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Supreme Court questions opioid liability protections for Sackler family

The Biden administration is questioning a bankruptcy plan that lets the Sackler family avoid future lawsuits related to the opioid epidemic.
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There's a gap between AI talk and businesses actually using it

Major companies can’t stop talking about artificial intelligence tools, but few businesses report using them.
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Photo illustration of torn paper with a robot head on one side and a human head on the other
3d ago

Spotify to lay off 17% of employees — read the full memo CEO Daniel Ek sent to staff members

In the note, Ek said Spotify invested too much in 2020 and 2021 and had to “rightsize” its costs for a new economic reality.
The Spotify headquarters building on Jan. 23, 2023 in New York.
The Spotify headquarters building on Jan. 23, 2023 in New York.

Alaska Airlines to buy Hawaiian Airlines in $1.9 billion deal

The two airlines said they will aim to “maintain” each of their brand identities but operate under a single platform, combining into a 365-airplane fleet covering 138 destinations.
Alaska and Hawaiian Airlines planes takeoff at the same time from San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Calif. on June 21, 2023.
Alaska and Hawaiian Airlines planes takeoff at the same time from San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Calif. on June 21, 2023.
4d ago

In the Hall v. Oates legal feud, fans don’t want to play favorites

“Your average fans feel like it’s a divorce — they’re upset and sad,” said a former Hall & Oates fan club president.
Daryl Hall and John Oates in Chicago, Ill.
Daryl Hall and John Oates in Chicago, Ill.

Outcome of Hollywood actors’ contract vote could be close amid criticism over parts of deal

After SAG-AFTRA’s monthslong strike ended with a tentative deal in November, the results of a ratification vote are expected Tuesday. Some union members have criticized parts of the deal and foresee a close outcome.
SAG-AFTRA members and supporters picket outside Paramount Studios in Los Angele
SAG-AFTRA members and supporters picket outside Paramount Studios in Los Angele

Cut from projects, dropped by agents: How the Israel-Hamas war is dividing Hollywood

Actors, writers, producers and talent agencies are wrestling with how their industry should respond to the conflict, spurring fierce debate over what types of speech to permit.
Photo Illustration: An image of the Hollywood sign split in half — the left half with the Israeli flag colors (blue and white) and the right with the Palestinian flag colors (black, green, and red)
Photo Illustration: An image of the Hollywood sign split in half — the left half with the Israeli flag colors (blue and white) and the right with the Palestinian flag colors (black, green, and red)
5d ago

Fed Chair Powell calls talk of cutting rates 'premature' and says more hikes could happen

Powell’s remarks gave some credence to the idea that the Fed is done hiking as the string of rate hikes since March 2022 have cut into economic activity.
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell prepares to deliver remarks to the The Federal Reserve's Division of Research and Statistics Centennial Conference
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell prepares to deliver remarks to the The Federal Reserve's Division of Research and Statistics Centennial Conference
5d ago

Teen sues American Airlines after finding an iPhone recording her while using the restroom

Lawyers for the 14-year-old and her parents say that American “knew or should have known the flight attendant was a danger.”
Tails of American Airline planes are seen as the planes sit parked at gates at Reagan National Airport on Thursday, April 27, 2023 in Arlington, Va.
Tails of American Airline planes are seen as the planes sit parked at gates at Reagan National Airport on Thursday, April 27, 2023 in Arlington, Va.
5d ago

Man plotted 'mass casualty' attack at Cybertruck event attended by Elon Musk in Texas, officials say

Paul Ryan Overeem, a 28-year-old Florida resident, challenged authorities that it's "up to you guys to stop me.”
People walk inside the Tesla gigafactory.
People walk inside the Tesla gigafactory.
6d ago

Elon Musk hypes Tesla Cybertruck at deliveries event in Austin

Tesla’s website revealed that the base model for the Cybertruck is now priced 50% higher than the $40,000 the company originally aimed for.
Tesla Cybertruck.
Tesla Cybertruck.

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