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Near zero temps halt most flights at Dallas-area airports

Airlines have again abandoned most flying in and out of DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field with temperatures dropping below zero Tuesday morning but are scrambling to get out flights later with more snow expected in the evening.

GM idles shifts at 4 factories amid arctic blast; 8,000 workers affected

General Motors is canceling shifts at four of its biggest U.S. factories Monday, including its highly profitable full-size SUV plant in Texas and its midsize pickup plant in Missouri.

Innovation key to tackling carbon emissions: Bill Gates

Innovation is a key to tackling carbon emissions, and governments should be encouraged to invest more than what they have done, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has said.

Ford launches new digital marketplace for used vehicles

Ford Motor Co. has launched Ford Blue Advantage, a new digital marketplace that will allow its dealers to list and sell certified used vehicles on a single platform — a response to customers looking for a digital shopping experience and an attempt to reclaim market share from upstart digital retailers that have eaten into dealers' slice of the used-car pie.

Maryland’s $730 million Powerball jackpot winner has not come forward

The winner of last month’s $731.1 million Powerball jackpot, the largest in Maryland history, has not yet come forward to claim the money, officials say.

Disney+ hits 95 million subscribers as earnings beat expectations

Walt Disney Co. said Thursday its marquee streaming service Disney+ grew to nearly 95 million subscribers during the first quarter of its fiscal year, while the pandemic continued to weigh on the entertainment giant's finances.

Plan to ban tens of thousands of H-4 visa spouses from work is killed by Biden administration

A federal government plan to ban tens of thousands of workers married to H-1B visa holders from U.S. employment has been killed by the administration of President Joe Biden, according to the White House regulatory agenda.

Disney to shut down ‘Ice Age’ studio Blue Sky, the latest brand to fall

Walt Disney Co. has decided to shutter Blue Sky Studios, the computer animation company behind the "Ice Age" films, roughly two years after acquiring it as part of the larger purchase of 21st Century Fox assets.

GM to idle 3 plants until March for deepening microchip shortage

General Motors Co. said the three plants it shut down this week because of a deepening microchip shortage hammering the global auto industry will remain closed through at least mid-March.

Disney California Adventure Park to hold food festival, rehire some workers

It's still not clear when Disney's theme parks in Anaheim will reopen, but the House of Mouse hopes to appease its most ardent fans by holding a food and beverage festival on the grounds of its California Adventure Park in March.

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