Hong Kong Covid: Airlines race to add flights to the city, reviving hopes for its recovery as an aviation hub

Hong Kong CNN Business — International airlines are scrambling to add more flights to Hong Kong as the city ends two and a half years of quarantine measures, leading to a surge in demand for travel. The new measures took effect Monday. Now, instead of having to isolate in a hotel room at their own … Read more

Stocks week ahead: Intel is the Dow’s biggest loser

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. New York CNN Business — Semiconductors are in everything. Our phones, our laptops, our televisions. Even our cars. But concerns about a global recession and continued worries about supply shortages stemming from … Read more

This guy is using AI to make a movie — and you can help decide what happens next

CNN — “Salt” resembles many science-fiction films from the ’70s and early ’80s, complete with 35mm footage of space freighters and moody alien landscapes. But while it looks like a throwback, the way it was created points to what could be a new frontier for making movies. “Salt” is the brainchild of Fabian Stelzer. He’s … Read more

Google CEO Tells Workers They Don’t Need Money to Have Fun

It’s easy to tell workers that fun doesn’t have to cost money when you have lots of money, I dare say.photo: Jerod Harris (Getty Images) Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who leads one of the world’s richest companiesvery likely does not want to talk about money to his employees while the Big Tech giant is in … Read more

“Unholy:” Sam Smith’s new song is a TikTok hit

CNN — British singer-songwriter Sam Smith’s newest collab with Kim Petras, entitled “Unholy,” has taken over TikTok. Smith, a Grammy-award winner, teamed up with Petras, a German pop artist who achieved acclaim after her debut single “I Don’t Want It At All” topped several viral musical charts on Spotify in 2017. Released on Thursday, the … Read more

Vera Bradley’s founders Pat and Barb look back on the last 40 years as they embark into the metaverse

New York CNN — It all started with a knock on the door four decades ago. It was 1982 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Patricia R. Miller was stopping by to introduce herself to her new neighbor Barbara Bradley Baekgaard. “I happened to be the welcoming committee of one,” Miller told CNN Business with a … Read more

An iconic soap with two weird claims to fame — “It floats” and it’s “99+44⁄100% Pure”

New York CNN Business — Walk into a Walmart, Target, any drugstore chain in your neighborhood or a corner cellar for New York City dwellers, and chances are you’ll find an Ivory Soap bar, or a pack of 10 bars for under $5, sitting on the shelf. This iconic cake of soap, invented almost 150 … Read more

The DART mission is about to collide with an asteroid

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — On Monday, a NASA spacecraft will deliberately slam into an asteroid called Dimorphos. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test mission, or DART, aims to see if this kind of kinetic impact can help deflect … Read more

McDonald’s must face $10 billion discrimination suit from media group

New York CNN Business — McDonald’s will have to defend itself against a $10 billion lawsuit from media mogul Byron Allen over an allegation that the fast food chain doesn’t advertise with Black-owned media. A federal court ruled last week said that Allen and his company, Allen Media Group, can try to prove in court … Read more

Marc Benioff would buy Twitter if he could

New York CNN Business — Marc Benioff is obsessed with Twitter. So much that he wishes he could own it. Benioff, Salesforce (CRM) chairman and co-CEO, told CNN’s Poppy Harlow in an interview that if it were up to just him, he would “absolutely” buy Twitter. To be clear, he’s not actually going to do … Read more