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Revised data show international visits to the U.S. up slightly despite Trump effect

September 12, 2018 |

Federal officials released revised data Wednesday that found international travelers to the U.S. grew by 0.7% in 2017 over the previous year, despite steep drops from Mexico and the Middle East.

The 77 million international visitors spent a record-setting $ 251.4 billion on hotels, travel, food…


L.A. Times – Business

CNN

The Erdogan effect: How one man shaped Turkey

August 14, 2018 |

For 15 years, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dominated Turkish politics with his Justice and Development party — the AKP. So just how has he done it?
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Prozac’s Odd Side Effect: Less Frisky Birds

August 7, 2018 |

We humans consume a lot of antidepressants, and that means birds inadvertently do the same while feeding at sewage plants. Now researchers in the UK suggest that it’s taking a toll on the birds’ libidos, making them—or at least the females—less attractive to prospective mates. In their study…
Newser

Drugmakers cancel some price increases after California law takes effect

July 10, 2018 |

A handful of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies are canceling or reducing some planned price increases in the United States after California enacted a new drug pricing transparency law and amid political pressure over rising costs for medications.

The California law, which began to take…


L.A. Times – Business

EU trade tariffs take effect in latest rift between U.S. and its closest allies

June 23, 2018 |

After months of escalating trade tensions between Europe and the United States, the European Union’s retaliatory tariffs took effect Friday, ushering in a new era of hostility between the Trump administration and some of America’s closest allies.

The tariffs — on goods worth $ 3.2 billion, including…


L.A. Times – Business

‘Gunshot Sound Effect’ Causes Panic at Eminem Gig

June 11, 2018 |

Using gunshot sound effects at an outdoor music festival when memories of last year’s Las Vegas concert massacre are still fresh is simply unacceptable, critics told Eminem after his Saturday night set caused panic at the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee. Witnesses say some fans screamed, ducked, or dropped to…
Newser

TMZ

Brody Jenner’s Wedding Celebration in Full Effect with Fireworks

June 2, 2018 |

Brody Jenner is a married man after tying the knot at an island resort … and then the party was ON!!! Brody got hitched to his longtime girlfriend, Kaitlynn Carter, Saturday on Nihi Sumba — an exotic island off the coast of Indonesia — and it…

TMZ.com

Trade tensions heat up as U.S. lets steel tariffs take effect for Europe, Mexico and Canada

May 31, 2018 |

In a move that sharply escalates trade tensions with America’s closest allies, the Trump administration said Thursday it would allow steep tariffs to take effect on imported steel from the Europe Union, Canada and Mexico.

Despite European officials’ last-ditch pleas as well as repeated vows of…


L.A. Times – Business

Ambien responds to Roseanne: ‘Racism is not a known side effect’

May 31, 2018 |

Roseanne Barr is partly blaming Ambien for the tweet that led to her show’s cancellation, but the maker of the insomnia drug quickly retorted that “racism is not a known side effect.”

Hours after ABC axed her show for her offensive tweet about former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett — and quickly…


L.A. Times – Business

5 Lifestyle Habits Have ‘Huge Effect’ on Longevity

May 5, 2018 |

Harvard researchers say five things will help you live longer, and the list isn’t all that surprising: exercise, eat a healthy diet, maintain a healthy body weight, don’t drink too much, and don’t smoke. More surprising is just how much of an effect those five combined factors have on longevity—…
Newser