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Michael Hiltzik
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But the SEC will still use it
The latest initiative ;by the Securities and Exchange Commission ;to give shareholders more information about their CEOs' pay has revived an old question: what's the right way to judge if a CEO is making too much?
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Willful blindness has its day in the House
Living down to our worst expectations, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology voted Thursday to cut deeply into NASA 's budget for Earth science, in a clear swipe at the study of climate change.
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The big threat to the U.S. future
A new report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ;lists four landmark scientific achievements of the last year: the first spacecraft landing on a comet; the discovery of a new fundamental particle, the Higgs boson; the development of the world's fastest supercomputer; and new research in plant biology pointing to new ways to meet global food needs.
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But it's still the biggest cable operator we have
Comcast customers and their ;advocates may believe that the cable company's reputation for wretched service was the key factor in federal regulators' distaste for its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, which has now been called off.
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What's your favorite play?
Thursday ;is William Shakespeare 's ;451st birthday and the 399th anniversary of his passing--April 23 being the generally accepted date of the Bard's ;birth in 1564 and his death in 1616. Thus does ;2015 fall between the cracks in the Shakespearean calendar.
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..but she should be supporting expanding the program
A new conservative line of attack against Hillary ;Clinton appears to be whether, at age 67, she's receiving Social Security checks.
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If only they werent so underhanded about it
Here's something you may not know: The airliners that carry you into, out of, or within California are subject to state property tax from the moment they cross the state line until they leave.
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The National Football League announced Tuesday that it is voluntarily giving up its federal tax-exempt status , which it says has become a "distraction."
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What's wrong with aspartame?
PepsiCo , evidently testing the notion that junk science can be good marketing, announced last week that it was removing the artificial sweetener aspartame from most of its diet sodas in the U.S.
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Those who feared that the TV medical show host Dr. Mehmet Oz would only profit from ;a recent call by a group of 10 doctors for Columbia University to dump him from its faculty ;have turned out to be absolutely correct.
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reminds me of a saying i'd here every now and then, goes like this..."I'm not a doctor but I play one on TV!"..
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You be the judge!You be the judge!
It's certainly possible that Wal-Mart is closing five of its stores, including one ;in Pico Rivera, "due to ongoing plumbing issues that will require extensive repairs," as it claims.
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But will Dr. Oz escape?
Sometimes a cogent attack on a worthy target ends up making the target stronger. That may be happening with last week's ;letter ;signed by 10 physicians urging Columbia University to sever its ties with Dr. Mehmet Oz, who has made a fortune promoting quack nostrums to his ;huge television audience.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning business columnist, author/historian of science, tech, & The New Deal.
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I write and blog about business, economics, and public policy at latimes.com/hiltzik
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