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As Covid cases surge in California, Hollywood pauses TV production

As Covid cases surge in California, Hollywood pauses TV production

General view of the Hollywood Sign on November 17, 2020 in Hollywood, California. AaronP/Bauer-Griffin | GC Images | Getty Images After months of rising coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths in California, several Hollywood guilds and labor unions are recommending that in-person production of television shows and independent films be temporarily …

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Air travel hits new pandemic high over New Year’s weekend

Air travel hits new pandemic high over New Year's weekend

Passengers at the Miami International Airport Leslie Josephs | CNBC U.S. travel hit a new pandemic high, surging from holiday demand despite new Covid-19 infection levels. More than 1.3 million people passed through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints at U.S. airports on Sunday, 55% of the 2.4 million people TSA screened …

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Chipotle launches cauliflower rice nationwide as consumers cut grains

Chipotle launches cauliflower rice nationwide as consumers cut grains

Chipotle Mexican Grill’s Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice Source: Chipotle Mexican Grill Chipotle Mexican Grill on Monday began offering a cauliflower rice option to attract consumers trying to comply with their New Year’s resolutions. The rice substitute is made with grilled cauliflower, cilantro, lime and salt and will be available in U.S. …

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whisky tastings, castles and spa

whisky tastings, castles and spa

For fans of the popular television series “Outlander,” train travel is one of the easiest ways to soak up the sites of the Scottish Highlands. Since the show’s debut in 2014, the number of visitors to the mostly rural northern part of Scotland has increased so much that the rise …

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NFL owners can prove they’re serious about diversity

NFL owners can prove they're serious about diversity

ESPN Monday Night Football Studio Analysts Louis Riddick during the NFL regular season football game between the Cleveland Browns and the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Ric Tapia | Icon Sportswire | Getty Images In 2020, the National Football League …

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Sales plummeted 80%, the lowest haul in decades

Sales plummeted 80%, the lowest haul in decades

A Cinemark employee serves popcorn to a customer at a concession stand at Cinemark’s Century 16 at the South Point Hotel & Casino on August 14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller | Getty Images News | Getty Images With just a few days before the end of the …

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Boeing 737 Max set to return to U.S. skies after crashes

Boeing 737 Max set to return to U.S. skies after crashes

An American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX airplane takes off on a test flight from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Dallas, Texas, on December 2, 2020. Cooper Neill | AFP | Getty Images MIAMI — American Airlines on Tuesday is set to operate the first U.S. commercial flight of Boeing’s 737 …

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Wonder Woman 1984 opening weekend leads to fast-tracked third film

Wonder Woman 1984 opening weekend leads to fast-tracked third film

Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman in “Wonder Woman 1984.” Warner Bros. “Wonder Woman 1984” soared into theaters on Christmas day and secured the highest box office opening of any film released domestically since the coronavirus pandemic crippled the entertainment industry in mid-March. On Sunday, Warner Bros. revealed that the …

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What the superhero film can make

What the superhero film can make

Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman in “Wonder Woman 1984.” Warner Bros. Can a nostalgia-packed superhero flick convince people to leave their couches and head to the cinemas? “Wonder Woman 1984” seeks to answer that question. Movie theater owners are hopeful that the “Wonder Woman” sequel, which arrives Christmas Day, …

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How to travel this Christmas through live virtual tours

How to travel this Christmas through live virtual tours

For people staying safely at home this holiday season, new virtual tours let anyone with an internet connection tour famous Christmas destinations around the world.    Homebound travelers can book live interactive tours with local guides to learn about everything from the religious sites of Jerusalem to the department store …

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Adam Silver positions NBA for breakthrough after Covid

Adam Silver positions NBA for breakthrough after Covid

Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner. Getty Images On the eve of a new season, National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver made clear his league would not jump the line to receive Covid-19 vaccines as the NBA attempts to normalize its business. The NBA returns for its 2020-21 campaign on Tuesday. The …

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What critics are saying about Pixar’s newest film

What critics are saying about Pixar's newest film

Jamie Foxx voices Joe Gardner in Disney Pixar’s “Soul.” Disney Pixar has done it again. Disney’s Academy Award-winning studio is set to release its latest triumph on the company’s streaming service on Christmas Day. “Soul,” the 23rd feature from Pixar, focuses on Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx), a music teacher with …

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Airline stocks slide as U.K. cases prompt travel restrictions

