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OC Weekly editor Gustavo Arellano resigns from alt-weekly newspaper in dispute over cost cuts

October 14, 2017 |

Longtime Orange County columnist, government watchdog and foodie Gustavo Arellano said Friday that he has voluntarily resigned from his role as editor of alternative weekly newspaper OC Weekly.

In an interview Friday on the Tom Leykis Show, Arellano said he was told by the paper’s owner to cut…

L.A. Times – Business

Will the ‘Southwest Effect’ lower the cost of Hawaiian flights?

October 12, 2017 |

Since Southwest Airlines began to challenge the established major airlines in the 1990s, the low-cost carrier has forced its competitors to lower fares in what industry insiders call “the Southwest Effect.”

Fans of Hawaii are hoping that “the Southwest Effect” happens next year when Southwest Airlines…

L.A. Times – Business

Cost the Biggest Obstacle to ‘Clean Coal’

October 10, 2017 |

Technology now in limited use removes about 90% of carbon dioxide from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants, AP reports, but energy experts say cost remains the chief obstacle to bringing the “clean coal” touted by President Donald Trump into the mainstream. They cite recent advances in applying the longstanding…

White Nationalist to Speak at UF. His Cost: $10K. UF’s Cost: $500K

October 6, 2017 |

As one university faces a lawsuit over its refusal to host white nationalist Richard Spencer, another is reluctantly conceding to the idea. The University of Florida says it will allow Spencer to speak on its campus on Oct. 19 in what will be the alt-right leader’s first college event since…

Watchdog: Mnuchin Flights Cost Taxpayer $811K

October 6, 2017 |

“Just because something is legal doesn’t make it right,” White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney said when setting down new travel rules —and it was a line that a Treasury Department watchdog decided to include in his report on Steven Mnuchin’s travel. In his review of the Treasury secretary’s controversial…

Ford Debuts Pickup Truck That Will Cost You $94K

September 30, 2017 |

In a move that’s being called ” outrageous ” and ” luxury on steroids ,” Ford has debuted a new pickup truck … that costs $ 94,445. To be fair, you don’t have to spend nearly $ 100,000 to get your hands on a 2018 F-450 Super Duty Limited truck, but should you “check every…

Harvey’s havoc could cost airlines big, with United hit hardest

September 4, 2017 |

Hurricane Harvey’s flooding and high winds forced the cancellation and delay of more than 23,000 flights and closed George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston for nearly a week.

The financial hit to the U.S. airline industry won’t be known for a while, but a preliminary estimate suggests United,…

L.A. Times – Business

Don’t have a ticket to ‘Hamilton’ yet? It’s going to cost you

August 20, 2017 |

“Hamilton” holds the title of most expensive show ever at Pantages, and that’s for the authorized tickets sold directly through the theater and Ticketmaster.

But those tickets are long gone, having sold out shortly after they went on sale in April.

All that’s left are resale tickets sold through…

L.A. Times – Business

Cyberattack cost Maersk as much as $300 million and disrupted operations for 2 weeks

August 18, 2017 |

A June cyberattack that snarled shipping terminal operations worldwide — and briefly shut down the Port of Los Angeles’ largest cargo terminal — has cost the Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk $ 200 million to $ 300 million, the company said this week.

The unprecedented attack forced workers…

L.A. Times – Business

Power grid operator offers alternatives to natural gas plant but at higher cost

August 18, 2017 |

The manager of California’s electric grid told state regulators that clean energy could be substituted for a proposed natural gas plant in Ventura County but at a higher cost.

A 46-page report issued late Wednesday by the California Independent System Operator offered three alternatives to building…

L.A. Times – Business