January 9, 2012 |
Former model Nicole Murphy and football analyst Michael Strahan have listed their house in a gated community in Brentwood at $6.95 million. Designed for entertaining, the contemporary Mediterranean features two dens, a wet bar, a theater room, a wine cellar, an elevator, six bedrooms and eight bathrooms in 9,200 square feet. The master suite includes a sitting area, fireplace, dual bathrooms, dual closets and a balcony. A deck overlooks the swimming pool, spa and yard. Murphy, 43, was married to comedian Eddie Murphy from 1993 to 2006.
January 25, 2010 |
Not since biblical times has the arrival of a tablet been greeted with such anticipation. Apple Inc. won't reveal the details of what is widely expected to be a new tablet computer until Wednesday, but it has already shaken up the publishing world, whose executives wonder whether the device will revolutionize the distribution of newspapers, magazines and books in the same way that the iPod transformed the music industry. Fueling widespread speculation, Apple last week invited reporters to "come see our latest creation" but provided no other information.
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May 16, 2012 |
Harold A. "Red" Poling, a former Ford Motor Co. chairman and chief executive officer who helped lead the automaker through two recessions, has died. He was 86. Poling died Saturday at his home in Pacific Grove, on the Monterey Peninsula, the Dearborn, Mich.-based company announced. The cause was not given. As chairman and chief executive from 1990 to 1994, Poling led the company through a deep recession, when Ford's sales in North America and Europe plunged and losses totaled $9.64 billion in 1991 and 1992.
March 3, 2010 |
Since she was hired two years ago as a medical assistant, Jennifer Simonsis has come to an agreement with her employer: During the winter, she gets time off to see her doctor, frequent breaks and help in setting up a light-therapy lamp at her desk. Simonsis gets workplace accommodations for seasonal affective disorder, or SAD -- depression triggered by limited daylight in winter. Pointing to a federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against the disabled, some SAD sufferers say they are entitled to schedule changes, access to windows and other modifications.
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May 7, 2011 |
A group of San Joaquin Valley irrigation districts is demanding that the federal government close the just-revived commercial salmon season off the Oregon and California coasts, a move bound to further inflame relations between farmers and salmon fishermen. In a U.S. District Court lawsuit filed Thursday, the San Joaquin River Group Authority contends that federal fishery managers acted improperly when they recently reopened the commercial salmon season after two years of unprecedented closures.
November 12, 2008 |
TJX Cos., which operates the T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores, reported a 6% decline in third-quarter profit as unfavorable exchange rates and a tough economy crimped results for the discount apparel retailer. The company also forecast a lower-than-expected fourth-quarter profit and cut its fiscal 2009 outlook. Profit declined to $235.8 million for the three-month period ended Oct. 25. That compares with $249.5 million in the year-earlier period.
August 16, 2009
Weekly survey of 20 Orange and L.A. County lenders as of 8/12/2009 Loans to $417,000 Week ended 8/12/2009 Week ended 8/5/2009 Week ended 2/11/2009 30-year fixed 5.52%+0.26pt 5.38%+0.28pt 5.35%+0.36pt 15-year fixed 4.96%+0.23pt 4.87%+0.33pt 5.08%+0.41pt $417,000 and up 30-year fixed 6.23%+0.47pt 6.25%+0.43pt 6.60%+0.35pt 15-year fixed 5.81%+0.44pt 5.88%+0.38pt 6.09%+0.39pt Home equity lines 5.31% 5.31% 4.82% Home equity loans 9.02% 9.02% 8.87% 6-month LIBOR 0.87% 0.91% 1.73% 1-year Treasury 0.49% 0.49% 0.54% 6-month Treasury 0.29% 0.26% 0.41% 6-month CD 0.45% 0.48% 1.76% Prime rate 3.25% 3.25% 3.25% 11th District cost of funds 6/2009 5/2009 12/2008 1.599% 1.832% 2.757% Compiled by HSH Associates, Financial Publishers; www.hsh.