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Everyone wants a piece of the drug industry and it's one reason prices are rising so fast

Don't just blame drug companies for rising prescription prices. For all the outrage over Mylan increasing EpiPen prices by 500%, and insulin prices, which are up 300% over the past decade, drug prices are a lot more complicated than pointing the finger at a lone villain.<p>For a single prescription …


The Strange, Twisted Story Behind Seattle's Blackberries

In Seattle, blackberries are as much a part of the view as the Puget Sound — the twisting brambles so ubiquitous, they're as likely to vex gardeners as delight them.<p>The tale behind the city's blackberries turns out to be equally tangled. It starts at the end of the 19th century, at a time when …

Puget Sound

Google isn’t safe from Yahoo’s fate

Justin Choi Contributor<p>Justin Choi is the CEO of Nativo.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech hub<br>• Adtech isn’t dead, it just has a lot of dead weight<p>Yahoo has been beaten up in the press for so long that it’s hard to remember how untouchable the company once …


China's Impending Aging Crisis

How will Chinese baby boomers impact the country's policies in the near future? This is a question that the Howard French explores in his article “China’s Twilight Years,” in <i>The Atlantic</i>’s June 2016 issue. As part of a collaboration between <i>The Atlantic</i> and <i>PBS NewsHour</i>, Judy Woodruff interviews …


How To Increase Your Retirement Savings Without Saving More

We’ll drive an extra mile to save five cents a gallon on gas. We clip coupons to save a few bucks at the grocery store. We riot when Netflix even thinks about raising its monthly fee by a dollar. And then we invest our future in a mutual fund without a clue how much it costs.<p>Why? Because we don’t …


Yes, he tried: what will Barack Obama's legacy be?

Obama was elected on a tidal wave of optimism, promising to heal America’s wounds. Did he deliver? Gary Younge looks back on an electrifying victory night in 2008 – and what came next<p>When Ohio fell on election night 2008, the President’s Lounge, a bar on the overwhelmingly black south side of …

Ronald Reagan

5 Ways To Make The Best Eggs Every Single Time


William Mulholland Gave Water to LA and Inspired ‘Chinatown’

Irish immigrant William Mulholland brought LA the water it needed to grow, even when he was accused of stealing it, and even when it cost the lives …

Los Angeles

Apple Files Court Motion To Close Back Door Into iPhones Forever

The tech giant says a 'GovOS' is 'too dangerous to build'<p>“The All Writs Act Does Not Provide A Basis To Conscript Apple To Create Software Enabling The Government To Hack Into iPhones” opens the “arguments” section of the motion Apple filed this afternoon against a court order that says Apple needs …