By Brenda Gazzar | [email protected] | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: November 10, 2018 at 11:36 am | UPDATED: November 10, 2018 at 11:37 am Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell is now trailing his challenger in the sheriff’s race by just 335 votes, with hundreds of thousands of ballots still to be tallied, according to county election officials. McDonnell, who is running for a second 4-year term as sheriff, has 49.99 percent of the vote, compared to retired sheriff’s Lt. Alex Villanueva’s 50.01 percent. A day after the Nov. 6 election, Villanueva had been leading the incumbent by 4,927 votes. L.A. County election officials announced the updated tally Friday after a batch of some 123,000 vote-by-mail ballots were counted after the general election. More than 900,000 ballots, including provisional and vote-by-mail, still had to be tallied in the election in the coming weeks, Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder and County Clerk Dean Logan said Friday. McDonnell, the … [Read more...] about Election 2018: Retired lieutenant leads LA County sheriff by mere 335 votes as cliffhanger race goes into OT
Dave Campbell, Associated Press Updated 5:58 pm CST, Friday, November 9, 2018 FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer acknowledges a standing ovation as he donned catcher's gear and caught for one pitch against a Chicago White Sox batter in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. Mauer began his career as a catcher before switching to first base. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Mauer has taken out an ad in its Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, paper to announce his retirement. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File) less FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer acknowledges a standing ovation as he donned catcher's gear and caught for one pitch against a Chicago White Sox batter in the ninth ... more Photo: Jim Mone/Associated Press FILE - In this Saturday, July 9, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer dives for a … [Read more...] about Twins’ Joe Mauer retiring after 15 seasons
Updated 3:55 pm PST, Friday, November 9, 2018 File-This Nov. 29, 2017, file photo shows Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice William Waller Jr., in Jackson, Miss. The chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court says he will retire from the bench Jan. 31. Justice Waller announced his plans in a news release Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. The 66-year-old Waller says he is in good health and “it’s just time” to step away from public service. He will have served 21 years on the Supreme Court, with the last 10 as chief justice. Justice Michael K. Randolph of Hattiesburg is in line to become the next chief justice. less File-This Nov. 29, 2017, file photo shows Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice William Waller Jr., in Jackson, Miss. The chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court says he will retire from the bench Jan. ... more Photo: Rogelio V. Solis, AP … [Read more...] about Mississippi Chief Justice Waller retiring at end of January
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 9, 2018 / 7:57 PM GMT By Martha C. White The market survived the midterms, and Wall Street seemed reassured that a divided Congress is, at the very least, not a worst-case-scenario for stocks. And after a midterm election cycle marked by acrimony, economists and market analysts are looking to one of the few places on which a divided Congress could find common ground: Making it easier for Americans to save for retirement. “Generally speaking, there’s no reason for business or markets to worry particularly about this Congress,” said Nicolas Veron, a senior fellow at Bruegel think tank in Brussels and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. “I view it as generally benign for the business environment, but with a number of question marks that remain," he said, particularly with regard to trade. A pair of … [Read more...] about How will a divided Congress affect your 401(k) and retirement plans?
A Wells Fargo executive who reportedly referred to women bank employees as "girls" or told them to put their "big girl panties on" will step down next year. Without addressing claims made against him, Wells Fargo confirmed that private bank head Jay Welker would retire effective March 31. His coming retirement was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which cited an internal memo. A complaint against Welker was part of a larger internal investigation into allegations of discrimination by female executives in Wells Fargo's wealth management unit, the newspaper said. The bank spent months interviewing dozens of women after complaints were made of failure to promote and systemic belittling of female executives, according to the Journal. Jon Weiss, head of Wealth and Investment Management at Wells Fargo, informed some managers in a call last week that "there is unequivocally no gender bias" in the unit, the newspaper reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Welker … [Read more...] about Bank exec who reportedly referred to female colleagues as “girls” to retire