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Los Angeles has long attracted wealthy individuals willing to spend millions of dollars for a sprawling estate in the chaparral hills above the city or along its fabled coast. But in addition to m
Australian shares are higher after US central bank leaves rates on hold, while Japanese shares continue to be battered by yen strength.
Facebook beat Wall Street expectations, posting stronger earnings for the second-quarter, NBC News reported. The company reported $6.44 billion in revenue, according to a release posted after the end
CALGARY - Fierce wildfires that swept through northern Alberta's oilsands region in May have delivered a $735-million net loss for Suncor Energy. The Calgary-based company said late Wednesday the fir
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The woman, Sandra J. Horbach, will be among the most senior women in private equity, a world long known as the province of white men.
Some Fox News employees say there is an internal split inside the network, pitting those who support Roger Ailes against those who do not.
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Star Mike Colter says representing black culture is a lot to carry on his shoulders.             
Matt Damon talks about destroying the Las Vegas Strip in his new movie 'Jason Bourne.'             
Matt Damon is back in 'Jason Bourne.'             
The executive chef of the MGM Grand Detroit casino cooks a gourmet ramen dish, chicken skewers and a cobbler             
Keep the kitchen cool and cook outdoors this evening with a simple grilled shrimp recipe. Fix a quick batch of chermoula (a North African spice blend combining bright, fresh lemon, garlic, ginger,
Saison means “season” in French, as the beer style of that name originated in the farmhouses along the border of France and Belgium at a time when the warming days of spring meant an end to a wint
Seattle Times reader Cheri Kopp’s colorful photo of berry boxes at the Port Townsend farmers market is the winner of our July photo contest.
Latest Tech
Strong smartphone sales help Samsung Electronics post its best quarterly results in more than two years.
The next content wave is video and it could help Facebook tap into TV advertising budgets.             
Dell Inspiron 13 and 15-inch range come standard with 8GB DDR4 RAM and offer up to 9+ hours of battery life. Dell’s Inspiron range comes with Windows 10 OS.
Twitter has rolled out 'Night Mode' for its app on Android, while its availability on iOS remains in the dark
Indus OS plans to put its mobile OS in 1 out of every 6 smartphone sold in India by 2017
A recent examination of British and American English language shows that publications now largely use the American version, swapping words like ‘centre’ for ‘center’ after the 1880s.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckeberg told Bloomberg that they plan to use virtual reality to connect all the 7 billion people in the world and believes this technology will lead to a new frontier - telepathy
Latest Health
(Reuters Health) - Toddlers who spend a lot of time in a noisy environment may have a harder time learning to speak, a small study suggests.
(Reuters Health) - Women with later menarche and later menopause are more likely to reach age 90 than those whose reproductive milestones come at earlier ages, suggests a new study.
(Reuters Health) - Inducing labor doesn’t appear to increase the baby's odds of autism, a new study suggests.
(Reuters) - Diagnostic-testing company Alere Inc has received a U.S. Department of Justice subpoena seeking patient-billing records related to Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare, the company said on Wedne
Adults should eat no more than 6g of salt a day. But some dips contain almost a third of this in half a pot, Consensus Action on Salt and Health has revealed. Pictured is the saltiest (left) and le
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - BHP Billiton will book a charge of up to $1.3 billion to cover the costs of a dam disaster last November at the Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil, putting it on course to report it
HealthDay News Shared lifestyles and surroundings may play as strong a role as genes in diseases that run in families, a new study indicates.
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July 27 (Reuters) - Asset manager AllianceBernstein Holding LP said on Wednesday it will not proceed with a deal to buy a fund from hedge fund Visium Asset Management LP.
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Latest Sport
All those empty seats on a toasty afternoon in Chavez Ravine and a controversial television deal that prevents so many fans from watching games at home might have been a blessing for the Dodgers o
A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick have agreed to a one-year deal worth $12 million, ending months of speculation and uncertainty surrounding the team'
Usain Bolt has touched down in Rio de Janeiro, ready to fine-tune his preparations for another bid at an Olympic double in the 100- and 200-meter sprints
NBA commissioner Adam Silver loved seeing Darryl Dawkins in his official role as an NBA Legend. Steeped in his Chocolate Thunder persona, the indestructible dunking force that
Playing without Johnathan Thurston is less of a problem than it ever has been for North Queensland, but here's the thing… they are facing the Melbourne Storm.
Bulldogs forward David Klemmer has enlisted the services of former Australian representative Jim Dymock to help him complete his shift to the back row.
Is their truth in the old adage that with every win you are one game closer to a loss? The Titans are ready to end the streak when they take on the Sharks.
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