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Sears’ CEO proposes breaking up the company; his hedge fund offers to buy some pieces

April 23, 2018 |

The hedge fund run by Sears Holdings Corp.’s chief executive has offered to buy Sears’ popular appliance brand Kenmore and other Sears divisions, moving to break up the company after it failed to find other buyers for the assets.

Sears said it received a letter from Edward Lampert’s ESL Investments…


L.A. Times – Business

‘Heartless’ move by ABC may have resulted in Lara Spencer’s reduced ‘GMA’ role, but some staffers don’t mind

April 18, 2018 |

Controversial TV star Lara Spencer’s role at ABC’s “Good Morning America” is about to be reduced and ABC insiders are thrilled about the decision – regardless of narrative about it being a win for both sides.
FOX News

Europe Has Some Lessons on Tech Regulation

April 13, 2018 |

U.S. lawmakers could look to Europe’s example to seek answers and avoid pitfalls as they study Facebook and weigh tech regulations.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

CNN

Caravan won’t end in Mexico. Some migrants will risk trip to US border

April 5, 2018 |

The caravan of Central American migrants going through Mexico to the US border isn’t ending. Instead, its participants will disperse into smaller groups after reaching Mexico City.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

China Auto Exec on Self-Driving Cars: ‘You Can’t Just Put Some Sensors on Top’

March 31, 2018 |

China has made self-driving auto technology a national priority, but the recent U.S. fatality involving an autonomous test car is prompting calls for the Chinese government to slow down those efforts to ensure public safety.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Some visa applicants may have to fork over social media information to State Dept.

March 30, 2018 |

The State Department is expected to formally publish a set of proposals Friday in the Federal Register that would require some tourists and immigrants coming to the United States to relinquish their social media histories, the Washington Times reported.
FOX News

Facebook Pledges Actions as Some Advertisers Exit

March 24, 2018 |

A handful of marketers suspended advertising on Facebook as the company hustled to quell anxiety about its platform in the wake of revelations that an outside company improperly handled data on tens of millions of its users.
WSJ.com: US Business

Study Reveals Why Some Dinosaurs Had Horns

March 23, 2018 |

The horns and frills of dinosaurs like Triceratops and Styracosaurus weren’t for defending against predators, regulating body temperature, or even attaching fearsome battle helmets , according to a study published this week in Proceedings of the Royal Society B . Rather researchers found the defining features of ceratopsian dinosaurs were actually for…
Newser

Stocks regain some ground after Monday’s stumble, but Facebook falls again

March 20, 2018 |

U.S. stocks were rising Tuesday as energy companies climbed with oil prices and banks moved up along with interest rates. The market was recovering some of its losses from a day ago. Other sectors including healthcare and industrials were also bouncing back. Technology stocks were mostly higher,…


L.A. Times – Business