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Inflation is heating up. What should you do about it?

February 18, 2018 |

After years of low inflation, signs that wage and price growth finally are heating up were a major factor in this month’s financial market turbulence.

But the recovery from the Great Recession has seen these inflation flirtations before. And despite big January jumps in average hourly earnings…

L.A. Times – Business

Should you have bought stocks on the dip? Experts disagree

February 17, 2018 |

“Buy the dip” — the idea that you should buy stocks when the markets plunge — has worked like a charm over the last decade, thanks to market-friendly policies from central banks around the world that ensured quick recoveries.

But the 10% selloff two weeks ago and 4.3% recovery last week happened…

L.A. Times – Business

If you’re under 40 you should be hoping for another stock plunge, says pundit Josh Brown

February 14, 2018 |

Josh Brown is not your average Wall Street pundit.

Brown is chief executive of Ritholtz Wealth Management, a financial advisory firm in New York, and his blog, the Reformed Broker, is popular reading for those interested in the financial markets. The blog and his Twitter account are often witty,…

L.A. Times – Business

Will the wild stock market cause the Federal Reserve to slow interest rate hikes? And should it?

February 13, 2018 |

Financial markets delivered an unwelcome gift for Jerome H. Powell when he was sworn in last week as chairman of the Federal Reserve — a nosedive.

Triggered by fears of rising inflation and interest rates, the Dow Jones industrial average’s record 1,175-point plunge on Feb. 5 kicked off the worst…

L.A. Times – Business

Where free speech should be promoted, free speech is under attack

January 25, 2018 |

Free speech is under attack at college campuses across the country. The problem is not limited to a few colleges barring radical speakers to avoid a riot. Universities large and small, public and private, are restricting students’ and professors’ speech or enabling others to silence speech with which they disagree.
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Facebook should pay ‘trusted’ news outlets, Rupert Murdoch says

January 23, 2018 |

Rupert Murdoch, the media billionaire who controls the Wall Street Journal, called on Facebook Inc. to begin paying publishers fees to carry the news that its users post and share online. His move is a sign of the print industry’s growing frustration with social media.

“If Facebook wants to recognize…

L.A. Times – Business


Jordan Clarkson Says LeBron Should Pick Lonzo Ball in All-Star Draft

January 22, 2018 |

Here’s Lakers star Jordan Clarkson doing his best LaVar Ball impression — saying Lonzo Ball should be LeBron’s 1st pick in the All-Star draft … even though he ain’t an All-Star. Right. We got Clarkson at Delilah over the weekend…

How to improve your credit score and whether you should bother

January 14, 2018 |

Dear Liz: My credit scores are good, but I was wondering if there is a way to bring your scores to 800 or more if your income isn’t that high. I always pay my bills on time and my credit card off each month. In the last two years, I took out a small loan to pay off a car, then paid off furniture…

L.A. Times – Business

Convicted sex offender says electronics should be preserved

January 14, 2018 |

A 38-year-old North Dakota man serving a prison sentence for possession of child pornography is appealing a judicial order that his Xbox and PlayStation 2 be destroyed.
FOX News

‘Armchair’ psychiatry in the media should end, medical group says

January 11, 2018 |

The nation’s psychiatrists should stop analyzing public figures in the media unless they’ve actually examined the person, the American Psychiatric Association warned Wednesday, stating that the practice stigmatizes patients and can “negatively impact” the profession.
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