March 23, 2021


What’s Good for the Ocean May Also Be Good for Business

Others, too, see the value of working with industry groups. Whale Safe is an initiative from the University of California Santa Barbara to help big ships avoid hitting whales as they travel through ports around Los Angeles. The program came, in part, as a response to shipping companies asking for help, according to Douglas McCauley, a professor of ocean science at U.C.S.B.

Ship strikes, as they are known, are among the leading causes of death for whales, and 2018 and 2019 were the worst years on record for collisions on the West Coast, with 27 total resulting in 22 deaths,

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What’s the difference between home warranty and homeowners insurance?

A home warranty and homeowners insurance may both cover your home, but each offers distinct protection. Learn more about what you need as a homeowner. (iStock)

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a home warranty and homeowners insurance? Although they both offer homeowners protection from various out-of-pocket expenses, the two offer different types of coverage.

Owning a home isn’t cheap — even without your monthly mortgage. Homeownership requires ongoing home maintenance and sometimes extensive repairs or replacements. According to HomeAdvisor, the average homeowner can pay between $1,185 and $5,056 to restore or repair water damage.

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GameStop? Reddit? Explaining what’s happening in the stock market

Suddenly, Wall Street can’t stop talking about GameStop, a video game retailer whose stock price is popping far beyond what most people think it’s worth.

Here’s a guide to understanding why and what the frenzy means for the stock market.

Why is everyone talking about GameStop?

The simplest answer is that its stock price has skyrocketed — by somewhere around 8,000 percent over six months. The more complex answer is that its stock has become the central game piece in a financial power struggle between a major hedge fund, Melvin Capital, and a group of amateur stock traders who

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