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Pilot holiday computer glitch could cost American Airlines $10 million

December 10, 2017 |

A computer error that gave too many American Airlines pilots approval to take vacation during the busy Christmas travel season is expected to cost the world’s biggest carrier about $ 10 million, according to an industry expert.

The Fort Worth-based carrier has confirmed that a glitch in the airline’s…


L.A. Times – Business

Feds Tally Cost of Mueller Inquiry So Far

December 5, 2017 |

The cost of Robert Mueller’s Russia inquiry is adding up. The Justice Department tallied up the cost of the special investigation in its first four months and reached a total of $ 6.7 million, reports the Washington Post . Some outlets, including Politico , are using a smaller figure of $ 3.2…
Newser

The cost of caregiving: ‘A sacrifice for our entire family’

December 3, 2017 |

Alantris Muhammad says there was no question that she would leave her job after her mother was in a car accident that left her unable to walk or eat on her own.

At 42, she hadn’t even started to think about retirement. But as the oldest of four siblings — and the only one in a dual-income household…


L.A. Times – Business

Vegas Shooter’s Use of Service Elevator May Cost Hotel

November 22, 2017 |

The biggest lawsuit to date in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas has been filed in California on behalf of 450 people who were injured or at least present when Stephen Paddock opened fire. The lawsuit was actually just one of five filed in California on Monday,…
Newser

Owning a home could cost more under GOP tax plan, especially if you live in L.A.

November 3, 2017 |

The Republican tax plan released Thursday seeks to dramatically rewrite rules that have shaped the housing market for decades, potentially dealing a blow to California, where a shortage of housing has led to some of the highest home prices in the nation.

Under current law, homeowners can deduct…


L.A. Times – Business

OC Weekly editor Gustavo Arellano resigns from alt-weekly newspaper in dispute over cost cuts

October 14, 2017 |

Longtime Orange County columnist, government watchdog and foodie Gustavo Arellano said Friday that he has voluntarily resigned from his role as editor of alternative weekly newspaper OC Weekly.

In an interview Friday on the Tom Leykis Show, Arellano said he was told by the paper’s owner to cut…


L.A. Times – Business

Will the ‘Southwest Effect’ lower the cost of Hawaiian flights?

October 12, 2017 |

Since Southwest Airlines began to challenge the established major airlines in the 1990s, the low-cost carrier has forced its competitors to lower fares in what industry insiders call “the Southwest Effect.”

Fans of Hawaii are hoping that “the Southwest Effect” happens next year when Southwest Airlines…


L.A. Times – Business

Cost the Biggest Obstacle to ‘Clean Coal’

October 10, 2017 |

Technology now in limited use removes about 90% of carbon dioxide from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants, AP reports, but energy experts say cost remains the chief obstacle to bringing the “clean coal” touted by President Donald Trump into the mainstream. They cite recent advances in applying the longstanding…
Newser

White Nationalist to Speak at UF. His Cost: $10K. UF’s Cost: $500K

October 6, 2017 |

As one university faces a lawsuit over its refusal to host white nationalist Richard Spencer, another is reluctantly conceding to the idea. The University of Florida says it will allow Spencer to speak on its campus on Oct. 19 in what will be the alt-right leader’s first college event since…
Newser