PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Oct 18

martes 18 de octubre de 2016 01:22 GYT

Oct 18 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

- Netflix Inc blew through its forecast for subscriber additions in the September quarter, reassuring investors who were skittish about the streaming giant's growth trajectory and sending its shares soaring 20 percent in after-hours trading.

- Caterpillar Inc Chairman and Chief Executive Doug Oberhelman will retire earlier than expected, leaving company veteran Jim Umpleby to battle a historic sales slump after ill-timed bets on China and mining equipment.

- Kurdish and Iraqi forces captured 17 villages around Mosul on Monday, Iraq's military said, but Islamic State slowed their advance with heavy mortar fire that signaled a potentially fierce battle for the militant group's last major stronghold in Iraq.

- Visa Inc said Chief Executive Charles Scharf is resigning after advising the board that he can no longer spend enough time in San Francisco "to do the job effectively."   Continuación...