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January 17, 2018 3:00 PM Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian dominates Canadian Opera Company’s 2018-19 season

As well as COC’s first mainstage world premiere since 1999, season includes Eugene Onegin and return of Cosi fan tutte and La Bohème. With some Ancient Roman history in hand, the Canadian Opera Company is set to produce its first full-length, mainstage world premiere since 1999. The new opera, Hadrian, was the highlight of the company’s unveiling of its 2018-19 season 13

January 15, 2018 1:36 PM U.K. construction company Carillion’s collapse puts 43,000 jobs worldwide at risk

Carillion Plc filed for compulsory liquidation after failing in a last-ditch effort to shore up finances and get a government bailout. Carillion Plc, a U.K. construction company with government contracts in everything from hospitals to the HS2 high-speed rail project, filed for compulsory liquidation after failing in a last-ditch effort to shore up finances 12

January 11, 2018 9:59 PM Roger Federer's bid for 20th Grand Slam could include matches vs. Raonic, Djokovic

Canada's Milos Raonic will open the Australian Open against Slovakia's Lukas Lacko on Sunday, while compatriot Denis Shapovalov makes his tournament debut when he takes on Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece. Roger Federer found himself in a slightly awkward position before the Australian Open draw. A few minutes later when the formalities were completed, Federer 8

January 11, 2018 2:19 PM Walmart raises minimum hourly wage to $11 for U.S. workers, hands out $1,000 bonuses

BENTONVILLE, ARK.—Walmart, the world’s largest private employer, is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time cash bonus of up to $1,000 to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits. The retailer said Thursday that changes to its compensation and benefits policy will impact more than a million 11

January 9, 2018 9:21 PM Steve Bannon steps down from Breitbart News

Move follows controversial statements about President Donald Trump in book Fire and Fury Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is stepping down as chairman of Breitbart News Network after a public break with U.S. President Donald Trump. Breitbart announced Tuesday that Bannon would step down as executive chairman of the Washington-based, right-wing 18

January 8, 2018 8:43 PM American Airlines to require de-escalation training for employees

The airline had been discussing such training for months but prioritized it after a fight broke out in April between a flight attendant and passenger over a baby stroller. Arguments, fights and meltdowns have been a part of commercial airline service for decades, but airborne conflicts have become viral internet sensations in the past few years, now that nearly 12

January 8, 2018 6:55 PM Justin Timberlake kicks off tour in Toronto on March 13

Man of the Woods tour hits the Air Canada Centre for at least one show, and maybe more, in two months. Justin Timberlake will kick off his North American tour here in Toronto in March, a little more than a month after his Man of the Woods album is released. Timberlake plays the Air Canada Centre on Tuesday, March 13; fan-club and American Express members 14

January 8, 2018 1:08 PM Anti-Trump protesters plan to ‘take a knee’ before College Football Championship game in Atlanta

A group says that before kickoff, they’ll “take a knee against Trump” outside CNN’s world headquarters, in solidarity with athletes. ATLANTA—The NAACP is urging people to wear white and hold anti-Trump signs on Monday. Another group says demonstrators will “take a knee” before the big game to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Atlanta 11

January 5, 2018 6:00 PM Explosive new Trump book blows open feud with Steve Bannon amid fractures in Republican Party

WASHINGTON—The acrimony surrounding former White House adviser Steve Bannon’s very public break with U.S. President Donald Trump is escalating, suggesting a permanent split between the president and the pugilistic strategist who helped put him in the Oval Office. The new fissure in an already fractious Republican Party cast doubt on Bannon’s hopes to foment 9

January 5, 2018 5:19 AM Jeopardy host Alex Trebek has surgery for blood clots on brain

Trebek promises he'll be back, but doesn't provide timetable Longtime Jeopardy host Alex Trebek had surgery for blood clots on the brain, but assured fans he'd be back reading clues to contestants soon. Trebek appeared in a video on the Jeopardy Facebook page Thursday to announce that he'd had the surgery during the show's holiday break. Wearing a Jeopardy 15