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Government shutdown: FDA does less for food safety than you probably think

January 13, 2019 |

Three weeks into the federal government shutdown, a new worry has emerged: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s food-safety inspections.

On Wednesday, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted that his agency would work to continue inspections, but subject to limitations. Shortly afterward, he…


L.A. Times – Business

Authorities Think They Have Answers in String of Mysterious Shootings

January 8, 2019 |

Authorities think they finally have an answer after two years of mysterious shootings in Southern California’s Santa Monica Mountains, the AP reports. A 42-year-old parolee has been charged with killing a man as he camped with his daughters in a Malibu state park and shooting at 10 other campers and…
Newser

2018’s Most Lucrative Tour Is Not Who You Might Think

December 19, 2018 |

A new industry report not only indicates that music lovers are flocking in droves to concerts, but also that if you had to book one act to appear at your stadium or arena, put your money on Ed Sheeran. That’s because he not only made more money touring this year…
Newser

TMZ

Jay-Z Takes Direct Shots at Trump on Meek Mill Track, Many Think It’s a Kanye Jab

November 30, 2018 |

Jay-Z’s taking direct aim at President Trump with some new lyrics, and while a lot of people think he’s also ripping Kanye West … our sources say that’s a huge misinterpretation. The buzz is over Jay’s verse on Meek Mill’s new track, “What’s…

TMZ.com

Possible Ghosn Defense: He Didn’t Think He Needed to Report Deferred Pay

November 27, 2018 |

Carlos Ghosn received tens of millions of dollars in deferred compensation at Nissan Motor and told colleagues that he was acting appropriately when he didn’t report that money in financial disclosures.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

The stock market is even worse than you think it is

November 25, 2018 |

The stock market is no longer not just not great — it’s downright awful. In fact, after Tuesday’s 550-point plunge in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 2018’s market meltdown, at least in terms of valuations, now ranks among the worst of the last few decades.

The price-to-earnings multiple of the…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump in Cali: ‘I Think … Everybody’s Seen the Light’

November 18, 2018 |

From the ashes of a mobile home and RV park, President Donald Trump said Saturday he came to the heart of California’s killer wildfire to fully grasp the scale of the desolation wrought on the landscape, the AP reports. “We’re going to have to work quickly. … Hopefully this is going…
Newser

Think You’ve Got a Handle on Foreign Languages? Meet Thaksin

November 17, 2018 |

A young boy who’s picked up parts of at least 12 languages and dialects while selling souvenirs to tourists at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple complex is about to get a change of scenery—and a free education. Thaksin first won hearts around the world in a viral video showing him…
Newser

Charles at 70: Think of ‘Our Grandchildren’

November 14, 2018 |

Britain’s Prince Charles is turning 70 with a family birthday party, and a firm commitment to his environmentalist views. Charles is due to have tea on Wednesday with a group of people who are also turning 70 this year, before a Buckingham Palace party thrown by his mother, Queen Elizabeth…
Newser

Julia Roberts, Done at 51? ‘I Think That’s Made Up’

October 28, 2018 |

Julia Roberts just turned 51, and for her it’s the biggest shrug—why would anyone care? “I think that’s made up, that at a certain age, the bell is going to ring and you are done,” she says, per ABC News . “I don’t think anybody buys into that. I don’t…
Newser