Tag: media

Dow’s 400-point rally puts it on track for best day in 2 months as investors await Fed decision

U.S. stock benchmarks on Wednesday rose sharply, with investors fixated on the outcome of the Federal Reserve meeting, which concludes later in the session as...

Saving for retirement on TikTok? Gen Z invests differently

Zaid Admani is a millennial and a civil engineer, and he’s trying to get young people to think about money — and their futures.  Admani,...

Facebook and others doing ‘not nearly enough’ to stop COVID misinformation, surgeon general says

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy again criticized the role of social media in spreading COVID-19 misinformation Sunday, a day after Facebook Inc. quietly released...

Disney is eliminating a beloved free perk at its U.S. theme parks

Cutting the line at your favorite Disney theme park attractions is now going to cost you. Disney DIS, +1.08% is set to roll out a...

azadi ka amrut mahotsav: I&B ministry to launch several activities to celebrate ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’

The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is launching a gamut of activities to celebrate the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ from August 23-29, an official...

‘When I go to the playground, my older son loves to try to interact with kids — and he doesn’t really know how’

As a mother of two young boys, Amber Marlow worries that the pandemic might affect her children’s development because of the social isolation it has...

If your employer fires you because you won’t get the COVID vaccine, don’t expect to collect unemployment

Each day more employers are telling employees they need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to work in person or risk being fired. On Thursday CNN...

Afghan Taliban kill head of government media department

The Taliban has shot and killed the director of Afghanistan’s Government Information Media Center, the latest killing of a government official and one that comes...

Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in August 2021 — and what’s leaving

Netflix Inc. has another month packed with new offerings this August, but the two biggest additions ended their critically acclaimed runs almost a decade ago....

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...

Taliban admit to killing Afghan comic beaten in video

Afghanistan’s Taliban have taken responsibility for the killing of a comic in southern Kandahar resurrecting the specter of revenge killings as the US and NATO...

No, you’re not crazy. Yes, the CDC’s mask guidelines are confusing — why you should wear a mask indoors even if you’re vaccinated

Wear a mask. Don’t wear a mask. Make one. Buy one. Wear it outdoors. Wear it indoors. Confused? You’re not alone. “The delta variant is...

Ex-airman sentenced to 45 months for leaking drone info

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former Air Force intelligence analyst who once helped find targets for deadly U.S. drone strikes was sentenced to 45 months in...

The main attractions arrive: Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Tesla headline the biggest week of earnings

The coming week will be the most important of this quarter’s earnings season — even if later weeks beat it on quantity, it will be...

Govt exempts Olympic returnees from RT-PCR test

Athletes, officials and media returning to the country from Tokyo Olympics will not be required to produce RT-PCR negative test reports for COVID-19 before their...

You know who doesn’t hate Facebook? Wall Street

Excuse us if you’ve heard this song before: Facebook Inc. — under siege from the president and his predecessor, the Federal Trade Commission, a bestselling...

EXPLAINER: Does suspension end Giuliani’s career in law?

CHICAGO — The days of practicing law for the mob-busting prosecutor turned point man for pushing Donald Trump’s false claims about the 2020 election may...

How to watch the Tokyo Olympics for (mostly) free

It’s been delayed a year, will have almost no fans in attendance and there’s a 13-hour time difference with the U.S. East Coast, but the...

Netflix lays out mobile games plan that could set a collision course with Apple

Netflix Inc.’s its expansion into videogames offers a tantalizing upside for the streaming pioneer, but also sets up a potential confrontation with Apple Inc. “We...

Facebook refutes White House criticism over vaccine misinformation, decries ‘finger pointing’

After coming under fire from President Joe Biden and the U.S. surgeon general, who both said last week that misinformation on social media is killing...

What does a mature streaming service look like? Netflix is about to show us

Netflix Inc. proved to the world that streaming video could be a big business. Now it will show the world what that business looks like...

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...

Here’s what’s coming to Hulu in August 2021, and what’s leaving

Hulu is loaded for August, with some big names, highly anticipated originals and new seasons of fan favorites on the way. The biggest of the...

Game on? Netflix hires first videogame executive, signaling a new approach

Netflix Inc. announced its first major videogame hire Wednesday, potentially signaling a move beyond its streaming-video roots. Netflix NFLX, +1.34% hired Mike Verdu as vice...

Looking for a fun escape? Try a weekend getaway in Atlanta

You know this vibrant Southern city for its deep musical roots, professional sports teams and emerging reputation as a film production hot spot, but Atlanta is also...