Alibaba’s Sales Beat Eases Fears of Covid’s Economic Fallout

Alibaba’s Sales Beat Eases Fears of Covid’s Economic Fallout

(Bloomberg) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s quarterly revenue rose a better-than-expected 9%, reassuring investors trying to come to grips with the economic cost of sweeping lockdowns intended to eradicate Covid-19. Most Read from Bloomberg But China’s e-commerce leader also refrained from offering its usual outlook for the year, underscoring the unpredictable impact of a Covid … Read more

Ricky Gervais’s SuperNature: Netflix yet again suffers transphobic fools

Ricky Gervais’s SuperNature: Netflix yet again suffers transphobic fools

Who knows exactly what response Netflix expected for SupernaturalRicky Gervais’s transphobic new standup special, but pardon us while we refrain from clapping. After the backlash to Dave Chappelle’s transphobic 2021 Netflix special The Closer, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos said he believed in “artistic expression,” and that his stance toward Chappelle’s comedy hadn’t changed – implying … Read more

Peanut butter recall: Candy and snacks made with Jif now being recalled

Peanut butter recall: Candy and snacks made with Jif now being recalled

Candy, trail mix and other snacks made with recalled Jif peanut butter are among the growing number of products being pulled from stores and vending machines nationwide as federal health officials investigate a multi-state outbreak of salmonella. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday issued a public safety alert that said at least … Read more

How Costco became a staple of Asian America

How Costco became a staple of Asian America

Durian at a Costco Wholesale location in Woodland Hills, California. April 24, 2022 Wendy Leung Wendy Leung rarely saw durian in grocery stores growing up in Los Angeles, but the 45-year-old nonprofit worker found the fruit at her local Costco Wholesale in San Fernando Valley this April. Durian is used in Southeast Asian cuisines and … Read more