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Restaurant Chain Friendly's Hits Pandemic Wall

Restaurant Chain Friendly's Hits Pandemic Wall

BUSINESS | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Nov 4, 2020

Friendly's Restaurants, the 85-year-old East Coast dining chain known for its Fribble milkshakes and ice cream sundaes, is filing for bankruptcy protection.

ImLive Offers 220 Gallons of Lube to Deter Election Protesters

ImLive Offers 220 Gallons of Lube to Deter Election Protesters

BUSINESS | Nov 3, 2020

"We wanted to extend a helping hand and ensure people's safety while they took to the streets tonight and want to make sure no one is climbing street poles and inevitably getting hurt," said a company representative.

Pandemic Reinvents Holiday Hiring for Retailers

Pandemic Reinvents Holiday Hiring for Retailers

BUSINESS | By Anne D'Innocenzio, Alexandra Olson | Nov 2, 2020

Wanted this holiday shopping season: Cart sanitizers, curbside delivery workers and mask enforcers.

Former Employee Sues China Southern, Alleging LGBTQ Discrimination

Former Employee Sues China Southern, Alleging LGBTQ Discrimination

BUSINESS | By Huizhong Wu | Nov 2, 2020

A former flight attendant is suing China Southern Airlines for suspending him after his sexual orientation was made public without his consent last year, in a rare legal maneuver that pits him against the country's largest airline.

Netflix Raising US Streaming Prices Amid Booming Growth

Netflix Raising US Streaming Prices Amid Booming Growth

BUSINESS | By Michael Liedtke | Oct 31, 2020

Netflix is raising most of its U.S. prices by 8% to 13% as its video streaming service rides a wave of rising popularity spurred by government-imposed lockdowns that corralled people at home during the fight against the pandemic.

Judge Postpones Trump's TikTok Ban in Suit Brought by Users

Judge Postpones Trump's TikTok Ban in Suit Brought by Users

BUSINESS | By Matt O'Brien | Oct 31, 2020

A federal judge has postponed President Donald Trump's threatened shutdown of the popular short-form video app TikTok, siding with a Pennsylvania comedian and two other TikTok creators who say Trump's order hampers their free speech.

Orlando's Parliament House to Close, Reopen in New Location

Orlando's Parliament House to Close, Reopen in New Location

BUSINESS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 30, 2020

Parliament House, a popular gay nightclub and resort in Orlando, announced it is closing its current location next month and will reopen in a new location soon.

BBC Bans Reporters from Pride, Trans Events

BBC Bans Reporters from Pride, Trans Events

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 30, 2020

The BBC, responding to criticism that it has a liberal bias, has instituted stricter "impartiality" rules that now mean staffers cannot attend Pride marches, trans rights rallies, or other "controversial" demonstrations.

EVO3 Launches New CBD Olive Oil, Direct from Greece

EVO3 Launches New CBD Olive Oil, Direct from Greece

SPONSORED CONTENT | Oct 29, 2020

EVO3 Oils, maker of proven-quality CBD oils and topicals, is rolling out its newest product, and it's sure to make foodies swoon.

How Are Gambling Hubs Like Macao and Atlantic City Emulating Las Vegas' LGBTQ Marketing Strategies?

How Are Gambling Hubs Like Macao and Atlantic City Emulating Las Vegas' LGBTQ Marketing Strategies?

BUSINESS | Oct 29, 2020

Las Vegas has always been a place that welcomes people from all walks of life. That includes LGBTQ people; Las Vegas is one of the top U.S. destinations for LGBTQ travelers.

Social Media CEOs Get Earful on Bias, Warning of New Limits

Social Media CEOs Get Earful on Bias, Warning of New Limits

BUSINESS | By Marcy Gordon | Oct 28, 2020

With next week's election looming, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google received a hectoring from Republicans at a Senate hearing Wednesday for alleged anti-conservative bias in the companies' social media platforms.

Red State Retreat? LGBTQ Hosts Encourage Regional Travel

Red State Retreat? LGBTQ Hosts Encourage Regional Travel

BUSINESS | By Merryn Johns | Oct 27, 2020

How comfortable would you be taking a road trip to a destination with no LGBTQ anti-discrimination laws? It's a conundrum that many LGBTQ travelers face as they choose drivable destinations over long-haul flights.

Short-Video App Quibi Shutting Down Just Months After Launch

Short-Video App Quibi Shutting Down Just Months After Launch

BUSINESS | By Tali Arbel | Oct 22, 2020

Short-video app Quibi said it is shutting down just six months after its early April launch, having struggled to find customers.

How Stoli is Breathing Life Into our LGBTQ Legacy

How Stoli is Breathing Life Into our LGBTQ Legacy

SPONSORED CONTENT | Oct 21, 2020

Stoli commemorates LGBTQ History Month by presenting The Legacy Project's LIVE Global Broadcast on October 11 and releasing a new music single and video, "Stoli Serves Pride" by #1 Billboard artist Debby Holiday.

Netflix Reports a Summer Slump in Subscriber Growth

Netflix Reports a Summer Slump in Subscriber Growth

BUSINESS | By Michael Liedtke and Barbara Ortutay | Oct 21, 2020

Netflix's subscriber growth slowed dramatically during the summer months after surging in the spring fueled by pandemic lockdowns that corralled millions of people in their homes.

One Million Moms Dunks on Oreo for Rainbow Cookies, Partnership with PFLAG

One Million Moms Dunks on Oreo for Rainbow Cookies, Partnership with PFLAG

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 19, 2020

The American Family Association-affiliated One Million Moms has taken aim at Oreo cookies for producing a rainbow-themed edition of their popular creme-filled cookies and partnering with PFLAG.

Hard Hit by Virus, Airlines Push for Tests Over Quarantines

Hard Hit by Virus, Airlines Push for Tests Over Quarantines

BUSINESS | By David McHugh | Oct 19, 2020

What will it take to get people flying again? One thing airlines believe could help is to have rapid virus tests of all passengers before departure.

How Harmony CBD Transformed a Life-Threatening Diagnosis

How Harmony CBD Transformed a Life-Threatening Diagnosis

SPONSORED CONTENT | Oct 17, 2020

With her daughter's life at stake, Janel Ralph researched and launched a vertical CBD company to minimize the effects of a rare brain disease. Now, Harmony CBD is helping customers of all kinds.

Top 5 of the Best Stocks to Buy in 2020

Top 5 of the Best Stocks to Buy in 2020

BUSINESS | Oct 16, 2020

A lot of companies in 2020 have achieved remarkable growth and are still expecting to earn higher revenues. Here we take a look at some of the best businesses that are present in different sectors and have also achieved substantial growth in recent years.

Twitter Changes Hacked Content Rules After Biden Story Furor

Twitter Changes Hacked Content Rules After Biden Story Furor

BUSINESS | Oct 16, 2020

Twitter said late Thursday it was changing its policy on hacked content after an outcry about its handling of an unverified political story that prompted cries of censorship from the right.

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