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ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" is now yukking it up with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. IATSE, the union representing crew members who worked behind the scenes on film and TV shows, said Wednesday that technical employees of “The Daily Show” have unanimously ratified their first collective bargaining agreement. The contract is the culmination of negotiations between IATSE and the producers of the hit made-for-basic-cable series after voluntary recognition of the union by the employer, IATSE said.
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SPORTS
January 26, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers have signed guard Manny Harris to a second 10-day contract, the team announced Sunday. Harris was recently called up from the NBA Development League, where he played for the Lakers' affiliate (D-Fenders). Through five games with the Lakers, Harris has averaged 6.4 points and 3.6 rebounds, playing a robust 20.9 minutes a night. Harris will earn $52,017 through the contract, making his total earnings at $104,034 for 20 days with the Lakers. Once his second deal is up, the Lakers will have to either let him go as a free agent or sign him for the remainder of the season.
NEWS
March 9, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
The Clippers have signed forward Bobby Simmons to a second 10-day contract, the team announced Friday. Simmons has averaged 4.3 points and 2.8 rebounds in six games with the team while playing backup to Caron Butler. He's also shot well from the three-point-line, making seven of his 16 attempts. Simmons was called up from the D-League and was offered his initial 10-day contract on Feb. 27 after averaging 13.5 points and 7.6 rebounds in 21 games with the Reno Bighorns. Simmons is a nine-year NBA veteran who played for the Clippers for two seasons (2003-05)
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.
SPORTS
March 14, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Calvin Johnson has lived up to his larger-than-life nickname on the field. Now he's being rewarded with the biggest contract in NFL history. The wide receiver known as Megatron has signed a new eight-year contract worth $132 million, including $60 million guaranteed, to remain with the Detroit Lions through the 2019 season. The former No. 2 overall draft pick was entering the final year of the six-year deal he signed with Detroit as a rookie in 2007. Under the former deal, Johnson's contract would have cost the team more than $20 million against their salary cap. "They were happy to get this thing done with, and I was happy as well,” Johnson said.
SPORTS
September 23, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
The 2014 BNP Paribas Open, the largest combined ATP and WTA combined two-week event, will be held March 3-16 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden . ESPN has announced it has renewed its television contract with the tournament through 2020, tournament director Steve Simon said. The 2014 edition of the tournament will once again culminate on ESPN2 on March 14, ESPNEWS on March 15, and both singles finals will air live back-to-back on ESPN2 on March 16. Beginning in 2015, coverage of the final weekend of the tournament will be on ESPN2 on Friday and on ABC on Saturday and Sunday.
SPORTS
August 26, 2013 | By Barry Stavro
Free-agent forward Antawn Jamison told The Times on Monday afternoon that he'd reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Clippers for the veteran's minimum of $1.4 million. Jamison, a 15-year veteran who spent last season with the Lakers, has stated his desire to play for an NBA title contender at this point in his career. The 6-foot-9 forward is coming off an uneven season in which he averaged career lows in points (9.4), rebounds (4.8) and assists (0.7) while shooting 46.4%.
SPORTS
January 30, 2013
New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez has already admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs from 2001 to 2003. But now A-Rod is said to be one of several people who received PEDs from a now-closed Florida clinic as recently as last year, according to a report Tuesday by the Miami New Times. A spokesman for Rodriguez has denied the report. Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss whether the Yankees should try to find a way to void the slugger's hefty contract and if such an attempt would be successful.
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.
BUSINESS
March 9, 1989
Vernitron Controls in San Diego won a $41,480 contract from the Navy to supply transmitters.
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