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Toddler Was on Her Backyard Slide When Stray Bullet Came

March 22, 2019 |

A 2-year-old girl is on life support in a Tennesee hospital after being struck by a stray bullet while playing in her backyard with her brothers. Ariel Salaices was on a slide when she was shot, ABC News reports. Her mother said the girl fell off the slide, then walked…

Alphabet profit margins slide as Google costs march upward

February 5, 2019 |

Google parent Alphabet Inc. reported thinner profit margins as the internet giant spent heavily to expand its cloud and YouTube businesses.

The tech giant reported its fourth-quarter results after the close of markets, and its shares slipped in after-hours trading.

Google’s fourth-quarter capital…

L.A. Times – Business

Stocks Shake Off Early Slide, End Higher

February 5, 2019 |

Stocks recovered from an early slide and finished broadly higher as gains in technology and industrial companies outweighed losses elsewhere in the market, the AP reports. The market had gotten off to a weak start Monday after the government reported that factory orders fell in November, but by midday major…

Tech firms lead stocks higher after early slide

February 4, 2019 |

U.S. stocks recovered from an early slide Monday as gains by technology and media companies outweighed losses by healthcare firms and others.

A report showing U.S. factory orders declined in November weighed on stocks earlier in the day. Concerns about slower economic growth overshadowed a mostly…

L.A. Times – Business

Samsung Posts Slide in Fourth-Quarter Net Profit

January 31, 2019 |

The South Korean firm’s bleak financial results reflect the latest fallout from China’s slowing economic growth and ongoing trade tensions with the U.S. What’s News Asia

Stocks slide as slow growth in China hurts company earnings

January 29, 2019 |

Stock indexes sank Monday after announcements from Caterpillar and Nvidia highlighted how much China’s slowing economic growth is hurting U.S. companies’ profits.

Caterpillar, a bellwether for industrial companies, reported fourth-quarter earnings that fell well short of analysts’ expectations…

L.A. Times – Business

Stocks claw back from early slide, extending win streak to five days

January 11, 2019 |

U.S. stocks had a day of uneven trading Thursday but ended higher, notching their fifth straight win. Industrial companies such as Boeing and General Electric rose while retailers fell as Macy’s suffered its biggest loss of all time.

Stocks struggled in the early going after U.S. and Chinese officials…

L.A. Times – Business

Stocks Slide After Apple’s China Slump

January 3, 2019 |

Stocks slumped on Wall Street, led by a sharp slide in technology companies after Apple reported a slowdown in iPhone sales over the holidays in China, the AP reports. The 5% drop in tech stocks Thursday was the biggest for the sector since 2011. The Apple news jolted markets and…

Stocks slide again; S&P 500 skids to lowest level in more than a year

December 18, 2018 |

Another day of big losses Monday knocked U.S. stocks to their lowest levels in more than a year.

Selling was widespread. Investors dumped high-growth technology and retail companies as well as steadier high-dividend companies. Hospitals and health insurers slumped after a federal judge in Texas…

L.A. Times – Business

Stocks slide, led down by tech companies; oil prices rise

December 7, 2018 |

U.S. stocks fell sharply Friday, erasing an early gain, as the market closed in on its third weekly decline in four weeks.

Losses by technology and healthcare stocks outweighed gains elsewhere in the market. Energy companies led the gainers as crude oil prices rose on news that OPEC members agreed…

L.A. Times – Business