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State Senate panel backs AT&T in clash on LifeLine phone service

July 9, 2013 |

The Senate panel supports a bill backed by AT&T that turns LifeLine into a voucher system and gets rid of most oversight by state regulators.

SACRAMENTO — A key state Senate committee is backing phone giant AT&T Inc. in a clash with regulators over how to update the state’s LifeLine program that provides cut-rate phone service for 1.2 million low-income consumers who now must use old-fashioned land lines.

    


L.A. Times – Business

How to stop medical bills from going to a collection agency

July 8, 2013 |

Consumers can prevent medical bills from going to collections. And they can help or hurt themselves if a bill gets to that point.

Brian Davis is no stranger to surgery. Born with clubfeet, the 35-year-old Playa del Rey resident has endured multiple reconstructive foot surgeries over the years.

    


L.A. Times – Business

A space above Sunset Strip designed by John Lautner

July 8, 2013 |

The Wolff House, designed by John Lautner and recently restored, is built into a hillside above the Sunset Strip in Hollywood Hills West.

The wood, stone and glass Wolff House, designed by John Lautner and recently restored, is built into a hillside above the Sunset Strip in Hollywood Hills West. The Modernist home’s living room, with 16-foot-tall ceilings and walls of glass, looks out on the city below.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Richard Nanula resigns from Miramax and Colony

July 8, 2013 |

Richard Nanula has resigned as chairman of Miramax and as a principal of private equity firm Colony Capital, a co-owner of the independent movie producer, in the wake of two websites recently publishing photos of a man identified as Nanula having sex with an adult film actress.

    


L.A. Times – Business

The PUC’s not the commission it used to be

July 8, 2013 |

Public utilities panel, under longtime leader Michael Peevey, has lately faced legislative inquiries and internal dissension.

SACRAMENTO — The political clout of Michael Peevey, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, could be waning.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Ensign Group is taking care of revenue growth

July 8, 2013 |

The Ensign Group has almost doubled the number of nursing and rehabilitative care centers it owns since 2007; its annual revenue soared 76% from 2008 to 2012.

As the U.S. population ages, so does the need to care for the sick and disabled.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Movie theaters in airports? That probably won’t fly

July 8, 2013 |

A movie screen is the most wanted airport dream feature, but that’s too pricey for takeoff. Also, there’s a reason why security lines are so long.

Imagine killing time at your local airport terminal by checking out the latest Brad Pitt action flick or giggling through the new Sandra Bullock comedy.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Part-time worker ranks are growing, jobs report shows

July 7, 2013 |

Though Friday’s job report showed the nation added nearly 200,000 jobs in June , the number of people working part-time due to slack economic conditions rose sharply. 

    


L.A. Times – Business

Bond investors face a reckoning as interest rates jump

July 7, 2013 |

Higher rates devalue fixed-income securities, which could be a shock for investors who bought bonds for safety.

Wall Street has preferred to call the recent rebound in long-term interest rates a “wake-up call.”

    


L.A. Times – Business

Navigating the shift to a stingier Fed

July 7, 2013 |

What investors need to know as the Fed ponders trimming its stimulus plan

After four years of providing trillions of dollars in cheap money to prop up the U.S. financial system and economy, the Federal Reserve has signaled that its generosity won’t last forever.

    


L.A. Times – Business