Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ got one thing wrong about 1985 — there were no red M&Ms

“Stranger Things” season three picks up in the summer of 1985. Netflix’s hit science fiction show “Stranger Things” has captivated audiences with its spooky plot, lovable characters and, of course, its nostalgic nods to the ’80s. There were no red M&Ms. In 1976 Mars Inc. discontinued red M&Ms due to public controversy around a particular red food coloring. While the red M&Ms were not colored with this particular dye, which was a suspected carcinogen, Mars removed the color to avoid customer conf


“Stranger Things” season three picks up in the summer of 1985. Netflix’s hit science fiction show “Stranger Things” has captivated audiences with its spooky plot, lovable characters and, of course, its nostalgic nods to the ’80s. There were no red M&Ms. In 1976 Mars Inc. discontinued red M&Ms due to public controversy around a particular red food coloring. While the red M&Ms were not colored with this particular dye, which was a suspected carcinogen, Mars removed the color to avoid customer conf
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Netflix's 'Stranger Things' got one thing wrong about 1985 — there were no red M&Ms

“Stranger Things” season three picks up in the summer of 1985. The Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood and faced with enemies old and new.

Netflix’s hit science fiction show “Stranger Things” has captivated audiences with its spooky plot, lovable characters and, of course, its nostalgic nods to the ’80s.

While the show, now in its third season, has what seems like hundreds of hidden Easter eggs and obvious nods to pop culture in the decade — from “E.T.” to “Ghostbusters” and New Coke to neon-colored clothing — there’s at least one thing it got wrong about 1985.

There were no red M&Ms.

In a brief shot during episode five of the new season, the character Mike Wheeler, played by Finn Wolfhard, pours out a few of the candy-coated chocolates into the hand of Eleven, played by Millie Bobby Brown, while they are waiting at a hospital. Among the collection of colors is a red M&M.

A few eagle-eyed Twitter users noticed the gaffe.

In 1976 Mars Inc. discontinued red M&Ms due to public controversy around a particular red food coloring. While the red M&Ms were not colored with this particular dye, which was a suspected carcinogen, Mars removed the color to avoid customer confusion. They were replaced with orange-colored M&Ms.

However, 11 years later, after overwhelming requests from consumers, Mars brought back the color red and decided to keep the orange M&Ms around.

The presence of the red M&M isn’t as distracting as the “Game of Thrones” coffee cup incident in May and doesn’t seem to have deterred viewers. On Monday, Netflix said that more than 40.7 million household accounts have been watching the show since July 4, the most of any film or TV series on the site during its first four days. Additionally, 18.2 million have already completed the entire third season.

It’s hard to use this information for comparison, however. After all, Netflix rarely shares streaming information about its programs and there are no third-parties that verify the company’s numbers.

Representatives for Netflix did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.


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There’s something wrong with this rally in the stock market, JP Morgan says

In our view, that cross-market divergence can only persist for a short period of time, and the S&P 500 Index rally potential is limited under the current conditions,” Hunter said in a note on Wednesday. The persistent weakness in cyclicals stocks that traditionally correlate to economic health could be especially worrisome as corporate profit picture continues to deteriorate. The S&P 500 consumer discretionary sector has consistently lagged the S&P 500 consumer staples sector ever since last Oct


In our view, that cross-market divergence can only persist for a short period of time, and the S&P 500 Index rally potential is limited under the current conditions,” Hunter said in a note on Wednesday. The persistent weakness in cyclicals stocks that traditionally correlate to economic health could be especially worrisome as corporate profit picture continues to deteriorate. The S&P 500 consumer discretionary sector has consistently lagged the S&P 500 consumer staples sector ever since last Oct
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There's something wrong with this rally in the stock market, JP Morgan says

The S&P 500 is about to pull off its best first half of a year in at least 10 years and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is having its best June since 1938, but underneath this impressive rally is a trend that doesn’t seem quite right, according to J.P. Morgan.

From consumer discretionary to technology, cyclical stocks that typically are tied to economic growth have failed to regain the ground lost in May, whereas only defensive groups like consumer staples and utilities have confirmed the S&P 500’s new highs, J.P. Morgan’s chart analyst Jason Hunter pointed out.

“Rally leadership doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence yet … In our view, that cross-market divergence can only persist for a short period of time, and the S&P 500 Index rally potential is limited under the current conditions,” Hunter said in a note on Wednesday.

