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Government: Weiner Should Do Prison Time for Teen Sex Crime

September 21, 2017 |

Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner is more than a serial digital philanderer—he’s a danger to the public who deserves two years in prison for encouraging a 15-year-old girl to engage in online sex acts, prosecutors told a judge Wednesday. The AP reports a Manhattan judge is scheduled to sentence…
Newser

The gender wage gap just shrank for the first time in a decade

September 16, 2017 |

This week, the Census Bureau reported some bright news: Middle-class incomes rose last year to the highest level ever recorded, a long-awaited sign of healing from the Great Recession.

Along gender lines, the numbers revealed a more complicated story. Women are closing the pay gap with men — the…


L.A. Times – Business

CNN

For first time in 300 years, no one is living on Barbuda

September 16, 2017 |

When Hurricane Irma ravaged the Caribbean island of Barbuda, the storm left it “uninhabitable.” And, now, for the first time in 300 years, no one lives there.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

Time is running out for California Internet privacy bill hated by industry

September 10, 2017 |

As the clock ticks down on the current California legislative session, it’s increasingly looking like phone and cable companies have succeeded in killing off a bill aimed at giving state residents more control over Internet privacy.

AB 375, authored by Assemblyman Ed Chau (D-Arcadia), was introduced…


L.A. Times – Business

TMZ

Oscar De La Hoya On Lingerie Pics: ‘Bad Time In My Life’

September 7, 2017 |

Oscar De La Hoya is addressing those infamous lingerie photos that have followed him around for years — saying they were taken at a “bad time in my life” … but he’s a better person now. The boxing legend was asked about the shots during an…

TMZ.com

Lego sales drop for first time in 13 years. The plan: Cut jobs and ‘reset the company’

September 5, 2017 |

Lego has decided it’s time to break down the blocks and start again.

After using new ventures such as films and new toy lines to build up sales since a near-bankruptcy in 2004, the company seems to have hit a peak. Its sales are now falling for the first time in 13 years, and it says it needs to…


L.A. Times – Business

Lego: Time to Simplify as Profits Slump

September 5, 2017 |

Danish toy maker Lego will cut 1,400 jobs, or about 8% of its global workforce, after reporting a decline in sales and profits in the first half of 2017. The privately held company said Tuesday that its revenue dropped 5% to $ 2.4 billion in the first six months…
Newser

TMZ

‘Pan’ Star Levi Miller Flies into Another $150K for ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Role

September 4, 2017 |

Levi Miller’s star has been on the rise since he landed the lead role of Peter in “Pan” … and so has the kid’s bank account — we just learned he’s bankin’ some serious cash for his new flick. The 14-year-old actor scored at least $ 150,000 to play…

TMZ.com

Plastic Bag Users Face Jail Time Under New Kenya Law

August 28, 2017 |

Using a plastic bag in Kenya now comes with a hefty price. According to the Guardian , offenders of a new law banning plastic bags in the eastern African country can face up to four years in jail or fines up to $ 40,000. Ten years in the making, the “world’s…
Newser

Why Amazon Isn’t Ready for Prime Time in China

August 27, 2017 |

The American e-commerce giant hasn’t been able to increase its tiny share of the market as Chinese competitors offer many of the same perks without requiring a membership.
WSJ.com: US Business