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  • Al Franken Asks Netflix to Chime in on Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), so far the most visible congressional opponent of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, is asking Netflix to explain if it will mean the cable giant will have the "power and incentive" to act as a gatekeeper of traffic on the...
  • State says new online nursing application should speed up licensing

    State says new online nursing application should speed up licensing
    California is urging new nursing school graduates who have not already applied for a nursing license to do so using an online application instead of submitting a paper form. The new web application is designed to speed up approvals for graduates, said...
  • 4.5 million smartphones were lost or stolen in U.S. in 2013

    4.5 million smartphones were lost or stolen in U.S. in 2013
    A report released Thursday said 4.5 million smartphones were lost or stolen in the U.S. in 2013, up from 2.8 million in 2012. Thefts were largely responsible for the increase in devices that were permanently separated from their owners, according to...
  • NBCUniversal Celebrates Earth Week With New Energy Awareness Campaign

    NBCUniversal is recognizing Earth Week with a new energy awareness campaign called "Lights Off. Screens On." during its seventh annual "Green is Universal" initiative. NBCU properties will actively promote the campaign during its shows, asking...
  • Obamacare enrollments hit 8 million

     Obamacare enrollments hit 8 million
    WASHINGTON — Driven by a last-minute flood of enrollments, particularly in California, sign-ups for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's online marketplaces hit 8 million, President Obama announced Thursday. The total exceeded the...
  • Shopping for companies with charitable causes?

    Shopping for companies with charitable causes?
    Just as consumers make their preferences for cereal flavors or pizzas known with dollars, they can choose to patronize companies that they believe do good in the world. And companies are competing for consumer attention with labels calling out their...
  • Smoke weed, turn into a pothead? Not so fast.

    Smoke weed, turn into a pothead? Not so fast.
    Los Angeles Times Opinion LA blogger Paul Whitefield argues that a just-released study reporting differences in the brain scans of marijuana consumers versus non-users may just validate the stereotype that those who ingest the substance become "potheads."...
  • Climate change demands action [Editorial]

    Climate change demands action  [Editorial]
    The latest findings from the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change are not as bad as some may have expected. Not that climate change isn't worsening — it is. The window to do something about it is still closing, and the potential impact on...
  • Universal Studios Japan to Open Wizarding World of Harry Potter in July

    It's turning into a very Harry Potter-filled summer for Warner Bros. and Universal. Universal Studios Japan will open its version of the "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" theme park on July 15. The expansion of the park in Orlando, which will include the...
  • Student debt holds back many would-be home buyers

    Student debt holds back many would-be home buyers
    Sarah Luna wants to buy a home in up-and-coming northeast Los Angeles before it's too late. At 31, she has a master's degree and earns more than $70,000 as a court reporter and freelance editor. She daydreams about trading the Glendale apartment she...
  • Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of wieners over undisclosed milk

    Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of wieners over undisclosed milk
    Kraft Foods Group Inc. is recalling about 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the packages may instead contain Classic Cheese Dogs made with milk, a known allergen.  The product labels are incorrect, as they do not reflect the...