Avengers Campus will open at Disneyland on June 4

Rendering of Disney California Adventure’s upcoming Marvel-themed land named Avengers Campus during a media preview at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. MediaNews Group | Getty Images New superhero recruits will be able to experience Disneyland’s Avenger Campus on June 4, Disney said during a theme park webcast Thursday. The new area is an extension to Disney’s California Adventure theme park in Anaheim, California and features Marvel’s mightiest heroes from Earth and the stars. “What I can tell you is, it’s awesome,” Josh D’Amaro told…

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Everything you need to know before Disneyland reopens on April 30

Views of the Disneyland theme park, still closed due to COVID-19 on July 11, 2020 in Anaheim, California. AaronP/Bauer-Griffin | GC Images | Getty Images It’s been more than a year since Disney’s two California theme parks were forced to shutter due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the company’s theme park division hasn’t been standing idly by waiting to reopen. From refurbishing the iconic carousel to putting the final paintbrush strokes on Avengers Campus, Josh D’Amaro and Disney’s parks, consumer products and experience division has been keeping busy. As it…

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Levi’s (LEVI) reports Q1 2021 earnings

An employee holds a shopping bag while ringing up a customer at the Levi Strauss & Co. flagship store in San Francisco, March 18, 2019. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Levi Strauss & Co. on Thursday reported a double-digit sales decline for its fiscal first quarter, as ongoing store closures in Europe and lightened foot traffic in the U.S. due to the Covid pandemic weighed on results. But the denim maker boosted its sales and profit outlook for the first half of the year, assuming the global…

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Florida sues CDC to allow cruises to resume U.S. sailings

Maiden voyage of the Symphony of the Seas, the world’s biggest cruise ship delivered by STX shipyards in Saint-Nazaire to the American ship-owner Royal Caribbean cruise Ltd (RCCL). Andia | Universal Images Group | Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that the state will file a lawsuit against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, demanding cruise ships be allowed to resume sailing immediately. “On behalf of the tens of thousands of Floridians whose livelihoods depends on the viability of an open cruise industry, today Florida’s fighting back,” he…

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Trust, Corruption, and the Cultural Foundations of Capitalism

Economists promote free market capitalism as the most advantageous system for human development. Notwithstanding the popularity of their rhetoric, capitalism remains a derisive term in the developing world. Transplanting promarket institutions to developing countries has failed to generate widespread support for capitalism. For capitalism to work in the developing world it must be aided by the right cultural infrastructure. One obstacle to the growth of capitalism in the developing world is the paucity of trust. Trust makes it easier to do business by lowering transaction costs. When entrepreneurs trust each other,…

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Florida sues CDC to allow cruises to resume U.S. salings

Maiden voyage of the Symphony of the Seas, the world’s biggest cruise ship delivered by STX shipyards in Saint-Nazaire to the American ship-owner Royal Caribbean cruise Ltd (RCCL). Andia | Universal Images Group | Getty Images Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday that the state will be filing a lawsuit against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, demanding cruise ships be allowed to resume sailing immediately. “On behalf of the tens of thousands of Floridians who’s livelihoods depends on the viability of an open cruise industry, today Florida’s fighting…

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As flight demand recovers, airlines revive pilot hiring

A rare sighting in the aviation industry over the past year is becoming more common: help wanted signs. Several U.S. airlines have recently resumed hiring pilots or plan to this year, the latest sign the industry expects travel demand to continue rising. Before the pandemic hit, airlines were preparing for a wave of pilot retirements, which are federally mandated when pilots reach age 65. At American Airlines, for example, more than 7,200 pilots of the airline’s more than 15,000 pilots are set to turn 65 over the next decade. But…

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How Federal Funding Is Used to Control Colleges and Universities

The Washington Post reports that a group of thirty-three current and former students at Christian colleges are suing the Department of Education in a class action lawsuit in an attempt to abolish any religious exemptions for schools that do not abide by the current sexual and gender zeitgeist sweeping the land. The plaintiffs argue that by holding to orthodox Christian teachings on sexuality these universities are engaged in unconstitutional discrimination due to the federal funding they receive. The lawsuit, filed by the Religious Exemption Accountability Project, is timed to coincide…

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Expedia Group debuts online Covid info search for 7 travel brands

Westend61 | Westend61 | Getty Images Many people are itching to book a trip to their favorite summer getaway spot but are not sure about Covid outbreaks or vaccination, testing or quarantine requirements. Online travel shopping company Expedia Group Thursday launched COVID-19 Travel Advisor, an online tool that provides information about current travel restrictions to potential and existing customers across seven of the company’s brands. “Right now, many people are considering booking trips as the Covid-19 vaccine rollout continues, but at the same time, they’re inundated with conflicting information about…

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Progressivism’s Failures: From Minimum Wages to the Welfare State

The empirical evidence shows that neither minimum wages or welfare reduce poverty. In fact, minimum wages tend to increase the cost of living while poverty rates have gone nowhere since the Great Society was introduced. Original Article: “Progressivism’s Failures: From Minimum Wages to the Welfare State” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.   Source link

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