Tag: Leisure/Arts/Hospitality

Toast IPO: 5 things to know about the restaurant-focused payments player

A previous version of this report incorrectly referred to Toast’s volume numbers instead of its revenue. It has been corrected. Toast Inc. could be rolling...

Texas abortion law: Women will have to travel 496 miles on average round trip to get an abortion out-of-state

On Tuesday, Texas’ law which prevents abortions from occurring  after cardiac activity is detectable — around six weeks after conception — went into effect. In...

‘They’ve been silent’: Many companies are on the sidelines about the new Texas abortion law — will they stay there?

Texas’ new abortion law has touched off a wave of criticism, including from President Joe Biden, scathing dissents from the U.S. Supreme Court’s liberal wing...

Texas abortion law: $10,000 penalty could incentivize ‘bounty hunters’ to make ‘tens of thousands of dollars’

A new Texas law confining abortions to a brief window around six weeks from conception is two things at the same time, critics say: extremely...

DoorDash and Grubhub sued by city of Chicago, which alleges deceptive fees and predatory practices

The city of Chicago filed a wide-ranging lawsuit against DoorDash Inc. and Grubhub Inc. on Friday, accusing the meal-delivery platforms of engaging in deceptive and...

Meet the vaccine bouncers: ‘If our options are a complete lockdown or asking people to flash their card — I prefer the flashing of the card’

What’s it like to ask customers if they’re vaccinated against COVID-19? Sometimes awkward, always necessary and typically without tension, say some business owners who’ve made...

Americans have been paying higher prices for months. Will the delta variant finally put a halt to rising prices?

Will delta be a game changer? The highly transmissible delta variant of COVID-19 is threatening to dampen the economic recovery from the pandemic, economists say....

Is it too late to score a hotel deal this summer? Not if you follow these surefire tips

For those seeking a deal on a hotel room, this is turning into an endless summer of frustration. But take heart: There are still ways...

Booking stock gains after CEO says European travel rebounded, return to pre-pandemic performance is approaching

Booking Holdings Inc. exceeded $2 billion in quarterly sales for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic in a Wednesday earnings report, but...

Here’s how much the 2021 NBA draft picks will earn on their rookie contracts

A group of new athletes joined the NBA fraternity on Thursday night as the league held its annual draft. For players, the team that drafts...

Jalen Suggs’s decision to pass on a football scholarship could end up making him millions

Gonzaga star freshman Jalen Suggs banked in a shot from nearly half-court on Saturday to advance his team to the NCAA men’s National Championship game...

Dow edges higher as investors weigh tech earnings, ahead of Fed update

U.S. stocks on Wednesday were set to climb tentatively higher as investors awaited a fresh policy update from the Federal Reserve and parsed many corporate...

Cost of the Olympics: How the 2020 Tokyo Games are one of the most expensive ever

This Summer’s Tokyo Olympics could lead to billions of dollars in losses for Japan as costs continue to rise. Funding the stadium renovations, athlete accommodations...

Chipotle’s lunchtime business is picking up, a sign that workers are heading back to the office

Lunchtime at Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is picking up, according to Chief Financial Officer Jack Hartung, a sign that workers are heading back to their...

7 new travel planning rules of the COVID era

A lot has changed in the travel world since the pre-pandemic days of 2019. Even if it seems like your life is going back to...

Why online-travel giant Booking is getting into the fintech game

Add Booking Holdings Inc. to the list of e-commerce companies betting that a tighter control over the payments process will create a better experience for...

A benchmark-beating robot thinks AMC will outperform Facebook and GameStop. It likes these other stocks, too.

An exchange-traded fund run by artificial intelligence bought AMC stock at the beginning of July, preferring shares in the cinema chain and retail investor favorite...

Electric-car sales in China are expected to double this year

Sales of electric vehicles in China are likely to double this year, with Chinese EV makers sidestepping chips and parts shortages and getting creative around...

Here’s how much money the 2021 MLB draft picks will make

A group of new athletes will join the Major League Baseball family this week as the MLB holds its annual draft. The Pittsburgh Pirates selected...

As worries emerge about the delta variant and the J&J shot, health officials — and, so far, the research — say the vaccinated are still protected

The delta variant is already the most dominant strain of the virus in some U.S. states, and that’s putting some Americans easing back into “normal”...

There are plenty of jobs, but not enough people to fill them. What’s going on?

The U.S. created 850,000 new jobs in June. Great. Yet 9 million people who likely would be working right now had there been no pandemic...

Covid-19 Vaccine Passport System Gets First Test in Europe

The European Union started rolling out a first-of-a-kind digital health certificate that permits people who have been vaccinated to travel freely within the bloc without...

Krispy Kreme IPO: 5 things to know about the doughnut maker before it goes public

Hot Light Theater Shops and glazed waterfalls are just two mouth-watering features that Krispy Kreme Inc. discusses in its IPO prospectus, which was filed this...

Americans are still hesitant about getting on a plane

At the onset of the pandemic, airlines and hotels saw nearly identical declines in bookings as Americans quarantined at home, but new research suggests that...

Tourists Return, and Venice Wonders: How Many Are Too Many?

VENICE—In recent months, Piero Dri has luxuriated in the calm of Venice’s waterways. Covid-19 restrictions kept tourists away and reduced water traffic to a trickle,...