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| June 23, 2018

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Delta bans pit bulls as emotional support animals, citing dog attacks

June 22, 2018 |

Kathryn Hurley, a director at a Los Angeles dog rescue service, has been flying for years with her pit bull dog, Jax, an emotional support animal that has been trained to behave on a flight.

She learned the hard way that Delta Air Lines has new restrictions on traveling with animals: Hurley had…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks open higher; energy companies and oil prices surge

June 22, 2018 |

U.S. stocks are rising Friday morning as energy companies climb along with the price of oil. Oil producers in OPEC are discussing an increase in production, a step investors have expected for the last few weeks. Industrial and basic materials companies are rising too, while technology companies…


L.A. Times – Business

There’s little economic justification for tipping. But we can’t stop doing it

June 22, 2018 |

Voters in Washington, D.C., decided this week to do away with the so-called tip credit, a miserable practice that allows employers — mostly restaurants — to pay dirt-cheap wages if workers also receive tips from customers.

California is one of just seven states that have eliminated the tip credit….


L.A. Times – Business

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket gets Air Force certification

June 22, 2018 |

Four months after its first test flight, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket is now certified by the Air Force to carry national security satellites.

The Air Force certified Falcon Heavy on Tuesday, according to the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center. On Thursday, the Air Force said the Hawthorne…


L.A. Times – Business