Indeed, the market’s strong comeback in June has little to do with economic fundamentals. It’s largely driven by the shift in Federal Reserve’s monetary policy and the revived hopes for a trade deal between the U.S. and China. The persistent weakness in cyclicals stocks that traditionally correlate to economic health could be especially worrisome as corporate profit picture continues to deteriorate.

The S&P 500 consumer discretionary sector has consistently lagged the S&P 500 consumer staples sector ever since last October. For the bull run to last, cyclicals have to take the lead in the rally, according to the analyst.

“We do not believe the divergence between Cyclicals and Defensives can persist if the S&P 500 Index is set to extend the rally through the summer. In our view, either cyclical markets need to start outperforming and take the leadership role in a rally, or the broad equity market is vulnerable to a material setback,” Hunter said.

Another area of the market that’s raising the red flag is small caps, which are also typically related to economic growth. The Russell 2000 has not only extended its year-long underperformance but has also fallen further behind the broad market. The index fell into correction territory in May as investor dumped riskier stocks amid the intensified trade tensions.

From a technical standpoint, until the small-cap index’s relative performance starts to improve or ‘the market breaks through the 1,600 area resistance zone, it’s hard to have high conviction in a positive outlook, ” Hunter said. The index currently trades at around 1,521.


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Trump: ‘I think I’d take’ damaging info on 2020 rival from foreign operatives

President Donald Trump told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he would accept information on his 2020 opponent if it was offered by foreign operatives. I think I’d take it. If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the FBI,” Trump said. I think I’d take it. If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the FBI, if I thought there was something wrong.


President Donald Trump told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he would accept information on his 2020 opponent if it was offered by foreign operatives. I think I’d take it. If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the FBI,” Trump said. I think I’d take it. If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the FBI, if I thought there was something wrong.
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Trump: 'I think I'd take' damaging info on 2020 rival from foreign operatives

President Donald Trump told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he would accept information on his 2020 opponent if it was offered by foreign operatives.

In an interview aired Wednesday, Trump presented a hypothetical situation in which “somebody comes up and says, ‘Hey, I have information on your opponent.’ Do you call the FBI?” The president went on to say, “I don’t think in my whole life I’ve ever called the FBI” and, “Give me a break. Life doesn’t work that way.”

When Stephanopoulos challenged Trump, saying that the FBI director believes a person presented with potentially stolen information should call the agency, the president responded, “The FBI director is wrong.”

In a clip circulated on Twitter, Stephanopoulos pushed back on Trump’s insistence to take the information over calling federal authorities, but Trump held firm, saying a person could “do both.”

“There’s nothing wrong with listening,” Trump said in a video from inside the Oval Office.

When Stephanopoulos suggested a transaction of that kind could constitute election interference, the president disagreed.

“It’s not interference. They have information. I think I’d take it. If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the FBI,” Trump said.

The taped comments come on the same day the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed door hearing. Members were expected to grill him on his meeting with a Russian lawyer linked to the Kremlin at Trump Tower in Manhattan on June 2016. That lawyer claimed to have damaging information about Hillary Clinton, the then-presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

Watch the full ABC interview.

Below is the transcript of the clip:

Stephanopoulos: Your son, Don Jr., is up before the Senate Intelligence Committee today. And again, he was not charged with anything. In retrospect though- Trump: By the way, not only wasn’t he charged, if you read it, with all of the horrible fake news- I mean, I was reading that my son was going to go too jail — this is a good young man — that he was going to go to jail. And then the report comes out, and they didn’t even say, they hardly even talked about him. Stephanopoulos: Should he have gone to the FBI when he got that email? Trump: OK. Let’s put yourself in a position. You’re a congressman, somebody comes up and says, “Hey, I have information on your opponent. Do you call the FBI? I don’t think- Stephanopoulos: If it’s coming from Russia, you do. Trump: I’ll tell you what, I’ve seen a lot of things over my life. I don’t think in my whole life I’ve ever called the FBI. In my whole life. You don’t call the FBI. You throw somebody out of your office, you do whatever you do- Stephanopoulos: Al Gore got a stolen briefing book. He called the FBI. Trump: Well, that’s different, a stolen briefing book. This isn’t a stolen- This is somebody that said, “We have information on your opponent.” Oh, let me call the FBI. Give me a break. Life doesn’t work that way. Stephanopoulos: The FBI director says that’s what should happen. Trump: The FBI director is wrong. Stephanopoulos: Your campaign this time around, if foreigners, if Russia, if China, if someone else offers you information on opponents, should they accept it or should they call the FBI? Trump: I think maybe you do both. I think you might want to listen. I don’t- There’s nothing wrong with listening. If somebody called from a country — Norway — “We have information on your opponent.” Oh. I think I’d want to hear it. Stephanopoulos: You want that kind of interference in our elections? Trump: It’s not interference. They have information. I think I’d take it. If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the FBI, if I thought there was something wrong. But when somebody comes up with oppo research, right, they come up with oppo research. “Oh, let’s call the FBI.” The FBI doesn’t have enough agents to take care of it. When you go and talk, honestly, to congressmen, they all do it. They always have, and that’s the way it is. It’s called oppo research.

