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Tennessee Gay Couple, Turned Away by Wedding Venue, Get Support, Plenty of Options

Tennessee Gay Couple, Turned Away by Wedding Venue, Get Support, Plenty of Options

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 21, 2021

A gay couple in Tennessee who were bounced by a wedding venue because they are both men have been flooded with offers of wedding services at a discount since their story hit the news.

US Investigating Airlines Over Slow Refunds During Pandemic

US Investigating Airlines Over Slow Refunds During Pandemic

BUSINESS | Sep 20, 2021

The Transportation Department is detailing efforts it says it is making to help airline customers who were wrongfully denied refunds after flights were canceled or changed during the pandemic.

Former Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith Opens Up about Being the 'Token Gay'

Former Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith Opens Up about Being the 'Token Gay'

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 19, 2021

CNBC anchor Shepard Smith gave a few pointers for how LGTBQ+ professionals can deal with being "tokenized" at work. Rule #1: Use calm, concise, face to face communication.

Same-Sex Couple Sues Aetna Over Fertility Treatment's 'LGBTQ+ Tax'

Same-Sex Couple Sues Aetna Over Fertility Treatment's 'LGBTQ+ Tax'

BUSINESS | Sep 17, 2021

Aetna is being sued by a lesbian couple who allege discrimination because the company requires higher out-of-pocket expenditures before covering fertility treatment for non-heterosexuals.

US Will Give Runway Rights to a Budget Airline at Newark Airport

US Will Give Runway Rights to a Budget Airline at Newark Airport

BUSINESS | Sep 17, 2021

The Transportation Department said Thursday it will give rights for several afternoon and evening flights in Newark, New Jersey, to a budget airline to drive down fares.

Watch: Thirst-Trapping OnlyFans Stars Rick & Griff Give Middle Finger to Streaming Service with Hilarious Vid

Watch: Thirst-Trapping OnlyFans Stars Rick & Griff Give Middle Finger to Streaming Service with Hilarious Vid

BUSINESS | Sep 15, 2021

Social media influencers and adult content providers Rick and Griff Twombley-King struck out at OnlyFans for their now-rescinded decision to ban adult content with a funny parody video.

Carnival CEO Discusses Cruise Lines, Pandemic and Politics

Carnival CEO Discusses Cruise Lines, Pandemic and Politics

BUSINESS | By David Koenig | Sep 15, 2021

Carnival Corp., once a $21 billion company, saw revenue plunge to zero overnight last year when the pandemic shut down the cruise industry. It's CEO Arnold Donald's job to navigate uncharted waters for the cruise giant, which operates nine brands.

How 'Sissy Men' Became the Latest Front in China's Campaign Against Big Tech

How 'Sissy Men' Became the Latest Front in China's Campaign Against Big Tech

BUSINESS | Sep 14, 2021

Using the Chinese derogatory slur "niang pao" — "girlie guns" — Chinese cultural authorities explained that they were rolling out a rule to purge "morally flawed celebrities" in order to "correct aesthetics" in "performing styles." But why?

Weed Cellars Arrives in Florida, Just in Time for Miami Beach Pride

Weed Cellars Arrives in Florida, Just in Time for Miami Beach Pride

SPONSORED CONTENT | Sep 14, 2021

Nathan's Bar is the latest LGBTQ+ venue to welcome the arrival of Weed Cellars' Pride Edition — just in time for Miami Beach Pride this September.

Cúram Nádúrtha Will Unleash Your Inner Gentleman

Cúram Nádúrtha Will Unleash Your Inner Gentleman

SPONSORED CONTENT | Sep 12, 2021

Its Gaelic name translating to "natural care," Cúram Nádúrtha is attracting fervent followers interested in its all-organic line of beard, hair, and skincare products.

Salesforce to Help Workers Leave States over Abortion Laws

Salesforce to Help Workers Leave States over Abortion Laws

BUSINESS | Sep 12, 2021

The CEO of Salesforce said the company will help employees leave Texas, and he did so while retweeting a story linking the offer to concern about Texas' new anti-abortion law.

Thirst-Trapping: Adult Performer Appropriates 80s Term for 2021 Underwear Brand

Thirst-Trapping: Adult Performer Appropriates 80s Term for 2021 Underwear Brand

BUSINESS | Sep 11, 2021

Adult performer Dean Young wants to give the term "yuppie" a new life, but with a difference. The 22-year-old has launched an underwear line he calls "Young Yuppy," re-spelling a term that he says he knew nothing about until recently.

Airlines Say Rise in COVID-19 Cases is Hurting Ticket Sales

Airlines Say Rise in COVID-19 Cases is Hurting Ticket Sales

BUSINESS | By David Koening | Sep 10, 2021

Several leading U.S. airlines warned Thursday that the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant is hurting their bookings and further delaying the travel industry's recovery.

Brewery Sues N. Carolina Commission Over Revealing Label

Brewery Sues N. Carolina Commission Over Revealing Label

BUSINESS | Sep 8, 2021

A Maryland-based brewery is suing North Carolina regulators after one of its beer labels was deemed inappropriate and was rejected.

Revlon CEO Discusses Pandemic Beauty Habits, Staying Nimble

Revlon CEO Discusses Pandemic Beauty Habits, Staying Nimble

BUSINESS | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Sep 7, 2021

Lipstick sales plummeted during the pandemic, but that's only one of the 21st century problems facing Revlon. CEO Debra Perelman gets real about the company's future.

Jobless Americans Will Have Few Options as Benefits Expire

Jobless Americans Will Have Few Options as Benefits Expire

BUSINESS | By Ken Sweet | Sep 7, 2021

Millions of jobless Americans lost their unemployment benefits on Monday, leaving only a handful of economic support programs for those who are still being hit financially by the year-and-a-half-old coronavirus pandemic.

Parts Shortage Will Keep Auto Prices Sky-High

Parts Shortage Will Keep Auto Prices Sky-High

BUSINESS | Sep 5, 2021

Back in the spring, a shortage of computer chips that had sent auto prices soaring appeared, finally, to be easing. Some relief for consumers seemed to be in sight. That hope has now dimmed.

 Apple Delays iPhone Photo-Scanning Plan Amid Fierce Backlash

Apple Delays iPhone Photo-Scanning Plan Amid Fierce Backlash

BUSINESS | By Michael Liedtke And Matt O'Brien | Sep 4, 2021

Apple is indefinitely delaying plans to scan iPhones in the U.S. for images of child sexual abuse following an outcry from security and privacy experts who warned the technology could be exploited.

US Hiring Slows as Delta Variant Weakens Travel and Tourism

US Hiring Slows as Delta Variant Weakens Travel and Tourism

BUSINESS | By Christopher Rugaber | Sep 4, 2021

America's employers added just 235,000 jobs in August, a surprisingly weak gain after two months of robust hiring.

Stream like the Stars: Keep on Subscribing, Maybe Watching

Stream like the Stars: Keep on Subscribing, Maybe Watching

BUSINESS | By Lynn Elber | Sep 3, 2021

While about a third of households have one subscription, the average number is 3.8, a significant increase from 3.1 in 2020, said Jennifer Chan, the research service's global insight director.

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