Airline stocks slide as U.K. cases prompt travel restrictions

A United Airlines passenger aircraft arrives over the top of residential houses to land at Heathrow Airport in west London, Britain, March 13, 2020. Matthew Childs | Reuters Airline stocks slipped Monday as a highly contagious mutation of Covid-19 found in the U.K. and South Africa prompted travel restrictions by …

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Why ads could be a bargain amid Covid-19

Why ads could be a bargain amid Covid-19

The Kansas City Chiefs celebrate with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Ronald Martinez | Getty Images There’s no better advertising spot on television than the National Football League’s Super …

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‘The Mandalorian’ is ushering in new era of Star Wars on Disney+

'The Mandalorian' is ushering in new era of Star Wars on Disney+

The Child, popularly known as “Baby Yoda,” is a character in the new Disney+ series, “The Mandalorian” Episodic Photos, Disney *This post contains spoilers for “The Mandalorian” season two.*  When the final credits rolled on “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” fans who had eagerly awaited the final chapter in the Skywalker …

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ reviews: What critics are saying

'Wonder Woman 1984' reviews: What critics are saying

Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman in “Wonder Woman 1984.” Warner Bros. “‘Wonder Woman 1984’ isn’t great and it isn’t terrible,” writes Stephanie Zacharek of Time Magazine. That seems to be the general consensus from critics as the sequel film arrives in international cinemas this weekend. The highly anticipated follow-up …

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Milwaukee Bucks credit ‘Giannis effect’ for uptick in business

Milwaukee Bucks credit 'Giannis effect' for uptick in business

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks Gregory Shamus | Getty Images The Milwaukee Bucks crediting a boost in merchandise sales to Giannis Antetokounmpo. Just moments after the National Basketball Association’s reigning MVP posted on his Instagram account that he’s staying with the team until at least 2026, the “Giannis effect” …

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Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith: CNBC interview

Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith: CNBC interview

Gail Miller, Owner and chair of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies and the Utah Jazz, announced today they have entered into definitive agreements to sell a majority interest in the Utah Jazz and other sports to technology entrepreneur Ryan Smith. Melissa Majchrzak | National Basketball Association | Getty …

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Dick’s Sporting Goods picks Instacart for same-day delivery

Dick's Sporting Goods picks Instacart for same-day delivery

Mannequins stand next to merchandise displayed for sale at a Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. store in West Nyack, New York. Craig Warga | Bloomberg | Getty Images Dick’s Sporting Goods is teaming with Instacart to offer same-day delivery from more than 150 stores, in states including Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, …

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Can you travel to Europe without quarantining? A new program allows it

Can you travel to Europe without quarantining? A new program allows it

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­New preflight testing programs are allowing a small number of Americans to have a European Christmas holiday this year after all. On Tuesday, Delta Air Lines launched a Covid-19 testing program for customers flying from Atlanta to Amsterdam, while a second program is scheduled to start on Saturday for Delta …

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Biden to pick North Carolina environmental regulator to run EPA

Biden to pick North Carolina environmental regulator to run EPA

Michael Regan listens as North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announces that Regan will lead the Department of Environmental Quality in North Carolina, at the Executive Manson in Raleigh, N.C. Jan. 3, 2017. Chuck Liddy | AP President-elect Joe Biden will pick Michael Regan, secretary of the North Carolina Department of …

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AMC could benefit from bankruptcy, analysts say

AMC secures $100 million investment but bankruptcy concerns still loom

For the largest cinema chain in the world, bankruptcy could be the best option to survive the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic has battered theaters since March, crunching their bottom lines, but no one has been hit harder than AMC. The cinema chain headed into the pandemic with nearly $5 billion in …

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United Airlines starts flying Pfizer vaccine on U.S. passenger flights

United Airlines starts flying Pfizer vaccine on U.S. passenger flights

United is the first commercial airline to fly the first FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines to the U.S. thanks to a coordinated effort between cargo, safety, technical operations, flight operations and several other teams at United. On behalf of Pfizer, United operated five cargo-only flights in early December delivering COVID-19 vaccines from …

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Here’s how to overcome common financial blind spots

Here's how to overcome common financial blind spots

AscentXmedia | iStock | Getty Images When it comes to managing money, most everybody has doubts as to whether they’re doing it right. So you may breathe a sigh of relief to know that no one is crazy, according to Morgan Housel, author of the book “The Psychology of Money.” …

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Tragedy, Covid isolation, and mental health

Tragedy, Covid isolation, and mental health

Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com Getty Images Tony Hsieh seemed to have it all. Hsieh launched the Las Vegas-based shoe ecommerce platform Zappos and sold it to Amazon for $1.2 billion in 2009 — the largest acquisition in Amazon’s history at the time. He was an entrepreneur darling for his …

