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California Inc.: Peele brings scares to box office again with ‘Us’

March 18, 2019 |

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business section.

I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week, which was marred by a plane crash and mass shooting.

The admissions scandal is getting…

L.A. Times – Business

April the Giraffe Does It Again, With 300K Watching

March 17, 2019 |

April the Giraffe gave birth once again in front of an enthralled YouTube audience on Saturday, the AP reports. More than 300,000 watched live as April gave birth to a healthy male calf at around 12:45pm, the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York said. Park officials say…

Aaron Hernandez Is Once Again a Convicted Murderer

March 13, 2019 |

Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction was reinstated Wednesday in a sweeping ruling from Massachusetts’ highest court that does away with the legal principle that made the former NFL star innocent in the eyes of the law after he killed himself in prison. The Supreme Judicial Court unanimously found that the legal…

Stocks end mostly higher, but Boeing drops again

March 13, 2019 |

Technology and healthcare companies led U.S. stock indexes mostly higher Tuesday, building on the market’s solid gains from the day before.

Boeing, meanwhile, weighed down the Dow Jones industrial average for a second day. The aircraft maker fell, leading a slide in industrial sector stocks, amid…

L.A. Times – Business

A Boeing 737-8 MAX Again Crashes Minutes After Takeoff

March 10, 2019 |

An Ethiopian Airlines flight with 157 people thought to be on board crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday morning from Ethiopia’s capital while headed to Nairobi, the airline said. Ethiopia’s state broadcaster says all passengers are dead, reports the AP . There were no immediate details on what caused the crash of…

Stocks slip again, capping their worst week of 2019

March 8, 2019 |

Another wave of selling on Wall Street on Friday left the Standard & Poor’s 500 index with its worst weekly showing since January and its eighth loss in the last nine days.

The sell-off, which lost some strength toward the end of the day, followed a surprisingly weak jobs report and more signs…

L.A. Times – Business

Compliments Abound as Trump, Kim Meet Again

February 27, 2019 |

“I think you will have a tremendous future for your country, you’re a great leader,” President Trump told North Korea’s Kim Jong Un at the start of a two-day summit in Vietnam on Wednesday. “We will help it to happen.” The leaders shook hands and posed for a smiling photo…

Trump again delays tariff increase on Chinese goods, claiming progress in trade talks

February 25, 2019 |

President Trump on Sunday again put off a self-imposed deadline for raising tariffs on Chinese imported goods, saying negotiators for the United States and China made “substantial progress” in trade talks over the weekend.

The move by Trump to back away from a significant escalation in tariffs…

L.A. Times – Business

Optimism over U.S.-China trade talks boosts stocks again

February 14, 2019 |

U.S. stocks finished broadly higher Wednesday as investors remained optimistic that the United States and China will make more progress in resolving their costly trade dispute.

Energy companies, retailers and industrial stocks accounted for much of the broad gains as the Standard & Poor’s 500 index…

L.A. Times – Business