Apr 17, 2017

04/17/2017: All options are on the table in North Korea. Any economic ones?

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Things are heating up on the Korean peninsula, you may have heard. North Korea will reportedly test missiles weekly, and South Korea has doubled down on a missile defense system China finds threatening. Vice President Mike Pence said all options are on the table to contain North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. What, short of war, can the U.S. do? We'll look into it, Then, Google Adobe have font makes Asian scripts consistent, and that's a big deal. Plus: Why a former Chanel CEO purged her closet

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New Google-Adobe font makes Asian scripts consistent, and that's a big deal

Apr 17, 2017
The Noto serif CJK works across Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
Photo courtesy of Adobe

Why Porter Ranch real estate is selling despite the recent gas leak

Apr 17, 2017
Toll Brothers builders didn't have to offer discounts on its pricey homes on the outskirts of Los Angeles, about a mile from the leak site.
When complete, this Toll Brothers development in Porter Ranch, California, will feature 3,400 homes and condos.
Ben Bergman

Beacons help Waze users navigate Pittsburgh's tricky tunnel exits

Apr 17, 2017
The $30 gadgets are meant to solve 'tunnel blindness' and prevent accidents.
The Waze app indicates a tunnel is on the route and prompts you to use Bluetooth so the app continues working.  
Erika Beras

Why a former Chanel CEO purged her closet

Apr 17, 2017
Maureen Chiquet ran the French luxury retailer for nine years. Now she's waiting for inspiration to reinvent herself.
“The symbolism of actually going through and purging and cleaning my closet was really about reclaiming who I was originally,” said Maureen Chiquet, former Chanel CEO.
TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

The U.S. faces a complicated landscape on the Korean peninsula

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Apr 17, 2017
Things are heating up on the Korean peninsula, you may have heard. A senior official told the BBC that North Korea will test missiles weekly. South Korea has doubled down on a missile defense system that China finds threatening. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has said all options are on the table to contain North […]

BP leak in Alaska fuels debate on future drilling

Apr 17, 2017
Three things that no one wants to hear together: BP, oil and leaking. A BP well sprung a leak in the Alaskan Arctic this past Friday. Reports say crude oil is no longer spraying from the leak, but natural gas is still venting out. This will surely prompt a new round of questions about whether […]

Fair Trade certification comes to U.S. seafood

Apr 17, 2017
The organization considers fishermen's working conditions when allowing its label on products.
The premium price that comes with the Fair Trade label could help ease costs for scallop fishers.
FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images

Things are heating up on the Korean peninsula, you may have heard. North Korea will reportedly test missiles weekly, and South Korea has doubled down on a missile defense system China finds threatening. Vice President Mike Pence said all options are on the table to contain North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. What, short of war, can the U.S. do? We’ll look into it, Then, Google Adobe have font makes Asian scripts consistent, and that’s a big deal. Plus: Why a former Chanel CEO purged her closet

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Sooner or Later Arms and Sleepers
Un Universo Para Los Dos Oktoberklubben
Paranoid Times (feat. Tre Hardson) Alex Lilly, Tre Hardson
Fantasy Mariah Carey