Vivendi, the parent company of Canal Plus and Universal Music Group (UMG), is planning to acquire an additional 17.93% stake in Lagardere, the French media, publishing and travel retail conglomerate, from its leading shareholder Amber Capital. The move comes as Vivendi is getting ready to list UMG, its biggest money-making asset and the world’s largest […]
A powerful mix of insecurity and traditional prejudice against more liberal female politicians put Awatef Rasheed off running for parliament when she returned to Iraq in 2014 after years abroad. Seven years later, with Iraq less unstable, Rasheed has decided to contest a Oct. 10 election for the assembly, even if abuse and intimidation of women would-be lawmakers persist. Passing a new domestic violence law, and more representation for women in the executive branch of government, are among the goals of some of the would-be female lawmakers.
Welcome to this week’s “Just for Variety.” I just got back from New York City, where I covered the MTV VMAs red carpet. To see Lil Nas X blazing his rainbow trail continues to amaze me in the most beautiful way. He is LGBTQ power and awareness personified. And then to top it all off, […]
The slow and steady strip tease of the 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL-Class continues with even more of the vinyl wrappings removed. In these spy photos, we get a clear look at the sporty AMG version's front and rear fascias. The front is still based closely on well-established Mercedes-AMG styling, but pushes it all a bit farther than other models.
With so many podcasts in the audiosphere and only so many hours in the day, it can be a challenge just testing the waters, let alone finding one that delivers what you’re looking for. Well, along with Variety’s own illustrious “Strictly Business,” which focuses on music once a month, here is a selective list of […]
Police in Orlando, Florida, worked to evacuate dogs and cats who were trapped inside a burning animal shelter on the night of September 15-16.The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando said, “We are very sad to report that we lost 23 cats to the fire, but firefighters and staff were able to save ALL of the dogs.”Orange County Sheriff’s Office shared this footage showing the rescue at the location on Conroy Road, saying officers were “so glad” they could save some of the animals. Credit: Orange County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful
John Lewis chair Sharon Lewis says the company is “definitely on the road to recovery” after the retail group said it has narrowed its losses to 29 million pounds in the first half of its financial year.
One side is energized by the prospect of the greatest expansion of government support since the New Deal nearly a century ago. The other is fearful about dramatically expanding Washington's reach at an enormous cost. The party is again confronting the competing political priorities between its progressive and moderate wings.
Emily Hill, Bowersock Capital Advisors Founding Partner, joins Yahoo Finance Live to share some alternatives to having a traditional pension and discuss how COVID-19 is impacting her clients' retirement portfolios.