— CNBC’s Dan Mangan contributed to this report.


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Four charts show how much China’s economy has changed in 30 years

The Chinese government doesn’t often talk about the Tiananmen crackdown that shook Beijing 30 years ago this week. When reporters ask about it, Beijing officials often divert the conversation to the economic boom China has experienced since 1989. People’s Liberation Army Senior Colonel Zhou Bo this week said there was “nothing wrong” with China’s crackdown on protests 30 years ago — and he cited the country’s economic prosperity since then as evidence of Beijing’s proper course. “China, the Chin


The Chinese government doesn’t often talk about the Tiananmen crackdown that shook Beijing 30 years ago this week. When reporters ask about it, Beijing officials often divert the conversation to the economic boom China has experienced since 1989. People’s Liberation Army Senior Colonel Zhou Bo this week said there was “nothing wrong” with China’s crackdown on protests 30 years ago — and he cited the country’s economic prosperity since then as evidence of Beijing’s proper course. “China, the Chin
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Four charts show how much China's economy has changed in 30 years

The Chinese government doesn’t often talk about the Tiananmen crackdown that shook Beijing 30 years ago this week. When reporters ask about it, Beijing officials often divert the conversation to the economic boom China has experienced since 1989.

Several hundred or perhaps thousands of Chinese pro-democracy protesters were killed at Tiananmen Square in 1989, according to various independent estimates.They were attacked by Chinese troops — some of them deployed in columns of tanks.

People’s Liberation Army Senior Colonel Zhou Bo this week said there was “nothing wrong” with China’s crackdown on protests 30 years ago — and he cited the country’s economic prosperity since then as evidence of Beijing’s proper course.

“Look at China after this incident. China has prospered,” he told CNBC’s Sri Jegarajah in a wide-ranging interview. “China, the Chinese people’s living standards are much higher. And we did do the right thing. There’s nothing wrong with it.”

Zhou provided no evidence of a link between economic prosperity and the events of June 4, 1989. But setting aside the human cost of 1989, anyone who wants to understand the new, global assertiveness from Beijing would be well served to look at the economic changes Zhou mentioned.

Below are four charts that illustrate them.


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You don’t need a million dollars to live a luxurious retirement

You don’t need a million dollars to live a luxurious retirement if you’re willing to leave the United States. They’re wrong, Stevens said. The website for expatriates is out with a list of “5 Places to Live Like the Rich and Famous…Without their Bank Balance.” Around 680,000 Americans currently receive their Social Security checks at a foreign addresses, yet the number of retirees abroad is likely higher since many people keep their U.S. bank account. The average monthly Social Security check is


You don’t need a million dollars to live a luxurious retirement if you’re willing to leave the United States. They’re wrong, Stevens said. The website for expatriates is out with a list of “5 Places to Live Like the Rich and Famous…Without their Bank Balance.” Around 680,000 Americans currently receive their Social Security checks at a foreign addresses, yet the number of retirees abroad is likely higher since many people keep their U.S. bank account. The average monthly Social Security check is
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You don't need a million dollars to live a luxurious retirement

You don’t need a million dollars to live a luxurious retirement if you’re willing to leave the United States.

“Most people assume that a high-flying existence like that is the purview of the rich and famous alone,” said Jennifer Stevens, the executive editor of International Living.

They’re wrong, Stevens said.

The website for expatriates is out with a list of “5 Places to Live Like the Rich and Famous…Without their Bank Balance.” Around 680,000 Americans currently receive their Social Security checks at a foreign addresses, yet the number of retirees abroad is likely higher since many people keep their U.S. bank account.

