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Stock Indexes Pull Back Below Records

January 19, 2018 |

Stocks closed slightly lower Thursday on Wall Street, pulling the market below the record highs it set the day before, the AP reports. Losses in industrial and energy stocks contributed the most to the modest declines. Boeing lost 3.1% while Kinder Morgan fell 2.9%. La Quinta rose 3….
Newser

TMZ

Lakers Pull Offer to Jamil Wilson After STD Lawsuit

January 11, 2018 |

The L.A. Lakers have backed out of plans to ink a 10-day contract with Jamil Wilson in the wake of a sexual battery lawsuit in which the player is accused of giving a woman herpes.  TMZ Sports broke the story … the woman claims she’s been…

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Euro Defies Treasury Market’s Gravitational Pull

January 9, 2018 |

The single currency has surged against the U.S. dollar, even as German bond yields have collapsed to multidecade lows against their American peers. That’s not usually what happens.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Brexit Banks Pull Strings in Scramble for Private Schools

January 7, 2018 |

Banks are still in the early stages of selecting staff to relocate to the Continent as Brexit negotiations lumber toward a March 2019 deadline, but their hunt for elite private schools already has begun.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Sinking energy stocks pull S&P 500 to fourth straight loss

December 6, 2017 |

U.S. stocks took another small step backward on Wednesday after a plunge in the price of oil dragged down shares of energy producers. The losses overshadowed gains for technology companies and other areas of the market.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dipped by a fraction of a point, down 0.30…


L.A. Times – Business

U.S. Allies Fear Trump Will Pull a Nixon in China

November 8, 2017 |

The question for Asian governments anxious about an impulsive U.S. president looking for a foreign-policy success: Will he be tempted to strike a bargain?
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Banks and tech companies pull stocks down slightly

September 13, 2017 |

U.S. stocks are slightly lower Wednesday morning as banks and technology companies give back some of their gains from earlier in the week. Apple continues to take small losses as investors contemplate its new lineup of iPhones and other products. Energy companies and retailers are trading higher.


L.A. Times – Business

Rabbis Pull Out of Annual Presidential Conference Call

August 24, 2017 |

A coalition of rabbis won’t hold its annual presidential conference call this year, accusing President Trump of showing support for “those who advocate anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia,” ABC News reports. Per the Washington Post , the coalition—which includes the Rabbinical Assembly, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and others—canceled…
Newser

Suicide Researchers to Netflix: Pull the Show

August 1, 2017 |

The Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has been controversial from the start: It deals frankly with a teenage girl’s suicide, including a tough-to-watch 3-minute scene of the suicide itself. Debate has been split between one camp saying it serves an important function by raising awareness and another arguing that it…
Newser

Healthcare stocks pull indexes down after GOP bill fails

July 18, 2017 |

U.S. stocks and the dollar are slipping Tuesday morning after the latest Republican healthcare bill failed in the Senate. Drugmakers and health insurers are trading lower. Elsewhere, banks are falling as bond yields and interest rates decrease. Streaming video company Netflix is surging after it…


L.A. Times – Business