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11:13 a.m. March 20, 2021 - By Richard Eisenberg
Live positive, age positive: The secret to wealth and health as you grow older The author of ‘The Power of Positive Aging’ talks about coping with cancer, protecting your immune system, and how aging is merely an ‘inconvenience’The author of a new book says that a positive mindset helps you cope with serious challenges as you age.
8:27 a.m. Dec. 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Why cinema will survive the coronavirus pandemic In the end, our emotional attachment to moviegoing will fuel a recovery from 2020’s coronavirus-driven slumpCinema will survive the 2020 pandemic, but the uncertain outlook will create casualties.
8:30 a.m. Nov. 23, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
DPW's stock skyrockets after Coolisys EV charger sub sets up fast-food franchisee partner programShares of DPW Holdings Inc. rocketed 163.9% on massive volume in midday trading Monday, enough to make them the best performer on major U.S. exchanges, after the investor in disruptive technologies said its Coolisys Technologies Corp. subsidiary established a program to get its electric vehicle (EV) chargers into national fast-food restaurants. Trading volume soared to 145.6 million shares, compared with the full-day average of about 2.6 million shares. DPW said it expects the program to allow owners of fast-food franchises to install the ACECool EV chargers and share in the revenue from advertising and network usage. Coolisys expects to launch the program in California, Nevada and Canada, with the unveiling of "a national fast-food network" partner, that forms a part of the network with over 1,000 locations. Other partners are expected to be announced in the first quarter of 2021. "We look forward to the potential changes coming from increased demand for EVs and the recent trends related to government support of the electrification of transport," said Coolisys Chief Executive Amos Kohn. DPW's stock has run up 189.7% over the past three months, while shares of rival EV charger company Blink Charging Co. has rocketed 327.9% and the S&P 500 has gained 4.9%.
5:33 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - Associated Press
NFL urged by players association to replace all artificial-surface fields with natural grass Noncontact knee and ankle injuries occur more frequently on synthetic surfaces, according to an analysis of the league’s official injury reports The NFL Players Association president cited the league’s official injury reports from 2012 to 2018.
4:15 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Ford names John Lawler CFO and unveils organizational changesFord Motor Co. named John Lawler as its chief financial officer on Thursday, and unveiled organizational changes under new CEO Jim Farley. Lawler was most recently CEO of Ford Autonomous Vehicles and has been at Ford for 30 years. The executive is replacing Tim Stone, who is leaving the company. Farley said the company is aiming to turn around its automotive business by allocating capital to its strongest franchises and high-growth opportunities. The company will add more affordable vehicles to its global line-up and give more decision-making power to its regional business units. The car maker will add a suite of software services that aim to drive loyalty and generate recurring revenue streams. The company is aiming to achieve adjusted EBITDA of 8% of revenue with strong adjusted free cash flow. Shares were up 1.4% in premarket trade, but have fallen 28% in the year to date, while the S&P 500 has gained 4%.
7:21 a.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - Associated Press
More than 50 Black McDonald’s franchise owners sue company for discrimination The lawsuit alleges McDonald’s steered Black franchisees to stores in inner-city neighborhoods with lower sales volumeThe former McDonald’s franchise owners are suing the burger chain, saying the company steered them to less-profitable restaurants and didn’t give them the same support and opportunities given white franchisees.
3:15 a.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - By Tonya Garcia
Papa John’s CEO highlights ‘resiliency’ of the pizza business as revenue reaches record level Papa John’s stock climbs more than 19% as North American same-store sales soar 28%Papa John’s Chief Executive Rob Lynch says the pizza business can withstand the challenges of recession and other economic troubles.
2:04 p.m. July 23, 2020 - Associated Press
MLB and players’ union agree to expand playoffs to 16 teams this season More than half of teams will now make postseasonMajor League Baseball and the players’ union agreed Thursday to expand the playoffs from 10 teams to 16 for the pandemic-delayed season, a person familiar with the deal said, a decision that makes it likely teams with losing records will reach the postseason
11:14 a.m. July 23, 2020 - By Weston Blasi
Two ways Washington changing its ‘Redskins’ nickname could make the team money Team owner Daniel Snyder is likely to profit from changing the nickname of his franchiseAfter immense public pressure from both fans and sponsors, the professional football team in Washington, D.C. will have a new name.
5:16 a.m. July 13, 2020 - Associated Press
Washington, D.C., NFL team officially ‘retires’ the name Redskins ‘Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo,’ the team said in a statement‘Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo,’ the team said in a statement.
