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  • Uber reveals how white and male its workforce is

    Uber reveals how white and male its workforce is

    Uber Technologies Inc. shed light on the gender and racial diversity of its workforce for the first time Tuesday, releasing a batch of data that even its recruiters reportedly couldn’t access. The numbers show the ride-hailing giant is enduring the same struggles as much of the tech industry to...

  • Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features, and Snap stock falls

    Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features, and Snap stock falls

    The Facebook app’s introduction of Snapchat-like features sent shares of Snap Inc. tumbling Tuesday. Facebook Inc. said it wants to let people’s cameras “do the talking,” as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text. That’s both a compliment and a big challenge to Snapchat,...

  • Amgen plans to shuffle and cut hundreds of jobs

    Amgen plans to shuffle and cut hundreds of jobs

    Hundreds of Amgen employees in Thousand Oaks will relocate to other cities or change jobs, and some will be laid off, the biotech giant has said. The company sent an announcement to staff last week, saying that it notified almost 500 people about “changes to their roles” over the next year and...

  • Elon Musk's Neuralink brain chips might someday fight the robot uprising

    Elon Musk's Neuralink brain chips might someday fight the robot uprising

    Elon Musk is starting yet another company, this time to create implantable brain chips to treat neurological disorders and one day, perhaps, protect us from evil robot overlords. In a tweet Monday night, Musk confirmed a Wall Street Journal article on the new company, called Neuralink. “Long Neuralink...

  • Stocks get a boost from consumer confidence and hopes for tax cuts

    Stocks get a boost from consumer confidence and hopes for tax cuts

    Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stock indexes sharply higher Tuesday, snapping an eight-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average. The rally was broad, with materials and industrial companies among the biggest gainers. Energy stocks notched a big gain as crude oil prices...

  • Stocks sink early on Washington worries before paring losses

    Stocks sink early on Washington worries before paring losses

    Worries that Washington may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought knocked stock indexes down hard early Monday, but they clawed back most of their losses and ended the day mixed. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 2.39 points, or 0.1%, to 2,341.59 for its seventh drop in the...

  • Snap shares jump as IPO insiders encourage buying or holding the stock

    Snap shares jump as IPO insiders encourage buying or holding the stock

    Shares of Snapchat maker Snap Inc. jumped Monday, closing at their highest price in three weeks. The leap — shares rose $1.09, or 4.8%, to $23.83 — followed several stock analysts’ new recommendations to buy or hold on to shares of the Los Angeles company. The analysts had been barred from publicizing...

  • Trump to unveil team that will use business ideas to overhaul government

    Trump to unveil team that will use business ideas to overhaul government

    President Trump plans to unveil a new White House office Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises — such as reforming care for veterans and fighting opioid addiction — by harvesting ideas from the business world and, potentially, privatizing...

  • New York mayor says 'Fearless Girl' statue can stay til February 2018

    New York mayor says 'Fearless Girl' statue can stay til February 2018

    Mayor Bill de Blasio says the wildly popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" will be allowed to remain through February 2018. De Blasio says the artwork, called "Fearless Girl," has inspired many people and "fueled powerful conversations about women in leadership."...

  • California Inc.: Long Beach plays host to 'Pulse of the Ports' shipping event

    California Inc.: Long Beach plays host to 'Pulse of the Ports' shipping event

    Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section. I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week. Steady (albeit unspectacular) improvement in the Golden State: We learned Friday that employers...

  • Why California stinks for first-time home buyers

    Why California stinks for first-time home buyers

    If you’re a millennial living in California, buying your first home doesn’t come any harder. California ranked as the toughest state in the nation for first-time home buyers, who typically would be in the millennial age bracket of 18 to 34, according to a recent report by Claes Bell, an analyst...

  • The old magazine scam is alive and well. Here's how to fight back

    The old magazine scam is alive and well. Here's how to fight back

    Dear Liz: I got scammed by a magazine company a year ago. I thought the call was about two magazines I wanted to stop as I was moving. The woman talked fast and took me through the steps with my bank card (which was stupid of me, I now know) as if she was helping and at the end she said, “Oh, those...

  • Writers Guild of America will ask members to authorize a strike as contract talks falter

    Writers Guild of America will ask members to authorize a strike as contract talks falter

    After two weeks of contract talks, leaders of the Writers Guild of America are asking union members to give them the authority to call a strike. The union called for the strike authorization vote — a tactic that unions use to gain leverage in negotiations — after talks broke down with the Alliance...

  • Uber suspends its self-driving car tests after one of its SUVs was struck in Arizona

    Uber suspends its self-driving car tests after one of its SUVs was struck in Arizona

    After a self-driving Uber SUV was struck in a high-impact collision Friday night, the ride-hailing company is suspending tests of its autonomous vehicles while it investigates. Officials say Uber’s SUV was operating on its own when it was hit by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection...

  • LAX trains workers to provide 'gold standard' service for fliers

    LAX trains workers to provide 'gold standard' service for fliers

    Los Angeles International Airport was recently ranked one of the 10 most improved airports in the world. But SkyTrax, the air-transport industry research company that gave LAX that ranking, also listed the facility as the 86th best airport in the world, behind airports in Russia, South Korea, Colombia...

  • The Porsche Macan proves to be a sure-footed beast in the snow

    The Porsche Macan proves to be a sure-footed beast in the snow

    I rarely succumb to envy. On a journalist’s salary, it’s better not to. I lust not for the Range Rovers, the BMW X5s or the Audi Q5s driven by parents at my fifth-grader’s fancy pants private school. When my daughter, my wife and I drive up to Lake Tahoe from Berkeley — as we do nearly every weekend...

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  • 6 pet-related businesses you can start today

    6 pet-related businesses you can start today

    Starting your own business can nurture your entrepreneurial spirit, earn you some money and give you the opportunity to spend more time with your family — including your pets. So what job can you do that doesn't necessarily require a degree, affords you time flexibility, is in a growing industry...

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    Doughnut Plant founder Mark Isreal brought his latest creation to life with the help of 80,000 points earned with his Chase Ink card. Here's how he pulled it off. Save Save

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    JPMorgan Chase commissioned Forrester Consulting to research the digital wallet opportunity from the audiences who determine the technology’s future: merchants and their customers. Save Save

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