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Mediator: Bannon Ready for #War With a Long List of Targets
Calling himself “Bannon the Barbarian,” the president’s former strategy adviser says he’s ready to “crush” his foes inside and outside the White House.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 2:04 AM
Crowded TV Marketplace Gets Ready for Three Tech Giants
The arrival of Apple, Facebook and Google means that the hypercompetitive world of scripted TV is going to become even more ferocious.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:14 AM
They’re Trying to Sue a White Supremacist. First He Must Be Found.
Andrew Anglin, founder of the neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer, is accused of online harassment in a lawsuit. Serving him papers has been a daunting task.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2017 7:37 PM
A 2:15 Alarm, 2 Trains and a Bus Get Her to Work by 7 A.M.
Like many in the housing-starved San Francisco region, Sheila James has moved far inland, gaining affordable space at the price of a brutal commute.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2017 4:33 PM
Lender to Foreign Students Raises $40 Million in Financing
The lender, Prodigy Finance, said Monday that it had also secured a $200 million credit line from an undisclosed bank.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 12:56 AM
Tarnished by Charlottesville, Tiki Torch Company Tries to Move On
Lamplight Farms, whose Tiki torches were used by white nationalist protesters, said “We do not support their message or the use of our products in this way.”

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2017 7:51 PM
Steven Mnuchin Defends Trump’s Reaction to Charlottesville Violence
The statement from the Treasury secretary, who is Jewish, was perhaps the most vociferous defense of the president from within his administration.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2017 2:56 PM
What Happens to Solar Power in an Eclipse? We’ll Find Out Monday
Grid operators will scramble when solar panels go dark — a rare trial run for a future in which the nation will be more reliant on renewable energy.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2017 8:49 PM
The Benefits of Standing by the President
Stephen Schwarzman of Blackstone is among President Trump’s most reliable Wall Street allies. His Washington profile helped nail a big deal in Saudi Arabia.

POSTED AUGUST 19, 2017 5:51 PM
The Week Ahead: Whole Foods Voting on Amazon Takeover, and Pending Verdict in Samsung Case
Shareholders are expected to approve a $13.4 billion bid. At a conference in Wyoming, neither Janet Yellen, the Fed chairwoman, nor Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, is expected to address policy.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:00 AM

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Hurricane Season Ramping Up Along Southeast Coast
This is it, the days surfer Blue Spivey looks forward to all winter. The days he can go online and watch those big, long swells rolling across the Atlantic Ocean like they do all year out in California. You’ve got …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 4:32 AM
Disaster Designation Issued For 11 Alabama Counties
Eleven Alabama counties are under a natural disaster designation after excessive rainfall and flooding from Tropical Storm Cindy. The conditions caused extensive damage to crops, sparking Gov. Kay Ivey to ask for federal assistance for Alabama farmers in June. U.S. …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 4:23 AM
Semi-Truck Crashes Prompt Review of Kentucky Interstate
A series of accidents involving semi-trucks on the interstate has prompted a review from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The Courier-Journal reports the agency will review ramps and roadways following accidents in Louisville’s Spaghetti Junction. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokeswoman Andrea Clifford …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 4:17 AM
Health Insurers Will Get August Obamacare Payments Trump Threatened to End
The government will make this month’s payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law that President Donald Trump still wants to repeal and replace, a White House official said Wednesday. Trump has repeatedly threatened to end the payments, which …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 12:26 AM
Increase in California Workers’ Comp Pure Premium Sent to Department of Insurance
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has submitted its Jan. 1, 2018 pure premium rate filing to the California Department of Insurance proposing advisory pure premium rates that average $2.01 per $100 of payroll. That WCIRB’S proposed rate is 14.3 …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 7:06 PM
Georgia Fines Company Behind Deadly Leak at Sperm Bank $302K
A deadly February 2017 industrial gas leak at a sperm bank in Augusta, Ga. was caused by the over-pressurization of a bulk storage tank, according to findings from an investigation by state inspectors released Thursday by Insurance and Safety Fire …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:57 PM
Liotta Named Chairman of Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission
Gov. Mary Fallin has named Mark Liotta as chairman of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission. Liotta, a former state representative from Tulsa, succeeds Robert Gilliland, whose term on the commission expires Aug. 25. Liotta’s appointment as chairman takes effect Aug. …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:44 PM
Federal Appeals Court Voids Exxon Pipeline Safety Order
An appeals court has voided an order that would have required Exxon Mobil to revise its pipeline safety procedures after a 2013 oil spill in Arkansas. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued the order in 2015, and it …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:40 PM
Wisconsin Officials: State Law Prevents Fire Sprinkler Rule Enforcement
Wisconsin officials say a state law prevents them from enforcing a fire sprinklers rule that fire officials say is one of the best ways to save lives. The 7-year-old rule requires sprinklers be installed into new apartment buildings that have …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:38 PM
Ex-Esurance Worker in South Dakota Sues Over Alleged Discrimination
A former Esurance call center worker in South Dakota is suing the insurance company alleging discrimination and harassment because he’s Jewish. The Argus Leader reports that Brandon Marshall filed the federal lawsuit on Aug. 15. Marshall claims his supervisor called …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:36 PM

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