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Rain closes some polling venues as Fiji elects new leader

November 14, 2018 |

Heavy rainfall was affecting some voting in Fiji’s general election Wednesday, as two men who led different military coups battled for control of the island nation.
FOX News

L.A. loses bid for Amazon HQ2 and thousands of possible jobs. Here’s why some experts are relieved

November 13, 2018 |

When Amazon launched its HQ2 contest last fall, dangling a prize of 50,000 high-paid jobs and a $ 5-billion investment, some 238 North American cities and regions embarked on a mad scramble, serving up gobs of proprietary data, along with hefty tax breaks, to host the tech titan’s satellite headquarters.


L.A. Times – Business

Here Are Some of Election Day’s Biggest Referendums

November 7, 2018 |

It’s not just lawmakers on the ballot in Tuesday’s midterm elections. Some of the biggest issues on ballots across the US, per Bloomberg , Quartz , and Paste : Legalizing weed: Michigan and North Dakota are voting whether to legalize recreational use of cannabis, while Missouri, Ohio, and Utah are deciding on medical…
Newser

SpaceX fires some senior managers in Redmond, Wash., office on Starlink small-satellite project

November 1, 2018 |

SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk has highlighted the company’s proposed Starlink satellite internet project as a way to potentially fund development of its massive BFR Mars rocket. But according to a recent report, that project may not be moving as quickly as he wanted.

In June, Musk fired some…


L.A. Times – Business

L.A. investment banker Ken Moelis attends Saudi business summit skipped by some rivals

October 23, 2018 |

Ken Moelis, the prominent investment banker, traveled to Riyadh to extol the virtues of friendship — and make money.

The Los Angeles business titan — whose company was selected last year to advise on the planned blockbuster initial public offering of Saudi national oil company Aramco — stood out…


L.A. Times – Business

Frustrated with health insurance costs, some turn to religious plans instead

October 22, 2018 |

Sarah Barazza doesn’t have health insurance, but money was the last thing on her mind as she and her 15-month-old son raced to the hospital in an ambulance last year. The toddler’s airway had become swollen from croup, and he struggled to breathe.

“Wow, I’m so grateful I don’t have to worry about…


L.A. Times – Business

Drinking before a flight is common. Now some fliers are turning to pot before takeoff

October 19, 2018 |

Commercial flights can be so stressful — cramped seats, delays, turbulence, loud seatmates — that more than 60% of travelers in a recent survey said they down a drink or two before heading to the airport.

But the survey by a drug treatment organization found that nearly as many fliers are now turning…


L.A. Times – Business

As Hillary Re-Emerges, Some Democrats Worry

October 19, 2018 |

“No, I’m not going to run again.” So declared Hillary Clinton this week in an interview with BBC Radio. Clinton, however, said she planned to remain in the public eye criticizing President Trump, reports CNBC . One thing that seems clear: Given her re-emergence on the national stage, lots of people…
Newser

Amazon Revisits Some Cities as HQ2 Decision Looms

October 19, 2018 |

Amazon executives have made a fresh round of visits to several of the 20 finalists for its $ 5 billion second-headquarters project, fueling added anticipation as it nears a decision in a process that has stretched over more than a year.
WSJ.com: US Business

YouTube says it is working to restore access to some services

October 17, 2018 |

YouTube is experiencing intermittent outages and engineers are working to restore access, the world’s biggest online video sharing and streaming service, said Tuesday night.

“Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues. We’re working on resolving this and will…


L.A. Times – Business