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Chinese investments: In the May 20 Business section, an article about Chinese investment in U.S. businesses referred in one instance to the possibility of the total reaching $200 million by the end of 2020. As the article correctly said in another reference, total investment could reach $200 billion, not million. The article also misidentified a U.S. subsidiary of Alibaba Group Holding as 11 Main Street. It is 11 Main Inc.

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Minimum wage: In the May 14 California section, an article about a Los Angeles City Council plan to raise the minimum wage said it would continue to increase automatically every year until July 2020, based on earlier increases in the consumer price index. In fact, it would increase that way starting in July 2022.

John Lo Schiavo obituary: In the May 19 California section, the obituary of Father John Lo Schiavo, former president of the University of San Francisco, said that his school's basketball team had an 88-game winning streak from 1971 to 1974. In fact, that was UCLA's streak. USF set the previous record, 60 straight wins, from 1954 to 1956. Also, the USF Dons had one undefeated season, in 1955-56, not two.

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L.A. Philharmonic: In the May 16 Calendar section, a review of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's May 14 concert stated that Whitney Crockett played a bassoon solo in Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. The solo was on the contra bassoon, and it was performed by Patricia Kindel.

Podemos party: In the May 17 Section A, an article about the Podemos political party in Spain referred to Venezuela as a communist country. Venezuela's ruling party is socialist.

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Treadmills: An article in the May 16 Saturday section about treadmill safety misidentified the website TreadmillReviews.net as TreadmillReview.net.

Marines in Pacific: An article in the May 17 Section A about Pacific Islanders resisting plans for Marines to use Pagan Island for military exercises identified Jerome Aldan as the mayor of the Northern Mariana Islands. He is the mayor of Pagan and other northern islands in the Northern Marianas chain.

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College investment funds: In the May 10 Business section, a column about investing for a child's college education misidentified a top-rated college investment plan as Arkansas' T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan. It is Alaska's T. Rowe Price plan.

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"Bones" finale: In the May 14 Calendar section, a TV Highlights item said that the May 14 episode of "Bones" would be the crime series' season finale. The season finale is scheduled for sometime in June.

Stan Cornyn obituary: In the May 15 California section, the obituary of recording executive Stan Cornyn misspelled the last name of former Warner Bros. Records colleague Bob Merlis as Marlis.

Weed killer: In the May 12 Section A, an article about Colombia suspending the spraying of weed killer on coca crops said that glyphosate was known by the trade name Roundup. Glyphosate is an ingredient in Roundup and other weed killers. Also, the article referred to glyphosate as a chemical made by Monsanto. Monsanto originally patented glyphosate, but it is now made by many manufacturers.

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