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  • Google takes 2 steps to protect user privacy

    Google takes 2 steps to protect user privacy

    Google announced two new steps to protect user privacy — moving to scrub personal medical records from search results and halting its long-standing policy of scanning emails to deliver targeted ads. Previously, Google surveyed the contents of emails to provide personalized ads to users of its free...

  • U.S. indexes inch higher as energy stocks claw back some steep losses

    U.S. indexes inch higher as energy stocks claw back some steep losses

    U.S. stock indexes nudged higher Friday after energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier in the week. After meandering up and down through the day, the Standard & Poor's 500 rose 3.80 points, or 0.2%, to end at 2,438.30. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 2.53 points,...

  • Travis Kalanick is no longer Uber’s CEO, but drivers still want him on the hook in lawsuit

    Travis Kalanick is no longer Uber’s CEO, but drivers still want him on the hook in lawsuit

    Recent scandals have put Uber on such shaky ground that a lawyer representing aggrieved drivers has filed a lawsuit against Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp — the ride-hailing firm's co-founders — in case the company doesn't survive long enough to defend itself. Describing the lawsuit filed Thursday...

  • SpaceX again launches and lands a used rocket booster

    SpaceX again launches and lands a used rocket booster

    SpaceX launched a commercial communications satellite Friday with a previously used first-stage booster and then landed the rocket on a floating sea platform, marking a repeat accomplishment for the company. The satellite was deployed to a geostationary transfer orbit about 35 minutes after launch....

  • Tesla wants to develop its own music service

    Tesla wants to develop its own music service

    It may not be enough for the electric car company Tesla to take on the giants of Detroit, like General Motors and Ford. The Palo Alto-based automaker is said to be exploring its very own music streaming service too, a move that would pit the company against market leader Spotify, and the aggressive...

  • This weekend will test SpaceX's ability to step up its launch pace

    This weekend will test SpaceX's ability to step up its launch pace

    SpaceX has a busy weekend ahead. And its outcome could signal whether the company is closing in on a crucial milestone. Starting Friday morning, the Hawthorne space company is planning two satellite launches from opposite coasts with only about 48 hours in between. If the launches come off as planned,...

  • Sears to close 20 more stores

    Sears to close 20 more stores

    Sears is closing an additional 20 stores as the ailing retailer tries to turn around its business. Real estate investment trust Seritage, which owns the 20 properties, confirmed the closings — 18 Sears stores and two Kmart stores — in a government filing Friday. In 2015, Sears Holdings Corp. sold...

  • Urban-style upgrade planned for Warner Center complex as Woodland Hills gets citified

    Urban-style upgrade planned for Warner Center complex as Woodland Hills gets citified

    One of Warner Center’s one-story rambling office parks is poised to go vertical as a new era of urbanization unfolds in the Woodland Hills neighborhood. The proposed $1-billion development by Adler Realty Investments Inc. is one of many big real estate plans coming together in Warner Center, where...

  • Amazon will let shoppers try on clothes before buying

    Amazon will let shoppers try on clothes before buying

    Amazon can’t provide a fitting room for trying on that new pair of jeans before purchasing them, but a new feature for Amazon Prime members is taking a crack at being the next best thing. The company on Tuesday announced Amazon Prime Wardrobe, which will allow users who pay for the e-commerce giant’s...

  • Tesla car on Autopilot warned driver 7 times before fatal crash, safety regulator says

    Tesla car on Autopilot warned driver 7 times before fatal crash, safety regulator says

    A Tesla car in Autopilot mode warned its driver seven times to put his hands on the steering wheel during the 40 minutes before the crash that ended his life last year, a newly released set of reports from the National Transportation Safety Board revealed. The reports, released this week, contain...

  • 'The Mummy' keeps its lead in China's box office

    'The Mummy' keeps its lead in China's box office

    Action-adventure film “The Mummy” topped China’s box office for the second week in a row, although it nearly lost out to more futuristic creatures. The Universal Pictures reboot, staring Chinese favorite Tom Cruise, narrowly beat 20th Century Fox’s “Alien: Covenant,” with $29.2 million in ticket...

  • Stocks falter as oil slides to its lowest price of 2017

    Stocks falter as oil slides to its lowest price of 2017

    U.S. stock indexes retreated from their record heights Tuesday after a slump in the price of oil weighed on energy companies. The Standard & Poor's 500 index slid 16.43 points, or 0.7%, to 2,437.03, and the Dow Jones industrial average fell 61.85 points, or 0.3%, to 21,467.14. Both the S&P 500...

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  • 5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace

    5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace

    Each workday, the average American spends 8.8 hours at work or on work-related activities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s even more time than people spend sleeping. And because we spend so much time at work, it's in your and your employer’s best interest to make workplaces...

  • 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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