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Denis Leary stays in his lane, won’t play ‘Atticus Finch’ roles

Denis Leary stays in his lane, won’t play ‘Atticus Finch’ roles

Entertainment
NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- Denis Leary, an actor and comedian known for his acerbic wit, says fans shouldn't hold their breath waiting for him to play a earnest hero. "I don't think you want me playing Atticus Finch," the 63-year-old Massachusetts native told reporters in a recent Zoom call, referring to the principled protagonist in To Kill a Mockingbird. Advertisement "It sure would be interesting," Leary admitted. "I don't know. I like to play the bad guys. Everybody has their acting DNA, and the guy who is sort of the straight arrow is not my thing." The star of The Ref, Rescue Me, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, and the Ice Age animated film franchise now can be seen playing the prickly patriarch of the titular Chicago family in the Fox sitcom, The Moodys. Created by Rob Gree...
Liberty Steel won’t receive £170m bailout

Liberty Steel won’t receive £170m bailout

Business
Liberty SteelThe government has rejected a request for £170m in financial support for Liberty Steel.The firm's founder Sanjeev Gupta sent a letter last week asking for help to pay day-to-day operating expenses and absorb recent losses. Liberty's owner GFG employs 5,000 staff at its 12 UK sites, which include Rotherham, Motherwell and Newport.GFG's key financial backer, Greensill Capital, filed for insolvency earlier this month.'If the steelworks shuts it will destroy Rotherham'Liberty Steel: Government looking at 'all options'Liberty Steel asks customers to pay up frontGovernment sources told the BBC last week they had concerns about the "opaque" nature of Mr Gupta's empire, which employs 35,000 worldwide.Any assistance was more likely to come following an administration process, the sourc...

Trading tax hike won’t harm competitiveness of Hong Kong’s stock market, says financial secretary

Finance
Signage for the Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. (HKEx) in Hong KongJustin Chin | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesHong Kong's plan to increase the stamp duty on stock trading will not harm the competitiveness of the city's financial markets, Financial Secretary Paul Chan told CNBC on Friday.Chan said in his budget speech on Wednesday that the government will raise the stamp duty paid on listed stock trades from 0.1% to 0.13%. The announcement sparked a sell-off in shares of the operator of the city's stock exchange, and the broader Hong Kong market.   "The Hong Kong market has been doing very well, very active, the volume has gone up quite a bit," Chan told CNBC's Emily Tan."So, perhaps this is the time for us to increase a little bit on the stamp duty which will not harm our comp...

Why the 401(k) won’t fix the U.S. retirement crisis

Finance
Kyla Ernst-Alper is an aerialist in New York City. She's never had an employer that offered her a 401(k) retirement plan in more than two decades of performing.Giles ClementKyla Ernst-Alper, a 38-year-old aerial performer in New York City, has never had a 401(k) retirement plan.She holds multiple jobs at once to support herself, and none of them offer her any retirement options. She socks away what she can in an individual retirement account, but those savings are not always consistent. That's due to her line of work, which was especially hard hit when live shows were canceled because of the public health crisis."Before the pandemic, people in my community were barely paying their bills," Ernst-Alper said. "You're lucky if you're able to save money."The 401(k) is framed today as the main w...

Biden says $15 minimum wage won’t survive Covid relief talks, promises to push for pay hike later

Finance
President Joe Biden speaks delivers a foreign policy address during a visit to the State Department in Washington, February 4, 2021.Tom Brenner | ReutersPresident Joe Biden said this weekend that it is unlikely a $ 15 federal minimum wage provision makes it into the next Covid-19 relief package, hitting pause on a key campaign promise as Democrats in Congress press ahead to pass $ 1.9 trillion in stimulus without Republican support. Biden said his administration would push for a stand-alone bill to raise the minimum wage."I put it in but I don't think its going to survive," Biden told CBS' Norah O'Donnell in an interview scheduled to air in full on Sunday. "My guess is it will not be in [the stimulus bill]."Democrats in Congress have moved to pass the $ 1.9 trillion stimulus package wit...