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Disney's New 'Gender-Inclusive' Policies Modernize the Family-Friendly Theme Parks

Disney's New 'Gender-Inclusive' Policies Modernize the Family-Friendly Theme Parks

BUSINESS | By Matthew Wexler | Apr 15, 2021

Mickey's high-waisted red shorts and Minnie's polka-dot flared skirt with a sensible yellow heel won't be changing any time soon, but for Disney Park "cast members" (aka employees), new policies indicate that times are changing.

Wowser Bowser! Super Mario Villain's Massive Member Exposed, then Censored

Wowser Bowser! Super Mario Villain's Massive Member Exposed, then Censored

BUSINESS | Apr 14, 2021

When one of the characters from the "Super Mario" universe was given a randy rendering by a fan, Nintendo wasn't buying it.

AP Source: Ponzi Schemer Bernie Madoff Dies in Prison

AP Source: Ponzi Schemer Bernie Madoff Dies in Prison

BUSINESS | By Michael Balsamo and Tom Hays | Apr 14, 2021

Bernie Madoff, the financier who pleaded guilty to orchestrating a massive Ponzi scheme, died in a federal prison early Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. He was 82.

Bally's to Pay $308 Million for Tropicana Hotel on Las Vegas Strip

Bally's to Pay $308 Million for Tropicana Hotel on Las Vegas Strip

BUSINESS | By Ken Ritter | Apr 14, 2021

The Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, a Sin City namesake, is being sold to a new entrant among Las Vegas Boulevard resort owners.

2 New Airlines Await Americans Looking to Fly Somewhere

2 New Airlines Await Americans Looking to Fly Somewhere

BUSINESS | By David Koenig | Apr 14, 2021

Americans are traveling in the greatest numbers in more than a year, and soon they will have two new leisure-oriented airlines to consider for those trips.

California's ArcLight and Pacific Theaters to Close for Good

California's ArcLight and Pacific Theaters to Close for Good

BUSINESS | By Lindsey Bahr | Apr 13, 2021

Pacific Theaters, which operates some 300 screens in California, including the beloved ArcLight theaters and the historic Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, said Monday that it will not be reopening.

After Amazon: Labor Tries to Regroup in Wake of Alabama Loss

After Amazon: Labor Tries to Regroup in Wake of Alabama Loss

BUSINESS | By Paul Wiseman and Anne D'Innocenzio | Apr 10, 2021

Despite the strongest public support and the most sympathetic president in years, the American labor movement just suffered a stinging defeat -- again.

Nike Settles Suit over Lil Nas X's 'Satan Shoes'

Nike Settles Suit over Lil Nas X's 'Satan Shoes'

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 9, 2021

Nike has settled its suit against art collective MSCHF for unauthorized modification of Nike sneakers into "Satan Shoes" released in conjunction with the latest single by out rapper Lil Nas X.

Netflix Scores Streaming Rights to New Top Sony Films

Netflix Scores Streaming Rights to New Top Sony Films

BUSINESS | By Jake Coyle | Apr 8, 2021

Netflix further beefed up its film catalog on Thursday in a multi-year deal that will make it the new streaming home to Sony Pictures' top releases in the U.S.

Out Producer Scott Rudin Accused of Physical Abuse by Ex-Staffers in New Exposé

Out Producer Scott Rudin Accused of Physical Abuse by Ex-Staffers in New Exposé

BUSINESS | Apr 7, 2021

A damning exposé from The Hollywood Reporter accuses Hollywood/Broadway producer Scott Rudin of physical assault and problematic behavior.

Ryanair Sees Break-Even Earnings Amid Slow COVID-19 Recovery

Ryanair Sees Break-Even Earnings Amid Slow COVID-19 Recovery

BUSINESS | Apr 7, 2021

Ryanair, Europe's biggest discount airline, says earnings for the current fiscal year are likely to be "close to breakeven" as continued travel restrictions delay its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Post Pandemic, Will Ailing Gay Bathhouses Make a Comeback?

Post Pandemic, Will Ailing Gay Bathhouses Make a Comeback?

BUSINESS | By Naveen Kumar | Apr 5, 2021

COVID-19 has upended life as we know it, and bathhouses facilitate two social needs that have been thrown into especially sharp relief: Sex and public health consciousness. Will they emerge post-pandemic?

Delta Cancels About 100 Flights and Opens Middle Seats Due to Staff Shortages

Delta Cancels About 100 Flights and Opens Middle Seats Due to Staff Shortages

BUSINESS | Apr 5, 2021

Delta Air Lines canceled about 100 flights Sunday due to staff shortages, and it opened up middle seats a month earlier than expected in order to carry more passengers.

Corporations Gave over $50M to Voting Restriction Backers

Corporations Gave over $50M to Voting Restriction Backers

BUSINESS | By Brian Slodysko | Apr 5, 2021

If leaders of the nation's most prominent companies are going to reject lawmakers who support restrictive voting measures, they will have to abruptly reverse course.

Insider Q&A: Marcus & Millichap CEO on 2021 Property Market

Insider Q&A: Marcus & Millichap CEO on 2021 Property Market

BUSINESS | By Alex Veiga | Apr 4, 2021

The work-from-home and online shopping trends prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to permanently reshape demand for office and retail space.

From Child Care to COVID, Rising Job Market Faces Obstacles

From Child Care to COVID, Rising Job Market Faces Obstacles

BUSINESS | By Christopher Rugaber | Apr 4, 2021

The most optimistic economists predict that between now and year's end, the nation could produce as many as 10 million more jobs and restore the labor market to its pre-pandemic level.

Amazon Apologizes to Congressman for Bogus 'Peeing' Tweet

Amazon Apologizes to Congressman for Bogus 'Peeing' Tweet

BUSINESS | By Joseph Pisani | Apr 3, 2021

The company apologized in a late Friday blog post for a tweet it sent to a congressman more than a week ago denying that its employees work so hard they must urinate in empty water bottles.

Even with Pretax Profits, Many Big Companies Pay Zero U.S. Tax

Even with Pretax Profits, Many Big Companies Pay Zero U.S. Tax

BUSINESS | By Stan Choe and Ken Sweet | Apr 3, 2021

As President Joe Biden is pushing to raise taxes on companies to help pay for his infrastructure plan, a report from a Washington policy group is highlighting how many firms pay zero despite making big pretax profits.

How Harmony CBD Is Embracing a Fresh Brand Identity for a New Generation

How Harmony CBD Is Embracing a Fresh Brand Identity for a New Generation

SPONSORED CONTENT | Apr 1, 2021

The influx of CBD brands can feel overwhelming. So when Harmony CBD decided to get a new look, the team was determined to reflect the brand's mission and values — and to stand out in a crowded field.

Judge Order Stops the Selling, Shipping of Lil Nas X's 'Satan Sneakers'

Judge Order Stops the Selling, Shipping of Lil Nas X's 'Satan Sneakers'

BUSINESS | Apr 1, 2021

A federal judge has ordered that Lil Nas X's"Satan sneakers" stop being sold and shipped.

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