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Bill Maher: ‘I don’t need a Mueller report’ to know that Trump is a ‘traitor’

March 23, 2019 |

“Real Time” host Bill Maher offered a rather gloomy take Friday night of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report being handed over to the Department of Justice a few hours earlier.
FOX News

What you need to know about the grounded 737 Max

March 14, 2019 |

Following two deadly crashes, the U.S. joined the rest of the world in temporarily grounding the Boeing 737 Max, the newest version of one of the most popular planes in the world.

The causes of the crashes — one in Indonesia and the latest in Ethiopia — haven’t been determined, but plane manufacturer…


L.A. Times – Business

CNN

What we still don’t know about the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash

March 13, 2019 |

Investigators are combing through debris at the site where Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed on Sunday, attempting to make sense of a disaster that claimed 157 lives and left thousands more in grief and shock.
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Amazon Lobbied for This. Now Its Workers Know

March 9, 2019 |

Many of Amazon’s Seattle-area employees would be exempt from new labor protections in a bill passed by the state Senate after lobbyists for the tech giant pushed to change a key threshold in the rules, the AP reports. The protections would partially prohibit non-compete clauses—controversial agreements used by tech…
Newser

You Know Martin Shkreli. Now Meet ‘D Block’ and ‘Krispy’

March 8, 2019 |

Martin Shkreli is in prison serving a seven-year term for securities fraud, but if you were under the impression that would mean the end of “pharma bro” stories for a while, the Wall Street Journal has some news for you: Shkreli is still running the show at drug company Phoenixus…
Newser

Pancreatic cancer: 5 things you need to know

March 7, 2019 |

Here’s what you need to know about pancreatic cancer in light of Alex Trebek’s diagnosis.
FOX News

‘We Know the Risks’: Guaido Returns to Venezuela

March 4, 2019 |

Declaring he knows he is at risk, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido returned Monday to his homeland to renew his campaign to topple the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Guaido landed at the country’s main airport, about 25 miles from Caracas, the capital, the AP reports. He said in a…
Newser

What Did the Pope Do During the Holocaust? We’ll Soon Know

March 4, 2019 |

Three of the four popes who followed Pope Pius XII have since been named saints. The effort to attach the same designation to Pius has stalled, but a big move by Pope Francis could soon change that. Saying “the church is not afraid of history,” the pope on Monday announced…
Newser

Everything you know about giving feedback at work could be wrong

February 22, 2019 |

Management guru Marcus Buckingham has a bone to pick with one of the prevailing trends in management wisdom — that companies need to get a lot better at giving tough, candid feedback, and need to do it a lot more often.

In a new article in the Harvard Business Review called “The Feedback Fallacy,”…


L.A. Times – Business

Self-driving cars could end auto insurance as we know it

February 19, 2019 |

Dan Peate, a venture capitalist and entrepreneur in Southern California, was thinking of buying a Tesla Model X a few years ago — until he called his insurance company and found out how much his premiums would rise.

“They quoted me $ 10,000 a year,” Peate recalled.

For all the concern over accidents…


L.A. Times – Business