Entertainment and Lifestyle

United Airlines grapples with pilots avoiding the captain’s chair

Reuters | July 18, 2023

By Rajesh Kumar Singh CHICAGO (Reuters) – United Airlines first officer Phil Anderson has turned down opportunities to be promoted to captain as he does not want the unpredictable schedule that comes with the bigger paycheck. Anderson is one of many who have passed on that promotion at United, and analysts and union officials said […]

US airline stock valuations stuck on runway despite travel boom

Reuters | July 12, 2023

By Rajesh Kumar Singh CHICAGO (Reuters) -Relentless travel demand has sent bookings at U.S. carriers soaring, translating into bumper earnings. However, their shares have not shown the same trajectory as questions linger about the sustainability of consumer spending. Airline shares have suffered because of bearish sentiment about the broader economy as interest rates are up […]

Meta takes aim at Twitter with Threads app, millions join

Reuters | July 6, 2023

(Corrects grammar in first paragraph) By Katie Paul NEW YORK (Reuters) -Meta Platforms on Wednesday launched a direct challenge to Twitter with Threads, garnering millions of users in hours as it sought to take advantage of its rival’s much-weakened state after a series of chaotic decisions from owner Elon Musk. Those quick to join the […]

Apple to sell Vision Pro AR headset for triple Meta’s top-line price

Reuters | June 6, 2023

By Stephen Nellis CUPERTINO, California (Reuters) -Apple on Monday unveiled a costly augmented-reality headset called the Vision Pro in its riskiest bet since the introduction of the iPhone more than a decade ago, barging into a market dominated by Meta. At its annual developer conference, Apple also introduced a raft of new products and features, […]

Hollywood writers to strike as streaming shift upends TV business

Reuters | May 2, 2023

By Lisa Richwine and Dawn Chmielewski LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Thousands of film and television writers will go on strike starting Tuesday, throwing Hollywood into turmoil as the entertainment business grapples with seismic changes triggered by the global streaming TV boom. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) called its first work stoppage in 15 years […]

Fox News says Carlson, Hannity, Bartiromo set to testify at defamation trial

Reuters | April 5, 2023

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – Fox News said Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Maria Bartiromo and other top on-air personalities will be available to testify as it defends itself against a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit claiming it lied about voter fraud in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. In a letter filed on Tuesday in Delaware […]

DeSantis’ hand-picked Walt Disney World oversight board meets for the first time

Reuters | March 8, 2023

By Dawn Chmielewski (Reuters) – A new board controlling Walt Disney World’s special taxing district in Florida will meet for the first time on Wednesday, as Governor Ron DeSantis’ hand-picked group gets ready to end the entertainment giant’s “corporate kingdom.” What that entails is not clear. Nothing in the language of the legislation creating the […]

U.S. senators blast Southwest holiday meltdown, labeled ‘unmitigated disaster’

Reuters | February 10, 2023

By David Shepardson and Rajesh Kumar Singh WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Southwest Airlines on Thursday faced harsh criticism from U.S. senators at a hearing investigating the airline’s meltdown that disrupted travel plans for 2 million customers, with one lawmaker calling the situation an “unmitigated disaster.” Senators recounted to Southwest a litany of horrendous travel stories: People missing […]

Bob Iger’s Disney revamp could keep critic Peltz ‘at bay’

Reuters | February 9, 2023

(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co CEO Bob Iger dazzled Wall Street on Wednesday with sweeping changes and billions of dollars in cost cuts, and some analysts are convinced that will be enough to sway its harshest critic – activist investor Nelson Peltz. In his first earnings call since returning to the top job in November, […]

ChatGPT owner launches ‘imperfect’ tool to detect AI-generated text

Reuters | February 1, 2023

By Krystal Hu (Reuters) – OpenAI, the creator of the popular chatbot ChatGPT, has released a software tool to identify text generated by artificial intelligence, the company said in a blog post on Wednesday. ChatGPT is a free program that generates text in response to a prompt, including articles, essays, jokes and even poetry, which […]

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