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Billionaire financier Warren Buffett already has his hands in newspapers, jewelry, insurance and other holdings. Now, with the acquisition of Oriental Trading Co., the 82-year-old can add party planning.
South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America overstated the fuel economy on nearly a million late model vehicles and will issue owners special debit cards to reimburse the extra money they are paying for fuel.
The owner of Southern California Edison blames a delay in a decision on rate hikes and costs related to its San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
Edison International saw its third-quarter profit fall 55% because of lower energy prices and higher utility costs. The Rosemeadcompany also blamed a delayed decision on rate increases by California regulators.
DreamWorks Animation posts earnings of $ 24.4 million on revenue of $ 186.3 million in the quarter that ended Sept. 30. The results easily exceeded Wall Street estimates.
DreamWorks Animation reported a 24% jump in profit in the third quarter, largely due to the box-office success of its animated film “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.”
AMC, now owned by a Chinese conglomerate, has quietly altered its loyalty plan so that customers get much-less-generous credits for free tickets or food.
AMC Entertainment wants to thank you for patronizing its movie theaters. But not too much.
After a survey found that many java drinkers are baffled by terms such as latte, mocha, venti and grande, Debenhams adopts ‘plain English’ for its cafe menus.
What we’ve got here is “coffee confusion.”
Hurricane Sandy blew away tens of thousands of auto sales and destroyed an undetermined number of cars. After expressing the appropriate sympathy for the victims of this week’s disaster, the industry is now jumping on the opportunity to sell new cars.
The Allroad, a rugged cousin of Audi’s A4 station wagon, blends style and smooth driving. It will appeal to outdoorsy yuppies, or those projecting such an image.
If anecdotal evidence gleaned from trips through L.A.’s moneyed coastal enclaves like Malibu, Pacific Palisades and Manhattan Beach is any indication, there’s a new automotive trend for the outdoorsy yuppie. It’s a station wagon.
Apple shares dropped as much as 2.7% during early trading but recovered part of that loss before closing down 1.4% to $ 595.32.
It was a rough day on Wall Street for Apple Inc., which saw its shares decline as much as 2.7% on the first day of trading since the company announced a sweeping management shake-up.