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KPC Group gets court approval to acquire four Verity hospitals

April 18, 2019 |

A bankruptcy court judge has approved Corona-based KPC Group’s $ 610-million bid to acquire four of the nonprofit Verity Health System hospitals, including two in Southern California, KPC Group said Wednesday.

Verity’s board of directors had approved KPC Group’s bid Monday, but the state attorney…


L.A. Times – Business

Soldiers Shot a Friend Running for the Border. But He Gets It

April 16, 2019 |

A North Korean defector says he understands why his fellow soldiers shot him as he made a run for the border in 2017 after smashing his vehicle through a military checkpoint. Friendship isn’t the issue, he said. It was their job. “If I were in their shoes, I would have…
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Nipsey Hussle Memorial Basketball Court Gets a Ribbon Cutting

April 14, 2019 |

Nipsey Hussle will live on in the Crenshaw District with a public basketball court that now bares his image across 78 feet of pavement … which is getting a ribbon cutting Sunday. A court outside the Crete Academy charter school — which is just…

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Brexit Gets a New Date. And It’s Spooky.

April 11, 2019 |

European Union leaders on Thursday offered Britain an extension to Brexit that would allow the country to delay its EU departure date until Halloween. Leaders of the 27 remaining EU member states met for more than six hours before agreeing after midnight to postpone Brexit until Oct. 31, two officials…
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Jon Snow Gets Trolled on SNL

April 7, 2019 |

Kit Harington hosted the latest episode of Saturday Night Live ahead of the hotly anticipated final season of Game of Thrones, and some old pals dropped by his opening monologue, reports the Washington Post . Even Harington’s co-stars had questions, including Emilia Clarke, who asked, “Can you just give us a…
Newser

Enjoy that raise. This might be as good as it gets

April 6, 2019 |

U.S. workers have finally been seeing some decent raises in recent months, after suffering through nearly a decade of meager wage gains. Unfortunately for them, this might be as good as it gets.

The behavior of wages has long been a central mystery of the U.S. labor market. Even as employers kept…


L.A. Times – Business

San Fran Fight Over Homeless Shelter Gets Nastier

April 5, 2019 |

San Francisco’s mayor made a surprise appearance at a community meeting about a proposed homeless shelter , and the move seems to have only raised already hot tempers over the controversial project. Residents of the upscale Embarcadero neighborhood shouted down Mayor London Breed Wednesday, telling her to “go home,” as she…
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TMZ

Jalen Ramsey Gets His Baby Mama A Birthday Rolex, ‘Icier Than Me!’

April 5, 2019 |

Forget being the best DB in the NFL … Jalen Ramsey is gunnin’ for best BF honors — ’cause the Jacksonville Jaguars superstar got his baby mama a DOPE Rolex for her birthday!!! Of course, JR is famously dating Giants WR Golden Tate’s sister –…

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JR Smith Gets Nipsey Hussle Leg Tattoo, ‘Long Live Nip!’

April 3, 2019 |

JR Smith will permanently honor the late Nipsey Hussle everywhere he goes … getting an insanely realistic tattoo of the slain rapper on his leg!! The heavily-tatted NBA star showed off the fresh ink job on Wednesday … posting a pic of his…

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Lyft stock gets slapped with its first ‘sell’ rating

April 2, 2019 |

Lyft Inc. stock was volatile Tuesday, the day after the shares dropped below their initial public offering price, as more skeptics emerged on Wall Street.

Investors in the ride-hailing service “need to take a big leap of faith” to justify its current valuation, Seaport Global analyst Michael Ward…


L.A. Times – Business