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Opinion: The real risk in Trump’s Iran gambit

October 12, 2017 |

It’s still unclear whether Donald Trump’s expected decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal will lead to the total collapse of the agreement. But the truth is that decertification is only half the story. The bigger threat to the deal is Trump’s apparent intention to ratchet up pressure in the region on Tehran. Doing so risks not only scuppering the agreement, but putting the United States and Iran on a collision course that could result in outright conflict. – RSS Channel – World


Barca and Real rivalry satirized amid Catalonia crisis

October 8, 2017 |

With tensions running high in Spain, the crisis in Catalonia has been given an animated filmed satirical treatment with Spanish riot police violently attacking Barcelona soccer players in a spoof El Clasico game as the Catalan club plays its fierce rival Real Madrid. – RSS Channel – World

Married for a Decade. Then She Met the Real ‘Dirty John’

October 4, 2017 |

John Meehan became “Dirty John”—occasionally “Filthy John”—in law school. The nickname was bestowed by his classmates for the sheer number of women he would bring home, but it seemed to cover a lot of his unseemly behavior, Christopher Goffard writes in the third installment of the Los Angeles…

The real outrage isn’t Equifax’s arbitration clause — it’s all the others

September 12, 2017 |

Equifax won’t win any prizes for its handling of a massive security breach that potentially exposed the personal information of 143 million people to hackers.

But it was striking that of all the things that outraged consumers, the one that drew the most attention was Equifax’s inclusion of an arbitration…

L.A. Times – Business


Charlie Sheen Reunites with ‘Major League’ Cast at Real ‘Field of Dreams’

September 4, 2017 |

Charlie Sheen finally got what he wanted in a “Major League” reunion — well, sorta — but with a baseball movie curve ball. Sheen got together Sunday — seemingly for the first time in a long time — with his fellow ‘Major League’ costars…

Pentagon Reveals Real Number of Troops in Afghanistan

August 31, 2017 |

Pentagon officials have finally acknowledged the actual number of American forces in the Afghanistan after long camouflaging the total in misleading accounting measures and red tape. Senior Defense Department officials said Wednesday there are about 11,000 US forces currently deployed to Afghanistan—thousands more than the 8,400 that…

China to limit overseas investments in real estate, sports

August 19, 2017 |

China’s government is moving to curb domestic companies’ investments abroad in property, sports, entertainment and other fields, following a series of high-profile, multibillion-dollar acquisitions by Chinese firms.

A document released Friday by the State Council, China’s Cabinet, was the latest…

L.A. Times – Business

In German Election Campaign, Third Place Is the Real Winner

August 15, 2017 |

Chancellor Angela Merkel looks like a sure bet to win a fourth term. But the more important race is between four smaller parties—and the outcome is likely to determine the makeup of Germany’s political direction for the next four years. What’s News Europe

Nextdoor becomes home to real estate listings

August 9, 2017 |

Nextdoor, the neighborhood-based social media platform, is betting on real estate listings as the next step in its business.

The Facebook-like website and mobile application launched a home-listing section Tuesday in Los Angeles and nine other cities that it hopes will be a hit with advertisers.

L.A. Times – Business

Luxury real estate brokerage Douglas Elliman to purchase Beverly Hills rival Teles

August 1, 2017 |

Luxury brokerage Douglas Elliman Real Estate, a well-known New York firm that entered the L.A. market less than four years ago, has agreed to purchase Teles Properties in a bid to expand in California as the state’s housing market booms.

Teles, a local rival based in Beverly Hills, has offices…

L.A. Times – Business