Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park introduced plans to reopen to the general public May 21, turning into the latest theme park to launch reopening plans after a yearlong pandemic-prompted closure. Season-ticket holders can go to the park beginning May 6. Ticket sales and reservations will begin April 26. All […]

Justin Bieber’s new album, “Justice,” has returned to No. 1 for a second time, beating out Demi Lovato’s latest in a decent race for the top. “Justice,” which opened at No. 1 two weeks in the past, then dropped to No. 2, reclaimed the Billboard 200 chart’s peak position with […]

Saudi Aramco, the national oil company of Saudi Arabia, has reached a deal to raise $12.4 billion from the sale of a 49 p.c stake in a pipeline-rights company. The cash will come from a consortium led by EIG Global Energy Partners, a Washington-based investor in pipelines and other energy […]

Beijing tightens the screws Over the weekend, Chinese officers fined Alibaba a record $2.8 billion over antitrust violations. It was the largest penalty but because the Chinese government scrutinizes Jack Ma’s business empire — and it served as a warning for the country’s other web giants. The fine was linked […]

On my most up-to-date go to to the Mesopotamian marshes, in March, I arrived at Sayeed Hitham’s for breakfast. The pandemic had saved me away for more than a yr. The solar was simply rising, the sky pink and golden. Hana, Hitham’s spouse, stood smiling close to the door to […]

Two days after Chinese regulators fined the e-commerce big Alibaba $2.8 billion for putting unlawful restrictions on the vendors on its shopping websites, the company said it will lower the fees it charges such retailers and put money into new services for them. “We will incur additional cost,” Alibaba’s chief […]