Disney laying off 28,000 employees, mostly at theme parks

Sep 30, 2020
The head of Disney’s theme parks unit said that uncertainty over the pandemic’s duration had made cuts unavoidable.
The company says two-thirds of those who will be laid off are part-time employees.
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After pressure from players, some Black-owned businesses profit from NBA 'bubble'

Jul 30, 2020
The league wants to keep players happy while quarantined. The athletes feel empowered to make an impact.
A Celtics-Rockets game in February, shortly before the season was paused.
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Why Disney wants to reopen its theme parks now

Jul 8, 2020
The Walt Disney Co.'s other enterprises, including Disney+ and ESPN, may not be generating enough revenue.
You won't see crowds like this at the reopened Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
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Disney reopenings in doubt after COVID-19 cases spike

Jun 25, 2020
Disney has plans to reopen its Florida theme park next month, despite a workers' petition calling for them to reconsider.
The Disneyland reopening in California, planned for mid-July, has been delayed for now.
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Disney World has plans to reopen this summer — but no hugging Mickey or Goofy

May 28, 2020
Closing Disney's theme parks has cost the company about a billion dollars, and that's not even accounting for April and May.
The new Disney World will feature masks, temperature checks at the gate and no character meet-and-greets.
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Disney's theme parks are beating the odds

Nov 7, 2019
On a roller coaster of higher prices and falling attendance, theme park revenue has been on the up and up.
The mouse still makes money.
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Disney's killing it — at the box office and the stock market

Aug 5, 2019
The company's stock is up 40% since the beginning of the year.
Disney CEO Robert Iger visits Fox Business Network's "Markets Now" in 2013 in New York City.
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Summer brought to you by: Orlando theme parks

Jul 3, 2018
How did this hot and sunny middle Florida city become such a theme park magnet? And how does it keep the tourists coming in the summer months?
In this handout image provided by Disney Parks, fireworks light the sky over Cinderella Castle during the Grand Opening of New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World Resort December 6, 2012 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
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Disney earnings could show strength in films, parks

Aug 4, 2015
The media company has been on a roll with big movies.

Modernizing the Magic Kingdom

May 7, 2015
The tricky tech behind Disney World's MagicBands.