Massive Strike Averted: Hollywood Crews Reach a New Three-Year Deal With Studios

On Saturday The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers announced a new three-year contract. The deal comes less than a day before IATSE’s strike deadline. This strike would have been the first in the union’s 128-year history and the first major crew strike since World War … Read more

U.S. to Lift Travel Ban Nov. 8, Allowing Vaccinated International Visitors Into the Country

The White House previously said it planned to lift the travel restrictions, first set by the Trump administration early in the pandemic, in early November. The measure is a relief for large airlines like Delta, United and American, which have struggled to return to profitability with international travel curbed since winter 2020. The White House … Read more

J&J Covid Vaccine Recipients Are Better Off Getting Pfizer Or Moderna Booster, NIH Study Suggests

The NIH study on “mixing and matching” Covid vaccines included more than 450 adults who have received one of the three regimens currently available in the United States: J&J’s, Moderna’s or Pfizer’s. Volunteers were divided into groups and received an extra shot of their original vaccine or a booster from a different company. Antibody levels … Read more

FDA Approves Vuse Vaping Products for Sale, Marking a First for the E-Cigarette Industry

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it will allow a unit of British American Tobacco to keep selling its Vuse Solo e-cigarettes in the United States. The decision marks the first time the agency has approved an e-cigarette brand for sale in the U.S. However, the approval doesn’t include some of the flavored … Read more