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Santa Monica Approves Tougher Restrictions For Short-Term Rentals

The Santa Monica City Council is taking a stand against short-term rentals, like those listed on Airbnb, after residents complained it was exacerbating the housing shortage.

05/12/2015

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Google Acknowledges 11 Accidents Involving Its Self-Driving Cars

Google Inc. revealed Monday that its self-driving cars have been in 11 minor traffic accidents since it began experimenting with the technology six years ago.

05/11/2015

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Entrepreneur Perks Up Skin In LA With Caffeinated Body Scrubs

Crawford developed “Luv Body Scrub” with his older brother, Mukunda Feldman, in 2014.

04/30/2015

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Tesla Charges Into Home Battery Market Despite Challenges

Electric car maker Tesla Motors wants to park its battery technology in homes and businesses across the U.S.

04/30/2015

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AT&T Fires President Over Racist Text, $100M Lawsuit Goes On

AT&T has confirmed that it has fired Aaron Slator, a president who became the subject of a $100 million discrimination lawsuit for using his work phone to send racially offensive images.

04/28/2015

Chipotle restaurant workers fill orders for customers on the day that the company announced it will only use non-GMO ingredients in its food on April 27, 2015 in Miami, Florida. The company announced, that the Denver-based chain would not use the GMO's, which is an organism whose genome has been altered via genetic engineering in the food served at Chipotle Mexican Grills. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Chipotle Says Removal Of GMO Ingredients From Food Complete

Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food, making it the first national fast-food chain to do so.

04/27/2015

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Concerns Over Plastic Pieces Lead To Recall Of Certain Chicken Sausage Products

Concerns that products may be contaminated with pieces of plastic has led to the recall of about 60,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken sausage.

04/21/2015

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YouTube To Give Viewers Ad-Free Option For Monthly Fee

YouTube will soon give viewers the option of paying a monthly fee to skip ads.

04/08/2015

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Metro Pays Out Over $66,000 To Small Businesses Hurt By Rail Construction

Monday was payday – albeit bittersweet – for several small business owners along the Miracle Mile

04/06/2015

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McDonald’s To Give Raises To Workers At Company-Owned Restaurants

McDonald’s announced Wednesday it will give raises and paid time off to some if its employees.

04/01/2015

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Starbucks Celebrates Milestone With Limited-Edition Birthday Cake Frappuccino

Starbucks is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Frappuccino, one of its most popular and iconic drinks, by offering a special blended concoction for a limited time.

03/26/2015

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Officials OK Demolishing Irwindale Speedway For Outlet Mall

The sights and sounds of high-performance cars racing around an oval track at Irwindale Speedway may soon be replaced by the sights and sounds of minivans searching for parking spaces.

03/26/2015

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Video Game Technology To Be Used To Showcase Homes For Real Estate

A virtual reality technology, very much like that used in many modern video games, is now being used to showcase properties for real estate in Southern California.

03/25/2015

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Students Create GPS Tracking Device For Special Needs Individuals As Part Of Assignment

A group of Costa Mesa students, using a teen with special needs as one of their inspirations, developed a GPS tracking device for children, Alzheimer’s sufferers, and others with disabilities as part of an assignment.

03/25/2015

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Lawsuit Alleges The Venetian, Palazzo Casino-Resorts Hid Daily Resort Fees

A class action lawsuit filed in a California federal court alleges The Venetian and The Palazzo casino-resorts hid daily resort fees from travelers booking rooms at the Las Vegas Strip properties.

03/24/2015

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BMW Workers Rally Against Job Cuts

Angry teamsters say makers of the ultimate driving machine are trying to drive away good-paying jobs and replace them with cheap labor. BMW says it will cut dozens of jobs at its Ontario warehouse.

Toyota Issues Prius Recall Over Cooling Pump Issue

Toyota Announces (Another) Prius Recall

Toyota on Tuesday announced they were recalling 650,000 Prius models (3004-2007) to fix a faulty cooling pump problem. Officials believe nearly 400,000 of those cars are on the road in the United States. Toyota insisted that the repair is not a recall but rather “a customer satisfaction campaign.”

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Very Golden State: 6 Political Millionaires

It may be tough times for the average Joe, but these public servants have capitalized on their personal fortunes to wield major influence in Sacramento.

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Over-Exposed Billionaires

They’ve got major bucks and massive egos: here’s eight of the richest men you’ve never met, but probably have heard about way too much.

Sure, they get to travel the world and get paid the big bucks, but the competition is tough -- and mainting their looks is even tougher.

Top 10 Sexiest Jobs

It’s the question we’re all faced with when making small talk with strangers: “So what do you do for a living?”

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Corporate America’s Biggest Blunders

Think of them as the business world’s version of the Hollywood flop: here’s a list of the most expensive mistakes ever.

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