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California Today: A Housing Fix That’s Close to Home
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California Today: A Housing Fix That’s Close to Home

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One fix to California’s housing crisis could be in our own backyards.

A growing movement of urban planners is pushing policies that would spur homeowners in hot housing …

How Kids Can Start Investing
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How Kids Can Start Investing

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QI am 16, and I’d like to start investing in stocks. I don’t have any income, but my parents are supportive. How can I open an account and start trading?

AThat’s great to hear that you’re interested in learning …

Braves slap Blue Jays back down to earth with two straight wins
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Braves slap Blue Jays back down to earth with two straight wins

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis tags Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman out at second base on a stolen base attempt during the seventh inning. (Frank Gunn/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

The Toronto Blue Jays were hoping the Atlanta Braves …

In the Cannes superyacht-off, size isn’t everything
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In the Cannes superyacht-off, size isn’t everything

The Cannes film festival has begun, and as we sweat-bathed critics gallop back and forth along the Croisette, our tote bags bumping unbecomingly on our T-shirted backs – desperate not to miss anything and often cannoning into each other – …

Venezuela’s Disaster Demonstrates Socialism’s Failure
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Venezuela’s Disaster Demonstrates Socialism’s Failure

Demonstrators using makeshift shields clash with police during rally against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

While Americans are subjected to a political circus in our nation’s capital, riots, shortages, and repression are rocking the streets …

Sunny retail figures send the pound soaring through $1.30 for the first time since September
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Sunny retail figures send the pound soaring through $1.30 for the first time since September

The pound has risen above $1.30 against the dollar for the first time since September after retail sales soared by 2.3 per cent in April.

In a boost for Prime Minister Theresa May before the election, the Office for National …

The Mad King of Juice: Inside the Dysfunctional Origins of Juicero
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The Mad King of Juice: Inside the Dysfunctional Origins of Juicero

Juicero began in secret. The startup, a sort of Keurig for cold-pressed plant-water—which made headlines for the $120 million in venture capital it secured from the likes of Google and Kleiner-Perkins between 2013 and 2015, and again when it announced …

2 killed, at least 5 wounded in city shootings
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2 killed, at least 5 wounded in city shootings

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At least two people have been killed and at least five other people wounded in shootings in Chicago since late Thursday morning, according to police.

A male victim was shot in the head and pronounced dead on the …

E-books aren’t dying, but their quest to dominate the world has hit a speed bump
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E-books aren’t dying, but their quest to dominate the world has hit a speed bump

Independent bookstores such as Other Books, a neighborhood bookstore in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, Calif., are holding their own despite the encroachment of ebooks.(Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/TNS) 1201894 1201894

It wasn’t so long ago that book publishers …

Ford patent reinvents the steering wheel
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Ford patent reinvents the steering wheel

Ford is planning to introduce a fully-autonomous car in 2021 that doesn’t even have a steering wheel, but that doesn’t mean it’s stopped thinking about the old school man-machine interface.

Its new GT supercar pushes things to the next level …