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Trump Opens New Front in His Battle With China: International Shipping
The United States is withdrawing from a treaty that lowered costs for Chinese companies to ship packages here, part of President Trump’s efforts to punish China.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 6:12 PM
Treasury Opts Against Labeling China a Currency Manipulator
The Treasury Department expressed concern about China’s weakening currency but declined, again, to officially call it a manipulator.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 10:06 PM
Trump Embarks on Bilateral Trade Talks to Pressure China
The White House is looking to create deals with many of the nations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the pact the president withdrew from.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 11:14 PM
Tech Fix: The Google Pixel 3 Review: Phone’s Smarts Shine Through Its A.I.-Driven Camera
Hardware innovations? Nope. Instead, Google is emphasizing software improvements — particularly for images — with its newest Pixel smartphones.

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 6:20 PM
Tech We’re Using: An Eye for Photography, but a Google Suite for Events
She was a photo editor. Now she’s an events manager. Whitney Richardson discusses how her career shift at The Times has changed her tech habits.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 4:40 PM
Netflix’s Cash-Fueled Road to Streaming Dominance
The streaming service surprised Wall Street with huge gains in subscribers in the third quarter. The results showed why AT&T and Disney spent big on their latest acquisitions.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 8:47 PM
News Analysis: No, Trump’s Tax Cut Isn’t Paying for Itself (at Least Not Yet)
Federal revenues rose slightly in the 2018 fiscal year. But that doesn’t mean the $1.5 trillion tax cut is bringing in more revenue than it’s losing.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 1:03 PM
Craig Newmark, Newspaper Villain, Is Working to Save Journalism
The tech mogul, whose Craigslist site helped replace newspaper classifieds, has given $50 million to revitalize local reporting in New York — including a new gift on Wednesday.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 9:24 PM
Wall St. Falls as Investors Eye a United Hawkish Fed
Wall Street's major indexes edged lower after a choppy session on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve showed broad agreement on the need to raise borrowing costs further, cementing investor concerns that had helped cause a major sell-off the week before.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 9:42 PM
Powerful Executives Have Stepped Away From the Saudis. Not SoftBank’s.
The chief executive of SoftBank, Masayoshi Son, and his ambitious Vision Fund, are deeply enmeshed with the oil-rich kingdom, which has promised to invest $45 billion.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2018 1:48 AM

News – Insurance Journal

Illinois County Pay $3M to Settle Case Over Missing Stop Sign in Fatal Crash
A northern Illinois county has agreed to a $3 million settlement with the family of a pregnant woman who was killed in a crash at a rural intersection where a stop sign was missing. The May 2013 crash near the …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2018 12:17 AM
Floodwaters in Central Texas Destroy Bridge, Force Evacuations
Fast-moving floodwaters destroyed a bridge, forced the evacuation of riverside homes and led to numerous water rescues in Central Texas on Tuesday after more than a foot of rain fell in recent days. The bridge crumbled as it was overrun …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2018 12:10 AM
WCIRB Studied Impact of Medical Fraud Enforcement in California
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California has released a study that shows the impact of medical provider fraud on the system, and it finds that efforts by the state as well as local district attorneys and insurer special …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 10:00 PM
Insurer Group Hammers Claim that California Prop 103 Saved Drivers Billions
The insurance industry is taking exception to a new report commemorating the 30th anniversary of one of California’s primary auto insurance laws that claims the law has saved drivers billions of dollars. The Consumer Federation of America reported on Wednesday …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 9:14 PM
Texas DOT Report: Crashed Oklahoma School Bus Was Traveling Too Fast
An Oklahoma school bus that hydroplaned on a wet road and crashed in Central Texas last month, injuring nearly everyone on board, was traveling at an unsafe speed for the conditions, according to a Texas Department of Transportation report. The …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 7:41 PM
Louisiana Contractor Awarded $62M in Fertilizer Plant Lawsuit
A federal jury has awarded a Louisiana mechanical contractor hired to help build a fertilizer plant in southeast Iowa $62.4 million after concluding the fertilizer plant’s general contractor defaulted on a contract. Court documents show the jury found Orascom E&C …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 4:14 PM
Barge-Mounted Crane Hits Louisiana Bridge; Closing it for Months
A barge-mounted crane has slammed into a Louisiana bridge, shuttering a travel artery for what Louisiana officials say will be at least a few months. Operators for Marquette Transportation hit the Sunshine Bridge at Donaldsonville early Friday morning, The Advocate …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 4:04 PM
Fiery Indiana Freight Derailment Blamed on Buckled Track
Officials say a buckled stretch of track is believed to have caused a fiery freight train derailment in southwestern Indiana that belched black smoke into the sky and forced the evacuation of nearby homes. The Evansville Courier & Press reports …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 4:00 PM
Nebraska City Sues Owner of Grain Elevator That Exploded
South Sioux City, Nebraska, has sued the owner of the grain elevator that exploded earlier this year. The lawsuit against Andersen Farms Inc. and Bryce Andersen was filed last week in Dakota County District Court. It seeks reimbursement of more …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 3:58 PM
Firefighters Sue Southern California Gas Company Over Toxic Leak
Firefighters who worked in and around the site of a massive natural gas leak have sued the Southern California Gas Co., saying the utility knowingly let them be exposed to dangerous levels of toxic chemicals. A blowout in a well …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 2:47 PM

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