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Uber has a ‘competitive intelligence’ team — and it’s not alone

April 27, 2017 |

Uber isn’t the only company to employee a competitive intelligence team to study its rivals. It’s a longstanding tactic — but one that can turn controversial.
L.A. Times – Business

United Airlines’ policy changes include paying bumped passengers up to $10,000

April 27, 2017 |

United Airlines will offer up to $ 10,000 when a traveler voluntarily gives up a seat on an oversold flight, part of a policy overhaul following the passenger-yanking video seen around the world.

The Chicago-based carrier is adopting 10 policy changes in response to the outcry over the April 9 incident,…


L.A. Times – Business

Economic reality and contradictions beset Trump’s tax plan

April 27, 2017 |

In proposing to slash business taxes and enact a tax reform of historic proportions, Trump administration officials say they will rely largely on economic growth to make up for the trillions of dollars of lost tax revenue.

But hardly any economist or tax policy analyst outside the administration…


L.A. Times – Business

Dole files for initial public offering — for the third time

April 26, 2017 |

Less than four years after its billionaire chairman, David H. Murdock, took Dole Food Co. private — and snookered investors in the process, a judge said — the company is once again planning to tap the public markets.

The Westlake Village fruit and vegetable company, controlled by the 94-year-old…


L.A. Times – Business

Net neutrality is next and biggest target for new FCC Chairman Pai

April 26, 2017 |

The nation’s top telecommunications regulator on Wednesday unveiled a plan to dismantle the tough net neutrality rules for online traffic that Democrats pushed through in 2015 over the objections of major Internet service providers.

Net neutrality regulations are designed to ensure the unfettered…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump slaps tariffs on Canadian lumber imports, escalating trade tensions

April 26, 2017 |

The Trump administration is slapping hefty duties on billions of dollars of lumber imported from Canada, marking an escalation of trade tensions ahead of the president’s promised effort to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The new duties came amid sharp rhetoric by Trump and his…


L.A. Times – Business

Wells Fargo investors send ‘message of dissatisfaction’ in narrow board vote

April 26, 2017 |

Wells Fargo annual shareholder meeting takes place Tuesday in Florida. By Tuesday afternoon, we should know whether shareholders have voted to keep or oust most of the company’s board members.
L.A. Times – Business

With ‘Star Wars’ land still two years away, Disney cues Marvel’s Guardians

April 26, 2017 |

When the Walt Disney Co. wrote a check for more than $ 4 billion in 2009 to acquire Marvel Entertainment Inc., Disney fans predicted a massive invasion of superheroes at the company’s Anaheim resort.

That seems a step closer to reality with the opening next month of Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission:…


L.A. Times – Business

Palantir will shell out $1.7 million to resolve discrimination claims

April 26, 2017 |

Big data start-up Palantir will pay nearly $ 1.7 million to settle claims that the company discriminated against Asian job applicants, federal regulators said Tuesday.

Palantir will pay back wages and other monetary relief, including the value of stock options, to affected applicants of certain…


L.A. Times – Business

Facing harsh criticism, airlines can now point to a drop in airfares

April 25, 2017 |

Facing harsh criticism over several recent scandals, the nation’s major airlines can now point to airfares that have dropped to the lowest level since the recession.

The average domestic airfare for all of 2016 was $ 349, down 8.5% from the average of $ 382 in 2015, according to data released Tuesday…


L.A. Times – Business