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Wells Fargo reports big tax savings — and big costs for investigations, lawsuits

January 12, 2018 |

The GOP tax overhaul saved Wells Fargo & Co. more than $ 3 billion in the fourth quarter, but the bank also set aside more than $ 3 billion to cover costs related to ongoing problems with its consumer businesses, the company reported Friday.

In its earnings release for the fourth quarter and full…

L.A. Times – Business

New taxes and higher costs of oil drive up gasoline prices for holiday season

December 25, 2017 |

More Southern California residents are expected to hit the roads this holiday season than ever, and they’re going to be paying more in gasoline prices than they have since 2013.

The higher cost of crude oil is driving up gasoline prices nationwide. And a new state fuel tax that took effect Nov….

L.A. Times – Business

Parking costs at LAX rank in the middle among major U.S. airports

December 16, 2017 |

Complain all you want about the mind-numbing traffic congestion you must navigate to get to Los Angeles International Airport, but at least the parking rates are modest.

Relatively speaking.

A study of parking rates at the nation’s 30 biggest airports found that LAX ranked in the middle, below…

L.A. Times – Business

Why your Christmas tree costs more — again

December 6, 2017 |

On an uncharacteristically crisp December night in Los Angeles, seasonal music mixed with a piney fragrance as mechanic Jose Rodriguez got a lesson in economics to explain why his Christmas tree was scrawnier and costlier than last year.

Tree seller George Lopez said the noble fir that Rodriguez…

L.A. Times – Business

House tax plan would mean higher borrowing costs for hospitals, schools, affordable housing

November 17, 2017 |

Hospitals, university buildings and affordable housing projects could become markedly more expensive to develop if the tax plan approved Thursday by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives becomes law.

The plan calls for eliminating a tax break on a type of bond financing used to build…

L.A. Times – Business

Disneyland fans gripe about Shanghai Disney’s free digital Fastpass, which costs $10 in Anaheim

September 8, 2017 |

Visitors to the Shanghai Disney Resort in China will soon get to use a smartphone app to reserve a time to visit their favorite attraction without waiting in a long line — at no additional cost.

But some Disney fans are irked because the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim launched a similar app in July…

L.A. Times – Business

A raise erased by higher healthcare costs

August 20, 2017 |

Question: After my husband receives his annual review and cost-of-living raise, he will be in a new pay bracket. When this happens, the cost of his health insurance will increase as well — way beyond the raise he would receive — so he will be bringing home significantly less in his paycheck….

L.A. Times – Business

Ten Years Later, Younger Workers Still Endure Costs of the Crisis

August 11, 2017 |

The greatest legacy of the past 10 years has been a dramatic rise in intergenerational inequality, writes Simon Nixon. The older generations were spared the costs of the financial crisis while those of working age have seen very little increase in their income or wealth. What’s News Europe

Airline and hotel costs to increase worldwide next year, study says

July 18, 2017 |

The declining airfares over the last two years in the U.S. look like they are about to become a happy memory.

Airfares are projected to rise 3.5% worldwide next year, with hotel rates jumping 3.7% and ground transportation, such as taxis, rising 1.6%, according to a travel management company and…

L.A. Times – Business

Medical Costs Spike for Bike Injuries

June 4, 2017 |

Taking a bike ride can offer various health benefits, but along with those pros come the cons: notably, the risk of being seriously hurt in an accident. UC San Francisco researchers say such incidences have risen for adults since the late 1990s, with more visits to the ER and hospital…