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CEO pay has topped $12.3M. Can it keep rising post-pandemic?

CEO pay has topped $12.3M. Can it keep rising post-pandemic?

The typical pay package for CEOs at the biggest U.S. companies topped $12.3 million last year, and the gap between the boss and their workforces widened further, according to AP’s annual survey of executive compensation.
Japan police arrest man in Kyoto anime arson that killed 36

Japan police arrest man in Kyoto anime arson that killed 36

TOKYO — Japanese police on Wednesday arrested a suspect in the deadly arson at a Kyoto anime studio last year after he recovered enough from his own severe burns to respond to the police investigation.
#MeToo, phase 2: Doc explores heavy burden on women of colour

#MeToo, phase 2: Doc explores heavy burden on women of colour

There’s an elegant, almost poetic silence to one of the most compelling scenes of “On the Record,” a powerful new documentary about sexual violence that knows just when to dial down to a hushed quiet. In the early morning darkness of Dec.
Global pandemic: Through the eyes of the world's children

Global pandemic: Through the eyes of the world's children

CHICAGO — These are children of the global pandemic. In the far-north Canadian town of Iqaluit, one boy has been glued to the news to learn everything he can about the coronavirus.
Stanley Ho, who built Macao's gambling industry, dies at 98

Stanley Ho, who built Macao's gambling industry, dies at 98

HONG KONG — Casino tycoon Stanley Ho, whose business empire dominated the Portuguese gambling enclave of Macao for decades, died Tuesday in Hong Kong at age 98.
Stocks rise on Wall Street, but US braces for 100,000 deaths

Stocks rise on Wall Street, but US braces for 100,000 deaths

NEW YORK — Stocks surged on Wall Street to their highest levels since the business shutdowns took hold in the U.S.
Kansas governor vetoes limits on her power but loosens rules

Kansas governor vetoes limits on her power but loosens rules

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Pandemic probe: Brazil police raid Rio governor's residence

Pandemic probe: Brazil police raid Rio governor's residence

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian police targeted a staunch opponent of President Jair Bolsonaro's push to lift measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in one of the world's disease hot spots, searching the residence of the Rio de Janeiro state governor
Consumer confidence up slightly but remains near 6-year low

Consumer confidence up slightly but remains near 6-year low

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence inched up this month, showing signs of stabilizing, but remained near a six-year low in the face of the widespread business shutdowns that have sent the economy into recession.
New this week: Lady Gaga, 'Space Force,' Ghibli films on HBO

New this week: Lady Gaga, 'Space Force,' Ghibli films on HBO

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
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