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Lawmaker questions Disney’s plan for wristband data

January 25, 2013 |

‘MagicBands’ to be used by Walt Disney World parkgoers will contain computer chips that a congressman fears could be used to gather marketing data on children. Disney says wristbands will be optional.

A congressman from Massachusetts raised questions Thursday about how Walt Disney Co. will use information it collects when it gives parkgoers new wristbands embedded with computer chips.


L.A. Times – Business

Percentage of homes in foreclosure drops nationwide

January 24, 2013 |

The percentage of homes in foreclosure dropped nationwide last month, but the percentage of borrowers behind on their payments rose slightly, according to a report released Wednesday.


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WellPoint’s 4th quarter profit jumps

January 24, 2013 |

WellPoint posts a higher-than-expected 38% increase in earnings, but its forecast for $ 7.60 a share in full-year earnings is below analyst expectations.

Health insurance giant WellPoint Inc. gave a lower-than-expected profit outlook for 2013 as it prepares for the federal healthcare overhaul and continues to search for a new chief executive.


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Number of homes entering foreclosure drops 22.1% to six-year low

January 24, 2013 |

The decrease in default notices, coupled with a decline in home repossessions, could help quicken the recovery in the real estate market.

California’s foreclosure crisis eased considerably during the final quarter of last year, with the number of homes entering foreclosure dropping to a six-year low.


L.A. Times – Business

Number of homes entering foreclosure drops 22.1% to six-year low

January 24, 2013 |

The decrease in default notices, coupled with a decline in home repossessions, could help quicken the recovery in the real estate market.

California’s foreclosure crisis eased considerably during the final quarter of last year, with the number of homes entering foreclosure dropping to a six-year low.


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THQ bankruptcy auction closes; video game rivals pick up assets

January 24, 2013 |

The Agoura Hills company sells most of its assets for $ 72 million. Koch Media buys ‘Saints Row’; Sega gets ‘Company of Heroes.’

THQ? RIP.
L.A. Times – Business

Apple shares tumble after relatively unimpressive earnings report

January 24, 2013 |

Apple posts record revenue and profit, but disappointed investors send its shares sliding more than 10% in after-hours trading.

Apple Inc. may still make products customers love, but its latest earnings report appears to have broken investors’ hearts.


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‘Gozi’ computer virus hit bank accounts, officials say; 3 charged

January 24, 2013 |

U.S. prosecutors say a Russian, a Latvian and a Romanian have been arrested for spreading a virus to steal online banking data worldwide.

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors said they had foiled an international cyber-crime ring that targeted bank accounts in the U.S. and around the globe.


L.A. Times – Business

Apple reports flat first-quarter earnings; shares drop nearly 5%

January 23, 2013 |

Apple Inc. reported flat fiscal first-quarter earnings, sending shares plummeting nearly 5% in after-hours trading.


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