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2 Inmates, Including Murderer, Escape Mississippi Prison

September 18, 2017 |

Two inmates, including a convicted murderer, have escaped from Mississippi’s largest prison, the AP reports. Officials say the escapees are armed and dangerous. The Mississippi Department of Corrections said Monday that 41-year-old James Sanders and 22-year-old Ryan Young broke out from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Corrections officials believe…
Newser

4 Shot Dead in Car in Chicago, Including Pregnant Woman

September 17, 2017 |

Chicago police say four people were shot and killed while sitting in a car, including a woman who investigators believe was pregnant. Police say the attack happened Friday night on the city’s southwest side in Brighton Park, when one or more people in an SUV opened fire on the car,…
Newser

Tenet Healthcare Exploring Options Including Possible Sale

September 14, 2017 |

Tenet Healthcare, facing shareholder-activist pressure, is exploring strategic options including a possible sale of the big hospital company.
WSJ.com: US Business

Senate committee approves two key banking regulators, including one for short-handed Fed

September 11, 2017 |

A Senate committee on Thursday approved two of President Trump’s choices for key financial regulatory posts, including one for the short-handed Federal Reserve board, despite concerns from Democrats that the nominees were too close to the industry.

Investment fund manager Randal Quarles has been…


L.A. Times – Business

Sears will close 28 more Kmart stores, including four in California

August 28, 2017 |

Sears Holdings Corp. said Thursday that it will close 28 additional Kmart stores nationwide, including four in California, as the retailer continues to struggle with declining sales.

All 28 of the stores, except one in Florida, will close in mid-November, with liquidation sales coming as early…


L.A. Times – Business

Frontier Airlines expands service to 21 additional cities, including Ontario

July 19, 2017 |

Low-rate carrier Frontier Airlines is expanding its service to 21 additional cities, including adding three routes from Ontario International Airport in San Bernardino County.

Travelers will be able to buy low-cost flights from Ontario to major airline hubs in Denver and Chicago as well as Austin,…


L.A. Times – Business

8 Killed in Miss. Shootings, Including Sheriff’s Deputy

May 29, 2017 |

A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife over their children was arrested in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including a sheriff’s deputy, per the AP . “I ain’t fit to live, not after what I done,” a handcuffed Willie Corey…
Newser

Mnuchin defends proposal to eliminate tax deduction that benefits Californians — including himself

May 2, 2017 |

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday stumped for the Trump administration tax plan rolled out last week — noting that he is for it even though one reform would hit his own wallet.

Saying that a simpler tax code and lower taxes will promote robust economic growth, Mnuchin defended the proposal…


L.A. Times – Business