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Stocks rise for the fourth straight day; bank shares jump

June 6, 2018 |

U.S. stocks rallied Wednesday, notching their fourth gain in a row as banks climbed along with bond yields. On Wall Street, there were signs that investors were getting a bit less nervous about international trade tensions.

Some of the biggest gains went to industries that have lagged behind the…


L.A. Times – Business

Televangelist wants his followers to pay for a $54-million private jet. It would be his fourth plane

May 30, 2018 |

If Jesus was to descend from heaven and physically set foot on 21st-century earth, prosperity gospel televangelist Jesse Duplantis told his followers, the Redeemer would probably pass on riding on the back of a donkey: “He’d be on an airplane preaching the Gospel all over the world.”

And Duplantis…


L.A. Times – Business

Mattel Taps Its Fourth CEO in as Many Years

April 20, 2018 |

Mattel hired former studio executive Ynon Kreiz to succeed CEO Margo Georgiadis after about one year in the job, a surprising shake-up at a toy maker searching for a strategy that can end a four-year sales slump.
WSJ.com: US Business

Hungary Votes in Election, With Orban Set to Secure a Fourth Term

April 8, 2018 |

Hungarians cast their ballots in a national election Sunday, a test of whether Prime Minister Viktor Orban—a fierce nationalist and leading figure on the European right—will retain his lock on parliament following a campaign in which he denounced immigrants and international institutions.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Officer Is Fourth Killed in France Terrorist Attack

March 24, 2018 |

A French gendarme who was severely injured in a terrorist attack in Southern France died Saturday, bringing the death toll to four.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

California Inc.: State hopes for a fourth straight month of job gains

January 15, 2018 |

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

The U.S. stock market is closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. When trading resumes…


L.A. Times – Business

Merkel Edges Closer to Fourth Term as German Chancellor

January 12, 2018 |

Angela Merkel took a big step toward clinching a fourth term as Germany’s chancellor when her conservative party and its center-left rivals agreed on the broad lines of a renewed alliance.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Sinking energy stocks pull S&P 500 to fourth straight loss

December 6, 2017 |

U.S. stocks took another small step backward on Wednesday after a plunge in the price of oil dragged down shares of energy producers. The losses overshadowed gains for technology companies and other areas of the market.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dipped by a fraction of a point, down 0.30…


L.A. Times – Business

Fourth US soldier killed in Niger ambush identified

October 7, 2017 |

The Pentagon on Saturday identified a fourth U.S. soldier killed earlier this week in the West African country of Niger.
FOX News

Flying Puke Interrupts Live Fourth of July TV Interview

July 5, 2017 |

Attacks on the media are increasing in frequency—and now they include flying vomit. The New York Post reports Wendy Burch of California’s KTLA was covering an annual Fourth of July competition in which participants run a mile, swim a mile, and chug a sixer of beer. Surrounded by shirtless…
Newser