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S&P and Dow Break Records Yet Again

December 11, 2017 |

Stocks ended modestly higher on Wall Street, enough to mark more record highs for two major indexes. Technology stocks drove the gains Monday. Apple gained 1.9% and chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices rose 2.2%. Energy and health care stocks also rose, making up for losses in banks and industrial…
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Why your Christmas tree costs more — again

December 6, 2017 |

On an uncharacteristically crisp December night in Los Angeles, seasonal music mixed with a piney fragrance as mechanic Jose Rodriguez got a lesson in economics to explain why his Christmas tree was scrawnier and costlier than last year.

Tree seller George Lopez said the noble fir that Rodriguez…


L.A. Times – Business

Franken: ‘This Will Not Happen Again’

November 27, 2017 |

Al Franken apologized today and said he feels “embarrassed” and “ashamed” of his behavior in light of recent accusations of sexual harassment, USA Today reports. At a press conference outside his Senate office as he returned to work , the Minnesota senator told reporters, “To all of you I just want…
Newser

Moore Again Demands Accuser Release Her Yearbook

November 18, 2017 |

Embattled Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore again repeated his demand for one of his accusers to release a 1977 yearbook she says shows he pursued a sexual relationship with her when she was 16 and he was 30. “Day 4 of New York attorney Gloria Allred’s refusal to turn over…
Newser

Rare vintage electric sign lights up Sunset Boulevard again after a restoration

November 15, 2017 |

The sight of a very persistent bowler throwing strike after strike looms high over Sunset Boulevard again, now that a nearly century-old electric sign has been restored.

It’s atop Jensen’s Recreation Center, a 1920s landmark in the heart of Echo Park that was one of the first buildings in L.A….


L.A. Times – Business

Sprint, T-Mobile Are Never, Ever, Ever Merging Again

November 5, 2017 |

Sprint and T-Mobile called off a merger, reports the AP , saying Saturday that they couldn’t come to an agreement that would benefit customers and shareholders after years of dancing around a merger. “The prospect of combining with Sprint has been compelling for a variety of reasons, including the potential to…
Newser

How the Sprint and T-Mobile Deal Collapsed, Again

November 5, 2017 |

During months of merger talks with T-Mobile US, Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son sought a way to merge the two wireless rivals without really having to hand over the keys; in the end, nothing worked.
WSJ.com: US Business

How the Sprint and T-Mobile Deal Collapsed, Again

November 5, 2017 |

During months of merger talks with T-Mobile US, Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son sought a way to merge the two wireless rivals without really having to hand over the keys; in the end, nothing worked.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Alec, Hilaria Baldwin Are Procreating Again

November 4, 2017 |

Looks like Alec and Hilaria Baldwin will have 4 under 5: They’re expecting their fourth child next year. “Our Baldwinitos are getting a new teammate this spring. I’m gonna make them a special cake to tell them if it’s a boy or a girl…I’ll post it tomorrow midday,” Hilaria…
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Netflix Again Tops Forecasts for Subscriber Growth

October 16, 2017 |

Netflix’s wagers on original programming and international expansion are paying off as the streaming service again posted strong subscriber growth amid an increasingly competitive streaming video market.
WSJ.com: US Business