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Spending on business travel has been on the rise, but trade wars could derail growth, travel managers say

August 18, 2018 |

Spending on business travel has been surging over the last year, but that updraft is threatened by potential trade wars and a economic slowdown in the next year, according to a forecast by the global trade group for corporate travel managers.

“The direction of trade policy is far and away the biggest…

L.A. Times – Business

‘Undetectable’ plastic 3-D printed guns have been detected by TSA airport screeners

August 11, 2018 |

While lawmakers feud over the release of blueprints for 3-D-printed plastic guns, the Transportation Security Administration wants fliers to know that airport security screeners have been able to spot the so-called untraceable and undetectable weapons in carry-on bags.

The 3-D-printed gun controversy…

L.A. Times – Business

Sanofi Has Been Stockpiling Drugs for No-Deal Brexit for Six Months

August 1, 2018 |

French pharmaceuticals company Sanofi has been making drug-shortage contingency plans for more than a year to prepare for the U.K. failing to reach a deal with the European Union on Brexit, according to a person familiar with the matter. What’s News Europe

Woodward Has Secretly Been Working on a Book on Trump

July 31, 2018 |

Bob Woodward is releasing his 19th book, and it’s one the investigative journalist has spent the past 19 months on—somehow without most people being aware of that fact, the Washington Post reports. Simon & Schuster will release Fear: Trump in the White House , on Sept. 11; a release from…


Demi Lovato So Ill Rehab Hasn’t Even Been Discussed

July 31, 2018 |

Demi Lovato is in no shape to talk about going to rehab, even though friends and family say she needs it to save her life. Sources with firsthand knowledge tell us the people in contact with her have not even broached the subject of rehab, because…

Trump’s demise has been greatly exaggerated

July 30, 2018 |

Trump-is-doomed stories are one of the media’s favorite fairy tales.
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Fiat Chrysler Had No Idea CEO Had Been Ill So Long

July 27, 2018 |

The illness and death of Fiat Chrysler’s fast-charging, unconventional CEO may have seemed sudden and surprising to many, but Sergio Marchionne was apparently sick for longer than anyone—even his employer—knew. That news comes to the Wall Street Journal from University Hospital Zurich, which notes Marchionne had a “serious…

An express train to hell: When the caller says your child has been kidnapped

July 24, 2018 |

His name is Vince. He’s 63, lives in the Central Coast region and works as an environmental consultant. He asked that I not use his last name because the whole thing is still pretty raw and, frankly, he’s embarrassed.

Vince recently spent 20 terrible hours being run all over the Southland by people…

L.A. Times – Business