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Stocks rally, lifted by company earnings

April 21, 2017 |

U.S. stocks climbed Thursday as industrial companies, banks, technology and materials firms and energy companies all rallied. A strong day of corporate results left investors feeling better about the economy.

For more than a week, investors have been poring through company earnings for signs the…


L.A. Times – Business

Aaron Hernandez’s Murder Conviction May Be Lifted

April 19, 2017 |

An attorney for Aaron Hernandez says he isn’t convinced his high-profile client committed suicide . Prison officials say the former NFL star hanged himself with a bed sheet, but attorney Jose Baez says he will conduct his own investigation alongside the prison’s because Hernandez didn’t seem remotely suicidal, reports TMZ . Meanwhile,…
Newser

2 Big Hurdles Lifted in Arkansas Execution Plan

April 18, 2017 |

State and federal courts lifted the two primary obstacles Arkansas faced in its plan to execute eight inmates before the end of April, but the state backed away from legal efforts to carry out one of the first two lethal injections scheduled Monday night, the AP reports. The decisions from…
Newser

Does This Flag Look Hot? It Should—Romania Lifted It

March 16, 2017 |

For 27 years, the isolated African nation of Chad has complained that Bucharest ripped off its tricolor banner—and doesn’t seem at all sorry; a vexing issue for vexillologists
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

CNN

Limits lifted on Cuban cigars in the US

October 31, 2016 |

Cuba’s famed cigars no longer have a $ 100 import limit in the US. Americans can bring cigars back with them from Cuba for personal use. CNN’s Patrick Oppmann takes us to a tobacco plantation on the island.
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U.S. home prices rose 5.1% in August, lifted by dwindling supply

October 25, 2016 |

U.S. home prices climbed at a solid pace in August as more buyers competed for fewer available properties.

The Standard & Poor’s CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5.1% in August, after a 5% gain in July. Portland, Seattle and Denver reported the strongest year-over-year increases…


L.A. Times – Business

Daimler Profit Lifted by E-Class Model Sales

October 21, 2016 |

Daimler, the German luxury car maker, reported sharply higher profit driven by strong sales of its new E-class models, sport-utility vehicles and positive currency effects.
WSJ.com: US Business

Stocks rise, lifted by tech and machinery companies

September 19, 2016 |

U.S. stocks are making solid gains in Monday-morning trading as machinery and technology companies move higher. Energy companies are up with the price of oil. 

The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 114 points, or 0.6%, to 18,238 as of 10:25 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks rise, lifted by oil prices

August 15, 2016 |

U.S. stocks are rising Monday morning as energy companies trade higher with the price of oil. Chemical and mining companies are making the largest gains. Stocks have been setting records recently, but they’ve traded in an up-and-down pattern for the last few days.

The Dow Jones industrial average…


L.A. Times – Business

Vet Got Scammed, Then Lifted Up: 5 Brilliant Stories This Week

June 26, 2016 |

Stories about strangers helping out a scammed vet and a custodian who turned things around in a big way were among the favorites of the week: Strangers Help Pearl Harbor Vet After Scam : Publishers Clearing House couldn’t help Jack Holder. Bank of America, either. But nearly 1,000 regular people…
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