2011

Recent News

Apple will barely feel $14.5B hit. Here's why

It's just 6% of its cash and investments             
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Snapchat makes it easier to create its for-profit geofilters

New tools to make your own filters for Snaps             
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(Self-driving) car wars heat up between Google, Uber

Alphabet exec David Drummond leaves Uber board. Both are pursuing self-driving car tech.             
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Apple-EU tax clash has others asking: Who's next?

The EU has already ruled against Starbucks and is probing Amazon, McDonald's taxes.             
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An emotional Bill Clinton eyes possible exit from foundation

WASHINGTON - When Bill Clinton told the staff of his global charity he would have to step down if Hillary Clinton won the White House, he was vividly clear about how that felt: Worse than a root canal
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US evaluating Taliban video of captive couple

WASHINGTON - The State Department said it is evaluating a video released by the Afghan Taliban showing a Canadian man and his American wife warning that their Afghan captors will kill them unless the
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Popular Finance

Lawmakers offer tax amnesty to pot shops but also threaten to withhold their licenses to operate

Estimating that two-thirds of the medical marijuana stores in California have failed to pay sales taxes, state officials on Tuesday took a carrot-and-stick approach to persuade pot shops to pay th
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Stocks edge down as investors await jobs report

Stocks fell slightly Tuesday in another quiet day on Wall Street. Hesitant investors remained on the sidelines as a slow summer winds down. Shares of the candy company Hershey plunged after it wal
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'Doctor Strange' video explains what 'Doctor Strange' is actually about

Marvel has released a brand new behind-the-scenes featurette explaining “Doctor Strange,” because let’s be real — nobody really knows exactly what this movie is going to be about. The brief clip i
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Even with fewer games, 'Thursday Night Football' is still all right for CBS

For CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus, half of an “NFL Thursday Night Football” package is better than no package at all. “Would we have liked the whole package?” McManus said Tuesday at the networ
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Time to fund 'permanent housing' for homeless

To the editor: Permanent housing with services is a proven, cost-effective approach to moving people from homelessness to stability, and opposing Proposition H will only let this crisis continue t
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The 'bad hair' blues know no racial barriers

To the editor: Unfortunately, the “bad hair” blues are sung by members of all ethnic groups.   (“The ‘bad hair’ barrier for blacks,” Opinion,  Aug. 24) I am a Jewish American woman with Eastern E
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Woman says Chris Brown pointed gun at her and said, 'I'm sick of you girls'

Following a bizarre, hours-long standoff, L.A. police officers began searching the Tarzana home of singer Chris Brown on Tuesday as they hunted for a weapon the performer is said to have used to t
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'Don't Breathe' likely to beat 'Light Between Oceans' and 'Morgan' in Labor Day box office

A pair of new movies shows little promise of unseating last weekend’s surprise horror hit “Don’t Breathe” from the top of the domestic box-office charts, as Hollywood’s rocky summer blockbuster se
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More turbulence over Santa Monica airport closure vote

To the editor: I am not a big fan of flying, but I believe the city of Santa Monica’s effort to close its airport is very shortsighted and wrong. (“Santa Monica again seeks to close airport,” Aug.
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