Cohen Media Group purchases Landmark Theatre chain

Cohen Media Group purchases Landmark Theatre chain
LOS ANGELES — An Oscar-winning production and distribution company is getting into the movie theatre business. Representatives from the Cohen Media Group say Tuesday the company has purchased Landmark Theatres, the nation’s largest independent theatre chain. Landmark Theatres has 252 screens in 27 cities and has been under the ownership of Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban’s 2929 Entertainment since 2003.... Read More

Mayweather, DJ Khaled settle over digital coin promotions

Mayweather, DJ Khaled settle over digital coin promotions
WASHINGTON — Federal regulators said Thursday that boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and music producer DJ Khaled are paying a total $750,000 to settle charges they failed to disclose payments they received for promoting investments in digital-currency securities. The Securities and Exchange Commission said the cases are its first involving charges for violating rules on touting investments in so-called initial coin... Read More

How to save on ‘premium’ priced flights, accommodation this holiday season

How to save on ‘premium’ priced flights, accommodation this holiday season
The winter holidays can be an expensive time to travel for many Canadians, but with some planning it’s possible not to break the bank during an already expensive season, frequent travellers say. “If you can keep your cost of accommodation and transportation low, everything else is gravy,” said Nora Dunn, a full-time traveller for about 12 years who shares her... Read More

Netflix Canada plans biggest price increase yet as competition intensifies

Netflix Canada plans biggest price increase yet as competition intensifies
TORONTO — Another price hike is on the way for Netflix Canada subscribers as competition heats up among the biggest streaming video services. The company behind “Narcos” and “Orange Is the New Black” is introducing its biggest price increase yet for both new subscribers and current members. Netflix’s standard plan will now cost $3 more — or $13.99 a month — to watch content on two screens at a time.... Read More

US leagues cashing in on sports betting they once fought

US leagues cashing in on sports betting they once fought
NEW YORK — Professional sports leagues, which once vehemently fought the prospect of legal sports betting, are now scrambling to get in on it. In a pact announced Wednesday morning, the National Basketball Association is partnering with Sportradar and Genius Sports to distribute NBA betting data to sports betting providers in the U.S. It came a day after Major League... Read More

Stores fighting for Black Friday sales aim for convenience

Stores fighting for Black Friday sales aim for convenience
NEW YORK — Retailers are offering much of their Black Friday deals online, but shoppers still showed up at malls and stores around the country looking for discounts — and also to take in the scene. Kati Anderson said she stopped at Cumberland Mall in Atlanta Friday morning for discounted clothes for her husband as well as “the people watching.”... Read More

Stores usher Black Friday with easier ways to get deals

Stores usher Black Friday with easier ways to get deals
NEW YORK — Retailers aren’t just ushering the official start of the holiday season with the usual expanded hours and fat discounts on big TVs and toys. They’re offering new ways for shoppers to get deals online and in the store easier and faster in the age of instant gratification. Walmart introduced a digital map on its mobile app to... Read More

Make sure your holiday budget includes more than just gifts, experts say

Make sure your holiday budget includes more than just gifts, experts say
OTTAWA — The holiday season comes every year and so too the warnings of overspending, but the consequences of a financial hangover this year are growing compared with just a few years ago. As the Bank of Canada continues to raise its key interest rate target, the cost to borrow using variable-rate loans like home equity lines of credit has... Read More

Guzzo Cinemas eyes expansion and possible Vancouver and Calgary theatre openings

Guzzo Cinemas eyes expansion and possible Vancouver and Calgary theatre openings
MONTREAL — Guzzo Cinemas is looking to expand beyond Quebec to other major Canadian cities. The Montreal-based cinema chain says it has been looking for opportunities in areas including Vancouver and Calgary. Guzzo Cinemas president Vince Guzzo says he’s hoping the expansion will allow him to take advantage of opportunities in other cities and find new synergies for his business, which also... Read More