Universal Studios’ new Mario Kart ride ripped for rules restricting plus-sized visitors

Universal Studios' new Mario Kart ride ripped for rules restricting plus-sized visitors

Super Nintendo World made a splashy debut at Universal Studios Hollywood this month with its soft opening, and gamers and tourists alike raced to see what the park had to offer and to get in line to test out its highly-anticipated Mario Kart ride. Featuring slow-moving carts painted in different colors, the augmented reality experience that places … Read more

NYC Holiday Inn could earn $93K daily to house migrants

NYC Holiday Inn could earn $93K daily to house migrants

The world’s tallest Holiday Inn has won a judge’s approval to become a shelter for migrants in downtown Manhattan — clearing the way for a deal with the city that will pay the hotel’s owner $190 a room per night.  Earlier this month, the 50-story, 492-room Holiday Inn Manhattan Financial District – which filed for … Read more

Pfizer forecasts big drop in revenue after record $100M COVID-led haul

Pfizer forecasts big drop in revenue after record $100M COVID-led haul

Pfizer on Tuesday forecast a bigger-than-expected drop in sales of its COVID-19 vaccine and treatment for 2023, intensifying investor concerns over demand for the products as governments cut orders and work through inventories. Chief Executive Albert Bourla said that 2023 should be a “transition year” for Pfizer’s COVID products, before potentially returning to growth in 2024. Pfizer’s … Read more

McDonald’s Q4 boosted by higher menu prices amid inflation alarms

McDonald's Q4 boosted by higher menu prices amid inflation alarms

McDonald’s on Tuesday beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit on higher menu prices, even as it warned short-term inflationary pressures would persist in 2023. Shares of the burger chain fell about 2.3% to $264.55, after gaining about 6% in the last 12 months. Investors are watching bellwethers like McDonald’s for any sign consumers are cutting spending … Read more

US home price inflation slows further in November

US home price inflation slows further in November

US single-family home price growth cooled further in November, surveys showed on Tuesday, which together with declining mortgage rates could help to slow the housing market’s slide deeper into recession. The S&P CoreLogic Case Shiller national home price index, covering all nine US census divisions, increased 9.2% year-on-year in November, pulling back from October’s increase of 10.7%. A surge … Read more

‘The View’ host Whoopi Goldberg says problem is ‘policing itself’ after fatal Tyre Nichols beating

'The View' host Whoopi Goldberg says problem is 'policing itself' after fatal Tyre Nichols beating

“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg and other panelists expressed outrage and called for police reform on Monday in response to the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols in Memphis. The talk show hosts discussed the horrific camera footage showing Nichols, who was black, being beaten by five black police officers – Tadarrius Bean, 24, Demetrius Haley, 30, Emmitt Martin … Read more

Artist Adam Ellis blasts ‘Wicked’ offer of tickets for work

Artist Adam Ellis blasts 'Wicked' offer of tickets for work

Broadway’s “Wicked” isn’t quite “popular” with one working graphic designer at the moment. Artist Adam Ellis claimed Sunday on Instagram that the smash Broadway musical “Wicked” asked him to create a custom piece of art for their “Year of the Fan” campaign to help celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary. According to a screenshot shared by … Read more