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SACRAMENTO — During the middle of a winter night in 2009, sleep-deprived legislators and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger devised the deal from hell. It included a tax incentive for out-of-state corporations not to build facilities or hire employees in...
PolitiCalIt looks like the campaign to change corporate taxes in California will have one less high-profile opponent. The Cincinnati, Ohio-based company Procter & Gamble said in a letter dated Wednesday that it won't oppose the proposal, which will be listed as...
Money & CompanyMaine retailer L. L. Bean says the duck boot is back in style, at least among fashion-conscious, trend-hungry college students around the country. This year, the nearly century-old outdoor apparel company sold about 400,000 pairs of the hunting boot --...
Money & CompanyThat's the rather whimsical tack taken by consumer products giant Kimberly-Clark Corp., which is launching a "spring line" of colorful covers to hold extra rolls and add pizzaz to the bathroom....
Money & CompanyHere's your whip-it-good Wednesday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: --A word from our sponsors is getting shorter every day. Because of digital recorders and dwindling attention spans, advertisers are increasingly favoring 15-second TV...
Money & CompanyHere's your tally-ho Tuesday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: --The worst-kept secret in tech is now a reality. Verizon says it will begin offering the Apple iPhone on Feb. 10, ending AT&T's lock on the super-popular gadget.......
L.A. at HomeKimberly-Clark, the company that makes Huggies diapers, has created an online frenzy with the announcement that Huggies Little Movers diapers now come in a "fashionable" denim design complete with faux butt pockets and belt loops. The diapers, which are...
Times Staff WriterIt's the diaper that boldly goes where no incontinence product has gone before. The sordid saga of a love-struck, diaper-clad astronaut has transformed a somewhat obscure NASA undergarment into a cultural phenomenon. Comedians and bloggers can't get...
Special to The TimesWalter M. "Wally" Schirra Jr., who followed his barnstorming parents into the sky as a Navy combat pilot and was the only astronaut to fly in the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs, has died. He was 84. Schirra, who had been battling cancer,...
* Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park One-tank road trip? In these $4-for-a-gallon-of-gas times, you can do better. How about a quarter-tank road trip? About 50 miles north of downtown Los Angeles in Agua Dulce, Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park lets you...
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THE MOUNTAINS The tracks, smoother now, begin to climb. It grows cooler. The train passes 60-foot stalks of bamboo. It rolls through putrid white smoke from a Kimberly-Clark factory that turns sugar cane pulp into Kleenex and toilet paper. In Orizaba,...
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LAS MONTAÑAS Las vías, que en este tramo están mejor cuidadas, comienzan a subir una pendiente. El aire se vuelve más fresco. El tren pasa entre cañas de bambú de 60 pies de altura. Atraviesa un humo blanco y hediondo que proviene de una fábrica de la...
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