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What drives corporations to sign — or not sign — a letter opposing voting restrictions?

Apr 14, 2021
Amazon, Netflix and Starbucks joined a public statement, but Coca-Cola, Walmart and others did not.
Atlanta-based Coca-Cola expressed concern about Georgia's recent voting-rights restrictions but afterward did not join many other companies in making a public statement.
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New York creates fund for undocumented workers

Apr 12, 2021
COVID-19 has disproportionately affected many groups, including undocumented immigrants. Lawmakers want them to be compensated.
Many jobs often done by undocumented immigrants, such as construction and food service, were cut back during the pandemic.
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Amazon workers vote no on unionizing Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse

Apr 9, 2021
The warehouse has been the site of a protracted, very public fight to organize.
A sign encouraging workers to vote in the union election hangs outside the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama.
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Streaming platforms are in a smackdown for the fans

Apr 8, 2021
Streaming networks want pro wrestling's fervent, loyal audience, even if it's not as big as it was in the 1990s, the sport's heyday.
Above, A.J. Styles fights Humberto Carrillo during the WWE Crown Jewel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2019.
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What Google's copyright win means for other industries

Apr 6, 2021
The Supreme Court's ruling that Google's use of Java was "transformative use" has some in the entertainment world worried.
The Supreme Court's fair-use ruling in the case of Google v. Oracle sets a precedent that could have ripple effects on moviemaking.
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Streaming platforms are spending big to keep you indoors this summer

Mar 26, 2021
Big deals for theatrical releases and team sports are upping the competition for audiences.
Will this be you this summer? HBO Max, Netflix and Disney Plus certainly hope so.
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Marvel's "Black Widow" is finally set to premiere — in both theaters and living rooms

Mar 25, 2021
Theaters could use the revenue the film could provide, but they'll have to compete with maskless viewing (and cheaper snacks) at home.
Since much of the audience for "Black Widow" will not be vaccinated against the coronavirus, many fans will watch it at home.
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Movie theaters reopen without their biggest moneymaker: snacks

Mar 22, 2021
The messy reality of eating in the movies goes against most COVID-19 guidelines about eating indoors and social distancing.
From extra butter to no popcorn, period.
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COVID-19 "vaccine passports" worry public health experts

Mar 16, 2021
In theory, they make travel safer for all. In practice, they may deepen inequities around who gets to be vaccinated and mobile.
Hold tight to that vaccine certificate, especially if you want to travel internationally.
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Relief for Native Americans will go beyond expanded vaccine distribution

Mar 16, 2021
Tribal governments were already making a successful push to vaccinate people, but these resources will help with even more.
When it comes to vaccinations, several Native American communities across the country have successfully sprung into action, including the Navajo Nation.
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