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Macy’s announces plans to bring back ‘Toys r Us’ for the holiday season

Toys ‘R’ Us is making a comeback following a partnership between Macy’s and the toy store chain’s parent company, WHP Global.

The return of everyone’s favourite toy store will be back just in time for the holiday season. According to a press release, they’re set to begin opening later this month and expected to be completed by October 15.

The collaboration will include an in-store Toys ‘R’ Us pop-up section in all Macy’s stores across the U.S. These pop-up are expected to be stocked with some of your favourite toys on the market.

The shops will span from 1000 to 10,000 square ft in flagship locations across Atlanta, Chicago, LA, New York and more.

Shoppers will also get to meet the famous ‘Geoffrey Giraffe’ with photo opportunities on the cards.

The stores are set to begin opening later this month.

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TikTok could be banned in the United States

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TikTok in the firing line after Chinese balloon was shot down

 
China has hit back at the U.S. after officials shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina.

Washington says it was being used to monitor strategic sites.

But Beijing rejects this – claiming the balloon was a civilian airship used to monitor the weather.

The incident is just the latest in a long line of diplomatic disputes between the two countries.

Now, TikTok could be banned in the U.S. in the wake of the incident.

Republicans are now pushing for Washington to distance itself from the Beijing-based app. #trending #featured

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Companies to pay extra for verified Twitter accounts

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Elon Musk has announced that companies and brands will have to pay $1,000 per month – plus an additional $50 per sub-account – to get verified check-marks on Twitter

The new pricing falls under the new Twitter Blue for Business service.

Within the next few months, only paying Twitter customers will have verified status.

Twitter has stacked on $12.5 billion in debt, and this move hopes to increase subscription revenue to meet Musk’s obligations.

Advertisers halted spending on Twitter after the takeover, but Twitter has since announced partnerships with two brand-safety vendors to win back marketers.

Musk also announced that Twitter would start sharing ad revenue with creators for “ads that appear in their reply threads”, but didn’t provide further detail.

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BMW to invest €800 million in Mexico

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BMW is set to invest €800 million in Mexico, to produce its next generation of high-voltage and fully electric batteries

 
The carmaker is looking to convert more than half of its sales into all-electric cars by 2030.

Construction will begin next year with production beginning in 2027.

The announcement follows several other major expansions from the automaker in recent months, including a $1.7 billion investment in the United States.

The move will add around 1,000 new jobs to its Mexico operations.

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