6:21 a.m. July 7, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Lawmakers and Transportation Secretary’s family-owned business collectively received millions of dollars in PPP loans The Trump administration issued a ‘blanket approval’ ruling in mid-April that allowed lawmakers to avoid an ethical review for potential conflicts of interest when applying for a PPP loanThe Trump administration issued a ‘blanket approval’ ruling in mid-April that allowed lawmakers to avoid an ethical review for potential conflicts of interest when applying for a PPP loan.
3:57 a.m. July 2, 2020 - By Dawn Pennington
What a long, strange trip summer vacation will be this year Social-distancing prudence means we’ll drive or stay at home, and we’ll use media more than ever Social-distancing prudence means we’ll drive or stay at home, and we’ll use media more than ever, writes Dawn Pennington.
5:16 a.m. June 21, 2020 - By Weston Blasi
Can the federal government block the NFL from playing its season? And other burning questions about the NFL’s bid to return What we know and don’t know about the 2020 NFL season amid the pandemicThe NFL is planning to play its full 2020-21 season, beginning with the season opener between the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans on Sept. 10.
8:40 a.m. June 18, 2020 - By Emily Bary
Spotify stock surges after landing podcast deals with Kim Kardashian, DCSpotify Technology SA shares [S: SPOT] are up more than 12% in Thursday trading amid optimism for a series of podcast deals. The company announced Tuesday that it was partnering with Warner Bros. and DC to create and distribute exclusive narrative podcasts focused on the DC universe. "In addition to producing narratives based on existing characters and franchises from across Warner Bros. and DC, the two entities will also collaborate with Spotify to create new programming from original intellectual property," Spotify said in a blog post. The Wall Street Journal reported late Wednesday that the company had also reached a deal with Kim Kardashian West . Spotify is deepening its involvement in podcasts and agreed to purchase sports-content brand The Ringer earlier this year in an attempt to build out its sports vertical. Spotify shares are up 86% over the past three months as the S&P 500 has added 30%.
10:36 a.m. June 2, 2020 - By Wallace Witkowski
Zynga acquisition of Peak Games meets with analyst approval Shares retreat from eight-year high following deal’s announcementZynga Inc. shares retreat from their recent eight-year highs Tuesday as analysts digest the social gaming company’s most recent acquisition and see it as a long-term boon.
10:34 a.m. May 28, 2020 - Associated Press
Scott Boras tells MLB players not to ‘bail out the owners’ ‘Let owners take some of their record revenues and profits from the past several years and pay you the prorated salaries you agreed to accept,’ he wrote to his clients‘Let owners take some of their record revenues and profits from the past several years and pay you the prorated salaries you agreed to accept,’ he wrote to his clients.
6:43 p.m. May 24, 2020 - Associated Press
NBA in talks with Disney to resume season at ESPN complex in Florida Details still need to be worked out; campus has multiple arenas, plentiful hotel roomsThe NBA is in talks with The Walt Disney Company on a single-site scenario for a resumption of play in Central Florida in late July, the clearest sign yet that the league believes the season can continue amid the coronavirus pandemic.
9:45 a.m. May 19, 2020 - By Emily Bary
Apple has been acquiring some older shows to help bulk up Apple TV+ library: reportApple Inc. has been in talks about licensing older TV and movie content as it looks to bulk up its Apple TV+ library, . The report, which cites multiple anonymous sources, said that Apple has also acquired some shows and movies, though it "hasn't yet acquired any huge franchises or blockbusters for its back catalog." The move comes as the company is trying to compete with Netflix Inc. , Walt Disney Co.'s Disney+, and other streaming rivals that have sizable arsenals of older content in addition to new original programming. Apple launched its TV+ service in November and charges $4.99 a month for the service, though it has been offering a year of the service for free to customers who purchase Apple hardware devices like iPhones, Macs, and iPads. The company didn't immediate respond to MarketWatch's request for comment. Apple shares are up 0.9% in Tuesday trading. They've lost 2.3% over the past three months as the Dow Jones Industrial Average , of which Apple is a component, has shed 16%.
4:59 a.m. May 2, 2020 - By Mike Murphy
AMC vows to bar Universal movies from its theaters after video-on-demand comments Theater chain lashes out after NBCUniversal CEO says its future releases will be released both in theaters and digitallyAMC Entertainment, the world’s largest movie-theater chain, said Tuesday it will no longer play any movies from Universal Pictures after comments by NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell that the entertainment giant plans to release future movies directly to homes on-demand.
8:43 a.m. April 30, 2020 - By Jaimy Lee
The pandemic has shifted focus to remdesivir, but HIV drugs will return to center stage for Gilead Gilead in the age of COVID-19: Investors will pay close attention to what the company says about what’s next for its experimental drug remdesivir, as well as its HIV portfolio and oncology ambitionsIf this pandemic is going to have a savior, investors are betting that Gilead Sciences Inc. is their personal Jesus.
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