Can Paramount+ Succeed? One Producer Hopes to Make It So.

Like so many other writer-directors, Alex Kurtzman grew up worshiping film. But he is adaptable — and in the streaming era, that is a very lucrative trait. Mr. Kurtzman, the onetime writer of the “Transformers” movies and the director of the 2017 film “The Mummy,” recently renegotiated his deal at CBS Studios into one of […]

Liam Dann: It’s time for the Government to take worker shortages seriously

OPINION: The Government needs to start taking labour shortages seriously or it’s going derail its own plans for a smarter, more productive post-Covid economy. The shortage of workers highlighted in an Auckland Business Chamberhref=”” target=”_blank”>survey last week was shocking. The survey revealed an immediate need for 6700 roles in Auckland, with 1300 of those in […]

Why Elite Female Athletes Are Turning Away From Major Sponsors

Athleta, the activewear brand for women and girls owned by Gap Inc., had never sponsored an athlete when it approached the six-time Olympic champion sprinter Allyson Felix in 2019, shortly after she took Nike to task for its pay practices for pregnant runners. The smaller company was interested in supporting Ms. Felix’s career, and said […]

Wall Street roars to record peak on rosy earnings, dollar wilts

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. shares bounded to record highs on Thursday helped by strong company earnings and solid economic growth data, though the Federal Reserve’s message earlier this week that it is in no hurry to taper stimulus pinned the dollar at a one-month low.Slideshow ( 3 images )Following a spate of strong corporate […]

Wolverine Bounces Back in the Second Quarter

Wolverine World Wide Inc. is set to be charging back from last year’s pandemic slump when Brendan Hoffman takes the reins as chief executive officer.  The footwear company showed strong second-quarter gains and increased its annual outlook, smoothing the way for Hoffman, who joined Wolverine as president and CEO-designee in September and is moving into […]

Robinhood, gateway to 'meme' stocks, raises $2.1 billion in IPO-source

FILE PHOTO: Robinhood logo is seen on a smartphone in front of a displayed stock graph in this illustration taken, July 2, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo(Reuters) – Robinhood Markets Inc, the owner of the trading app which emerged as the go-to destination for retail investors speculating on this year’s ‘meme’ stock trading frenzy, raised $2.1 […]

ThredUp Expanding in Europe With Remix Acquisition

ThredUp is buying its way to a bigger resale future in Europe.  The Oakland, Calif.-based company inked a deal to acquire Remix Global, which last year logged revenues of $33.9 million and gives the company an instant presence and base of operations on the other side of the Atlantic.  Expected to close in the fourth […]