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Republican’s Lead Shrinks in Ohio Special Election

August 9, 2018 |

President Trump has already congratulated the Republican candidate in a closely watched special congressional election in Ohio—but election officials say the race has actually tightened. Officials in Franklin County, where Republican Troy Balderson and Democrat Danny O’Connor are competing for a House seat, say they found 588 previously uncounted…
Newser

CNN

Pope urges oil and energy bosses to lead on environment

August 3, 2018 |

Pope Francis urged oil and energy industry executives to be leaders on the environment as he met with them Saturday in a first-of-its-kind conference at the Vatican.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Tech Stocks Lead US Stocks Broadly Higher

August 2, 2018 |

US stocks shook off an early stumble and closed broadly higher, led by gains in technology companies as Apple reached $ 1 trillion in value , the AP reports. Apple jumped 2.9% Thursday, adding to another big gain from a day earlier. On Tuesday the company reported strong earnings and higher…
Newser

Tech stocks lead market lower again as Twitter takes a dive

July 28, 2018 |

Technology companies led a slide in U.S. stocks Friday, adding to the market’s losses from another tech-driven sell-off a day earlier.

Twitter plunged more than 20%, its second-biggest loss since going public in 2013, after the social media network said its monthly users declined in the second…


L.A. Times – Business

Tiger Woods Loses British Open After First Lead in 9 Years

July 22, 2018 |

Francesco Molinari played a steady hand amid another crazy ending at Carnoustie and won the British Open to become Italy’s first major champion, per the AP . Tiger Woods took the lead on Sunday at a major for the first time in nine years and lost it with one bad swing….
Newser

The Latest: Woods in outright lead at British Open

July 22, 2018 |

The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Tiger Woods is in the outright lead of the British Open after a stunning turnaround at Carnoustie.
FOX News

Tech, Health Care Lead Gains for Stocks

July 17, 2018 |

Stocks shook off a weak start and ended higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology, health care and consumer products companies, the AP reports. Johnson & Johnson added 3.5% Tuesday after reporting a strong quarter thanks to solid growth in its prescription drug business. Technology companies are…
Newser

To Avoid Ticks, Follow Lead of US Military

July 15, 2018 |

The US military was apparently on to something when it began treating soldiers’ uniforms with permethrin in the 1980s. The move was based on tests showing the EPA-registered pesticide, which mimics extracts from the chrysanthemum flower, prevented tick and other insect bites. Three decades later, it still holds up to…
Newser

Banks Lead US Stocks Broadly Higher

July 9, 2018 |

Stocks posted solid gains on Wall Street as traders looked ahead to what many expect will be strong second-quarter earnings from US companies, the AP reports. Banks led the way higher Monday and bond yields increased. Higher yields allow banks to charge higher interest rates on mortgages and other kinds…
Newser

GM warns Trump tariffs could lead the carmaker to shrink in the U.S.

June 30, 2018 |

General Motors Co. issued a stern warning to the Trump administration that it could shrink U.S. operations and cut jobs if tariffs are broadly applied to imported vehicles and auto parts.

“Increased import tariffs could lead to a smaller GM, a reduced presence at home and risk less — not more —…


L.A. Times – Business