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Stocks fall, extending this week’s losses

March 7, 2019 |

U.S. stocks fell in morning trading Thursday, led by banks and technology companies, putting the market on track for its first losing week since January.

Utilities and real estate stocks eked out slight gains as investors moved toward safer holdings.

A lack of concrete news on trade and lingering…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump Extending China Tariff Deadline

February 25, 2019 |

President Donald Trump said Sunday he will extend a deadline to escalate tariffs on Chinese imports, citing “substantial progress” in weekend talks between the two countries, the AP reports. Trump tweeted that there had been “productive talks” on some of the difficult issues dividing the US and China, adding that…
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Worried over possible default, Deutsche Bank considered extending Trump’s loan terms

February 20, 2019 |

Top Deutsche Bank AG executives were so concerned after the 2016 U.S. election that the Trump Organization might default on about $ 340 million of loans while President Trump was in office that they discussed extending repayment dates until after the end of a potential second term in 2025, according…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks claw back from early slide, extending win streak to five days

January 11, 2019 |

U.S. stocks had a day of uneven trading Thursday but ended higher, notching their fifth straight win. Industrial companies such as Boeing and General Electric rose while retailers fell as Macy’s suffered its biggest loss of all time.

Stocks struggled in the early going after U.S. and Chinese officials…


L.A. Times – Business

Banks lead stocks’ broad slide, extending market’s losing streak

October 24, 2018 |

Banks led a broad slide in U.S. stocks Monday as an early rally faded, giving the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 index its fourth loss in a row.

Healthcare and energy stocks also helped pull down the market, outweighing gains by technology and consumer-focused stocks. Crude oil prices eked out…


L.A. Times – Business

U.K. to Rule Out Extending EU Customs Area to Northern Ireland

August 16, 2017 |

The U.K. will on Wednesday rule out extending the European Union’s customs area to encircle Northern Ireland after Brexit, saying such a move wouldn’t be “constitutionally or economically viable.”
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Stocks rise, barely — extending win streak to 7 days

May 26, 2017 |

U.S. stocks made the tiniest of gains Friday as media companies and sellers of beauty products and food ticked higher. Major indexes added to their winning streak and record highs.

Stocks spent the day flipping back and forth between small gains and losses. Beauty products maker Ulta rose. Media…


L.A. Times – Business

Judges consider extending workplace protections for sexual orientation

December 1, 2016 |

In a case that could extend workplace protection to the LGBT community, federal appellate judges in Chicago are reconsidering whether the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The case, heard Wednesday before a full panel of 7th Circuit Court judges, revolves…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks close higher, extending winning streak to 4 days

March 6, 2016 |

Stocks wobbled to the finish Friday but salvaged a four-day winning streak after the U.S. government said employers added more jobs than expected in February. That was another vote of confidence in the economy. Mining companies made the biggest gains, as metals prices climbed.

The jobs report showed…


L.A. Times – Business

New Congress sends first bill to Obama, extending terrorism risk fund

January 8, 2015 |

The first bill from the new Republican-led Congress — extending a federal terrorism risk insurance fund — is on its way to the White House for President Obama’s signature.
L.A. Times – Business