China, USA Disagree on Many Issues, Agree on Surprise Climate

GLASGOW – China’s top climate change ambassador, Xie Zhenhua, has apologized for arriving late to a weekend meeting at the United Nations climate summit. “We have pretty busy schedules,” said Mr. Xie, according to the two people present for the exchange. “For me in particular, I have to meet with John Kerry almost every day.” …

Moderna and US Agree on Vaccine Patent Rights

WASHINGTON — modern and the National Institutes of Health are bitterly at odds over who deserves credit for inventing the central ingredient in the company’s powerful coronavirus vaccine; this is a conflict with far-reaching implications for the long-term distribution of the vaccine and billions of dollars in future profits. The vaccine was born from a …

Moderna and US Agree on Vaccine Patent Rights

WASHINGTON — Moderna and the National Institutes of Health are in a bitter dispute over who deserves credit for inventing the central ingredient of the company’s powerful coronavirus vaccine, a conflict with far-reaching implications for billions of dollars in the vaccine’s long-term distribution and future profits. The vaccine was born from a four-year collaboration between …

Hollywood’s Backstage Workers Agree, Prevent Strike

LOS ANGELES — You could say he found the voices of the people behind the cameras. Late Saturday, a union representing Hollywood’s version of blue-collar workers – camera operators, make-up artists, set makers, decorators, lighting technicians, editors, script coordinators, hairdressers, cinematographers, writers assistants – made a temporary bid for a new trio. had an agreement. …

Hollywood’s Behind the Scenes Workers Agree on New Contract

LOS ANGELES — You could say he found the voices of the people behind the cameras. Late Saturday, a union representing Hollywood’s version of blue-collar workers – camera operators, make-up artists, set makers, decorators, lighting technicians, editors, script coordinators, hairdressers, cinematographers, writers assistants – made a temporary bid for a new trio. had an agreement. …

Scarlett Johansson and Disney Agree Over ‘Black Widow’ Payment

LOS ANGELES — Scarlett Johansson and Walt Disney Studios agreed Thursday in a legal dispute involving airtime compensation for the superhero movie “Black Widow.” Terms were not disclosed. “I’m happy to have resolved our differences,” Ms Johansson said in a statement. “I am incredibly proud of the work we have done together over the years …

Hedge Fund Insiders Agree to Pay Up to $7 Billion to the IRS

Hedge fund pioneer James Simons and some of his former executives at Renaissance Technologies will pay billions of dollars to settle one of the largest federal tax disputes in history. In a letter to investors in one of the firm’s most successful funds, Renaissance said it had settled in a long-running dispute with the Internal …

Hollywood Syndicates Agree to Relax Pandemic Protocols on Movie Sets

Hollywood’s leading syndicates agreed on a short-term plan Monday night to loosen some pandemic protocols on production sets, even as the Delta variant escalates and Los Angeles County enforces a mask requirement for indoor settings. The deal, which will run until the end of September, will allow studios to require everyone on a set to …

Dispute Over James Brown Mansion Mostly Ends As Heirs Agree on Plan

Ms. Hynie earned income linked to reselling the copyrights of the songs when their ownership became eligible to be reinstated. In 2015, she exercised her revocation rights for five of Mr. Brown’s songs, long before her status as Mr. Brown’s wife was dropped by the court; he and his son, James Brown II, later sold …