Archive for February 18th, 2020

Homeless Advocates Protest Echo Park Cleanup

Local | | February 18 2020, 4:50 PM

Members of several groups of homeless advocates from across Los Angeles converged on a homeless encampment at the north end of Echo Park Lake on Feb. 12 to protest the routine weekly litter collection.

Banking Giant HSBC To Cut 35,000 Jobs Amid Restructuring

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 18 2020, 2:40 PM

The bank says it will shed nearly 15% of its workforce and $100 billion in investments as it refocuses on growth markets in Asia and reduces operations in Europe and the U.S.

Trump Commutes Sentence Of Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Politics | | February 18 2020, 1:20 PM

The move would free Blagojevich from federal prison four years before he was scheduled to be released. He is among 11 people receiving clemency, the White House says.

'Dark Towers' Chases Scandal-Ridden Deutsche Bank's Mysterious Ties To Donald Trump

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 18 2020, 11:20 AM

President Trump's relationship with Deutsche Bank is still under investigation, so David Enrich's story is necessarily incomplete. But he shows the bank's tale is complex — more than one gone rogue.

Losing Sleep Over The Quest For A Perfect Night's Rest

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 18 2020, 4:20 AM

A boom in technology promising to improve sleep has an ironic side effect: orthosomnia. Thanks to sleep trackers, people get so obsessed with perfect sleep that they are losing sleep over it.

Voters Of Color Are Set To Have A Bigger Say As Democrats Enter A Crucial Phase

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 18 2020, 4:00 AM

The Democratic presidential candidates have so far stood for elections in two of the whitest states in the country. That changes with Nevada and South Carolina.

Boy Scouts Of America Files For Bankruptcy

US & World | | February 18 2020, 12:20 AM

The Boy Scouts of America has $1.4 billion in assets. The national organization may hope that its bankruptcy filing will shield the even larger assets of its local councils.

Voter Game Plan: Your Guide To The 2020 Elections

Politics | | February 18 2020, 12:30 PM

Yes, there's a presidential primary — but there are also races for L.A. district attorney, county supervisor and school board, plus big changes in the way we vote. We're here to help you prep diligently, cram efficiently, and everything in between.

Landlord Investigation Roils City Council Race, Re-Ignites Legislation In Sacramento

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 18 2020, 6:54 AM

A Los Angeles city councilmember has returned campaign donations and a state legislator is promising to reintroduce a bill that would shed light on the rental market, following our investigation into a California rental empire.

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Should Voting Be Compulsory? One California Lawmaker Thinks So

| February 18 2020, 9:55 AM

A newly introduced California bill would make it a requirement that all registered voters cast a ballot, even if that ballot is unmarked.

Local, National And International Impact Of Coronavirus On China-U.S. Business Relations

| February 18 2020, 9:42 AM

Apple Inc. is warning investors that it won't meet its second-quarter financial guidance because the viral outbreak in China has cut production of iPhones.

Week In Politics: Bloomberg Qualifies For Debate, The Stone Intervention And More

| February 18 2020, 9:10 AM

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the major headlines you might’ve missed in politics news over the weekend and looks ahead to the week to come.

Lack Of Toilets For Homeless Causes Public Health Crisis in L.A.

| February 18 2020, 9:02 AM

There’s an urgent public health risk here in Los Angeles -- the lack of toilets available to the roughly 36,000 homeless people in the city.

Boy Scouts Of America Files For Bankruptcy -- What’s Next For The Organization

| February 18 2020, 8:59 AM

Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on.

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