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New app Peanut is ‘Tinder for mom friends’

May 29, 2017 |

It’s hard to make friends as an adult.

It’s even harder if you’re a new mom, when the friends who made up your regular brunch-and-happy-hour crew don’t all pivot into parenthood at the same time.

Michelle Kennedy was that new mom 3½ years ago. She was browsing Instagram during a 2 a.m. feeding…


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U.S. workers — especially millennial women — aren’t taking all their earned vacation

May 29, 2017 |

U.S. companies may be touting “unlimited vacation” policies and expanding paid leave benefits to attract younger workers. But just before the long weekend kickoff to summer, two new surveys show that plenty of U.S. workers still don’t feel they can use all that time they’re offered — as well as…


L.A. Times – Business

Dirty rooms and unfriendly employees are the biggest turnoffs for hotel guests

May 29, 2017 |

An unreliable wireless Internet connection can be frustrating for hotel guests, but a filthy room is the biggest peeve among travelers.

Second only to dirty rooms among the most hated hotel experiences are unfriendly employees, according to a survey of more than 1,000 hotel guests by Qualtrics,…


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U.S. first-quarter growth revised up, though still weak

May 29, 2017 |

The U.S. economy started 2017 with a whimper, but it wasn’t quite as weak as first thought. The government revised up its January-March growth reading to a rate of 1.2% — better than an earlier estimate of 0.7% but well below President Trump’s ambitious growth targets.

Growth in the gross domestic…


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BMW recalls 7-Series cars because their doors can unexpectedly fly open

May 28, 2017 |

BMW is recalling more than 45,000 older 7-Series cars in the U.S. because the doors can open unexpectedly while they’re being driven.

The recall covers certain 745i, 745Li, 750i, 750Li, 760i, 760Li and B7 Alpina cars from the 2005 through 2008 model years that have the comfort access and soft door…


L.A. Times – Business

Homeland Security chief considers banning laptops on all flights to and from U.S.

May 28, 2017 |

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly said Sunday that he’s considering banning laptop computers from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States.

That would dramatically expand a ban announced in March that affects about 50 flights a day from 10 cities,…


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Why are so many women dropping out of the workforce?

May 28, 2017 |

Mari Villaluna never wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. The 36-year-old spent a decade building up a resume as a career counselor and tutor in San Francisco schools after serving in the U.S. Army.

She made about $ 42,000 at an employment agency, and was regularly sought out by potential employers….


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Money in the bank isn’t safe from inflation

May 28, 2017 |

Dear Liz: I am 68 and not in very good health due to heart disease. I’m not sure what do with my savings of over $ 1 million, which sits in online bank accounts, earning 1.25% to 1.35% in 18-month certificates of deposit. (No account contains more than $ 250,000 to remain under the FDIC insurance…


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U.S. durable goods orders fall for first time in 5 months

May 28, 2017 |

U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods dropped in April for the first time in five months, and a key category that tracks business investment went nowhere for the second straight month.

The Commerce Department said Friday that durable goods orders fell 0.7% in April after rising 2.3% in…


L.A. Times – Business

CEOs of big companies get the biggest raises in 3 years

May 28, 2017 |

The typical big-company chief executive raked in $ 11.5 million last year in salary, stock and other compensation, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for the Associated Press. That’s an 8.5% raise from a year earlier, the biggest in three years.

The bump reflects how well stocks…


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