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Mariners postgame notes and video: Seth Smith leads home-run barrage in rout of Padres

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016:

The Mariners match a franchise record with 16 runs at Safeco Field. Notes from the Mariners after their most-lopsided victory of the season, a 16-4 thumping of the San Diego Padres: — Seattle has won 8 of the last 12 games and is 28-15 in the last 43 games since April 13. — Seattle has won 8 of the last 11 games against San Diego, including 4 straight. — Seattle scored 16 runs, tying the club record for most runs in a single game at Safeco Field. Also: Aug. 22, 2001 vs. Detroit, Oct. 4, 2001 vs. Texas & April […] Read More →

China's Real-Estate Firms Rush to Tap Capital Markets

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016:

Updated May 31, 2016 2:39 p.m. ET HONG KONG—China’s economy may be cooling, but its real-estate companies are fueling a debt-and-equity underwriting boom. Chinese real-estate companies have issued $69.32 billion of debt and equity so far this year, up from $25.8 billion during the same period a year ago, according to data provided by Dealogic. Such companies issued $103.47 billion of debt and equity in 2015, the highest year on record. Real-estate companies are rushing to tap the capital markets to raise new, cheaper debt denominated in yuan and refinance existing, more expensive debt they had issued in offshore markets. […] Read More →

‘Waitress’ Passes Million-Dollar Mark in Short Order

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016:

“Waitress,” the new musical featuring songs by Sara Bareilles, grossed more than $1 million last week, passing a symbolic Broadway milepost for the first time. The box-office success suggests that “Waitress” is destined to become a hit, joining “Hamilton” and “School of Rock” from the last season. Two other new musicals, “Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed,” and “On Your Feet!,” have also performed strongly since they opened. The box-office report for the week ending May 29, released Tuesday by the Broadway League, also shows that “Paramour,” the musical-plus-acrobatics mash-up that […] Read More →

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