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May 22, 2019 - 3:54 pm
Jim Chesko reporting... Stocks finished modestly lower today, with the markets showing little reaction to Federal Reserve meeting minutes that indicated policy makers are committed to a “patient” policy stance. The Dow Industrials gave back 100 points, the Nasdaq Composite lost 34, and the S&P...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, file photo shows the Tesla emblem on the back end of a Model S in the Tesla showroom in Santa Monica, Calif. Faced with a slumping stock price and questions about demand for its vehicles, Tesla has lowered the U.S. base prices of its two most expensive models. The company on Monday, May 21, 2019 cut $3,000 from the price of the Model S sedan and $2,000 from the Model X SUV. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
May 21, 2019 - 4:49 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Tesla has reduced the prices of its two most expensive models, raising concerns about fading interest in its cars and whether the company can generate enough cash to pay all the bills. On Monday, Tesla cut $3,000 from the price of the Model S sedan and $2,000 from the Model X SUV...
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Jim Hanzo
May 21, 2019 - 7:20 am
According to Accountemps, 58 percent of folks plan to take their vacations during the summer months of June, July, and August. This takes preparation by companies to be prepared when they're employees are out. Business and Finance professor at UNO, Mark Rosa, says it really is part of a supervisors...
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Don Ames
May 20, 2019 - 7:55 am
Mad about robocalls? If you live in Louisiana, you've got good reason to be. This may not surprise you. But, Louisiana folks get more robocalls than anyone else in the country. That's what recent a recent article in Consumer Reports indicates. CR had the robocall tracking company, YouMail, conduct...
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May 19, 2019 - 3:26 pm
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline fell 3 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.93. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that it's the first price drop at the pump in four months. Lundberg says the price is 6...
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May 19, 2019 - 1:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The box office has a new king and his name is John Wick. The third installment of the hyper violent Keanu Reeves franchise has taken the top spot at the North American box office and ended the three-week reign of "Avengers: Endgame." Studios on Sunday say "John Wick: Chapter 3 —...
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Don Ames
May 18, 2019 - 10:36 am
A bill regulating online fantasy sports betting has been amended to restrict the activity solely to over-21 card checking establishments like video poker stops, bars, or casinos. A video poker lobbyist had pushed for the amendment, saying legalization of the activity without restrictions would...
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May 17, 2019 - 4:17 pm
Jim Chesko reporting... A down day to close out the week on Wall Street, with some pressure tied to reports of another breakdown in trade discussions between the U.S. and China. The Dow Jones Industrials dropped 98 points, the tech-heavy Nasdaq slid 81, and the S&P 500 fell 16. Oil futures...
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Don Ames
May 16, 2019 - 9:33 pm
Louisiana's Republican House lawmakers blocked a bid to give municipalities the authority to set their own minimum wage rates Thursday, stalling the latest effort to raise base pay in the state above the $7.25-per-hour federal level. New Orleans Democrat, Rep. Royce Duplessis, had sought to reverse...
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May 16, 2019 - 4:16 pm
Jim Chesko reporting... Thanks in part to stronger-than-expected quarterly results from both Wal-Mart and Cisco Systems, U.S. stocks posted solid gains for a third-straight session. The Dow Industrials rose 214 points, while the Nasdaq Composite leaped 76. Oil futures posted sharp gains amid...
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