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'It' is No. 1 at the North American box office for a second weekend

'It' is No. 1 at the North American box office for a second weekend

Entertainment
Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The horror movie It is No. 1 at the North American box office for a second weekend, earning an additional $ 60 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.Coming in at No. 2 is American Assassin with $ 14.8 million, followed by mother! at No. 3 with $ 7.5 million, Home Again at No. 4 with $ 5.3 million and The Hitman's Bodyguard at No. 5 with $ 3.6 million.Rounding out the top tier are Annabelle: Creation at No. 6 with $ 2.6 million, Wind River at No. 7 with $ 2.6 million, Leap! at No. 8 with $ 2.1 million, Spider-Man: Homecoming at No. 9 with $ 1.9 million and Dunkirk at No. 10 with $ 1.3 million.[embedded content]Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com
Merkel vs. Schulz: An American duel for German chancellor

Merkel vs. Schulz: An American duel for German chancellor

Finance
If pollsters are to be believed, half of all Germans eligible to vote will be glued to their television sets on Sunday evening for the only debate between Chancellor Angela Merkel and her challenger, Martin Schulz. In a campaign that otherwise feels soporific to outsiders, and even to Germans, this "showdown" will pass as a climax. Can Schulz, trailing badly in the polls, land a punch? Will Merkel, comfortably ahead, seem robotic or defensive in parrying his blows?These questions are fun, and we will soon have answers. But they distract from a bigger point: Germany should not have such debates at all, for they are, like so many things in Germany, an American import that does not fit into Germany's culture of democracy, which is very different from America's.More from Handelsblatt Global: ...
American bosses continue to lobby, more quietly

American bosses continue to lobby, more quietly

Finance
IN CORPORATE America, “Trump” seems to be a dirty word, at least in public. After President Donald Trump seemed to equate the actions of white supremacists and their opponents in Charlottesville earlier this month, dozens of chief executives abandoned his advisory councils. Several organisations cancelled fundraising galas booked at Mr Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Lloyd Blankfein, the boss of Goldman Sachs, an investment bank, compared Mr Trump to the dark shadow cast over parts of America by a solar eclipse: “We got through one, we’ll get through the other.”Look past the public repudiation, though, and the schism is less stark. As Jason Furman of Harvard University’s Kennedy School, who led the White House Council of Economic Advisers during Barack Obama’s presidency, points out,
American business leaders break with Donald Trump

American business leaders break with Donald Trump

Finance
“I’VE never known it to be an embarrassment for a business leader to be associated with an American president,” declares Max Bazerman of Harvard Business School. Donald Trump, in particular, has positioned himself as a businessman-president, whose corporate acumen would unleash a new era for American business. Investors seemed to believe him—his election prompted a giddy “Trump bump” in the stockmarket—and corporate bosses flocked to his side. This week they fled. For many, it seems as much a clear-eyed business calculation as a moral awakening.Some distanced themselves more quickly than others. The trigger was Mr Trump’s reluctance to condemn neo-Nazis and white supremacists who staged violent protests in Virginia on August 12th. Kenneth Frazier (pictured), chief executive of Merck, a big
Iran detains president's brother, sentences American

Iran detains president's brother, sentences American

World
Iran has imprisoned a Chinese-American man for 10 years after accusing him of "infiltrating" the country and detained President Hassan Rouhani's brother over allegations of financial misconduct, authorities said Sunday. News of the detentions comes less than two months after relative moderate Rouhani beat a hard-line opponent to win reelection by running in large part on his record of pursuing greater engagement with the West. They were announced by the judiciary, a pillar of hard-liners' influence. The Chinese-American dual national was identified as Xiyue Wang, a 37-year-old history researcher, according to Mizan Online, a website affiliated with the judiciary. He was not previously known to be among the handful of Americans detained in Iran. "It was verified and determined that he was ...