Disney Announces Asia-Pacific Originals In Its Bid To Compete With Netflix

Disney announced its new slate of Asia-Pacific content this week for streaming platform Disney+, which will include 18 originals. “Snowdrop,” starring Jung Hae-in and BLACKPINK’s Jisoo will soon be released on its platform, along with police academy drama “Rookies” featuring K-pop star Kang Daniel. With competitor Netflix’s NFLX major investments in Asian original content paying […]

Experiential Retailer Camp Widens Its Playing Field With New Mall Store

Camp, the company that is reinventing toy retailing, is continuing its expansion push, with a new store in one of the East Coast’s largest malls. The new location in a high-profile shopping center – Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J. – could play a key role in accelerating Camp’s expansion to other parts of […]

Fashion In 3D: An Opportunity For Greater Innovation

Fashion and culture go hand in hand, but some believe that the retail and fashion industries aren’t always as up to speed technologically as they are at the forefront of culture, that is depending on the brand of course. As companies adapt to technological acceleration and see a need to explore new ways to connect […]

The Sacramento Kings Need To Get Serious About Roster Construction

2006. Most Sacramento Kings fans know the year by heart, and what it represents. It was the last year the franchise made it to the NBA Playoffs. There are children who since then have been born, and are already in high school. Kings guard Jahmi’us Ramsey was just four years old when Sacramento got bounced […]

KLM CFO Looks To The Future Amid Airline’s 102nd Birthday Celebrations

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, like other international airlines, had to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic’s changing regulations and fear-inducing headlines while sustaining its business. As travel slowly returns, the airline is well-positioned to meet the growing demand. The airline recently introduced an interactive Covid-19 map that helps passengers understand the constantly updated entry requirements for countries […]

‘The Forgotten Battle’: An Immersive New Dutch Movie On WWII On Netflix

The Forgotten Battle (De Slag Om De Schelde), Netflix’s NFLX first Dutch film, has jumped to the streamer’s Top 10 list in many countries, including Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, the U.S., and France, one day after its release on October 15. The war film won five awards for Editing, Cinematography, Production Design, […]

Bill Clinton Discharged From Hospital After Suffering Infection

Topline Former President Bill Clinton was discharged from a hospital in California Sunday, the doctor overseeing his treatment said, after spending several days there with an infection that had spread to his bloodstream. Key Facts Clinton left UC Irvine Medical Center on Sunday and will return home to New York to recover there, Dr. Alpesh […]

Fauci Says People Should Feel Free To ‘Enjoy The Holidays’ With Family This Year — Especially If They’re All Vaccinated

Topline Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that Americans, particularly those who are fully vaccinated, shouldn’t hesitate to spend holidays with their families this year amid the Covid-19 pandemic, clarifying earlier comments he had made that expressed more doubt about whether people could safely gather. Key Facts Fauci said on ABC’s This Week he “believe[s] strongly” […]

Hollywood’s Behind-the-Scenes Workers Reach Deal, Averting Strike

The tentative agreement came hours before a strike deadline and avoids a production shutdown at TV and movie studios already scrambling to make up for time lost in the pandemic. LOS ANGELES — You might say that the people behind the cameras have found their voices. Late Saturday, a union representing Hollywood’s version of blue-collar […]

The Tech That Connects Music Makers All Over The World

Collaboration has always been at the heart of making music. Thanks to a new generate of collaborative music apps, musicians can continue creating music together, even when a global pandemic has kept them apart. One example is Endlesss. Launched at the beginning of lockdown last year, the platform combines software recreations of drum machines, samplers, […]

The Week in Business: Workers Flex Their Muscles

Giacomo BagnaraWhat’s Up? (Oct. 10-16)Workers Find Leverage More employees quit their jobs in August than in any month in the last two decades, the Labor Department reported on Tuesday. As many businesses struggle to hire, the surge in quitting is one of several signs that workers have more leverage in the labor market. Average hourly […]

Roblox, the Gaming Site, Wants to Grow Up Without Sacrificing Child Safety

The company, which went public earlier this year, has lessons for other internet outfits aiming to attract younger users even as its own audience gets older. SAN FRANCISCO — As Dave Baszucki, the chief executive of the gaming company Roblox, took the stage at a conference hosted by his company on Thursday, he reflected on […]

Will New Covid Treatments Be as Elusive for Poor Countries as Vaccines?

