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Angelenos react to the jobs report

September 8, 2012 |

People in downtown Los Angeles have diverse opinions about the August jobs report, but many agree that a turnaround would take more than a couple of months.

The latest snapshot of the U.S. employment picture is sparking conversation among Americans worried about the current economic climate and how it might affect the presidential race.



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Ben & Jerry’s sues over ‘Ben & Cherry’s’ porn series

September 8, 2012 |

Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s sues in federal court over titles such as ‘Boston Cream Thighs’ and ‘Peanut Butter D-Cups.’ The Canoga Park DVD producer must stop distribution as the case proceeds.

Caballero Video in Canoga Park, one of the area’s oldest pornography studios, sought to pay homage to Ben & Jerry’s with its X-rated “Ben & Cherry’s” flicks. The ice cream maker wasn’t impressed.



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Gov. Brown used political muscle to revive workers’ comp bill

September 8, 2012 |

In less than 24 hours, Gov. Jerry Brown pushed through a nearly dead workers’ comp bill, showing what decades of political experience can deliver on deadline.

SACRAMENTO — A controversial workers’ compensation overhaul bill was all but dead last week. Then Gov. Jerry Brown stepped in.



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Warner Bros. eyes the future through its ‘tech ops’

September 8, 2012 |

Warner Bros. is embracing high tech, including hosting Silicon Valley-style ‘hackathon’ events to spur innovation. Studio’s program is unusual in an industry known for resistance to new technology.

The lobbies of most Hollywood offices are decorated with movie posters and Academy Awards.



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Stocks rise slightly after weak jobs report

September 8, 2012 |

Stocks on Wall Street are closing slightly higher following news that the U.S. economy added fewer jobs than expected in August.



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Kroger profit edges down but tops expectations

September 7, 2012 |

Kroger Co., operator of Ralphs and other supermarket chains, said its profit slipped slightly in its second quarter on higher expenses and an increased tax rate.



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Intel cuts revenue outlook on softer demand

September 7, 2012 |

Intel is cutting its third-quarter revenue forecast due to softer-than-expected demand for its chips amid difficult economic conditions.



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Stocks mixed after poor August jobs report

September 7, 2012 |

Stocks initially — but barely — continued their rise despite a disappointing August jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor.



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Mortgage debt relief may bring new pain: a tax bill

September 7, 2012 |

A special exemption on principal reduction and other aid from banks, in place since 2007, is set to expire at year’s end. Some lawmakers are seeking an extension.

WASHINGTON — Struggling homeowners who obtain reductions in their mortgage debt face a new obstacle starting next year — a bill for taxes on that aid.



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Nokia apologizes for faking shots in Lumia 920 camera phone ad

September 7, 2012 |

Nokia’s upcoming Lumia 920 smartphone has a technology that’s supposed to stabilize video. An ad contrasting shaky and stable images was not shot with the phone, Nokia admits.

An ad for a new Nokia Corp. smartphone shows off the device’s amazing ability to stabilize a video shot under rocky conditions.



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