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>>Moody's Ranks U.S. Credit Outlook Negative

(Undated) -- Moody's Investors Service is cutting its outlook on the country's credit rating to negative, down from stable. The change was made Friday, citing high interest rates and doubts about the government being able to implement effective fiscal policy. Moody's still has the debt rating at triple-A, the only one of the three major credit-rating agencies to do so. Others have cut the rating down to double-A-plus.

 

>>Details Of SAG-AFTRA Agreement Announced

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Protections against artificial intelligence and increased pay for background actors are among the issues that were addressed in the agreement between the actors union and studios. The two sides agreed to "consent and compensation" related to A-I generated replicas of SAG-AFTRA members. An eleven-percent wage increase for background actors takes effect on Sunday, with additional increases over the next two years. Other issues include additional residuals for streaming and allowances for relocation.

 

>>Gas Prices Steady (Undated) -- Drivers in Texas are still seeing the nation's lowest gas prices. According to Triple-A, the average price in the Lone Star State is two-dollars and 80 cents per gallon. The national average today is basically unchanged from yesterday at three-36.

 

>>"The Marvels" Sees Worst MCU Opening

(Hollywood, CA) -- "The Marvels" is off to a rough start at the box office. The Disney movie that brings back Captain Marvel made an estimated 47-million-dollars in its premiere weekend, the worst opening in MCU history. Despite making less than projected, it still beat out "Five Nights at Freddy's" at the box office this weekend. "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour" slips to third place, while "Priscilla" holds at fourth. Next weekend could see higher numbers with the actors strike having ended and actors once again able to promote their films.

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