Disney’s theme parks are profitable again as tourists return in droves

Disney’s theme parks are profitable again as tourists return in droves

Shares of Disney popped late Thursday after it said consumers flocked back to its theme parks, like Disney World and Disneyland, in the third quarter. The Mouse House said the economy recovery triggered by widespread vaccinations has helped its all-important theme parks, resorts and cruise business, which had been crushed by the pandemic, return to … Read more

Helicopter service Blade requiring COVID vaccine for clients

Helicopter service Blade requiring COVID vaccine for clients

Blade, the Uber-like, short-distance aviation company known for its helicopter flights to the Hamptons, is requiring all passengers be vaccinated against Covid-19. The company, which already requires its employees to be vaccinated, informed clients of the new rule by email late Wednesday. The vaccine mandate takes effect on Sept. 7, and comes as major commercial airlines weigh … Read more

Paris Saint-Germain soccer club to pay Lionel Messi in cryptocurrency

Paris Saint-Germain soccer club to pay Lionel Messi in cryptocurrency

French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain announced Thursday that a portion of its $80 million pay package for superstar Lionel Messi includes some cryptocurrency — a “world first for such a high-profile signing.” PSG said Messi’s package includes an unspecified amount of the club-issued cryptocurrency “$PSG Fan Tokens,” which it created in January 2020 with crypto platform … Read more

Senators introduce bipartisan bill to rein in Apple, Google app stores

Senators introduce bipartisan bill to rein in Apple, Google app stores

A bipartisan trio of senators introduced a bill that would rein in app stores of companies they said exert too much market control, including Apple and Alphabet Inc’s Google. Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota teamed up with Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee to sponsor the bill, which would bar big app stores from requiring app providers … Read more

Kathy Hochul’s husband a conflict of interest as governor: critics

Kathy Hochul's husband a conflict of interest as governor: critics

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul’s upcoming elevation to governor of New York has put her husband’s position at gambling and hospitality giant Delaware North in the spotlight, with government ethics experts calling it a conflict of interest. Hochul is married to former federal prosecutor William Hochul, who now serves as general counsel and senior vice president at … Read more