But other important earnings values were smaller stellar. Netflix shares fell 3% in extended trading after the sales figures missed slowly Wall Street estimates.
The Netflix share, which zoomed higher this week after the company announced a price increase, has increased by 50% since late December.
2. Tesla layoffs: Tesla has announced plans to cut its full-time workforce by 7% as it seems to increase model 3 production.
CEO Elon Musk told employees about Friday's cut in a letter that Tesla posted online. The company will only keep the most critical temps and contractors, says Musk.
Must write in the letter that Tesla is "up against massive, anchored competitors" and must work "much harder than other manufacturers to survive while building affordable, sustainable products."
"For those who go, thank you for all you have done to advance our mission, "he said. "I am deeply grateful for your contributions to Tesla."
Japanese prosecutors have already charged Ghosn to abuse his position at Nissan by temporarily transferring personal investment losses to the company and emphasizing his income by about $ 80 million between 2010 and 2018.
Ghosn has denied the charges. He has been removed as head of Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, and could soon be thrown out of Renault after losing the support of his biggest shareholder, the French state.
4. Ryanair Profit Warning: Europe's best low-cost operator has cut its annual profit forecast for once in almost four months after winter prices fell much stronger than expected.
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US stocks were helped by a Wall Street Journal report that said the Trump administration discussed raising tariffs on China to reassure the markets and urging Beijing to make concessions on trade.
A fiscal spokesperson told CNN that neither Secretary of State Steven Mnuchin nor the supreme US trade secretary Robert Lighthizer had "made any recommendations to anyone regarding tariffs or other parts of the negotiations."
"This is an ongoing process with the Chinese who is not near completion," said the spokesman.
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