Author Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing

CHAUTAUQUA, NY (AP) – Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” drew death threats from Iran’s leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen Friday by a man who rushed the stage as the author was about to give a lecture in western New York. A bloodied Rushdie, 75, was flown to … Read more

Disney CEO says price hikes may hit Disney World, Disneyland

Disney World and Disneyland customers may soon be getting hit with another round of price hikes, according to Disney CEO Bob Chapek. After raising prices across Disney’s streaming services, including Disney +, Hulu and ESPN +, Chapek told CNBC that price hikes will likely hit the Mouse House’s popular theme parks next. “We read demand. … Read more

Nintendo President Says Switch Production Is “Uncertain” Next Year

Image: Nintendo Life / Gemma Smith In an interview with Nikkei, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa says that, while semiconductor supply issues are looking to improve for the remainder of this fiscal year, next year looks more “uncertain”. This follows the publication of Nintendo’s financial report for Q1 2022-2023. In last week’s financials, Nintendo reported a … Read more

Six Flags CEO blasted over ‘day care for teenagers’ remark

Six Flags’ new CEO is facing a revolt from customers and Wall Street analysts alike over his aggressive moves to hike prices at the theme park – not to mention his snooty attitude. In a Thursday conference call, Chief Executive Selim Bassoul said the company’s 27 parks had become “cheap day care centers for teenagers” … Read more

Kobe Bryant crash scene photos were shared during awards ceremony cocktail hour, witness testifies

CNN – Photos taken at the scene of the fatal helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others were shared by a Los Angeles County firefighter during the cocktail hour at an awards ceremony a month after the crash, according to witness testimony. On Wednesday, the trial was launched for … Read more

Even airline employees are having trouble finding a seat home from Europe this summer

International passengers walk through the arrivals area at Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport on November 26, 2021 in London, England. Leon Neal | Getty Images News | Getty Images Airlines want people to take a European vacation this summer – as along it’s not their employees. Carriers are discouraging their staff from using their employee … Read more

‘Crying CEO’ doubles down on controversial LinkedIn selfie

The marketing boss who got shredded online for posting a selfie of himself crying on LinkedIn after laying off employees is doubling down on the widely mocked move. Braden Wallake, the CEO of Columbus, Ohio-based marketing services firm HyperSocial, claimed his emotional post has resonated with other business leaders, even as countless LinkedIn users accuse … Read more

It’s a Tom Jones rally but it may be overbought, say analysts

The latest action in stocks may be a concern for the bulls. The S&P 500’s initial surge on Thursday to fresh three-month highs fizzled as the session wore on. The “peak inflation rally” faded. Futures early on Friday are firmer again, but inevitably there are some observers still wary of the recent bounce. “Obviously, a … Read more

Three Chinese corporate giants leaving NY stock exchange

Three state-owned Chinese corporate giants announced plans Friday to remove their shares from the New York Stock Exchange, adding to a growing financial separation between the biggest global economies in the midst of a dispute over scrutiny of company audits. PetroChina Ltd. PCCYF, -0.87%, China Life Insurance Ltd LFC, -3.30%. and China Petroleum & Chemical … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, August 12

Traders on the floor of the NYSE, Aug. 11, 2022. Source: NYSE Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Markets looking up US stock futures pointed to a rally Friday morning, a day after the three major indexes posted mixed results. On Thursday, the Dow finished … Read more