Month: January 2021

Aug. 11 (Bloomberg) –- Ever wonder who choreographs and designs the fight scenes and stunts for action movies? One Los Angeles-based company, 87Eleven Action Design, does just that. They are the stunt team behind more than 100 productions, including “The Hunger Games,” “Wolverine,” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Bloomberg heads to 87Eleven’s training gym to
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Kevin Johnson, CEO, Starbucks Scott Mlyn | CNBC Starbucks is expected to report its fiscal first-quarter earnings after the bell Tuesday. Here’s what Wall Street analysts surveyed by Refinitiv are expecting: Earnings per share: 55 cents expected Revenue: $6.93 billion expected At the coffee giant’s investor day in December, CFO Pat Grismer reiterated the company’s
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Stimulus checks printed at the Philadelphia Financial Center in Philadelphia. Jeff Fusco | Getty Images Many Americans are waiting for their second stimulus check and others want to know when they could possibly get a third payment.  The $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan pushed by President Joe Biden includes a third round of  $1,400 stimulus
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The headquarters of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C. JHVEPhoto | iStock Editorial | Getty Images The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is expected to become a more aggressive consumer watchdog under the Biden administration and while the coronavirus pandemic hurls financial challenges at millions of Americans. Consumer advocates say the bureau was almost
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An employee works inside an Office Depot Inc. Susana Gonzalez | Bloomberg | Getty Images Company: ODP Corp. (ODP) ODP Corp. is a provider of business services, products and digital workplace technology solutions to small and medium businesses. The company has a fully integrated business-to-business distribution platform of approximately 1,300 stores and online presence. The
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GameStop mania took Wall Street by storm, thanks to a legion of retail traders glued to the WallStreetBets message board on Reddit. Shares of the struggling brick-and-mortar video game retailer skyrocketed 400% in the past week, closing out January with a whopping 1,625% gain. A band of amateur traders in WallStreetBets forum, whose members have
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Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., arrives for a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Facebook stock was down in after-hours trading on Wednesday after the company reported its fourth-quarter earnings. Here are the numbers: Earnings: $3.88 per
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A United Airlines Boeing 737-800 and United Airlines A320 Airbus on seen approach to San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco. Louis Nastro | Reuters United Airlines said the jobs of roughly 14,000 employees are at risk when a second round of federal aid expires this spring, the latest sign of how the industry is struggling
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A stack of Starlink internet satellites just before a launch. SpaceX SpaceX is preparing to begin production of the next-generation of its Starlink internet satellites, according to a company job posting, with the company having deployed more than 1,000 first-generation satellites in orbit to date. A posting on the company’s careers page, open at the time
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Apple CEO Tim Cook reveals the new iPhone 12. Source Apple delivered its largest quarter by revenue of all time on Wednesday at $111.4 billion in its first-quarter earnings report for fiscal 2021. It’s the first time Apple crossed the symbolic $100 billion mark in a single quarter, and sales were up 21% year-over-year.   Apple stock declined less than a percent in
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Not wanting to touch anything is having a dramatic impact on consumer habits. Amid the coronavirus crisis, Americans are abandoning cash almost entirely in favor of “tap and go” transactions and have finally embraced contactless and digital payment methods after years of reluctance.  Fewer and fewer adults use printed or minted U.S. currency at all any more.
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Recognize the photograph above? It adorns walls, computer screens and websites for psychiatrists and financial planners. It’s also on shower curtains, tote bags, maxi dresses, neck gaiters and ruffled bathing suits. Though seemingly too beautiful to be real, the scene depicts an actual place. It’s Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, one of the most famous sites in
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Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus vaccine illustration Dado Ruvic | Reuters Johnson & Johnson said Friday that its one-dose coronavirus vaccine was 72% effective in protecting against Covid-19 in the United States. The vaccine, however, was less potent in other regions, it said. The highly anticipated results were based on 468 confirmed Covid-19 infections among the
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