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Netflix Co-CEO Reed Hastings Won't Talk About Dave Chappelle Controversy

Netflix Co-CEO Reed Hastings Won't Talk About Dave Chappelle Controversy

BUSINESS | By Emell Adolphus | Oct 20, 2021

Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings does not want to talk about the company's ongoing controversy surrounding Dave Chappelle's comedy special "The Closer."

MTV: Europe Music Awards to Counter Hungary's Anti-Gay Laws

MTV: Europe Music Awards to Counter Hungary's Anti-Gay Laws

BUSINESS | By Lindsey Bahr | Oct 19, 2021

The MTV Europe Music Awards will be held Nov. 14 in Hungary, the network said Tuesday, reaffirming and defending the location despite the country's recent passage of legislation widely condemned as anti-LGBTQ.

3 LGBTQ+ Couples Taste Success in the Food Industry

3 LGBTQ+ Couples Taste Success in the Food Industry

BUSINESS | By Lawrence Ferber | Oct 18, 2021

For some LGBTQ+ couples, being partners in both life and business turns out to be a recipe for success.

LA Realtor Gets Ballsy (Literally) to Sell a Property

LA Realtor Gets Ballsy (Literally) to Sell a Property

BUSINESS | Oct 17, 2021

A Los Angeles realtor came up with a novel approach to get attention with one property - posting nudes of himself around the house.

Netflix's Ted Sarandos: Chappelle's Jokes Don't Equal 'Real-World Harm'

Netflix's Ted Sarandos: Chappelle's Jokes Don't Equal 'Real-World Harm'

BUSINESS | By Emell Adolphus | Oct 17, 2021

Netflix chief Ted Sarandos once again defended Dave Chappelle's comedy special, which has been deemed transphobic, saying "content doesn't directly translate to real-world harm."

AP Review: At Least 13 Auto Safety Rules Are Years Overdue

AP Review: At Least 13 Auto Safety Rules Are Years Overdue

BUSINESS | By Hope Yen and Tom Krisher | Oct 17, 2021

After their 16-year-old daughter died in a car crash, David and Wendy Mills wondered whether she would be alive if federal rules on rear seat belt warnings had been issued on time.

Strike Dodged with Deal Between Film and Tv Crews, Studios

Strike Dodged with Deal Between Film and Tv Crews, Studios

BUSINESS | By Andrew Dalton | Oct 17, 2021

An 11th-hour deal was reached Saturday, averting a strike of film and television crews that would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs.

Netflix Employees Plan Walkout Over Fallout From Chappelle Special

Netflix Employees Plan Walkout Over Fallout From Chappelle Special

BUSINESS | By Emell Adolphus | Oct 16, 2021

Netflix employees are planning a walkout on Oct. 20 after the company's handling of the fallout over comedian Dave Chappelle's latest special "The Closer" that angered much of the trans community.

'As Seen on TikTok' is the New 'As Seen on TV'

'As Seen on TikTok' is the New 'As Seen on TV'

BUSINESS | By Joseph Pisani | Oct 14, 2021

Near the Twizzlers and Sour Patch Kids at It'Sugar are random items — fidget toys, fruit-shaped soft jelly candies — that earned a spot on the candy store's shelves because they went viral on TikTok.

Film, TV Workers Union Says Strike to Start Next Week

Film, TV Workers Union Says Strike to Start Next Week

BUSINESS | By Andrew Dalton and Lindsey Bahr | Oct 13, 2021

The union representing film and television crews says its 60,000 members will begin a nationwide strike on Monday if it does not reach a deal that satisfies demands for fair and safe working conditions.

Netflix Backs Chappelle Despite Criticism Over Trans Remarks

Netflix Backs Chappelle Despite Criticism Over Trans Remarks

BUSINESS | By Lynn Elber | Oct 12, 2021

A top Netflix executive said Dave Chappelle's special "The Closer" doesn't cross "the line on hate" and will remain on the streaming service despite fallout over the comedian's remarks about the transgender community.

California Law Requires Gender-Neutral Area in Some Stores

California Law Requires Gender-Neutral Area in Some Stores

BUSINESS | By Adam Bean | Oct 10, 2021

California became the first state to say large department stores must display products like toys in gender-neutral ways, a win for LGBT advocates who say pink and blue hues of marketing methods pressure children to conform to gender stereotypes.

Toymakers Race to Get Products on Shelves Amid Supply Clogs

Toymakers Race to Get Products on Shelves Amid Supply Clogs

BUSINESS | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 7, 2021

Running out of time to get its products on store shelves ahead of the holidays, the Basic Fun toy company made an unprecedented decision: It's leaving one-third of its iconic Tonka Mighty Dump Trucks destined for the U.S. in China.

Scarlett Johansson, Disney Settle Lawsuit Over 'Black Widow'

Scarlett Johansson, Disney Settle Lawsuit Over 'Black Widow'

BUSINESS | By Andrew Dalton | Oct 1, 2021

Scarlett Johansson and the Walt Disney Co. settled her lawsuit over the streaming release of "Black Widow," bringing a swift end to what had begun as the first major fight between a studio and star over recent changes in rollout plans for films.

How to Improve Your Communication Skills

How to Improve Your Communication Skills

BUSINESS | Sep 29, 2021

Any profession requires soft skills, notably the capacity to communicate. But how can you improve if it's not your strong suit?

Beyond, Impossible Join Crowded Plant-Based Chicken Market

Beyond, Impossible Join Crowded Plant-Based Chicken Market

BUSINESS | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Sep 28, 2021

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods found success with realistic plant-based burgers. Now, they're hoping to replicate that in the fast-growing but crowded market for plant-based chicken nuggets.

Far-Right Cryptocurrency Follows Ideology Across Borders

Far-Right Cryptocurrency Follows Ideology Across Borders

BUSINESS | By Erika Kinetz and Lori Hinnant | Sep 28, 2021

The Daily Stormer website advocates for the purity of the white race, posts hate-filled, conspiratorial screeds against Blacks, Jews and women and has helped inspire at least three racially motivated murders. It has also made its founder, Andrew Anglin.

Why Coffee Could Cost More at Groceries, Cafes

Why Coffee Could Cost More at Groceries, Cafes

BUSINESS | Sep 28, 2021

As if a cup of coffee wasn't expensive enough, a confluence of factors is driving up farmers' costs to grow the beans and it could begin filtering down to your local cafe before the end of the year.

Hold the Hate: Door Dash Driver Arrested after Homophobic Slurs

Hold the Hate: Door Dash Driver Arrested after Homophobic Slurs

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 24, 2021

A DoorDash delivery driver in Sandwich, Massachusetts has been charged after scrawling harassing comments on the wrapping paper of a Subway sandwich order he delivered to a gay couple.

US Sues to Stop Deal Between American Airlines and JetBlue

US Sues to Stop Deal Between American Airlines and JetBlue

BUSINESS | By David Koenig | Sep 22, 2021

The Justice Department and officials in six states have filed a lawsuit to block a partnership formed by American Airlines and JetBlue, claiming that it will reduce competition and lead to higher fares.

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