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1. WeWork takes the green workplace to a new level with 'meat-free' edict15:30[−]

Some companies ask employees to reduce paper waste with less printing. Others have made their data centers run on renewable energy to help address climate change. Most offer recycling bins next to the copy machine.

But WeWork is trying a new tactic in the push toward corporate sustainability by...

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2. Target-date funds aren’t the retirement bull’s-eye they're cracked up to be15:00[−]

Vanguard Group recently published its “How America Saves 2018” report, a trove of data on more than 4.9 million retirement savers in 401(k)s, 403(b)s and other defined-contribution plans.

One detail deserves more exploration: Target-date funds are taking over retirement accounts.

The numbers are...

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3. Why theme parks are spending millions to give guests free Wi-Fi13:00[−]

Stand by the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park and you may be able to connect to the internet with speeds fast enough to stream a video about your day in the park.

But if you try that on the boardwalk at nearby Pixar Pier, you’ll find yourself on a less-than-nostalgic trip to...

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4. As branches close, some banks are saying they don't want people's money13:00[−]

Edward Manley, 91, asked his son to deposit $38.50 in coins into his Wells Fargo account. Wells refused to accept them.

Manley and his son are now suspected money launderers.

Welcome to banking in the 21st century, with a growing number of financial institutions saying they won’t accept cash deposits...

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5. City commission will consider bid to declare Los Angeles Times buildings historic-cultural monuments04:30[−]

A bid to gain protected status for three Los Angeles Times buildings moved forward Thursday when the Cultural Heritage Commission agreed to consider an application to make them historic-cultural monuments.

Monument status could hinder a plan to redevelop the downtown L.A. block where they stand....

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6. Young start-up Hims sells generic Viagra and Rogaine to the Instagram crowd03:20[−]

Every man in Dylan Nelson’s family is bald. His dad, uncle and both grandfathers: all hairless. The 28-year-old headhunter from Newport Beach started suffering the same fate when he was 23. He tried Rogaine but found it pricey and ineffective. Then he saw a cheeky ad for Hims, a startup that sells...

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7. TSA launches new training program for airport screeners, but the union is not impressed03:15[−]

Faced with an unusually high turnover rate among airport screeners, the Transportation Security Administration is starting a program to “foster career growth” by letting screeners learn new skills while on the job.

The union representing TSA workers likes the sentiment, but says the program, which...

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8. A Bug's Land at Disney California Adventure Park closes Sept. 4 to make way for Marvel area02:10[−]

A haven for bugs at Disney California Adventure Park will be nixed to make room for a new hangout for superheroes and their fans.

A Bug’s Land, the area in the theme park featuring characters from the 1998 Pixar movie, ‘A Bug’s Life,’ will officially close Sept. 4 to make way for a new land starring...

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9. Bank stocks weaken, but small-company stocks hold up well00:30[−]

Banks and other large U.S. stocks fell Thursday, but smaller companies climbed, making for a mixed finish on Wall Street. Trade issues again weighed on the market as representatives of the auto industry told Congress they opposed tariffs on imported cars and car parts being proposed by the Trump...

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10. Trump faces growing storm on car import tariffs at Commerce hearing00:20[−]

The procession of industry groups and foreign governments lining up to oppose President Trump’s car tariffs is starting to look like a rush-hour traffic jam.

“The importation of motor-vehicle parts is not a risk to our national security,” Ann Wilson, senior vice president of government affairs...

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11. Covered California’s health insurance premiums will rise 8.7% in 2019Чт., 19 июля[−]

Premiums in California’s health insurance exchange will rise by an average of 8.7% next year, marking a return to more modest increases despite ongoing threats to the Affordable Care Act.

The state marketplace, Covered California, said the rate increase for 2019 would have been closer to 5% if...

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12. Trump 'not thrilled' by Fed's interest rate hikes, a rare presidential intrusion into monetary policyЧт., 19 июля[−]

President Trump said he’s “not thrilled” by recent interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve, a historically rare insertion by the White House into monetary policy set by the nation’s independent central bank.

“I’m not thrilled,” Trump told CNBC in an excerpt of an interview released Thursday....

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13. Latest ranking of world's top 10 airlines does not include a U.S. carrier — againЧт., 19 июля[−]

An annual ranking of the world’s top airlines has once again shown that passengers around the globe don’t think highly of U.S. carriers.

