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GOP Pushes Bills to Allow Social Media 'Censorship' Lawsuits

GOP Pushes Bills to Allow Social Media 'Censorship' Lawsuits

BUSINESS | By Anthony Izaguirre | Mar 7, 2021

Republican state lawmakers are pushing for social media giants to face costly lawsuits for policing content on their websites.

A Push to Teach Gamblers Which Sport Betting Sites are Legal

A Push to Teach Gamblers Which Sport Betting Sites are Legal

BUSINESS | By Wayne Parry | Mar 7, 2021

A gambling industry group wants to teach consumers how to tell if a particular sports betting or online casino site is legal or not.

Workers Worry about Safety, Stress as States Ease Mask Rules

Workers Worry about Safety, Stress as States Ease Mask Rules

BUSINESS | By Leah Willingham, Michael Liedtke, and Anne D'Innocenzio | Mar 7, 2021

As more jurisdictions lift mask mandates and ease restrictions on businesses, essential workers are concerned they could be less safe s the pandemic continues.

Biden, Dems Prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T Virus Relief Bill

Biden, Dems Prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T Virus Relief Bill

BUSINESS | By Alam Fram | Mar 6, 2021

An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic.

Suitsupply Interprets 'Tongue in Cheek' Literally in New Ad Campaign

Suitsupply Interprets 'Tongue in Cheek' Literally in New Ad Campaign

BUSINESS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Mar 6, 2021

Venerated fashion brand Suitsupply unveiled a new ad campaign today that has, once again, set the internet ablaze.

Study: Employment Rose Among Those in Free Money Experiment

Study: Employment Rose Among Those in Free Money Experiment

BUSINESS | By Adam Beam | Mar 6, 2021

After getting $500 per month for two years without rules on how to spend it, 125 people in California paid off debt, got full-time jobs and reported lower rates of anxiety and depression.

Senate Dems Strike Jobless Aid Deal, Relief Bill OK in Sight

Senate Dems Strike Jobless Aid Deal, Relief Bill OK in Sight

BUSINESS | By Alan Fram | Mar 6, 2021

Senate leaders and moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin struck a deal over emergency jobless benefits, breaking a logjam that had stalled the party's showpiece $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.

Agreement Could Free Robert Indiana's Estate from Lawsuit

Agreement Could Free Robert Indiana's Estate from Lawsuit

BUSINESS | Mar 5, 2021

A New York-based copyright holder that sued the late artist Robert Indiana a day before his death has reached a settlement with his estate and the foundation set up to transform the artist's home into museum.

Out US Rep. Torres to Reintroduce Bill for Data Collection of LGBTQ-Owned Businesses

Out US Rep. Torres to Reintroduce Bill for Data Collection of LGBTQ-Owned Businesses

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Mar 4, 2021

Out U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres of New York said that he would reintroduce a bill requiring data collection about LGBTQ-owned businesses, and called the measure "a natural complement to the Equality Act."

Comic-Con to Remain Virtual in 2021, Cites Financial Strain

Comic-Con to Remain Virtual in 2021, Cites Financial Strain

BUSINESS | Mar 2, 2021

San Diego Comic-Con will remain virtual for the July event, but organizers are planning for a smaller-scale gathering later this year.

Highlights of the COVID-19 Relief Bill Advancing in Congress

Highlights of the COVID-19 Relief Bill Advancing in Congress

BUSINESS | By Kevin Freking | Feb 27, 2021

The House passed a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package early Saturday, 219-212, that includes $1,400 checks for most Americans and billions of dollars for schools, state and local governments and businesses.

Laying Out Data, Netflix Touts its Record on Inclusivity

Laying Out Data, Netflix Touts its Record on Inclusivity

BUSINESS | By Jake Coyle | Feb 26, 2021

Netflix on Friday released a study it commissioned from top academic researchers that shows the streaming giant is outpacing much of the film industry in the inclusivity of its original films and television series.

NY Times Says it Needs Culture Change, Better Inclusion

NY Times Says it Needs Culture Change, Better Inclusion

BUSINESS | By David Bauder | Feb 26, 2021

The New York Times says it needs a culture change to become a better place to work, particularly for people of color.

Black LGBTQ Entrepreneurs Find Success, Community in Atlanta

Black LGBTQ Entrepreneurs Find Success, Community in Atlanta

BUSINESS | By Darian Aaron | Feb 24, 2021

This year's election put Georgia in the spotlight, thanks in no small part to Atlanta voters and surrounding districts. The city's Black LGBTQ entrepreneurs are making waves, too, turning ATL into a can't-miss destination to live and visit.

Trans Models Speak Out Against Sexual Harassment

Trans Models Speak Out Against Sexual Harassment

BUSINESS | By Merryn Johns | Feb 24, 2021

Transgender models continue to make inroads in the fashion industry, but not without risk. Now they're speaking up to advocate for fair and safe working conditions.

What NY Prosecutors Could Learn from Trump's Tax Records

What NY Prosecutors Could Learn from Trump's Tax Records

BUSINESS | By Jim Mustian and David B. Caruso | Feb 23, 2021

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. fought for a year and a half to get access to former President Donald Trump's tax records.

BLM in Italian Fashion Campaign Shows Early Tangible Results

BLM in Italian Fashion Campaign Shows Early Tangible Results

BUSINESS | By Colleen Barry | Feb 23, 2021

A digital runway show by five Italian fashion designers of African origin opens Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday, one tangible result of a campaign launched last summer by the only Black Italian designer belonging to the Milan fashion chamber.

Brewing Up LGBTQ Unity in Coastal Virginia

Brewing Up LGBTQ Unity in Coastal Virginia

BUSINESS | By Kelsy Chauvin | Feb 22, 2021

It may sound daring to open a business during a pandemic. But if you're going to, it may as well be a brewery and bar. Enter out entrepreneur Whitteney Guyton, who's tapping into the best that Coastal Virginia has to offer.

Boeing: 777s with Engine That Blew Apart Should Be Grounded

Boeing: 777s with Engine That Blew Apart Should Be Grounded

BUSINESS | Feb 22, 2021

Boeing has recommended that airlines ground all 777s with the type of engine that blew apart after takeoff from Denver this weekend, and most carriers with the planes in their fleets said they would temporarily pull them from service.

Is the Fragrance Industry Finally Breaking the Gender Binary?

Is the Fragrance Industry Finally Breaking the Gender Binary?

BUSINESS | By Billy McEntee | Feb 22, 2021

Want to smell strong like a man or sweet like a woman? Think again. The fragrance industry is finally catching up regarding outdated olfactory tropes.

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