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  • Ben Norman
  • 11 Days ago
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Investor proposes three-way split of California

Could California ever split into thirds? Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper recently proposed a division of California into three regions: Northern California, Southern California, and California. The crazy part is: it could actually appear on the ballot in November. The proposal received over 400,000 signatures, due primarily to the financial support of Draper, who invested […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Did the scandal actually affect Facebook’s stocks?

Facebook first-quarter reports show that its earnings and shares are all soaring up. The company has far exceeded Wall Street predictions. Despite the horrendous scandal that Facebook had gone through just weeks ago, it seems that the company is still going strong in its stocks, as reported by Business Insider. Click here to be directed […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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Are we giving up that cup of Joe? California Judge Takes Stand

Coffee contains acrylamide, a substance that causes cancer. California requires coffee companies to put warning labels on the item.  Almost a hundred companies that produce coffee, including Starbucks have been filed a lawsuit against by the Council for Education and Research on Toxics, a nonprofit group. The charges were based on the grounds of violation […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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Uber loses to Waymo in self-driving vehicle service

Uber’s autonomous vehicle kills a pedestrian in Arizona. Waymo, Google’s self-running car service, further expands its business. Smart gadgets have been around for some time now. Subsequently, people are looking into further innovation towards larger machines now, like motor vehicles. Some of the people who share this view are Uber executives. They believe that vehicles […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 4 Months ago
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Jeff Bezos, First Centi-Billionaire in America

Jeff Bezos, the co-founder of Amazon has officially made it all the way to the top of Forbes list of world’s billionaires. Moreover, he has become the first and only person in America to acquire the title of centi-billionaire at a total worth of $127 billion, as determined by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. He has […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 10 Months ago
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Amazon Instant Pickup will give customers their orders in two minutes

In this age of instant gratification, eCommerce retailers like Amazon face a dilemma. A consumer can make a purchase in seconds with a few clicks of a mouse or taps on a screen—it doesn’t get much more instant than that. Then, though, customers must wait for days or weeks before they get their hands on the […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 11 Months ago
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Tesla’s semi-truck will be electric, Autonomous

Tesla will meet with the California and Nevada Departments of Motor Vehicles to talk about testing a semi-truck in those states, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.  In April, CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company planned to “unveil” an electric semi-truck in September. Many had speculated that that vehicle would be autonomous or semi-autonomous. “It’s at least […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 11 Months ago
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Investors bought exclusive community in San Francisco–and residents didn’t even know

The 35 mega-mansions on Presidio Terrace in San Francisco each cost many millions of dollars. They have been homes to some of Washington’s political elite, including House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and California senator Dianne Feinstein. In 2015, Michael Cheng and Tina Lam bought the street itself and its common areas—everything except the houses—for $90,000, […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 11 Months ago
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Cannabis Company Purchases an Entire Town in Eastern CA

According to an Associated Press report published by Business Insider, cannabis company American Green, Inc. announced Thursday that it is in the process of purchasing the entire town of Nipton, CA, which spans 80 acres and is home to less than two dozen residents, with the intention of turning it into “an energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 12 Months ago
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True Religion Apparel Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Submits Reconstruction Plan

True Religion Apparel, Inc. announced Wednesday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. The company joins a host of fellow California apparel enterprises, including American Apparel Inc., Pacific Sunwear of California Inc., Nasty Gal Inc. and Wet Sea, who have also gone bankrupt. The outbreak of retail failures comes as consumers continue to […]
  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • 12 Months ago
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Roundup Facing Potential Warning Label

California is becoming the first state to require popular weed killer Roundup to come up with a label warning that it is known to cause cancer. Roundup’s main ingredient is glyphosate, a chemical that will appear on California’s list of potentially cancerous chemicals. With the new addition, Roundup may be required to add a warning […]
  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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California Attempts to Built up Legal Marijuana Market

As the legal marijuana market continues to grow, the government of California is set to a rather difficult task. They must form the regulations that will govern California’s legal marijuana market. California joins twenty-six other states, and the District of Columbia, who already have some form of laws surrounding the ever-growing legal marijuana market. Many […]
  • Anahit Moumjian
  • 1 year ago
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Unemployment Rate Drops in California to 5.2%

The state of California saw 3,700 new jobs created in December, bringing the unemployment rate down .1 percent from November and .7 percent from the end of 2015 to 5.2% The national average rate was 5% in December. Robert Klienhenz, an economist at Los Angeles-based Beacon Economics says “An unemployment rate in the 5% range is […]
  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 2 Years ago
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Uber Defies DMV; Self-Driving Cars Still Being Tested in California

Uber says that it will continue to test its self-driving cars despite being told by the California DMV to cease all testing. The California Department of Motor Vehicles threatened to take action unless Uber shuts down all testing within the city of San Francisco unless the company obtains a permit to do so. Uber doesn’t […]
  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 2 Years ago
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Michigan Makes History With Self-Driving Cars

Governor Rick Snyder approved a legislation that will allow Michigan to be the first state to test and sell self-driving cars. The law will allow the testing of cars that lack a steering wheel or brake pedal. Companies like Ford, Fiat Chrysler, and Uber came together to help form the legislation. Once the technology is […]
  • Leanne Coelho
  • 3 Years ago
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Disney Theme Park Bans Selfie Stick

These days, taking a selfie once every five seconds has become a mundane affair. The act of taking a selfie during social interactions and inconvenient situations should in fact be doomed as bad etiquette in the handbook of good manners. To make matters worse, the invention of the selfie stick and its gaining popularity took […]
  • Leanne Coelho
  • 3 Years ago
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A DNA Test Proves that KFC did not Serve Rat

About a few days ago, KFC came under the fire after a botched order. Even though a messed up order does not seem too serious, this one definitely was an exception. A customer from California by the name of Devorise Dixon was served a strange looking piece of fried chicken at a restaurant branch in […]
  • Leanne Coelho
  • 3 Years ago
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KFC Served Deep-Fried Rat to a Customer

Being a popular chain of fast-food restaurants doesn’t always mean that it will be in the news for good reason. In fact, over the past few months KFC has had several complaints and unsatisfied customers. Even the KFC business in China is not doing as well as it used over the past years. But for […]
  • Will Innes
  • 3 Years ago
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Intel Bets on its Future with Altera

Intel has reached an agreement to purchase Altera, a producer of microprocessors, for $16.7 billion. Altera, founded in 1983, is known for its FPGA (field programmable gate arrays) products. These are chips that can be programed to execute a plethora of computational commands. Altera FPGAs are used in every day devices like cars and optical […]
  • Will Innes
  • 3 Years ago
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Los Angeles to Raise its Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

The minimum wage debate in the United States took a turn this week when the Los Angeles City Counsel voted to raise the minimum wage from $9 to $15 per hour. This increase will occur incrementally over the next five years with the per-year rate sitting at $1.50. In Los Angeles, more than half of […]
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