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Gas Price Swings Prompt Questions About California’s Market

State lawmakers on Tuesday questioned the recent wild swings in California’s gas prices and asked whether state regulators can do more to reduce market volatility.

03/24/2015

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Fresh & Easy Announces Closure Of 50 Locations; 30 In Southland

“We’ve identified about 50 locations,” CEO Jim Keyes said, “that we believe truly are better suited to a a different type of retail.”

03/22/2015

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One Shoe Fills Your Closet With Choices Thanks To E-Ink Technology

A new start-up company says they’re taking shoes to a whole new level with a high-tech design that allows you to change a pair’s color and pattern at the touch of a button.

03/20/2015

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Lawsuit Alleges Wineries Failed To Warn Consumers Of Arsenic-Tainted Wine

A proposed class action lawsuit alleges consumers face a serious health threat from dozens of California wineries due to extremely elevated levels of poisonous inorganic arsenic.

03/19/2015

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SoCal Business Makes 1-Pound Doughnut Stuffed With Pop Tart

A Southern California business has created a one-pound treat called the Big Poppa-Tart Donut.

03/19/2015

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Judge OKs $10M Settlement In Target Data Breach

A Minnesota judge has endorsed a settlement in which Target Corp. will pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over a massive data breach in 2013.

03/19/2015

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Ben & Jerry’s To Hold ‘Free Cone Day’ Next Month

On April 14, Ben & Jerry’s will hold its annual Free Cone Day and will be giving out free scoops of ice cream at participating locations from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

03/18/2015

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Kraft Voluntarily Recalls Select Boxes Of Mac & Cheese Due To Possible Metal Pieces

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling select boxes of macaroni and cheese over concerns that some may contain small pieces of metal.

03/17/2015

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Video Shows Street Vendor Crackdown In L.A.’s MacArthur Park

A street vendor crackdown in Los Angeles’ MacArthur Park led to the confiscation of supplies by the Department of Public Health, which reportedly cited health concerns.

03/16/2015

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Economic Forecast Sees Steady Job Gains On The Horizon

High consumer confidence and widespread job creation will help California see steady job gains through 2017, according to a UCLA economic forecast released Thursday.

03/12/2015

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‘Most Depressing’ Starbucks Reopens With A New Look

Customers who have long bemoaned a Highland Park Starbucks as the most depressing of the coffee chain’s locations will be relieved to know it’s been completely remodeled and open for business.

03/11/2015

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Legal Papers Filed By Kitson Stores Allege Travelers Are Being Gouged On Airport Water

A court fight over retail operations at one of the nation’s busiest airports led to allegations Friday that passengers are being gouged on bottled water prices.

03/06/2015

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California Unemployment Rate Drops To 6.9 Percent

California enjoyed its largest monthly job gain in over a year with the addition of 67,300 new positions in January, driving the unemployment rate down to 6.9 percent, a state agency said Friday.

03/06/2015

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Uber Decides To Refund Fee For Woman Who Says She Was Hit With $100 ‘Bodily Fluid’ Charge

Uber says the company has decided to refund a cleaning fee for a woman who was hit with a $100 charge after utilizing the service on Sunday night.

03/04/2015

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Name-Your-Own-Price Sites Offer Consumers ‘Thrill Of The Hunt’

More and more websites are allowing consumers to haggle for discounts and deals.

03/02/2015

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2011 Motorcycle Show Comes To Long Beach

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows was in Long Beach from December 9-11, bringing together motorcycle enthusiasts and manufacturers who showed off their latest models and accessories.

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Shocking Cigarette Labels

Nine new warning labels that feature graphic images that convey the dangers of smoking will be required by the Food and Drug Administration to be on U.S. cigarette packs by 2012.

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5 Hot Summer Colors

Summertime means fun time for many of us, but it may leave some wondering what to wear. Here are five colors that can do no wrong in your summer-wardrobe lineup!

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Gaming Industry Unveils Latest At E3 Expo

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, which began Tuesday, is giving the gaming industry a chance to debut their latest inventions.

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