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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' boasts $45 million opening night

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' boasts $45 million opening night

LOS ANGELES — "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is off to a death star-sized start at the box office. Disney says Friday that the eighth installment in the space franchise has earned an estimated $45 million from Thursday night showings.
Auto sector a drag on Canadian manufacturing sales in October: StatCan

Auto sector a drag on Canadian manufacturing sales in October: StatCan

TORONTO — October manufacturing sales fell 0.4 per cent from September following two months of increases, with much of the decline attributed to temporary shutdowns at automotive plants in Ontario, Statistics Canada reported Friday.
Russia to resume flights to Egypt, halted after 2015 bombing

Russia to resume flights to Egypt, halted after 2015 bombing

MOSCOW — Russia and Egypt signed a deal on Friday to resume flights between Moscow and the Egyptian capital of Cairo starting from February, after more than a two-year break, officials announced.

Workplace romance under spotlight after sex scandals

NEW YORK — The minefield that co-workers and companies navigate when it comes to love at work has gotten even more complex following the recent flood of sexual misconduct allegations roiling Hollywood, politics and the media.
As Disney swallows Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood

As Disney swallows Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood

NEW YORK — After years of tremors, the earthquake that had long been predicted finally shook Hollywood.
US prosecutors move to cash in on $8.5M in seized bitcoin

US prosecutors move to cash in on $8.5M in seized bitcoin

SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. attorneys in Utah prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug-ring are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that's exploded in value to about $8.5 million since the alleged ringleader's arrest a year ago. The U.S.
Airbus shakes up top management amid legal woes

Airbus shakes up top management amid legal woes

PARIS — Airbus said Friday that its CEO, Tom Enders, will step down in 2019, as the European airplane maker shakes up management amid multiple corruption investigations.
What the FCC rollback of 'net neutrality' means to you

What the FCC rollback of 'net neutrality' means to you

Now that the federal government has rolled back the internet protections it put in place two years ago, the big question is: What does the repeal of "net neutrality' rules mean to you? In the short term, the answer is simple: Not much.
Survey: New York manufacturers grows at slightly slower pace

Survey: New York manufacturers grows at slightly slower pace

WASHINGTON — Factories in New York State grew more slowly this month as shipments rose and new orders slipped. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Friday that its Empire State Manufacturing index declined to 18 in December from 19.4 last month.
Cineplex tests $1 reserved seating surcharge at some Star Wars screenings

Cineplex tests $1 reserved seating surcharge at some Star Wars screenings

TORONTO — Cineplex Inc. is giving Star Wars fans a surprise twist at the box office by charging an extra dollar for assigned seating at some showings.