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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

TMZ

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…

TMZ.com

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…
Newser

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

Will the GOP Repeal ACA, Replace Later?

July 2, 2017 |

Replacing ObamaCare swiftly has proven to be trickier than GOP leaders anticipated – and now some are calling for a new strategy: a straight up repeal. Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska said as much on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, reports Politico , where he argued that “there’s no reason…
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