Amazon.com Inc. AMZN 2.16 % on Thursday reported in its third consecutive record profit, nearly doubling its prior high-water mark, and its fifth straight quarter in the black.
Google parent Alphabet Inc. GOOGL 0.51 % said quarterly profit soared 24%, the second internet giant in two days to report blockbuster earnings driven by consumers' rapid shift to mobile devices.
TOKYO The dollar fell more than 1 percent against the yen JPY= in Asia early on Friday, touching as low as 103.30 yen in a nervous trade ahead of the Bank of Japan's policy decision expected later in the day.
The number of Americans who filed for unemployment benefits last week rose from a three-month low, consistent with the Federal Reserve's view of a stronger job market.
Chief executive Leslie Moonves said Thursday during a conference call that All Access and Showtime OTT have more than 2 million subscribers between them.