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Stocks Close Lower as Oil Slump Continues

November 10, 2018 |

Stocks closed lower as a combination of weak economic data from China and disappointing earnings hurt technology and internet companies, the AP reports. Crude oil prices fell Friday for the 10th day in a row, hurting energy companies. Video game maker Activision Blizzard plunged 12.4% after forecasting weak holiday…
Newser

Disney appears to gain a friendly majority in Anaheim City Council. The ‘living wage’ initiative is still too close to call

November 8, 2018 |

After butting heads for two years with the Anaheim City Council, Walt Disney Co. appears to have won a favorable majority on the panel as candidates backed by the media giant were well ahead in a wide field of hopefuls.

Three City Council candidates, including the mayor, who received campaign support…


L.A. Times – Business

A Glacier as Close to the Equator as Tampa Is in Peril

October 22, 2018 |

The loud crack rang out from the fog above the Baishui No. 1 Glacier as a stone shard careened down the ice, flying past Chen Yanjun. More projectiles were tumbling down the hulk of ice that scientists say is one of the world’s fastest melting glaciers. “We should go,” said…
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CNN

Opinion: Trump may come to regret getting so close to Mohammed bin Salman

October 20, 2018 |

President Donald Trump’s worldview is black and white. He can divide the world’s population into winners and losers.
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3 Words Sealed Abused Boy’s Fate: ‘Close the Case’

October 15, 2018 |

“Close the case.” A family services caseworker in Los Angeles County named Pat Clement wrote that recommendation on the file of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez in March of 2013 after a home visit. Her supervisor went along, and two months later, Gabriel was dead—the result of brutal beatings and torture…
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CNN

Photos show how close Chinese warship came to colliding with US destroyer

October 4, 2018 |

Aerial photos taken by the US Navy show just how close a US Navy ship came to colliding with a Chinese warship that had challenged the US vessel’s presence in the South China Sea.
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Stocks close out best quarter in nearly 5 years on a quiet note

September 29, 2018 |

U.S. stock indexes barely budged Friday as the stock market wrapped up its best quarter in almost five years. Tesla plunged after federal regulators moved to oust Chief Executive Elon Musk following his tweets last month about taking the electric-car maker private.

Healthcare companies did better…


L.A. Times – Business

Venice Close to Implementing New Rule: No Sitting

September 22, 2018 |

We hope you’re sitting down for this news, especially if you’re planning a trip to Venice—because you might not be able to sit down once you get there. That’s because Luigi Brugnaro, the city’s mayor, wants to start fining folks if they plop themselves down in “undesignated spots,” CNN…
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Dow, S&P 500 Close at Record Highs

September 20, 2018 |

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a record high , beating the mark it set in January, the AP reports. The S&P 500, a benchmark for many index funds, also beat the all-time high it set last month. Big technology companies led the charge on Wall Street Thursday as Facebook…
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Stock Indexes Close Lower

September 8, 2018 |

US stock indexes are closing lower Friday after a surprisingly strong jobs report pushed investors to gird for higher interest rates, the AP reports. Investors sold high-dividend stocks as bond yields rose, and tech stocks rebounded from recent losses. Tesla slumped 6.3% after its chief accounting officer quit after…
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