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‘Jungle Cruise’ tallies $34.2 million in domestic debut, adds $30 million from Disney+

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt star in Disney’s “Jungle Cruise.” Disney Walt Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” sailed to a better-than-expected opening of $34.2 million at the domestic box office, despite growing concerns that a surge in coronavirus cases could keep families......

Utilities are struggling to keep the lights on as fires, drought plague California

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A customer shops for groceries at La Tapatia Market during a blackout in Napa, California, on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images The electric grid in the West is being tested like never before......

Dole stock slides 9% in public market debut on New York Stock Exchange

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The New York Stock Exchange welcomes executives and guests of Dole (NYSE: DOLE), on July 30, 2021, in celebration of its Initial Public Offering. To honor the occasion, Johan Linden, Chief Operating Officer, Seamus Mulvenna, CEO Total Produce North America......

Disney tells salaried and non-union employees they must be vaccinated by end of September

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A performer dressed as Mickey Mouse entertains guests during the reopening of the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California, U.S., on Friday, April 30, 2021. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Walt Disney Company said Friday it is requiring......

Scarlett Johansson’s agent slams Disney for accusing ‘Black Widow’ star of disregarding public Covid risks

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Scarlett Johansson attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. David Crotty | Patrick McMullan | Getty Images “Black Widow” star Scarlett Johansson’s powerhouse agent......

CDC study shows 74% of people infected in Massachusetts Covid outbreak were fully vaccinated

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Boston EMS medics work to resuscitate a patient on the way to the ambulance amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Boston, Massachusetts, April 27, 2020. Brian Snyder | Reuters About three-fourths of people infected in a Massachusetts Covid-19 outbreak......

Government denies Bezos’ protest of NASA giving lunar lander contract to Musk’s SpaceX

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jeff Bezos, owner of Blue Origin, introduces a new lunar landing module called Blue Moon during an event at the Washington Convention Center, May 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson | Getty Images The U.S. Government Accountability Office on......

WHO officials try to figure out why delta is so much dangerous than earlier Covid strains

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this Photo illustration a World Health Organization(WHO) logo seen displayed on an Android phone. Avishek Das | Getty Images World Health Organization officials said they are still trying to understand why the delta variant is more transmissible and potentially......

CDC warns lawmakers that delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox and may make people sicker than original Covid

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Healthcare personnel work in a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) intensive care unit where they are dealing with a surge in cases of the Delta variant at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, U.S., in this handout photo provided July 23, 2021.......

Chevron tops estimates and announces buyback plan amid recovery in oil prices

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Michael Wirth, CEO of Chevron. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Chevron reported a second straight quarter of profits Friday as improving demand for petroleum products and a jump in oil prices boosted operations. The company also reinstated its share repurchase program.......

Burger King parent earnings top estimates as domestic digital sales grow nearly 60%

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jose Cil, CEO of Restaurant Brands International, speaks during an interview with CNBC on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, U.S., November 6, 2019. Brendan McDermid I Reuters Restaurant Brands International on Friday reported quarterly earnings and revenue......

Procter & Gamble is set to report earnings before the bell

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here View of Dawn dish soap liquid at Stop & Shop Supermarket. Ron Adar | LightRocket | Getty Images Procter & Gamble is set to report its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings results before the market opens on Friday. Here’s what Wall Street......

Amanda Knox slams ‘Stillwater’ movie in powerful essay

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US journalist Amanda Knox addresses a panel discussion titled “Trial by Media” during the Criminal Justice Festival at the Law University of Modena, northern Italy on June 15, 2019. VINCENZO PINTO | AFP | Getty Images Amanda Knox is speaking......

Delta variant ‘absolutely’ driving Covid breakthrough cases, says doctor

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Professional sports leagues are uniquely positioned to track breakthrough Covid cases because they test thousands of athletes consistently, according to Dr. Robby Sikka, a physician who has worked with numerous NBA and NFL teams. Sikka told CNBC that the highly......

Disney blasts Scarlett Johansson over Black Widow streaming lawsuit

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here View of a billboard above the El Capitan Entertainment Centre promoting Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Widow’ on June 22, 2021 in Hollywood, California. AaronP/Bauer-Griffin | GC Images | Getty Images Disney fired back against Scarlett Johansson on Thursday after the Marvel......

Nikola founder Trevor Milton pleads not guilty to fraud charges, released on $100 million bail

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Trevor Milton, founder of Nikola Corp., exits federal court in New York, U.S., on Thursday, July 29, 2021. Angus Mordant | Bloomberg | Getty Images Nikola founder Trevor Milton pleaded not guilty to fraud charges in a Manhattan courtroom Thursday afternoon......

Texas Gov. Abbott threatens fines again against local officials and businesses that enforce mask mandates, vaccine requirements

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks in Dallas, Texas, U.S. Lucas Jackson | Reuters Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Thursday, reiterating his opposition to mask mandates, Covid-related business restrictions and vaccination requirements and issuing fines of up to......

Procter & Gamble names Jon Moeller as its new CEO, replacing David Taylor, effective November

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Procter & Gamble announced Thursday that its current chief financial officer Jon Moeller will become CEO in November, replacing David Taylor, who will become executive chairman of the company’s board of directors. Moeller, who has been also been serving as......

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over ‘Black Widow’ streaming release

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Scarlett Johansson stars as Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow, in Marvel’s “Black Widow.” Disney | Marvel Scarlett Johansson is suing Walt Disney. The Marvel star filed a lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging her contract was breached when......

Israel to give Pfizer Covid booster shots to people over 60 as efficacy appears to wane amid delta

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A man receives his third dose of COVID19 vaccine at Sheba Medical Center on July 14, 2021 in Ramat Gan, Israel. Amir Levy | Getty Images Israeli health officials plan to offer booster shots of the Pfizer–BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to......

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