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Alaska Airlines cites Trump policy change in ending service to Cuba from L.A.

November 17, 2017 |

Alaska Airlines cited new travel restrictions imposed by the Trump administration as the main reason the carrier plans to end service from Los Angeles to Cuba.

Alaska began its daily Los Angeles-to-Havana flights Jan. 5 and plans to fly the last plane to the island nation Jan. 22, 2018, the airline…


L.A. Times – Business

Critics Say FCC’s Rule Change Will Hurt Media Diversity

November 17, 2017 |

Federal regulators are loosening rules meant to support independent local media, the AP reports. Now, one company can own both newspapers and TV stations in one market, undoing a ban in place since 1975. Thursday’s vote by the Federal Communications Commission also makes it easier for one company to own…
Newser

Senate tax bill ditches stock option change after outcry from tech start-ups

November 16, 2017 |

A revised Senate tax bill has ditched a change in the treatment of stock options after an outcry from technology start-ups.

The original bill released last week proposed to tax stock options on the date they vest instead of when they are cashed in. Technology start-ups such as Hyperloop One, Airbnb,…


L.A. Times – Business

Tech start-ups fight Senate plan to change the way stock options are taxed

November 14, 2017 |

Senate Republicans have touted their tax bill as business-friendly, but technology start-ups — including Hyperloop One, Airbnb, Uber and Vimeo — are fuming over a provision that would make a major change to how stock options are taxed.

A key tool for start-ups to attract employees, stock options…


L.A. Times – Business

Hamilton Creator Now Taking on Climate Change

November 14, 2017 |

The creator of the hit musical Hamilton plans to use the show’s international debut in London next month to raise money to combat climate change, the AP reports. Writer, composer, and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda and his wife, Vanessa Nadal, said Monday that donors to two environmental charities will be eligible…
Newser

Federal Report Makes Shocking Finding on Climate Change

November 3, 2017 |

“It’s extremely likely that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases, are the dominant cause of” climate change over the past century, according the fourth National Climate Assessment . “There is no convincing alternative explanation.” The report, which concludes climate change is real and almost entirely caused by humans, was released…
Newser

CNN

A better library can change a child’s life

October 29, 2017 |

In 1999, Rebecca Constantino began doing a study at schools across Los Angeles.
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A Dozen Women Now Accusing Game Change Author

October 28, 2017 |

CNN reported Friday that four more women have leveled allegations of sexual harassment against journalist Mark Halperin . The news channel said that one woman claimed Halperin masturbated in her presence after she went to his ABC News office to seek advice from him about her career at the news division,…
Newser

CNN

Ocean drones are trawling for climate change data

October 28, 2017 |

A fleet of unmanned boats is traveling from the Arctic to the equator, gathering vital data on climate change.
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