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Mobile App Developer TodayTix Acquired $9 Million in Series B Funding

Broadway ticketing mobile app has secured a Series B funding. TodayTix has also expanded its coverage beyond Broadway to other American theaters and abroad.

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El Chapo Shirt: Shirt Sales Rise as Mexican Drug Lord gets Recaptured

The store who designed and manufactured the shirt keeps getting surge of orders. El Chapo, the drug lord captured last Friday, was shown wearing that shirt on a photograph with actor Sean Penn.

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Uber Technologies Inc. Holds Drivers Recruitment Event

Uber Offers Job of Drivers to Nonviolent Criminal Offenders in California

Uber has changed its driver recruitment policy and advised the previously rejected applicant seeking for drivers’ job to take the benefit of proposition 47. This law allows nonviolent criminal offenders to downgrade their offence level to misdemeanor through submitting applications. Uber’s effort is believed to benefit the released inmates who aim to rebuild their lives.

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Protest for higher pay

New Yorkers thumbs up to $15 per hour wage increase

New Yorkers see no problem in paying more for fast food items just so fast food workers can earn more. Last month, the New York State's wage board approved the much controversial $15 per hour minimum wage for fast food workers and such wage increase would mean an increase of 4.3% in fast food prices.

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Workers

Los Angeles gives preliminary approval to $15 minimum wage

The Los Angeles City Council gave preliminary approval on Tuesday to raise the hourly minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 for companies with more than 25 employees, while giving smaller businesses an extra year to meet that benchmark

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2024 Summer Olympics

Boston Olympic backers say won't make bid without public support

The organizers for Boston's campaign to host the 2024 Olympic Games on Monday said they would not make a final bid to the International Olympic Committee unless a majority of Massachusetts residents support the idea.

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Gas station

U.S. gas prices fall 4 cents, ending weeks of increases: survey

The average price of regular grade gasoline fell 4 cents in the past two weeks, bringing it to $2.50 per gallon, according to the Lundberg survey released on Sunday.

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Super Bowl

AEG abandons plan to build NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles

AEG has dropped its proposal to build a National Football League stadium in downtown Los Angeles, the entertainment company said, after two groups this year put forward competing plans for a stadium in the city's suburbs.

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Snapchat

Snapchat seeks new funding at up to $19 billion valuation: Bloomberg

Snapchat is looking to raise as much as $500 million in a new funding round that would value the mobile messaging company at up to $19 billion, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing a person with knowledge of the matter.

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Sea port

U.S. West Coast shippers invoke specter of port shutdowns

The chief labor negotiator for shippers and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports raised the ante in contract talks with the dockworkers' union on Wednesday, warning that ports plagued by chronic cargo slowdowns were days away from complete gridlock.

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Sony's 'Interview' draws U.S. moviegoers who trumpet free speech

"The Interview," the Sony Pictures film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, opened in more than 300 movie theaters across the United States on Christmas Day, drawing many sell-out audiences and statements by patrons that they were championing freedom of expression.

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Holiday shopping

Last U.S. holiday shopping weekend off to solid start

Shoppers filled up malls and department stores on the last weekend before Christmas, as the weather cooperated to help raise the prospect of a solid finish to a holiday season that has so far produced mixed results.

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Mode Media

US online publisher Glam rebrands as Mode Media after $15M funding round

Brisbane, California-based online publisher and ad firm Glam Media rebranded as Mode Media after raising $15 million in an unannounced funding round from undisclosed investors to launch a new video business in Los Angeles.

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Zumbox

LA-based startup Zumbox to shut down digital postal mail service

Los Angeles, US-based digital postal mail startup Zumbox announced via email that it will be shutting down its service on April 14, 2014 due to difficulty in staying above the cost of delivering the service.

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Airbnb

Hospitality startup Airbnb widens service market to Los Angeles

Hospitality startup Airbnb has increased its service arm to Los Angeles through a partnership with Homejoy and Handybook, reported TechCrunch.

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