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2:51 a.m. Nov. 26, 2021 - By Therese Poletti
We have been promised the 'metaverse' for decades, but it is still not a sure thingFor decades, software developers and engineers have unsuccessfully tried to create alternative worlds, a quest inspired by science fiction that goes farther back than "Snow Crash."
10:19 a.m. Nov. 18, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
New laws drive teachers away from controversial topics in fear of being penalizedNew measures that restrict how race is addressed in classrooms have spread confusion and anxiety among many educators, who in some cases have begun pulling books and canceling lessons for fear of being penalized.
5:13 a.m. Nov. 18, 2021 - By Hernan Galperin
High-speed internet is as essential as water or electricity, infrastructure bill proclaimsBipartisan legislation provides billions of dollars and eases the way for more equitable broadband access for everybody.
12:58 p.m. Nov. 16, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Biden's Build Back Better bill would deliver payroll tax credit to local newspapersAbout a quarter of the country's newspapers have closed and half of local journalism jobs have evaporated in the past 15 years, according to research by the University of North Carolina.
2:26 a.m. Nov. 12, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Federal judge deals blow to Texas ban on face masks in schools, and Europe struggles to contain rising COVID-19 cases and deathsA federal judge dealt a blow to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's effort to ban schools from mandating face masks, ruling that the ban violated a law that protects disabled students' access to education.
12:52 p.m. Nov. 9, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Oklahoma court overturns $465 million opioid ruling against Johnson & JohnsonThe Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a $465 million opioid ruling against drug maker Johnson & Johnson, finding that a lower court wrongly interpreted the state's public nuisance law in the first case of its kind in the U.S. to go to trial.
11:16 a.m. Nov. 6, 2021 - Barrons.com
Weird Finance and Bubbles in Crypto, Stocks, and NFTs Strange assets are reaching spectacular prices. What it means for traditional investors.
6:00 p.m. Nov. 4, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
House Democrats aim to vote on infrastructure, social-spending bills Friday Democrats in the House appear on the verge of advancing President Joe Biden’s $1.85 trillion-and-growing domestic policy package alongside a companion $1 trillion infrastructure bill in what would be a dramatic political accomplishment — if they can push it to passage.
10:44 a.m. Oct. 30, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
These are the top 5 affordable retirement destinations in EuropeImagine the smell of freshly-baked croissants wafting through the air, or the satisfying swallow of wine made from grapes grown just down the road. Perhaps you muse about living on a sun-drenched Mediterranean beach or tucked down a cobbled lane savoring the cosmopolitan delights of a history-rich city…
5:26 p.m. Oct. 27, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Newsom touts boosters as California COVID cases stop fallingCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom rolled up his sleeve Wednesday and received a coronavirus vaccine booster shot, a move he encouraged others to take as the state heads into the time of year that in 2020 ushered in the deadliest spike of COVID-19 cases.
1:00 a.m. Oct. 27, 2021 - By Peter Morici
Virginia may show the way forward for RepublicansYoungkin provides a positive conservative platform to contrast with Democratic overreach.
1:30 p.m. Oct. 26, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Legendary comedian Mort Sahl dies at 94Satirist Mort Sahl, who helped revolutionize stand-up comedy during the Cold War with his running commentary on politicians and current events and became a favorite of a new, restive generation of Americans, died Tuesday. He was 94.
9:39 a.m. Oct. 26, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Indiana city offers stand-in 'grandparents' as an incentive to attract new residentsA rural city in southeastern Indiana has piqued the interest of hundreds of families considering a move there after it offered stand-in ”grandparents” to babysit their children as part of an incentive program aimed at attracting remote workers.
11:59 p.m. Oct. 24, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
How the pandemic can help us reimagine and redefine a better retirement futureWill this once-in-a-century event change retirement so more of us can realize our goals and the potential of extra years of life?
9:35 a.m. Oct. 19, 2021 - By Andrea Riquier
Texas vs. California: polar opposite public policiesA recent academic paper quantifies all the various ways California and Texas are different, from taxing to spending to population growth
2:09 p.m. Oct. 17, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Bill Clinton released from hospital, returns homeBill Clinton arrived Sunday at his home in New York to continue recovering from an infection that left him in treatment for six days at a Southern California hospital, officials said.
5:46 a.m. Oct. 16, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
Millions of people earning higher minimum wages can probably thank new Nobel Prize winner David CardU.S.-based economist David Card showed that raising the minimum wage doesn't always cost jobs
4:26 a.m. Oct. 16, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Clinton "doing fine" and will be out of hospital soonBill Clinton is doing fine and will be released soon from a Southern California hospital where he's being treated for an infection, President Joe Biden said.
7:10 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - Barrons.com
Workers Are Tired of Low Pay and Lousy Benefits Workers around the country have been striking and engaging in work stoppages as they tire of low pay, mandatory overtime, and more. The recent resurgence in union activity continues a prepandemic trend.
3:04 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - By Steve Gelsi
Credit union CEO says smaller lenders also need to merge to prosperSouthern California's University Credit Union CEO David Tuyo steers company toward $1 billion-plus in assets under management as it continues its acquisition approach, amid pressure to consolidate in the credit union business.
