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Employers don’t think bans on asking about salary history will achieve goal, survey says

November 19, 2017 |

California recently became one of eight states, cities or localities to pass legislation banning all employers from asking one particularly awkward question of prospective workers: How much did you make in your last job?

Yet companies apparently aren’t convinced the laws will work as intended.


L.A. Times – Business

Sessions jokes about Russia probe at Federalist Society event

November 18, 2017 |

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions showed Friday that all the speculation sparked by investigations into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia hasn’t affected his sense of humor.
FOX News

TMZ

David Otunga Says Jennifer Hudson is Lying About Abuse and Parenting

November 17, 2017 |

Jennifer Hudson is dreaming when she says she’s the primary caregiver of 8-year-old David Jr., and she’s lying when she says her baby daddy was physically abusive … so says baby daddy David Otunga. Otunga’s lawyer sent a statement to TMZ, in which…

TMZ.com

Comcast Talking to Fox About a Deal, Source Says

November 17, 2017 |

Comcast is in discussions with 21st Century Fox about buying its movie studio, some cable channels, and its international arms, a person familiar with the situation tells the AP . This person can’t discuss the matter publicly. The conversations are at a very early stage, and there’s no guarantee that a…
Newser

Comcast Approached 21st Century Fox About an Acquisition

November 17, 2017 |

New suitors are circling 21st Century Fox, affirming that the media empire built by Rupert Murdoch is now in play. Comcast has approached the media company to express interest in buying a substantial piece of it. Verizon and Sony are also kicking the tires.
WSJ.com: US Business

Some GOP senators raising doubts about revised Republican tax overhaul

November 16, 2017 |

A gambit by Senate Republicans to make a large corporate tax cut permanent by having benefits for individuals expire at the end of 2025 created new problems for the legislation Wednesday as lawmakers were still grappling with the controversial decision to add the repeal of a key Obamacare provision.


L.A. Times – Business

TMZ

Jay-Z Supports NFL Protests, ‘Not About the Flag, It’s About Justice!’

November 13, 2017 |

Jay-Z stopped down his 4:44 Tour concert Sunday night in Miami to explain why he’s thrown his support behind NFL player protests — and also to take a shot at his haters. On Veterans Day weekend … Jay directly addressed critics who say the…

TMZ.com

Russian defense minister raises concern about NATO buildup

November 10, 2017 |

The Russian Defense Minister says Russia and Belarus need to expand their military cooperation amid a NATO buildup.
FOX News

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross faces accusations that he lied about his wealth

November 8, 2017 |

Just a day after defending himself against reports that he failed to disclose his business links to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s family, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross came under wider scrutiny Tuesday over his financial holdings and whether he had been forthcoming about his wealth.

Ross’…


L.A. Times – Business

Their Client Wants to Die; They’re Worried About How

November 7, 2017 |

Scott Dozier is scheduled to die via lethal injection Nov. 14, and he’s ready for his execution—he requested last year that his appeals stop, and he has an agreement with his defense attorneys not to seek a delay—but his lawyers have concerns about the method that will be…
Newser