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JetBlue and American Airlines were ordered to end their partnership in the Northeast US. A judge ruled the alliance broke antitrust laws.
Twitter added pirated movies to its list of content issues. A feature allowing monthly subscribers to upload two-hour videos to the site is being used to post films that violate copyright laws.
Uber’s diversity, equity, and inclusion chief was put on leave. Bo Young Lee faced employees complaints after hosting a session titled “Don’t Call Me Karen.”
Serbia imposed gun controls after just two mass shootings. The Balkan country has one of the world’s highest rates of civilian gun ownership, after Yemen and the US.
Saudi Arabia sent a female astronaut to the ISS. Rayyanah Barnawi marks a milestone for the country’s burgeoning space ambitions.
The US Treasury’s pile of cash is dwindling
The US is edging ever closer to its “X-date,” when the country’s Treasury is expected to run out of cash. It’s hard to say exactly when the US could run out of money if a new deal on its debt ceiling isn’t reached, but some analysts think it could happen as early as June 1.
CEOs are making bank on generative AI bets
98%: How much Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang’s fortune has increased this year, thanks to the global AI frenzy
Huang, the world’s 44th richest man, saw the highest wealth increase among all US billionaires last year. He said it helps that Nvidia hit “the iPhone moment of AI.”
Pop quiz: The $1 billion tour
Beyoncé’s Renaissance tour and Taylor Swift’s Eras tour could be on the path to break the $1 billion mark, thus becoming the biggest-ever tour by revenue. But that title currently belongs to someone else. Who is it?
A. Bruce Springsteen
B. Elton John
D. The Beatles
Find the answer here, as well as why Ticketmaster is the definite winner, no matter who eclipses $1 billion first.
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