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How I Made It: Evernote CEO Phil Libin

August 4, 2013 |

Evernote Chief Executive Phil Libin, a serial entrepreneur, wrestles with how to keep the app producer an innovative and interesting place to work as it gets bigger.

The gig: Phil Libin, 41, is chief executive of Evernote, which makes apps that let people store notes and other content that is important to them and make those items available across many devices. The original Evernote app launched in 2008 and the Redwood City, Calif., company now has 66 million users. Along the way, it has raised more than $ 200 million in venture capital, and with its most recent round of funding in 2012 it has been valued at $ 1 billion.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Actor David Spade sells oceanfront house in Malibu

August 3, 2013 |

The buyers are Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos and his wife, Nicole Avant, according to public records. The sales price is not disclosed.

After several outings beachcombing for buyers, actor David Spade has said “buh-bye” to his oceanfront house in Malibu.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Spirit Airlines thrives in the cheap seats

August 3, 2013 |

Asking passengers to pick up around their seats is just one way Spirit Airlines tries to cut costs. But it doesn’t skimp on fees.

MIRAMAR, Fla. — At the headquarters for low-cost Spirit Airlines Inc., the word “cheap” is not an insult. It’s a business philosophy championed by the airline’s chief executive, Ben Baldanza.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Jump-starting electric vehicle sales with workplace charging stations

August 3, 2013 |

Electric vehicle enthusiasts aim to boost the viability of the EV industry by encouraging employers to add charging stations.

Electric cars will probably remain a tiny niche of the auto industry until drivers see a serious expansion of charging stations.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Wall Street shrugs off July jobs data as stocks edge up

August 3, 2013 |

Stocks barely budge after the Labor Department reported the U.S. added 162,000 jobs last month, fewer than economists had predicted but still a sign the economy is improving, however sluggishly.

NEW YORK — The federal government’s monthly bombshell landed with a thud on Wall Street.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Unemployment rate falls to 7.4% but job growth weakens in July

August 3, 2013 |

The U.S. economy adds 162,000 net new jobs in July, below analysts’ expectations and the smallest payroll increase in four months.

WASHINGTON — The nation’s unemployment rate for July fell to the lowest level since the depths of the Great Recession, but that good news was tempered by a slowdown in job growth, a slight decline in the labor force and a continuing pattern of new hires in lower-paying industries.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Judge denies class status for women suing Wal-Mart in California

August 3, 2013 |

A U.S. District Court judge says discrimination cases involving female workers at Wal-Mart vary too much to be grouped together.

Female Wal-Mart workers in California suing for gender discrimination can’t pursue their claims against the retailer as a group because the evidence didn’t show they had enough in common, a judge said.

    


L.A. Times – Business

CBS channels go dark on Time Warner Cable

August 2, 2013 |

Unable to come to terms on a new distribution agreement, CBS-owned channels have gone dark on Time Warner Cable systems around the country, including Los Angeles and New York City.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks fall after tepid jobs report

August 2, 2013 |

A tepid jobs report caused the stock market to stall on Friday, a day after the Standard & Poor’s 500 index broke through 1,700 points for the first time.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Feds, states want Apple to revamp e-book practices

August 2, 2013 |

The Justice Department and 33 state attorneys general want to force Apple to sign contracts with publishers that don’t prevent Apple or other e-book stores from competing on price.

    


L.A. Times – Business