November 26, 2009
Mail.com Media Corp. assets Mail.com: Portal that includes e-mail services, news and other information. Many links to other MMC sites. HollywoodLife.com: Celebrity and fashion news, run by Bonnie Fuller. Deadline.com: Entertainment industry news, run by Nikki Finke. Movieline.com: Movie and television news, run by former editors of Defamer. OnCars.com: Joint venture with Motr Inc., for car buyers and enthusiasts. Fan.com: Web address owned by MMC that hasn't yet launched.
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.
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
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
November 21, 1995
Re "Court Widens Power to Seize Criminals' Assets," Nov. 8: The Supreme Court allowed a convicted drug dealer to forfeit $400,000 in personal assets, in return for which his sentence was reduced from 50 years to 20. Observers cited in the article criticized the court's decision only because it may motivate prosecutors to seek larger forfeitures. Doesn't anyone see anything wrong with a policy that allows convicts to buy time off their sentences? STEPHEN A. MILLER San Diego
January 18, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - A new advocacy organization launched by aides to President Obama on Friday will lease the database developed by his reelection campaign, which plans to hold onto such valuable assets for the foreseeable future. The arrangement will give Obama aides tight control over the use of the voter files, software and email lists assembled for his reelection bid, which are coveted by other Democratic candidates and interest groups. While the new group, Organizing for Action, does not have an exclusive deal to use those tools, the campaign has not yet made any decisions about who else will get access to them, according to a campaign official.