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A Road Brings China and India Closer to Conflict in the Himalayas

August 3, 2017 |

China stepped up pressure on India to withdraw from a military standoff that began when Beijing moved to extend a road in a disputed area, showing how the countries’ contest for leadership in Asia is heightening the risk of conflict.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Dow Closes at Record, Edges Closer to 22K

August 1, 2017 |

Stocks posted solid gains on Wall Street, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to another high and nearer to the 22,000-point milestone, the AP reports. Banks and technology companies rose more than the rest of the market Tuesday. Goldman Sachs and Apple had some of the biggest gains in…
Newser

CNN

Massive iceberg closer to splitting from Antarctica

July 8, 2017 |

A huge ice sheet more than half the size of Qatar could soon break off from Antarctica.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

India Shoots for the Moon, Chasing Influence Closer to Home

June 24, 2017 |

India is going up against China in a new Asian space race, trying to tighten its control of regional skies and alliances by leveraging its ability to send satellites into orbit inexpensively.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

TSA is taking a closer look at LAX passengers’ electronic devices

May 25, 2017 |

The Transportation Security Administration has been quietly testing a new screening procedure that more closely examines electronic devices in carry-on bags at LAX and nine other airports.

Under the test screening process, passengers passing through TSA security checkpoints are asked to take out…


L.A. Times – Business

Advocate of Closer Ties for Koreas Wins Election in South

May 11, 2017 |

South Korean voters were poised to elect Moon Jae-in as the country’s next leader, exit polls show, ending nine years of conservative rule and bringing to power a forceful advocate for closer ties with North Korea.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Trump’s travel ban may be keeping honeymooners closer to home

April 23, 2017 |

President Trump’s proposal to temporarily ban travel from several Middle Eastern countries may be forcing couples to rethink their honeymoon destinations.

Trump has proposed two separate immigration bans since taking office in January, both of which were challenged and halted by federal courts….


L.A. Times – Business

Turned down for a job? You are now one rejection closer to success

March 20, 2017 |

You’ve resolved to find a new job. You’ve sent resumes. Done interviews. But sometimes you just don’t land the job. Hearing “no” from potential employers can impact you mentally, psychologically, even physically. But keep your chin up: You can deal with the rejection and the setbacks.

I was recently…


L.A. Times – Business

Elon Musk’s wager that Tesla can fix South Australia’s blackouts brings the energy future closer

March 11, 2017 |

Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk’s latest gamble may be less futuristic than a Mars trip, but it signals that the energy industry’s long-sought vision of large-scale electricity storage may not be that far off.

Musk made a bet that his company can get a grid-connected battery system in South…


L.A. Times – Business