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Spotify Launches Audiobook Store with Some 300,000 Titles

Spotify Launches Audiobook Store with Some 300,000 Titles

BUSINESS | Sep 20, 2022

The expanding audio books market has a major new retailer: Spotify.

'Queer Eye' Stars Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness Draw More Twitter Ire with Fake Dating Announcement

'Queer Eye' Stars Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness Draw More Twitter Ire with Fake Dating Announcement

BUSINESS | By Emell Adolphus | Sep 19, 2022

"Queer Eye" fans are not feeling what Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness are selling after the two stars played up the rumors surrounding their relationship to launch a new business.

'Queer Eye' Castmates JVN and Antoni Porowski 'Together'... as Pet Food Entrepreneurs

'Queer Eye' Castmates JVN and Antoni Porowski 'Together'... as Pet Food Entrepreneurs

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 16, 2022

If the news that "Queer Eye" castmates Jonathan Van Ness and Antoni Porowski are now "together" had you hyperventilating, then brace yourself for the come-down.

Grindr Names New CEO, Prepares to Go Public

Grindr Names New CEO, Prepares to Go Public

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 15, 2022

Hookup app Grindr announced a new CEO in advance of the company going public.

California Sues Amazon, Alleging Antitrust Law Violations

California Sues Amazon, Alleging Antitrust Law Violations

BUSINESS | By Haleluya Hadero | Sep 15, 2022

California is suing Amazon, accusing the company of violating the state's antitrust and unfair competition laws by stifling competition and engaging in practices that push sellers to maintain higher prices.

Starbucks to Revamp Stores to Speed Service, Boost Morale

Starbucks to Revamp Stores to Speed Service, Boost Morale

BUSINESS | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Sep 14, 2022

Starbucks — ringing up record sales but struggling with low employee morale — plans to spend $450 million next year to make its North American stores more efficient and less complex.

U.S. Takes Aim at Some Trump Offshore Safety Rule Rollbacks

U.S. Takes Aim at Some Trump Offshore Safety Rule Rollbacks

BUSINESS | By Janet McConnaughey | Sep 13, 2022

The U.S. Department of the Interior wants to reverse some Trump administration rollbacks of offshore safety rules to prevent blowouts like the BP catastrophe that killed 11 people in 2010.

As Small Businesses Raise Prices, Some Customers Push Back

As Small Businesses Raise Prices, Some Customers Push Back

BUSINESS | By Mae Anderson | Sep 11, 2022

Inflation isn't only costing small businesses money. It's costing them customers as well.

Visa, Mastercard, AmEx to Start Categorizing Gun Shop Sales

Visa, Mastercard, AmEx to Start Categorizing Gun Shop Sales

BUSINESS | By Ken Sweet | Sep 11, 2022

Visa Inc. said it plans to start separately categorizing sales at gun shops, a win for gun control advocates who say it will help better track suspicious surges of gun sales that could precede mass shootings.

Supreme Court to Revisit LGBTQ Rights — this Time with a Wedding Website Designer

Supreme Court to Revisit LGBTQ Rights — this Time with a Wedding Website Designer

BUSINESS | Sep 11, 2022

A simmering, difficult, and timely question returns to the Supreme Court this fall: What happens when freedom of speech and civil rights collide?

Queen Elizabeth is Featured on Several Currencies. Now What?

Queen Elizabeth is Featured on Several Currencies. Now What?

BUSINESS | By Kelvin Chan | Sep 10, 2022

The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II has been depicted on currencies in dozens of other places around the world, in a reminder of the British empire's colonial reach. What happens after her death this week?

Restaurants Move to Stop New California Fast Food Worker Law

Restaurants Move to Stop New California Fast Food Worker Law

BUSINESS | By Don Thompson | Sep 8, 2022

Restaurant owners moved Wednesday to at least temporarily block a nation-leading new California law giving more power to fast food workers.

Bed Bath & Beyond Names Interim CFO, but Struggles Remain

Bed Bath & Beyond Names Interim CFO, but Struggles Remain

BUSINESS | By Anne D'Innocenzio, David Koenig, and Michelle Chapman | Sep 7, 2022

Bed Bath & Beyond has named Chief Accounting Officer Laura Crossen as interim chief financial officer to replace Gustavo Arnal, whose death last week adds to financial uncertainty for the company.

Gulf Arab Nations Ask Netflix to Remove 'Offensive' Videos

Gulf Arab Nations Ask Netflix to Remove 'Offensive' Videos

BUSINESS | By Jon Gambrell | Sep 6, 2022

Gulf Arab countries on Tuesday asked Netflix to remove "offensive content" on the streaming service, apparently targeting programs that show gays and lesbians.

California Governor Signs Landmark Law for Fast Food Workers

California Governor Signs Landmark Law for Fast Food Workers

BUSINESS | By Don Thompson | Sep 6, 2022

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed a nation-leading measure giving more than a half-million fast food workers more power and protections.

Amazon Bid to Scrap Historic Union Win Blocked

Amazon Bid to Scrap Historic Union Win Blocked

BUSINESS | By Haleluya Hadero | Sep 2, 2022

A hearing officer for a federal labor board has rebuffed Amazon's attempt to scrap a historic union win at a warehouse on Staten Island, New York, handing victory to organizers.

Bed Bath & Beyond to Close Stores, Cut Jobs in Rebound Bid

Bed Bath & Beyond to Close Stores, Cut Jobs in Rebound Bid

BUSINESS | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Sep 1, 2022

Bed Bath & Beyond said Wednesday that it will shutter stores and lay off workers in a bid to turn around its beleaguered business.

Europe Plan for Floating Gas Terminals Raises Climate Fears

Europe Plan for Floating Gas Terminals Raises Climate Fears

BUSINESS | By Cathy Bussewitz | Aug 31, 2022

As winter nears, European nations, desperate to replace the natural gas they once bought from Russia, have embraced a short-term fix: A series of roughly 20 floating terminals.

FTC Accuses Data Broker of Selling Sensitive Location Data

FTC Accuses Data Broker of Selling Sensitive Location Data

BUSINESS | By Marcy Gordon | Aug 30, 2022

Federal regulators have sued a data broker they accuse of selling sensitive geolocation data from millions of mobile devices, information that can be used to identify people and track their movements.

California Weighs Rules Giving Fast Food Workers More Power

California Weighs Rules Giving Fast Food Workers More Power

BUSINESS | By Don Thompson | Aug 29, 2022

The proposal awaiting final action before the California Legislature adjourns Wednesday would create a new Fast Food Council.

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