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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

How Santa Made a Dying Child’s Christmas

December 12, 2016 |

Most of the time playing Santa Claus involves listening to a child’s litany of toys desired under the Christmas tree and saying things like “ho, ho, ho!” But this is about the time Eric Schmitt-Matzen got a call from a nurse friend to come play Santa for a dying 5-year-old…
Newser

The American Dream Is Dying, and Inequality Is Killing It

December 8, 2016 |

The American dream isn’t dead, but it’s got one foot in the grave, according to new research . The Washington Post reports that 92% of people born in 1940 earned more money at 30 years old than their parents did when they were the same age. Researchers say doing better than…
Newser