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Jay-Z is launching Tidal on Monday, a music streaming service that claims higher resolution music in exchange for a higher-than-industry-standard cost. While competitor Spotify charges $9.99 per month, and future rival Apple was reportedly rebuffed in its attempt to charge an even lower monthly fee, Tidal will charge $19.99 per month. [USA Today]
The percentage of Republicans who believe President Barack Obama is an imminent threat to America, according to a Reuters/Ipsos online poll. He’s more threatening to American life than Russian president Vladimir Putin — 25 percent of Republicans said Putin was an imminent threat. [Reuters]
It’s not a great time to be a banker. (Well, relatively speaking.) A data analysis from Reuters found that U.S. and European banks cut 59,000 jobs last year. [Reuters]
2.8 million barrels
Daily oil output of Iran, down substantially from its peak production in 1974. As relations between the U.S. and Iran approach a thaw — or, I don’t know, a slight defrost, kind of hard to consider what’s going on a thaw — energy companies are salivating at the prospect of drilling there, despite the need for steep investments to get production where it could be. [Bloomberg Business]
DreamWorks Animation finally got a win, as “Home” lead the box office this weekend with $54 million domestically. [Buzzfeed]
One initial estimate of the total amount the Germanwings airline will have to pay out to families of those killed in last week’s crash. [New York Times]
Legislators and the Governor have reportedly figured out the New York State budget! There isn’t a final number yet, but a deal has reportedly been cut on how to divvy up the $5.4 billion in settlement money acquired from financial institutions involved in the 2008 financial crisis. [New York Times]
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