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Disneyland starts taking Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservations

May 2, 2019 |

Disneyland began Thursday morning to accept online reservations from people who want to be the first park visitors to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the theme park’s newest expansion.

The $ 1-billion expansion, which opens May 31, is expected to draw such a huge crowd of fans, Disneyland has…

L.A. Times – Business

Stocks edge up to new record highs

April 30, 2019 |

U.S. stock indexes edged up further into record territory Monday following more signs that the economy is growing in the not-too-hot, not-too-cold way that investors love.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index ticked up 3.15 points, or 0.1%, to 2,943.03. Big gains for banks led the way on hopes for bigger…

L.A. Times – Business

Stocks Edge Lower on Wall Street

April 25, 2019 |

Stocks gave up an early gain and drifted mostly lower on Wall Street as investors continue digesting a steady flow of corporate earnings, the AP reports. Energy and communications companies took some of the biggest losses Wednesday. Exxon Mobil lost 1.9% and AT&T fell 4.1%. Bond prices rose,…

Stocks edge down from record highs

April 24, 2019 |

U.S. stocks closed slightly lower Wednesday, with the market giving back some of its gains the day after the Standard & Poor’s 500 index and Nasdaq composite hit record highs.

Energy stocks led the modest slide as crude oil prices fell after a three-day rally. Communications companies also helped…

L.A. Times – Business

United Methodists Edge Toward Breakup

April 21, 2019 |

There’s at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist, and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors, the AP reports. The differences have simmered for years, and…

Stocks edge up at the end of a holiday-shortened week

April 19, 2019 |

The major U.S. stock indexes capped a holiday-shortened week with slight gains Thursday, reversing some of the modest losses from the day before.

The day’s marginal upward move was not enough to keep the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 index from snapping a streak of three straight weekly gains.

L.A. Times – Business

Gaza's 'night disturbers' put Israeli border villagers on edge ahead of anniversary

March 30, 2019 |

Gaza's 'night disturbers' put Israeli border villagers on edge ahead of anniversaryOrganizers say the intention of the night-time events is to fray the nerves of Israeli military lookouts and to lower morale in Israeli villages along the 30-mile frontier. “A child does not know how to tell the difference between a rocket or someone throwing a bomb,” she told Reuters.

Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Futures edge lower as growth worries linger

March 27, 2019 |

Futures edge lower as growth worries lingerThe benchmark 10-year Treasury note yields fell to their lowest levels since December 2017 on Wednesday, a day after showing signs of stabilization that boosted financials and helped lift Wall Street’s main indexes. Adding to the worries over global growth, Chinese data on Wednesday showed industrial profits shrank the most since late-2011 in the first two months of the year. Wall Street has been hit by concerns of slowing global economic growth since last week with investors digesting dour factory data from the United States, Europe and Japan, as well as weak consumer confidence numbers for March this week.

Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Stocks edge down during a listless day

March 6, 2019 |

Tuesday’s mostly listless session on Wall Street ended with stocks closing slightly lower as losses in the industrial, technology and financial sectors outweighed gains elsewhere in the market.

Major U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses much of the day, with communications…

L.A. Times – Business

US Stocks Edge Higher

February 20, 2019 |

Stocks are closing modestly higher on Wall Street, extending the market’s gains from a day earlier, the AP reports. Gains in technology, materials and energy companies Wednesday outweighed losses in health care and real estate stocks. Garmin, maker of fitness trackers and navigation technology, jumped 17% after reporting better sales….