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Marriott won’t cancel convention of what critics call anti-Muslim hate group

September 23, 2017 |

Should a hotel chain make a judgment on the groups that hold conferences at one of its properties?

That is the question that was raised this week after the world’s largest hotel chain, Marriott International, announced it won’t cancel a conference next month for what critics say is an anti-Muslim…


L.A. Times – Business

FDA approves medical scope with disposable cap to fight superbug infections

September 23, 2017 |

Seeking to prevent superbug outbreaks, federal health officials said they have approved the first gastrointestinal medical scope with a disposable cap for use in the U.S.

The Food and Drug Administration said that the design of the new duodenoscope by Japanese device maker Pentax should make it…


L.A. Times – Business

Wal-Mart wants to send people into your house to stock the fridge when you’re not home

September 23, 2017 |

Delivery workers who drop off Wal-Mart groceries may soon also bring them into your kitchen and unload them into your refrigerator, even if you’re not home.

The world’s largest retailer announced Friday that is testing a delivery program in Silicon Valley that would allow customers to use smart-home…


L.A. Times – Business

Boycott of Sean Hannity’s Fox News show is largely ignored by advertisers, and viewers

September 23, 2017 |

More than a month after a liberal advocacy group publicly called on advertisers to boycott Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News Channel, luxury carmaker Cadillac has been the only new company to publicly back away from the program.

While Hannity has appeared largely impervious to the efforts against…


L.A. Times – Business

Energy leads U.S. stock indexes to a mostly higher finish

September 22, 2017 |

A listless day on Wall Street finished with U.S. stocks eking out small gains Friday, as strength in energy, phone and industrial companies offset losses elsewhere.

Real estate and utilities companies were among the biggest decliners. Some health insurers bounced back after Sen. John McCain said…


L.A. Times – Business

J.C. Penney to hire 40,000 for holidays, the same as last year

September 22, 2017 |

J.C. Penney said Friday it plans to hire more than 40,000 people during the holiday season, the same number as last year.

The Plano, Texas-based department store operator said it is looking for cashiers, workers to restock its stores and beauty consultants to work at in-store Sephora makeup shops.


L.A. Times – Business

Hewlett Packard Enterprise to cut 5,000 jobs, 10% of its workforce, report says

September 22, 2017 |

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. is planning to lay off at least 5,000 employees, or about 10% of its workforce, according to a business media report.

Bloomberg reported Thursday that the job cuts, which will occur in the U.S. and abroad, are expected to begin before the end of the year. HP Enterprise…


L.A. Times – Business

Uber to lose its license to operate in London

September 22, 2017 |

London’s transport authority says it won’t renew Uber’s license to operate in the British capital, arguing that it demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility with implications in public safety and security.

Transport for London says the car-hailing app was not “fit and proper to hold a private…


L.A. Times – Business

Toys R Us plans to hire thousands of seasonal workers despite bankruptcy

September 22, 2017 |

Toys R Us Inc. said Thursday that it plans to again hire thousands of part-time workers nationwide for the holiday shopping season despite the toy chain’s bankruptcy filing this week.

The company did not specify the number of additional hires for this year’s holidays. In recent years, it’s added…


L.A. Times – Business

Being evicted from a rent-controlled apartment? You have rights

September 22, 2017 |

The Ellis Act permits the eviction of tenants if a property is going to be demolished or converted into condos.
L.A. Times – Business