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Inland Empire had some of the biggest job gains in the U.S. recently

April 21, 2017 |

San Francisco, Riverside and San Bernardino counties saw the largest job gains in the nation from 2014 to 2015, according to newly released data from the Census Bureau.

Among the 50 U.S. counties with the largest workforces, these California counties topped the list with the highest percentage…


L.A. Times – Business

He wanted Jewish, liberal and not so tall. The dating service gave him some, not all. Then the Yelp war began

April 21, 2017 |

Daniel Levine paid $ 5,000 to the dating service Master Matchmakers to help him find true love. Now, instead of a soul mate, he has a sworn enemy in the form of the company’s chief executive, Steven Ward.

After speaking with them both, I’m not hopeful this relationship can be saved. But there are…


L.A. Times – Business

He Handed Over Some Rope, Spent 40 Years in Prison

April 20, 2017 |

David Goodwin has been in prison in Florida for 40 years for his role in the 1977 quadruple homicide known as the “Sandy Creek murders.” For 32 of those years, his fiancée has been patiently waiting for his release. The day is finally about to arrive. Goodwin, 70—who was…
Newser

Leaving coastal California is a ‘no-brainer’ for some as housing costs rise

April 17, 2017 |

Huntington Beach residents Chris Birtwistle and Allison Naitmazi were about to get married and decided it was time to buy a home.

They wanted to stay in the area but couldn’t find a house they both liked and could reasonably afford — despite a dual income of around $ 150,000.

So they decided to…


L.A. Times – Business

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Has Some Company

April 12, 2017 |

It looks like Jupiter’s famous Great Red Spot has some company. Astronomers recently discovered a second spot located high in Jupiter’s atmosphere, according to a study published Tuesday in Geophysical Research Letters . According to a press release , astronomers are calling this new spot the “Great Cold Spot.” Ars Technica reports…
Newser

CNN

Opinion: Some Syrians will welcome Trump’s airstrike

April 8, 2017 |

After last night’s airstrikes on a Syrian regime airbase, the world is wondering what the US will do next in this messy, seemingly unsolvable conflict.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Some Russians Are Bitter About Selling Alaska to US

April 1, 2017 |

Thursday marked the 150th anniversary of Russia’s sale of Alaska to the US—and in honor of the occasion, the New York Times takes a look at Russian attitudes toward the sale. Turns out some Russians are pretty bitter about it, claiming that Russia would be even stronger today if…
Newser

Airline groups demand alternatives to electronics ban as some carriers offer free laptops and iPads

April 1, 2017 |

New restrictions on electronic devices for flights to the U.S. from the Middle East and Africa have sparked a strong outcry from the airline industry and new passenger services from three impacted carriers.

Citing intelligence information about terrorist threats, U.S. officials called last week…


L.A. Times – Business

New Treatment for Severe Eczema Making Some Cringe

March 29, 2017 |

The FDA just greenlighted a drug that keeps severe eczema at bay, but it comes with a price tag so steep it’s eliciting its own sort of inflammatory response from critics. Dupixent could finally provide relief to people suffering from severe eczema—which goes beyond mere patches of itchy, dry…
Newser

Creator of Some Our Craziest Game Shows Is Dead

March 22, 2017 |

Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included The Dating Game , The Newlywed Game , and that infamous factory of cheese, The Gong Show , has died at age 87, per AP . Barris died of natural causes Tuesday at his home in Palisades, New York, according to publicist Paul Shefrin. Barris made game…
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