As California firefighters battled the state’s largest wildfire, Verizon throttled their data

A Northern California fire department says Verizon slowed its wireless data speeds to a crawl last month, rendering some of its high-tech tracking equipment almost useless as firefighters battled the largest wildfire in state history. In an August 20 court filing, Santa Clara County Fire Chief Anthony Bowden said his department relies on internet services…

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Fed Monitoring Tariffs but Suggests Rate Increases Are on Track

Federal Reserve officials are poised to continue gradually raising interest rates but are monitoring for signs of widespread economic fallout from President Trump’s trade policies, according to minutes from the most recent Fed meeting released on Wednesday. The Fed minutes suggest that officials are concerned that Mr. Trump’s tariffs could hurt the current economic recovery…

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Papa John’s founder heightens pressure on company

Borrowing a page from the activist-investor playbook, former Papa John’s International Inc. CEO and chairman John Schnatter is promoting a new website to communicate directly with company employees and shareholders. Schnatter resigned as chairman of the Louisville, Ky.-based pizza company in July after reports of his use of a racial slur, but he later called that resignation…

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