The Daily Populous

Friday March 6th, 2020 morning edition

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One independent studio has bid for the film but sought a partner for streaming and premium cable, a knowledgeable individual said.

In particular, companies may be reluctant to alienate a Saudi regime that has made numerous major investments in the entertainment sector in recent years.

“Saudi money is coming into Hollywood in the next two years,” one insider said.

In two years, everyone will forget about Jamal Khashoggi.”.

Also Read: Saudi Arabia Sentences 5 People to Death for Jamal Khashoggi Murder.

WME parent Endeavor returned Saudi Arabia’s $400 million investment, which would have allowed the Saudi government to own a 5% to 10% stake in the company.

Penske Media took a $200 million investment from Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG) in 2018 and has chosen to keep the investment. »

Andrew Yang launches nonprofit aimed at making his former campaign's ideas a reality

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Washington (CNN) Nearly a month after ending his long shot Democratic presidential campaign, Andrew Yang launched on Thursday a nonprofit group focused on making the central ideas of his campaign a reality.

The group, called Humanity Forward, will "endorse and provide resources to political candidates who embrace Universal Basic Income, human-centered capitalism and other aligned policies at every level," according to its website.

A prominent platform in his campaign was his so-called Freedom Dividend, a plan to give every American adult $1,000 a month universal basic income that he argued would alleviate a host of social ills and eradicate poverty. »

Elizabeth Warren, Once a Front-Runner, Drops Out of Presidential Race

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In the fall, most national polls showed that Ms. Warren was the national pacesetter in the Democratic field.

She invested heavily in the early states, with a ground game that was the envy of her rivals.

When her staff gathered Thursday, many were clad in liberty green, the color her campaign adopted to symbolize its togetherness. »