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Man: Age Change Will Improve Luck on Tinder

November 8, 2018 |

You’re only as old as you feel. And 69-year-old Emile Ratelband doesn’t feel a day over 49. That’s why the Dutch man wants to legally change his birth date from March 11, 1949, to March 11, 1969, the Telegraph reports. After all, Ratelband says, “When I’m on Tinder and say…
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Amazon HQ2 Change Leaves Cities in a Bind

November 7, 2018 |

Amazon.com Inc.’s change of plans to name more than one location for its massive HQ2 second headquarters leaves cities in a bind as they prepare for a decision that could come as soon as this week.
WSJ.com: US Business

Facing iPhone Troubles, Apple Tries to Change the Story

November 4, 2018 |

In 2009, Steve Jobs took a swipe at Amazon.com’s Kindle, saying the online retailer’s decision not to report unit sales was evidence it wasn’t selling many reading devices. Now, Apple is following a similar path.
WSJ.com: US Business

A Strategy Change, Netflix Will Debut 3 Original Films in Theater

November 2, 2018 |

Netflix will debut three of its new original films in limited theaters before making them available through its streaming service. The move marks an evolution of the company’s strategy, per Reuters . Netflix previously made original films available in theaters and its streaming platform simultaneously, which, per The Verge , “hasn’t played…
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Ocean Study Has Horrific Implications for Climate Change Fight

November 1, 2018 |

A recent United Nations report warned that the world had just a dozen years left to avoid some of the most catastrophic effects of climate change. A new study suggests that assessment was far too optimistic. Researchers using a new method to calculate the amount of heat absorbed by the…
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7-Year-Old Convinces Town to Change Name for Halloween

October 29, 2018 |

A Long Island town is changing its name to “Hauntington” for Halloween at the urging of a 7-year-old resident, the AP reports. Newsday reports second grader Angelica Dee Cunningham was all smiles when she learned Huntington was making the one-day switch Wednesday. The town council unanimously approved the switch last…
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Brazil Votes for Radical Change

October 29, 2018 |

Jair Bolsonaro, a brash far-right congressman who has waxed nostalgic for Brazil’s old military dictatorship, won the presidency of Latin America’s largest nation Sunday as voters looked past warnings that he would erode democracy and embraced a chance for radical change after years of turmoil. The former army captain, who…
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The L.A. tech industry is run by white men. Tech investors — and the mayor — want to change that

October 23, 2018 |

On Monday morning, a cross section of Los Angeles’ close-knit tech investment community gathered on the plaza of the Annenberg Center for Photography to mingle with Mayor Eric Garcetti, drink mimosas — and commit to changing their ways.

The event marked the beginning of PledgeLA, an initiative…


L.A. Times – Business

United Airlines says it won’t change its policy about carry-on bags for basic economy fliers

October 19, 2018 |

If you pay a bare-bones basic economy fare on United Airlines, don’t expect the carrier to cut you a break on your carry-on luggage.

The Chicago-based carrier has announced that it won’t follow the lead of its rival, American Airlines, which began in September to allow basic economy fliers to pack…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump: Climate Will ‘Change Back Again’

October 15, 2018 |

President Trump apparently no longer believes that climate change is a “hoax”—but he does believe it will somehow change back, and he doesn’t want to spend too much money dealing with it, despite dire warnings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change . “I think something’s happening. Something’s changing and…
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