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Washington Democratic Party chair on Howard Schultz presidential run: “Just. Don’t.”

Word that the former Starbucks CEO might run for president as an independent is sparking fear among Democrats that he could split the anti-Trump vote.
Tags: Business, News, Howard Schultz, Local Politics, Starbucks, Local News, Trump, Nation & World Politics, Washington Democratic Party


Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz mulls 2020 Presidency run

Advisers to former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz have been exploring the possibility of launching an independent bid for the White House in 2020, according to two people who have been informed of the discussions.The entry of a high-profile... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, White House, Howard Schultz, Starbucks


Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is mulling an independent run for president in 2020

Howard Schultz, who has a net worth of about $3.3 billion and describes himself as a "lifelong Democrat," has not said publicly whether he will mount a presidential campaign and has kept open the option of running as a Democrat.
Tags: Business, News, Nation, Howard Schultz, Starbucks, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Starbucks CEO is mulling an independent run in 2020

Howard Schultz, who has a net worth of about $3.3 billion and describes himself as a "lifelong Democrat," has not said publicly whether he will mount a presidential campaign and has kept open the option of running as a Democrat.
Tags: Business, News, Nation, Howard Schultz, Starbucks, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


PayPal offering cash advances to federal workers affected by shutdown

As the U.S. government shutdown drags on, a California tech giant is pitching in: PayPal is offering interest-free cash advances of up to $500 to each affected federal employee. The San Jose-based payments company will make up to $25 million in cash advances available to any existing or new PayPal Credit customers, it said in an announcement Friday. “No matter where you stand on the issues, the fact is that 800,000 of our fellow Americans suddenly find themselves without a paycheck,” PayPal CEO ...
Tags: Business, Politics, Technology, News, California, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Paypal, Soccer, San Jose, Wells Fargo, Dan Schulman, Schulman, PayPal Credit, Top Stories LADN


No-deal Brexit could put Mother's Day flowers at risk

Seamless import of flowers from Netherlands will suffer with chaos of no-deal scenario, say exportersMeet Brexit’s latest potential victim: the Mother’s Day bouquet. While the tumult in Westminster is keeping political pundits in clover, the decision by MPs to vote down Theresa May’s deal this week has sent petals flying among Dutch exporters, who are responsible for 80% of the flowers sold in British shops.As risk of a no-deal Brexit was raised, LTO Nederland, the organisation that represents D...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, International Trade, Economics, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Netherlands, Michael Gove, Westminster, Article 50, Brexit


To elude the parking challenges, here’s how to get to the Women’s March LA, Jan. 19, using public transportation

  Women’s March LA 2019 map. (Courtesy of Women’s March LA) You’ve decided to take part in Women’s March LA 2019 and you know that the organizers are expecting around 250,000 participants. Streets will be closed as early as 7 a.m. around Pershing Square and Los Angeles City Hall, according to the latest from Los Angeles Department of Traffic. Plus, traffic and where to park will be a challenge around Pershing Square where the rally and march kicks off. The organizers of Women’s March LA hav...
Tags: Google, Business, Politics, News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Local News, Apple App Store, Metro, Ventura, Pershing Square, San Fernando Valley, Metrolink, Los Angeles City Hall, Metro Rail


Huawei reportedly target of U.S. criminal probe for trade secrets theft

The investigation is tied to civil suits filed against the Chinese telecom giant, including a 2017 case in which Huawei was found liable for stealing technology from Bellevue-based T-Mobile, a person close to the matter said.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Bellevue, Huawei, T Mobile, Nation & World Politics


The misery of shutdown America as record closure hits day 26

While US President Donald Trump cheerfully served up burgers at the White House, federal employees who earn as little as $A50,000 a year were visiting food banks as their bank accounts ran dry.The record-breaking government shutdown... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, White House, US, America, Donald Trump


Markets expect Brexit to be delayed, Bank of England governor says

Rebound of pound after the vote shows investors believe process could be extendedInvestors expect a delay to Britain’s exit from the EU following the crushing defeat of the prime minister’s Brexit deal, the Bank of England governor has said.Mark Carney said the reaction of financial markets in the wake of the vote showed a degree of confidence that a no-deal Brexit was unlikely on 29 March. The pound bounced back against the dollar on Tuesday night amid optimism that article 50 would be prolonge...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Eu, Bank Of England, Mark Carney, European Union, UK News, Britain, Foreign Policy, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit


