A London museum has agreed to return its ‘Benin Bronzes’ to Nigeria

Written by Zoe Sottile, CNN A London museum has agreed to return 72 objects looted from Benin City in 1897 to the Nigerian government. The Horniman Museum and Gardens, located in south London, announced the transfer in a news release Sunday. All of the objects were taken from the Kingdom of Benin, in what is … Read more

South Australian Living Artists festival shines light on regional talent

Regional artists are encouraging residents to connect with the creative culture in their towns as the 25th South Australian Living Artists Festival kicks off. Key points: Country artists say homegrown artwork helps to create a regional identity The SALA festival spans the entire state, giving regional residents access to more exhibitions Regional artists are using … Read more

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. stock outperforms market on strong trading day

Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. CMG, +1.04% advanced 1.04% to $1,600.78 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.23% rising 0.23% to 32,803.47 and the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.16% falling 0.16% to 4,145.19. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. closed … Read more

Detroit’s Black Bottom gets reimagined in new horror comic | Culture | Detroit

click to enlarge Rodney Barnes/Facebook The Butcher of Black Bottom. The Butcher of Black Bottom is a new comic about Detroit’s historic majority-Black neighborhood. The butcher in this story isn’t cutting up steaks and pork chops, however — he’s terrorizing the neighborhood in a series of gruesome murders. This slasher tale is the brainchild of … Read more

Recession Risks Are Mounting. Here’s Why Businesses Are Still Hiring. – The Wall Street Journal

Recession Risks Are Mounting. Here’s Why Businesses Are Still Hiring.The Wall Street Journal

Stock Futures Rise Ahead of Earnings, Services Data

US stock futures edged up as investors digested comments from central bankers and ahead of fresh economic data on the services sector. Futures tied to the S&P 500 added 0.4%, pointing to the broad-market index recovering some losses after it closed down 0.7% on Tuesday. Nasdaq-100 futures ticked up 0.5%, suggesting moderate gains for technology … Read more

Airbnb Stock Falls. Wall Street Hoped for More From Earnings.

Text size Airbnb earned $379 million in the second quarter, reversing a loss of $19 million in the first quarter. Dreamstime Airbnb shares are trading sharply lower in late trading Tuesday after the short-term real-estate rental service posted second-quarter results about in line with the company’s guidance, but apparently not quite as good as investors … Read more

Imani Ma’at turns Playground Detroit into ritual space in new exhibit | Arts Stories & Interviews | Detroit

click to enlarge Courtesy of Playground Detroit “Unmasking the Woman Warriors” Collaboration by Ifoma Stubbs and Imani Ma’at. Thick drum beats fill the air as Imani Ma’at draws her ancestors out of the spirit realm and into Playground Detroit on a Friday evening. She whirls around the room, braids whipping through the air as if … Read more

Airbnb Swings to Profit as Rentals Remain Strong Despite Inflation Pressure

Updated Aug. 2, 2022 6:21 pm ET List two articles (2 minutes) Airbnb swung to a profit in the second quarter on the back of strong revenue, as people continued to book suburban rentals despite hosts raising prices. But the company issued a weaker-than-expected outlook that overshadowed otherwise strong results. Its stock retreated over 9% … Read more

Airbnb stock falls sharply despite earnings beat, plan to repurchase $2 billion in stock

Airbnb Inc. said Tuesday that it had its first profitable second quarter as a public company, and that it is so confident in its business that it is buying back $2 billion of its stock. “Our Q2 results demonstrate that Airbnb has achieved growth and profitability at scale,” Chief Executive Brian Chesky said during prepared … Read more