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The Year of Reinvention: 5 LGBTQ-Friendly Hotels Where You Can Work Remotely

The Year of Reinvention: 5 LGBTQ-Friendly Hotels Where You Can Work Remotely

BUSINESS | By Kelsy Chauvin | Jan 7, 2021

While the pandemic may have us holed up for a few more months as vaccines roll out, it may be time to consider a change of scenery that actually includes work.

Twitter, Facebook Temporarily Muzzle Trump After DC Violence

Twitter, Facebook Temporarily Muzzle Trump After DC Violence

BUSINESS | By Barbara Ortutay | Jan 7, 2021

All it took for social-media giants Twitter and Facebook to even temporarily bar President Donald Trump from addressing their vast audiences was a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, fueled by years of false statements and conspiracy theories.

American Airlines Grounds Emotional Support Animals

American Airlines Grounds Emotional Support Animals

BUSINESS | By David Koenig | Jan 6, 2021

American Airlines is banning emotional-support animals in a move that will force most owners to pay extra if they want their pets to travel with them.

What's So Important About CBD Lab Sheets?

What's So Important About CBD Lab Sheets?

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jan 4, 2021

All it takes is a little bit of research to see for yourself if your CBD manufacturer is selling you reliable products that are truthfully labeled.

After COVID We May Never Think About Hotels in the Same Way Again

After COVID We May Never Think About Hotels in the Same Way Again

BUSINESS | Jan 4, 2021

By becoming known as places where people are locked up in quarantine, at times cross-infected, and fed food ranging from "nice" to "atrocious", international hotels run the risk of destroying brands that took decades to build.

Minority-Owned Companies Waited Months for Loans, Data Shows

Minority-Owned Companies Waited Months for Loans, Data Shows

BUSINESS | By Joyce M. Rosenberg and Justin Myers | Jan 3, 2021

Thousands of minority-owned small businesses were at the end of the line in the government's coronavirus relief program as many struggled to find banks that would accept their applications or were disadvantaged by the terms of the program.

Chewy Sends Pet Paintings to Keep Customers from Straying

Chewy Sends Pet Paintings to Keep Customers from Straying

BUSINESS | By Joseph Pisani | Jan 3, 2021

Chewy sends pet portraits to select customers each week — even during the pandemic — tapping into people's obsession with their fur children and, it hopes, winning customers for life.

China Warns of Retaliation for NYSE's Delisting of Companies

China Warns of Retaliation for NYSE's Delisting of Companies

BUSINESS | Jan 3, 2021

China said Saturday that it would take necessary countermeasures in response to the New York Stock Exchange's announcement that it would delist three major Chinese telecoms.

Quiet New Year Gives Breathing Room after UK-EU Brexit Split

Quiet New Year Gives Breathing Room after UK-EU Brexit Split

BUSINESS | By Jill Lawless | Jan 2, 2021

Britain left the European bloc's vast single market for people, goods and services at 11 p.m. London time on New Year's Eve, in the biggest single economic change the country has experienced since World War II.

GOP Rebuffs Trump on $2K Aid, Defense as Congress Wraps Up

GOP Rebuffs Trump on $2K Aid, Defense as Congress Wraps Up

BUSINESS | By Lisa Mascaro | Jan 2, 2021

The rejection of Trump's top priorities, along with the first veto override of his presidency, offered an unusual willingness by the president's party to confront Trump, now in his final days in the White House.

EU Avoided Chaos, Explored New Paths in Turbulent 2020 Year

EU Avoided Chaos, Explored New Paths in Turbulent 2020 Year

BUSINESS | By Samuel Petrequin | Jan 1, 2021

Between the specter of Brexit, the coronavirus pandemic and a new leadership team facing a budget battle, the European Union looked set to remember 2020 as an "annus horribilis."

Trailblazing in 2021: Recovery Unplugged Continues to Set Trends in the New Year

Trailblazing in 2021: Recovery Unplugged Continues to Set Trends in the New Year

SPONSORED CONTENT | Dec 29, 2020

Groundbreaking national addiction treatment organization Recovery Unplugged looks ahead to 2021 with more innovative programs and continued focus on the LGBTQ community.

Retailers Brace for Flood of Returns From Online Shopping

Retailers Brace for Flood of Returns From Online Shopping

BUSINESS | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Dec 28, 2020

A huge surge in online shopping during the pandemic has been a savior for retailers, but it comes at a price. Shoppers are expected to return twice as many items as they did during last year's holiday period

Anti-LGBTQ Groups Benefit From AmazonSmile Program

Anti-LGBTQ Groups Benefit From AmazonSmile Program

BUSINESS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 27, 2020

Several anti-LGBTQ organizations are receiving donations through AmazonSmile, a charity platform by magnate Amazon.com, according to a new report by U.K.-based political activist group openDemocracy.

Downtown Nashville Explosion Knocks Communications Offline

Downtown Nashville Explosion Knocks Communications Offline

BUSINESS | By Kimberlee Kruesi, Michael Balsamo and Eric Tucker | Dec 26, 2020

A recreational vehicle parked in the deserted streets of downtown Nashville exploded early Christmas morning, causing widespread communications outages that took down police emergency systems and grounded holiday travel at the city's airport.

'Unprecedented' Mail Volume Delays Christmas Gifts

'Unprecedented' Mail Volume Delays Christmas Gifts

BUSINESS | By Michael Liedtke | Dec 26, 2020

The U.S. Postal Service said on its website that it was "experiencing unprecedented volume increases and limited employee availability due to the impacts of COVID-19."

Pope on Christmas: Vaccines for All; Needy, Vulnerable First

Pope on Christmas: Vaccines for All; Needy, Vulnerable First

BUSINESS | By Raf Casert and Pan Pylas | Dec 25, 2020

Ambassadors from the European Union's 27 nations convened on Christmas Day to start assessing the free trade deal the bloc has struck with former member Britain, a historic accord that takes effect in just a week.

Breakthrough: UK and EU Reach Post-Brexit Trade Agreement

Breakthrough: UK and EU Reach Post-Brexit Trade Agreement

BUSINESS | By Raf Casert and Jill Lawless | Dec 25, 2020

Just a week before the deadline, Britain and the European Union struck a free-trade deal Thursday that should avert economic chaos on New Year's and bring a measure of certainty for businesses after years of Brexit turmoil.

Watch: Buffalo's Oldest Gay Club to Close -- Where Was its COVID Relief?

Watch: Buffalo's Oldest Gay Club to Close -- Where Was its COVID Relief?

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 23, 2020

The oldest gay bar in Buffalo, NY, may have to close down for good after being denied grant money being distributed by the county, despite minority business owners reportedly being given priority.

Borgata Gives 5K to Assist Transgender Name Changes

Borgata Gives 5K to Assist Transgender Name Changes

BUSINESS | Dec 21, 2020

The contribution will be used to support the assistance Garden State Equality gives to transgender people in New Jersey seeking legal name changes.

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