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California Inc.: State hopes for a fourth straight month of job gains

January 15, 2018 |

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

The U.S. stock market is closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. When trading resumes…

L.A. Times – Business

PBS Says Tavis Smiley Needs to Get His ‘Story Straight’

December 19, 2017 |

Last week, PBS suspended production of the Tavis Smiley show, citing what it called “credible” and “troubling allegations” of sexual misconduct against its host. This morning Smiley fired back on Good Morning America , and now the longtime partners are embroiled in a war of words. Using investigators from a law…

Sean Spicer Is Ready to ‘Set the Record Straight’

December 12, 2017 |

He had a short run in the White House, but his “turbulent tenure” was apparently long enough for Sean Spicer to write a book. That’s what Politico reports the former White House press secretary is currently in the midst of doing, with Spicer revealing to Fox News’ Sean Hannity on…

Sinking energy stocks pull S&P 500 to fourth straight loss

December 6, 2017 |

U.S. stocks took another small step backward on Wednesday after a plunge in the price of oil dragged down shares of energy producers. The losses overshadowed gains for technology companies and other areas of the market.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dipped by a fraction of a point, down 0.30…

L.A. Times – Business

Stocks decline for a second straight day, and oil prices fall

November 15, 2017 |

Technology companies led U.S. stocks lower Wednesday, giving the market its biggest loss since early September.

Grocery stores and packaged foods and beverage companies also accounted for much of the decline. Energy stocks fell as the price of crude oil slipped further the day after its biggest…

L.A. Times – Business

Stocks rise; S&P 500 finishes its seventh straight month of gains

November 1, 2017 |

U.S. stocks inched ahead Tuesday after the makers of Kellogg’s cereal and Oreo cookies joined the parade of companies reporting stronger profits than expected.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 2.43 points, or 0.1%, to 2,575.26, the latest tick higher in this year’s remarkably smooth ride. The…

L.A. Times – Business


Lin-Manuel Miranda Slams Trump for Attacking San Juan Mayor, ‘You’re Going Straight to Hell’

September 30, 2017 |

“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda blasted Donald Trump for his Twitter attack on San Juan’s mayor … bluntly telling the Prez he’s got a clear path to hell waiting for him. Miranda’s comments come in response to Trump saying San Juan’s mayor…


Airplane flies straight into Hurricane Irma

September 8, 2017 |

The NOAA’s Hurricane Hunter airplane flies through the eye of Hurricane Irma as it churns toward the Caribbean. – RSS Channel – World


‘Straight Outta Compton’ Star Jason Mitchell Threatens to ‘Smack the F*** Outta’ Passenger

August 28, 2017 |

“Straight Outta Compton” star Jason Mitchell’s insane meltdown was ignited by an eavesdropping passenger — who was in the first class seat … Jason wanted so badly. TMZ obtained new video of the crazy scene which shows Mitchell actually sitting…

Chris Froome Wins Third Straight Tour de France Title

July 23, 2017 |

Riding a bright yellow bike to match his shiny leader’s jersey, defending champion Chris Froome won his fourth and most challenging Tour de France title on Sunday, the AP reports. The 32-year-old Kenyan-born British rider finished 54 seconds ahead of Colombian Rigoberto Uran overall, the smallest margin of his wins….