Since 1862, an obscure company called American Bureau of Shipping has been approving oceangoing vessels as seaworthy. The Houston-based firm reported $3.17 billion in revenue and just less than $600 million in profits from ship inspections from 2004 to 2010 and paid no U.S. income taxes on those earnings.
Bobby Cannavale has been a dominant presence on Broadway for several seasons. After a middling revival of “Glengarry Glen Ross” last November, he’s back and looking sleekly feral in Clifford Odets’s “The Big Knife.”
Jiang Zemin, the former Chinese president who was declared dead by a Hong Kong television station last year, is back in the headlines on the eve of a once-a-decade leadership transition in China, where retired elders have long influenced the political horse-trading process.