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Holiday Trends to Watch: Adult Play-Doh; Stores that Ship

Holiday Trends to Watch: Adult Play-Doh; Stores that Ship

BUSINESS | By Joseph Pisani and Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 26, 2020

The pandemic is turning this into a holiday shopping season like no other.

Starbucks Barista Claims Firing for Refusing to Wear Pride Shirt

Starbucks Barista Claims Firing for Refusing to Wear Pride Shirt

BUSINESS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 25, 2020

A former Starbucks barista in New Jersey is suing the corporation because, she alleges, she was fired for refusing to wear a "PRIDE" T-shirt.

Lights, Camera, Sell: Retailers Want You to Watch and Shop

Lights, Camera, Sell: Retailers Want You to Watch and Shop

BUSINESS | By Joseph Pisani | Nov 25, 2020

Livestream selling, already popular in China, is taking off in the U.S., ushering in a new way for Americans to shop online. Instead of searching for what they want, they pick up their phones, sit back, and click to buy if they like what they see.

The Pandemic is Changing Hollywood, Maybe Forever

The Pandemic is Changing Hollywood, Maybe Forever

BUSINESS | By Jake Coyle | Nov 25, 2020

"No New 'Movies' Till Influenza Ends" blared a New York Times headline on Oct. 10, 1918, while the deadly second wave of the Spanish Flu was unfolding.

Elton John, TikTok Team Up to Educate About AIDS Epidemic

Elton John, TikTok Team Up to Educate About AIDS Epidemic

BUSINESS | Nov 24, 2020

The Elton John AIDS Foundation and TikTok are teaming up to raise awareness about the disease through a campaign and live event for World AIDS Day.

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

BUSINESS | By Naveen Kumar | Nov 24, 2020

One former Black porn star says looking back after seven-plus years outside the industry, it's clear it was "a whole toxic environment of white supremacy and racism, completely all the time." Has anything changed?

International Flyers May Soon Need to Get Virus Vaccinations

International Flyers May Soon Need to Get Virus Vaccinations

BUSINESS | By Nick Perry, Kim Tong-Hyung | Nov 24, 2020

International air travel could come booming back next year but with a new rule: Travelers to certain countries must be vaccinated against the coronavirus before they can fly.

Surprise Federal Drug Rule Directs Insurers to Reveal What They Pay for Prescription Drugs

Surprise Federal Drug Rule Directs Insurers to Reveal What They Pay for Prescription Drugs

BUSINESS | By Harris Meyer | Nov 21, 2020

Health insurance companies will have to give their customers estimated out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs and disclose to the public the negotiated prices they pay for drugs, under an unexpected new Trump administration rule.

Pfizer Seeking Emergency Use of Its COVID-19 Vaccine in US

Pfizer Seeking Emergency Use of Its COVID-19 Vaccine in US

BUSINESS | By Laura Neergard | Nov 20, 2020

The action comes days after Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech announced that its vaccine appears 95% effective at preventing mild to severe COVID-19 disease in a large, ongoing study.

Amazing Benefits of Homeschooling That You Need to Know

Amazing Benefits of Homeschooling That You Need to Know

BUSINESS | Nov 19, 2020

This is just the beginning of the homeschooling era. We make a comparison of the positive and negative aspects of home education.

Pfizer: COVID-19 Shot 95% Effective, Seeking Clearance Soon

Pfizer: COVID-19 Shot 95% Effective, Seeking Clearance Soon

BUSINESS | By Linda A. Johnson | Nov 18, 2020

Pfizer says that more interim results from its ongoing coronavirus vaccine study suggest the shots are 95% effective and that the vaccine protects older people most at risk of dying from COVID-19.

New Icelandic Airline Set to Launch as Early as March 2021

New Icelandic Airline Set to Launch as Early as March 2021

BUSINESS | Nov 17, 2020

MOM Air, a newly launched Icelandic Airline with main destinations between Iceland, Europe, and the U.S., is looking to set off as early as March 2021.

Sydney Puts on a Show for Qantas Centenary

Sydney Puts on a Show for Qantas Centenary

BUSINESS | Nov 17, 2020

Sydney has commemorated Qantas Airways' 100-year anniversary by lighting up its iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge as a larger-than-life birthday cake complete with illuminated candles that were blown out by a Qantas 787 as it did a low level overfly at 1,500'

Amazon Opens Online Pharmacy

Amazon Opens Online Pharmacy

BUSINESS | Nov 17, 2020

The online colossus opened an online pharmacy Tuesday that allows customers to order medication or prescription refills, and have them delivered to the front door in a couple days.

Facebook, Twitter CEOs Facing Questions on Election Measures

Facebook, Twitter CEOs Facing Questions on Election Measures

BUSINESS | By Marcy Gordon | Nov 17, 2020

A Senate panel is calling on the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter to defend their handling of disinformation in the contest between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.

About 90K Sex Abuse Claims Filed in Boy Scouts Bankruptcy

About 90K Sex Abuse Claims Filed in Boy Scouts Bankruptcy

BUSINESS | By David Crary | Nov 16, 2020

Close to 90,000 sexual abuse claims have been filed against the Boy Scouts of America as the Monday deadline arrived for submitting claims in the organization's bankruptcy case.

2nd Coronavirus Vaccine Shows Early Success in U.S. Tests

2nd Coronavirus Vaccine Shows Early Success in U.S. Tests

BUSINESS | By Lauran Neergaard | Nov 16, 2020

For the second time this month, there's promising news from a COVID-19 vaccine candidate: Moderna said Monday its shots provide strong protection, a dash of hope against the grim backdrop of coronavirus surges in the U.S. and around the world.

Brexit: Trade Deal 'May Not Succeed' Before Year End

Brexit: Trade Deal 'May Not Succeed' Before Year End

BUSINESS | By Sylvia Hui | Nov 16, 2020

The U.K.'s chief Brexit negotiator said Sunday before renewed talks that a trade deal with the European Union may not succeed, but he was still hopeful of a resolution.

Lyft's Zimmer Talks Future of Workplace, Electric Vehicles

Lyft's Zimmer Talks Future of Workplace, Electric Vehicles

BUSINESS | By Cathy Bussewitz | Nov 16, 2020

Lyft scored a major victory when California voters passed Proposition 22, allowing app-based companies to treat drivers as contractors. We talked with John Zimmer, president and co-founder of Lyft Inc.

Here Comes Santa Claus - with Face Masks and Plexiglass

Here Comes Santa Claus - with Face Masks and Plexiglass

BUSINESS | By Joseph Pisani | Nov 16, 2020

Despite the pandemic — and the fact that Santa's age and weight put him at high risk for severe illness from the coronavirus — mall owners are going ahead with plans to bring him back this year.

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