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Bank of America Business David Henry results show 

Biggest U.S. banks clear first hurdle in Fed’s annual stress tests

June 22, 2017 By Pete Schroeder and David Henry WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The 34 largest U.S. banks have all cleared the first stage of an annual stress test, showing they would be able to maintain enough capital in an extreme recession to meet regulatory requirements, the Federal Reserve said on Thursday. Although the banks, including household names like JPMorgan Chase & Co and Bank of America Corp , would suffer $383 billion in loan losses in the Fed’s most severe scenario, their level of high-quality capital would be substantially…

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2016 election Entertainment Pakistani Muslim political show Top News 

Cross-cultural romance under political microscope in ‘The Big Sick’

June 22, 2017 By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – When Pakistani actor Kumail Nanjiani and his American wife Emily Gordon wrote a film about the surreal circumstances that brought them together, little did they expect that their love story would be put under a political spotlight. “The Big Sick” explores Nanjiani’s cultural conflict as a Pakistani Muslim comedian in a post-9/11 America. His life is further complicated when he falls in love with Gordon, played by Zoe Kazan, and goes against his family’s wishes that he marry a Pakistani…

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economic growth Economy increase Japan show Top News 

Japan’s May exports rise at fastest in two years, set to sustain growth

June 19, 2017 By Stanley White TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s exports surged in May by the fastest in more than two years on bigger shipments of cars and steel, an encouraging sign that robust overseas demand will support economic growth. The 14.9 percent annual increase in exports in May was below the median estimate for a 16.1 percent annual increase but was nonetheless the biggest rise since January 2015. Exports are likely to continue rising at a steady clip as overseas economies show increasing signs of strength, which should help…

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Dear Evan Hansen Entertainment Los Angeles Times show Tony Awards Top News 

Tony Awards TV audience slumps without ‘Hamilton’

June 12, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Some six million Americans watched the Tony Awards on television on Sunday, down sharply from last year’s televised ceremony when pop culture juggernaut “Hamilton” dominated the show. CBS said on Monday that 6.1 million people watched Sunday’s three-hour awards show, broadcast from New York’s Radio City Music Hall, where a revival of musical “Hello Dolly!” and new teenage angst musical “Dear Evan Hansen” were the big winners. This year’s TV audience marked a more than 30 percent drop from 2016’s television audience of…

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Adam West Entertainment series show Top News TV 

Adam West, TV’s campy Batman in 1960s series, dies at age 88

June 11, 2017 By Will Dunham (Reuters) – Adam West, who earned a place in American pop culture history with his campy portrayal of the title character in the classic 1960s TV series “Batman,” has died at age 88, his family said on Saturday. West, who was so closely identified with Batman for the rest of his life that it was both a blessing and a curse for him, died on Friday evening after a short struggle with leukemia, his representative told Variety. “He was the greatest. We’ll miss him…

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Entertainment Ex- Top Gear Richard Hammond show Switzerland Top News 

Ex “Top Gear” presenter Hammond in hospital after crash

June 10, 2017 LONDON (Reuters) – Former “Top Gear” presenter Richard Hammond was airlifted to hospital in Switzerland on Saturday following a dramatic car crash while filming for his new show, but his injuries were not serious, a spokesman said. Hammond, 47, was driving an electric sports car during filming for “The Grand Tour” when the crash happened, the spokesman for the show said. “Richard was conscious and talking, and climbed out of the car himself before the vehicle burst into flames,” a spokesman for “The Grand Tour” said in…

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Entertainment month show talk Taylor Swift Top News 

Taylor Swift returns to streaming as rival Katy Perry releases album

June 10, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Taylor Swift got back together with Spotify on Friday, returning her music to streaming services almost three years after complaining publicly they did not pay artists enough, and on the same day rival Katy Perry released a new album. Swift, one of the world’s best-selling pop stars, also made her music available on Pandora, Amazon.com and Tidal streaming services, her management team said. Her catalog had previously only been available on Apple Inc’s Music service. The pop star’s management said the latest decision…

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Apple’s first TV series shows what it takes to build an app

June 7, 2017 By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s long-awaited move into original television series starts Tuesday, with a reality show about a universe that is key to the technology giant’s business: the world of app developers trying to bring their ideas to the masses. The 10-episode “Planet of the Apps,” an unscripted show with similarities to ABC’s “Shark Tank,” is part of an effort to add exclusive video programing to Apple’s music streaming service to help attract new subscribers. The first episode will be available for…

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Ariana Grande becomes British heroine with Manchester concert

June 6, 2017 By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. pop star Ariana Grande, hardly a household name in Britain before a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her Manchester concert in May, has emerged as a national heroine there following an emotional televised benefit performance. In the days following Grande’s sold-out show on Sunday, which raised some $3 million for a victims fund and became the UK’s most-watched TV broadcast of the year, Britons have embraced the 23-year-old singer. They have called for her to be formally honored…

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Cosby said pill would ‘relax’ her, alleged sex victim testifies

June 6, 2017 By Joseph Ax NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – The first witness to testify in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial said on Monday that the comedian had drugged her before sexually abusing her in 1998 – the same method prosecutors say he used in the alleged 2004 attack that he is on trial for. Cosby, once one of the most beloved entertainers in the United States, is accused in both instances of inviting a young woman to visit him for career advice, offering her pills that he said would…

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