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SPORTS
March 2, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The agent for Mike Trout knew for days that the Angels would “renew” the contract of the star outfielder Mike Trout because they were far apart in negotiations for a 2013 salary. But when Trout was assigned a salary of $510,000 on Saturday, a mere $20,000 above the major league minimum, after winning American League rookie of the year honors and finishing second in voting for most valuable player last season, Craig Landis was stunned. “During the process, on behalf of Mike, I asked only that the Angels compensate Mike fairly for his historic 2012 season, given his service time,” Landis, who represents Trout, said in an email.
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SPORTS
April 4, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA extended Athletic Director Dan Guerrero's contract through 2019. Guerrero will receive $734,774 in base pay, with a 5% raise each year of the contract. He can also earn up to $105,000 in bonuses tied to academic and athletic achievements. Guerrero will also receive a $734,000 retention bonus if he remains at the university through April 1, 2018. The buyout in the package can be no less than one year's base pay. Guerrero is also owed a retention bonus of $750,000 from the contract he signed in 2008 and was to run through 2017.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2013 | By Paige St. John
When California corrections officials found what they described as alarming defects in half of the GPS monitors worn by sex offenders and other parolees statewide, they moved immediately to break the contract with the company that supplied them.  A Sacramento judge said their concerns justified refusing to give the company more work, but he also ruled the state should not have given its existing work to a firm without competitive bidding....
SPORTS
September 29, 2011
The Dodgers have four players under contract for 2012 and they will make about $33.75 million. They are: Ted Lilly: $12 million Juan Uribe: $8 million Matt Guerrier: $4.75 Chad Billingsley: $9 million Total: $33.75 million
SPORTS
March 13, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
The Reggie Bush rumors appear to be coming to an end, as ESPN is reporting that the free-agent running back has agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Detroit Lions. [Updated at 1:08 p.m.: Bush was introduced as a member of the Lions at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Terms of his contract were not disclosed. ] Reports earlier Wednesday had the Lions as a leading contender for Bush's services, after the former USC star visited Detroit on Tuesday and was said to have left with an offer to become the team's full-time running back.
NATIONAL
February 22, 2010 | By Kathleen Hennessey
Although "tea party" activists and other conservatives claim kinship with the founding fathers and the Spirit of '76, their emerging strategy for the November elections has more in common with the Spirit of '94 -- the year Republicans ended 40 years of Democratic dominance on Capitol Hill. Conservative strategists centered the 1994 Republican campaign on a "Contract with America." This year, GOP leaders in the House have pledged to issue their own, updated version of that agenda, which is widely credited with having helped Republicans focus their message and win a historic victory.
BUSINESS
December 31, 2012 | By Christine Mai-Duc
For most people who unwrapped new iPhones this Christmas, lengthy contracts from cellphone companies are a matter of fact. But when 13-year-old Gregory Hofmann found a new iPhone under the tree Christmas morning, he discovered a few other strings, too - 18 of them, to be exact. The new iPhone, which he'd been asking for all year, came with an 18-point list of “terms and conditions” - all drawn up by his mother. “Merry Christmas! You are now the proud owner of an iPhone,” the contract begins.
NEWS
January 23, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
Shortly before Monday night's critical face-off in Tampa between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, a consulting firm founded by Gingrich released a contract outlining Gingrich's work on behalf of Freddie Mac. The move is likely to defuse a grenade that Romney planned to lob at Gingrich during tonight's debate at the University of South Florida. Ron Paul and Rick Santorum will also be debating. Romney, a multimillionaire who has been facing pressure from Gingrich to release his tax returns and has argued that the former House speaker was influence-peddling, has in turn been arguing that Gingrich should release contracts related to work for the federally-backed mortgage guarantor as well as confidential documents related to a congressional ethics investigation that led to Gingrich being fined $300,000.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2011 | By P.J. Huffstutter, Los Angeles Times
The grocery workers union and Southern California's three leading supermarkets agreed to extend their main labor contract through the end of the month. The contract previously had been set to expire Sunday night. Labor and grocery officials declined to comment Friday on the specific issues being negotiated, saying only that the discussions included employee wages, healthcare benefits and pensions. A spokeswoman for Ralphs said both sides also agreed to meet several more times over the next few weeks to continue negotiating.
BUSINESS
April 1, 2012 | By Kenneth R. Harney
WASHINGTON — What's behind the unusually high rate of contract cancellations and settlement delays in the real estate market? With signs of recovery emerging in many parts of the country, shouldn't deals be zipping along with minimal complications? Apparently not. Nearly one-third of realty agents in a new national survey reported experiencing contract cancellations — purchases crumbling before closing — in February. That's up dramatically from a similar poll 12 months earlier, when just 9% of agents reported cancellations.
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