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Yell all you want about stock buybacks being bad for America. They’re not helping stock returns

February 18, 2019 |

Sen. Marco Rubio has joined the buybacks-are-bad-for-America bandwagon, calling for a new tax that would neutralize the advantage repurchases have over dividends. But it turns out any advantage they have for investors vanished a while ago.

Earlier this week, Bloomberg Intelligence compared the…


L.A. Times – Business

Fire department gives woman, 104, a holiday helping hand

December 28, 2018 |

A 104-year-old woman in New York hoping to ring in the holiday season was reportedly able to go to a Christmas party with the help of a few firefighters.
FOX News

TMZ

Dikembe Mutombo Sorrowful Over Loss of Child with Tumor But Vows to Keep Helping

December 26, 2018 |

Dikembe Mutombo’s heartbroken over the loss of Matadi Sela Petit, but incredibly … he’s staying positive, and says the tragedy’s only strengthened his focus on helping people. The Basketball Hall of Famer tells TMZ … he’s been working with…

TMZ.com

Sierra Nevada’s Idea for Helping Camp Fire Victims Takes Off

November 29, 2018 |

Breweries across the US are joining forces to raise money for those affected by the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California history. More than 1,000 beermakers will brew batches of Resilience Butte County Proud IPA, with 100% of the proceeds going to Camp Fire relief efforts, USA Today reports….
Newser

Market’s post-election rally was broad-based, helping S&P recover nearly all of October’s losses

November 8, 2018 |

The stock market’s huge rally on Wednesday lifted multiple industries after the relatively unsurprising midterm election results reassured investors. Big-name technology, consumer and healthcare companies soared as the S&P 500 index closed at its highest level in four weeks.

The S&P 500 climbed…


L.A. Times – Business

Big banks’ profits soar, helping stock market end skid

October 13, 2018 |

Three major banks reported solid earnings Friday, helping ease worries on Wall Street and sending stocks upward — if only slightly — after a two-day sell-off.

Wells Fargo & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup each posted double-digit percentage gains in profit, boosted by higher interest rates…


L.A. Times – Business

CNN

Helping kids cross the globe for medical care

September 22, 2018 |

In 1997, Elissa Montanti was suffering from paralyzing anxiety and frequent panic attacks.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

A Twist in the U.S. Tariff Battle: ‘It’s Helping China Be More Competitive’

September 18, 2018 |

China for years has been pushing its economy away from inexpensive exports toward advanced factories and products. That process is now accelerating in the Pearl River Delta, the country’s manufacturing center, as companies respond to the economic blow of U.S. tariffs.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Guards, Nurses Sickened After Helping Inmate Who Likely ODed

August 30, 2018 |

Four nurses, 23 prison guards, and an inmate were sickened Wednesday at Ross Correctional Institute in Ohio, and officials believe the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl may be to blame, CNN reports. The incident began around 9am when an inmate showed signs of a possible drug overdose; 29 people ended up…
Newser

IRS moves to block California and other states from helping residents avoid new tax-deduction limit

August 24, 2018 |

The Trump administration has delivered another blow to California.

The Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department on Thursday moved to block efforts by lawmakers in California and other Democratic-controlled states to help their residents avoid a new limit on state and local tax deductions.


L.A. Times – Business