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Trump calls revamped NAFTA a new model for U.S. trade relations, but others see it as just an update

October 2, 2018 |

President Trump on Monday lauded the new trade accord with Canada and Mexico as the most important ever for the United States and “a historic win” for American farmers, manufacturers and autoworkers.

Although the overhaul contains substantial updates to the North American Free Trade Agreement as…

L.A. Times – Business


Indonesia salutes air traffic controller who gave his life for others

October 1, 2018 |

An air traffic controller is being hailed as a hero following a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia that killed hundreds of people. – RSS Channel – World


Gunmen disguised as mariachi musicians kill 5, injure 8 others in Mexico City plaza

September 16, 2018 |

Dozens of mariachi bands were serenading couples and families in Mexico City when five men disguised as musicians unleashed a hail of gunfire. – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

A major bank is offering payday-style loans. Will others follow suit?

September 12, 2018 |

U.S. Bank says it will offer nearly instant small loans to its customers, becoming the first bank to provide such a product since federal regulators cleared the way earlier this year amid continuing concerns over the costs of payday loans.

The Minneapolis institution, the nation’s fifth-largest…

L.A. Times – Business


Bionic woman helps others thrive after paralysis

August 5, 2018 |

Amanda Boxtel was 24 years old when she lay in a hospital bed, unable to move her legs. – RSS Channel – World

Democrats calling for ICE to be abolished include Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren and others

July 18, 2018 |

Some Democrats have joined the call to abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency — especially under President Trump’s administration.
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American tourist dead in Bahamas boat explosion, several others injured

July 1, 2018 |

A female American tourist was killed and several others were injured after a tour boat exploded and caught fire Saturday in the Bahamas, officials said.
FOX News

They ‘Married’ Each Other’s Daughters. The Girls Were 7, 8

June 30, 2018 |

A Utah man who said he was the prophet of a polygamist sect is headed to prison after his conviction and sentencing this week on a child sodomy charge. Samuel Shaffer is the Knights of the Crystal Blade leader who was arrested in December on kidnapping charges involving his two…

Seattle repeals tax on big companies after pressure from Amazon and others

June 13, 2018 |

Seattle leaders on Tuesday repealed a tax on large companies such as and Starbucks after a backlash from businesses. It was a stark reversal from a month ago, when the City Council unanimously approved the effort to combat a growing homelessness crisis.

The council voted 7-2 after supporters…

L.A. Times – Business

Wells Fargo not the only bank to have created unauthorized accounts — but regulator won’t identify others

June 9, 2018 |

A federal bank regulator that has fined Wells Fargo more than $ 500 million over its creation of unauthorized accounts and other consumer abuses has found evidence of sales practice problems at other large and midsize banks — but is refusing to name those institutions.

The Office of the Comptroller…

L.A. Times – Business