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Arrested Huawei Executive, Founder’s Daughter, Seen as a Rising Star

December 6, 2018 |

Huawei’s chief financial officer, who was arrested in Canada at the behest of American authorities, isn’t an ordinary senior executive. She’s the daughter of the Chinese telecommunications giant’s founder.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

CNN

French Jews live in fear amid rising anti-Semitic acts

November 30, 2018 |

In a Parisian suburb, Myriam sits at her parents’ dinner table, the Shabbat candles flickering before her. Together with her husband and newborn son she takes stock of the painful week she’s had. It’s a regular conversation for many French Jews.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Rising Sales Give Retailers Hope Ahead of Holidays

November 26, 2018 |

A parade of U.S. retail chains reported rising sales in the latest quarter, another sign of healthy consumer spending heading into the critical holiday shopping season.
WSJ.com: US Business

Rising Interest Rates Push Stocks Lower

October 5, 2018 |

Global stocks are closing lower Thursday as interest rates in the US continued to rise, the AP reports. Internet and technology companies took some of the worst losses. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose further after hitting a seven-year high on Wednesday. Google parent company Alphabet slumped 2….
Newser

Gas prices in Southern California are rising toward $4 a gallon

October 1, 2018 |

Gasoline prices are climbing toward $ 4 a gallon in Southern California, boosted in large part by a rise in worldwide crude oil prices.

The average pump price for regular gas in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area stood at $ 3.736 a gallon Thursday, up nearly 60 cents, or 19%, from a year earlier, according…


L.A. Times – Business

Italy’s Rising Nationalists Have a Money Problem

September 16, 2018 |

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, whose popularity has been surging, has hit his first setback: His anti-immigration League party faces possible bankruptcy from a court-ordered penalty for past corruption.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Cheesecake Factory grapples with the cost of workers’ rising wages

August 22, 2018 |

The rising minimum wage is a welcome development for hourly workers, but it carries a price for employers and consumers. Case in point: Cheesecake Factory Inc.

The casual-dining chain saw its stock plunge 12% on Aug. 1 — its worst daily drop in a decade — after Cheesecake Factory posted disappointing…


L.A. Times – Business

Rising Democratic Star Bans All Media From 2 Events

August 18, 2018 |

Seems President Trump isn’t the only one with media issues . Now rising Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has entirely banned reporters from two town-hall-style events, CNN reports. The congressional candidate hosted the “listening tour” community meetings last week—one in the Bronx on Wednesday and one in Queens on Sunday—where…
Newser

Electric-powered planes are taking off amid rising fuel costs

August 16, 2018 |

Aviation pioneers are developing a new way to soar through skies using electric-powered planes as a way to battle rising jet fuel prices.
FOX News

Rising fuel costs help drive inflation to highest rate in six years

July 12, 2018 |

Consumer prices rose in June at the fastest pace in more than six years, lifted by more expensive gas, car insurance and higher rent.

The Labor Department said Thursday that inflation jumped 2.9% from a year earlier, the largest annual gain since February 2012. Core prices, which exclude the volatile…


L.A. Times – Business