Merck has taken a step to make its antiviral pill available in poor nations, but many obstacles remain for broad access to coronavirus drugs. Nearly a year after the first Covid-19 vaccination campaigns began, the vast majority of the shots have gone to people in wealthy nations, with no clear path toward resolving the disparity. […]

Braves-Dodgers Series Quickly Becomes Battle Of The Bullpens

Just a few innings into the opener of the 2021 National League Championship Series, it was obvious the best-of-seven series would become a battle of the bullpens. The Los Angeles Dodgers, fresh off their last-inning, 2-1 win Thursday in a scintillating NL Division Series over the San Francisco Giants, even resorted to a “bullpen game,” […]

AEW Dynamite Results: Winners, News And Notes On October 16, 2021

AEW Saturday Night Dynamite advertised Malakai Black vs. Dante Martin, The Lucha Brothers vs. a masked tag team for the AAA Tag Team Championships, Jon Moxley vs. Wheeler Yuta, Bryan Danielson vs. Bobby Fish, Kiera Hogan vs. Penelope Ford and The Super Kliq (Adam Cole and The Young Bucks) vs. The Dark Order (Jon Silver, […]

Hollywood’s Behind-the-Scenes Workers Reach Deal on New Contract

The tentative deal averts a strike set for Monday and a production shutdown at television and movie studios already scrambling to make up for time lost in the pandemic. LOS ANGELES — You might say that the people behind the cameras have found their voices. Late Saturday, a union representing Hollywood’s version of blue-collar workers […]

Even If They Win, Atlanta Braves Figure To Have Different 2022 Roster

Even before the Atlanta Braves opened the 2021 National League Championship Series at Truist Park Saturday, many fans who filled the Cobb County ballpark wondered whether this series might be the last hurrah for the NL East champions. The lineup figures to be considerably different next year – even if star first baseman Freddie Freeman […]

Report: China Has Tested A Nuclear Missile That Can Dodge American Radars

China reportedly has tested an orbital vehicle that, fitted with a nuclear warhead, could strike the United States from the south, effectively evading many of the U.S. military’s early-warning radars. Financial Times journalists Demetri Sevastopulo and Kathrin Hille first reported the August test of the potential fractional orbital bombardment system, or FOBS. As its name […]

Social Protection Is Helping To Drive Food Security In The Caribbean

Centenarian, Cephas Jack, leans in to speak with United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP) Communications Officer, Carla Alleyne, his face hidden away by an oversized white mask and cap. In the vicinity of the whitewashed walls that surround him, are remnants of the devastating eruption of the La Soufrière volcano in Saint Vincent and […]

Democrats Weigh Carbon Tax After Manchin Rejects Key Climate Provision

Faced with the likely demise of a central pillar of President Biden’s agenda, the White House and outraged lawmakers are scrambling to find alternatives. WASHINGTON — Some House and Senate Democrats, smarting from a move by Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, to kill a major element of President Biden’s climate plan, are […]

8 Great Movies To Stream Before They Leave Netflix At The End Of October

On the first day of each month, the world’s biggest streaming platforms—from Netflix NFLX  to Hulu to Amazon Prime to HBO—add a number of new titles to their movie libraries. And Netflix has been especially active this month, and will continue to add dozens of new movies to its database throughout the month of October. But […]

Robert Durst Reportedly On Ventilator After Contracting Covid-19

Topline Robert Durst, the estranged scion of a billionaire New York real estate family, is on a ventilator after testing positive for Covid-19, according to multiple reports, just days after he was sentenced to lifetime in prison without parole for killing his friend Susan Berman. Key Facts Durst’s attorney Dick DeGuerin told the Los Angeles […]

New ‘The Batman’ Trailer Teases Grim Reboot Of Dark Reboot

Going dark and gritty yet again can’t help but cause Matt Reeves’ The Batman to draw comparisons to Chris Nolan’s Batman Begins. Well, this looks like a Batman movie. Or, more specifically, this looks like a Chris Nolan Batman movie. We’ve got Robert Pattinson sounding a lot like Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne (close your eyes […]

What’s next for the business of longevity?

