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Google Unveils Latest Pixel Phone, Rolls Out New TV Service

Google Unveils Latest Pixel Phone, Rolls Out New TV Service

BUSINESS | By Michael Liedtke | Oct 1, 2020

Google will try to make a bigger splash in the smartphone market with a cheaper high-end model while it also aims to expand its presence on bigger screens with a new TV service.

H&M Sees 16% Sales Drop Due to Virus

H&M Sees 16% Sales Drop Due to Virus

BUSINESS | Oct 1, 2020

Swedish low-cost fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz AB said Thursday its third quarter sales fell 16% to 51 million kronor ($ 5.7 million), largely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gay Couple Among 40K Airline Workers Bracing for Mass Layoffs

Gay Couple Among 40K Airline Workers Bracing for Mass Layoffs

BUSINESS | By Tom Krisher, Cathy Bussewitz | Sep 29, 2020

In a few days, Jordy Comeaux will be among roughly 40,000 airline workers whose jobs are likely to evaporate in an industry decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Disney to Lay of 28,000 at California and Florida Parks

Disney to Lay of 28,000 at California and Florida Parks

BUSINESS | By Mike Schneider | Sep 29, 2020

In a letter to employees, Josh DÁmaro, chairman of Disney Parks, Experience and Product, said California's "unwillingness to lift restrictions that would allow Disneyland to reopen" exacerbated the situation for the company.

Vermont Pure CBD: A New Way to Experience the Green Mountain State

Vermont Pure CBD: A New Way to Experience the Green Mountain State

SPONSORED CONTENT | Sep 29, 2020

Ask anyone and they'll agree; once you cross the Vermont border, something changes in the air. The state offers the best East Coast skiing, outdoor adventures, and now another gem: an emerging CBD industry.

Times' Tax Story is Talker, but Perceptions Mostly Hold

Times' Tax Story is Talker, but Perceptions Mostly Hold

BUSINESS | By David Bauder | Sep 29, 2020

"Bombshell" was a word frequently employed on Monday; how it was used depended on whether you were in Trump-friendly or unfriendly media territory.

TikTok Fate in the Balance as Judge Weighs App Store Ban

TikTok Fate in the Balance as Judge Weighs App Store Ban

BUSINESS | By Anne D'Innocenzio and Matt O'Brien | Sep 27, 2020

Lawyers for TikTok pleaded with a U.S. federal judge on Sunday to delay the Trump Administration's ban of the popular video sharing program from app stores set to take effect at the end of the day.

Can Renting Your Own Private Theater Bring Audiences Back to the Movies?

Can Renting Your Own Private Theater Bring Audiences Back to the Movies?

BUSINESS | Sep 24, 2020

With the movie industry in the doldrums due to the pandemic, a Texas-based movie theater chain has come up with a novel idea to bring people back to the theaters.

The Phoenix: Erectile Dysfunction Has Met Its Match

The Phoenix: Erectile Dysfunction Has Met Its Match

SPONSORED CONTENT | Sep 24, 2020

For the first time, acoustic wave technology for treating ED is now available in an at-home product, The Phoenix. The results? Let's just say they rise above expectation.

US Hotel Industry Projects Further Lay-Offs Amid Pandemic

US Hotel Industry Projects Further Lay-Offs Amid Pandemic

BUSINESS | Sep 23, 2020

A new study reveals 68 percent of hotels have less than half of their typical, pre-crisis staff working full time, and without further governmental assistance, 74 percent of respondents said they would be forced to lay off additional employees.

Mars Drops Uncle Ben's, Reveals New Name for Rice Brand

Mars Drops Uncle Ben's, Reveals New Name for Rice Brand

BUSINESS | By Alexandra Olson | Sep 23, 2020

The Uncle Ben's rice brand is getting a new name: Ben's Original.

Signs of an 'October Vaccine Surprise' Alarm Career Scientists

Signs of an 'October Vaccine Surprise' Alarm Career Scientists

BUSINESS | By JoNel Aleccia | Sep 22, 2020

If the executive branch were to overrule the FDA's scientific judgment, a vaccine of limited efficacy and, worse, unknown side effects could be rushed to market.

Hollywood Unions, Studios Agree on Rules to Start Production

Hollywood Unions, Studios Agree on Rules to Start Production

BUSINESS | Sep 22, 2020

Hollywood's unions announced Monday that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of stagnant sets and widespread unemployment.

Micosoft Will Buy Video Game Maker ZeniMax for $7.5 Billion

Micosoft Will Buy Video Game Maker ZeniMax for $7.5 Billion

BUSINESS | Sep 22, 2020

Microsoft is buying the company behind popular video games The Elder Scrolls, Doom and Fallout.

'Queer to Stay' Announces Funding Recipients to Support LGBTQ Businesses

'Queer to Stay' Announces Funding Recipients to Support LGBTQ Businesses

BUSINESS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 21, 2020

This week, the Human Rights Campaign and Showtime announced the recipients of its "Queer to Stay: An LGBTQ+ Business Preservation Initiative," which, among other recipients, includes Denver-based Blush & Blu.

Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas Reopen as Strip's First Smoke-Free Resort

Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas Reopen as Strip's First Smoke-Free Resort

BUSINESS | Sep 20, 2020

It took a pandemic with high incidence of respiratory symptoms to nudge Las Vegas toward a smoke-free environment, but Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas are hopefully setting a trend that other casinos and resorts will soon follow.

 US Bans Wechat, Tiktok from App Stores, Threatens Shutdowns

US Bans Wechat, Tiktok from App Stores, Threatens Shutdowns

BUSINESS | By Tali Arbel, Matt O'brien and Matt Ott | Sep 18, 2020

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services in the U.S.

US Banning Use of WeChat, TikTok for National Security

US Banning Use of WeChat, TikTok for National Security

BUSINESS | By Matt Ott | Sep 18, 2020

The U.S. will ban the downloads of the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat on Sunday, with a total ban on the use of the latter, citing national security and data privacy concerns.

Federal Suit Claims Grocery Chain Fired Employees Who Wouldn't Wear 'Gay' Apron

Federal Suit Claims Grocery Chain Fired Employees Who Wouldn't Wear 'Gay' Apron

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17, 2020

A federal agency is suing Kroger's grocery chain, claiming that the company discriminated against the religious convictions of two employees who refused to wear aprons embroidered with "gay" hearts.

John Boyega Quits Perfume Ambassador Role Over Chinese Ad

John Boyega Quits Perfume Ambassador Role Over Chinese Ad

BUSINESS | Sep 15, 2020

Black actor John Boyega has stepped down from his role as a global ambassador for perfume brand Jo Malone after the company decided to hire a Chinese actor to replace him in an ad he created.

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