Flying Together With Your Children Keeps Getting Tougher

Parents have always stressed about flying with small children. Airlines are ratcheting up that stress now by making it harder for parents to sit with them. This fall, United Airlines will make it a bit tougher, or at least more expensive, to get seats together by joining Delta and American in reserving more seats for…

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Some Tesla Suppliers Fret About Getting Paid

Tesla Inc.’s TSLA 0.96% tumultuous year has fueled concern among some of its suppliers about the auto maker’s financial strength after production of the Model 3 car drained some of its cash, according to industry executives and documents. A recent survey sent privately by a well-regarded automotive supplier association to top executives found that 18…

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Report: Pruitt asked aide for help getting his wife $200K salary job

Embattled Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt had tasked a former aide to help secure a job for his wife with a salary of $200,000 or more a year, the Washington Post reports. The details: The report said that a former top aide to Pruitt, Samantha Dravis, was questioned by congressional investigators last week about her ex-boss’…

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Wall Street stocks are getting crushed

It’s been a strong year for the U.S. economy, but not for Wall Street stocks. Bottom line: The nation’s biggest banks have lost value in 2018, despite generally strong earnings, increased corporate merger activity, rising interest rates and all of them passing their Federal Reserve “stress tests.” There is no firm consensus on why it’s…

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Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim released after getting full pardon

Malaysia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has been released from prison after receiving a full pardon from the king on Wednesday. Speaking at a news conference after being freed following the royal pardon, he thanked the Malaysian people for standing by “the principles of democracy and freedom”. “Now there is a new dawn for…

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Why Germans Are Getting Fed Up with America

Germans have never liked U.S. President Donald Trump, and the backlash against his actions is stronger than ever after he pulled the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal last week. But there’s a growing gap between the German establishment and German voters: The former may be anti-Trump but the latter are increasingly anti-American. German Chancellor Angel Merkel…

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Investors’ New Headache: It’s Getting Harder to Buy or Sell When They Want

Investors are having a tougher time trading in a number of financial markets, a development that is weakening their ability to raise cash or to protect against big stock declines. The capacity to get in or out of an investment, known as liquidity, was rarely tested during the long stretch when stocks and bonds rallied…

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