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Guggenheim finalizes deal for Dick Clark Productions

September 4, 2012 |

A consortium of private equity firm Guggenheim Partners, Mandalay Entertainment and Mosaic Media Investment Partners have struck a deal to acquire Dick Clark Productions, a small production company whose specialty is primarily awards shows.



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Japan court sides with Samsung in Apple patent suit

September 4, 2012 |

Tokyo judges find that Samsung smartphones and a tablet didn’t infringe Apple’s patent for synchronizing music and video data with servers.

A Tokyo court has sided with Samsung in its patent battle with Apple, ruling the South Korean electronics company did not infringe one of its rival’s patents.



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Lego ‘Ladyfigs’ raise the hackles of feminists

September 4, 2012 |

Critics say Lego is reinforcing gender stereotypes with its Friends line of toys for girls. But the merchandise is a big seller for the Danish company.

Lego’s so-called Ladyfigs, plastic dolls with slim bodies and budding breasts, are raising the ire of feminists — and profits of the popular Danish toy maker.



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William Bone is a big driver of golf-course communities

September 4, 2012 |

The gig: As founder and chief executive of Sunrise Co., William Bone has been developing master-planned golf-course communities in Palm Springs and other resort areas since the early 1970s. The company has built 13 resort communities and constructed more than 14,000 homes, two resort hotels and several office buildings, shopping centers and hotels.



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Crowell Weedon’s $3-million trading loss is out of character

September 3, 2012 |

Financially conservative brokerage Crowell, Weedon & Co. recently lost big on risky housing derivatives. A top executive and several others are out.

Even the most financially conservative companies can be tempted by the lure of fast money.



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‘Staycations’ are on the decline, survey suggests

September 3, 2012 |

The tendency to stay close to home for vacation is losing its appeal as, for many, a trip’s enjoyment value has more become more important than saving money.

The “staycation” is not yet dead, but its popularity may be waning.



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Apple seeks to block sales of Samsung’s bestselling smartphone

September 3, 2012 |

After winning a landmark $ 1-billion patent infringement case against Samsung Electronics Co., Apple Inc. is taking aim at its rival’s bestselling Galaxy S III phone.



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More older workers making up labor force

September 3, 2012 |

Many seniors are staying on the job or returning to the workforce, leaving less room for younger workers and reducing their purchasing power.

WASHINGTON — Millions of workers in their prime have dropped out of the labor market in recent years, but many older Americans are delaying retirement and being added to the workforce in record numbers.



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Apartment, retail complex underway near Culver City

September 3, 2012 |

The $ 63-million, six-story project in L.A. is being built by NMS Properties near a light-rail station along Metro’s Expo Line. It will include 131 units.

Construction has kicked off on a $ 63-million apartment and shopping complex near a light-rail station on the edge of downtown Culver City as developers move to capitalize on the new Expo Line.



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Pass along family heirlooms in a will or before you die

September 3, 2012 |

Anyone who has heirlooms to pass along should make sure to do so, either in a will or while still alive to enjoy the next generation’s appreciation.

Dear Liz: My parents were married for 50 years. When my mother died, my father didn’t inherit a large monetary fortune, but he did get a houseful of family treasures (photos, knickknacks, mementos, documents) that had been cherished and saved for me and my children (I was an only child). Immediately after my mom died, my father found a lady friend and cut off all ties with me and his past. I tried but could not get through.



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