Facebook Quarterly Earnings Top Expectations, Ad Revenue Rises 53 Percent - NBC New York

Facebook Quarterly Earnings Top Expectations, Ad Revenue Rises 53 Percent

"Our business did well in 2016, but we have a lot of work ahead to help bring people together," Zuckerberg said in a statement

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    Facebook Quarterly Earnings Top Expectations, Ad Revenue Rises 53 Percent
    Facebook now has 1.146 billion daily mobile active users.

    Facebook reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' estimates on Wednesday, and revenue that topped expectations, as ad revenue grew 53 percent in a quarter.

    Shares rose 3 percent after hours.

    Facebook's ad business zoomed higher, as retailers poured money into snagging customers during the busy holiday shopping season. Only Google rivals Facebook when it comes to digital advertising dominance.

    Facebook now has 1.146 billion daily mobile active users.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    "Our business did well in 2016, but we have a lot of work ahead to help bring people together," Zuckerberg said in a statement.