Trump feels shutdown pressure from economists, Nancy Pelosi

By LISA MASCARO, CATHERINE LUCEY and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — Shutdown pressure on President Donald Trump mounted Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to delay his State of the Union address and his own economists acknowledged the prolonged standoff was having a greater economic drag than previously thought. In a letter to Trump, Pelosi cited security concerns, noting that both Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security are affected by the partial government shutdown...
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, China, Immigration, Uncategorized, Sport, Economy, Ap, Soccer, South Dakota


T-Mobile executives stayed at Trump hotel often while seeking approval on megadeal

Countries, interest groups and companies like T-Mobile — whose future will be shaped by the administration's choices — are free to stop at both and pay the president's company while also meeting with officials in his government. Such visits raise questions about whether patronizing Trump's private business is viewed as a way to influence public policy, critics said.
Tags: Business, News, Trump, Local Business, T Mobile, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Ivanka Trump to work on World Bank president search

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Ivanka Trump will take part in the nomination process for a new head of the World Bank.The senior adviser was asked to participate by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin because she has worked... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, White House, Ap, Treasury, World Bank, Ivanka Trump, Steven Mnuchin


White House names scaled-back delegation for Swiss forum

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has named the members of a scaled-back delegation that will represent the Trump administration next week at an annual economic conference in Switzerland.President Donald Trump had planned to attend... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, White House, Ap, Switzerland, Donald Trump, Trump


A lot of big-money promises: Newsom’s housing budget explained

No wonder Gov. Gavin Newsom dropped those hints last week about an upcoming “Marshall Plan” for affordable housing. Sure, he’d made ambitious campaign promises to combat California’s housing crisis: leading the effort to build 3.5 million units over the next seven years (an unprecedented rate), jacking up state subsidies for housing reserved for lower-income Californians, and easing regulations so it would be easier to build all types of new housing. But what would he deliver? We got the first g...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Politics, News, California, Housing, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Silicon Valley, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, Bay Area News Group


UK manufacturers can afford to wait on an EU deal, but not to crash out

Theresa May says any delay to article 50 will force companies out of Britain. But the alternative – a bad Brexit – is worseOne of Downing Street’s many arguments in favour of Theresa May’s Brexit deal is that further delay will persuade many of the UK’s biggest companies to stop procrastinating about their investment plans and move some or all of their activities abroad.Bosses have spent long enough watching and waiting to see what kind of Brexit unfolds. Another six months, while parliament mov...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Environment, Renewable Energy, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Retail industry, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Mike Ashley


Brexit brings surprise boost for Bulgarian resorts

Fearing the prospect of a plunging pound, travellers are turning to an unlikely destination to make their money go furtherAs the wrangling over how Britain should leave the EU reaches fever pitch, one country is already experiencing a Brexit dividend: Bulgaria.Resorts in the south-eastern European country have seen a surge in bookings from British holidaymakers as families seek out alternative summer destinations. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Currencies, Bulgaria, Sterling, Brexit


MPs attack ministers over delay to tax havens' public registers

British overseas territories win reprieve after threatening legal action or secessionThe government has been accused of defying parliament by delaying plans to require British tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands to bring in public registers that reveal the true identity of owners of companies sheltering assets.Foreign Office ministers have caved in after a rebellion in the British overseas territories, including threats to take the government to court – or even to secede from the UK. T...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, UK News, Tax and spending, Tax Avoidance, Corporate Governance, British Virgin Islands, Foreign Office, Tax Havens


From airlines to Buffett’s NetJets, impacts of shutdown spread through aviation

The economic impact of the partial U.S. government shutdown is rippling through the aviation industry, hitting companies as diverse as Berkshire Hathaway’s NetJets and aircraft manufacturers such as Airbus.
Tags: Business, News, Economy, Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett, NetJets, Nation & World Politics, Boeing & Aerospace


Brazilian government approves Boeing’s acquisition of Embraer’s commercial jet operation

