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How Disney turned Halloween into a money-making machine

Oct. 04, 2023 08:35 AM EDT

For devoted Disney fans, there’s often no better treat than spending Halloween at its theme parks — and more specifically, at its after-hours parties, where visitors can trick-or-treat through Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room and watch a Halloween-exclusive parade, among other experiences. ...

Warren Buffett's company dumps another 5 million shares of printer maker HP

Oct. 03, 2023 12:37 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investors soon won't be able to follow Warren Buffett's every move in HP's stock if the billionaire's company keeps selling off shares of the printer and computer maker. Berkshire Hathaway’s ownership of HP Inc. is about to drop below 10% after it sold nearly 5...

Cannabis seller Tilray broadens footprint in the brewery business, closing deal with Anheuser-Busch

Oct. 02, 2023 12:21 PM EDT

The cannabis company Tilray expanded its position in the craft brew industry, completing the acquisition of eight beer brands from Anheuser-Busch that it had announced over the summer. Included in the deal are well known labels like Shock Top, Breckenridge Brewery, Blue Point...

Tesla 3Q sales rise 27% but fall short of expectations due softening demand and factory downtime

Oct. 02, 2023 12:04 PM EDT

Tesla's summertime deliveries of electric vehicles surged 27% from last year but still fell below analyst projections as Elon Musk's car company navigated through softening customer demand as well as factory upgrades. The Austin, Texas, automaker sold 435,059 vehicle s during the...

Facing increasing pressure from customers, some miners are switching to renewable energy

Oct. 01, 2023 21:26 PM EDT

SOROWAKO, Indonesia (AP) — Red hot sparks fly through the air as a worker in a heat-resistant suit pokes a long metal rod into a nickel smelter, coaxing the molten metal from a crucible at a processing facility on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The smelter run by global mining...

When Kula needed water to stop wildfire, it got a trickle. Many other US cities are also vulnerable

Sep. 30, 2023 09:43 AM EDT

Hours before devastating fires scorched the historic town of Lahaina on Maui, Kyle Ellison labored to save his rental house in Kula, a rural mountain town 24 miles away, from a different blaze. As high winds whipped burning trees and grass, Ellison and his landlord struggled with...

United Auto Workers strikes spread to Ford plant in Chicago, GM factory near Lansing, Michigan

Sep. 29, 2023 10:51 AM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers strikes spread to Ford plant in Chicago, GM factory near Lansing, Michigan.

Once rivals, now partners: Peloton and Lululemon to collaborate on connected fitness and apparel

Sep. 28, 2023 11:49 AM EDT

Peloton and athletic wear maker Lululemon have announced a five-year partnership, effectively closing the curtain on Lululemon's recently acquired connected fitness device, Mirror. The interactive fitness company steps in to become the exclusive digital fitness content provider for...

Photo giant Getty took a leading AI image-maker to court. Now it's also embracing the technology

Sep. 27, 2023 10:41 AM EDT

Anyone looking for a beautiful photograph of a desert landscape can find many choices from Getty Images, the stock photography collection. But say you're instead looking for a wide angle shot of a “hot pink plastic saguaro cactus with large arms that stick out, surrounded by sand,...

Auto workers still have room to expand their strike against car makers. But they also face risks

Sep. 23, 2023 20:30 PM EDT

Even after escalating its strike against Detroit automakers on Friday, the United Auto Workers union still has plenty of leverage in its effort to force the companies to agree to significant increases in pay and benefits. Only about 12% of the union’s membership is so far taking...