H1B Visas, Alibaba IPO, Stanford coal divestment and more

Thousands March In National Day Of Immigrant Dignity And Respect

US announces new rules for H1B visas

This week U.S. officials announced news rules for some immigrants who come to the country and attempt to gain citizenship.
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Alibaba IPO could mean good news for Yahoo!

Alibaba filed the paperwork yesterday. This could be the biggest tech IPO ever. But it's not just the Chinese company that could make tons of money.
Stanford University's trustees says the school will rid itself of any investments it has made in coal-producing companies. A 2013 file photo shows coal being loaded onto a truck at a mine near Decker, Montana.
Stanford University announced Wednesday that their endowment will no longer invest in coal companies

New Mexico's oil industry transforms local economies

Now to another fossil fuel industry - oil. Drillers across the country are eager to profit off high oil prices. That's creating a lot of activity in once quiet towns.
Yesterday, the California High-Speed Rail Authority board listened to hours of public comments from residents who will be affected by the construction.
Memphis Grizzlies v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Seven
The NBA has a plan to oust the Donald, Rapunzel might have a tough time playing for one high school baseball team in Canada, and saying, "I love you Mom" is just not enough anymore.
To another competition of sorts...for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's spot. One of the seven candidates running is currently an assistant sheriff. Todd Rogers says he's frustrated by the problems he sees -- and he's the man to fix them.
A Russian armored vehicle on the road between Simferopol and Sevastopol in Crimea earlier this month. Russia annexed the region two weeks ago. Other Russian forces, across the border from Ukraine, may be pull back in coming days.
While we’ve been hearing about the escalating tension in the Ukraine, it turns out the fallout could have effects far beyond Europe -- even to the coast of California.
Knowledge Gap

Many with health insurance for the first time don't know how to use it

Advocates say the next big step in the rollout of the Affordable Care Act is making sure people who are newly insured know how to use their coverage.
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Los Angeles International Airport is in the midst of a huge, multi-billion dollar renovation. And as we head into summer travel season, that makeover will probably getting to, from and around LAX even more of a challenge.

App Chat: Mother's Day edition

Maybe you forgot that the day for the most important woman in your life is coming up. Don't worry. We've got you covered this week on App Chat.
Intel To Purchase McAfee For 7.68 Billion

Are anti-hacking efforts 'doomed to failure'

Think you can keep hackers from worming their way into computers? Symantec, the inventor of commercial antivirus software, says no.
Visa Plans Largest IPO In U.S. History
Americans learned their credit cards and debit accounts were tapped into when hackers worked their way into retailers like Target, Neiman Marcus and Michaels. Now, some major credit cards are rolling out new technologies to try and prevent theft.
Mt. Hollywood Night Hike
Is there any other city in the world as good at branding (i.e. selling itself) as Los Angeles? According to a new survey by The Guardian, the answer is no.
May 6, 2013: LA Mayor Eric Garcetti clowns at Pacific Standard Time LA/LA event in downtown LA, at which the Getty Foundation announced $5m in PST LA/LA research grants.
The Getty Foundation has just announced the grant recipients for its next "Pacific Standard Time" project.
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