Spotify CEO says COVID slump ‘behind us’ as podcasts fuel rebound

Spotify CEO says COVID slump 'behind us' as podcasts fuel rebound

Music streaming giant Spotify said it continued to grow its subscriber base and advertising revenue thanks to podcasts in the third quarter, as the effects of the pandemic waned. Shares of Spotify rose over 5.6 percent in early-morning trading to $266.67. Spotify Chief Executive Daniel Ek told investors Wednesday that subscriber “choppiness in the first … Read more

Judge rejects Southwest pilots’ bid to block vaccine mandate

Judge rejects Southwest pilots' bid to block vaccine mandate

A federal judge has denied the Southwest Airlines pilots union’s bid to temporarily block the company from imposing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees, saying the mandate is within the airline’s authority. The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, which represents the company’s nearly 10,000 pilots, sought a temporary restraining order against the mandate, arguing that it … Read more

‘Rust’ producers hire Jenner & Block law firm after fatal shooting

‘Rust’ producers hire Jenner
& Block law firm after fatal shooting

The producers of Alec Baldwin’s Western film “Rust” have reportedly hired powerhouse law firm Jenner & Block to interview cast and crew about the accidental, fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. In a letter to cast and crew obtained by NBC News, the “Rust” producers said that federal workplace investigators are probing the workplace death … Read more

Walmart alerts customers to deadly recalled air freshener

Walmart alerts customers to deadly recalled air freshener

Walmart insisted “safety is always a top priority” as it scrambled this week to reach thousands of customers who bought a recalled air freshener spray linked to a dangerous bacteria that’s now killed at least two, including a child. “Our sympathies go out to the four families that have been impacted by this situation,” the … Read more

Brooklyn Navy Yard enlists Food52 digital hub as new tenant

Brooklyn Navy Yard enlists Food52 digital hub as new tenant

Digital culinary hub Food52 is moving its headquarters from Chelsea to the Brooklyn Navy Yard — and, dramatically, to Dock 72, the ship-shaped waterfront office tower by Rudin Development and Boston Properties. It’s a momentous move for Food52, the online cooking-and-home brand that reaches 25 million people every month. It was named one of the … Read more