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Fans sue Universal Pictures over film without Ana de Armas

BBC
“Although defendant included the scenes with Ms de Armas in the movie trailer advertisements, for the purposes of promoting Yesterday and enticing film sales and rentals, Ms de Armas is not and was never in the publicly released version of the movie,” says the complaint filed in California on Friday,......

A universal flu vaccine may be the next big mRNA breakthrough for Moderna, Pfizer

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Employees in special suits test the procedures for the manufacturing of the messenger RNA (mRNA) for the Covid-19 vaccine in German company BioNTech, in Marburg, Germany on March 29, 2021. Abdulhamid Hosbas | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The research......

White House wants universal broadband by 2030, but funding could take years to deliver

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said she is committed to the administration’s goal of universal broadband by 2030, but cautioned that distributing funds from the new infrastructure law to meet that deadline could take years.   “I knew the president would be......

Universal credit boost for workers takes effect

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59390176?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA The changes mean that an extra 600,000 families, all in work, will become entitled to some universal credit payments, according to economists at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). That takes the total to seven million, or 26% of working-age families. BBC – For more and to sign up......

Singer Lionel Richie signs deal with Universal Music Publishing

Reuters
LONDON, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Music star Lionel Richie has signed an exclusive global publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), the company said on Thursday. The deal includes some of the biggest hits the Grammy Award winner has written during his solo career, including fan favourites “Hello”, “Dancing......

Universal pre-K in focus amid spending showdown

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Universal pre-K in focus amid spending showdown – CBS News Watch CBSN Live There are new signs that congressional Democrats may be nearing an agreement on President Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan. A key part of that plan is......

Investors tune in as Universal leaps on market debut

Reuters
Shares surge almost 40% in early trade Biggest European listing of the year Listing is a coup for Amsterdam exchange AMSTERDAM, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Universal Music Group’s (UMG.AS) shares leapt more than a third in their stock market debut on Tuesday as investors bet a boom in music streaming......

Universal Music Group shares soar in market debut

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Lady Gaga performs during the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Tom Pennington | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images Universal Music Group shares surged in its stock......

Universal Studios Beijing to draw eager throngs amid uneasy U.S.-China ties

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BEIJING, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Universal Studios’ Beijing resort was set to open its doors to the public on Monday after a two-decade wait, including delays because of COVID-19. The highly-anticipated opening takes place amid U.S.-China relations that have deeply deteriorated in recent years. The park will be U.S.-based Universal’s......

Claims about Universal Credit fact-checked

BBC
By Reality Check teamBBC News image source, UK Parliament/Roger Harris The government’s decision to remove the extra £20 weekly support payment to millions of Universal Credit (UC) claimants dominated exchanges between Boris Johnson and Labour leader Keir Starmer at Prime Minister’s Questions. It followed criticism of Work and Pensions Secretary......

Universal Credit: Cut is two hours extra work for claimants, says Therese Coffey

BBC
“We are helping people learn new skills so they can progress to better jobs, indeed our Plan for Jobs provides a number of schemes which will help people learn these new skills and progress in their careers, and we are hiring 13,500 new work coaches to that end,” he said.......

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