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Facebook testing paid-post service in U.S.

October 4, 2012 |

Facebook is testing a service that lets users pay to promote posts to friends, just as advertisers do, which will bump them higher in your friends’ news feeds.

Facebook has long declared that it’s “free and always will be.” And it still is — unless you want more friends to see what you have to say.



L.A. Times – Business

Allergan drops bid for FDA approval to promote Lap-Band for teens

October 4, 2012 |

Doctors already can perform Lap-Band surgery on minors with parental consent. The FDA approval would have allowed Allergan to market Lap-Band specifically for younger people.

The maker of the Lap-Band weight-loss device, Allergan Inc., has dropped its controversial bid for federal approval to market the product for overweight teens.



L.A. Times – Business

T-Mobile purchase of MetroPCS is good for consumers, for now

October 3, 2012 |

Adding MetroPCS will create a stronger T-Mobile that’s more able to compete with wireless giants AT&T and Verizon, at least until the next big merger.

Consumers would normally shake their heads in dismay at news of yet another market-shrinking telecom merger.



L.A. Times – Business

Stocks edge higher following private hiring report

October 3, 2012 |

A pair of encouraging economic reports helped nudge the stock market higher Wednesday. Measures of business activity in the service sector and job growth last month came in better than economists had expected.



L.A. Times – Business

Service sector growth up in September, private ISM index shows

October 3, 2012 |

WASHINGTON — The U.S. service sector grew at a faster rate in September than in the previous month, according to a key index updated Wednesday, another positive economic sign before Friday’s government jobs report.



L.A. Times – Business

U.S.-Mexico tomato fight puts jobs, prices on the line

October 3, 2012 |

Tomato growers in Florida and other states accuse Mexican farmers of illegal dumping. The Commerce Department may side with them, though some U.S. groups disagree.

MEXICO CITY — Mexico and the United States are gearing for a costly showdown over fresh tomatoes — a $ 3.5-billion business for the two countries — in a move that could boost the fortunes of some American tomato farmers but raise prices for U.S. consumers.



L.A. Times – Business

Measure of US home prices rises by most in 6 years

October 3, 2012 |

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of U.S. home prices jumped 4.6 percent in August compared with a year ago, the largest year-over-year increase in more than six years.



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Prosperity in swing states may be key in presidential race

October 3, 2012 |

Economic advances in several hotly contested states, including Ohio and Virginia, could get Obama key electoral votes.

Are you better off now than four years ago?



L.A. Times – Business

L.A. feature film shoots plunge in third quarter

October 2, 2012 |

After two consecutive quarters of growth, feature film shoots on the streets of Los Angeles plunged in the third quarter.



L.A. Times – Business

Stocks give up early gains on Wall Street

October 2, 2012 |

Mixed signals on the world economy tugged major stock indexes lower on Tuesday.



L.A. Times – Business