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Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis Says He’ll Whoop Any UFC Fighter, Just Like Floyd

March 16, 2018 |

Floyd Mayweather’s protege is gunnin’ for the Octagon, too — and if he gets the chance to cross over, he says he’ll beat ANY UFC FIGHTER in his division. Boxing star Gervonta “Tank” Davis — the co-headliner for Mayweather vs. McGregor — has been…

With sale to Amazon, doorbell start-up Ring goes from ‘Shark Tank’ reject to L.A. tech scene’s latest success

February 28, 2018 |

If Amazon succeeds in turning Alexa into the brains of the modern smart home, then Ring will provide the eyes.

In a deal that expands Amazon’s network of internet-connected household gadgets — and with it, the e-commerce giant’s reach into customers’ homes — the Seattle company has agreed to buy…

L.A. Times – Business

Yellen to join Brookings Institution think tank after stepping down as Federal Reserve chief

February 4, 2018 |

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen won’t be joining the ranks of the unemployed she worked to try to reduce during her tenure leading the nation’s central bank..

Yellen, 71, whose term as Fed chief ends on Saturday, will start Monday as a distinguished fellow in residence in the economic…

L.A. Times – Business

Man Drives Tank Into Store, Steals Bottle of Wine

January 12, 2018 |

On Wednesday morning in a Russian town just south of the Arctic Circle, a tank rumbled through the snowy streets before crashing into a convenience store, the Independent reports. Reuters notes that witnesses at the scene “did not seem particularly disturbed by the incident.” It all started when a man…

When Driving Getaway Car, Be Sure to Do it on a Full Tank

December 10, 2017 |

Police say a getaway car ran out of gas after an armed robbery near Atlanta, leading to the speedy arrest of two suspects. Gwinnett County police Cpl. Michele Pihera says 18-year-old Najee Logan and 21-year-old Justin Larry were charged with armed robbery after their arrest early Tuesday after officers found…

‘Shark Tank’ passed on his company. Now John Tabis is disrupting the flower industry, one bouquet at a time

October 13, 2017 |

Shark Tank passed on it, but John Tabis’ company, the Bouqs, is disrupting the way we buy flowers, selling direct to consumers and cutting out scores of middlemen.
L.A. Times – Business

Space start-ups get their ‘Shark Tank’ moment

April 9, 2017 |

Scott Montgomerie knew his start-up, Scope AR, was onto something when large crowds gathered to watch a demonstration of its augmented reality training program at a 2012 mining industry conference.
L.A. Times – Business

Cops: Florida Man Had Bizarre Plan to Tank Target Stock

February 17, 2017 |

A Florida man is in custody charged with plotting a bombing campaign as part of a bizarre investment strategy. Investigators say Mark Charles Barnett, 48, planned to put 10 bombs disguised as food items on the shelves of Target stores along the East Coast, NBC reports. Court documents state that…

SpaceX says failure of helium storage tank caused September rocket explosion

January 2, 2017 |

Four months after a Falcon 9 rocket exploded on a Florida launch pad, SpaceX has determined that the cause was a failed composite overwrapped pressure vessel used to store liquid helium.

In the final update to its investigation released Monday, the Hawthorne space company said one of three such…

L.A. Times – Business