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Buy one pair of glasses, get the second pair free — and more of today's best deals from around the web

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.Since you don't have all day to scour the web for noteworthy sales and discounts, we rounded up the best bargains for you to shop in one convenient place.  Best Buy1. Save $400 on a MacBook at Best Buy's big anniversary saleNow through August 26, Best Buy is offering steep discounts on thousands of home electronics and gadgets. You...

California Inc.: Eclipse day is here, but be careful of some safety glasses

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.I'm Business columnist David Lazarus, and here's a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.Stocks took a pounding last week as the political turbulence in Washington and terror attacks in Spain caught up with the market. But closer to home employers statewide increased their payrolls by 82,600 jobs in July. Sectors that saw the most employment gains include government, which...

Nicolas Ménard creates short animation for online mortgage broker Habito

Agency Who Wot Why has enlisted the talents of Nexus Studios and Nicolas Ménard to create a short animation to tell the story of Habito, an online startup “providing mortgages using a powerful algorithm”.“They needed to convey how they combine innovative technology with human expertise in order to simplify the mortgage process,” explains Nicolas on being brought in for the project. “Who Wot Why asked us how we could design harmonious ’sorting algorithms’ that turn graphical chaos into...