The top 10 ranking, based on surveys of more than 20 million travelers worldwide, was dominated this year by airlines based in Asia and the Middle East.

At the...

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14. Report: Wells Fargo will pay millions in refunds for pet insurance, other add-on productsЧт., 19 июля[−]

Wells Fargo & Co. will refund tens of millions of dollars to customers who paid for identity-theft protection, pet insurance and other add-on services offered by the bank, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

The San Francisco bank has been looking into problems with add-on products since...

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15. Democrats rip Trump's CFPB nominee, calling her role in controversial administration policies 'a moral stain'Чт., 19 июля[−]

Senate Democrats on Thursday aggressively ripped into President Trump’s nominee to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, saying her involvement as a White House aide in controversial administration policies disqualified her from watching out for average Americans.

In a highly charged confirmation...

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16. Starbucks to open its first U.S. sign language store this yearЧт., 19 июля[−]

Starbucks has more than 8,000 stores nationwide. One of them will soon be able to interact with customers entirely in American Sign Language.

Starbucks' first signing store in the United States, near Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., will hire 20 to 25 deaf, hard of hearing and hearing...

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17. America's most popular doll is being counterfeited. L.A. toymaker MGA wants to know who's doing itЧт., 19 июля[−]

Earlier this year, attorney Jennifer Marrow visited TomTop.com, an online marketplace, to buy one of the most popular toys in America.

The site based in China claimed it had a deal on the priciest version: the limited-edition L.O.L Surprise! Big Surprise, a rose-gold case with 50 small toys, including...

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18. JetBlue founder orders 60 jets with plans to launch a new airlineЧт., 19 июля[−]

The number of airlines has been shrinking in the last decade as airlines merge and acquire rivals, cutting competition and reducing choices for air travelers.

Now David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue and a major investor in the Portuguese airline TAP and Brazilian carrier Azul, says he is leading...

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19. Rancho Palos Verdes voters to decide on worker salaries and panic buttons — but not until 2019Чт., 19 июля[−]

The city of Rancho Palos Verdes confirmed that a petition drive has collected enough signatures to put a measure on the ballot to raise salaries and provide panic buttons for hospitality workers, but residents won’t vote on the initiative until 2019.

The five-member City Council voted unanimously...

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20. White House touts CFPB nominee's management experience. Democrats link it to major controversiesЧт., 19 июля[−]

Kathy Kraninger, the president’s choice to be the nation’s top consumer financial watchdog, lacks any apparent consumer-protection, regulatory or industry experience — but Republicans say that all is offset by her management and budgetary skills.

Democrats aren’t impressed. They contend that the...

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21. Stocks edge up; airlines, railroads and banks jumpСр., 18 июля[−]

Big gains for banks and transportation companies such as airlines and railroads took U.S. stock indexes slightly higher Wednesday. Other parts of the market didn't move much.

United Continental had its best day in two years after it said strong demand is resulting in higher ticket prices, and railroad...

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22. Boeing finalizes $3.9-billion deal for two new Air Force One planesСр., 18 июля[−]

A year and a half after President Trump first blasted the cost of the presidential planes as “out of control,” aerospace giant Boeing Co. has officially landed the $3.9-billion contract for the next generation of Air Force One jumbo jets.

The contract, announced by the U.S. Air Force on Tuesday,...

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23. Airbnb is financing a user’s lawsuit against New York CityСр., 18 июля[−]

Airbnb Inc. is ramping up its fight against New York officials by providing financial support to a lawsuit against the city.

Stanley Karol, a 56-year-old Airbnb host in Brooklyn, sued the city in federal court Wednesday, accusing officials of retaliating against him for speaking out in support...

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24. Petco launches PetCoach, a higher-end store centered on pet servicesСр., 18 июля[−]

Leaving behind its big-box roots, Petco is opening a new kind of retail store where animal-friendly amenities such as dog baths, play yards and treats fit for humans are meant to win over picky pet owners who would otherwise snub the mainstream brand.

Called PetCoach, the pilot store in northern...

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25. Insatiable demand for creative space on Westside pushes Class B office rents past high-risesСр., 18 июля[−]

Office rents in Los Angeles County moved up in the second quarter on strong leasing among growing firms in technology and other creative fields such as entertainment and media.

The Westside saw the most rent growth, with landlords asking for $5.12 per square foot per month for Class A space, compared...

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