NEW YORK (Reuters) – “Spider-Man” returned safely to the Broadway stage with a mishap-free performance on Thursday night, restoring confidence in the show’s ability to protect the health of its cast but not, perhaps, its financial future.
The $65 million production with music by U2′s Bono and The Edge had suspended two shows over safety concerns since Monday when an actor plunged nearly 30 feet from an elevated platform, breaking ribs and requiring surgery.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York film production company has sued its former president, claiming “gross lapses in judgment” cost the company millions of dollars in lost revenue and a producer credit on the movie “Black Swan.”
The defendant, Aaron Kaufman, called the claims baseless and said he would countersue for libel.
NEW YORK, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Small-business owner Susan
Povich is eagerly awaiting the tax cuts the U.S. Congress is
poised to extend for two more years.
“The less I pay in taxes the more I invest in my business.
Every dime that’s not taxed is going back into capital
investment,” said Povich, whose business trucks fresh lobster
from the docks of Maine to customers in New York and
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive of The Facebook social networking site that has more than half a billion users, was named Time magazine’s 2010 Person of the Year on Wednesday.
Time defines the Person of the Year as the person who, for better or for worse, does the most to influence the events of the year.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Governor David Paterson on Saturday halted a controversial form of natural gas drilling in the state until July and ruled no such drilling take place until environmental regulators deem it safe.
The industry and environmentalists — normally rivals on the issue — both applauded Paterson’s executive order, which stops all horizontal, high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” while calling for further study of that method’s impact on drinking water.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Mark Madoff, the elder son of convicted swindler Bernard Madoff, was found hanged in his New York City apartment in an apparent suicide, police and his lawyer said on Saturday.
Mark Madoff, 46, was found dead on the two-year anniversary of the arrest of his father. Bernard Madoff is now serving 150 years in prison after confessing to running a decades-long Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of billions.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg denied again on Wednesday he would run for president but his latest critique of the U.S. political system has stirred new speculation about his political plans.
Bloomberg’s newest comments on national politics come at a time of voter discontent with the major political parties. He also has a record of changing his mind.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest critique of the U.S. political system on Wednesday stirred renewed debate whether the independent billionaire may mount a third-party run for the White House.
Bloomberg has said repeatedly he will not run for president in 2012, but he also once ruled out seeking a third term as mayor. He then engineered changes in the city’s term limits law so he could run again in 2009, when he won for the third time with a self-financed campaign.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – For Kathryn Confer, refinancing the mortgage on her home in Erie, Pennsylvania, became a race against time — first because she was drowning under a 10.5 percent interest rate and then because of the Congress.
Confer wanted to avoid the unintended consequences of the political compromise struck by President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans to extend lower tax rates to all Americans, including high earners.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Steve Martin glides from acting to music to writing so fluidly that he gives the impression it all comes easily to him.
Martin admits “a certain kind of ease” with writing fiction, as exemplified in his new novel “An Object of Beauty” from Grand Central Publishing, but only now does he feel that way, at age 65, years removed from the “wild and crazy guy” who burst into show business as a stand-up comedian in the 1970s.