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Outrage Ensues as Netflix Lays Off Queer, Diverse Staff in 150 Employee Cut

Outrage Ensues as Netflix Lays Off Queer, Diverse Staff in 150 Employee Cut

BUSINESS | By Emell Adolphus | May 30, 2022

Social media was not kind to the streaming giant after learning that employee cuts included entire diversity departments for programming.

Chinatowns More Vibrant after Pandemic, Anti-Asian Violence

Chinatowns More Vibrant after Pandemic, Anti-Asian Violence

BUSINESS | By Terry Tang | May 29, 2022

The one-two punch of the pandemic and racist anti-Asian attacks have influenced the reemergence of various Chinatowns as close-knit hubs of vibrancy and culture.

From Mickey to the MCU and 'Star Wars,' Disney Offers Pride-Themed Merch

From Mickey to the MCU and 'Star Wars,' Disney Offers Pride-Themed Merch

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | May 28, 2022

Unbowed by the punitive actions of anti-LGBTQ+ Florida lawmakers, Disney has introduced a Pride-themed line of merchandise that spans the Magic Kingdom's entertainment empire.

Administration Opposes Airlines in Lawsuit over Crew Breaks

Administration Opposes Airlines in Lawsuit over Crew Breaks

BUSINESS | May 26, 2022

The Biden administration has sided against the airline industry and urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to uphold a California law that would provide more rest and meal breaks for airline crews.

California Parents Could Soon Sue for Social Media Addiction

California Parents Could Soon Sue for Social Media Addiction

BUSINESS | By Adam Beam | May 24, 2022

California could soon hold social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products, permitting parents to sue platforms like Instagram and TikTok.

Consumers Defy Inflation To Support Economy. For How Long?

Consumers Defy Inflation To Support Economy. For How Long?

BUSINESS | By Christopher Rugaber and Anne D'Innocenzio | May 22, 2022

With prices across the economy — from food, gas and rent to cars, airfares and hotel rooms — soaring at their fastest pace in decades, you might think Americans would tap the brakes on spending. Not so far.

Consumers Shift Again, Flummoxing Big Retailers Like Target

Consumers Shift Again, Flummoxing Big Retailers Like Target

BUSINESS | By Anne D'Innocenzio | May 19, 2022

The pandemic vastly changed the way Americans spend money and now as they return to pre-pandemic behavior, they're tripping up retailers again.

Judge: Regulators Wrong to Ban Beer Label that Had Naked Man

Judge: Regulators Wrong to Ban Beer Label that Had Naked Man

BUSINESS | May 18, 2022

North Carolina regulators were wrong to reject a beer label that featured a silhouette of a naked man standing next to a campfire, a federal judge has ruled.

Starbucks to Cover Travel Costs for Employees Seeking Gender Confirmation, Abortion

Starbucks to Cover Travel Costs for Employees Seeking Gender Confirmation, Abortion

BUSINESS | By Michelle Chapman and Dee-Ann Durbin | May 17, 2022

Starbucks said Monday it will pay the travel expenses for U.S. employees to access abortion and gender-confirmation procedures if those services aren't available within 100 miles of a worker's home.

As Musk Buyout Looms, Twitter Searches for its Soul

As Musk Buyout Looms, Twitter Searches for its Soul

BUSINESS | By Barbara Ortutay | May 15, 2022

For Elon Musk, its ultimate troll and perhaps most prolific user whose buyout of the company is on increasingly shaky ground, Twitter is a "de facto town square" in dire need of a libertarian makeover.

Google Adopts an Apple-Like Approach for Its Pixel Products

Google Adopts an Apple-Like Approach for Its Pixel Products

BUSINESS | May 12, 2022

Google on Wednesday took a big step toward pushing its Pixel product line-up down a road already paved by Apple and its array of trendsetting devices.

Elon Musk, an Erratic Visionary, Revels in Contradiction

Elon Musk, an Erratic Visionary, Revels in Contradiction

BUSINESS | By Tom Krisher, Michael Liedtke and Adam Geller | May 11, 2022

As the uproar over Elon Musk's $44 billion buyout of Twitter reaches a crescendo, another Musk drama, still chaotic four years after it began, has been back in court.

House Votes to Let Aides Unionize, Bargain Collectively

House Votes to Let Aides Unionize, Bargain Collectively

BUSINESS | By Kevin Freking | May 11, 2022

The House approved a resolution Tuesday that will pave the way for letting congressional staff join a union and engage in collective bargaining.

Musk Says He's 'Aligned' with EU Approach to Digital Rules

Musk Says He's 'Aligned' with EU Approach to Digital Rules

BUSINESS | By Kelvin Chan | May 11, 2022

Elon Musk, who is offering to buy Twitter, has given his support to a new European Union law aimed at protecting social media users from harmful content after he met with the bloc's single market chief.

Musk Says He Would Reverse Twitter's Ban of Donald Trump

Musk Says He Would Reverse Twitter's Ban of Donald Trump

BUSINESS | By Matt O'Brien, Kelvin Chan and Tom Krisher | May 10, 2022

Elon Musk said he will reverse Twitter's permanent ban of former President Donald Trump if the Tesla CEO follows through with his plan to buy the social media company.

Reports: Grindr Merging with Acquisition Firm, Going Public

Reports: Grindr Merging with Acquisition Firm, Going Public

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | May 10, 2022

Gay dating app Grindr is merging with an acquisition company and going public.

Target Accused of Selling 'Silence = Death' Pride Shirt Without ACT UP's Permission

Target Accused of Selling 'Silence = Death' Pride Shirt Without ACT UP's Permission

BUSINESS | By Emell Adolphus | May 10, 2022

Target is in hot water with LGBTQ rights organizations over its new Pride shirt.

Pulitzer Prizes Award Washington Post for Jan. 6 Coverage

Pulitzer Prizes Award Washington Post for Jan. 6 Coverage

BUSINESS | By Deepti Hajela | May 9, 2022

The Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize in public service journalism Monday for its coverage of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Biden Announces Program Offering Discounted Internet Service

Biden Announces Program Offering Discounted Internet Service

BUSINESS | By Aamer Madhani and Will Weissert | May 9, 2022

President Joe Biden announced Monday a program that could effectively make tens of millions of households eligible for free service through an already existing federal subsidy.

Workers Grapple with New Stresses as They Return to Office

Workers Grapple with New Stresses as They Return to Office

BUSINESS | By Anne D'Innocenzio | May 9, 2022

As more companies mandate a return to the office, workers must readjust to pre-pandemic rituals like long commutes, juggling child care and physically interacting with colleagues.

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