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Trump Plan for New Media Venture Gets Investors' Thumbs Up

Trump Plan for New Media Venture Gets Investors' Thumbs Up

BUSINESS | By Jill Colvin and Alex Veiga | Oct 21, 2021

Some investors aren't waiting to see if former President Donald Trump's plans for a media company to challenge the likes of Facebook, Twitter and even Disney can actually become reality — they're all in.

Chappelle Special Spurs Netflix Walkout; 'Trans Lives Matter'

Chappelle Special Spurs Netflix Walkout; 'Trans Lives Matter'

BUSINESS | By Alex Veiga and Lynn Elber | Oct 21, 2021

Netflix employees who walked out Wednesday in protest of Dave Chappelle's special and its anti-transgender comments were joined by allies who chanted "Trans lives matter," getting pushback from counterprotesters who also showed up.

Rare Coin Made in Colonial New England Could Fetch $300,000

Rare Coin Made in Colonial New England Could Fetch $300,000

BUSINESS | By Mark Pratt | Oct 21, 2021

An extraordinarily rare coin with a face value of just pennies when it was minted in mid-17th century New England could sell for the equivalent of about $300,000 when it's put up for auction.

Passenger Revenue Soars at Southwest Despite Hit From Virus

Passenger Revenue Soars at Southwest Despite Hit From Virus

BUSINESS | Oct 21, 2021

Passenger revenue almost tripled and Southwest Airlines posted a smaller loss that most had expected, despite slowing air traffic in the third quarter with the spread of the delta variant.

Netflix Co-CEO Reed Hastings Won't Talk About Dave Chappelle Controversy

Netflix Co-CEO Reed Hastings Won't Talk About Dave Chappelle Controversy

BUSINESS | By Emell Adolphus | Oct 20, 2021

Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings does not want to talk about the company's ongoing controversy surrounding Dave Chappelle's comedy special "The Closer."

MTV: Europe Music Awards to Counter Hungary's Anti-Gay Laws

MTV: Europe Music Awards to Counter Hungary's Anti-Gay Laws

BUSINESS | By Lindsey Bahr | Oct 19, 2021

The MTV Europe Music Awards will be held Nov. 14 in Hungary, the network said Tuesday, reaffirming and defending the location despite the country's recent passage of legislation widely condemned as anti-LGBTQ.

3 LGBTQ+ Couples Taste Success in the Food Industry

3 LGBTQ+ Couples Taste Success in the Food Industry

BUSINESS | By Lawrence Ferber | Oct 18, 2021

For some LGBTQ+ couples, being partners in both life and business turns out to be a recipe for success.

LA Realtor Gets Ballsy (Literally) to Sell a Property

LA Realtor Gets Ballsy (Literally) to Sell a Property

BUSINESS | Oct 17, 2021

A Los Angeles realtor came up with a novel approach to get attention with one property - posting nudes of himself around the house.

Netflix's Ted Sarandos: Chappelle's Jokes Don't Equal 'Real-World Harm'

Netflix's Ted Sarandos: Chappelle's Jokes Don't Equal 'Real-World Harm'

BUSINESS | By Emell Adolphus | Oct 17, 2021

Netflix chief Ted Sarandos once again defended Dave Chappelle's comedy special, which has been deemed transphobic, saying "content doesn't directly translate to real-world harm."

AP Review: At Least 13 Auto Safety Rules Are Years Overdue

AP Review: At Least 13 Auto Safety Rules Are Years Overdue

BUSINESS | By Hope Yen and Tom Krisher | Oct 17, 2021

After their 16-year-old daughter died in a car crash, David and Wendy Mills wondered whether she would be alive if federal rules on rear seat belt warnings had been issued on time.

Strike Dodged with Deal Between Film and Tv Crews, Studios

Strike Dodged with Deal Between Film and Tv Crews, Studios

BUSINESS | By Andrew Dalton | Oct 17, 2021

An 11th-hour deal was reached Saturday, averting a strike of film and television crews that would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs.

Netflix Employees Plan Walkout Over Fallout From Chappelle Special

Netflix Employees Plan Walkout Over Fallout From Chappelle Special

BUSINESS | By Emell Adolphus | Oct 16, 2021

Netflix employees are planning a walkout on Oct. 20 after the company's handling of the fallout over comedian Dave Chappelle's latest special "The Closer" that angered much of the trans community.

'As Seen on TikTok' is the New 'As Seen on TV'

'As Seen on TikTok' is the New 'As Seen on TV'

BUSINESS | By Joseph Pisani | Oct 14, 2021

Near the Twizzlers and Sour Patch Kids at It'Sugar are random items — fidget toys, fruit-shaped soft jelly candies — that earned a spot on the candy store's shelves because they went viral on TikTok.

Film, TV Workers Union Says Strike to Start Next Week

Film, TV Workers Union Says Strike to Start Next Week

BUSINESS | By Andrew Dalton and Lindsey Bahr | Oct 13, 2021

The union representing film and television crews says its 60,000 members will begin a nationwide strike on Monday if it does not reach a deal that satisfies demands for fair and safe working conditions.

Netflix Backs Chappelle Despite Criticism Over Trans Remarks

Netflix Backs Chappelle Despite Criticism Over Trans Remarks

BUSINESS | By Lynn Elber | Oct 12, 2021

A top Netflix executive said Dave Chappelle's special "The Closer" doesn't cross "the line on hate" and will remain on the streaming service despite fallout over the comedian's remarks about the transgender community.

California Law Requires Gender-Neutral Area in Some Stores

California Law Requires Gender-Neutral Area in Some Stores

BUSINESS | By Adam Bean | Oct 10, 2021

California became the first state to say large department stores must display products like toys in gender-neutral ways, a win for LGBT advocates who say pink and blue hues of marketing methods pressure children to conform to gender stereotypes.

Toymakers Race to Get Products on Shelves Amid Supply Clogs

Toymakers Race to Get Products on Shelves Amid Supply Clogs

BUSINESS | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 7, 2021

Running out of time to get its products on store shelves ahead of the holidays, the Basic Fun toy company made an unprecedented decision: It's leaving one-third of its iconic Tonka Mighty Dump Trucks destined for the U.S. in China.

Scarlett Johansson, Disney Settle Lawsuit Over 'Black Widow'

Scarlett Johansson, Disney Settle Lawsuit Over 'Black Widow'

BUSINESS | By Andrew Dalton | Oct 1, 2021

Scarlett Johansson and the Walt Disney Co. settled her lawsuit over the streaming release of "Black Widow," bringing a swift end to what had begun as the first major fight between a studio and star over recent changes in rollout plans for films.

How to Improve Your Communication Skills

How to Improve Your Communication Skills

BUSINESS | Sep 29, 2021

Any profession requires soft skills, notably the capacity to communicate. But how can you improve if it's not your strong suit?

Beyond, Impossible Join Crowded Plant-Based Chicken Market

Beyond, Impossible Join Crowded Plant-Based Chicken Market

BUSINESS | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Sep 28, 2021

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods found success with realistic plant-based burgers. Now, they're hoping to replicate that in the fast-growing but crowded market for plant-based chicken nuggets.

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