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Cheesesteak Fan Won’t Be Going Into Afterlife Hungry

November 18, 2017 |

A man who always joked that he didn’t want to venture into the afterlife hungry got his wish when he was buried with two cheesesteaks from his favorite sandwich shop—Pat’s King of Steaks in Philadelphia, the AP reports. According to his grandson, Dominic Lussi, when asked what he wanted…

Maybe Letting Delivery Drivers Into Home Isn’t Actually So Safe

November 18, 2017 |

A recent survey of US adults found 68% weren’t comfortable giving delivery drivers access to their homes to leave packages inside, as happens with Amazon’s new service, the Seattle Times reports. That number may soon go up even further. A security research firm tells CBS News a “really simple” hack…

Tesla’s entry into truck-making presents a whole new challenge for Elon Musk

November 15, 2017 |

There’s a cool new electric semi truck coming around the bend.

It looks Space Age sleek: no gears, so no constant shifting. Recharging the battery is a lot cheaper than diesel fuel.

Finn Murphy, an independent truck owner-operator, can’t wait to try it out. “The cab is larger, the living area is…

L.A. Times – Business


Venezuela defaults, moving deeper into crisis

November 14, 2017 |

Venezuela, a nation spiraling into a humanitarian crisis, has missed a debt payment. It could soon face grim consequences. – RSS Channel – World

San Diego’s big hospitals plan a push into medical tourism

November 13, 2017 |

Planning a visit to San Diego? Hit the beaches. Check. Spend a day at the zoo or a theme park. Check. Sample craft beer. Check. Book a stay at a local hospital for cutting-edge cardiac or cancer treatment?

For decades, San Diego has traded on its reputation for year-round sun, a captivating coastline…

L.A. Times – Business

Don’t jump into early retirement without considering these things

November 12, 2017 |

Dear Liz: I am almost 59½. Can I retire at 60½?

I have $ 570,000 in a 401(k) and $ 180,000 in an IRA. I owe $ 253,000 on a condo that would sell for $ 600,000. I plan to buy a home next year for $ 400,000 and pay off the mortgage with the proceeds of the condo. Then I would be left with no bills. I…

L.A. Times – Business


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Kick Landscaping Into High Gear at Hidden Hills Home

November 10, 2017 |

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been working on their Hidden Hills home for years, but it looks like they’ve kicked the hustle into high gear to get it move-in ready. Aerial shots of the grounds show they’re getting a lot greener … with several…

Brian Calle wants to turn LA Weekly into ‘the cultural center’ of the city

November 10, 2017 |

The financial backers of Semanal Media — the fledgling company buying LA Weekly from Voice Media Group — are still largely a mystery. But they have selected someone to manage the paper’s operations: Brian Calle, who on Thursday laid out an ambitious vision for the alternative newsweekly as the…

L.A. Times – Business

Historic aerospace plant to be turned into ‘creative’ offices in El Segundo

November 9, 2017 |

A gated enclave spanning 30 acres in El Segundo where secret aerospace work has been going on for decades will be opened up to laid-back techies and other creative types in a $ 100-million makeover.

Los Angeles real estate developer Hackman Capital Partners — which last month landed a large Amazon…

L.A. Times – Business


‘Wild card’ Trump heads into North Korea’s line of sight

November 7, 2017 |

For the first time as US President, Donald Trump will be in Kim Jong Un’s immediate neighborhood. – RSS Channel – World