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Scientists Link Devices’ Blue Light to Serious Eye Trouble

August 10, 2018 |

Staring at your smartphone, tablet, or computer screen for hours on end may not only be fueling your online addiction—it could be wreaking havoc on your eyesight. So says a new study out of the University of Toledo, published in the Scientific Reports journal, and it’s all because of…
Newser

Stocks lose ground during short, light trading day; Tesla slumps

July 3, 2018 |

U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday following a swift sell-off in the final minutes of a shortened trading session ahead of the Independence Day holiday.

The losses snapped a three-day winning streak for the stock market, wiping out modest gains from earlier in the day.

Technology companies and banks…


L.A. Times – Business

Amid G7 Tension, Trump Keeps It Light With Trudeau

June 9, 2018 |

Bruising for a fight, President Trump barreled into the Group of Seven summit Friday, seemingly ready to confront longtime US allies over a burgeoning trade dispute. Trump joined the leaders of major industrialized nations in the Canadian resort town of La Malbaie in Quebec after days of escalating conflict over…
Newser

Mario Batali’s three Las Vegas restaurants are closing in light of sexual misconduct allegations

May 27, 2018 |

Mario Batali’s three restaurants in Las Vegas will close July 27, a decision that comes as the New York Police Department conducts an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct levied against the celebrity chef.

The news was announced to employees Friday morning by B&B Hospitality Group,…


L.A. Times – Business

Uber and Lyft see the light on sexual assault, but they could do a whole lot better

May 18, 2018 |

Ride-sharing giants Uber and Lyft patted themselves on the back this week for adopting a totally #MeToo policy that victims of sexual assault and harassment won’t be held to the companies’ forced-arbitration requirement and will be able to seek their day in court.

“We have learned it’s important…


L.A. Times – Business

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North Korea warns US in light of ‘provocative’ drills

May 16, 2018 |

North Korea says the US should carefully consider the fate of the North Korea-US summit in light of “provocative” drills with South Korea, North Korean state news agency KCNA reports.
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Break Room Light Argument Ends With Fatal Stabbing on Tarmac

May 4, 2018 |

Authorities say an argument over a break room light led to a deadly stabbing involving three workers at Philadelphia International airport, the AP reports. The stabbing occurred around 11:30am Thursday near Gate E6 in what city police say was a “secure area”; NBC Philadelphia says it was a break…
Newser

Report Sheds Unflattering Light on Hannity’s $90M Investment

April 23, 2018 |

Sean Hannity has hit back at assertions in a report from the Guardian that cast an unflattering light on a massive real estate deal to which he is financially tied. Calling the report an “attack,” the Fox News personality sought to deny any wrongdoing after it was revealed that he’s…
Newser

Can Secret JFK Files Shed Light on a 1971 Suicide?

April 23, 2018 |

A long-dead diplomat’s family is urging President Trump to release still-secret files on John F. Kennedy’s assassination ahead of the Thursday deadline Trump set to do so , in hopes it changes the story of their father’s suicide. After 18 years with the State Department, Charles Thomas saw it all come…
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Contract workers’ suit alleging racist behavior at Tesla threatens to shine unwelcome light on carmaker’s culture

April 13, 2018 |

On a fall evening in 2015, Owen Diaz went to drop off food for his 20-year-old son Demetric, whom he’d helped find a job at the same Tesla Inc. factory where Owen operated elevators.

As he turned the corner, the two African American men allege in a lawsuit, Owen saw Demetric’s supervisor condemning…


L.A. Times – Business