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How to tell if your mutual fund is dying

April 9, 2017 |

As many investors pull money from actively managed stock mutual funds, shareholders who stay put may face special risks.

For one, funds must have cash ready to pay investors who are bailing out. That may force a fund manager to sell securities in the portfolio — including stocks that the manager…


L.A. Times – Business

Man Swaddles ‘Dying’ Bear Cub, Attempts CPR

March 29, 2017 |

An Oregon man is being called a hero for saving the life of a bear cub he found while hiking Monday evening, but officials aren’t so sure. Corey Hancock tells the Oregonian he found a baby black bear just off the trail that “wasn’t breathing” and was “barely moving.” He…
Newser

‘A sea of despair’: White Americans without college degrees are dying younger

March 27, 2017 |

In 2015, a pair of economists received widespread attention for their study showing that since the late 1990s the death rate has been rising for middle-aged white Americans.

Now a new analysis by the same Princeton University team has identified which part of that population was driving that trend:…


L.A. Times – Business

Channels You Pay for—but Don’t Watch—Are Dying

March 21, 2017 |

Media companies that have profited from channels with little viewership are being forced to shut some down or at least shift investment away from them. The changes are a harbinger of what could lie ahead for better-known cable brands.
WSJ.com: US Business

Fashion brands — including several L.A. retailers — are dying off as consumer habits change

March 20, 2017 |

American Apparel bit the dust. So did Nasty Gal. BCBG Max Azria filed for bankruptcy, along with teen retailer Wet Seal.

The fashion industry has long been a fickle beast, with trends rising and dying sometimes in the space of weeks. But changing consumer habits — including the emergence of e-commerce…


L.A. Times – Business

Bahamas’ Swimming Pigs Dying, Likely Due to Tourists

March 4, 2017 |

The Washington Post calls the untimely demise of some of the famous swimming pigs of the Bahamas—the friendly feral animals who live on the uninhabited island of Big Major Cay, aka “Pig Beach” —a “mysterious wave of death.” But some say that the reason may not be so mysterious…
Newser

China Shifts Stance, Letting Dying Firms Go Bust

March 4, 2017 |

Bankruptcies of Chinese business have surged in the last two years, in a sign the state is beginning to take painful steps to trim the bloated industrial sector as it tries to rein in debt.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

CNN

Are frogs dying out in Costa Rica?

January 10, 2017 |

The “blue jeans” frog is practically screaming to be noticed. Its head is blood red, and its legs are denim blue. It looks like it’s wearing jeggings. But this little critter, also known as the strawberry poison dart frog, is only about the size of a fingernail. It spends most of its time either high up in the trees in this Central American rainforest or rooting around in the gooey “leaf litter” of the forest floor.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

Sisters Trying to Visit Dying Father Kicked Off Flight

January 5, 2017 |

Two sisters say their father died without them by his side because they were kicked off an Allegiant Air flight Monday in Florida, WKMG reports. Trisha Baker and Debbie Hartman were waiting for takeoff when Baker received a text about their father, who was in hospice in North Carolina. The…
Newser