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Don’t Believe the Hype About Millennials and Money

Millennials are killing fast food. They’re wiping out golf. Thanks to them, mayonnaise is as good as dead.<p>If you believe the latest survey — no need …

Retirement Planning

Mike Trout, Angels pitchers keep heading in opposite directions

The Astros’ Myles Straw, left, scores as Angels catcher Francisco Arcia reaches to tag him during the eighth inning of Friday’s game in Houston. (AP …

Los Angeles Angels

Disney has a million subscribers for its ESPN streaming-only service, which launched in April

That number will surprise some people, like the person typing up this article.<p>Here is a number that will surprise lots of people in the media industry: Disney says it has a million paying subscribers for its ESPN+ streaming service, which it launched five months ago.<p>Reminder: This isn’t “real” …

Investing

Recode Daily: Amazon’s Alexa avalanche

Plus, Facebook Dating could become a multibillion-dollar business; Linux creator Linus Torvalds steps aside to get help after years of abusive emails; lobsters prefer getting baked before being boiled.<p><b>At a press event yesterday, Amazon spent more than 80 minutes unveiling more than a dozen new</b> …

Linux Kernel

In Apple’s hometown of Cupertino, a debate over the fate of an old mall epitomizes Silicon Valley’s class divide

Who gets to live in one of Silicon Valley’s richest cities?<p>Many cities would jump at the chance to get more high-paying tech jobs, retail stores and housing units.<p>Not Cupertino.<p>This past week, residents of Apple’s hometown argued over the future of their city. A plan to develop a vacant shopping …

Silicon Valley

Houston ... The Angels have problems!

<b>With friends like these, who needs enemies?</b><p>The plummeting Angels open a set at Minute Maid Park against a Houston Astros team that is armed and ready …

Mike Scioscia

Angels more than halve their margin of deficit, lose by the score of 11-3 to division-leading Houston

Angels more than halve their margin of deficit, lose by the score of 11-3 to division-leading Houston

Houston

Non-banks are back and bigger than ever - Los Angeles Times

In the years leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, mortgage lenders fueled the housing bubble by issuing loans to high-risk borrowers. But instead of funding the loans by tapping deposits, as banks had done for generations, many lenders borrowed against lines of credit — and then sold the …

Loans

AL West Notes: Fast, Correa, McCullers, Sipp, Simmons, Rangers

<b>Astros</b> director of research and development Mike Fast has left the organization, as MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart was among those to cover (via Twitter). …

Handsome post and beam on an architecturally blessed block in Altadena asking $1.089M

Restored and updated to perfection<p>Located in the foothills just south of Mount Lowe, Altadena’s Sunny Oaks Circle is a miniature paradise of pedigreed post-and-beams. In the early 1950s, the tree-lined block became something of a testing ground for the style of California Modernism emerging from …

A Zen Retreat Champions Indoor/Outdoor Living in Coastal California

Designed for devout Buddhists, this contemporary getaway invites the outdoors in with massive, moveable walls of glass.<p>When a pair of San Francisco tech executives purchased a Stinson Beach property sandwiched between the Marin Hills and Bolinas Lagoon, it was clear from the get-go that the …

San Francisco

Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker List Texas Mansion

Considering that Roddick is a tennis star, you might be surprised by what amenity this home doesn't have.<p>Tennis ace Andy Roddick (who formerly ranked …

Andy Roddick

Gurriel homers twice as Astros punch playoff ticket

HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros toasted a playoff berth in a private moment, and then moved on to their next goal.<p>"You've got to take it step by step …

Mike Scioscia

Pete the Planner: How to retire successfully when starting from scratch at age 50

<i>If you want to retire successfully but are starting from scratch at age 50, you need a plan. This is the first of a four-part series on how to make it happen.</i><p>I think it was hearing a fourth person in two weeks tell the same story that tipped the scales.<p>Two weeks ago, I met a 50-year-old woman who …

Income Tax

Former MLB Stars Who Clearly Need to Retire

Knowing when to call it quits as a professional athlete is never easy.<p>That applies to everyone from low-impact role players to superstar faces of the sport, and ahead we'll take a look at some former stars who have reached the end of the line.<p>Some of these players are toiling in free agency, some …

New York Mets

130 Majestic Oak Trees Inspired This Sleek Beverly Hills Home

Sprawling trees and spectacular canyon views were the driving forces behind the design of Oak Pass Main House.<p>In California, the Coast Live Oak tree is a protected species. Although the strict regulations for these trees don't normally alter one's daily life, they did heavily impact the design …

Beverly Hills

These Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks have been left behind as the index hits a record

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.95% rose to an intraday high Thursday, closing with a 1% gain. The S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.78% was up 0.8% …

Dow Jones

How Women Who Retire With Their Husbands Often Lose Out

Women who retire when their husbands do may be giving up more wealth than they realize.<p>Married women overall are still in their peak earning years in …

Social Security

Why the Cashless Trend Doesn’t Have All Shoppers Sold

On a recent summer day, as Steffen Kaplan strolled down a New York City street looking for lunch, he grew frustrated: The first three places he …

Customers

Snatch Up James Dean's Former Hollywood Home For $4M

James Dean slept here—need we say more?<p>Perched atop a promontory in the Hollywood Hills, this 1927 Spanish-style abode was once home to cultural icon, James Dean. In fact, the future star was living in this dwelling when he was first discovered.<p>Originally owned by Hal B. Wallis, who was the head of …

James Dean

A Midcentury Charmer in the Bay Area Is Listed at $749K

With authentic midcentury details, a sunny personality, and even a backyard cabana, this Oakland abode has a lot to offer.<p>Located in up-and-coming Laurel District of Oakland, California, this two-bedroom, one-bath home was originally built in 1952. The midcentury home maintains character-defining …

Living Rooms

Thor’sLinks: Halos Goosed by Gold & Green

Deep sigh. Has it occurred to you that the Oakland A’s have now scored 17 runs against the Halos in these past 2 games? That is what we in the home …

Piscotty homers and drives in 5 as A's rout Angels 10-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have rarely endured even short losing streaks this season.<p>They're unfazed. These A's just keep swinging for the fences — and, they hope, right into the playoffs.<p>Stephen Piscotty hit a three-run homer and matched his career high with five RBIs, and …

Los Angeles

Felix Pena, Angels lose to Athletics | MLB.com

OAKLAND -- For the first three innings, Felix Pena was unhittable. That changed in the fourth.<p>After needing only 25 pitches to retire the first nine …

Mike Scioscia

Spring Training in September; excitement abounds

A’s 10, Angels 0<p>It was fun. Tickets were cheap, probably under ten dollars. The game didn’t matter or the Angels. Regulars like Mike Trout, Shohei …