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In Monopoly’s Origins: a Warning About Landlords

May 28, 2017 |

You might think of Monopoly as a board game version of Capitalism 101, but its origins are rooted in anti-landlord sentiment, worries about wealth inequality, and an obscure economist. In the late 1800s, Henry George argued in favor of a tax on “land value” that would prevent landowners from getting…
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Is the real estate market about to crash? No way, says this CEO — and here’s why

May 27, 2017 |

With corporate headquarters on Bunker Hill downtown, CBRE Group Inc. — the world’s largest real estate services firm — is one of only a handful of Fortune 500 firms based in Los Angeles.

And it’s riding high after a long real estate boom. The company finished the first quarter with its profit up…


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‘Bodies scattered about everywhere’

May 23, 2017 |

Charlotte Campbell was praying her 15-year-old daughter was alive.
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Nathan’s and Curtis hot dogs recalled after complaints about metal flakes

May 22, 2017 |

Meat processing firm John Morrell & Co. is recalling about 210,000 pounds of Nathan’s and Curtis ready-to-eat beef hot dogs after the company received complaints of “metal flakes” between the hot dogs and the packaging film.

The recall affects:

14-ounce sealed film packages of Nathan’s Skinless…
L.A. Times – Business

Billy Bush Opens Up About Trump Tape

May 22, 2017 |

Billy Bush says he’s been doing a lot of soul-searching in the months since the release of the infamous Access Hollywood Donald Trump tape —and he’s now ready for a TV comeback. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter , the former Today host describes the “awful” days after leak of…
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Here’s How Many People Wrote to FCC About Colbert

May 20, 2017 |

Stephen Colbert’s well-covered joke about President Trump, Vladimir Putin, and oral sex has netted more than 5,700 complaints to the FCC since the May 1 episode of The Late Show . Upon request from Politico , the FCC released the first 100 of those complaints, which center on hate speech, indecency,…
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Dow drops 372 points as worries about Trump slam the stock market

May 17, 2017 |

The growing political drama in Washington rattled Wall Street on Wednesday, knocking the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 370 points and giving the stock market its biggest single-day slump in eight months.

Investors worried that the headline-fueled political turmoil that has enveloped…


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Southern Comfort Is About to Add a Surprising Ingredient

May 14, 2017 |

Southern Comfort bills itself as “the spirit of New Orleans,” but the generic grain-neutral spirit base it contains (an ingredient not far removed from vodka) doesn’t exactly scream “Deep South character.” The Sazerac Company, owner of the college-staple brand, wants to change that perception—and hopefully sales—by reintroducing whiskey…
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