Tricks for finding summer travel bargains

The majority of Americans — 7 out of 10 — plan to travel in the next 12 months for leisure, according to a February Nerd Wallet survey. Many Americans are looking to travel this summer, and most hope to find a good deal. Air travel has nearly returned to pre-pandemic levels. The number of flyers … Read more

Earnings preview: Is Disney+ in for a wake-up call like Netflix?

Is the Walt Disney Co. headed for a subscriber miss, like its biggest streaming rival? disney SAY, -3.00% has ferociously eaten into rival Netflix Inc.’s NFLX, -4.35% subscriber base since launching Disney+ in November 2019, climbing to 129.8 million subscribers. That is more than half of Netflix’s total of 219.6 million, which declined by 200,000 … Read more

Videogames ‘Fortnite,’ ‘Minecraft’ Catapult Smiley Salamander to Global Fame

Pollution and other man-made ills weigh heavily on Mexico’s axolotl, a rare salamander popular among Aztecs back in the day. Its population in the wild has fallen by something like 99% in the past three decades, one expert said. Yet the creature’s popularity has never been higher, propelled by the same modern age chasing them … Read more

Why Sony Should Buy Final Fantasy Maker Square Enix

Text size Square Enix, the maker of the popular Final Fantasy games, is a perfect fit for Sony. Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images sony needs to bulk up to ward off its multi-trillion dollar gaming rival Microsoft. Another Japan-based gaming company may be exactly what the PlayStation owner needs. The videogame industry is the most … Read more

Jorts the Cat vs. Scabby the Rat: Rising Labor Movement Needs New Mascots

Preparing to support some workers going on strike last month, Courtney John, a parks and recreation worker in the Minneapolis area, designed her picket line closet. On it was an image of a chunky, ginger-haired fellow who has become one of organized labor’s biggest cheerleaders. He isn’t a member of any union himself. Technically, he … Read more