Spotify now available on Xbox One

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The markets traded higher during the midday with the Dow adding 11 points to 22,130. Nasdaq gained 18 points to 6,401.


Music streaming service Spotify will now be available on Xbox One. Users can download the Spotify app through the Xbox Store in 34 markets around the world. Spotify has already been available on rival gaming platform PlayStation 4 for two years.


Narrated book service Audible partnered with dog whisperer Cesar Milan to is create a new Audible for Dogs. The Amazon owned company is positioning the new service as a means to calm dogs and ease separation anxiety when owners go to work. A study from the United Kingdom revealed that animals who listened to audiobooks experienced a reduction in stress compared with listening to music.


McDonald's plans to expand the number of its locations in China from 2,500 to 4,500 over the next five years. The fast food giant will offer delivery services at 75% of its stores. McDonald's just sold an 80% stake of its China business to several investor groups.


In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of more than 9 to 8 on the NYSE and by nearly 9 to 8 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 added a point to 2,482. Bitcoin gained $12 to $2965.


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