Franchise fatigue continues with ‘Men in Black’ and ‘Shaft’

Franchise fatigue continues with ‘Men in Black’ and ‘Shaft’
LOS ANGELES — Brand familiarity isn’t everything when it comes to attracting audiences to the multiplex, and Hollywood is learning that lesson the hard way this summer with a slew of underperforming sequels and reboots. That so-called franchise fatigue came to a head this weekend with the releases of “Men in Black: International” and “Shaft.” The writing may have been... Read More

CEO: Boeing made mistake in handling warning-system problem

CEO: Boeing made mistake in handling warning-system problem
PARIS — The chief executive of Boeing said the company made a “mistake” in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in its 737 Max jets before two crashes killed 346 people, and he promised transparency as the aircraft maker works to get the grounded plane back in flight. Speaking before the industry-wide Paris Air Show, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg told... Read More

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week
TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Word from BoC Bank of Canada deputy governor Lawrence Schembri will speak to the Economics Society of Northern Alberta in Edmonton on Monday. The central bank said that after the weakest back-to-back quarters of growth since 2015 in the fourth quarter of 2018 and... Read More