Tuesday, September 22, 2020

MixedTimes - Business

Primetime Emmy awards show ratings drop to all-time low

In early estimates from Nielsen Monday, it appears the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards saw the lowest viewership in the Television Academy's history, drawing only 5.1 million total viewers.

Op-ed: Markets are up and the economy is down. Here are some moves investors can make

The economy has struggled since the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, yet markets have recovered from an initial plunge and are now booming again. The disconnect can be disconcerting for investors, who should rebalance, diversify and maintain realistic expectations in the face of unprecendented world events.

UPS to offer buyouts to some employees

United Parcel Service said on Thursday it was offering buyouts to some employees, as Chief Executive Carol Tomé aims to curb costs at the delivery firm.

Why GNC filed for bankruptcy protection despite vitamin sales boom

The vitamin and dietary supplement market in the U.S. is worth almost $50 billion, according to the Nutrition Business Journal. Brick-and-mortar retailers like GNC, The Vitamin Shoppe and Vitamin World have faced an onslaught of competition from big-box retailers like Walmart and Target, grocery stores like Kroger and Whole Foods and e-commerce giants like Amazon.