Brazilian president Bolsonaro has approved the terms of Boeing's strategic move to acquire control of Embraer's commercial jet operation, which will counter the acquisition of a similarly sized Canadian jet family by rival Airbus.
Tags: Business, News, International Trade, Boeing, Embraer, Nation & World Politics, Boeing & Aerospace, Bolsonaro


Donald Trump's tariff move could unwind decades of global agreements

President Donald Trump would gain line-by-line power to raise tariffs on individual products if trading partners charge higher import taxes under legislation being mulled by the White House, a move that threatens to unwind decades... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, White House, Donald Trump


No-deal Brexit would put thousands of UK jobs at risk, CBI to warn

Exclusive: Carolyn Fairbairn of industry body will urge MPs to put economy before politicsBrexit: what’s going on and what happens next?A no-deal Brexit would have profound economic consequences with GDP shrinking by up to 8%, putting thousands of jobs at risk, the Confederation of British Industry is to warn.The business body is urging MPs to back Theresa May’s deal, describing it as a “solution” businesses can work with as it delivers a transition period and avoids a “hugely damaging cliff edg...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Economics, Cbi, Mark Carney, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Brexit, Confederation of British Industry, Carolyn Fairbairn, Confederation of British Industry (CBI


White House calls detentions of Canadians in China unlawful

TORONTO (AP) — The White House is calling the detentions of two Canadians in China unlawful and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump have agreed to continue to seek their release, officials said Monday.China... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, White House, China, Toronto, Ap, Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau


California’s Newsom sworn in as governor, rebukes White House in inaugural address

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom was sworn in Monday and immediately drew sharp battle lines with President Donald Trump, pledging to enact “progressive, principled” policies as the antidote to the White House’s “corruption and incompetence.” “People’s lives, freedom, security, the water we drink, the air we breathe — they all hang in the balance,” Newsom, 51, declared to a crowd of hundreds packed into a tent outside the Capitol. Newsom took the helm as Cali...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, California, Mexico, White House, California News, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Richmond California, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Brown, Donald Trump


City firms prepare to shift £800bn out of UK as Brexit looms

Twenty companies have announced plans for no-deal scenario but true number could be higherFinancial services firms are preparing to move £800bn of assets out of Britain to Europe as part of Brexit contingency plans, a report has revealed.EY financial services’ Brexit Tracker said 20 companies had announced plans to transfer assets – chiefly client cash and investments such as stock and bond holdings – out of London before 29 March. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, London, European Union, UK News, World news, Financial Sector, Britain, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit, Brexit Tracker


The Latest: White House says tax refunds will go out on time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local):5 p.m.A Trump administration official says income tax refunds for 2018 will go out on time during the partial government shutdown because rules will be... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, White House, Ap, Trump


The Latest: Pence says national emergency being considered

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local):4 p.m.Vice President Mike Pence says the White House is looking into the legality of declaring a national emergency to circumvent Congress and begin construction... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Congress, Washington, White House, Ap, Mike Pence, Pence


The Latest: Trump to head to border as shutdown continues

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local):12:20 p.m.White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Donald Trump will be traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday as a partial... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, Mexico, White House, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump, Sarah Huckabee Sanders


From Gov. Brown to Gov. Newsom, California to see new style, substance

SACRAMENTO — When Gov. Jerry Brown cedes power to Gavin Newsom, it will be the first time since 1887 that California has had consecutive Democratic governors. But California isn’t getting a carbon copy in substance or style. Newsom becomes governor Monday, concluding the 80-year-old Brown’s four terms leading the nation’s most populous state. The handoff reflects Democrats’ dominance in California politics — the party holds every statewide office and huge majorities in the Legislature. And it is...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, California, California News, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Pitbull, Jerry Brown, Oakland, Gavin Newsom, Browns, Brown, Legislature


President Trump says he needs to deal with Democratic leaders to end partial government shutdown

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump held out little hope Sunday that another round of talks between top aides and congressional staff would produce meaningful progress toward ending the partial government shutdown, seeming to undercut his team by saying he needed to deal directly with Democratic leaders. “Ultimately, it’s going to be solved by the principals,” Trump told reporters at the White House before leaving for staff meetings at Camp David as the shutdown headed into its third week. A sec...
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