5:25 p.m. Oct. 14, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Bill Clinton 'on the mend' after being hospitalized for non-COVID-related infectionFormer President Bill Clinton was admitted to a Southern California hospital Tuesday with an infection but he is “on the mend,” his spokesman said Thursday.
5:27 p.m. Oct. 13, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
L.A. City Councilman and former USC dean charged in bribery schemePowerful Los Angeles politician Mark Ridley-Thomas and a former dean at the University of Southern California were charged Wednesday with a bribery scheme in which Ridley-Thomas promised to steer millions of dollars in contracts to the school if his son got a scholarship and a teaching job.
4:14 a.m. Oct. 12, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
'He was the rock from which we all started': How Nobel Prize winner David Card influenced thinking on immigration and jobsDavid Card, a Berkeley economist, was one of three recipients of the Nobel prize for economic sciences.
12:33 p.m. Oct. 11, 2021 - By Vivien Lou Chen
A California investment firm went from near ruin to managing over $100 billion: Its turnaround may offer solutions to the 'Great Resignation'WCM Investment Management, based in Laguna Beach, California, almost went out of business a decade ago due to a string of bad stock picks. Here's how it lived to fight another day.
5:11 a.m. Oct. 8, 2021 - By Michael J. Hicks
As Elon Musk moves Tesla to Austin, some surprising lessons about low taxes and economic growth from Texas and CaliforniaThe growth in Texas? In its high-tax areas, like where Elon Musk is going.
3:13 p.m. Oct. 7, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Small crack in pipeline may have delayed Southern California oil spill detectionVideo of the ruptured pipeline that spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil off Southern California shows a thin crack along the top of the pipe that could indicate a slow leak that initially was difficult to detect, experts said Thursday.
6:02 a.m. Oct. 7, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Researchers fear a rise in single adults facing economic challengesJessica Kaschube has relied on the economic advantages of being married to pursue her career.
12:47 a.m. Oct. 7, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Ship anchored near oil pipeline made unusual movementsA massive cargo ship made a series of unusual movements while anchored in the closest spot to a Southern California oil pipeline that ruptured and sent crude washing up on beaches, according to data collected by a marine navigation service.
11:41 a.m. Oct. 6, 2021 - By Eric Ruben
Supreme Court could loosen concealed-carry gun rules with this New York caseOral arguments in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen are set for Nov. 3.
9:58 a.m. Oct. 5, 2021 - By Rachel Koning Beals
'When you drill, you spill': California oil leak reveals challenge and fervor over leaving fossil fuels for goodA major weekend oil spill off the coast of Southern California contaminated popular Orange County beaches and killed wildlife, emboldening calls from some for the populous state and major economic engine to further cut ties with the oil industry.
9:19 a.m. Oct. 5, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
In its 50-year history, Walt Disney World has evolved from a $3.50-a-ticket amusement park to a 'luxury-priced destination'As Walt Disney World celebrates its 50th anniversary, is a vacation there still affordable for middle-class households?
7:00 a.m. Oct. 5, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
How much should you tip the delivery person during COVID-19? This woman was dragged on Reddit for tipping 10%"The delivery guy proceeds to fight me over it, saying, 'No one tips me like that. No one.'"
4:05 p.m. Oct. 3, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Abortion, guns and religion among the topics set to be taken up by Supreme Court in new term that opens this weekThe future of abortion rights is in the hands of a conservative Supreme Court that is beginning a new term Monday that also includes major cases on gun rights and religion.
10:49 a.m. Oct. 2, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Bash back better: Here's what governing by crisis looks like in WashingtonWashington's tempestuous week of walking, chewing gum, juggling balls and spinning plates at the same time is giving rise to apocalyptic rhetoric about the state and future of the country.
7:26 a.m. Oct. 2, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
The Villages is a retirement 'paradise' — so why is that a problem?'If communities like The Villages represent the future of aging, please count me out' — Why an expert on aging has concerns about this type of 55+ residence.
1:51 p.m. Sept. 30, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
‘I had to make [athletic credentials] believable enough without raising any red flags’: Former USC soccer coach details role in college admissions scandalAssistant coach Laura Janke was charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering, but in May 2019 she pleaded guilty in exchange for her testimony and a lenient sentence.
9:45 a.m. Sept. 28, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
MacArthur Foundation announces 2021 'genius' grant recipientsWriters, artists, poets, a virologist, activists and filmmakers are among the luminaries named as this year’s MacArthur fellows.
12:00 a.m. Sept. 20, 2021 - Barrons.com
Biden Is Trying to Make Housing More Affordable. Without State Action, It's Not Enough. The president's plan calls for 100,000 new affordable housing units over three years. The market alone is expected to deliver up to 5 million.
6:23 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Illegal marijuana farms are using up too much water in the Western U.S.Jack Dwyer pursued a dream of getting back to the land by moving in 1972 to an idyllic, tree-studded parcel in Oregon with a creek running through it.
3:21 a.m. Sept. 16, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
Latinos in Hollywood still face an ‘epidemic of invisibility’ and stereotypical movie rolesThe new report on Latino film representation came on the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
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