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Andrew Cuomo is touting a new pandemic poster. Artists call it an ‘incoherent’ mess.

Support our journalism. Subscribe today. At the center of the “New York Tough” poster, which Cuomo’s office is offering for order online , is a mountain with the uphill face labeled, “Pulling Down the Curve Together,” and the downhill face, peopled with essential workers, labeled, “The Power of ‘We.’ ” At the top is a rainbow with a “Love Wins” banner and a quote from Cuomo: “Wake Up America! Forget the Politics, Get Smart!”. Within this ... Full story

ViacomCBS Fires Nick Cannon, Citing Anti-Semitic Podcast Remarks

The television star Nick Cannon was fired by ViacomCBS on Tuesday for making anti-Semitic remarks during a recent podcast in which he discussed conspiracy theories about Jewish people and praised a minister notorious for anti-Jewish comments. ViacomCBS is the parent company of MTV and the cable channel TeenNick, both of which prominently showcased Mr. Cannon for years on various platforms. Mr. Cannon, 39, had worked as an executive producer and ... Full story

Nissan bets on new Ariya electric SUV to symbolize its revamp, but sales plans modest

TOKYO/BEIJING (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co ( ) on Wednesday unveiled the Ariya - an electric SUV and its first all-new global model in five years - hoping it will symbolize its road to recovery after more than a year of scandal and a precipitous decline into earnings losses. Nissan Motor Corp. displays its new Ariya all-battery SUV during a press preview, ahead of the world premiere, at Nissan Pavilion in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan July 14, ... Full story

Masks, cameras, action! Film production restarts in California

POMONA, Calif. (Reuters) - Filming crews are beginning to tentatively return to set in California, after a hiatus forced on the industry by the coronavirus pandemic. State-designated safety protocols - such as wearing masks, taking temperature checks, and crew members staying at least six feet away from each other - are in place. One of the first productions given the green light by acting union SAG-AFTRA is “7th & Union,” a story about a ... Full story

Swatch Group free to supply watch movements

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swatch Group ( UHR.S ) will be free to supply mechanical watch movements to whomever it wants even though it still has a dominant market position for these essential watch parts, Swiss competition watchdog WEKO said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss watch manufacturer Swatch is seen at a shop at Buergenstock Hotels & Resort on Buergenstock near Lucerne, Switzerland January 16, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann. The ... Full story

‘The Social Network’ Was Right About Facebook All Along

In 2010, Facebook was having a pretty good year. It was good because the site was still seeing massive user growth and it had seen its valuation balloon to $23 billion . Facebook was also facing backlash over violating users' privacy , but it was nothing like the public lashings the company faces now . Not all on the up-and-up, but not all bad either. Then, on October 1, The Social Network came out. It was an at times blistering, two-hour ... Full story

Kansas Congressman Steve Watkins charged with voter fraud

Republican Congressman Steve Watkins has been charged with voter fraud relating to the November 2019 election, Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay announced Tuesday. Watkins, who represents Kansas' 2nd district, now faces three felony charges and a misdemeanor. Kagay, a Republican, announced Watkins has been charged with interference with law enforcement by providing false information, voting without being qualified and unlawful advance ... Full story

Australia weighs further coronavirus curbs as outbreak grows

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s most populous states will impose harsher restrictions on movement if a COVID-19 outbreak is not quickly bought under control, state premiers said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A sign encouraging people to get tested is seen on a largely empty thoroughfare after lockdown restrictions were implemented in response to an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Melbourne, Australia, July 10, 2020. REUTERS/Sandra ... Full story

Dakota Access pipeline can keep running amid legal fight: U.S. court

FILE PHOTO: Police vehicles idle on the outskirts of the opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., February 8, 2017. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester. NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dakota Access oil pipeline can continue to operate amid an ongoing court battle, a U.S. Appeals Court said on Tuesday, setting aside for now a lower court’s order earlier this month to shut and empty the line. The U.S. Court of ... Full story

Burberry's first-quarter like-for-like sales drop 45%

FILE PHOTO: Shoppers are seen queuing outside the Burberry shop at Bicester Village, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Bicester, Britain, June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh. LONDON (Reuters) - British fashion brand Burberry ( BRBY.L ) said on Wednesday that demand was severely impacted by COVID-19 in the first quarter, with comparable sales falling 45%, although the decline eased to 20% in June driven by growth in ... Full story