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Uber employees petition for former CEO Travis Kalanick's return

The majority of Uber’s investors may have wanted its co-founder and chief executive Travis Kalanick out, but some employees of the ride-hailing company are already calling for his return. In a petition that began circulating within Uber on Wednesday, employees called for Uber’s board of directors...

Will Fed rate hikes trigger a recession in 2018?

Many economists don't expect a recession for at least a year or two. Register columnist Jeff Lazerson does. Here's why.

Bronson Canyon living with a side of heavy metal

Set on a hillside in the Hollywood Hills, this rustic retreat appeals to creative types with its flexible living space and sweeping views of Bronson Canyon. And if pedigree is a must, the Tony Ngai-designed home has that too. Past residents include late heavy-metal vocalist Kevin DuBrow and rapper-producer...

Bond Market: Argentina’s 2014 Default Was Like A Hundred Years Ago

So let’s buy some 100-year-bonds from the formerly uniquely recalcitrant debtor.

Oregon’s Quest for a Gross Receipts Tax Ends…For Now

After months of discussions, hearings, political maneuvering, and education, the Oregon legislature has abandoned its efforts to create a gross receipts tax this legislative session. This morning, Governor Kate Brown, Speaker Tina Kotek, and Senate President Peter Courtney announced that all consideration would stop until 2019. Show More Summary

FCC hits robocaller with agency's largest-ever fine of $120 million

The FCC has hit a Florida-based robocall network with a record fine of $120 million        

America Is a Tough Place for Older People. The GOP Health Care Plan Will Make It Much Worse.

One of the expressed intentions of Republicans’ efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare is to undo some of the age-related distribution inherent in the system. Today, healthy young people pay more so that older, less-healthy people don’t...Show More Summary

Kings to open 2017-18 season with five of their first six games at Staples Center

The Kings open the 2017-18 season by playing five of their first six games at Staples Center, including their season-opening game Oct. 5 against the Philadelphia Flyers. Their lone road game in their opening stretch is Oct. 7 against the Pacific Division rival San Jose Sharks. The Kings’ first game against the expansion Vegas Golden […]

Santa Barbara homes at three different price points

Santa Barbara is among the priciest cities when it comes to real estate, but not every home will break the bank. Here’s a look at what your money buys at three price points. This Craftsman bungalow, dating to about a century ago, is among eight original residences that make up this downtown-area...

Opening Bell: 6.22.17

Warren Buffett comes to the rescue up north; Bill Ackman has a glimmer in his eye; the future of cycling is (literally) shit; and more.

QB Derek Carr Could Save $3.2 Million in Taxes if Raiders Were Already in Las Vegas

Move over, Andrew Luck: Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is on track to supplant the Indianapolis Colts quarterback as the highest-paid player in the National Football League by signing a five-year, $125 million contract. That works out to $25 million a year—but, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter has noted, Carr has a strong incentive to backload […]

Nike is going to start selling directly through Amazon’s website

The move could further rattle brick-and-mortar retailers that have depended on big brands like Nike to drive sales.        

'The Bad Batch' reveals a muddled but visually striking desert dystopia

The title of “The Bad Batch,” Ana Lily Amirpour’s arid and feverish new movie, refers to the assorted undesirables who have been exiled by the U.S. government to a vast and barely habitable stretch of Texas wasteland. Under a merciless sun, a sullen new arrival named Arlen (the British actress...

The Klondike Kickback: How the Senate Health Care Bill Screws Blue States on Medicaid While Sparing Alaska

Buried deep in the Senate health care bill is a provision that is designed to penalize Northeastern states that have traditionally run generous Medicaid programs while carving out special exemptions for sparsely populated Western states like Alaska, which are conveniently represented by Republicans. Call it the Klondike kickback. Show More Summary

Rams to open training camp in Orange County on July 29, followed by Chargers on July 30

The Chargers will join the Rams in Orange County next month for the start of training camp, and the teams will work together, to an extent. The Rams and Chargers will hold two joint practices, on Aug. 9 at UC Irvine and on a to-be-announced date on the Chargers’ turf. The teams also will meet […]

How High Are Spirits Taxes in Your State?

Compared to taxes on alcoholic beverages such as wine and beer, distilled spirits are taxed at much higher rates across the states, ostensibly to adjust for higher alcohol content. Today’s map shows how spirits excise taxes in your state compare. Data for this map comes from the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. To […]

globalEDGE Insights by Economic Classification

Are you interested in learning more about market classification? globalEDGE’s Global Insights by Classification feature explores Emerging Markets, Frontier Markets, and Mature Markets. Each classification has its own page that includes...Show More Summary

How debt — yes, debt — can help you jumpstart your business

Debt can help a business thrive. It can be used to your advantage if you know how to manage it. Here are four tips for using debt to help grow your business.        

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