Marketwatch – August 19, 2016


Here’s a look at the markets Friday, August 19, 2016….

The Nikkei added 60 points today in trading in Japan.
U.S. stocks inched higher again yesterday.
The Dow gaining 23
And the Nasdaq up 11.

T-Mobile and Sprint are changing their cellphone service pricing to focus on unlimited data plans while reducing lower-end options. T-Mobile announced unlimited data for $70 a month.  Sprint responded about an hour later by slashing their unlimited plan to $60. Both new plans stream video at less-than-HD quality.

Twitter says it has suspended 235,000 terrorist-related accounts in the last six months, that’s nearly twice as many as before. They’ve done it with spam filters and increased staffing that monitors the service around the clock.

And Uber will offer rides in self-driving cars within weeks. The specially outfitted Ford Fusions and Volvo XC90s will make short trips in Pittsburgh with the help of a human backup driver. The rides will be free to anyone willing to take them.

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