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United Airlines reaches ‘amicable’ settlement with passenger dragged from a plane

April 28, 2017 |

United Airlines has settled with Dr. David Dao over the injuries he received when he was dragged off one of the airline’s planes this month, a dramatic incident that has forced policy changes at United and rival carriers.

Under the terms reached by the airline and Dao, the amount of the settlement…


L.A. Times – Business

Federal regulator ratchets up effort to regulate tribal lenders, suing four in California

April 28, 2017 |

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau launched another salvo Thursday in its battle against the tribal lending industry, which has claimed it’s not subject to regulation by the agency.

The federal regulator sued four online lenders affiliated with a Native American tribe in Northern California,…


L.A. Times – Business

It’s legal to pay women less than men based on past salaries, court rules

April 27, 2017 |

Employers can legally pay women less than men for the same work based on differences in the workers’ previous salaries, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower-court ruling saying pay differences based exclusively on prior…


L.A. Times – Business

How Trump’s tax plan could affect ordinary taxpayers

April 27, 2017 |

President Trump’s tax reform plan could lead to lower tax bills for many ordinary taxpayers but also eliminate many of the tax deductions that Americans currently claim.
L.A. Times – Business