Clark Duke, Kailey Crawford and Cloris Leachman voice Thunk, Sandy and Gran in “The Croods: A New Age” Universal The week of Thanksgiving is typically a robust time at the box office, but this year the coronavirus pandemic has crippled the film industry, leaving little doubt that the November holiday will suffer the same fate.
In a pre-COVID world, Thanksgiving was an opportunity for Filippo Arnalboldi to get away with his wife and two school-aged children. They would ski for a week in Switzerland, get a culture fix in Paris or book a fun-in-the-sun getaway on a Caribbean isle. “We’d get on a plane and go,” said Arnaboldi, an Upper
Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Deere — Shares of the equipment maker slipped more than 1% despite the company betting top and bottom line estimates during the fourth quarter. Deere earned $2.39 per share during the period, ahead of the $1.49 expected by analysts surveyed by Refinitiv. The company said in
From treetop dining to underwater villas, the Maldives is coming up imaginative ways to help travelers stay socially distanced while still enjoying a vacation. The island nation reopened to visitors on July 15, and more than 57,000 tourists have visited since. More airlines set to resume flights this month and next. Earlier in November, the
SpaceX prototype rocket Starship SN8 stands on the company’s launchpad in Boca Chica, Texas before an engine test. @LabPadre SpaceX is aiming to launch its latest Starship rocket prototype as early as “next week,” CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday, in what would be the company’s most ambitious flight test of the rocket to date.
Television production looks a bit different this fall 2020 season. The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing a host of changes to the industry (not to mention the world at large), namely a stall in on-location filming. For the most part, productions are sticking to the safety of soundstage-built sets and studio backlots, rather than venturing out
Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. DEA / M. BORCHI | De Agostini | Getty Images Nearly 14 million American workers are collecting unemployment benefits through programs that will lapse at the end of the year without congressional action. Expiring aid would leave many without income at a time when protections for renters, homeowners and student
With a likely divided U.S. Congress this January, the incoming Biden administration may have a limited ability to pass the tax changes proposed by Biden during the 2020 presidential campaign. Much of Biden’s tax plan included tax increases on higher earners and businesses, which are unlikely to be considered by a likely Republican-controlled Senate pending
For a myriad of reasons, millennials, America’s largest generation, are becoming homeowners later in life and at lower rates than the generations of Americans that preceded them. The rapid expansion of the middle-class after World War II made owning a home easier and, ultimately, a symbol of the American dream. But according to the Urban
This year, instead of the traditional turkey, Nicole Beckler’s Thanksgiving table will feature two Cornish hens: the perfect sized birds for a dinner for two. Beckler, a travel agent based in Florida, downsized her dinner after deciding against flying to New Jersey to celebrate the holiday with her family. “Since New Jersey is kind of
Federal Reserve officials took part in a detailed discussion about their asset purchase program during the meeting earlier this month, at which some members said they expect several changes to be enacted. The Fed on Wednesday released minutes from its Nov. 4-5 policy meeting. Officials at that meeting voted to keep benchmark short-term borrowing rates
Tiffany & Co. gift boxes seen in a store window. Alex Tai | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Many Americans are spending their days working from home in leggings and casualwear during the coronavirus pandemic. They have few, if any, parties or gatherings where they dress up — never mind show off a
Richard Newstead | Moment | Getty Images Drones have arrived on Wall Street. Goldman Sachs, the world’s top mergers advisor, is among investment banks using drone technology to give its clients a bird’s-eye view of the companies they are bidding on, according to Stephan Feldgoise, the firm’s global co-head of mergers and acquisitions. After Covid-19
“New Girl” star Zooey Deschanel and her producer second husband Jacob Pechenik (“Rock the Casbah,” “Solace”) officially split last year, and the erstwhile couple wasted little time selling their $5.9 million marital home in Manhattan Beach. The blunt-banged actress and the producer then went their separate real estate ways — she to a $9.5 million
AJ Watt | Getty Images Are you stocking up on cold and flu meds for the winter? Buying an at-home Covid-19 test kit? If so, you are running out of time to use this tax-advantaged account for those purchases. Health-care flexible spending accounts, which may be available at your job, allow you to stash pre-tax
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves (R), in his budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2022, has announced his goal of phasing out the state’s income tax by 2030. Mississippi’s income tax currently has three marginal rates of 3 percent, 4 percent, and 5 percent. The corporate rates and brackets match the individual rates and brackets, and