inc.’s VIA, +2.41%  ... Read More

The Tell: His winning bet during the financial crisis garnered him fame—now, he’s betting against Elon Musk’s Tesla

The Tell: His winning bet during the financial crisis garnered him fame—now, he’s betting against Elon Musk’s Tesla
‘Look, Elon Musk is a very, very smart man but there are a lot of smart people in this world, and being smart’s not enough you gotta execute and he’s got execution problems.’ —Steve Eisman That is the view of Steve Eisman, the hedge-fund manager and investor who garnered prominence on Wall Street for his bets against dicey mortgage products... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Kudlow says U.S. will ‘immediately’ start new trade talks with EU

The Wall Street Journal: Kudlow says U.S. will ‘immediately’ start new trade talks with EU
WASHINGTON — A top Trump administration official said Sunday the U.S. will “immediately” start negotiating with the European Union to forge trade agreements on farm and energy products, promising “an actual transaction” right away to sell more soybeans, beef and liquid natural gas to European countries. Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s chief economic adviser, said he would be involved in the... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: CBS board mulls whether CEO Leslie Moonves should step aside

The Wall Street Journal: CBS board mulls whether CEO Leslie Moonves should step aside
Some CBS Corp. directors discussed over the weekend whether Chief Executive Leslie Moonves should step aside from the company pending its investigation into allegations he sexually harassed women, according to people familiar with the matter. The board of CBS CBS, -6.12%  , which is scheduled to meet via conference call this Monday in advance of its second quarter earnings announcement... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: High stakes for Mueller’s Russia probe as Manafort trial set to begin

The Wall Street Journal: High stakes for Mueller’s Russia probe as Manafort trial set to begin
The first trial from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is set to begin Tuesday in Alexandria, Va., in what will serve as a major test of Mueller’s 14-month effort that has overshadowed the Trump presidency. While Mueller has been examining Russian interference in the 2016 election — resulting in charges against 25 Russians and four former advisers to President Donald... Read More

The New York Post: N.Y. Times publisher warns Trump his anti-media attacks could lead to violence

The New York Post: N.Y. Times publisher warns Trump his anti-media attacks could lead to violence
The publisher of the New York Times on Sunday said he warned President Trump that his repeated attacks on the “fake news” media are “divisive” and could lead to violence. “I told the president directly that I thought that his language was not just divisive but increasingly dangerous,” A.G. Sulzberger said in a statement released just hours after Trump tweeted... Read More