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London Calling: Ex-Rocker Leads Capital’s Financiers Into Brexit Battle

March 20, 2017 |

As lord mayor—the City of London’s cheerleader-in-chief—in the Brexit era, organ-playing ex-rocker Andrew Parmley pulls out the stops for British financiers to win over investors.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Cops: Dad Gave Shot Daughter 1st Aid Instead of Calling 911

March 14, 2017 |

A Virginia man was arrested after treating his daughter’s gunshot wound with a first aid kit instead of calling 911, police say. Newport News resident Maurice Jones, 30, was jailed Sunday on child abuse and gun charges, the Daily Press reports Police spokesman Brandon Maynard says Jones told police his…
Newser

Ultra Mobile CEO David Glickman finds his calling

February 5, 2017 |

The gig: David Glickman, 51, is co-founder and chief executive of Ultra Mobile, a prepaid mobile carrier that provides low-cost, no-contract SIM cards with a focus on immigrants living in the U.S. The Costa Mesa company leases wireless telephone and data infrastructure from T-Mobile.

The pitch: Glickman…


L.A. Times – Business

Why Donald Trump Is Calling Putin ‘Very Smart’

December 31, 2016 |

After Vladimir Putin said he wouldn’t deport US diplomats after the latest round of US sanctions against Russia, Donald Trump once again praised the Russian president, Mediaite reports. Putin said he would delay any sanctions until after Trump takes office, and the US president-elect tweeted in response, “Great move on…
Newser

Stop calling almond, soy and rice milks ‘milk,’ 25 members of Congress say

December 24, 2016 |

Got milk? Twenty-five members of Congress say if it’s from soybeans, almond or rice, it should not be labeled as milk.

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), leading the bipartisan charge against “fake milk,” signed a letter along with other congressional members, asking the…


L.A. Times – Business

TMZ

Sia & Erik Lang — Calling it Quits

December 7, 2016 |

Sia and Erik Lang are headed for splitsville — they’re breaking up after a short 2 year marriage. The couple tells TMZ that “after much soul searching and consideration we have made the decision to separate as a couple. We are,…

TMZ.com

Germany to Tesla: Stop calling it ‘Autopilot’

October 17, 2016 |

German authorities are telling electric automaker Tesla to stop using the term “autopilot” for its driver assistance system, saying it is misleading. 

The transport ministry confirmed in an email that a letter to that effect had been sent to the company based in Palo Alto. 

Autopilot is Tesla’s…


L.A. Times – Business

Bill Clinton Changes Tune After Calling ObamaCare ‘Crazy’

October 5, 2016 |

Bill Clinton seems to have belatedly realized that calling ObamaCare a “crazy system” isn’t going to help his wife’s campaign. He chose his words carefully on the campaign trail Tuesday after a backlash to his remarks on Monday, when he told a Flint, Mich. audience: “You’ve got this crazy system…
Newser