Wednesday's economy & business stories


Fast food's celebrity strategy is working

McDonald's golden arches
Photo: Tim Boyle/Getty Images
Hope King
Nov 24, 2021 - Economy & Business

Charted: The return of holiday travel

Scoop: Red Sox owner wants to buy an NBA team

Illustration of the Pittsburgh Penguin's logo skating away with cash trailing behind it.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

For Toshiba, breaking up may be hard to do

illustration of a venn diagram with nuclear sketches and wind power sketches
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

JPMorgan CEO walks back joke about Chinese Communist Party

JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon in Paris in June 2021.
JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon in Paris in June 2021. Photo: Michel Euler/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Brazen shoplifting schemes sweep the U.S.

San Francisco's Union Square
San Francisco's Union Square. Photo: Miikka Skaffari/Getty Images

Weekly jobless claims fall to lowest level since 1969

Picture of a sign that says "Now Hiring"
Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Rebecca Falconer
Nov 24, 2021 - World

New Zealand to reopen to vaccinated foreign travelers from April

  Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during a press conference at Parliament on November 22, 2021 in Wellington, New Zealand.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during a news conference at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, on Monday. Photo: Mark Mitchell - Pool/Getty Images

FAA: 8 unruly passengers face more than $160,000 in fines

A "Masks Required" sign at a Delta Air Lines gate in Terminal C of LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021.
Photo: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Best Buy sees spike in shoplifting, pressuring profits

Jury holds pharmacies responsible in groundbreaking opioids case

Photo of a CVS/pharmacy storefront
Photo: Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Most things at The Dollar Tree will now cost $1.25

Photo of a person walking in the parking lot outside a Dollar Tree store
A Dollar Tree store in Bowie, Maryland. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Chile's future government will fall on a political extreme

A voter casts her ballot during national elections on November 21, 2021 in Arica, Chile.
A voter casts her ballot during national elections on Nov. 21, 2021 in Arica, Chile. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

The pandemic put STAT on the map

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Notorious hedge fund sparks panic about death of local news

Elliott wins the Athenahealth battle (again)

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

"Pokémon Go" maker Niantic now worth $9 billion

illustration a Pokémon Go logo. Photo: Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Sara Fischer
Nov 23, 2021 - Technology

Washington Post taps its former CMO to lead tech division

Photo credit: Jackie Hicks, Photo courtesy of The Washington Post

Authentic Brands Group, after buying Reebok, raises $3.5 billion

Authentic Brands Group earlier today announced it was selling a stake to a group led by private equity firms CVC and HPS, foregoing an IPO.
Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios
Bob Herman
Nov 23, 2021 - Health

Private equity firms buy Athenahealth, again

A GIF of the Athenahealth logo falling apart.
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios