Class-action lawsuits and ‘F’ ratings from the Better Business Bureau: Customers should be wary of MoviePass and Sinemia

Movie-ticket subscription services have been the hottest topic in the movie-theater business this year, as MoviePass has sparked a surge in customer interest. But both leaders in the space that aren’t tied to a specific chain, MoviePass and Sinemia, have “F” ratings from the Better Business Bureau. They have also both been hit with class-action lawsuits that are ongoing. Since I began to report on the space, I have received hundreds of angry complaints from customers, especially in recent months. Over the last year, the rise of MoviePass has helped stoke widespread interest in movie-ticketing subscription services. But the Better Business Bureau has a message for potential customers: buyer beware.… Read More

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Batherson impressing Senators, fitting well with Duchene

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The App at the Heart of the Movement to End Affirmative Action

OiYan Poon stumbled upon WeChat largely by accident. Poon is a professor at Colorado State University who studies the racial politics of higher education. For years she had consistently found that most Asian Americans supported affirmative action, but in 2014, something surprised her: A fledgling network of politically savvy Asian Americans had derailed a Democrat-backed ballot initiative in California that would’ve rescinded the state’s long-standing ban on race-conscious admissions. These activists—with their loud, recurring demonstrations, scathing op-eds, pro-Republican canvassing, and roundtable discussions on Chinese-language talk shows—had materialized unexpectedly, at least to Poon. Determined to learn more, Poon in 2016 took to her typical research methods—convening a team of students and… Read More

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These are the 10 airports to avoid if you’re flying during Thanksgiving

More than 30 million Americans are expected to fly this Thanksgiving holiday season according to Airlines For America. That’s a 5.7% increase over 2017. American Airlines expects to carry seven million travelers this Thanksgiving season while Delta Air Lines expects to fly 4.7 million passengers just during the week of Thanksgiving. The busiest day for air travel is expected to be Monday, November 25. US airports are among the busiest in the world. America will be traveling in droves this Thanksgiving. An estimated 30.6 million people are expected to fly this Thanksgiving holiday period, industry trade group Airlines For America (A4A) said in a release. That’s up 5.7% from last… Read More

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Ray Dalio, Sallie Krawcheck, and Brad Katsuyama are coming to IGNITION 2018 — learn what it’s like to run the world’s biggest hedge fund, tackle the gender investing gap, and take on the New York Stock Exchange

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of financial innovation today? Cryptocurrency might be at the top of the list. But the future of finance is about more than bitcoin and blockchain. IGNITION will introduce you to established voices and rising stars in the world of finance. These innovators are transforming the financial landscape, from how we think about the economy to how we spend, manage, and invest our money. Ray Dalio is the founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. He predicted the 2008 financial crisis — and has predicted another economic downturn within the next few years. Hear him speak candidly about… Read More

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