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| December 15, 2017

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With majority stake in Hulu, Disney could take a run at Netflix

December 14, 2017 |

Netflix is the undisputed champion of streaming TV. Subscribers spend more than 140 million hours a day on the platform, which boasts wildly successful shows including “Stranger Things” and “House of Cards.”

But that dominance now faces a credible threat from the Walt Disney Co., which will gain…


L.A. Times – Business

Health risks to farmworkers increase as workforce ages

December 14, 2017 |

That bag of frozen cauliflower sitting inside your freezer likely sprang to life in a vast field north of Salinas, Calif. A crew of men and women here use a machine to drop seedlings into the black soil. Another group follows behind, stooped over, tapping each new plant.

It is backbreaking, repetitive…


L.A. Times – Business

Target is buying Shipt for $550 million to beef up same-day delivery

December 14, 2017 |

Target Corp. plans to boost its same-day delivery capability by paying $ 550 million for Shipt Inc., its latest move to try to catch up with Amazon.com Inc.

Shipt delivers groceries to members who pay $ 99 a year. Target said Wednesday that it would add more products to the service next year, such…


L.A. Times – Business

These are the 21st Century Fox assets that Disney wants to buy

December 14, 2017 |

Walt Disney Co. plans to buy much of the media assets of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox. If approved by regulators, the deal would create an entertainment powerhouse and transform the Hollywood landscape. Here is a breakdown of what Disney would acquire.
L.A. Times – Business