‘Captain Marvel’ has stellar $153 million opening weekend

NEW YORK — “Captain Marvel,” Marvel Studios’ first female-fronted superhero movie, launched with $153 million domestically and $455 million globally, according to studio estimates Sunday, making it one of the biggest blockbusters ever led by a woman. Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers, a character who first debuted in Marvel Comics in 1968, had never before made it into the movies and […]

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Forbes named Kylie Jenner the youngest self-made billionaire ever — and the ‘self-made’ part has people talking

Meet the world’s youngest selfie-made billionaire. Reality star and cosmetics queen Kylie Jenner, 21, is probably the most recognizable (and controversial) newcomer in the Forbes magazine world billionaires issue revealed Tuesday. The social-media star’s fortune has officially hit $1 billion, several months after Forbes put her on the cover of its “richest self-made women” issue. The new billionaires list credits […]

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The multimillion-dollar reason Janet Jackson is going all-in on a Las Vegas residency

Sin City is about to get even more “Nasty.” Janet Jackson recently announced that she will be performing her first-ever Las Vegas residency, dubbed “Metamorphosis,” at the Park MGM resort. The five-time Grammy winner’s set running from May 17 through August “peels back the layers of the immensely private life of Janet Jackson, sharing her transformation from a young girl […]

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‘How to Train Your Dragon’ sequel toasts box-office competition

LOS ANGELES — “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” breathed some fire into a slumping box office with a franchise-best $55.5 million debut over Oscar weekend. Writer-director Dean DeBlois’ third and supposedly final installment in the “How to Train Your Dragon” series notched the best opening of the year in U.S. and Canadian theaters. Going into the weekend, […]

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Hilton beats profit and revenue expectations, provides upbeat outlook

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. HLT, -0.11% reported Wednesday a fourth-quarter adjusted profit and revenue that rose above expectations and provided an upbeat earnings outlook. The hotel operator’s stock was still inactive in premarket trade. Net income fell to $224 million, or 75 cents a share, from $729 million, or $2.27 a share, in the same period a year ago. Excluding […]

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Peloton interviewing banks as it readies to go public in 2019

Peloton Interactive Inc. is interviewing banks this week for roles on an initial public offering, taking a critical step toward an IPO this year, according to people familiar with the matter. The maker of video-streaming stationary exercise bikes is expected to select its slate of underwriters in the coming weeks and will likely seek to debut in the second half […]

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Parents say school shooting drills with simulated gunfire are traumatizing their kids

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Long before an ex-student opened fire on his former classmates in Parkland, Florida, many school districts conducted regular shooting drills — exercises that sometimes included simulated gunfire and blood and often happened with no warning that the attack wasn’t real. The drills began taking shape after the Columbine High School shooting in 1999. But 20 years […]

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