When Private Equity Came for the Toddler Gyms

The same playbook that has notched high returns acquiring things like foreclosed homes and highway rest stops is being tested by a family-oriented franchise. Source link

Anthropic Said to Be Closing In on $300 Million in New A.I. Funding

Anthropic specializes in generative artificial intelligence, a hot investment in Silicon Valley. The new funding could value the company at roughly $5 billion. Source link

Flybe: Regional carrier ceases trading and cancels all flights

The airline said it had gone into administration and cancelled all flights to and from the UK. Source link

Sam Bankman-Fried’s Prosecutors Ask Judge to Tighten Bail Conditions

The move followed the disgraced cryptocurrency executive’s attempt to contact a potential witness in his criminal case, prosecutors said. Source link

‘GMA3’ Co-Anchors T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach to Leave ABC After Scandal

T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach, who co-hosted “GMA3,” were both married when they began a romantic relationship. Source link

Consumer Spending Slid Again in December

Fresh data offered more detail on how shoppers retrenched at the end of 2022. Source link

These Sustainable Watch Brands Make a Case for Slow Fashion

“Five years from now, we’re still going to be improving our environmental impact,” one founder said. Source link

Jeremy Hunt says significant tax cuts in Budget unlikely

The chancellor, who outlined a growth plan, says there will be little room for cuts in March. Source link

A Copper Mine Could Advance Green Energy but Scar Sacred Land

Tribal groups are fighting an Arizona project whose backers say increasing the supply of copper, crucial to batteries, would reduce fossil-fuel use. Source link

Lloyd Morrisett, a Founder of ‘Sesame Street,’ Dies at 93

His observations about his 3-year-old daughter’s viewing habits led him to join Joan Ganz Cooney in creating a program that revolutionized children’s television. Source link