Biden’s Plans Raise Questions About What U.S. Can Afford Not to Do

Democrats are debating whether doing nothing will cost more than doing something to deal with climate change, education, child care, prescription drugs and more. WASHINGTON — As lawmakers debate how much to spend on President Biden’s sprawling domestic agenda, they are really arguing about a seemingly simple issue: affordability. Can a country already running huge […]

China's GDP Growth Slows as Property and Energy Take a Toll

Growth of 4.9 percent shows the country’s huge industrial sector has run into trouble. But exports and services are looking strong. BEIJING — Steel mills have faced power cuts. Computer chip shortages have slowed car production. Troubled property companies have purchased less construction material. Floods have disrupted business in north-central China. It has all taken […]

Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou From ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ Dies At 95

Actress Betty Lynn, who is remembered for her role as Thelma Lou, Barney Fife’s (Don Knotts) love interest on CBS sitcom The Andy Griffith Show, died on Sunday. She was 95. The Andy Griffith Museum, located in Mount Airy, North Carolina, announced the news in a post on Facebook post. “It is with an extremely heavy […]

Five Atlanta Braves On Fast Track Toward Having Numbers Retired

The highest honor a baseball player can receive is enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame. But having his number retired is a close second. For the Atlanta Braves, one of four teams still standing in this year’s post-season, five players are on the fast track toward that honor. Consider the accomplishments of Freddie Freeman, […]

Concerns About Diversity as Black Staff Members Leave Congress

Low pay, a high cost of living and an insulated culture make it hard for Black aides to build a career in Congress. When Chanda Jefferson, a science teacher from Columbia, S.C., got the opportunity to work on Capitol Hill, she was thrilled to use her classroom experience to help shape education policy. She also […]

Pedri Breaks $1.1 Billion—Why Barcelona Sets Huge Release Clauses

Barcelona has made itself crystal clear. Or so it seems. Pedri, its precious 18-year-old midfielder, has signed a new contract that includes one eye-popping number. Anyone intent on acquiring the Spaniard will have to trigger his €1 billion ($1.1 billion) release clause from now on. At face value, it appears straightforward. In reality, there is […]

Net Zero Festival: CEOs discuss barriers to net zero and how to overcome them

What are the biggest challenges to the development of an effective and robust corporate net zero strategy, and how can they be tackled?A panel of top CEOs came together at BusinessGreen‘s recent Net Zero Festival to offer their perspectives, including Hitachi UK&I CEO Ian Funnell, Natwest Group CEO Alison Rose, and Co-operative Group CEO Steve Murrells. […]

AXA pledges to invest £1.3bn in forest protection

Insurance and investment giant AXA last week announced a £1.3bn investment in sustainable forest management projects, as part of its ongoing commitment to preserve biodiversity and protect forest ecosystems. The company, which already has 60,000 hectares of forests certified by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification or the Forest Stewardship Council in its […]

eBay slashes emissions goals with new SBTi approved climate targets

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved eBay’s emissions reductions targets covering its own operations and full value chain, the leading e-commerce business announced late last week. eBay confirmed it has set targets to slash its Scope 1 and 2 direct emissions by 90 per cent and its Scope 3 emissions generated from shipping […]

BAT fires up net zero strategy with new 2050 goal

British American Tobacco (BAT) has committed to delivering net zero emissions by 2050 across its value chain and will bring its existing sustainability targets in line with limiting global warming to 1.5C after signing up to the UN’s Race to Zero, the company announced late last week. The UN backed Race to Zero campaign works […]

‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Season 7, Episode 1 Review: Here We Go Again

There were a few things I definitely liked about the Season 7 premiere of Fear The Walking Dead, but as always those moments of quality were overshadowed by plot holes, nonsensical dialogue and other entirely avoidable mistakes that dragged the season premiere down. We open to an entirely new character who we later learn is […]

Kansas City Chiefs Superstar Patrick Mahomes Is On Pace For 23 Interceptions

After throwing his eighth pick of the season on Sunday, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is on pace to throw 23 interceptions this year That would equal his combined interception total from the last three years. Mahomes owned up to it after leading his team to victory against the Washington Football Team 31-13. “I’ve had a […]

The Best New Movies To Stream On Netflix, Hulu, HBO And Disney+ This Week

If you’re like me, then you have multiple subscriptions to several different streaming platforms—which are all constantly adding new movies. Which begs the question each successive weekend: What do I watch? For me, it helps to have all of those new movies in one place. So in this article, I’ll run through the biggest new […]

As Manchin Blocks Climate Plan, His State Can’t Hold Back Floods

FARMINGTON, W.Va. — In Senator Joe Manchin’s hometown, a flood-prone hamlet of about 200 homes that hugs a curve on a shallow creek, the rain is getting worse. Those storms swell the river, called Buffalo Creek, inundating homes along its banks. They burst the streams that spill down the hills on either side of this […]

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 […]