‘Avengers: Endgame’ director says he doesn’t let expectations distract him: ‘We can’t predict if people are going to like it’

Marvel Studios Anthony Russo, co-director of “Avengers: Endgame,” said he doesn’t let expectations distract from “making a movie that excites us.” “We can’t predict if people are going to like it, we just know whether we like it,” he said.   Joe and Anthony Russo have directed Marvel’s biggest movies with this year’s “Avengers: Infinity […]

The Dow jumps more than 350 points amid expectations for a historic Cyber Monday

Reuters / Lucas Jackson All three major US indices jumped on what was expected to be a historic Cyber Monday. Concerns about the prospect of slowing demand and rising rates have pummeled equities in recent months. Follow the US indices in real time here. Stocks jumped Monday, staging a comeback following a series of sell-offs […]

Goldman Sachs is scaling back expectations for the buzzy 2-year-old service its new CEO is relying on, and it highlights a major concern with the economy (GS)

Getty Images. Goldman Sachs has cut loan origination targets for its consumer lending platform Marcus for 2019, according to a Bloomberg report. The pullback reflects the firm’s growing concerns about the consumer debt market, the report said. Marcus is a key part of Goldman CEO David Solomon’s growth plans for the bank.  Goldman Sachs is […]

‘Venom’ and ‘A Star is Born’ Both Exceed Opening Weekend Expectations

The October box office has kicked off with a bang as newcomers Venom and A Star Is Born both exceeded expectations with their opening weekend box office. Despite missing the presence of Spider-Man, the Sony Pictures comic book title Venom still raked in $ 80 million for the weekend. Meanwhile, A Star Is Born earned […]

Grape expectations: Inside India’s blossoming wine region

Joanna Lobo September 5, 2018 Share this article A district on India’s western coast has become an oenophile destination in just two decades—but you’ve probably never heard of it. Joanna Lobo samples the bouquet. In Hindu mythology, the war between the gods and demons over a pot of amrit—the nectar of immortality—resulted in a few […]

Grape expectations: Inside India’s blossoming wine region

Joanna Lobo September 5, 2018 Share this article A district on India’s western coast has become an oenophile destination in just two decades—but you’ve probably never heard of it. Joanna Lobo samples the bouquet. In Hindu mythology, the war between the gods and demons over a pot of amrit—the nectar of immortality—resulted in a few […]

World Cup has surpassed all expectations – organizing chief Sorokin

The World Cup has exceeded all expectations of the organizers, including in the atmosphere created by Russian and foreign fans, according to Local Organizing Committee chief Alexey Sorokin. The organizing chief said he has been delighted by the way the tournament has captured the imagination of the Russian population, with an estimated 7 million people […]

Ant-Man and the Wasp opens BELOW expectations at box office – but there's good news

The new Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly-fronted caper has come in slightly below studio estimates, according to Collider; winning the US weekend with around $ 76 million. Analysts had expected it to score around $ 80-85 million, especially after it grabbed an impressive $ 33 million on Friday alone – though Disney have insisted they […]

16 neglected stocks poised to destroy Wall Street’s expectations when they announce earnings, according to Bank of America

Getty Earnings season is here again.  The first-quarter results from America’s biggest companies could boost their stocks, which have sagged of late.   “Both macro and micro data suggest that a beat — albeit smaller than in 3Q — is likely, with a near-record proportion of early-reporter beats, near-record (but decelerating) US data surprises, strong (but slowing) guidance trends and continued strength in the […]

All change? Russians divided over expectations following presidential vote

Almost half of all Russians expect major national changes within the next year, following the March presidential election. The overwhelming majority of those expecting changes said they would be for the better. According to the results of a recent poll by the state-run research center VTSIOM, 45 percent of Russians “expect significant changes in the […]