Tag: New York

Filming or photographing on planes violates Airline policy

BY DAVID KOENIG DALLAS (AP) — Without the shocking video, it’s unlikely that the world would have learned or cared about the violent manhandling of a 69-year-old man on a plane last month. The outrage on social media, the mea culpa by an airline CEO, the promise to treat customers better – none of it would have happened. The passengers who shot those videos on a United Express plane in Chicago violated United’s policy on photography. By the letter of the airline’s law, they too could have been ordered off the plane. Under United’s policy, customers can take pictures...

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Female CEOs earned more money last year, but fewer had top job

BY JOSEPH PISANI NEW YORK (AP) — Women CEOs earned big bucks last year, but there’s still very few of them running the world’s largest companies. The median pay for a female CEO was $13.1 million last year, up 9 percent from 2015, according to an analysis by executive data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. By comparison, male CEOs earned $11.4 million, also up 9 percent. But the number of women in CEO roles has barely budged. Just 6 percent of the top paid CEOs in the U.S. last year were women, according to the Equilar and AP...

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Paris Jackson signs on for big screen acting debut

PARIS JACKSON SIGNS ON FOR BIG SCREEN ACTING DEBUT LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paris Jackson has agreed to take on a big screen role a few months after making her television acting debut. Deadline and USA Today report that Michael Jackson’s daughter will appear opposite David Oyelowo in an untitled dark comedy directed by Nash Edgerton and produced by Amazon Studios. A representative for Jackson didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Jackson had a guest role on Fox’s “Star” in an episode that aired in March. Also in March, Jackson announced a modeling deal with IMG. The...

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F. Gary Gray speeds outta ‘Compton’ and into ‘Fast 8’

BY LINDSEY BAHR LOS ANGELES (AP) — Life hasn’t slowed down for director F. Gary Gray in a while. After a few years away from the business, the 25-year showbiz and music video veteran burst back into Hollywood’s good graces with the critically acclaimed and money-making N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton” in 2015 and then sped headfirst into perhaps the biggest challenge of his career: The eighth installment of the “Fast and the Furious” series, “The Fate of the Furious,” out Friday. It made sense on the page. Gray had just come off of a very positive experience doing...

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Supreme Court won’t restore $7.25B swipe fees settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will not restore a $7.25 billion settlement between merchants and Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over credit card transaction fees. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving place a ruling by the federal appeals court in New York that tossed out the settlement in a lawsuit that began in 2005. A group of 19 merchants and trade groups claimed in the lawsuit that Visa and MasterCard conspired to fix fees charged to stores for handling credit card payments. A federal judge approved a settlement in 2013, but some retailers and consumer groups...

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