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Mom Shares Pic of Dying Son as a Plea

April 29, 2017 |

One mother in Canada is taking the heartbreak of losing her son to a fentanyl overdose and turning it into a poignant PSA on the dangers of the synthetic opioid. In a Facebook post, Sherri Kent shared a photo of her holding her dying 22-year-old son, Michael Kent, in his…
Newser

High Numbers of Humpback Whales Dying Off Atlantic Coast

April 27, 2017 |

Federal officials say humpback whales have been dying in unusually large numbers along the Atlantic Coast, the AP reports. According to the News Journal , the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Fisheries declared it an “unusual mortality event,” which is called when higher-than-normal numbers of marine mammals die for unknown…
Newser

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