AT&T, LOADED WITH DEBT FROM ITS DIRECTV DEAL, SELLS PART OF ITS TV BUSINESS TO A PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM

The spinoff, which will give TPG a minority stake, values the TV business at $16.25 billion - about a third of what AT&T paid just...

MICROSTRATEGY ADDS ANOTHER BILLION DOLLARS OF BITCOIN TO ITS BALANCE SHEET

 
 
 

NIRAV MODI, A FUGITIVE JEWELER WANTED BY INDIA, LOSES HIS EXTRADITION CASE

THE CORONAVIRUS IS PLOTTING A COMEBACK. HERE'S OUR CHANCE TO STOP IT FOR GOOD

Many scientists are expecting another rise in infections. But this time the surge will be blunted by vaccines and, hopefully, widespread...

 
 
 

CONFIRMATION IN DOUBT FOR NEERA TANDEN, BIDEN'S BUDGET DIRECTOR PICK

The struggle to gain support for the longtime Democratic aide whose combative Twitter posts have drawn criticism reflects miscalculations...

LORETTA WHITFIELD, CREATOR OF A DOLL WITH A DIFFERENCE, DIES AT 79

In the 1980s, amid the craze for Cabbage Patch Kids, she and her husband came up with an alternative: Baby Whitney, a doll with realistic...

 
 
 

RAJIE COOK, WHO HELPED MAKE SENSE OF PUBLIC SPACES, DIES AT 90

He and Don Shanosky developed the pictogram symbols widely used to identify airports, restrooms and more. He was also an artist known...

MR. POTATO HEAD GOES GENDER NEUTRAL

Hasbro is dropping the Mr. from the Mr. Potato Head brand name and logo “to promote gender equality and inclusion,'' the company said.

 
 
 

BIDEN'S PICK FOR TRADE REPRESENTATIVE PROMISES BREAK WITH PAST POLICY

Katherine Tai, the nominee to be America's chief trade negotiator, declined to give policy specifics on tariffs and trade agreements,...

DOORDASH LOSSES SURGE IN FIRST EARNINGS REPORT SINCE GOING PUBLIC

The delivery service warned that the boost it has experienced from the pandemic may fade as the vaccine rollout continues.

 
 
 

DISPO, DAVID DOBRIK'S PHOTO-SHARING APP, IS TAKING OFF

Some are calling David Dobrik's new photo app, Dispo, the next Instagram.

AIRBNB POSTS A $3.9 BILLION LOSS IN ITS FIRST REPORT AS PUBLIC COMPANY

 
 
 

AD COUNCIL VACCINE CAMPAIGN BEGINS ROLLING OUT NATIONWIDE

TWITTER SHAKES OFF THE COBWEBS WITH NEW PRODUCT PLANS

Though it has received outsized attention for the last few years, the company has not changed very much. But a recent acquisition spree...

 
 
 

COSTCO WILL RAISE MINIMUM WAGE TO $16 AN HOUR, C.E.O. SAYS

W. Craig Jelinek, the retailer's chief executive, told lawmakers that the increase was "a significant competitive advantage for us.”

YOU'VE HEARD OF GHOST KITCHENS. MEET THE GHOST FRANCHISES

Virtual food brands, often driven by real celebrities, are rapidly spreading across the country. Do they help or hurt independent restaurants?

 
 
 

THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION HOPES KATHERINE TAI CAN HEAL DIVISIONS OVER TRADE

ASIAN-AMERICAN VIOLENCE PLAGUES XI'AN FAMOUS FOODS DURING COVID

For Xi'an Famous Foods, the pandemic has brought an uptick in aggression toward Asian-American employees, mirroring a trend seen across...

 
 
 

LANDLORDS EAGER FOR COVID-ERA REVAMPS ARE FINDING HUNGRY INVESTORS

The growing attraction of short-term real estate loans during the pandemic is making it easier to borrow to refurbish properties.

UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS DROPPED LAST WEEK AS CORONAVIRUS CASES EASED

The Labor Department is scheduled to release its weekly report on applications for government unemployment insurance.

 
 
 



South Korea starts vaccinating, but people over 65 must wait

South Korea starts vaccinating, but people over 65 must wait

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea administered its first coronavirus vaccines Friday to people at long-term care facilities, launching a mass immunization campaign that... Read more ...

COVID-19 bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides

COVID-19 bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides

WASHINGTON - The Senate parliamentarian dealt a potentially lethal blow Thursday to Democrats' drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must... Read more ...

Parliamentarian: COVID-19 bill must lose minimum wage hike

Parliamentarian: COVID-19 bill must lose minimum wage hike

WASHINGTON - The Senate parliamentarian has dealt a potentially lethal blow to Democrats' drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must fall... Read more ...

Mr. Potato Head drops the mister, sort of

Mr. Potato Head drops the mister, sort of

NEW YORK - Is it Mr. Potato Head or not? Read more ...

Boeing will pay $6.6 million to settle FAA allegations

Boeing will pay $6.6 million to settle FAA allegations

Federal regulators have imposed $5.4 million in civil penalties against Boeing for violating terms of a $12 million settlement in 2015, and the aircraft maker has agreed to pay... Read more ...

Arkansas Senate votes to refund virus fines to businesses

Arkansas Senate votes to refund virus fines to businesses

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Senate on Thursday voted to refund the fines the state has collected from some businesses for violating coronavirus restrictions, as Gov. Asa... Read more ...

The Latest: US loosens Pfizer vaccine shipping regulations

The Latest: US loosens Pfizer vaccine shipping regulations

NEW YORK - U.S. regulators are allowing Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to be shipped and stored at less-frigid temperatures, which should ease distribution and administration of one... Read more ...

Mitch McConnell says he would vote for Trump again days after saying he was...

Mitch McConnell says he would vote for Trump again days after saying he was 'practically and morally responsible' for the deadly insurrection

Summary List Placement Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he would back Donald Trump if he were the Republican Party's nominee for president again. He... Read more ...

U.S. pizza sales, booming in pandemic, start to slow

U.S. pizza sales, booming in pandemic, start to slow

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - After a pandemic-fueled boom, U.S. pizza sales appear to be headed back to earth. Read more ...

AT&T spinning off DirecTV after losing millions of customers

AT&T spinning off DirecTV after losing millions of customers

AT&T is spinning off its DirecTV into a new company for a fraction of the $48.5 billion it paid for the satellite TV service in 2015. DirecTV has lost millions of customers on... Read more ...