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How a Fact-Checking Journalist Nearly Married a Con Man

January 10, 2019 |

In August 2010, Abby Ellin and her fiance moved into a one-bedroom rental in Washington, DC’s Watergate. It’s a location infamous for being “ground zero for deception,” and it’s an almost poetic detail in Ellin’s story of falling for a con man. Ellin is a journalist who allowed herself to…

Climate watchdog Bernie Sanders spent nearly $300G on private air travel in October: reports

December 5, 2018 |

Bernie Sanders is so concerned about climate change that he spent nearly $ 300,000 on private air travel in October so he could speak to audiences in nine battleground states prior to November’s midterm elections.
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Dow Plunges Nearly 800 Points

December 4, 2018 |

Stocks took a nosedive on Wall Street as investors worried that a US-China trade truce reached over the weekend wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, the AP reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank almost 800 points Tuesday. Boeing and Caterpillar, two major exporters which would have much…

Nearly Half of Young Adults Live at Home in This State

November 29, 2018 |

Adults in New Jersey might be less embarrassed than most to utter the words, “I live with my parents.” That’s because the state hosts a higher percentage of young adults living with one or two parents than any other state in the country, per North Jersey Record , which surveyed census…


Tekashi 6ix9ine Racked Up Nearly $100k Tab for Security in L.A.

November 25, 2018 |

It pays to protect Tekashi69 – especially these days — ’cause he spared NO expense when it came to hiring muscle to cover his ass in La La Land … TMZ has learned. Tekashi hired a small army from 2 different security companies during…

Market’s post-election rally was broad-based, helping S&P recover nearly all of October’s losses

November 8, 2018 |

The stock market’s huge rally on Wednesday lifted multiple industries after the relatively unsurprising midterm election results reassured investors. Big-name technology, consumer and healthcare companies soared as the S&P 500 index closed at its highest level in four weeks.

The S&P 500 climbed…

L.A. Times – Business

Passengers, Plane Crew Nearly Brawl Over Stinky Fruit

November 7, 2018 |

The durian is known for being one of the grossest-smelling fruits in the world—think “turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock,” as one food writer has described it, per Smithsonian . The late Anthony Bourdain once said after eating it, “Your breath will smell as if you’d been French-kissing…

With gobs of cash and few places to put it, Buffett spends nearly $1 billion on share buybacks

November 3, 2018 |

The world’s most famous stock picker showed a growing appetite for equities in the third quarter — including a rare move to buy his own firm’s shares. Now, October’s market slide opens the door for Warren Buffett to finally make a dent in his giant pile of cash.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s chairman…

L.A. Times – Business

Wages Rise at Fastest Rate in Nearly a Decade as Hiring Jumps in October

November 3, 2018 |

Hiring accelerated in October and the unemployment rate held at a 49-year low, signs of a strengthening labor market that delivered U.S. workers the best pay raises in nearly a decade. What’s News Asia

Nearly 8,000 workers are striking at Marriott hotels. Here’s what you should know

October 27, 2018 |

A strike of nearly 8,000 hotel workers at Marriott hotels in seven cities is forcing some hotel managers to close pools, cut back on restaurant service and urge guests to leave their rooms to get their own towels.

The demonstrations, which began about three weeks ago, involve workers at Marriott…

L.A. Times – Business