The average monthly Social Security check is $1,404, and more than 40 percent of single adults receive more than 90 percent of their income from that check, according to the government.

Here are the five destinations.


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5 affordable places to retire abroad

You don’t need a million dollars to live a glamorous retirement, so long as you’re willing to leave the U.S. behind. “Most people assume that a high-flying existence like that is the purview of the rich and famous alone,” said Jennifer Stevens, the executive editor of International Living. They’re wrong, Stevens said. The website for expatriates is out with a list of “5 Places to Live Like a Movie Star, Without Their Bank Balance.” Around 680,000 Americans currently receive their Social Security


You don’t need a million dollars to live a glamorous retirement, so long as you’re willing to leave the U.S. behind. “Most people assume that a high-flying existence like that is the purview of the rich and famous alone,” said Jennifer Stevens, the executive editor of International Living. They’re wrong, Stevens said. The website for expatriates is out with a list of “5 Places to Live Like a Movie Star, Without Their Bank Balance.” Around 680,000 Americans currently receive their Social Security
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5 affordable places to retire abroad

You don’t need a million dollars to live a glamorous retirement, so long as you’re willing to leave the U.S. behind.

“Most people assume that a high-flying existence like that is the purview of the rich and famous alone,” said Jennifer Stevens, the executive editor of International Living.

They’re wrong, Stevens said.

The website for expatriates is out with a list of “5 Places to Live Like a Movie Star, Without Their Bank Balance.”

Around 680,000 Americans currently receive their Social Security checks at a foreign address, although the number of retirees abroad is likely higher since many people maintain their U.S. bank account.

Here are the five destinations.


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China says trade talks can’t continue unless US addresses its ‘wrong actions’

Chinese President Xi Jinping and members of Chinese delegation attend a working dinner with U.S. President Donald Trump after the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018. The latest U.S. actions on trade are preventing negotiations with Beijing from proceeding, China’s Commerce Ministry said Thursday. “If the U.S. would like to keep on negotiating it should, with sincerity, adjust its wrong actions. Only then can talks continue,” Ministry of Commerce spokesperson Gao Feng


Chinese President Xi Jinping and members of Chinese delegation attend a working dinner with U.S. President Donald Trump after the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018. The latest U.S. actions on trade are preventing negotiations with Beijing from proceeding, China’s Commerce Ministry said Thursday. “If the U.S. would like to keep on negotiating it should, with sincerity, adjust its wrong actions. Only then can talks continue,” Ministry of Commerce spokesperson Gao Feng
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China says trade talks can't continue unless US addresses its 'wrong actions'

Chinese President Xi Jinping and members of Chinese delegation attend a working dinner with U.S. President Donald Trump after the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018.

The latest U.S. actions on trade are preventing negotiations with Beijing from proceeding, China’s Commerce Ministry said Thursday.

“If the U.S. would like to keep on negotiating it should, with sincerity, adjust its wrong actions. Only then can talks continue,” Ministry of Commerce spokesperson Gao Feng said Thursday in Mandarin, according to a CNBC translation.

He did not mention any U.S. actions specifically, but it’s been a tense couple of weeks between the world’s two-largest economies. President Donald Trump unexpectedly announced earlier this month that tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods would increase to 25% from 10% on May 10. In the last two weeks, his administration also put Chinese telecom giant Huawei on a blacklist that prevents it from buying from American companies without U.S. government permission.

Google said Sunday it would cut ties with Huawei in order to comply with the order. But after the U.S. temporarily eased some restrictions on trade for the telecom and smartphone company, Google said Tuesday it plans to work with Huawei over the next 90 days.

“The U.S. … crackdown on Chinese companies not only seriously damages the normal commercial cooperation between both countries, but it also forms a great threat to the security of the global industrial and supply chain,” Gao said. “China is firmly opposed to this. We will closely monitor developments and make adequate preparations.”


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Hedge fund manager David Einhorn unveils two new trades at the Sohn conference

Hedge fund manager David Einhorn discussed two positions his firm has taken, both relating to leasing in the transportation industry. The Greenlight Capital founder and president said Monday at the 24th annual Sohn Investment Conference in New York that his fund has a long position on AerBus and a short on GATX. AerCap is involved in airplane leasing, while GATX is a leader in rail cars. Speaking favorably of both industries, he said the airline sector has some advantages over rail that make Aer


Hedge fund manager David Einhorn discussed two positions his firm has taken, both relating to leasing in the transportation industry. The Greenlight Capital founder and president said Monday at the 24th annual Sohn Investment Conference in New York that his fund has a long position on AerBus and a short on GATX. AerCap is involved in airplane leasing, while GATX is a leader in rail cars. Speaking favorably of both industries, he said the airline sector has some advantages over rail that make Aer
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Hedge fund manager David Einhorn unveils two new trades at the Sohn conference

Hedge fund manager David Einhorn discussed two positions his firm has taken, both relating to leasing in the transportation industry.

