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McDonald's expands its move away from antibiotics in poultry

McDonald’s said Wednesday that it is broadening its move away from serving chicken fed with certain antibiotics. The fast-food titan said it will no longer buy chicken raised in other countries that has been treated with antibiotics also used by humans and deemed important to fighting serious infection....

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    Up from the ashes: Samsung unveils its Note 8 phone

    Samsung is trying to move past last year's disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking — and lower battery capacity. The South Korean tech giant is no longer trying to squeeze more battery power into each phone. Last year's...

  • Wal-Mart and Google team up on voice-activated shopping, challenging Amazon

    Wal-Mart and Google team up on voice-activated shopping, challenging Amazon

    Wal-Mart is diving into voice-activated shopping. But unlike online leader Amazon, it's not doing it alone. The world's largest retailer said Wednesday that it's working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items from laundry detergent to Legos for voice shopping through Google Assistant....

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    Jukin Media expands its viral video empire in Culver City

    Jukin Media, the company behind viral sensations such as Pizza Rat and Chewbacca Mask Lady, will nearly double its office space in Culver City to produce more original programming off its trove of user-generated video clips. The company, which buys the rights to amateur videos that are shared widely...

  • Six Flags Magic Mountain will be open 365 days a year

    Six Flags Magic Mountain will be open 365 days a year

    Good news for thrill-seekers: Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia and its stomach-churning roller-coaster collection will operate every day of the year, starting Jan. 1. The expansion represents an attempt to transition from a niche regional theme park to a major destination resort like Southern...

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    Millennials are spending big on trendy places to sweat

    Carla Zuniga is punching a heavy bag as if she were preparing for a title fight, although she’s really a 35-year-old hair stylist doing her regular workout. Zuniga isn’t sweating at some low-fee, big-box fitness chain. Prevail Boxing is a 1,500-square-foot studio in Los Angeles that charges $250...

  • Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo

    Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo

    At the height of the day’s solar eclipse in New York, Google finally revealed the name of its latest Android operating system — in honor of another dark disc: the Oreo. The company turned the beloved cookie into a superhero based on the familiar Android robot logo. Google traditionally names its...

  • Stocks barely move as calm returns to the market

    Stocks barely move as calm returns to the market

    U.S. stocks were nearly flat Monday, as the Standard & Poor's 500 index steadied following back-to-back losses the last two weeks. This week may be a calmer one for the stock market, after an uncharacteristically bumpy stretch shook what had been an incredibly smooth ride higher for stocks this...

  • Elon Musk and AI experts urge U.N. to ban artificial intelligence in weapons

    Elon Musk and AI experts urge U.N. to ban artificial intelligence in weapons

    Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk has joined dozens of CEOs of artificial intelligence companies in signing an open letter urging the United Nations to ban the use of AI in weapons before the technology gets out of hand. The letter was published Monday — the same day the U.N.’s Group of...

  • Pebble Beach 2017: Complete list of Concours D'Elegance winners

    Pebble Beach 2017: Complete list of Concours D'Elegance winners

    The tallies are in, the judges’ ballots are all counted, and the trophies have all gone home with the winners. Here are the celebrants, listed by category, as provided by the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance. COMPLETE LIST OF 2017 WINNERS Best of Show 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer Bruce...

  • Sempra Energy bids $9.45 billion for Oncor, topping Warren Buffett's offer

    Sempra Energy bids $9.45 billion for Oncor, topping Warren Buffett's offer

    Sempra Energy is buying Texas power transmitter Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash, wresting it away from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. Sempra said Monday that it will also pick up $9.35 billion of the company's debt. To gain possession of Oncor, Sempra will acquire the reorganized Energy Future...

  • Pebble Beach 2017: Final automobile auction numbers down from 2016

    Pebble Beach 2017: Final automobile auction numbers down from 2016

    A new record was set for a British car sale, a new record was set for a McLaren car sale, and a new auction house joined the action during the just-concluded Monterey Car Week, but the total auction sales figure was down slightly from 2016. RM Sotheby broke existing British car records when it...

  • China's Great Wall Motors considers bid for Fiat Chrysler's Jeep unit 

    China's Great Wall Motors considers bid for Fiat Chrysler's Jeep unit 

    Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors is considering making a bid to buy Fiat Chrysler's Jeep unit, spokespeople for the Chinese company said Monday, in a possible ambitious new step onto the global stage for one of China's fast-growing auto brands. Great Wall has yet to formally declare its interest...

  • California Inc.: Eclipse day is here, but be careful of some safety glasses

    California Inc.: Eclipse day is here, but be careful of some safety glasses

    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. Stocks took a pounding last week as the political turbulence in Washington and terror attacks...

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    Will tech companies bow to S&P's new Snap-inspired rules? Probably not

    When the company that produces the S&P 500 announced this month that it would exclude the corporate parent of Snapchat from its benchmark stock market index, the move was cheered by advocates of better corporate governance. It was seen as an overdue response to a disturbing trend, particularly...

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    Pebble Beach 2017: Guts, glory and glamour at Concours d'Elegance

    Dawn broke over the Monterey Peninsula and found the 18th fairway at historic Pebble Beach Golf Links decorated with a sampling of the most beautiful motor cars ever made. The annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, which caps the Monterey Car Week, attracts only automotive superlatives. Entrants...

  • China to limit overseas investments in real estate, sports

    China to limit overseas investments in real estate, sports

    China's government is moving to curb domestic companies' investments abroad in property, sports, entertainment and other fields, following a series of high-profile, multibillion-dollar acquisitions by Chinese firms. A document released Friday by the State Council, China's Cabinet, was the latest...

  • Don't have a ticket to 'Hamilton' yet? It's going to cost you

    Don't have a ticket to 'Hamilton' yet? It's going to cost you

    “Hamilton” holds the title of most expensive show ever at Pantages, and that’s for the authorized tickets sold directly through the theater and Ticketmaster. But those tickets are long gone, having sold out shortly after they went on sale in April. All that’s left are resale tickets sold through...

  • Stocks fall further to end a rough week

    Stocks fall further to end a rough week

    U.S. stocks slumped in the final minutes of trading Friday and ended a rough week with more losses. Bad news from sporting goods retailers weighed on the market. On Thursday, stocks took their biggest loss in three months. On Friday, they opened lower after retailers Foot Locker and Hibbett Sports...

  • How long can the stock market ignore the troubles in Washington?

    How long can the stock market ignore the troubles in Washington?

    A CEO mutiny against President Trump. An escalating nuclear threat with North Korea. Uncertainty about healthcare reform. The departure of top Trump strategist Steve Bannon. So far the mounting turmoil has not rattled Wall Street to a significant degree, with the stock market still hovering near...

  • California adds 82,600 jobs in July; unemployment rate ticks up to 4.8%

    California adds 82,600 jobs in July; unemployment rate ticks up to 4.8%

    July was California employers’ biggest month of hiring in more than a year as the state continued its steady economic growth, although unemployment also ticked up, according to data released Friday by the state’s Employment Development Department. California’s net gain of 82,600 jobs accounted...

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