Who needs LeBron James? Luka Doncic, Ja Morant put NBA in strong media position

Ja Morant # 12 of the Memphis Grizzlies drives to the basket to shoot against the Golden State Warriors in the second half of Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals of the NBA Playoffs at Chase Center on May 07, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Thearon W. Henderson | Getty Images The NBA is … Read more

Auction of Judy Garland Wizard of Oz dress in jeopardy, set for court hearing

A lobby card from the film ‘The Wizard Of Oz,’ shows a film still of a scene in which American actress Judy Garland (1922 – 1969) (as Dorothy) wipes tears from the eyes of actor Bert Lahr (1895 – 1967) ( as the Cowardly Lion), while watched by Jack Haley (1898 – 1979) (as the … Read more

Uber update lets you book party buses, electric vehicles

Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive officer of Uber Technologies Inc., smiles during a Bloomberg Technology television interview in San Francisco, California, US, on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. David Paul Morris | Reuters Uber announced its latest slate of updates Monday ahead of what’s expected to be a busy travel and events season. The features, announced during … Read more

Mega-mansions suffer massive price cuts at real estate auctions

An aerial view of the grounds of Villa Firenze in Beverly Hills, California. Concierge Auctions When high-priced mega-mansions languish on the market — sprawling, flashy and unable to attract a buyer — some owners turn to a double-edged option: a real estate auction. The auction block can move trophy properties with nosebleed-worthy price tags quickly … Read more

What’s inside the nearly $140,000 gift bag given to top Oscar nominees

The Oscars are on Sunday, and Los Angeles will soon be awash in designer gowns, famous movie stars and high-price gift bags. For the 20th consecutive year, LA-based marketing company Distinctive Assets is distributing its famously expensive “Everybody Wins” gift bags to select nominees. This year’s bag is valued at just over $ 137,000 and … Read more

How much Oscar nominees could owe in taxes if they accept gift bags

The 94th Academy Awards are on Sunday, and while Hollywood A-listers pile into Los Angeles’ Dolby Theater in hopes of walking out with an Oscar statuette, 25 of the nominees will receive a gift bag worth just over $ 137,000. The “Everybody Wins” gift bag is distributed by LA-based Distinctive Assets to the five nominees … Read more

Why a California city is trying to build the state’s last power plant

People gathered in Glendale in February to protest the city’s approval to build a fossil-fueled power plant. Courtesy of Morgan Goodwin Glendale, a Los Angeles suburb that’s home to Walt Disney Imagineering and the famous Brand Boulevard, could be the last city in California to build a fossil-fueled power plant. The move has angered residents … Read more

27-year-old earns $650,000 a year in LA, is on her way to $1 million

This story is part of CNBC Make It Millennial Money series, which details how people around the world earn, spend and save their money. When Lauren Simmons introduces herself to new people, she usually says she works in finance. But really, the 27-year-old is an author, producer, podcast and TV host, angel investor and board … Read more

QuickHire founders raised $1.4 million—their best career advice

Deborah Gladney, 34, and Angela Muhwezi-Hall, 32, are part of a small but growing club of million-dollar Black female founders. The sisters are the creators behind QuickHire, a hiring platform that connects workers to service and skilled-trade jobs. In November, QuickHire raised $ 1.41 million in an oversubscribed round of funding, making Gladney and Muhwezi-Hall … Read more