Roland Emmerich's big-budget tentpole "White House Down", Starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, may only open to a dismal $25 million, likely hurt by hitting theaters so soon after the similarly themed "Olympus Has Fallen." The $150 million film, from Sony, took in around $9 million on Friday to only narrowly beat World War Z ($8.9 million).
Puerto Rico legislators on Friday rushed to try to approve a budget amid debate on how best to revive the U.S. territory's economy, which the New York Federal Reserve president , William Dudley warns has not yet bottomed out. The proposed $9.8 billion operating budget proposes a flurry of new taxes while seeking to boost the island's education system and rescue a crumbling public pension system.
The White House is recruiting local officials to promote and carry out President Obama's health care law in states like Texas and Florida where governors are hostile to it.