WWE boss Vince McMahon steps back from CEO duties during misconduct probe

WWE boss Vince McMahon steps back from CEO duties during misconduct probe

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon speaks at a news conference announcing the WWE Network at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas. Getty Images WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon is stepping back from his duties as the company’s board investigates alleged misconduct by the executive, the company announced Friday. The announcement of the … Read more

‘Lightyear’ movie ban won’t have major impact on global box office

'Lightyear' movie ban won't have major impact on global box office

Buzz Lightyear and his robot companion Sox embark on an intergalactic adventure in Pixar’s “Lightyear.” disney More than a dozen Asian and Middle Eastern countries will not release Disney’s “Lightyear” in movie theaters over an animated same-sex kiss, but the ban likely won’t have a major impact on the film’s global box office. “Lightyear” is … Read more

United Arab Emirates bans Pixar’s new Buzz Lightyear movie from theaters

United Arab Emirates bans Pixar's new Buzz Lightyear movie from theaters

Tim Allen and Tom Hanks voice Buzz Lightyear and Sheriff Woody in Pixar’s “Toy Story.” disney DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Disney Pixar’s animated movie “Lightyear” hits theaters this week and is expected to draw enthusiastic “Toy Story” fans from a number of countries around the world. Not in the United Arab Emirates, though. The … Read more

Critics call blockbuster ‘worst’ in franchise

Critics call blockbuster 'worst' in franchise

Still from Universal Studio’s “Jurassic World: Dominion” NBCUniversal “Jurassic World: Dominion” may score to top spot at the domestic box office this weekend, but lackluster reviews and word-of-mouth could stall its potential haul. “Inevitably, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ will make a fortune worldwide, since these films always do,” wrote Robbie Collin in his review of the … Read more

Travelers can now go to Japan but domestic tourists remain its focus

Travelers can now go to Japan but domestic tourists remain its focus

After more than two years of closed border policies, Japan is set to welcome back international travelers this week. Come June 10, foreign tourists traveling via packaged tours can enter Japan. However, the government’s priority still lies in boosting domestic tourism numbers, said Tadashi Shimura, president of Japan Association of Travel Agents. Even before the … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II will miss Platinum Jubilee church service due to discomfort

Queen Elizabeth II will miss Platinum Jubilee church service due to discomfort

Queen Elizabeth II stepped gingerly onto the Buckingham Palace balcony Thursday, drawing wild cheers from the tens of thousands who came to join her at the start of four days of celebrations of her 70 years on the throne. Her fans sported Union Jack flags, party hats or plastic tiaras. Some had camped overnight in … Read more

Tracy McGrady bets millions on 1-on-1 basketball start-up OBL

Tracy McGrady bets millions on 1-on-1 basketball start-up OBL

Tracy McGrady Source: Ones Basketball League This time, Tracy McGrady is trusting his ideas. The basketball Hall of Famer has funded real estate projects, he’s backed a sports and entertainment agency, and committed to a cryptocurrency partnership before the sector lost billions in value. Now, McGrady is investing in his own company, Ones Basketball League, … Read more

from yachts to the United Nations

from yachts to the United Nations

Many people occasionally travel for work. But for some, travel is at the heart of their jobs. CNBC Travel spoke with people from four industries about occupations where working from home — or an office for that matter — isn’t an option. A year of travel Name: Sebastian ModakJob: Train New York Times “52 Places … Read more

Is Japan open to travelers? Some locals not ready to reopen borders

Is Japan open to travelers?  Some locals not ready to reopen borders

As countries across Asia reopen to international travelers, Japan — one of the continent’s most popular destinations — remains firmly closed. That may soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Thursday at a news conference in London that Japan will ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, but … Read more

Is Japan open to travelers? Some locals not ready to reopen borders

Is Japan open to travelers?  Some locals not ready to reopen borders

As countries across Asia reopen to international travelers, Japan — one of the continent’s most popular destinations — remains firmly closed. That may soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Thursday at a news conference in London that Japan will ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, but … Read more