Los Angeles and a growing number of other government entities are taking a new stand in the fight against the coronavirus.
They are requiring employees to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing to show they are negative for the illness.
The move gets to the heart of an issue that both public and private ...Read more
Employees at Activision Blizzard walked off the job Wednesday to protest the company’s response to an explosive lawsuit filed last week alleging pervasive discrimination and harassment against women.
The suit, filed against the company by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, largely focuses on the Blizzard division of the...Read more
Cruise lines that operate from Florida ports have no intention of violating federal health and safety guidelines even as Gov. DeSantis’ celebrates a recent court ruling stripping the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of authority over cruising in the state.
All major cruise lines intend to voluntarily remain in compliance with the ...Read more
Soon after Jeff Bezos returned from the edge of space, the billionaire-turned-astronaut delivered a warning to everyone he’d briefly left behind on Earth.
“We live on this beautiful planet,” Amazon.com Inc.’s founder — and, until recently, chief executive — said last week. “When you get up there and you see it, you see how tiny it...Read more
The most important thing about a documentary deepfaking Anthony Bourdain's voice isn't that it happened, but that it happened and almost nobody noticed.
Director Morgan Neville faced skepticism and outright revulsion on social media this month when it was revealed he used artificial intelligence to create a model of Bourdain's voice for 45 ...Read more
The pandemic, which forced businesses to switch to online everything, appears to have amplified demand for technology workers.
Last month, employers posted more than 365,000 job openings for IT positions, with software developers, IT support specialists, systems engineers and architects among the most coveted workers by employers.
There is so ...Read more
Researchers and regulators are working quickly to learn more about potentially dangerous interactions between implanted medical devices and an ever-widening array of consumer gadgets that contain powerful magnets.
The concern follows research published earlier this year that found an iPhone 12 temporarily deactivated a defibrillator when held ...Read more
Q: I'm interested in downloading about 200 songs from the internet, and eventually putting them on a USB drive. What's the cheapest way to do that?
—Fritz Monica, Minneapolis
A: The cheapest method is to purchase the songs rather than subscribe to an online streaming music service, even though the up-front cash outlay will be greater.
Boeing Co. earned a profit for the first time in nearly two years, surprising Wall Street and hinting at a potential turnaround after one of the worst financial crises in the planemaker’s century-long history. The shares jumped.
Adjusted earnings of 40 cents a share weren’t the only sign of progress in the company’s second-quarter ...Read more
Three of the world’s largest companies — Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc. — reported about $57 billion in combined profit in a record-busting quarter, riding a resurgence in consumer and business spending.
Yet markets responded coolly. In part, investors were skeptical that these companies can continue to post double-digit ...Read more
Delta Air Lines is loosening restrictions on basic economy tickets to reduce the deluge of frustrated travelers facing hours-long waits on customer service phone lines.
Basic economy tickets normally do not allow any changes to the itinerary, even for a change fee. The airline temporarily allowed more flexibility during the pandemic, but that ...Read more
The Denver-based Frontier Airlines took an unprecedented step Tuesday toward making Orlando its busiest city this year by announcing nine new domestic and eight new international routes.
Airlines typically unveil with fanfare the start of several or even just one new destination from Orlando International Airport, which is undergoing a ...Read more
The world’s largest retailer announced Tuesday it will pay 100% of all college tuition and books for its associates in the U.S.
Walmart’s Live Better U (LBU) education program represents an investment of almost $1 billion over the next five years, the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company said.
Starting Aug. 16, the $1-a-day fee will be ...Read more
Last week, a division of the state of California filed suit against Santa Monica-based Activision Blizzard.
The video game giant behind "Call of Duty," "World of Warcraft," "Overwatch" and more is a company as vital to the Los Angeles entertainment community as Disney, Netflix, Sony and any of the Hollywood players who get far more mainstream ...Read more
An appellate court’s mysterious reversal in favor of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ high-profile cruise lawsuit raised suspicions that politics was at work. But that might not have been the case.
The three-member panel of the 11th Circuit Appellate Court has little in common politically, and some legal experts think the judges were simply correcting ...Read more
Celeste Foley has been a regular presence at Life Time’s Schaumburg, Ill., athletic club for over 20 years.
The 54-year-old elementary school teacher takes group fitness classes like kickboxing and cycling, and when the facility closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, she worked out from home as instructors moved their classes online.
But Foley...Read more
DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. is on something of a high-level hiring spree, and it's no coincidence.
The Dearborn automaker is bolstering its senior leadership ranks, chiefly where politics and the auto business intersect. It's beefing up its policy and technology know-how amid a push to execute its new growth plan, lead the electric-...Read more
The typical Los Angeles County home is worth nearly $817,000, up 22% over the last year, according to the county assessor's office.
Because of Proposition 13, increases in assessed values can rise no more than 2% annually, meaning that property tax increases are similarly limited.
Yet the county assessor's office in recent years has faced a ...Read more
Amid the thunderous pounding of punch presses and other factory equipment, employees of white, Pakistani, Hispanic and Vietnamese descent stamped out and assembled HVAC equipment at the Lloyd Industries plant in Montgomeryville, Pa. Among them in late October 2015 were three Black workers.
Two would soon be laid off and the third had his hours ...Read more
There's a reason for the rhinestone goat outlined on Simone Biles' leotard.
At 24, Biles has redefined what's possible in gymnastics by performing complex skills few in the world can match. It's why she's acknowledged to be the Greatest of All Time (try abbreviating it).
When it comes to monetizing her abilities through sponsorships and other ...Read more
- Ford is on a high-level hiring spree, and it's no accident
- Consumer Confidential: Dubious property tax appeals are costing L.A. County millions
- Walmart to pay 100% of US college tuition, books for associates
- Here's why court may have reversed itself on COVID cruise rules
- With the suit against Activision Blizzard, gaming faces another #MeToo moment. Will it finally bring change?