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Consumer Confidential: Why Are Glasses So Expensive? The Eyewear Industry Would Prefer Keeping That Blurry

By David Lazarus, LOS ANGELES TIMES

January 22, 2019

https://www.latimes.com/business/lazarus/la-fi-lazarus-why-are-eyeglass…

It’s a question I get asked frequently, most recently by a colleague who was shocked to find that his new pair of prescription eyeglasses cost about $800.

Why are these things so damn expensive?

PG&E Bankruptcy Tests Who Will Pay for California Wildfires

By Ivan Penn, Thomas Fuller and Lisa Friedman, THE NEW YORK TIMES

January 14, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/14/business/energy-environment/pge-bank…

LOS ANGELES — Pacific Gas and Electric said on Monday that it would seek bankruptcy protection as “the only viable option” as the giant California utility faces billions of dollars in liability claims from two years of deadly wildfires.