Netflix plunged after-hours almost 25% after delivering third quarter results that disappointed investors, particularly the streaming subscriber numbers, which came in as a big upset compared with Wall Street expectations. This followed Time Warner's HBO announcement earlier on Wednesday that it will start a stand-alone streaming service -- the news also weighed heavily on Netflix stock.
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And another Nasdaq tech darling fell today, despite a brand new smartphone announcement: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich joined FBN today to talk about Intel's big push into the U.S. mobile market with its part-phone, part-tablet Asus Padfone X Mini. Krzanich also weighed in on the global Ebola scare, saying that Intel has the right procedures in place for any of Intel's staff traveling to West Africa, although the company is treading cautiously on that front.
Meanwhile, Dallas Morning News reported that health care workers treating Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who died last week of the disease in a Dallas hospital, didn't wear protetive gear for two days before the confirmed diagnosis -- a delay that potentially exposed dozens of hospital workers to the virus.
And what a day of crazy swings in the markets: Concerns over Ebola and global economic slowdowns sent stocks tumbling in midday trade, with the Dow plunging as much as 450 points at its lowest point. Going into the close, all three major indices recovered significantly from their intraday losses, but still ended the day in the red.
Now here's what's coming up tomorrow: Weekly jobless claims come out at 8:30 a.m. ET, and industrial production data for September at 9:15 a.m. ET. Goldman Sachs and Google will deliver third quarter earnings, and Apple is back with another media event, although what many analysts are predicting to be a more "low-key affair" that will likely include a number of product updates.
Be sure to check out all of today's interviews on FOXBusiness.com/OnCall and be sure to to tune into Countdown to the Closing Bell every week day at 3 p.m. ET.