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  • 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...
  • Fox Consumer Products Expands Into Asia

    BEIJING - Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products is to set up its first branch in the Asia Pacific region. It has appointed Pinky David as VP to run the new offshoot that handles licensing and retail programs. She will be based in Singapore. "Pinky...
  • General Mills abandons mandatory arbitration after consumer outcry

    General Mills abandons mandatory arbitration after consumer outcry
    General Mills Inc., maker of Cheerios and other grocery staples, has reversed a recent change to its online legal policy after an outcry by consumers. The policy had been quietly updated last week to include terms under which any dispute with the...
  • In Aereo case, Supreme Court to weigh public (performance) vs. private

    In Aereo case, Supreme Court to weigh public (performance) vs. private
    The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in the most important copyright case of the year, and possibly the most important one since it took up file-sharing piracy in MGM vs. Grokster. The new case, ABC vs. Aereo, tests the reach of a...
  • Aereo fights for future before the Supreme Court

    It is about the size of a dime and light as a feather. But in the eyes of the broadcast television industry, an Aereo antenna might as well be a hundred feet tall and weigh a thousand pounds. The big networks claim it is illegal and could destroy...
  • Cheerios maker gets bowled over

    General Mills, maker of Cheerios and Wheaties, thinks it deserves credit for reversing itself after quietly trying to strip customers of their constitutional right to a day in court. But that's like a homeowner saying he deserves credit for putting...
  • Supreme Court seems inclined to bolster truth-in-labeling laws

    WASHINGTON — In a case that could strengthen truth-in-labeling laws, Supreme Court justices on Monday voiced deep skepticism about Coca-Cola's Pomegranate Blueberry juice that is 99.4% apple and grape juice, saying the name would probably fool...