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Chinese Navy Begins Live-Fire Drills Off Korean Peninsula

Earlier this week, Seoul asked the US to delay joint military exercises with Japan until after the Winter Olympics, ostensibly to avoid provoking North Korea ahead of the 2018 Winter Games. The timing of the request is suspicious - having...Show More Summary

Bay Area's soaring housing costs driving away high earners, too

New study of migration and incomes show price pressure creeping up San Francisco’s socio-economic ladder. Reporting about the rising real estate and housing costs in San Francisco and the Bay Area isn’t exactly breaking news. But a new...Show More Summary

A photo from the CEO of Goldman Sachs is fueling Twitter takeover chatter and the stock is surging (TWTR)

Twitter's stock surged as much as 7.3% on Thursday after Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein tweeted a picture of himself at the company's headquarters. Goldman had reportedly advised Twitter in takeover discussions with Disney last year,...Show More Summary

Industrial Production Disappoints In November - Remains Below 2014 Peak

"Recovery" is a funny word that seems to mean very different things to different people... Industrial Production rose just 0.2% in November (below the 0.3% rise expected) but October was revised higher from 0.9% to 1.2% amid storm reconstruction. And...Show More Summary

MIT develops a glowing plant that could one day replace desk lamps

The team is working on creating a bioluminescent desk lamp powered by the plant’s metabolism Lighting accounts for roughly 20 percent of the world’s energy consumption, so why not make it greener? Literally. A team of MIT engineers have...Show More Summary

10 things you need to know today (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, ORCL, JPM, DIX, FOXA)

Here is what you need to know. The FCC repeals net neutrality. The Federal Communications Commission voted 3 to 2 in favor of repealing net neutrality, which paves the way for broadband providers to sell different tiers of internet service...Show More Summary

What Would You Like To Do?

Let’s say, hypothetically, that you had the whole day free today, and you could just call up any friends you wanted and they’d come over – or you can stay alone if you prefer. What would you do today? Some people might list some sort of fun activity – maybe a solo activity, or maybe one with a group. Show More Summary

RIP AIM: An era of truly embarrassing communication has ended

AIM is now away, permanently. AOL announced back in October that its beloved Instant Messenger service would be discontinued. Sadly, that day has arrived. AIM may be ded, but our memories will live on 4ever. All good things come to an end. Show More Summary

Uprising at Burbank AMC after ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ starts without sound

A disturbance in the force left dozens of "Star Wars" fans angry when anticipated film plays without sound at Burbank theater.

Is The Oil Glut Set To Return?

Authored by Nick Cunningham via, For the second month in a row, the IEA has poured cold water onto the oil market, publishing an analysis that suggests 2018 could hold some bearish surprises for crude. The IEA’s December Oil Market Report dramatically revises up the expected growth of U.S. Show More Summary

Classical music in 2017: After an astounding year, the L.A. Phil deserves a top 10 list of its own

Now look what the Los Angeles Philharmonic has done. It isn’t enough to be America’s most important orchestra, a progressive opera company, a leader in enlightened arts administration, a major festival maker, an unbelievably fertile factory for new music, an international trailblazer in community...

Industrial Production Increased 0.2% in November

From the Fed: Industrial production and Capacity Utilization Industrial production moved up 0.2 percent in November after posting an upwardly revised increase of 1.2 percent in October. Manufacturing production also rose 0.2 percent in November, its third consecutive monthly gain. Show More Summary

2018 Chevy Colorado 4WD LT: Finally, a midsized truck that isn't built too big

I’ve been driving trucks lately. All kinds of trucks. Some work trucks. Some play trucks. Some best for long-haul driving. Some best for off-road. But they were all huge. From the Ford F-150 to the Ram 1500 to the Nissan Titan, the 2017 pickups are massive. Climbing into the driver’s seat requires...

The year the art came down

The protesters arrived two by two, wearing black suits and face masks that bore the face of the museum’s curator of 20th century art. It was the summer of 1981 and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was celebrating a trio of exhibitions marking the city’s bicentennial with a Champagne reception...

Best architecture in 2017: In a tough year, plenty of highlights

This was a year that saw building booms continue in several American cities, including Los Angeles and Seattle, along with backlashes against those booms from homeowner groups and others. It was marked by a return to basic, even stoic architecture after a couple decades of flamboyant form-making....

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