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Korean President’s Bodyguard Giving Internet Some Serious Feelings

May 13, 2017 |

New South Korean president Moon Jae-in was sworn in this week, but it was his bodyguard who—in the words of BuzzFeed —had the internet “feeling the thirrrrrst.” Twitter users were quick to notice a handsome face hanging around in photos of the new president. “If I charge towards the…
Newser

Stocks open lower after some disappointing earnings reports

May 10, 2017 |

Stocks are off to a weak start on Wall Street after several big U.S. companies reported disappointing first-quarter results.

Disney was down 3% in early trading Wednesday after its revenue fell short of forecasts. Priceline slumped 4.8% after its revenue also missed estimates.

Chipmaker Nvidia…


L.A. Times – Business

Dove’s New Bottles Have a Message, and Some Hate It

May 9, 2017 |

Dove’s latest ad idea doesn’t appear on its bottles—it is the bottles. The company has rolled out “limited edition” body wash in the UK packaged in bottles of various shapes, the idea being that women come in various shapes, too. “Every woman’s version of beauty is different and, if…
Newser

Men Who Bought Giant Rabbit Have Some Issues With United

May 8, 2017 |

When it comes to the case of Simon, the dead giant rabbit , United Airlines is down one headache but faces a second. A rep for the airline says it has reached a satisfactory resolution with the British breeder of the giant rabbit, which died after flying from the United Kingdom…
Newser

Flight So Turbulent Some Broke Bones

May 2, 2017 |

Some passengers were hurled to the ceiling Monday when an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Bangkok hit a patch of turbulence so severe that dozens of passengers were injured. The Boeing 777 hit what’s known as “clear air turbulence” around 40 minutes before landing in Bangkok, where 27 passengers were…
Newser

Merkel Says Some Britons Expect Too Much From Brexit Talks

April 28, 2017 |

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that the U.K. risked “wasted time” because some people in the country suffered illusions over how well Britain could fare in talks about the country’s exit from the European Union.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

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