Drug overdose deaths among seniors have more than tripled in 2 decades

Drug overdose deaths among seniors have more than tripled in 2 decades

Deaths from drug and alcohol use are rising among America’s seniors. Drug overdose deaths more than tripled among people age 65 and older during the past two decades while deaths from alcohol abuse increased more than 18% from 2019 to 2020, according to data published Wednesday by the National Center for Health Statistics. More than … Read more

Netflix’s plan kept ‘Glass Onion’ from more box office millions

Netflix's plan kept 'Glass Onion' from more box office millions

netflix probably left hundreds of millions of dollars on the table by not keeping Rian Johnson’s “Glass Onion” in theaters. The sequel to Johnson’s critically acclaimed “Knives Out” opened in nearly 700 theaters, the largest release of any Netflix original film to date, last Wednesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. “Glass Onion” leaves theaters … Read more

Tesla’s dominance of EVs is eroding as cheaper cars hit the market

Tesla's dominance of EVs is eroding as cheaper cars hit the market

You’re here is still the top-selling electric vehicle brand in the US, but its dominance is eroding as rivals offer a growing number of more affordable models, according to a report Tuesday by S&P Global Mobility. The data firm found that Tesla’s market share of new registered electric vehicles in the US stood at 65% … Read more

US criticizes Beijing, supports right to protest

US criticizes Beijing, supports right to protest

The White House on Monday criticized Beijing’s zero Covid strategy as ineffective and said the Chinese people have a right to peacefully protest. “We’ve long said everyone has the right to peacefully protest, here in the United States and around the world. This includes in the PRC,” a spokesperson for President Joe Biden’s National Security … Read more

Disney hiring freeze will stay in place, CEO Bob Iger tells employees

Disney hiring freeze will stay in place, CEO Bob Iger tells employees

Chief executive officer and chairman of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger and Mickey Mouse look on before ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, November 27, 2017 in New York City. Getty Images disney Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger said Monday during his first town hall since returning to the company … Read more

Big discounts equals high pressure for retailers

Big discounts equals high pressure for retailers

Shoppers walk past a sale sign as Black Friday sales begin at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville, Kentucky, November 26, 2021. Jon Cherry | Reuters Major retailers are under intense pressure to deliver on Black Friday after several of them reported a slowdown in sales heading into the do-or-die holiday shopping season. … Read more

Fauci says he never imagined Covid would kill million Americans

Fauci says he never imagined Covid would kill million Americans

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies during a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing about the federal response to monkeypox, on Capitol Hill September 14, 2022 in Washington, DC. Drew Anger | Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday reflected on the US response … Read more

Disney CEO Bob Iger plans media restructuring, Kareem Daniel to leave

Disney CEO Bob Iger plans media restructuring, Kareem Daniel to leave

Kareem Daniel Source: Business Wire Kareem Daniel, Disney’s head of media and entertainment — and right hand to now-departed CEO Bob Chapek — is out at the company following Bob Iger’s return to the top job. Iger announced Daniel’s departure in a memo to employees Monday along with a “new structure that puts more decision-making … Read more

Paramount scraps deal to sell Simon & Schuster to Penguin

Paramount scraps deal to sell Simon & Schuster to Penguin

The Penguin logo is visible on the spines of books displayed on a shelf at Book Passage on Nov. 2, 2021 in Corte Madera, California. The US Department of Justice is suing Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster to block the companies from completing a merger valued at $2.175 billion. Justin Sullivan | Getty … Read more

SMART-TD votes down labor deal as rails move closer to national strike

SMART-TD votes down labor deal as rails move closer to national strike

An aerial view of shipping containers and freight railway trains at the BNSF Los Angeles Intermodal Facility rail yard in Los Angeles, California, September 15, 2022. Bing Guan | Reuters SMART-TD, one of the largest railroad labor unions, voted down the tentative agreement with rail management, raising the likelihood of a strike in December. The … Read more