Fox Means Business: April 18

Today's business headlines.

Stocks had their best day in a month and a half. Investors in a buying mood on Monday after the long holiday weekend. The Dow, NASDAQ and S&P 500 all finished with big gains – their biggest since March 1.

Wall Street will be keeping a close watch on Netflix on Tuesday. The company reported better-than-expected earnings, but added only $1.5 million new subscribers in the U.S. during their first quarter. That was fewer than expected. Around 99 million customers worldwide are now signed up to watch Netflix.

Contractors felt a bit more cautious as we headed into spring. Home builder confidence dipped slightly in April after hitting nearly a 12-year high last month.

Moms and dads may want to skip ate night after hearing this one: a new study by Care.com says more than 40 percent of parents shell out at least $1,000 on babysitting each year, with the average rate for a sitter just under $14 an hour. That’s up 26 percent from 2010.

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