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AMC to Charge More for Good Seats in Movie Theaters

AMC to Charge More for Good Seats in Movie Theaters

BUSINESS | By Jake Coyle | Feb 7, 2023

Middle seats at many U.S. movie theaters just got more expensive.

Retailers Try to Curb Theft While not Angering Shoppers

Retailers Try to Curb Theft While not Angering Shoppers

BUSINESS | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Feb 7, 2023

Across the retail landscape, businesses have been putting items under lock and key as a quick way to stop thieves.

National Enquirer, Ensnared in 'Catch-and-kill,' is Sold

National Enquirer, Ensnared in 'Catch-and-kill,' is Sold

BUSINESS | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Feb 7, 2023

The National Enquirer, the scandal-plagued tabloid that engaged in "catch-and-kill" practices to bury stories about Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, has been sold.

Fact Focus: Egg Shortage Breeds Chicken-feed Conspiracies

Fact Focus: Egg Shortage Breeds Chicken-feed Conspiracies

BUSINESS | By Josh Kelety | Feb 6, 2023

A theory gained steam on Facebook, TikTok and Twitter in which some users reported that their hens stopped laying eggs and speculated that common chicken feed products were the cause.

Disney World Unions Vote Down Offer Covering 45,000 Workers

Disney World Unions Vote Down Offer Covering 45,000 Workers

BUSINESS | By Mike Schneider | Feb 6, 2023

Union members voted down a contract proposal covering tens of thousands of Walt Disney World service workers, saying it didn't go far enough toward helping employees face cost-of-living hikes.

Ex-aide Says Elon Musk had 'Handshake Deal' for Tesla Buyout

Ex-aide Says Elon Musk had 'Handshake Deal' for Tesla Buyout

BUSINESS | By Michael Liedtke | Feb 2, 2023

Elon Musk's former chief of staff on Wednesday testified that the billionaire believed he had a "handshake deal" to take Tesla private in 2018.

Biden Goes after Fees Levied for Flights, Hotels and Tickets

Biden Goes after Fees Levied for Flights, Hotels and Tickets

BUSINESS | By David Koenig | Feb 2, 2023

President Joe Biden took swipes at airlines and hotels Wednesday as he called on Congress to limit certain extra charges they impose on consumers.

PayPal to Cut 2,000 Jobs in Latest Tech Company Cost-cutting

PayPal to Cut 2,000 Jobs in Latest Tech Company Cost-cutting

BUSINESS | Feb 1, 2023

PayPal said Tuesday it will trim about 7% of its total workforce, or about 2,000 full-time workers, as the company contends with what it calls "the challenging macro-economic environment."

Elon Musk's Tesla Tweet Trial Delves into Investor Damages

Elon Musk's Tesla Tweet Trial Delves into Investor Damages

BUSINESS | By Michael Liedtke | Feb 1, 2023

An Elon Musk tweet declaring he had the financing to take Tesla private in 2018 caused billions of dollars in investor damages after the deal collapsed, according to estimates presented Tuesday.

Treasury to Increase Borrowing Amid Debt Ceiling Standoff

Treasury to Increase Borrowing Amid Debt Ceiling Standoff

BUSINESS | By Fatima Hussein | Jan 31, 2023

The Treasury Department said Monday it plans to increase its borrowing during the first three months of 2023, even as the federal government is bumping up against a $31.4 trillion limit.

Elon Musk's Mysterious Ways on Display in Tesla Tweet Trial

Elon Musk's Mysterious Ways on Display in Tesla Tweet Trial

BUSINESS | By Michael Liedtke | Jan 30, 2023

Elon Musk's enigmatic personality and unconventional tactics are emerging as key exhibits in a trial revolving around one of his most polarizing pursuits — tweeting.

Elon Musk's Tweeting Style Seizes Spotlight in Tesla Trial

Elon Musk's Tweeting Style Seizes Spotlight in Tesla Trial

BUSINESS | By Michael Liedtke | Jan 26, 2023

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's impulsive and sometimes inflammatory usage of Twitter took center stage Wednesday in a trial focused on whether he misled investors with 2018 tweets.

War on Drugs Locked Him Up; Now He's a Cannabis Entrepreneur

War on Drugs Locked Him Up; Now He's a Cannabis Entrepreneur

BUSINESS | By Bobby Caina Calvan | Jan 25, 2023

At age 50, Roland Conner has opened the state's first legal cannabis dispensary to be run by someone previously punished under New York's old, prohibitionist drug laws.

Elon Musk Defiantly Defends Himself in Tesla Tweet Trial

Elon Musk Defiantly Defends Himself in Tesla Tweet Trial

BUSINESS | By Michael Liedtke | Jan 25, 2023

Elon Musk returned to federal court and defiantly insisted Tuesday he could have pulled off a buyout of Tesla, had he wanted.

Mars Pauses Using M&Ms 'Spokescandies,' Enlists Maya Rudolph

Mars Pauses Using M&Ms 'Spokescandies,' Enlists Maya Rudolph

BUSINESS | By Mae Anderson | Jan 24, 2023

Mars says it's pausing using its trademark M&M's spokescandies and has enlisted actor and comedian Maya Rudolph to star in its marketing efforts, including its Super Bowl ad campaign.

3M Cutting about 2,500 Manufacturing Jobs Globally

3M Cutting about 2,500 Manufacturing Jobs Globally

BUSINESS | By Michelle Chapman | Jan 24, 2023

3M, maker of Post-it notes, industrial coatings and ceramics, is cutting about 2,500 manufacturing jobs worldwide as it looks to align itself with adjusted production volumes.

Elon Musk: Tweets about Taking Tesla Private Weren't Fraud

Elon Musk: Tweets about Taking Tesla Private Weren't Fraud

BUSINESS | By Barbara Ortutay | Jan 24, 2023

Elon Musk returned to federal court Monday in San Francisco, testifying that he believed he had locked up financial backing to take Tesla private during 2018 meetings.

Biden's Next Climate Hurdle: Enticing Americans to Buy Green

Biden's Next Climate Hurdle: Enticing Americans to Buy Green

BUSINESS | By Chris Megerian, Hannah Fingerhut, and Matthew Daly | Jan 23, 2023

President Joe Biden persuaded Democrats in Congress to provide hundreds of billions of dollars to fight climate change. Now comes another formidable task.

Tyson, Others, Lose Oklahoma Lawsuit over Poultry Pollution

Tyson, Others, Lose Oklahoma Lawsuit over Poultry Pollution

BUSINESS | By Ken Miller | Jan 20, 2023

The world's largest poultry producer, Tyson Foods, is among nearly a dozen poultry companies that have less than two months to reach agreement with the state of Oklahoma on how to clean a watershed.

Flavored Cannabis Marketing is Criticized for Targeting Kids

Flavored Cannabis Marketing is Criticized for Targeting Kids

BUSINESS | By Bobby Caina Calvan | Jan 20, 2023

As cannabis shops proliferate across the country, concerns are growing over the packaging and marketing of flavored cannabis that critics say could entice children.

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