Business & Industry

September 19, 2018 - 4:19 pm
Jim Chesko reporting Blue Chip stocks rose sharply again today, with several financial shares posting impressive gains. Capital One jumped 2%. The Dow Industrials rallied 159 points, but the Nasdaq Composite eased 6 points. Crude oil rose sharply for a second straight day after a U.S. government...
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September 18, 2018 - 6:20 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — McDonald's workers staged protests in several cities Tuesday in what organizers billed as the first multistate strike seeking to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. In Chicago, one of the targeted cities, several dozen protesters rallied in front of McDonald's headquarters...
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In this Sept. 13, 2018, photo, a container ship sails past the city skyline of Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. The Trump administration announced Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, that it will impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world's two biggest economies and potentially raising prices on goods ranging from handbags to bicycle tires. (Chinatopix via AP)
September 18, 2018 - 1:26 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. The increases are in response to the U.S. announcing it will impose tariffs on $200 billion...
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Jim Hanzo
September 18, 2018 - 11:23 am
Some big companies are beginning to drop college degree requirement for new hires, because of possible worker shortages. Those companies include Google, Nordstrom, Bank of America, Ernst & Young, IBM and Apple. "When you're having trouble finding workers, first and foremost you've got to make...
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September 17, 2018 - 11:53 am
Federal government lawyers say a 14-year-old leak is releasing much more oil each day into the Gulf of Mexico than officials previously claimed. A Friday court filing in a case involving Taylor Energy Co. says 10,000 to 30,000 gallons daily is leaking from multiple wells around a drilling platform...
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Chris Miller
September 17, 2018 - 6:54 am
Are there too many discount general stores in New Orleans? City officials are studying whether or not there should be a moratorium on new so-called "small box" retail stores. Dollar stores of 5,000 - 10,000 square feet have flourished in New Orleans in the last few years, but some residents say...
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September 16, 2018 - 12:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are critical points about the 70th Emmy Awards to keep in mind, starting with this: The ceremony airs Monday. Typically held on a Sunday, it was punted one day so this year’s host network, NBC, could accommodate its “Sunday Night Football” franchise (New York Giants at...
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September 16, 2018 - 12:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Predator” is at the top of the food chain in its first weekend in theaters. 20th Century Fox said Sunday that the film earned an estimated $24 million from more than 4,000 North American theaters. But with an $88 million production price tag, the Shane Black-directed...
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September 16, 2018 - 10:44 am
( - The Department of Economic Development is launching a new mentorship program that will pair business veterans with upstart entrepreneurs to help get the rookies off the bench and onto the field. Secretary Don Pierson says the program has received a lot of interest from experienced...
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September 15, 2018 - 10:39 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The range of time has been extended for when an oil pipeline in Louisiana will be finished. Energy Transfer Partners spokeswoman Alexis Daniel told The Advocate on Thursday the Bayou Bridge Pipeline's target completion date now includes anytime during this year's final three...
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