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Norwegian Breaks Age Record With Alpine Win

February 15, 2018 |

At 35, Aksel Lund Svindal is an old man by the standards of Olympic Alpine skiing —but the Norwegian managed to win the men’s downhill on Thursday, earning a place in the record books as the oldest skier to win Olympic gold, the AP reports. “That’s probably my last Olympics,…
Newser

US Sets Record for Decline in Well-Being

February 15, 2018 |

America’s well-being took a serious hit in 2017, Live Science reports. Gallup-Sharecare has been conducting a well-being poll of US residents for a decade, and for the first-time ever no state’s well-being increased from the previous year. In fact, 21 states saw their well-being decline between 2016 and 2017—a…
Newser

Anaheim breaks tourism record for fifth straight year with 24.2 million visitors

February 13, 2018 |

A bigger convention center and two popular theme parks helped the city of Anaheim break its tourism record — again.

Anaheim welcomed 24.2 million visitors in 2017, about a 5% increase over the 23 million visitors in the previous year and more than 30% higher than 2012, according to Visit Anaheim,…


L.A. Times – Business

Elon Musk’s Tesla Announces Record Loss

February 8, 2018 |

The day after Elon Musk sent a Tesla Roadster to space in the first test flight of SpaceX’s new rocket, his electric car company chalked up a less impressive record. Tesla Inc. announced its biggest-ever quarterly loss Wednesday, a whopping $ 675.4 million loss for the quarter ending Dec. 31,…
Newser

Pelosi’s Speech for Dreamers Breaks 109-Year-Old Record

February 8, 2018 |

Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech Wednesday in an attempt to force a House vote on protections for the “Dreamer” immigrants—and to prove to an increasingly angry wing of progressives and activists that she has done all she could, the AP reports. Wearing four-inch heels and forgoing any…
Newser

CNN

Apple posts record $88 billion in sales

February 4, 2018 |

The new $ 999 iPhone helped supercharge Apple’s sales in the holiday season, but trouble may be ahead.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Why Trump’s bragging of record low black unemployment misses the mark

February 2, 2018 |

In his maiden State of the Union address and earlier comments, President Trump has crowed about black unemployment falling to the lowest level on record. And many analysts credit tax cuts, deregulation and other policies with bolstering the economy.

But what Trump does not mention is that well…


L.A. Times – Business

Samsung Cashes In on Chips for Another Record Profit

January 31, 2018 |

Samsung Electronics delivered its third consecutive quarter of record results, owing to robust demand for its memory chips, though operating profit at its smartphone unit fell.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Stock Indexes Power to More Record Highs

January 27, 2018 |

Stocks surged further into record territory Friday on Wall Street, driven by more gains in technology and health care companies, the AP reports. Chipmaker Intel jumped 10.6% after turning in strong quarterly results. AbbVie, a drugmaker, soared 13.8% after releasing a strong report of its own. Health care…
Newser

Stock indexes power to more record highs

January 27, 2018 |

U.S. stocks powered to their biggest gain in almost nine months Friday as drugmakers and technology companies surged. Investors were cheered that President Trump appeared to take a more positive tone on international trade.

AbbVie boosted biotechnology companies with a strong fourth quarter and…


L.A. Times – Business