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Stocks fall for the first time in six days

June 12, 2019 |

Stocks on Wall Street fell Tuesday for the first time in six days after the recent upward momentum gave way to lingering concerns about the U.S.-China trade war.

Defense contractors suffered steep declines and technology stocks gave up most of their early gains, taking the steam out of a morning…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks Fall for First Time in 6 Days

June 11, 2019 |

Stocks lost some early momentum Tuesday and finished with their first loss in six days, the AP reports. The Dow Jones industrials slipped 14 points, or 0.1%, to 26,048, after rising as much as 186 points just after trading began. Shares of defense contractors led the declines. Raytheon…
Newser

Day’s Diciest Political Quote Attributed to Pelosi

June 6, 2019 |

Nancy Pelosi met with fellow Democratic leaders behind closed doors this week, and Politico reports by way of Democratic sources that she delivered quite a message: “I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison,” the House speaker is quoted as saying about President Trump….
Newser

US Woman Died at Same Resort as Couple, 5 Days Before

June 5, 2019 |

Five days before the mysterious deaths of a Maryland couple in their Dominican Republican resort hotel room, a Pennsylvania woman died at the same hotel in similar circumstances. Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, had an alcoholic drink from the mini-bar in her room, took a selfie, then stood up, “started shrieking, and…
Newser

Stocks open higher on Wall Street following two days of losses

May 30, 2019 |

Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street following two days of losses.

Technology companies and banks helped pull the market higher early Thursday. Chipmaker Intel rose 1.6%, and Citigroup added 1.5%

Dollar General jumped 5.9% after posting earnings and revenue for the latest quarter…


L.A. Times – Business

Kathryn Butler: How does your loved one wish to spend their final days? Ask about THIS before calamity strikes

May 27, 2019 |

As much as we balk from the topic, the current landscape mandates that we discuss end-of-life care with aging loved ones openly, honestly, and compassionately, before calamity strikes.
FOX News

TMZ

Quentin Tarantino Smokes a Cigar Days After ‘Snapping’ at Cannes

May 25, 2019 |

Quentin Tarantino just snapped at the Cannes Film Festival again — and by that, we mean snapping open a lighter and burning a mean-looking cigar after some bad press this week. The veteran director was spotted hanging out solo Saturday on Nikki…

TMZ.com

16 Days After Vanishing in Maui Forest, an ‘Urgent Update’

May 25, 2019 |

“URGENT UPDATE!” reads the most recent post on the “Amanda Ellers Missing” Facebook page —and that update is that she’s no longer missing. The 35-year-old, who vanished 16 days ago while hiking on Maui’s Kahakapao Trail, was found alive, with minor injuries, Friday in a deep ravine between two waterfalls,…
Newser

The ‘American Taliban’ Has Just 2 More Days in Prison

May 21, 2019 |

Not much has been heard about the man known as the “American Taliban” in recent years. That changed in a big way this week with the news that John Walker Lindh—who was captured in Afghanistan in November 2001 and pleaded guilty to supporting the Taliban—is set to be…
Newser

Trump delays EU and Japan auto tariffs for 180 days

May 17, 2019 |

President Trump on Friday announced a delay in imposing tariffs on imported vehicles and parts from the European Union, Japan and other nations for 180 days to pursue negotiations, avoiding opening another front in his tariff battle with some of U.S.’ key allies.

In February, the Commerce Department…


L.A. Times – Business