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BUSINESS
March 12, 2003 | James Flanigan
For most people thinking about war and terrorism, any mention of the word "cell" conjures up thoughts of enemy agents in our midst. For Dr. Robert Chow, however, the word brings to mind something altogether different: a chance to give hope to the gravely ill. Chow is chairman of StemCyte Inc., an Arcadia start-up firm that specializes in using cord blood stem cells -- the kind taken from the umbilical cords of newborns -- to help treat cancer patients.
WORLD
June 20, 2013 | By Don Lee, Los Angeles Times
BEIJING - After nearly two decades in Beijing, David Wolf knew it was time for a change when his 11-year-old son, Aaron, somberly asked him, "Dad, when you were growing up, did you ever have PE outdoors?" Wolf had grown up in smog-choked Los Angeles in the 1970s, but even that wasn't nearly as bad as Beijing today. His son, like many young students in the city, has been kept inside for months, with the luckier children getting the chance to exercise under huge air-filtered domes that their international schools have built.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1994 | BERT ELJERA
The city's business outlook and what it has to offer prospective businesses will be discussed from 8:30 a.m. to noon today in the Community Services Building, 8200 Westminster Blvd. Mayor Charles V. Smith, local developers and business leaders will discuss current and planned projects, leasing opportunities and the role of the Redevelopment Agency in development projects. Lunch will be served, and city employees will provide tours to local project sites.
BUSINESS
March 17, 1998 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Miki Nakamura returned last month from a trip to Japan and, despite what the country's poor economy might suggest, it's still an opportune time for U.S. companies to develop business relationships in the region, she said. "Because the economy is bad, people tend to save their money more, but that doesn't mean they won't buy anything," said Nakamura, director of the USA-Japan Trade Expansion Center in Pensacola, Fla. "There's a change of lifestyle there.
NEWS
November 5, 1989 | STEVE WILSTEIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Melvin Belli, the barrister of disaster, went into action on lawsuits from the big earthquake almost as soon as he stopped shaking at Candlestick Park. Belli filed $22 million in claims against the state Oct. 27 on behalf of 10 victims of the Oct. 17 collapse of Interstate 880--the Nimitz Freeway--which killed at least 41 people. The claims--$3 million for each of two wrongful deaths and $2 million for each of eight injured survivors--are the first step in what Belli's partner, Richard E.
NEWS
September 13, 1993 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Portable phone to his right, Turkish coffee and three other telephones to his left, Said Kanaan was ready. The smiling face of Yasser Arafat on the wall behind left little doubt about Kanaan's political loyalties, but for him--as for other influential Palestinians who have spent the last quarter of a century under Israeli occupation--the true struggle suddenly was no longer political.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1996 | TIM MAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a venture that is part journalism and part promotion of business opportunities, an engineer and a minister have teamed up to publish a newspaper targeting African Americans in the San Fernando Valley. "It's been needed for a long time," said the Rev. Zedar E. Broadous, president of the San Fernando Valley Branch of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2012 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
Robert DeNiro co-owns restaurants and Jennifer Lopez sells perfume and clothes, but the most coveted job for multihyphenate celebs these days is something a bit less glitzy and a lot more geeky - tech entrepreneur. Thanks in large part to the success of Ashton Kutcher, a prolific angel investor who has funded dozens of start-ups and plugs them to his nearly 10 million Twitter followers, stars are looking beyond Hollywood for business opportunities. Now A-listers are leveraging their considerable celebrity clout and finances to form their own start-ups, launch mobile applications, fund companies or serve as creative directors to major tech brands.
WORLD
November 2, 2012 | By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times
BEIJING - At 49, Wang Zeqiang has achieved the Chinese equivalent of the American dream. Raised in the cornfields of eastern China's Shandong province, he founded an auto parts business that today has several dozen employees. He has two houses, two cars and, because he's rich enough to pay the fines for defying the country's family planning policy, two children. Now, all that is missing - what he covets most - is a foreign passport. "In China, there is so much pressure," said Wang, who recently hired a consulting firm to advise him on his first choice, Australia.
