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Apple Unveils New iPhones for Faster 5G Wireless Networks

Apple Unveils New iPhones for Faster 5G Wireless Networks

BUSINESS | By Michael Liedtke and Tali Arbel | Oct 13, 2020

Apple unveiled four new iPhones equipped with technology for use with faster new 5G wireless networks.

Southwest Airlines to Expand to Houston and Chicago in 2021

Southwest Airlines to Expand to Houston and Chicago in 2021

BUSINESS | Oct 13, 2020

Southwest Airlines said Monday it will expand in Houston and Chicago by starting flights to those cities' largest airports, stepping up its head-to-head competition against bigger airlines.

Fashion and Textile Industries Keen to Go Green Despite Pandemic

Fashion and Textile Industries Keen to Go Green Despite Pandemic

BUSINESS | Oct 13, 2020

New research reveals the extent of the global fashion industry's commitment to sustainability, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Disney Reorg to Further Bolster Company's Focus on Streaming

Disney Reorg to Further Bolster Company's Focus on Streaming

BUSINESS | By Tali Arbel | Oct 13, 2020

Disney said Monday that it is reorganizing its business units to focus even more on streaming.

Gay Man Comes Up with a Solution for Straight Men with Hot Dog Shame

Gay Man Comes Up with a Solution for Straight Men with Hot Dog Shame

BUSINESS | Oct 10, 2020

A gay man from Vermont has come up with a solution for straight men with shame when they eat hot dogs. His latest "unnecessary invention" hit Twitter and has generated many comments.

Trump Administration Targets Diversity Hiring by Contractors

Trump Administration Targets Diversity Hiring by Contractors

BUSINESS | Oct 9, 2020

American companies promising to hire more Black employees in leadership roles and teach their workforce about racism are getting a message from President Donald Trump's administration.

Suit: Amazon Discriminated Against Pregnant Trans Employee

Suit: Amazon Discriminated Against Pregnant Trans Employee

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 8, 2020

A suit that's now in federal court alleges that a pregnant transgender worker at an Amazon warehouse faced discrimination on the job.

Stocks Rise as Trump Tweets on Stimulus Keep Market Spinning

Stocks Rise as Trump Tweets on Stimulus Keep Market Spinning

BUSINESS | By Stan Choe | Oct 7, 2020

Stocks are recovering on Wall Street Wednesday after President Donald Trump appeared to backtrack on his decision to halt talks on another rescue effort for the economy.

Stocks Drop After President Trump Calls Off Stimulus Talks

Stocks Drop After President Trump Calls Off Stimulus Talks

BUSINESS | By Stan Choe and Damian J. Troise | Oct 6, 2020

Stocks dropped suddenly on Wall Street Tuesday afternoon after President Donald Trump ordered a stop to negotiations with Democrats over another round of stimulus for the economy.

'Dune' Ditches 2020, While AMC Commits to Staying Open

'Dune' Ditches 2020, While AMC Commits to Staying Open

BUSINESS | Oct 6, 2020

The 2020 theatrical release calendar is getting even slimmer in the wake of the announcement that Regal cinemas are temporarily closing, although AMC, North America's largest theater chain, says it will remain open.

Group Sues to Block California Boardroom Diversity Law

Group Sues to Block California Boardroom Diversity Law

BUSINESS | By Brian Melley | Oct 6, 2020

A conservative legal group announced Monday that it sued to block California's first-in-the-nation law that requires hundreds of corporations based in the state to have directors from racial or sexual minorities on their boards.

Hundreds of Regal, Cineworld Movie Theaters to Close

Hundreds of Regal, Cineworld Movie Theaters to Close

BUSINESS | Oct 5, 2020

Shares in the company that owns the Regal, Cineworld and Picturehouse movie theaters fell as much as 58% after it said it will temporarily close the venues because the postponement of the latest James Bond film.

Pandemic Pushes Start of Holiday Shopping Earlier Than Ever

Pandemic Pushes Start of Holiday Shopping Earlier Than Ever

BUSINESS | By Joseph Pisani, Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 5, 2020

Add last-minute holiday shopping to the list of time-honored traditions being upended by the coronavirus pandemic

Cineworld May Close US and UK Theaters after Bond Film Delay

Cineworld May Close US and UK Theaters after Bond Film Delay

BUSINESS | Oct 4, 2020

Cinema chain Cineworld said Sunday it is considering closing all its movie theaters in Britain and the United States, after the postponement of the new James Bond film left a big hole in schedules.

Long-Term Jobless Caught in a Squeeze that Imperils Recovery

Long-Term Jobless Caught in a Squeeze that Imperils Recovery

BUSINESS | By Christopher Rugaber and Alexandra Olson | Oct 4, 2020

For millions of Americans, unemployment has stretched from weeks into months, and it's become painfully unclear when, if ever, their jobs will come back.

Pope: Market Capitalism Has Failed in Pandemic, Needs Reform

Pope: Market Capitalism Has Failed in Pandemic, Needs Reform

BUSINESS | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 4, 2020

Pope Francis says the coronavirus pandemic has proven that the "magic theories" of market capitalism have failed and that the world needs a new type of politics that promotes dialogue and solidarity.

Chicago's Boystown Drops Moniker, Embraces Greater Inclusiveness

Chicago's Boystown Drops Moniker, Embraces Greater Inclusiveness

BUSINESS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 3, 2020

After a recent survey, Northalsted Business Alliance will retire the use of the "Boystown" moniker in marketing for the Chicago neighborhood in order to be more inclusive and welcoming.

Pre-Election Economy: Unemployment Falls, but Hiring Slows

Pre-Election Economy: Unemployment Falls, but Hiring Slows

BUSINESS | By Christopher Rugaber | Oct 3, 2020

The final jobs report before Election Day a month from now showed hiring slowed in September even as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.9% — a mixed result for President Donald Trump.

Old Drug Turned 'Cash Cow' as Company Pumped Price to $40K a Vial

Old Drug Turned 'Cash Cow' as Company Pumped Price to $40K a Vial

BUSINESS | By Michael McAuliff | Oct 3, 2020

The seizure drug Acthar was a "premium-priced product" with a "robust cash flow profile" that would help the company "achieve aspirational goals with a single transaction," according to the company's internal discussions.

To Free Doctors From Computers, Far-Flung Scribes Are Now Taking Notes For Them

To Free Doctors From Computers, Far-Flung Scribes Are Now Taking Notes For Them

BUSINESS | By Sarah Kwon | Oct 2, 2020

Augmedix, a startup with 1,000 medical scribes in South Asia and the U.S., is part of a growing industry that profits from a confluence of health care trends — including, now, the pandemic — that are dispersing patient care around the globe.

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