COVID-19 has caused widespread damage to the economy -- so wide that it can be easy to overlook how unevenly households are suffering. But new polling data out this month reveal households that either have had someone with COVID-19 or include someone who has a disability or special needs are much more likely to also be hurting financially. read more
While the big actor paydays right now are coming from film and series auction deals won by streaming services, hitting the bottle has become a pretty good way for stars to supplement their incomes. Ryan Reynolds is at the center of a deal today where Diageo acquired Aviation American Gin. The deal is an estimated $610 million depending on sales, with a $335 million upfront payment.
Hundreds of thousands of people remain without power in Iowa and Illinois, and some roads are still impassable, after a powerful windstorm wreaked havoc in the Midwest on Monday. read more
Terry Kielisch was sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to pay $54,960 in restitution to cover the repair costs on a Georgia State Patrol helicopter that was searching for fugitives when Kielisch aimed his rifle at it in 2019, prosecutors said in a news release. Kielisch wasn't a target in that search " but he reportedly told law enforcement "he fired at the helicopter because he didn't like it flying near his home," the release says.
The coronavirus pandemic has ushered in a new wave of public approval for companies that have helped modernize and digitize the American household, according to a new Axios/Harris poll. read more