[Reuters] In Herbalife’s nutrition clubs, Ackman’s attacks fail to resonate
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[Reuters] In Herbalife’s nutrition clubs, Ackman’s attacks fail to resonate

Hedge fund manager William Ackman says Herbalife is a pyramid scheme that exploits the poor. Yet the company attracts fans grateful for a chance to run their own businesses. Continue reading

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[Oxy Weekly] An Oxy Student’s Guide to the Metro Gold Line Extension

As the Metro Gold Line’s sleek train approaches Union Station, the east-bound passengers waiting on the platform come to attention. Giggling teenage girls with studded lips and bright fuscia hair stop smacking their chewing gum. A young guy, shaking his head to the sound of his earphones, grips his skateboard more tightly to his chest. Another man, jeans splattered with white paint, firmly guides his bicycle. A woman in an electric wheelchair moves forward down the platform. They are all headed East…. Continue reading