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  • Google expands test of its same-day delivery service to Southland

    Google expands test of its same-day delivery service to Southland
    Google Inc. is wading into the morass of same-day delivery pilots and programs rapidly collecting in the Southland, competing with e-commerce giants such as Amazon.com Inc. In the first expansion of a test it launched in the Bay Area in the spring,...
  • Rise and fall of trans fat: A history of partially hydrogenated oil

    Rise and fall of trans fat: A history of partially hydrogenated oil
    Trans fat was the first man-made fat to become part of our food supply more than a century ago when a German scientist presented Procter & Gamble with ways to add hydrogen to cottonseed oil. Because the product looked like lard (though originally intended...
  • ‘Superman/Batman’ film release pushed to May 6, 2016

     
    Fans eager to see Superman and Batman together on the big screen are going to have to wait a little […]...
  • Healthcare providers applaud FDA move to ban trans fats

    Healthcare providers applaud FDA move to ban trans fats
    Healthcare providers voiced heavy support Thursday for a U.S. Food and Drug Administration plan to declare trans fats an unsafe food additive. "This is long overdue," said Kristin Kirkpatrick, a dietitian and wellness expert at the Cleveland Clinic in...
  • New redemption law puts squeeze on bottle and can recyclers

    New redemption law puts squeeze on bottle and can recyclers
    Francisco Morataya drives a vanload of empty bottles and cans to Victar Recycling Center in Echo Park every week or so to supplement his wages as an office janitor. The 61-year-old Eagle Rock resident had been making $200 per load, enough to pay his...
  • Heavier dieters using diet drinks should look at food too, study says

    Heavier dieters using diet drinks should look at food too, study says
    Overweight and obese adults who use diet drinks to help them lose weight need to take another look at the food they eat, according to researchers who reported Thursday that those people ate more food calories than overweight people who drank sugar-...
  • Spanish-language books flourish thanks to e-readers

    Spanish-language books flourish thanks to e-readers
    For decades, finding Spanish-language books in the U.S. was like tilting at windmills. Booksellers stocked few titles in the language of Cervantes, and those they carried came at a hefty premium. A paperback copy of "Don Quijote" in the original Spanish...
  • Best Buy says holiday season disappointing, stock tanks

    Best Buy says holiday season disappointing, stock tanks
    Best Buy Co. watched its stock plunge more than 27% in morning trading Thursday after announcing poor holiday results that suffered from heavy competition and deep discounting. The consumer electronics retailer said revenue for the nine weeks ended Jan....
  • Retail sales up only slightly in December

    Retail sales up only slightly in December
    Consumers shelled out 0.2% more for retail purchases in December than in the previous month, the government said, with the final tally of the holiday season showing a solid, if unexceptional, performance. Shoppers braved bitter cold in much of the...
  • Image Expo: Scott Snyder, Bill Willingham, more announce new projects

     
    Scott Snyder wants you to be terrified of “Wytches,” Bill Willingham is inciting a catastrophic “Restoration” of magic, and Ed […]...
  • Cambodian troops' shooting of striking garment workers condemned

    Cambodian troops' shooting of striking garment workers condemned
    Cambodian government troops opened fire on striking garment workers demonstrating for higher wages Friday, killing at least four and drawing condemnation from the United States and human rights groups. The violence in Phnom Penh's Veng Sreng...