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Broadway's box office coffers soars but attendance retreats

Broadway's box office coffers soars but attendance retreats

NEW YORK — On Broadway, there's great financial news to sing about but a sour note amid the flush times: Box offices are enjoying the highest grossing season in history but attendance has dipped after four consecutive seasons of gains.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,476.94, up 18.48 points): Element Fleet Management Corp. (TSX:EFN). Financial Services. Down 28 cents, or 2.52 per cent, to $10.82 on 15.
Only on AP: CEO pay climbed faster last year, up 8.5 per cent

Only on AP: CEO pay climbed faster last year, up 8.5 per cent

NEW YORK — The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies got an 8.5 per cent raise last year, raking in $11.5 million in salary, stock and other compensation last year, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press.
US says Fiat Chrysler used software to beat emissions tests

US says Fiat Chrysler used software to beat emissions tests

DETROIT — The U.S. government is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that some diesel pickup trucks and Jeep SUVs cheat on emissions tests.

Labour report recommends unpaid personal emergency leave for Ontario workers

TORONTO — All Ontario workers should get a week of unpaid personal emergency leave a year, government-appointed experts recommended Tuesday, though they stopped short of urging paid sick leave for every employee.

Canada-bound phosphate shipment from Western Sahara released by Panama

CALGARY — A ship carrying phosphate rock from Africa's Western Sahara is on its way to Canada again after being released by authorities in Panama on the weekend.
US new-home sales drop 11.4% in April, most in 2 years

US new-home sales drop 11.4% in April, most in 2 years

WASHINGTON — U.S. sales of new homes last month registered the biggest drop in more than two years. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new-home sales skidded 11.4 per cent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 569,000.

Lumber exports help push March wholesale sales above $60 billion for first time

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales were up 0.9 per cent in March, surpassing the $60 billion mark for the first time. Total Canadian wholesale sales for that month reached $60.
Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdown

Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdown

Hong Kong police launched a fresh crackdown Tuesday on Uber, arresting 21 drivers suspected of working for the ride-hailing giant in the Asian financial centre .
Hasbro to hold first-ever convention for company's brands

Hasbro to hold first-ever convention for company's brands

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — From G.I. Joe to My Little Pony, toy maker Hasbro says it's holding the first-ever convention to bring all of its brands together.