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ViacomCBS to Rebrand CBS All Access as Paramount Plus

NEW YORK (AP) — ViacomCBS will rebrand its CBS All Access streaming service as Paramount Plus, set to debut early next year with new, original shows. The expanded streaming service has been in the works since February, when CEO Bob Bakish said ViacomCBS planned to add “substantial content” to CBS All Access by drawing from a number…

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Virus Bill Blocked in Senate as Prospects Dim for New Relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats scuttled a scaled-back GOP coronavirus rescue package on Thursday as the parties argued to a standstill over the size and scope of the aid, likely ending hopes for coronavirus relief before the November election. The mostly party-line vote capped weeks of wrangling that gave way to election-season political combat and…

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Forbes: Cowboys Most Valuable NFL Team at $5.7 Billion

DALLAS, Tx. (AP) – Forbes estimates the Dallas Cowboys are the NFL’s most valuable franchise at $5.7 billion, the 14th consecutive year they’ve held that distinction. According to the magazine, Jerry Jones’ team is also the most valuable franchise in the world. After the Cowboys, the six-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots are second…

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Samsung Wins $6.6 Billion Verizon Contract for 5G Network

Samsung Electronics Co. will develop 5G network infrastructure for Verizon Communications under a $6.65 billion deal announced Monday. The contract runs through 2025, according to a Samsung corporate filing. Samsung and Verizon have worked together before. In 2018, for example, Samsung technology was behind a 5G home service that Verizon offered to some customers in…

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Universal Orlando laying off undisclosed number of workers

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Almost two months after reopening, Universal Orlando is laying off an undisclosed number of workers. Universal spokesman Tom Schroder said in an email Monday that the Florida theme park resort was reducing its workforce “to reflect current priorities and needs.” Universal has put the construction of a new theme park, Epic…

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Hard Rock Stadium, STAPLES Center, Orange County Convention Center, & Overland Park Convention Center Celebrate GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation

NORTHBROOK, Ill.—July 9, 2020—Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, and Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kan., are the latest facilities to secure GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA. The gold standard of prepared facilities, GBAC…

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Businesses weigh reopening – or close again – as cases rise

It’s not the reopening businesses were hoping for. After months of shutdown, restaurants, stores and even amusement parks announced their reopening with fanfare. But now that states like Texas and Arizona are seeing alarming surges in reported cases of COVID-19, businesses large and small must decide whether to keep their doors open. In some cases,…

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FNN News Network Names Mellissa Thomas, Orlando Casiano, Jannese Garcia, and D’Angelo Rosario to New Leadership Roles

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Founder, President and CEO of FNN News Network and Florida National News J. Willie David, III announced today key leadership appointments across FNN News Network’s operations, advertising sales, Español marketing, and corporate business development, effective immediately. FNN News Network houses the flagship media outlet, Florida National News, and its portfolio…

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