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McDonald's is selling fewer sodas with Happy Meals

Posted in Business


McDonald’s Corp. said less than half of its U.S. customers are choosing soda for their Happy Meals after the company stopped listing the drinks as an option on menus last July.

According to a report by Keybridge, a consulting firm retained by McDonald’s to conduct the study, 48% of c...

Google releases Street Views of more than 200 California destinations

Posted in Technology


Google continues to expand Street View, releasing virtual tours of more than 200 new locations in California.

The company announced that users can explore wineries, beaches and redwood forests with Street View, including Quintessa Winery, Silver Strand State Beach and Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

"What better place to venture this summer than...

Donna Karan steps away from namesake label

Posted in Lifestyle


Donna Karan announced today that she will be stepping down as chief designer of Donna Karan International to devote more time to her stand-alone Urban Zen brand, and to her charitable causes.

No successor will be named. For now, the brand has decided to suspend Karan’s runway shows and collections, and rely on licensees to support the business, i...

Jerry Dipoto resigns as Angels general manager

Posted in Sports


The tumultuous 3½-year reign of Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto came to an abrupt end Wednesday when he resigned in the wake of renewed friction with Manager Mike Scioscia.

Dipoto confirmed his resignation to The Times.

There was no immediate word on who would replace Dipoto, but the likely candidate is assistant General Manager Matt Klentak,...

Obama aims to expand overtime pay to more salaried workers

Posted in Job Market


Labor advocates have long sought greater protection for a large swath of middle-class workers: salaried employees who are called "managers," yet often do the same routine work as the low-wage employees they supervise.

"There are plenty of managers who may hold the key to the store, but they're mopping up spills and taking orders just like everyone...