Mattel wins Disney Princess toy deal, joining Elsa from ‘Frozen’ with Barbie

Mattel wins Disney Princess toy deal, joining Elsa from ‘Frozen’ with Barbie

Cinderella, Elsa and their friends return to live with Barbie. Mattel Inc. CARPET 9.13% obtained the license to produce toys inspired by Walt Disney Co. SAY 0.57% and the recent hit “Frozen” franchise, snatching properties from rival Hasbro Inc., AT -2.46% according to Mattel executives. The deal reunites the characters with their former home. Mattel … Read more

10 books to read: January’s best reviews

10 books to read: January’s best reviews

A selection of the most notable books of the month, as discussed by Wall Street Journal reviewers. Blood in the Garden: The Blatant History of the New York Knicks of the 1990s By Chris Herring | Headsets In the NBA world of the 1990s, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls stood out as glittering royalty, … Read more

Jeff Koons explains how he teaches art to his children

Jeff Koons explains how he teaches art to his children

In our series my monday morning, motivated people say WSJ. how they start the week. Every weekday morning, 67-year-old Jeff Koons gets up at 6:45 a.m. to get his young children ready for school. He eats oatmeal with mixed fruit for breakfast, plus an egg white on whole wheat toast. Koons, who lives in New … Read more

Why the Stock Market Dropped—and Why It Finished Higher

Why the Stock Market Dropped—and Why It Finished Higher

It’s a stock market reversal. Fears of tighter monetary policy from the Federal Reserve, military conflict in Russia and simply being on the wrong side of trade had fueled panic in the stock market early Monday. Then, investors bought the dip. the S&P500 rose 0.3% after falling almost 4% at one point in the day. … Read more

New York’s beleaguered hospitality industry braces for even more hotels

New York’s beleaguered hospitality industry braces for even more hotels

New York hotels are still suffering the effects of the pandemic, but that hasn’t slowed the flow of new properties set to open this year and in years to come. Fifty-three hotels are expected to add about 9,000 rooms to the New York market in 2022, according to September figures from research firm Lodging Econometrics. … Read more

New York’s beleaguered hospitality industry braces for even more hotels

New York’s beleaguered hospitality industry braces for even more hotels

New York hotels are still suffering the effects of the pandemic, but that hasn’t slowed the flow of new properties set to open this year and in years to come. Fifty-three hotels are expected to add about 9,000 rooms to the New York market in 2022, according to September figures from research firm Lodging Econometrics. … Read more

As Covid-19 pills roll out, concern mounts resistance could develop

As Covid-19 pills roll out, concern mounts resistance could develop

US health researchers and regulators fear Covid-19 may find a way to evade major new pills, prompting a search for signs of such resistance and finding combinations to thwart it. Treatments—Paxlovid from Pfizer Inc. and molnupiravir from Merck & Co. and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP – are the first drugs authorized by federal health regulators that … Read more

Middle-aged moms: rarely alone, often online and increasingly alone

Middle-aged moms: rarely alone, often online and increasingly alone

Middle age is a busy time. He is also a loner. Work and family demands leave little time to nurture friendships, especially for women. Before the pandemic, conversations about loneliness were often centered on men, with discussions of an “epidemic of loneliness”. But during the lockdown, Gen X women, ages 41 to 57, reported the … Read more

Exercise is good for you, even if you have a mild case of Covid

Exercise is good for you, even if you have a mild case of Covid

Doing sports with Covid or not, that’s the question some fitness enthusiasts are asking. The American College of Sports Medicine has suggested people under 50 who have mild or no symptoms rest for at least seven to 10 days after testing positive. Their recommendation appears to be driven by fears that even a mild Covid-19 … Read more

The case of vaccination against the Omicron variant

The case of vaccination against the Omicron variant

January 23, 2022 11:34 a.m. ET Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine syringes in San Francisco, January 10. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News The main argument of Luc Montagnier and Jed Rubenfeld in “Omicron makes Biden mandates obsolete” (January 10 editorial) is flawed and irresponsible. Vaccines do not need to prevent infection to be highly effective. Salk’s inactivated … Read more