Taylor Swift concert fiasco leads to U.S. Senate grilling for Ticketmaster

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) – US senators slammed Live Nation Entertainment’s lack of transparency and inability to block bot purchases of tickets on Tuesday, in a hearing called after a major fiasco involving ticket sales for Taylor Swift’s upcoming concert tour. Live Nation Entertainment Inc (LYV.N) subsidiary Ticketmaster, which has been unpopular with fans for … Read more

New U.S. push for vaccines, boosters to stem ‘raging’ Omicron

WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) – US health officials on Sunday urged Americans to get booster shots, wear masks and be careful when traveling during winter break as the Omicron variant swept across the country. world and was ready to take control as the dominant one. strain in the United States. The government is preparing for … Read more

‘Spider-Man’ ignites pandemic box office with historic opening

LOS ANGELES, Dec 19 (Reuters) – “Spider-Man: No Way Home” racked up $ 253 million in ticket sales in the US and Canada over the weekend, setting a pandemic record and ranking as the third debut. largest national in Hollywood history even as a new variant of COVID-19 spreads. Worldwide, “No Way Home” generated an … Read more

‘Tidal wave’: Omicron could put U.S. COVID-19 surge into overdrive

Dec 17 (Reuters) – Two years after the coronavirus pandemic, the United States faces another dark winter, with the red-hot Omicron variant threatening to worsen an already dangerous wave of cases. COVID-19 hospitalizations increased 45% over the past month and cases increased 40% to a seven-day average of 123,000 new infections per day, according to … Read more