Adam Silver: No data ‘Black Lives Matter’ on court hurt NBA ratings

The NBA purposefully made social justice central to its restart at Disney World. The league put social-justice messages on jerseys, allowed players to kneel during the national anthem despite a longstanding rule requiring them to stand and – perhaps most controversially – put “BLACK LIVES MATTER” on the court. Also: Ratings were down. NBA commissioner […]

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House seen backing bill that could block Chinese firms from U.S. securities markets

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass legislation this week that could prevent some Chinese companies from listing their shares on U.S. exchanges unless they adhere to U.S. auditing standards, congressional aides said. The bill would give Chinese companies such as Alibaba, tech firm Pinduoduo Inc. and oil giant PetroChina Co Ltd. three […]

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Netflix needs to make clear ‘The Crown’ is fictional, British culture minister says

The popular Netflix series “The Crown” has taken viewers on a sweeping tour of modern history through the eyes of the British royal family, dramatizing pivotal events from the post-war era to Margaret Thatcher’s administration. But the show’s revisions to the historical record — embellishments, exaggerations and even some outright inventions — have long stoked […]

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