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In Full-Page Editorial, NYT Fears Trump’s Next Move

April 16, 2018 |

That the New York Times has written an anti-Trump editorial is not surprising. That the editorial takes up an entire page is more so. The newspaper on Monday published a 1,366-word editorial under the headline “The President Is Not Above the Law,” notes CNN media writer Brian Stelter. The…
Newser

Gas prices at highest level since 2015 amid fears of another oil shock

April 15, 2018 |

Southern California drivers are paying the highest pump prices for gasoline in 2 1/2 years amid fears that prices could jump even further if the United States takes military action against Syria.

The upswing in prices reflects not only rising crude-oil prices but also a higher state gasoline tax,…


L.A. Times – Business

200M Eggs Recalled Amid Salmonella Fears

April 15, 2018 |

Double-check your eggs—there’s a massive egg recall in progress over salmonella fears, USA Today reports. A farm in Seymour, Indiana, is recalling over 200 million eggs amid an FDA report that 22 people have been sickened. The eggs have reached restaurants and retail stores in West Virginia, Virginia, South…
Newser

Stocks soar, erasing last week’s loss, as trade-war fears ease

April 9, 2018 |

U.S. stocks are surging Monday as investors’ fears about a trade war between the U.S. and China ease once again. Technology companies such as Apple and Microsoft are bouncing back from their recent losses, and bank shares are rising along with interest rates. Stocks have alternated between big…


L.A. Times – Business

German Steel Town Fears U.S. Tariffs Would Deal Crushing Blow

April 8, 2018 |

A German steel mill that has long supplied Europe with wire used in construction could become a casualty of new U.S. tariffs on steel imports.
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Dow Drops 458 Amid Trade War Fears

April 2, 2018 |

Stocks closed sharply lower on Wall Street as technology companies took heavy losses and investors worried about escalating trade tensions with China, the AP reports. Big-name tech companies like Microsoft fell more than the rest of the market Monday. Intel dove 6.1% following a report in Bloomberg News that…
Newser

Dow drops nearly 700 points as trade-war fears intensify

April 2, 2018 |

U.S. stocks are tumbling Monday after China officially raised import duties on U.S. pork, apples and other products. China’s move is a fairly small one, but investors are worried it could be a step toward a trade war that would harm global commerce and company profits.

Meat producer Tyson Foods…


L.A. Times – Business

US Fears Russia’s Intent With Deep Sea Comms Cables

April 1, 2018 |

US and Western officials are increasingly troubled by Russia’s interest in the 400 fiber-optic cables that carry most of world’s calls, emails and texts, as well as $ 10 trillion worth of daily financial transactions. “We’ve seen activity in the Russian navy, and particularly undersea in their submarine activity, that we…
Newser

Stocks rise sharply as trade war fears ease; the Dow jumps more than 400 points

March 26, 2018 |

U.S. stocks rose sharply in early trading Monday as the market made up some of its huge losses from last week. The broad gains sent the Dow Jones industrial average up more than 400 points; last week, the Dow sank more than 1,400 points.

Investors drew encouragement from signs that the United States…


L.A. Times – Business