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Movie studios look to young, diverse audiences for growth

Movie studios look to young, diverse audiences for growth

LAS VEGAS — The future of Hollywood movies is in the hands of young and diverse audiences.

New Jersey university is looking to sell its music college

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — A New Jersey university wants to sell its music college to another institution.
Tribes' battle over Dakota Access pipeline not over

Tribes' battle over Dakota Access pipeline not over

BISMARCK, N.D. — American Indian tribes fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline said Tuesday that the pumping of oil into the pipe under their water source is a blow, but it doesn't end their legal battle.

New head of Energy Efficiency Alberta promises agency will have real impact

EDMONTON — The newly appointed head of Alberta's first energy efficiency agency says it has enough resources to make a big difference.
General Motors rejects investor plan for 2 stock classes

General Motors rejects investor plan for 2 stock classes

DETROIT — General Motors has rejected a proposal from investor David Einhorn to split its stock into two classes. The plan from Einhorn's Greenlight Capital hedge fund would create one dividend-paying stock and one "capital allocation" stock.

Markets Right Now: Consumer confidence gain sends stocks up

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 11:45 a.m. Stocks are posting solid gains after a report showed consumer confidence climbed to its highest level in more than 16 years.

Former Valeant CEO Michael Pearson sues drugmaker for breach of contract

MONTREAL — Former Valeant Pharmaceuticals CEO Michael Pearson is suing his former employer for breach of contract for failing to deliver more than three million shares and consulting fees. In a lawsuit filed Monday in the U.S.
US consumer confidence hits 16-year high

US consumer confidence hits 16-year high

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence climbed to its highest level in more than 16 years, a strong gain for one of President Donald Trump's preferred economic indicators.

Purolator stops accepting new shipments as strike deadline nears

TORONTO — Purolator stopped accepting shipments today ahead of a strike deadline this afternoon issued by the union representing some of the courier's employees.

US home prices rose in January by most in 2 1/2 years

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices jumped in January from a year earlier at the fastest pace in nearly 2 1/2 years, as a tight supply of houses for sale spurred bidding wars in many cities.