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More than 1,000 L.A. construction workers were cheated out of millions in pay, labor officials say

More than 1,000 L.A. construction workers were cheated out of millions in pay, labor officials say
  • More than 1,000 L.A. construction workers were cheated out of millions in pay, labor officials say FWC: More than 1,000 L.A. construction workers were cheated out of millions in pay, labor officials say

    In the largest wage-theft case ever brought by the state of California against a private company, the labor commissioner has cited a City of Industry drywall subcontractor for cheating more than 1,000 workers out of minimum wage, overtime and rest breaks on 35 construction sites across Los Angeles….

  • Activision Blizzard stock down after report of coming layoffs FWC: Activision Blizzard stock down after report of coming layoffs

    Shares of video game company Activision Blizzard Inc. slid as much as 6% Monday morning in the first full day of trading since a report said the Santa Monica firm planned to announce layoffs Tuesday. Bloomberg reported Friday evening that the planned cuts come as the company faces slowing sales….

  • Stocks end mixed ahead of U.S.-China trade talks FWC: Stocks end mixed ahead of U.S.-China trade talks

    Wall Street capped a day of mostly listless trading with a mixed finish Monday as gains in industrial companies, banks and energy stocks outweighed losses elsewhere. Small-company stocks fared better than the rest of the market as investors shifted focus away from the tail end of a relatively strong…

  • A weakened opposition resists push to keep Egypt's Sisi in power until 2034 FWC: A weakened opposition resists push to keep Egypt’s Sisi in power until 2034

    Egypt’s parliament has accelerated its push to adopt constitutional amendments that would give President Abdel Fattah Sisi greater power and could keep him in office until 2034, a move that opposition parties and some lawmakers have vowed to fight, though their chances of success appear slim. The…

  • Hulu adds four animated Marvel series and sets delayed return for ‘Handmaid's Tale’ FWC: Hulu adds four animated Marvel series and sets delayed return for ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

    Hulu on Monday edged closer to the business of its soon-to-be-majority owner Disney as it announced it was adding four new Marvel animated series to its lineup. The four series, which will target adults and be comedic in tone, are: “M.O.D.O.K,” featuring an egotistical super villain; “Tiagra &…

  • Mastodon eye 2020 for new album, explain why reported new song wasn’t released FWC: Mastodon eye 2020 for new album, explain why reported new song wasn’t released

    Mastodon stirred up some excitement when they told Kerrang! magazine that they were going to drop a “brutal” new song in advance of their UK and European tour. However, the the trek launched in mid-January and the song has yet to materialize. Now, in a new interview with Rock Sverige, drummer Brann Dailor explained the status of the song. “We…

  • GRAMMYs In Memoriam Segment Did Not Include Any Mention of Vinnie Paul FWC: GRAMMYs In Memoriam Segment Did Not Include Any Mention of Vinnie Paul

    Much like Jeff Hanneman before Paul, the GRAMMY world ignored the loss of one of heavy metal’s biggest icons. The post GRAMMYs In Memoriam Segment Did Not Include Any Mention of Vinnie Paul appeared first on Metal Injection.

  • 31 women won Grammys in 2019, up 82% from 2018 FWC: 31 women won Grammys in 2019, up 82% from 2018

    The future is female and paved in Grammys. Following a year in which just 17 of the 86 awards were won by women or female-led bands, and Recording Academy president Neil Portnow embarrassingly prompted women to “step up”, the Grammys rebounded big time in 2019 As The Hollywood Reporter points out, 31 women won awards during the 61st annual ceremony on Sunday, an increase of over…

  • Chumlee of ‘Pawn Stars’ sells Vegas party pad FWC: Chumlee of ‘Pawn Stars’ sells Vegas party pad

    Pop the champagne. After a series of price cuts, “Pawn Stars” celebrity Chumlee has sold his Las Vegas party pad for $1.375 million. It’s found about five miles off the Vegas Strip, but the desert dwelling has still seen its fair share of action. Three years ago, police searched the home and found…

  • ZYANOSE live at Saint Vitus Bar, Feb. 1st, 2019 (FULL SET) FWC: ZYANOSE live at Saint Vitus Bar, Feb. 1st, 2019 (FULL SET)

    Check out Max Volume Silence, video by Frank Huang. The post ZYANOSE live at Saint Vitus Bar, Feb. 1st, 2019 (FULL SET) appeared first on Metal Injection.

  • Ava Justman is back to lead Chatsworth softball team FWC: Ava Justman is back to lead Chatsworth softball team

    The softball season begins this week, and in the City Section, it’s all about beating defending champion Chatsworth and star junior pitcher Ava Justman. Justman helped the Chancellors defeat San Pedro 4-1 in last year’s City Open Division final. She’s back, along with sister Emily. The Chancellors…

  • Nicki Minaj cancels BET concert following network’s pro-Cardi B tweet FWC: Nicki Minaj cancels BET concert following network’s pro-Cardi B tweet

    It all started with a shoe. The now-infamous rap beef between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B dates all the way back to last September, when the two got tangled up in a Fashion Week brawl that involved the throwing of a mighty expensive shoe. It’s only escalated since then — the two rappers have accused one another of payola, and…