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High-tech Kung Fu Panda attraction to replace Universal Studios’ Shrek adventure

April 17, 2018 |

The newest attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood will open June 15, starring an overweight panda and cutting-edge projection-mapping that places riders in the middle of an action-adventure yarn in China.

“Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest,” is a theater experience featuring seats that gyrate…

L.A. Times – Business

CDC Wants $400M to Replace $214M Lab After Just 13 Years

February 24, 2018 |

Thirteen years after building a state-of-the-art lab for the world’s most dangerous germs, the nation’s top public health agency is asking for more than $ 400 million to build a new one, the AP reports. Officials at the CDC say the current lab building in Atlanta is quickly wearing down and…

Air Force’s new stealth bomber will replace B-1s and B-2s while older B-52s keep flying, report says

February 12, 2018 |

The U.S. Air Force plans to phase out its B-1B and B-2 bomber fleets as the new B-21 bomber, currently being built in Palmdale by Northrop Grumman Corp., becomes operational in the mid-2020s, according to a report.

That would leave the Air Force of the future with the B-21 and the aging B-52 Stratofortress…

L.A. Times – Business

Starboard to Try to Replace Entire Newell Brands Board

February 9, 2018 |

An activist investor is launching a proxy fight to oust the entire board and chief executive of Newell Brands, a conglomerate that makes everything from Elmer’s glue to Mr. Coffee machines. US Business

Consumer financial watchdog’s deputy director asks judge for injunction to replace Mick Mulvaney as acting chief

December 7, 2017 |

The deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is asking a federal judge for an injunction to install her as the agency’s acting chief in place of President Trump’s appointee, Mick Mulvaney.

The Wednesday night legal filing by Leandra English is the latest in the legal battle for…

L.A. Times – Business

Broadcomm goes hostile, seeks to replace Qualcomm’s board in takeover bid

December 4, 2017 |

Broadcom officially launched a hostile takeover bid for Qualcomm on Monday, nominating 11 alternative candidates to Qualcomm’s board of directors.

The move sets the stage for a showdown over the future of San Diego’s largest tech company — one of only two Fortune 500 firms headquartered locally….

L.A. Times – Business


Kevin Spacey Cut from Completed Ridley Scott Film, Christopher Plummer to Replace Him

November 9, 2017 |

Kevin Spacey’s fall from grace is getting worse — the actor’s been dropped from an already finished Ridley Scott film after the director decided to remove him in the wake of more sexual abuse allegations. It’s pretty crazy — Scott’s movie, “All…

This Might Replace Burial or Cremation

August 15, 2017 |

A main question for those planning the funerals of themselves or loved ones is pretty basic: Cremation or burial? But a feature at Wired explains that a third choice might become the norm in the not-too-distant future: dissolution. OK, the actual term is still in play, but it refers to…

As California’s labor shortage grows, farmers race to replace workers with robots

July 21, 2017 |

Driscoll’s is so secretive about its robotic strawberry picker it won’t let photographers within telephoto range of it.

But if you do get a peek, you won’t see anything humanoid or space-aged. AgroBot is still more John Deere than C-3PO — a boxy contraption moving in fits and starts, with its computer-driven…

L.A. Times – Business