Dow component Coca-Cola (KO) this morning beat on earnings and revenue. Meanwhile, Walt Disney (DIS), also a Dow stock, leads the list of companies reporting quarterly results after the bell this afternoon. (CNBC)
Deutsche Bank co-CEO John Cryan said the bank remained "absolutely rock-solid," given its strong capital and risk position, adding he did not share the market's concern over the adequacy of the firm's legal provisions. (CNBC)
Viacom (VIAB) this morning matched estimates on earnings but missed on revenue. The media giant also unveiled a new deal with Snapchat to sell ads on behalf of the disappearing message and photo service.
21st Century Fox (FOXA) matched estimates with earnings, but revenue missed. While, television ad sales were stronger, a slide in the Fox film unit was among the offsetting factors.
Verizon (VZ) would likely have to pay more than the $1 billion price tag for its current Thursday night NFL streaming deal if it wants to renew. AT&T (T) and Yahoo (YHOO) were also expected to put in bids. (NY Post)
Twitter (TWTR) today announced a new initiative to combat harassment on its platform: the Twitter Trust & Safety Council. The Council brings together experts from 40 different organizations. (The Verge)
Sundar Pichai, the newly-appointed CEO of Google, was awarded restricted stock worth roughly $199 million. As part of last year's Alphabet (GOOGL) restructuring, Pichai was chosen to run the search unit. (CNBC)
New Hampshire holds its primary today, after Monday's snowstorm. Shortly after midnight, three tiny towns voted for Democrat Bernie Sanders. Republicans Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and John Kasich split the votes. | Ten key questions (NY Times & CNBC)
On the eve of the primary, in a letter disclosed Monday in a federal court filing, the FBI confirmed its investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state. (MSNBC)
Michael Bloomberg, billionaire media owner and former New York City mayor,
President Barack Obama sends Congress his eighth and final budget proposal today, a lame-duck executive's accounting of national priorities that Republican leaders have branded dead before arrival. (NY Times)
The U.S. Olympic Committee has strongly denied that it had advised athletes and staff to consider skipping the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil because of the Zika virus. (NBC News)
The weeks-long Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) celebrations culminate today, with elaborate floats, eccentric costumes and marching bands, in one of the biggest celebrations since Hurricane Katrina. (Sun Herald)