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Port of L.A. logs busiest April in history, handles 707K cargo containers – as featured in the Contra Costa TimesPosted on May 16, 2012 | No CommentsThe Port of Los Angeles reported the busiest April in the port’s history. 707,182 cargo containers were handled last month – a 14.5 percent increase compared to April 2011. ‘Consumer confidence’ combined with the fact that retailers are preparing for this fall’s ‘back to school’ season...
Bionic Eye? Microchip Implants Restore Some Vision To Men Blinded By Retinitis Pigmentosa – as featured in the Huffington PostPosted on May 10, 2012 | No CommentsChris James and Robin Millar both lost their vision after birth. The ‘incurable’ condition known as retinitis pigmentosa, completely disabled the light-sensitive cells in their eyes. Both of these patients have now regained part of their vision thanks to electronic chips. Surgeons implant the electronic chips...
Posted on May 4, 2012 | No CommentsAre you an organ donor? If you are, you can now display this information on your Facebook profile thanks to the company’s new initiative. Starting May 1, users can specify if they are organ donors and share the story behind their decision to donate. All donation...
OOCL and Long Beach finalize deal for 40-year lease of Middle Harbor terminal – as featured in Port TechnologyPosted on April 10, 2012 | No Comments“The largest and most far-reaching terminal lease” at the Port of Long Beach is a done deal. OOCL, the Hong Kong-based shipping company and the city of Long Beach have finalized a 40-year lease that will bring major improvements to the Middle Harbor Terminal. “The...
Posted on April 3, 2012 | No CommentsDo you know the difference between an Emergency Fund and Savings Account? Or know the best use for each? Read the entire Girls Just Wanna Have Funds article to learn more. Featured in the Business Insider on 4/01/2012. [Image credit: Mario Bollini]
Posted on March 26, 2012 | No CommentsA recent study conducted by Trulia found that it is cheaper to buy a home than to rent in 98 of America’s 100 largest metros. For Southern California, homes are usually less pricier as you move towards the desert and away from the beach. However, there...
Posted on March 21, 2012 | No CommentsCredit unions cater to about 90 million Americans and provide substantial benefits to local communities and their economies. And yet unlike commercial banks, credit unions do not have access to external capital (e.g. stocks). Additional capital could help accelerate the credit union industry. The Capital...
Posted on March 12, 2012 | No CommentsStarting May 4, 2012, free checking will end at another major bank. Wells Fargo is adding a $7 monthly fee to their Essential Checking account. Bank of America is also testing new fees. For more details, read the entire Huffington Post article. [Image credit: Ildar Sagdejev]
Bank of America to reduce principal for up to 200,000 homeowners – as featured in the Los Angeles TimesPosted on March 12, 2012 | No CommentsBank of America will reduce the principal amount for as many as 200,000 underwater homeowners. As a result of a recent government foreclosure settlement, the major bank will reduce each principal amount by about $100,000. Eligible underwater homeowners include those that have a loan serviced...