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Firefighter dies in massive Thomas Fire, 4th largest in CA history

A firefighter has lost his life in the Southern California Thomas Fire, which after scorching 242,500 acres, is still raging in the state’s Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The 380-square-mile aggressive inferno is now the fourth largest in state history. Update: The deceased firefighter has been identified as 32-year-old Cory Iverson, a Cal Fire San Diego…

The 3 Best MLPs of 2017

For the most part, 2017 was a disappointing year for investors in master limited partnerships (MLPs). On average, the 39 members of the Alerian MLP Index declined in value this year, even after factoring in their lucrative distributions. That said, several bucked that trend and provided investors with positive returns this year, led by the…

Canada’s debt-to-household-income ratio rises to 171 per cent, StatCan says

By Craig WongThe Canadian Press Thu., Dec. 14, 2017 OTTAWA—The amount Canadians owe relative to their income hit a new high in the third quarter. Statistics Canada said Thursday that household credit market debt as a proportion of household disposable income increased to 171.1 per cent, up from 170.1 per cent in the second quarter.…

San Francisco couple gets back stolen car 4 months and 11K miles later

A San Francisco couple’s stolen car was recovered last week with Lyft stickers and 11,000 additional miles racked up, The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday. Cierra and Josh Barton purchased their Honda HR-V during the summer and the car was stolen from in front of their Hayward apartment complex, the report said. Four months later,…