HBO Max has bumpy start, ‘isn’t a game changer for AT&T,’ analyst says


AT&T’s newest streaming service HBO Max may be filled with DC superheroes, wizards, hobbits and Looney Tunes, but that may not be enough for investors.

The new platform also faces tough comparisons with Disney+, Disney’s foray into subscription streaming, which not only had a massive number of subscribers at the time of its launch in November, but has been praised for its streamlined service and original content.

“HBO Max’s launch has thus far been notably less smooth than the launch of Disney+, due to a variety of factors, including confusing branding, uncertainty about how to get the product, and limitations

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Nearly a fifth of Wendy’s US restaurants are out of beef, analyst says


The Wendy’s Co. logo is seen on a cup displayed for a photograph at a restaurant location in Daly City, California.

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Nearly a fifth of Wendy’s U.S. restaurants are out of beef, according to a Stephens Inc. study.

Stephens analyst James Rutherford said that a study of online menus for every Wendy’s location nationwide revealed that 1,043 restaurants — or 18% of its national footprint — have listed beef items as out of stock. More than 100 locations are still selling Wendy’s chili, which contains beef.

The shortages vary by state. Hundreds

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