WORLD
September 29, 2012 | By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times
BEIJING - With the Mid-Autumn Festival fast approaching, Yang Haijuan dropped by the posh China World Hotel to pick up three deluxe sets of mooncakes, gifts for her friends. She'd chosen the eight-cake "Autumn Elegance" boxes, covered in golden fabric and embroidered flowers, at a cost of $63. Each came in a thick, sparkly, gold and red shopping bag with rope-like handles. "I'm buying more this year and spending more than last year," said Yang, a human resources specialist. But she'll get even more boxes of pastries than she'll give: Yang expects to receive up to 20 boxes, from colleagues, friends and family members as gifts for the festival, which is Sunday.
BUSINESS
September 25, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Maybe the attraction is Silicon Beach, the swath of Los Angeles that is home to so many tech start-ups. Or maybe it's just the beach. Either way, Northern California technology titans and wannabes increasingly are sinking money into trophy homes from the Hollywood Hills to the beach in a kind of Silicon Valley south. Making tsunami-like waves so far this year are three Westside transactions: •Billionaire venture capitalist and hedge fund manager Peter Thiel cherry-picked a house in the Hollywood Hills this spring for $11.5 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before hearing NBC's spin. The Skinny: I need to take a crash course on the Olympics so I can at least pretend to know what I'm talking about. Send me your cheat sheets. Tuesday's headlines include Fox's landing of Mariah Carey as a judge on "American Idol," former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks is to be officially charged in the phone hacking scandal that took that tabloid down, and Thursday may no longer be the most important night for the TV business.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2012 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
Robert DeNiro co-owns restaurants and Jennifer Lopez sells perfume and clothes, but the most coveted job for multihyphenate celebs these days is something a bit less glitzy and a lot more geeky - tech entrepreneur. Thanks in large part to the success of Ashton Kutcher, a prolific angel investor who has funded dozens of start-ups and plugs them to his nearly 10 million Twitter followers, stars are looking beyond Hollywood for business opportunities. Now A-listers are leveraging their considerable celebrity clout and finances to form their own start-ups, launch mobile applications, fund companies or serve as creative directors to major tech brands.
BUSINESS
March 19, 2012 | By David Lazarus
Apple says it will spend some of its nearly $100 billion in ready cash on a quarterly dividend and a three-year stock buyback program. The dividend is probably a good idea -- investors have been thirsting for a bigger taste of the company's success. The stock buyback, not so much. "A quarterly dividend will provide recurrent income to our shareholders, and we also believe it will broaden Apple's investor base by attracting new investors who don't currently own Apple stock," says Apple CEO Tim Cook.
SPORTS
December 10, 1987
Andre McCarter, assistant coach of the UCLA men's basketball team, has resigned to pursue other business opportunities.
WORLD
October 20, 2010 | By Megan K. Stack, Los Angeles Times
The girls from the drama academy cost the most. Actresses are pretty, after all, and pretty is the point. Steady access to their sexual favors could cost a man more than $25,000 a year, not to mention the perks and gifts they would expect. The gentleman on a budget had better browse through students at the tourism institute, or perhaps the business school. Women there can be had for as low as $5,000 a year. Those are the prices advertised by the young man who calls himself "Student Ding," a senior at Shanghai University who, in the grand tradition of Chinese entrepreneurship, is earning his money by working as a pimp.
WORLD
September 15, 2010 | By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times
The upcoming launch of Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant has sparked fresh worries in the Persian Gulf about a possible atomic accident, but also will usher in an era of business opportunities for the oil-rich and strategically vital region. Most experts see little chance of a Chernobyl-like accident at Bushehr that would spread a vast radioactive cloud. But gulf residents remain concerned about what they describe as a lack of transparency on the plant and the safety records of Iran as well as Russia, which completed the plant and will help run it for at least a year.
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