The musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice about the last days of Jesus will start a 54- city tour in New Orleans on June 9. It will star punk legend John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon as King Herod, Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child as Mary Magdalene, Brandon Boyd of Incubus as Judas and JC Chasez of' N Sync as Pontius Pilate.
PARIS, April 3- A French appeals court has upheld the choice of construction and telecoms conglomerate Bouygues to build a new judiciary complex in northern Paris, dismissing a suit by lawyers loath to leave the city centre. Bouygues won the order from the state over two years ago.
WASHINGTON, April 2- A year to the day after U.S. President Barack Obama announced a $100 million "BRAIN Initiative" to accelerate discoveries in how gray matter thinks, feels, remembers, and sometimes succumbs to devastating diseases, scientists on Wednesday said they had achieved a key milestone toward that goal.
Rear Admiral Michael Manazir, director of the Navy's air warfare division, said on Wednesday the Navy decided to put the additional Growlers on an "unfunded priorities" list requested by Congress after classified studies showed the planes would improve the effectiveness of the overall 44- plane strike group on a carrier.
March 24- Southwest Airlines Co will more than double its flights from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport this year with new nonstop routes to cities including Akron- Canton, Ohio; Indianapolis and Dallas Love Field, it said on Monday.
*USDA quarterly hog report holds key in disease puzzle. CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, March 14- Fund managers and traders have chased hog prices on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to record highs on fear of a deadly pig virus, but a market reversal is likely if government data in the next two weeks shows no major damage from the disease.
LOVELAND, Ohio, March 13- When Kathleen Quinn and her husband recently moved from New York City to the Cleveland area, they never even considered renting. Three cities in the state- Toledo, Dayton and Cleveland- made the list of top 10 "no-brainer" markets, where you are almost certain to save more by buying instead of renting, in Trulia's latest "Rent vs.
WASHINGTON, March 6- The U.S. Navy plans to add 22 Boeing electronic attack jets to a list of "unfunded" priorities requested by Congress, but the document must still be vetted by senior Pentagon officials, who have underscored their commitment to Lockheed Martin Corp's next-generation F-35 fighter jet, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Boeing said it expects to take a $110 million non-cash charge in the first quarter for the pension change. Boeing said the defined-contribution plans allow it to "better predict and manage financial risks."
NEW YORK, March 6- Boeing Co said on Thursday it will end pension plans for 68,000 non-union employees, including its chief executive. Boeing said it expects to take $110 million non-cash charge in the first quarter for the pension change.
CHICAGO, March 5- Hog futures at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange rallied the 3- cent daily price limit on Wednesday on expectations that pork supplies will tighten as a deadly pig virus spreads through the U.S. hog industry, traders said.
WASHINGTON, March 5- Severe weather across much of the United States took a toll on shopping and consumer spending in recent weeks, leading to slower economic growth or outright contraction in some areas of the country, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday. Growth slowed in Chicago and activity was stable in Kansas City.
March 4- Warren Buffett is seeking to reassure shareholders about how his Berkshire Hathaway Inc will perform in the decades after he steps down or dies, but remains as vague as ever about succession plans. Jeff Immelt, the CEO at General Electric Co, has been unable to get his company's share price anywhere near the heights achieved by his predecessor Jack Welch.
Feb 28- Figuring out how to split childcare costs when you're divorcing is not easy, but it can be like remedial math compared to deciding who pays what for your children's college education. It's best to detail everything from the start, says Jonathan Marks, a divorce attorney in St. Louis.
By 2018, the median price of single-family homes will be close to the peak reached in 2006 before the national market cratered, according to the study from the Demand Institute, a nonprofit think tank operated by The Conference Board and Nielsen.
The workers will shift from a defined pension to a 401- style retirement benefit system on Jan. 1, 2016, Boeing said in a statement on Sunday. Boeing said it expects the changes in the retirement plan to result in non-cash pension curtailment charges of about $80 million to first-quarter GAAP earnings.
NEW YORK, Feb 21- U.S. natural gas futures edged higher on Friday and rose nearly 18 percent for the week as a severely depleted storage level and projections for yet another bout of freezing weather kept cash prices above $6 per million British thermal units.
SYDNEY- Institute of Internal Finance/G20 conference in Australia. Speakers: Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Ali Babacan, Financial Stability Board Secretary General, Svein Andresen, U.S. Department of the Treasury Assistant Secretary, Marisa Lago and South African Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele.
NEW YORK/ ST. LOUIS, Feb 19- Three Federal Reserve officials on Wednesday said they believe the U.S. economy is gaining traction despite a recent slowdown from cold weather, allowing the central bank to stick to its plan to wind down its massive bond-buying stimulus this year.
WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks in Washington. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speech on "U.S.