Several of the nation's biggest airlines, including American and United, have jumped into the fray over children who were being separated from their parents under the Trump administration's controversial immigration policy.
The carriers notified the U.S. government -- and the public -- that they wished to have no part in transporting those ...Read more
Four months after its first test flight, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket is now certified by the Air Force to carry national security satellites.
The Air Force certified Falcon Heavy on Tuesday, according to the Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center. On Thursday, the Air Force said the Hawthorne space company won a $130-million contract to ...Read more
Two giant retailers heralded the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Thursday to clear the way for states to require companies such as Amazon and Wayfair to collect sales tax.
Brick-and-mortar businesses, including Target Corp. and Best Buy Co. Inc., have long complained that they are disadvantaged by having to charge sales taxes while many of ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Immigrants are vital to the nation's economic prosperity, the head of the Minneapolis Fed said Thursday, and the ultratight job market may help change the public debate over new restrictions on legal immigration.
The U.S. House of Representatives delayed a vote on an immigration bill after President Donald Trump tweeted that it ...Read more
A few months after California legalized recreational use of marijuana, the Desert Hot Springs Inn in the Coachella Valley began advertising itself as cannabis friendly -- a place where guests can smoke by the pool or heat up a vaporizer in the rooms.
What surprised innkeeper John Thatcher was not only that business improved by as much as 50 ...Read more
Korean brands Genesis, Kia and Hyundai held the top three spots, respectively, in the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Initial Quality Study, while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Motors and Ford all beat the industry average for improvements in the highly regarded results.
Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo ranked at the bottom of the list.
Last year, Kia, ...Read more
DETROIT -- Despite the female rallying cries of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, the male-dominated auto business remains plagued by inappropriate to illegal behavior against women in the workplace, experts said.
In fact, women compose barely more than a quarter of all auto industry employees, and data show that's not growing. Those in the ...Read more
Q. How can I find a wiring schematic and instructions how to access the connections for the locking/unlocking circuit for the doors on a 2006 Camry?
The problem started slowly: once a week, then more often, until it totally stopped unlocking the three passenger doors. No problem locking, no problem unlocking the driver side door, or locking all...Read more
Someone in the Senate Judiciary Committee has an ironic sense of humor.
The group's antitrust subcommittee will hold a hearing in the week ahead entitled "Game of Phones." For those without an HBO subscription, it's a play on the pay TV channel hit "Game of Thrones" -- a medieval fantasy of warring families based on the novels by George R.R. ...Read more
Land Rover introduced its fifth generation Discovery model for 2017, neatly filling a gap between utility and refinement with luxurious versatility since 1989.
The Discovery 2018 is a full-size SUV with an endless sense of adventure, capable of seating five or seven.
Discovery brings the latest connectivity technologies, innovative storage ...Read more
Back when I was learning how to drive and presidential scandals focused on interns with blue dresses, Mitsubishi sold sports coupes in the United States. My dad bought into the fastest growing car company of the '90s with a 195-horsepower Mitsubishi Eclipse with a five-speed manual. It might have been an Eagle Talon. Same difference.
When the ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Two and a half miles of walking, two failed attempts to cash a $15 check, one toy left behind at a checkout counter and $14 in fees for financial transactions that ordinarily wouldn't cost me a dime.
That was my tally after a recent, frustrating morning in Hollywood spent standing in lines, filling out forms and wondering if I'd ...Read more
Detroit missed out on Amazon's HQ2, but Ford Motor Co.'s Corktown-bound influx of engineers at the auto industry's cutting edge increase odds that the big online retailer's first self-driving delivery vehicle will be developed here.
Welcome to Autonomous Motor City.
Ford's massive commitment to Corktown -- which begins, not ends, with the ...Read more
The American Medical Association has weighed in against the $69 billion acquisition of Aetna Inc. by CVS Health Corp., saying it will leave consumers with fewer health care choices.
The nation's largest doctor's group told California regulators this week the deal would reduce competition in many health care markets such as Medicare Part D, ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- A block in Hollywood once slated to hold a museum dedicated to the Academy Awards is being transformed into a spacious $450-million campus of offices, apartments and stores.
Kilroy Realty Corp. has broken ground on Academy on Vine, a long-anticipated project on 3.5 acres just south of the ArcLight Cinema complex that is home to ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The red sandstone vistas in Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument may soon be criss-crossed with dump trucks after a Canadian mining company announced plans to begin operations on land cut from federal protection by President Donald Trump.
Vancouver-based Glacier Lake Resources Inc. announced last week it had acquired...Read more
CHICAGO -- In the quest for digital talent, Chicago-area companies battle the technology giants.
To lure data scientists and other tech workers, companies in industries from fast food to insurance have opened outposts in the heart of the city, where tech employees want to work. Having hip, downtown spaces has proved worth the extra cost to ...Read more
PG&E will be forced to endure a $2.5 billion charge to cover its potential liability in several -- but not all -- of a series of lethal infernos that scorched the North Bay Wine Country and nearby regions, the embattled utility disclosed Thursday.
The mammoth scope of the charge suggests financial pressures have begun to mount on PG&E...Read more
Even as Bay Area tech professionals take home the highest disposable incomes in the country, local service workers have sunk to the bottom with little or no cash left over after living expenses, a new report found.
The region is the worst in the nation for service employees and security workers, according to a new analysis by real estate ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s proposed purchase of Tribune Media Co. drew opposition from strange political bedfellows, as the American Civil Liberties Union and the conservative Parents Television Council separately asked regulators to reject the deal.
Each group told the Federal Communications Commission that Sinclair would be...Read more
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