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Disney Investor Day 2020 announcements

Disney Investor Day 2020 announcements

Bob Chapek, CEO of the Walt Disney Company and former head of Walt Disney Parks and Experiences, speaks during a media preview of the D23 Expo 2019 in Anaheim, California, Aug. 22, 2019. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg via Getty Images Disney’s streaming service Disney+ continues to gain subscribers. On …

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Boeing reports more 737 Max cancellations in November

Boeing reports more 737 Max cancellations in November

Boeing 737 Max airplanes sit parked at the company’s production facility on November 18, 2020 in Renton, Washington. David Ryder | Getty Images Boeing on Tuesday said it logged more cancellations than orders for its 737 Max plane last month, just as carriers are preparing to return the jets to …

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American Airlines offers $129 at-home Covid tests for U.S. travel

American Airlines offers $129 at-home Covid tests for U.S. travel

A person walks at Reagan National Airport ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in Arlington, November 25, 2020. Hannah McKay | Reuters American Airlines will start offering travelers $129 at-home Covid-19 tests, results that can help them avoid quarantines as long as two weeks. The initiative, which starts Wednesday for travel …

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Fanatics acquires sports merchandise firm WinCraft

Fanatics acquires sports merchandise firm WinCraft

Green Bay Packers fan cave Source: Fanatics Sports merchandise company Fanatics has completed another acquisition to strengthen its position in the licensed sports apparel sector as speculation increases the company will eventually go public. The Michael Rubin-led company purchased licensed sports merchandise manufacturer WinCraft, the company told CNBC. WinCraft chairman …

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Like Airbnb, but for rich people

Like Airbnb, but for rich people

From the marinas of Monaco to the slopes of Aspen, it’s no secret where the wealthy like to go on holiday. But where they stay is more of a mystery. Rental homes offer space and privacy, while luxury hotels come with “as you wish” service staff willing to bend over …

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A wine region for the whole family

A wine region for the whole family

Wine touring has traditionally been for adults only, but that may be changing. Western Australia is at the forefront of a small but growing trend to turn wine touring into a travel activity the whole family can enjoy. Though international travelers aren’t allowed to enter Australia right now, the distribution …

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NFL playoff training camps likely if Covid-19 cases continue

NFL playoff training camps likely if Covid-19 cases continue

Cleveland Browns Quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) hands off to Cleveland Browns Running Back Nick Chubb (24) during the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Jacksonville Jaguars on November 29, 2020 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fl. David Rosenblum | Icon Sportswire | Getty Images Despite the National Football …

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Norwegian extends suspension of most cruises through March

Norwegian extends suspension of most cruises through March

Workers near a cruise ship of the Norwegian Cruise Line which is in dry dock receiving hull maintenance and interior modernization work. Gerald Julien | AFP | Getty Images Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced Wednesday that it is again extending its suspension of sailing, this time through March, for most …

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First ‘mass air shipment’ of Pfizer’s Covid vaccine arrives as airlines prepare for more

First 'mass air shipment' of Pfizer's Covid vaccine arrives as airlines prepare for more

The Federal Aviation Administration said it supported the “first mass air shipment” of Covid-19 vaccines on Friday, as pharmaceutical companies and airlines prepare networks for broad distribution. United Airlines carried Pfizer‘s Covid-19 vaccine from Brussels to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, according to people familiar with the matter. Ahead of the …

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Under Armour launches a brand with NBA star Steph Curry

Under Armour launches a brand with NBA star Steph Curry

The Curry Brand’s performance basketball footwear will launch globally on Dec. 11, in the thick of the holiday season. Source: Under Armour Under Armour announced Monday the launch of the Curry Brand with NBA star Stephen Curry, a long-time Under Armour athlete, in a bid to reach younger consumers and …

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Historic airline photos from ‘Golden Age of Travel’

Historic airline photos from 'Golden Age of Travel'

Commercial air travel has come a long way since the “Golden Age of Travel” — an era marked by glamour, gourmet food and dapper passengers.   While complaints about smaller seats and expensive tickets are rife today, a look into the history of commercial aviation shows that today’s customer experience …

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Resorts set up social distancing for tourists

Resorts set up social distancing for tourists

From treetop dining to underwater villas, the Maldives is coming up imaginative ways to help travelers stay socially distanced while still enjoying a vacation. The island nation reopened to visitors on July 15, and more than 57,000 tourists have visited since. More airlines set to resume flights this month and …

