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UCLA may be among bidders for St. John’s Health Center

March 24, 2013 |

A potential partnership between UCLA and Ascension Health Alliance is among proposals the owner of St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica is said to be weighing.

UCLA and the nation’s largest Catholic healthcare system are teaming up on a potential acquisition of St. John’s Health Center, a storied Santa Monica hospital up for sale after a recent management shake-up.


L.A. Times – Business

L.A. County jobless rate rises slightly to 10.4% in January

March 24, 2013 |

Despite the uptick from 10.3% in December, the county appears poised for steady improvement this year along with the rest of California, economists say.

Despite a slight uptick in the unemployment rate in January, Los Angeles County appears poised for steady improvement in 2013 along with the rest of the Golden State.


L.A. Times – Business

FCC’s Genachowski to step down; some hope for tougher successor

March 24, 2013 |

The chairman focused the FCC on expanding high-speed Internet access and helped stop AT&T from buying T-Mobile. Some groups say Genachowski could have done more for consumers.

WASHINGTON — The departure of Julius Genachowski as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has some public interest groups hoping his successor will fight harder for consumers against the growing clout of telecommunications giants.


L.A. Times – Business

HBO gives Silicon Valley the royal treatment

March 23, 2013 |

Hoping to boost its tech ties, HBO courts digerati with a showy ‘Game of Thrones’ rollout.

SAN FRANCISCO — As HBO adapts its television empire to the digital age, it’s rolling out the red carpet to Silicon Valley.


L.A. Times – Business

Toyota offers little to rave about in 2013 RAV4

March 23, 2013 |

While it’s functional and more sporty than past Toyotas, it can’t match the rapidly improving sophistication of such vehicles as the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape

It’s all crossovers these days.


L.A. Times – Business

Wall Street sees opportunity in marijuana

March 23, 2013 |

Hoping to cash in if pot becomes legal nationwide, entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to potential investors.

BELVIDERE, N.J. — Amid the whir of fans and the glow of soft white light, workers tended to bright green seedlings sprouting in a giant greenhouse.


L.A. Times – Business

House buyer must have liked actor Ryan Phillippe’s ‘Setup’

March 23, 2013 |

Phillippe sells his Hollywood Hills West home for $ 6 million. He bought it for $ 7.175 million in 2008, after his marriage to actress Reese Witherspoon ended.

Whether it was the two-story entry hall that doubled as a gym or the 60-foot swimming pool with underwater speakers, Ryan Phillippe’s tricked-out home in Hollywood Hills West enticed a buyer to shell out $ 6 million.


L.A. Times – Business

When work is a thrill ride

March 23, 2013 |

Tim Burkhart oversees construction at all Six Flags theme parks and is the first to ride new roller coasters. He has led the team that designed and built nine of the Valencia park’s 17 coasters.

The gig: Tim Burkhart, 54, is corporate vice president of maintenance and construction for Six Flags Entertainment Corp. , the parent company of Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia and 17 other parks in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.


L.A. Times – Business

How Apple invites facile analysis

March 23, 2013 |

Conjecture and misunderstanding can trump actual knowledge when it comes to evaluating a company; the hubbub surrounding Apple is a case study.

For those of us not directly invested in Apple, the stock’s trajectory over the last six months has been a thrill ride to rival anything you’ll find at Magic Mountain.


L.A. Times – Business

Occidental chief Chazen’s pay drops as shares fall

March 22, 2013 |

Occidental Petroleum Corp., whose former chief executive officer was the highest paid energy executive in 2009, reduced the compensation package for chief executive Stephen Chazen 10% last year as shares fell.


L.A. Times – Business