Today In History: July 25

Tom Oslund

California Developer Helps Homeless Veterans

Tom Oslund

An estimated 20-25% of the U.S. homeless population are military veterans. So in an effort to help a portion of the needy in the Los Angeles area, Mercy Housing California, a regional arm of the national nonprofit developer, created a plan and allocated the funding for El Monte Veterans Village.

The community’s 40 furnished studio units are now home to homeless military veterans in Los...

Mark Cuban says top employees share this key characteristic

Tom Oslund

Mark Cuban knows how to keep himself busy. The billionaire is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA team, a serial entrepreneur and a longtime investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

With so much on his plate, it’s no wonder that the businessman values employees who can take some of the pressure off of him.

“The people that tend to work for me a long time, not only are smart, not only...