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This will be the worst Thanksgiving box office in decades

This will be the worst Thanksgiving box office in decades

Clark Duke, Kailey Crawford and Cloris Leachman voice Thunk, Sandy and Gran in “The Croods: A New Age” Universal The week of Thanksgiving is typically a robust time at the box office, but this year the coronavirus pandemic has crippled the film industry, leaving little doubt that the November holiday …

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‘The Croods: A New Age’ reviews: What critics are saying

'The Croods: A New Age' reviews: What critics are saying

Clark Duke, Kailey Crawford and Cloris Leachman voice Thunk, Sandy and Gran in “The Croods: A New Age” Universal Remember “The Croods?” It wouldn’t be surprising if your answer was “no.” The Dreamworks Animation film seemed to blip on the radar in 2013 and disappear despite racking up $600 million …

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Will audiences return to the movies? They already have.

Will audiences return to the movies? They already have.

Hollywood has always captured the fascination of the American public. But, as Covid-19 takes aim at global businesses, it’s been for the wrong reasons. Even in spite of the encouraging news on vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna that have people finally believing that there may be an end in sight …

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Best new hotels in Bangkok, Bali, Bhutan and Japan

Best new hotels in Bangkok, Bali, Bhutan and Japan

Many hotels named among the “best new hotels of 2020” this year have yet to welcome a single guest. The global pandemic pushed plans to open highly anticipated new hotels near the wineries of California’s Napa Valley to the banks of Paris’s River Seine, with many rescheduling openings well into …

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NFL, Visa to host cashless Super Bowl LV in Tampa Bay

NFL, Visa to host cashless Super Bowl LV in Tampa Bay

Visa debit credit card. Simon Dawson | Bloomberg | Getty Images For the first time in 55 years, cash will not be accepted at the Super Bowl. The National Football League will make its championship game all-digital with the backing of its corporate partner, Visa. Super Bowl LV in Tampa …

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BioNTech CEO says life could return to normal next winter

BioNTech CEO says life could return to normal next winter

Ugur Sahin, CEO of BioNTech. Andreas Arnold | picture alliance | Getty Images LONDON — Daily life may return to normal by next winter, according to one of the creators of the highly-anticipated prospective coronavirus vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech. Professor Ugur Sahin, co-founder and chief executive of BioNTech, also …

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Warner Bros. weighs ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ options

Warner Bros. weighs 'Wonder Woman 1984' options

Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman in “Wonder Woman 1984.” Warner Bros. With six weeks to go before “Wonder Woman 1984” is set to debut in theaters, Warner Bros. executives are still debating the film’s release strategy. According to multiple media reports, studio execs are torn between a strategy that …

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Coronavirus hurt theme parks, costing Disney $2.4 billion

Coronavirus hurt theme parks, costing Disney $2.4 billion

Views of the Disneyland theme park, still closed due to COVID-19 on July 11, 2020 in Anaheim, California. AaronP/Bauer-Griffin | GC Images | Getty Images While the majority of Disney’s theme parks were open during the company’s fiscal fourth quarter, the continued closure of Disneyland in the U.S. resulted in …

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Disneyland still closed in California, dragging on Disney earnings

Disneyland still closed in California, dragging on Disney earnings

Brittany Losey takes a picture with her daughter Madison Losey, 7, outside the entrance to Disneyland at the Disneyland Resort is closed in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, October 22, 2020. MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images | MediaNews Group | Getty Images Before the pandemic Michael Afram’s transportation company …

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EBay touts sale of rare Air Jordan sneakers

EBay touts sale of rare Air Jordan sneakers

EBay has dropped one of its largest collections of Air Jordans in the e-commerce company’s history, as it looks to broaden its reach in the $2 billion secondary sneaker market, which is seeing rapid growth during the coronavirus pandemic. In recent days, it has been rolling out 60 sneakers per …

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Amazon Alexa Care Hub update helps in caring for family members

Amazon Alexa Care Hub update helps in caring for family members

Amazon Alexa is introducing a new feature called Care Hub, designed to make help people to care for aging family members. The company said it has been hearing from customers for years about using Alexa’s voice assistant to monitor aging relatives, who are increasingly looking to stay in their residences …

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How to travel safely and host travelers over the holidays

How to travel safely and host travelers over the holidays

Despite rising Covid-19 infections throughout the United States, Europe and beyond, people are preparing to travel in late 2020. According to a survey by travel booking app Hopper, 39% of Americans are expected to travel during the upcoming holiday season. By that estimate, nearly 130 million people will be hitting …

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