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U.K. Parliament Attacker Leaves 4 Dead, Including Police Officer

March 23, 2017 |

A suspected Islamist terrorist mowed down scores of pedestrians on a crowded bridge before crashing his car into railings near Parliament and stabbing a policeman, leaving four dead in an attack that struck at the heart of British democracy.
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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

Jordan Executes 15, Including Terrorists

March 4, 2017 |

Jordan on Saturday executed 10 men convicted in a series of bombings and shooting attacks since 2003 that killed a British tourist, an outspoken critic of Islamic extremism, and members of the Jordanian security forces, a government spokesman said. It was the largest round of executions in recent memory, and…
Newser

U.S. Reviews North Korea Options, Including Force

March 3, 2017 |

An internal White House review of strategy on North Korea includes the possibility of military force or regime change to blunt the country’s nuclear-weapons threat, people familiar with the process said.
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Wells Fargo fires four executives, including former L.A. regional president, in aftermath of scandal

February 21, 2017 |

Wells Fargo & Co. announced Tuesday that it has terminated four executives in the aftermath of the scandal over accounts opened in customers’ names without their knowledge or consent.

It said its board agreed unanimously to discharge Shelley Freeman, former Los Angeles regional president and current…


L.A. Times – Business

Obama’s new rule would boost solar and wind energy on public lands, including in California

November 11, 2016 |

The Obama administration took action Thursday to boost development of solar and wind energy on public lands, including in California — part of the president’s strategy to develop cleaner domestic energy and reduce emissions blamed for global warming.

A final rule announced by the Interior Department…


L.A. Times – Business

Baltimore Gunmen Shoot 8 People, Including 3-Year-Old

September 25, 2016 |

Three gunmen shot and wounded eight people including a 3-year-old girl on an east Baltimore street Saturday night, police said, adding the suspects fled and the victims were all expected to survive. The shooting erupted outside some rowhouses about 8:30pm after the three armed men converged on the group…
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