Southwest Airlines Gears Up for a Normal Flight Schedule on Friday After Mass Cancellations

Southwest Airlines Gears Up for a Normal Flight Schedule on Friday After Mass Cancellations

Southwest Airlines Co. LUV 3.70% executives said the airline is gearing up to resume its full flying schedule on Friday, removing limits on ticket sales and rebuilding crew schedules after an operational meltdown led it to cancel thousands of flights over the past week.  Executives also pledged to continue work to update technology systems that … Read more

These Offbeat Australian Rockers Became Stars—By Breaking Every Music Industry Rule

These Offbeat Australian Rockers Became Stars—By Breaking Every Music Industry Rule

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard started as a joke. It was a party band that served as a side project for a gaggle of young, aspiring musicians in Melbourne, Australia. “We would play under a different name every night, just to kind of f— with people, and, like, be annoying,” says Stu Mackenzie, the … Read more

The Impossible Decisions That Faced Those Trapped in the Buffalo Blizzard

The Impossible Decisions That Faced Those Trapped in the Buffalo Blizzard

On Friday afternoon, Abdul Sharifu left his house in Buffalo, N.Y., to go to the market to buy milk for his two young children. He hadn’t gotten far when his car got stuck in one of the deadliest blizzards in the history of the city.  Mr. Sharifu, a 26-year-old refugee from Congo, sat in his … Read more

TBC Bank to Book Up to $40.3 Mln Expense After Corporate Tax Change in Georgia

TBC Bank to Book Up to $40.3 Mln Expense After Corporate Tax Change in Georgia

By Kyle Morris TBC Bank Group PLC said Wednesday that it expects to book a one-off effect of 100 million Georgian lari to 110 million Georgian lari ($36.7 million-$40.3 million) after changes to the corporate taxation model in Georgia. The Georgia-focused lender said the change will have an immediate effect on deferred tax asset and … Read more

Southwest Airlines Fliers Contend With Lost Luggage Along With Canceled Flights

Southwest Airlines Fliers Contend With Lost Luggage Along With Canceled Flights

Southwest Airlines Co. on Tuesday said it would limit new bookings on the planes it plans to fly in the coming days, and the airline came under more scrutiny from Washington for its holiday storm meltdown. Southwest canceled 2,677 flights, or 65% of its scheduled Tuesday departures, according to data from FlightAware. The airline said … Read more

Laid Off Tech Workers Quickly Find New Jobs

Laid Off Tech Workers Quickly Find New Jobs

Most laid off tech workers are finding jobs shortly after beginning their search, a new survey shows, as employers continue to scoop up workers in a tight labor market. About 79% of workers recently hired after a tech-company layoff or termination landed their new job within three months of starting their search, according to a … Read more

What Is 'Jeopardy!'? – WSJ – The Wall Street Journal

What Is 'Jeopardy!'? – WSJ – The Wall Street Journal

What Is ‘Jeopardy!’? – WSJ  The Wall Street Journal

China to Open Borders as Covid-19 Cases Rise

China to Open Borders as Covid-19 Cases Rise

BEIJING—Chinese health authorities plan to lift Covid-19 quarantine requirements on international arrivals early next month, taking one of the country’s biggest steps to ease restrictions since the pandemic began even as case numbers remain high. China has maintained among the world’s most restrictive coronavirus lockdown measures, slowing its economy significantly and sparking anger. Following waves … Read more

China Sends Wave of Warplanes Near Taiwan in Response to U.S. ‘Provocations’

China Sends Wave of Warplanes Near Taiwan in Response to U.S. ‘Provocations’

TAIPEI—China’s People’s Liberation Army dispatched a swarm of jet fighters and other military aircraft on sorties near Taiwan on Sunday in a move that Beijing said was a response to provocation by Washington and Taipei.  A total of 71 Chinese warplanes were detected flying in the region surrounding Taiwan, with a few dozen crossing the … Read more

Have We Reached Peak Pinocchio? Fifty Remakes of the Classic Tale Baffle Fans

Have We Reached Peak Pinocchio? Fifty Remakes of the Classic Tale Baffle Fans

Around 50 Pinocchio movies have been released since the classic 1940 Disney film, including, no lie, 1965’s “Pinocchio in Outer Space.” Filmmakers’ unflagging fascination with the wooden boy’s tale may explain why 2022 shaped up as the year America reached peak Pinocchio. Even die-hard fans suspect supply has outrun demand. Three Pinocchio projects have premiered … Read more