November 26, 2009
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February 14, 2012 |
Yahoo Inc.'s discussions to sell its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and its Japanese operations have reached an impasse, according to a person briefed on the matter. Representatives of Alibaba and Softbank Corp., co-owner of Yahoo Japan Corp., are prepared to approach Yahoo Chief Executive Scott Thompson to explore another arrangement that would let companies buy back their stakes, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. The value of the Asian assets is about $11.5 billion, said Sameet Sinha, an analyst at B. Riley & Co. in San Francisco.
March 2, 2014 |
Dear Liz: We have a son who is a high school junior and who is planning on going to college. We met with a college financial planner who suggested we put money in a whole life insurance policy as a way to help get more financial aid. Is that a good idea? Answer: Your "college financial planner" is actually an insurance salesperson who hopes to make a big commission by talking you into an expensive policy you probably don't need. The salesperson is correct that buying a cash-value life insurance policy is one way to hide assets from college financial planning formulas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2013 |
A Los Angeles County judge lifted freeze orders on roughly $3 million in assets belonging to Ramin Salari, the property tax consultant arrested in October on charges that he bribed county Assessor John Noguez to lower tax bills for wealthy clients. On Monday afternoon, Superior Court Judge Shelly Torreabla wrote that prosecutors had been unable “to show good cause” for the freeze orders, which were placed on Salari's property in October and December of last year. She then ordered the district attorney's office to remove liens from Salari's house in Scottsdale, Ariz., and from his mother's home in Encino, and to return four cars, including a BMW, a Mercedes-Benz and a Ferrari.
April 27, 2012 |
Palm Desert National Bank was seized by regulators Friday and sold to Pacific Premier Bank of Costa Mesa, which promised to be open for business as usual Monday. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said depositors of the one-branch bank would be unaffected because Pacific Premier agreed to take all $123 million in Palm Desert deposits. Pacific Premier President Stephen Gardner said customers of the Palm Desert bank "will continue to conduct business as normal with the employees with whom they have built a solid long-term relationship.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2001
Re "U.S. Coalition Freezes Assets in Terror War," Nov. 8: The U.S. needs to take freezing the assets a step further. These assets should be used to aid and rebuild what the terrorist attacks have destroyed, whether it be to rebuild the twin towers, aid the families who lost loved ones or put money into the rebuilding of Afghanistan. Good always triumphs over evil, and wouldn't justice be served by using Osama bin Laden's and Al Qaeda's money to do the job? Mara Abrams Newbury Park