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GOP Senator’s Move Likely to Doom Trump Nomination

November 30, 2018 |

Vice President Mike Pence will no longer be able to save one of President Trump’s judicial nominations with a tie-breaking vote. Sen. Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican, has announced that he has decided to oppose the nomination of Thomas Farr to be a judge in the Eastern District of…
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Inflation continues on steady path in October, making another Fed rate hike likely

November 14, 2018 |

U.S. inflation showed little sign of breaking out in October despite strength in the economy and wages, likely keeping the Federal Reserve on its path of gradual interest rate increases.

Excluding food and energy, the core consumer price index rose 2.1% from a year earlier, according to a Labor…


L.A. Times – Business

Pace of U.S. hiring likely remained solid on eve of elections

November 2, 2018 |

The final U.S. jobs report before Tuesday’s midterm elections is expected to show that employers are still hiring at a healthy pace. Whether it will make much difference to voters at this point is another matter.

Economists have forecast that the government will report Friday that the economy added…


L.A. Times – Business

Likely Seabed Position of Lion Air Yet Found

October 31, 2018 |

A massive search effort has identified the possible seabed location of the crashed Lion Air jet, Indonesia’s military chief said Wednesday, as experts carried out the grim task of identifying dozens of body parts recovered from a 15-nautical-mile-wide search area. The 2-month-old Boeing plane plunged into the Java Sea on…
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Italian Credit Downgrade Likely to Add to Pressure on Europe’s Markets

October 21, 2018 |

Italy’s credit was cut by Moody’s to the lowest investment-grade rating, in a move that will likely add further selling pressure on Italian bonds and raise borrowing costs for the debt-laden country.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Girl, 3, Likely Killed by Tablet She Was Using When Car Hits Bus

September 26, 2018 |

Horror in Spain, where a 3-year-old girl was killed when her mother’s car slammed into the back of a school bus and an unsecured tablet the child was using flew into her face. The girl’s cause of death has not yet been confirmed, but police say the tablet appeared to…
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Alaska Airlines’ new bare-bones airfare will likely put you in a middle seat in the back

September 21, 2018 |

To compete with ultra-low-cost carriers such as Spirit and Frontier, the country’s largest airlines have over the last few years begun selling dirt-cheap fares that come with a long list of restrictions.

Now, Alaska Airlines, the nation’s fifth-biggest carrier, plans to join its much bigger rivals,…


L.A. Times – Business

Woman’s Turmeric Supplement Likely Caused Uncommon Disease

September 19, 2018 |

Dr. Google to the rescue: A 71-year-old woman who developed liver problems consulted the internet and determined—likely correctly—that her turmeric supplements might be to blame. A blood test first showed the woman had elevated levels of liver enzymes, and after further tests she was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis—…
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‘Unprecedented Event’: Oregon Hiker Likely Killed by Cougar

September 12, 2018 |

Authorities say a dead hiker whose body was recovered this week was likely killed by a cougar, marking the first fatal attack by a wild cougar in Oregon and the second in the Pacific Northwest this year. Search and rescue teams found the body of Diana Bober, 55, on Monday…
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Faster wage growth in strong jobs report is likely to mean more Fed interest rate hikes

September 9, 2018 |

Wage growth accelerated last month to its best year-over-year rate since 2009 in a strong jobs report released Friday, increasing the likelihood that Federal Reserve officials will keep hiking a key interest rate to head off higher inflation.

The Labor Department reported that the U.S. added 201,000…


L.A. Times – Business