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Stocks open broadly higher; some are lifted by deal news

November 28, 2017 |

Stocks opened broadly higher on Wall Street on Tuesday, and several companies were moving on deal news.

Buffalo Wild Wings jumped 6.3% after agreeing to be acquired by Arby’s. Emerson Electric was up 2.6% after withdrawing its bid for Rockwell Automation.

RV maker Thor Industries soared 12.7% after…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks end higher, lifted by Wal-Mart and airlines

October 11, 2017 |

A big jump for Wal-Mart helped the Dow Jones industrial average reach a record high Tuesday, and gains for other retailers and airlines lifted other stock indexes as well.

Airlines rose after American and United issued strong forecasts. Utilities and smaller companies also climbed. Banks edged…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks rise to new records, lifted by banks and retailers

September 13, 2017 |

U.S. stocks reached record highs Tuesday as banks kept rising and retailers climbed after some encouraging job data.

It was the second straight day that bank stocks made big gains as bond yields pushed higher, which enables banks to charge higher rates on loans. Retailers rose after the Labor Department…


L.A. Times – Business

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.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

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