The Greenlight Capital founder and president said Monday at the 24th annual Sohn Investment Conference in New York that his fund has a long position on AerBus and a short on GATX. AerCap is involved in airplane leasing, while GATX is a leader in rail cars.

Speaking favorably of both industries, he said the airline sector has some advantages over rail that make AerCap the better choice over GATX, which he thinks could be overvalued.

“Neither has consumer-facing businesses, and both have terrible news. AerCap operates in a growing industry with a favorable outlook,” Einhorn said. “We think the market has it wrong.”


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Amazon Alexa is luring health developers, but it will be a while before we use it to call a doctor

If you want to schedule a doctor’s appointment or check on the status of a medication without picking up the phone, Amazon Alexa can help. As of this week, the voice assistant is HIPAA compliant, which means Amazon can work with hospitals and other health providers that manage protective health data to share personal information on an Echo. Currently, Amazon is working with applications on an invite-only basis, and none of the initial six developers link patients with doctors. “It’s tricky,” sai


If you want to schedule a doctor’s appointment or check on the status of a medication without picking up the phone, Amazon Alexa can help. As of this week, the voice assistant is HIPAA compliant, which means Amazon can work with hospitals and other health providers that manage protective health data to share personal information on an Echo. Currently, Amazon is working with applications on an invite-only basis, and none of the initial six developers link patients with doctors. “It’s tricky,” sai
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Amazon Alexa is luring health developers, but it will be a while before we use it to call a doctor

If you want to schedule a doctor’s appointment or check on the status of a medication without picking up the phone, Amazon Alexa can help.

As of this week, the voice assistant is HIPAA compliant, which means Amazon can work with hospitals and other health providers that manage protective health data to share personal information on an Echo.

But what users can’t do yet is connect with a doctor or a therapist through the device, and it might be a few years before they can. Currently, Amazon is working with applications on an invite-only basis, and none of the initial six developers link patients with doctors.

Developers focused on digital health have concerns about using home speakers like the Echo and Google Home for medical consults because privacy issues continue to emerge and there’s too much risk in sensitive health information falling into the wrong hands. Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that thousands of employees listen in to snippets of conversations on Alexa to supposedly improve the product experience.

“It’s tricky,” said Robbie Cape, CEO of 98point6, a Seattle-based company that provides virtual medical consults via smartphones and the web. “To uphold user trust, I can imagine that Amazon Alexa would need to confirm they’re talking to the right person, but also that there’s no one else in the room listening to the conversation.”


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3 big tax planning takeaways from Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 2018 return

Say what you will about presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., but it looks like she’s getting some good tax advice. Warren released her 2018 tax return Wednesday. She filed jointly with her husband Bruce H. Mann, a professor at Harvard Law School. The two reported total income of $905,742 and paid total taxes of $230,965, according to the return. Here are a few tax planning takeaways from the senator’s 2018 return.


Say what you will about presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., but it looks like she’s getting some good tax advice. Warren released her 2018 tax return Wednesday. She filed jointly with her husband Bruce H. Mann, a professor at Harvard Law School. The two reported total income of $905,742 and paid total taxes of $230,965, according to the return. Here are a few tax planning takeaways from the senator’s 2018 return.
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3 big tax planning takeaways from Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 2018 return

Say what you will about presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., but it looks like she’s getting some good tax advice.

Warren released her 2018 tax return Wednesday. She filed jointly with her husband Bruce H. Mann, a professor at Harvard Law School.

The two reported total income of $905,742 and paid total taxes of $230,965, according to the return.

The couple didn’t get a refund. Rather, they owed the IRS $24,477 in taxes. They weren’t on the hook for underpayment penalties.

“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with her owing,” said Tim Steffen, CPA and director of advanced planning at Robert W. Baird & Co. “She makes estimated tax payments throughout the year, and we tell people that this makes the most sense — there are no penalties there.”

Here are a few tax planning takeaways from the senator’s 2018 return.


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