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The latest worker benefit: Freezing stem cells in case they’re useful someday

August 31, 2018 |

As MyCrypto mulled what benefits to offer employees, the new blockchain start-up asked them what they wanted. “Surprisingly, we found that the traditional health benefits and 401(k) benefits — they had no interest in those,” said Taylor Monahan, the Redondo Beach company’s founder and chief executive.

L.A. Times – Business

When a Social Security spousal benefit goof is suspected

June 17, 2018 |

Dear Liz: A family member recently lost her spouse. His monthly Social Security check was $ 1,800 and hers is $ 750. I have two questions.

First, is my understanding correct that she is able to begin collecting his monthly amount instead of her own?

Second, instead of collecting Social Security based…

L.A. Times – Business


Katy Perry Buys Drinks for Santa Barbara Crowd During Benefit Concert

May 20, 2018 |

Katy Perry treated her hometown to free booze at a concert this weekend — but might’ve spoken too soon … ’cause much of the crowd went runnin’. Katy performed Saturday night at the Santa Barbara Bowl for what she dubbed ‘Witness: Coming Home’ –…

New Prime Benefit: Extra Discounts at Whole Foods

May 16, 2018 |

It’s Prime time at Whole Foods: Amazon is rolling out discounts for Prime members at the organic grocer. The benefits start Wednesday at stores in Florida and will expand nationwide this summer, the AP reports. Prime members will get an additional 10% off sale items and exclusive deals on certain…

China removes limit on foreign automakers; Tesla is poised to benefit quickly

April 17, 2018 |

China will let foreign automakers from Volkswagen AG to Ford Motor Co. own more than 50% of local ventures, removing a two-decade restriction and giving a boost to global companies seeking to capture a greater share of the world’s largest car market.

Electric-car makers such as Tesla Inc. will…

L.A. Times – Business

States That Benefit Most, Least From Immigration

January 30, 2018 |

Immigration is likely to be one of the topics covered in President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday, and WalletHub takes a look at the subject through the lens of state economics. The site looked at all 50 states and DC under four main categories—the immigrant workforce, “brain…

Here’s who’ll benefit — and who might not — if net neutrality is repealed as expected

December 13, 2017 |

Internet service providers and large content providers could see benefits if the FCC repeals regulations governing network neutrality, as is expected Thursday.
L.A. Times – Business

The Republican tax bill’s small-business problem — most won’t benefit from the special new rate

November 4, 2017 |

The House Republican plan to cut taxes for small businesses has a big problem: Most apparently won’t benefit from it.

The typical small business, whether it’s a sole proprietorship, partnership or limited liability company, doesn’t pay taxes itself, but its owners do as individuals.

And already…

L.A. Times – Business


Jennifer Lopez Shakes Her Ass at Benefit Concert for Disaster Relief

October 15, 2017 |

Jennifer Lopez is going all out to help raise money for recent hurricane and earthquake victims … by shaking her booty for a whopping 13 seconds (we counted)!!! J Lo just kicked off “SOMOS LIVE!” — a benefit concert airing on VH1 to aid those…

GOP tax plan would benefit super-rich the most, slightly raise taxes on upper earners, analysis finds

October 1, 2017 |

The Republican tax plan would give the biggest benefit to the super-rich in coming years — and slightly raise upper earners’ taxes while reducing them for everyone else, according to an analysis released Friday by a nonpartisan think tank.

The sweeping tax changes, which include slashing the corporate…

L.A. Times – Business