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Effect of Trump’s Obamacare subsidy cuts is blunted in California — for now

October 14, 2017 |

Unable to get Congress to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, President Trump this week took matters into his own hands.

Late Thursday evening, the White House announced it would stop paying key subsidies, known as “cost-sharing reductions,” that compensate insurers for providing discounts…


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

What Trump effect? Airlines are adding routes to handle growing cross-border travel demand from Mexicans and Americans

August 14, 2017 |

The cushy business-class seats that Rosario Marín books on her regular flights between Los Angeles and Mexico are a far cry from those on the two-day bus journeys she took as a teenager to visit relatives in Mexico City.

A consultant for companies that want to do cross-border commerce, Marín says…


L.A. Times – Business

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The ‘Trump effect’ looms large at Mexico’s southern border

July 25, 2017 |

In the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential victory, the number of migrants from Central America who are choosing to stay in Mexico is growing.
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The helium shutoff — a side effect of the Qatar confrontation

July 12, 2017 |

The recent diplomatic dustup between Qatar and many other Gulf nations caused some nervousness for some of the world’s most cutting edge scientists.
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Travel Ban Takes Effect With Last-Minute Change

June 30, 2017 |

The latest version of President Trump’s travel ban took effect Thursday evening with a last-minute change: Fiances have been added to the list of people considered “close” relatives, the BBC reports. But grandparents, aunts, and uncles, among others, aren’t considered close enough—and without what the administration deems a close…
Newser

His Son Was Murdered. Then, an ‘Astonishing Effect’

May 6, 2017 |

Nineteen-year-old Maria Pia Pedala was in a coma from liver failure in Sicily, Italy, on Sept. 29, 1994, when a 7-year-old American boy was shot dead while on vacation with his family in the country. Though Italy had one of the lowest rates of organ donation in western Europe at…
Newser

Tossing Coins for Good Luck Has Unfortunate Side Effect

March 6, 2017 |

Tossing coins in a fountain for luck is a popular superstition, but a similar belief brought misery to a sea turtle in Thailand from whom doctors have removed 915 coins. Veterinarians in Bangkok operated Monday on the 25-year-old female green sea turtle nicknamed “Bank,” whose indigestible diet was a result…
Newser

Travel executives worry about Trump’s effect on their industry

February 4, 2017 |

President Trump has been in office less than a month but already local and global tourism organizations predict that his policies, including a travel ban targeting seven countries, will hurt the nation’s $ 2-trillion travel industry.

Several travel executives, including the heads of Uber, Expedia…


L.A. Times – Business