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Facebook looks to lower-cost virtual reality with $199 Oculus Go headset

October 12, 2017 |

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg seems to be realizing a sobering reality about virtual reality: His company’s Oculus headsets that send people into artificial worlds are too expensive and confining to appeal to the masses.

Zuckerberg on Wednesday revealed how Facebook intends to address…


L.A. Times – Business

Looks Like Kushner Made a Voting Gaffe

September 27, 2017 |

Jared Kushner isn’t only facing criticism for his use of a private email address to conduct government business, but also his apparent failure to accurately fill out his voter registration form. As discovered by liberal research group American Bridge, Kushner’s 2009 registration with the New York State Board of Elections…
Newser

Letter From North Korea: What Life Looks Like as Nuclear Crisis Mounts

September 23, 2017 |

A tightly controlled government tour of Pyongyang featured plentiful talk from locals about not backing down to the U.S. The city was filled with symbols of the country’s atomic and military ambitions, including rocket-shaped cakes and children playing with toy rocket launchers.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Italy’s 5 Star Movement Looks to Candidate With Mainstream Appeal

September 20, 2017 |

Italy’s Upstart 5 Star Movement is expected to choose as its candidate for prime minister a smooth-talking, suit-wearing lawmaker who could attract voters angry with established parties but wary of the movement’s more radical ideas.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Hurricane Irma Looks Like It’s Headed for Tampa

September 9, 2017 |

As Hurricane Irma moves away from Cuba and into the Florida Straits, the National Hurricane Center says it’s looking more and more like the eye of the storm will bypass Miami and instead hit the Keys and the Tampa Bay area on Sunday, AP reports. Authorities now believe the storm,…
Newser

Court settlement looks to move nuclear waste from San Onofre

August 29, 2017 |

The operators of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station promised Monday to make a good-faith effort to find a location to move the 3.55 million pounds of nuclear waste that has accumulated on the plant’s premises between the Pacific Ocean and one of the busiest freeways in the country.

Southern…


L.A. Times – Business

EU Looks to Protect Its Firms From U.S. Sanctions

August 26, 2017 |

Foreign-policy differences between the European Union and the U.S. are widening, forcing EU leaders to once again ponder how to stop American sanctions from targeting European companies.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

German Industry Misses a Beat but Economy Looks Strong

August 10, 2017 |

Europe’s largest economy remains on course for robust growth this year despite a decline in factory output in June, economists said.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Frisbees, Hula Hoops and Hacky Sacks. Southern California’s Wham-O looks to reinvent its toys for the digital age

August 9, 2017 |

Of the many entertainment-centric outfits disrupted by the digital era, few have been upended like Wham-O.
L.A. Times – Business

GOP Plan to Repeal ObamaCare Looks Doomed

July 18, 2017 |

And just like that, Mitch McConnell’s plan to repeal ObamaCare with a two-year delay appears to be doomed. McConnell announced the revised strategy Monday night, and he could afford only two GOP defections. Already, he’s got three: Sens. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Susan Collins of Maine, and Lisa…
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