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Micosoft Will Buy Video Game Maker ZeniMax for $7.5 Billion

Micosoft Will Buy Video Game Maker ZeniMax for $7.5 Billion

BUSINESS | Sep 22, 2020

Microsoft is buying the company behind popular video games The Elder Scrolls, Doom and Fallout.

'Queer to Stay' Announces Funding Recipients to Support LGBTQ Businesses

'Queer to Stay' Announces Funding Recipients to Support LGBTQ Businesses

BUSINESS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 21, 2020

This week, the Human Rights Campaign and Showtime announced the recipients of its "Queer to Stay: An LGBTQ+ Business Preservation Initiative," which, among other recipients, includes Denver-based Blush & Blu.

Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas Reopen as Strip's First Smoke-Free Resort

Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas Reopen as Strip's First Smoke-Free Resort

BUSINESS | Sep 20, 2020

It took a pandemic with high incidence of respiratory symptoms to nudge Las Vegas toward a smoke-free environment, but Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas are hopefully setting a trend that other casinos and resorts will soon follow.

 US Bans Wechat, Tiktok from App Stores, Threatens Shutdowns

US Bans Wechat, Tiktok from App Stores, Threatens Shutdowns

BUSINESS | By Tali Arbel, Matt O'brien and Matt Ott | Sep 18, 2020

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services in the U.S.

US Banning Use of WeChat, TikTok for National Security

US Banning Use of WeChat, TikTok for National Security

BUSINESS | By Matt Ott | Sep 18, 2020

The U.S. will ban the downloads of the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat on Sunday, with a total ban on the use of the latter, citing national security and data privacy concerns.

Federal Suit Claims Grocery Chain Fired Employees Who Wouldn't Wear 'Gay' Apron

Federal Suit Claims Grocery Chain Fired Employees Who Wouldn't Wear 'Gay' Apron

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17, 2020

A federal agency is suing Kroger's grocery chain, claiming that the company discriminated against the religious convictions of two employees who refused to wear aprons embroidered with "gay" hearts.

John Boyega Quits Perfume Ambassador Role Over Chinese Ad

John Boyega Quits Perfume Ambassador Role Over Chinese Ad

BUSINESS | Sep 15, 2020

Black actor John Boyega has stepped down from his role as a global ambassador for perfume brand Jo Malone after the company decided to hire a Chinese actor to replace him in an ad he created.

Chick-fil-A: No Longer Seeking Lease at San Antonio Airport

Chick-fil-A: No Longer Seeking Lease at San Antonio Airport

BUSINESS | By Acacia Coronado | Sep 15, 2020

Chick-fil-A said it no longer plans to open a restaurant in the San Antonio airport.

Netflix's 'Cuties' Becomes Target of Politicized Backlash

Netflix's 'Cuties' Becomes Target of Politicized Backlash

BUSINESS | By Lindsey Bahr | Sep 15, 2020

The backlash to the French independent film "Mignonnes," or "Cuties," started before it had even been released because of a poster that went viral for its provocative depiction of its young female actors.

TikTok Owner Picks Oracle Over Microsoft as US Tech Partner

TikTok Owner Picks Oracle Over Microsoft as US Tech Partner

BUSINESS | By Matt O'Brien and Tali Arbel | Sep 14, 2020

The owner of TikTok has chosen Oracle over Microsoft as the American tech partner that could help keep the popular video-sharing app running in the U.S., according to a person familiar with the deal who was not authorized to speak publicly about it.

Perfume Brand Says Cutting John Boyega from Ad was Misstep

Perfume Brand Says Cutting John Boyega from Ad was Misstep

BUSINESS | Sep 14, 2020

British perfume brand Jo Malone has apologized to Black actor John Boyega of "Star Wars" fame after cutting him out of the Chinese version of a cologne commercial he helped create.

Millennial Money: 6 Great Recession Lessons that Still Apply

Millennial Money: 6 Great Recession Lessons that Still Apply

BUSINESS | By Melissa Lambarena | Sep 13, 2020

The Great Recession demolished jobs across the U.S., and it eventually came for mine, too. After graduating in 2009, I worked four months as an entry-level executive assistant at a nonprofit before being laid off.

Kiss and Tell: Burger King & Ronald McDonald Lock Lips for Pride Ad

Kiss and Tell: Burger King & Ronald McDonald Lock Lips for Pride Ad

BUSINESS | Sep 13, 2020

A Finnish ad campaign celebrating LGBTQ Pride features two fast-food giants' mascots locking lips.

Liz Weston: Some Remote Workers May Be in for Tax Surprise

Liz Weston: Some Remote Workers May Be in for Tax Surprise

BUSINESS | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Sep 13, 2020

If the pandemic caused you to relocate across state lines, even temporarily, the next surprise could be having to file an extra tax return and potentially pay more taxes.

Millennial Money: When Debt Relief Does More Harm than Good

Millennial Money: When Debt Relief Does More Harm than Good

BUSINESS | By Sean Pyles of NerdWallet | Sep 13, 2020

In a crisis, long-term planning may lose out to quick and dirty solutions — regardless of the consequences. Before you hit a moment of crisis decision-making, understand how to think through debt relief options.

Judge Rules in Case Involving Examining Photo of Jon Hamm's Bulge

Judge Rules in Case Involving Examining Photo of Jon Hamm's Bulge

BUSINESS | Sep 12, 2020

A New York City judge ruled Thursday that the Huffington Post did not break copyright law when it published a photo Jon Hamm and his pants bulge.

Liz Weston: Why Taking Social Security Early Costs Too Much

Liz Weston: Why Taking Social Security Early Costs Too Much

BUSINESS | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Sep 12, 2020

Starting Social Security early typically means getting a smaller benefit for the rest of your life. The penalty is steep: Someone who applies this year at age 62 would see their monthly benefit check reduced by nearly 30%.

Boris Johnson Defends Brexit Change to Avoid UK 'Carve-Up'

Boris Johnson Defends Brexit Change to Avoid UK 'Carve-Up'

BUSINESS | By Pan Pylas | Sep 12, 2020

With the government showing no sign of changing course, there are real concerns that ongoing talks on a future trade deal between the U.K. and the EU could collapse within weeks.

If Doing Less Means Saving More, Try These 5 Money Moves

If Doing Less Means Saving More, Try These 5 Money Moves

BUSINESS | By Alana Benson of NerdWallet | Sep 12, 2020

If you've managed to end up with extra money during the pandemic, here's how to take advantage of those savings.

Harrumph! Dole Fruit Bowl Ads Offend One Million Moms

Harrumph! Dole Fruit Bowl Ads Offend One Million Moms

BUSINESS | Sep 12, 2020

A new set of cheeky, 20-seconds ads by packaged foods giant Dole offends One Million Moms.

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