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Cellphone thefts on the rise

November 1, 2012 |

In L.A., cellphone thefts are up 27% this year. A national database to track reported stolen phones, which would decrease their resale value, goes into effect next year.

Calling to report one of the increasingly common theft crimes in U.S. cities could be difficult.



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Strong auto sales in U.S. offset weakness in Europe

October 31, 2012 |

Shares of GM and Ford soar on positive earnings news.

Despite slumping sales and continuing financial turmoil in Europe, the third quarter still turned out to be a profitable one for U.S. automakers.



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Apple stock price falls sharply; iPad mini reviews begin appearing

October 31, 2012 |

It’s been a rough day on Wall Street so far for Apple, which has seen shares fall as much as 2.6% in morning trading.



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Eurozone unemployment at record high 11.6%; 18.5 million jobless

October 31, 2012 |

Unemployment in the 17 nations that make up the Eurozone monetary union reached a record high in September, hitting 11.6% as 18.5 million people found themselves jobless.



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Wall Street prepares for reopening of NYSE, other markets

October 31, 2012 |

After being shut down for two days, the financial district is hoping to make it through Wednesday without any breakdowns in its systems.

New York Stock Exchange trader Doreen Mogavero normally leaves her Staten Island home at 7:30 a.m. for a comfortable 45-minute drive to work.



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Disney adds ‘Star Wars’ to its galaxy

October 31, 2012 |

Disney’s big-bucks purchase of Lucasfilm gives it control of the blockbuster film franchise created by George Lucas. The media giant plans to exploit it through sequels, TV and theme parks.

Adding another marquee pop-culture property to its roster, Walt Disney Co. has agreed to pay $ 4.05 billion to acquire the company that controls the blockbuster “Star Wars” franchise — allowing Disney to exploit the brand through film, television, consumer products and theme parks.



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Allergan may sell Lap-Band unit amid declining sales

October 31, 2012 |

The Irvine-based Botox maker says Lap-Band revenue fell for the fifth consecutive quarter amid a swarm of negative publicity.

Allergan Inc. is considering selling its Lap-Band weight-loss unit amid rapidly declining sales and a swarm of negative publicity about patient deaths and a criminal investigation of one of its former customers.



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Blue Shield of California will return $50 million to customers

October 30, 2012 |

Blue Shield said the move is part of its pledge to limit its annual profit to 2% of revenue. Most customers will get credit on their December bills.

Health insurer Blue Shield of California said it would return $ 50 million to customers by year-end as part of its pledge to limit its annual profit to 2% of revenue.



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Proposition 37 losing in late Business Roundtable-Pepperdine poll

October 30, 2012 |

SACRAMENTO — Backing for Proposition 37, the genetically engineered food labeling initiative, is falling, fast.



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Record U.S. profits offset Ford’s third-quarter losses in Europe

October 30, 2012 |

Strong profits in the U.S. are offsetting growing losses in Europe, Ford Motor Co. reported Tuesday.



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