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FILE - This Jan. 31, 2017, file photo, shows the entrance to SeaWorld, in Orlando, Fla. Officials from SeaWorld and Disney World say they hope to open their theme parks in Orlando, Fla. in June and July. A city task force approved the plans on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Nevada casinos to reopen; America can't get enough pizza

May. 27, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ TRAVEL & LEISURE: Viral videos out of places like Lake of the...

This photo combo shows from left,  General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra, David M. Zaslav, President and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Communications, Lisa Su, president and CEO of AMD, Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger and Netflix Founder and CEO Reed Hastings. The typical pay package for CEOs at the biggest U.S. companies topped $12.3 million in 2019, and the gap between the boss and their workforces widened further, according to AP’s annual survey of executive compensation.  (AP Photo/File)

CEO pay has topped $12.3M. Can it keep rising post-pandemic?

May. 27, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

The typical pay package for CEOs at the biggest U.S. companies topped $12.3 million last year, and the gap between the boss and their workforces widened further, according to AP’s annual survey of executive compensation. Median pay for CEOs in the survey climbed 4.1% last year. For the typical worker at...

FILE - This July 14, 2019 file photo shows Beyonce at the

Beyoncé to give graduation speech alongside the Obamas

May. 19, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé has been added to the list of guest speakers for YouTube's virtual commencement ceremony that will also feature the Obamas. YouTube announced Tuesday that Beyoncé will deliver an inspirational message to the 2020 class for its “Dear Class of 2020" event, which will...

FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo the logo for Alphabet appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York.  Google parent Alphabet report their latest results Tuesday, April 28, 2020 after the closing bell. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Google's growth slows as pandemic infests advertising market

Apr. 28, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Google reported its weakest revenue growth in nearly five years as the pandemic-driven recession began to shrivel its advertising sales in the first quarter. The January-March earnings for Google parent Alphabet offer a first look at how the digital ad market has fared amid...

FILE - This combination of file photos shows a Google sign and the Facebook app. The reduced advertising triggered by past recessions often triggers layoffs and other cutbacks at long-established publishers and broadcasters trying to offset lost sales. But this downturn may be so severe that digital advertising pillars Google and Facebook may for the first time have to contend with their own revenue shrinking as marketing budgets shrivel.  (AP Photo/File)

Digital-ad downturn may complicate life for Google, Facebook

Apr. 27, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

Demand for digital advertising is shriveling after a decade of explosive growth amid the pandemic-fueled downturn. That could complicate things for Google and Facebook, who for the first time may have to contend with revenues that are actually shrinking. With consumers mostly at home and unemployment soaring,...