DealBook spoke with the Harvard researcher and biotech founder David Sinclair about the opportunities and challenges of hacking the human lifespan. Investors including Larry Ellison, Jeff Bezos and Peter Thiel have spent billions on the business of living longer. The appeal is clear: more time to spend with loved ones, achieve goals and enjoy new […]

Instagram Struggles With Fears of Losing Its ‘Pipeline’: Young Users

The app, hailed as Facebook’s growth engine, has privately wrestled with retaining and engaging teenagers, according to internal documents. SAN FRANCISCO — When Instagram reached one billion users in 2018, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, called it “an amazing success.” The photo-sharing app, which Facebook owns, was widely hailed as a hit with young people […]

Three New Adventure Movies To Watch Now

Travel is still in a pandemic funk. And that means the safest way to settle our wanderlust is virtual. Fortunately there are some great new adventure films that you can watch from home or in your local theaters. Want to go rock climbing in Arizona? How about scaling some of North America’s most dangerous summits […]

Friday Box Office: Michael Myers Wounds James Bond And Venom

No Time to Die earned another $7.2 million on Friday to place second behind Halloween Kills ($21 million). That’s a 69% Friday drop from the film’s $23.3 million opening day (including $6.3 million in Thursday previews), which is on par with Quantum of Solace in 2008 (-68% from its $27 million first-Friday gross) but a […]

The X-Factor For All 30 NBA Teams In The 2021-22 Season

The NBA’s stars get all the attention, whether it’s LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry or any of the other perennial MVP candidates. But you can bet that on the way to crowning the next league champion in June, a lower-profile player will play a decisive role. With the regular season set to begin on […]

‘Fiscal Justice Ratings’ Fight Police Brutality With Finance

A new project aims to incorporate the cost of lawsuit settlements and inequality when rating municipal bonds. The DealBook newsletter delves into a single topic or theme every weekend, providing reporting and analysis that offers a better understanding of an important issue in the news. If you don’t already receive the daily newsletter, sign up […]

The Role of Public Policy in Rural Community Economic Development

By Paula Jensen My husband is a mechanic. The tools of his trade are important to his work. He has a large toolbox with many drawers lined in soft black padding. His tools lay clean and organized inside each drawer for easy access when he needs the right tool for a job. Yet, when things […]

Short on Staff, Some Hospices Ask New Patients To Wait

Anne Cotton had enjoyed her years at an assisted living facility in Corvallis, Ore. But at 89, her health problems began to mount: heart failure, weakness from post-polio syndrome, a 30-pound weight loss in a year. “I’m in a wheelchair,” she said. “I’m getting weaker. I’m having trouble breathing.” On Sept. 30, Dr. Helen Kao, […]

China's Scripted Homicides Become a Popular Pastime

“Scripted homicide” clubs have opened around the country as young people look for ways to escape and connect. Naturally, the government has questions. The murders are scripted. The money is real. In cities throughout China, young people are flocking to clubs to play a game that can be translated as “scripted homicide,” where they become […]

Why Getting Tested for Covid-19 Can Include a Headache

Coronavirus testing prices vary widely and can reach into the hundreds of dollars, making it hard for some travelers to budget for the added expense. For those who have been traveling internationally during the pandemic, getting a coronavirus test has become an integral part of the process. Many countries, including the United States, require a […]

Funding Fight Threatens Plan to Pump Billions Into Affordable Housing

A federal voucher program is at risk of being sharply scaled back as the White House seeks to slash its social policy package to appease two centrist senators. SAN FRANCISCO — Audrey Sylve, a retired bus driver, has spent 13 agonizing years on a waiting list for a federal voucher that would help cover rent […]

WWE SmackDown Results: Winners, News And Notes As WWE Counters AEW On FS1

The latest chapter of WWE vs. AEW head-to-head commences tonight as WWE Friday Night SmackDown is promoting a Supersized SmackDown. The 2.5 hour show on FS1 will see its final 30 minutes go head-to-head with the first half-hour of AEW Rampage as both half-hours will run commercial free. SmackDown is advertising Brock Lesnar, Becky Lynch […]