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Zynga Inc. is kicking the gambling habit.
Ackman, the activist manager of hedge fund Pershing Square, shorted 20 million shares of Herbalife stock last year. His position is down $ 169 million to date.
This has been a good year so far for Herbalife Ltd. shareholders — and a painful one for Bill Ackman, the activist manager of hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management.
For Mary Leslie, president of the Los Angeles Business Council, reviving the organization is one of her proudest career achievements.
The gig: As president of the Los Angeles Business Council, Mary Leslie, 53, covers a lot of ground. On any given day, she might be meeting with major contributors to evaluate progress on a grant, driving to the San Fernando Valley to check out a fledgling solar installation company or researching an initiative to stop storm runoff from reaching the ocean. In spare moments, she will plot out the finer details of an upcoming summit, where government representatives, business leaders and academics will convene to solve nagging problems in housing, transportation and jobs. Leslie emphasizes these core pieces of economic development, along with education and the environment as she and her staff of seven full-timers tackle a wide swath of L.A.’s social ills.
Actors Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell sell their Balinese-inspired Malibu beach house, for sale or lease frequently since 1995, for $ 9.5 million.
After a couple of years and price cuts, actors Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have closed up their longtime Malibu beach house, selling it for $ 9.5 million.
SACRAMENTO — California’s political watchdog agency is not pursuing an enforcement action against an immigrants rights group that was requested by a company owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.
The Chevrolet Silverado receives meaningful improvements to its powertrain, styling, utility and comfort.
In the automotive world, no one is more loyal than a truck owner.
The $ 8.2-billion deal would free Activision from Vivendi’s financial struggles and let it focus on the evolving video game industry.
Activision Blizzard Inc. and a group of investors led by its top executives are buying most of Vivendi’s stake in the world’s largest video game publisher in an $ 8.2-billion transaction.
3-D printers, which can make plastic objects, have long been used in industry but are creeping into the consumer market.
Diego Porqueras’ Deezmaker store in Pasadena is a geeky version of Santa’s workshop, brimming with action figures, chess pieces and jewelry.
Coffee giant Starbucks is targeting foodies with its new menu items. The more upscale lineup will feature products sourced from local farmers and designed to look handmade.
Starbucks Corp. is unleashing a new food lineup that shares more with the artisanal fare at an intimate country cafe than the cookie-cutter products it currently serves at some 19,000 stores in 63 countries.
The Dow adds just 3.22 points to 15,558.83 on Friday. But U.S. stocks are up nearly 19% for the year, and bullish Wall Street analysts expect the market to continue climbing.
NEW YORK — Even the stock rally may need a summer vacation.