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  • Laura Ingraham set to join Fox News as prime-time host

    Laura Ingraham set to join Fox News as prime-time host

    Conservative commentator Laura Ingraham will join Fox News Channel’s prime-time lineup as a host on Oct. 30, the network announced Monday. Ingraham, a longtime contributor to Fox News, will be the weeknight host of “The Ingraham Angle,” at 10 p.m. ET. Sean Hannity on Sept. 25 will move to 9 p.m....

  • Northrop Grumman aims for space with $7.8-billion bid to buy Orbital ATK

    Northrop Grumman aims for space with $7.8-billion bid to buy Orbital ATK

    With its $7.8-billion bid to buy Orbital ATK Inc., Northrop Grumman Corp. is betting that the militarization of space and missile defense will get increasing attention — and dollars — from the Pentagon. Orbital, based in Dulles, Va., has developed several small to medium-sized rockets that can...

  • Wisconsin governor signs bill offering Foxconn $3 billion in tax credits

    Wisconsin governor signs bill offering Foxconn $3 billion in tax credits

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a $3-billion incentive package for Foxconn Technology Group, setting up the Taiwanese technology giant to become the country's biggest foreign recipient of state subsidies. "Foxconn's creation of 13,000 good-paying, family-supporting WI jobs will...

  • Banks lead stocks modestly higher; oil prices slide

    Banks lead stocks modestly higher; oil prices slide

    Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher Monday, nudging the stock market to another record high. The Standard & Poor's 500 index and Dow Jones industrial average closed at new highs as the market extended its gains from last week. Investors continued to bid up bank shares...

  • U.S. government must stop using Kaspersky Lab antivirus software. Should you switch too?

    U.S. government must stop using Kaspersky Lab antivirus software. Should you switch too?

    After the U.S. government banned federal agencies from using Kaspersky Lab software last week, worries rippled through the consumer market for antivirus software. Best Buy and Office Depot said they will no longer sell software made by the Russian company, although one security researcher said...

  • Intel and Waymo expand their self-driving-car collaboration

    Intel and Waymo expand their self-driving-car collaboration

    Intel Corp. says it is expanding its relationship with Google spinoff Waymo in the development of self-driving cars. The world's largest computer chipmaker said Monday that it will take on a more collaborative role with Waymo's new self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans. Intel will continue to...

  • Video streaming pioneer Roku aims to raise up to $252 million with IPO

    Video streaming pioneer Roku aims to raise up to $252 million with IPO

    Roku Inc., the leading maker of devices for streaming Internet video on televisions, hopes to raise up to $252 million with an initial public stock offering. The Los Gatos, Calif., company’s IPO registration filing Monday came the day after the growing popularity of streaming video platforms such...

  • Emmy Awards draw 11.4 million viewers to CBS telecast, even with last year

    Emmy Awards draw 11.4 million viewers to CBS telecast, even with last year

    The CBS telecast of the 69th Emmy Awards was watched by about 11.4 million viewers on Sunday, roughly equaling last year’s audience level. The good news for CBS is the number did not decline from 2016, when the broadcast aired on ABC and hit an all-time low. Ratings for the Emmys have been on a...

  • California Inc.: Why you'll want to rethink a weekend road trip to Mexico

    California Inc.: Why you'll want to rethink a weekend road trip to Mexico

    Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section. I'm Business columnist David Lazarus, and here's a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week. We learned Friday that California lost 8,200 net jobs in August and the unemployment rate...

  • Sinking under a heavy debt load? There's help

    Sinking under a heavy debt load? There's help

    Dear Liz: I am trying to get my finances in order and, like many, I am struggling. The majority of my debt comes from student loans, but I also have unsecured debt that is weighing me down. I work for a nonprofit and know I need to contact my lenders to try to enroll in the Public Service Loan...

  • FTC confirms it's investigating Equifax data breach — a highly unusual comment

    FTC confirms it's investigating Equifax data breach — a highly unusual comment

    The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday it is investigating the massive data breach at credit reporting firm Equifax, adding America’s top consumer watchdog to the chorus of federal lawmakers and regulators expressing alarm over the unauthorized access of 143 million Americans’ personal data...

  • Google faces class-action suit alleging gender pay discrimination

    Google faces class-action suit alleging gender pay discrimination

    Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking class-action status for the claim. The suit, filed Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court, follows a federal labor investigation that made a preliminary...

  • Nestle scoops up Blue Bottle Coffee, buying a majority stake

    Nestle scoops up Blue Bottle Coffee, buying a majority stake

    Blue Bottle Coffee, the Oakland-based coffee roaster and retailer known for its high-end specialty coffee, is now part of Swiss food giant Nestle. Nestle and Blue Bottle announced the acquisition — a majority stake for Nestle — on their respective websites Thursday. Blue Bottle will continue to...

  • Elon Musk posts blooper reel of crashing SpaceX rockets

    Elon Musk posts blooper reel of crashing SpaceX rockets

    SpaceX has now made landing rockets seem somewhat routine, but it wasn’t long ago that the company’s attempts to bring back the first-stage booster often ended in fire. The Hawthorne firm’s chief executive, Elon Musk, tweeted out a video Thursday morning titled, “How not to land an orbital rocket...

  • Blue paint is dumped on Wall Street 'Charging Bull' statue's head

    Blue paint is dumped on Wall Street 'Charging Bull' statue's head

    Police are looking for vandals who dumped blue paint over the iconic “Charging Bull” statue on Wall Street. Authorities say the paint was noticed on the bull's head at about 7:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday. A sash was draped over the neighboring “Fearless Girl” statue. It read “Draw the blue...

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  • 5 big changes for today's small businesses

    5 big changes for today's small businesses

    A generation ago, the notion of a small business owner meant something very different. You pictured a person who owned their own storefront, often named after themselves, and every day they were the first to arrive and the last to leave. They worked tirelessly for their customers, and their reward...

  • 5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace

    5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace

    Each workday, the average American spends 8.8 hours at work or on work-related activities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s even more time than people spend sleeping. And because we spend so much time at work, it's in your and your employer’s best interest to make workplaces...

  • 6 pet-related businesses you can start today

    6 pet-related businesses you can start today

    Starting your own business can nurture your entrepreneurial spirit, earn you some money and give you the opportunity to spend more time with your family — including your pets. So what job can you do that doesn't necessarily require a degree, affords you time flexibility, is in a growing industry...

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