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Iran Wants UN’s Highest Court to Reverse Trump Move

August 27, 2018 |

Iran went to the United Nations’ highest court Monday in a bid to have US sanctions lifted following President Trump’s decision earlier this year to re-impose them, calling the move “naked economic aggression.” Iran filed the case with the International Court of Justice in July, claiming that sanctions the Trump…
Newser

Target’s Sales Growth Highest in More Than a Decade

August 22, 2018 |

Target said same-store sales rose at the fastest rate in more than a decade, buoyed by efforts to improve locations and e-commerce capabilities as well as a booming economy.
WSJ.com: US Business

Sweden Has a New Highest Point

August 3, 2018 |

Sweden’s (former) highest peak has been taken down a few notches, thanks to the summer heat wave currently scorching Europe. Until recently, a glacier perched atop the southern peak of the Kebnekaise mountain rose higher than any other point in the country. But, as of Wednesday, it had melted so…
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Bank of England Raises Rates to Highest Level in Nearly a Decade

August 2, 2018 |

The Bank of England raised its benchmark interest rate for only the second time in a decade, as worries over inflation trumped concerns about Brexit and a brewing global trade war.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Rising fuel costs help drive inflation to highest rate in six years

July 12, 2018 |

Consumer prices rose in June at the fastest pace in more than six years, lifted by more expensive gas, car insurance and higher rent.

The Labor Department said Thursday that inflation jumped 2.9% from a year earlier, the largest annual gain since February 2012. Core prices, which exclude the volatile…


L.A. Times – Business

This Is the Highest Spot on Planet for Amazon Deliveries

July 2, 2018 |

A writer for the Atlantic tried delivering packages for Amazon for a single day in San Francisco and came to regret it . The same isn’t true for Eshay Rangdol. The New York Times takes a fascinating look at the lengths—or, rather, heights—Amazon is going to in order to…
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GOP tax overhaul prompts drugmakers to buy back shares at highest rate in at least a decade

May 28, 2018 |

Drugmakers, whose industry pricing faced renewed scorn this month from President Trump, have been taking advantage of the GOP tax overhaul he signed last year to buy back shares of their own underperforming stocks.

Large-cap biopharmaceutical companies took advantage of repatriation of overseas…


L.A. Times – Business

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

10 States Where Chance of Dying Young Is Highest

April 11, 2018 |

“Some of our states are falling behind other, less developed countries” when it comes to premature death, says University of Washington epidemiologist Ali Mokdad, whose new study in JAMA shows a major disparity in the death rates of people aged 20 to 55 in California and those in West Virginia….
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Trump Sees Highest Approval Ratings in Nearly a Year

March 27, 2018 |

Forty-two percent of constituents approve of the way President Trump is doing his job—the highest share since day 100 of his presidency, which was 11 months ago, CNN reports. Though all other modern-era presidents have had higher approval ratings at this stage of presidency, Trump is only behind Ronald…
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