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December 15, 2011 | By Michael Ordoña, Special to the Times
Some of this season's award contending films are the fruit of deep-rooted creative partnerships. Here, we look at three such pairings: the longtime alliance of director Martin Scorsese and editor Thelma Schoonmaker, frequent collaborators David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen, and the budding brotherhood of Oren Moverman and Woody Harrelson. "Hugo" Scorsese and Schoonmaker have worked together on all the director's features since 1980, including "Hugo," which melds the stories of a young orphan living in a Paris train station in the 1930s and the early days of filmmaking.
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BUSINESS
April 24, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Members of the American Postal Workers Union are launching protests Thursday in 27 states to decry a partnership between the U.S. Postal Service and office supply company Staples Inc. to run postal counters at its retail stores.   The agreement between the Postal Service and Staples, announced in November, created a pilot program to operate 82 postal counters at Staples locations across the country. The quick-service counters will be staffed by Staples employees.  Organizers plan to demonstrate at a Staples location in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, one of four protests planned in California.
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BUSINESS
May 17, 1999 | JONATHAN GAW
RealNetworks Inc. and Snap.com today will announce a distribution and content partnership that will pair the Internet's largest streaming audio and video company with the first Web portal focusing on people with high-speed Internet connections. RealNetworks' users searching for streaming media will be sent to a co-branded site on Snap.com, a venture between NBC and CNet Inc. Also, RealNetworks' directory listings and other content will be integrated into Snap.com's site.
BUSINESS
April 22, 2014 | By Don Lee
WASHINGTON - After more than four years and 20 rounds of negotiations, the world's biggest free-trade deal in a generation has come down in good part to this: the United States and Japan squabbling over beef. With President Obama due to arrive Wednesday in Tokyo for a two-day summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, their aides have been pulling all-nighters in the hope of reaching a compromise on tariffs for beef and, to a lesser extent, pork and dairy products. The proposed 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership is seen as the centerpiece of Obama's promised re-balance in foreign policy priorities to fast-growing Asia-Pacific.
BUSINESS
July 12, 1999 | Times Wire Services
International Business Machines said it was looking to develop smaller and more powerful computer chips through a partnership with Photronics, the top U.S. manufacturer of the prints used to create the chips' tiny circuit patterns.
BUSINESS
February 4, 1989
Angeles Mortgage Partners Ltd. said its limited partners approved the conversion of the Los Angeles partnership into a real estate investment trust. It said limited partners will receive one Class A share of Angeles Mortgage Investment Trust for each limited depositary unit.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Joe Flint
The Federal Communication Commission's efforts to apply stricter oversight of partnerships between local television stations has created tensions inside the regulatory agency and with broadcasters. On Wednesday, the FCC's Mass Media Bureau issued a public notice saying it would "closely scrutinize" applications from television stations seeking to enter joint sales agreements or local marketing agreements. Such arrangements have become commonplace in the industry. Typically, a strong station partners with a weaker station on ad sales and/or other operations.
BUSINESS
October 24, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter's relationship with the news industry is already -- shall we say -- a feather in its cap. Now it has hired Vivian Schiller to a newly created position as head of news partnerships. Schiller, a veteran of NPR and the New York Times, is leaving her current job as chief digital officer for NBC News. At Twitter, she will oversee partnerships with news organizations. Twitter relies on the news media and other high-profile users to draw attention and users to the real-time messaging service that often acts like a news wire.
BUSINESS
January 3, 1998 | BARBARA MARSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Consider 1997 the year of the new best friend in biotechnology. Last year, tiny biotech outfits struck multiple partnerships with pharmaceutical-industry titans to speed development and marketing of new drugs. Investments in such arrangements more than doubled nationally in 1997 to $5.9 billion, compared with $2 billion the year before, reports Burrill & Co., a San Francisco-based merchant bank.
BUSINESS
November 6, 2003 | Roger Vincent
Rockefeller Group International Inc. and Los Angeles-based CommonWealth Partners said they were forming a real estate investment management partnership. The venture will provide CommonWealth with financial backing to acquire and develop large-scale office and mixed-use projects across the country on behalf of institutional investors such as the California Public Employees' Retirement System. CommonWealth has about $1.5 billion under management.
BUSINESS
April 22, 2014 | By Don Lee
With President Obama set to arrive Wednesday in Tokyo for a summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, thorny issues in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations will be a key subjects. Here are the basics on the TPP: What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership? The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a trade pact being negotiated among 12 Pacific Rim countries. The TPP is an ambitious effort to shape a comprehensive agreement that would not only reduce tariffs and other barriers to open markets, but also establish standards on a variety of issues affecting trade and international competition.
OPINION
April 21, 2014 | By George Miller, Rosa DeLauro and Louise Slaughter
Many supporters of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade agreement are arguing that its fate rests on President Obama's bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan this week. If Japan and the United States can sort out market access issues for agriculture and automobiles, the wisdom goes, this huge deal - in effect, a North American Free Trade Agreement on steroids - can at last be concluded. But this view obscures the many seemingly intractable problems TPP negotiators are grappling with.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2014 | By Jill Cowan
The state attorney general's office has found that Newport Beach's Hoag Hospital can continue to refuse to provide elective abortions as long as the hospital helps women access those services elsewhere, according to an agreement announced Friday. The agreement, approved by the state and Hoag last month, closes an investigation sparked by allegations that the hospital had misrepresented the effects of its partnership with a Catholic healthcare provider and was limiting women's access to a full array of reproductive health services.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2014 | By Joe Flint
The Federal Communications Commission approved new rules Monday that will greatly reduce and potentially bring to an end the popular practice of business partnerships between competing local television stations. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said such partnerships have been abused by many broadcasters who have used so-called joint sales agreements to get around the regulatory agency's rules limiting the number of television stations a broadcaster can own. The new guidelines are seen as a blow to several big broadcasters including Sinclair Broadcast Group and Nexstar Broadcasting, two of the nation's largest owners of local television stations.
BUSINESS
March 24, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google announced a major partnership for its Glass wearable device with Luxottica, the company behind several popular eyewear brands that include Ray-Ban and Oakley. The Mountain View, Calif., tech giant said Luxottica will lend Glass its expertise in eyewear design and manufacturing. Additionally, Luxottica's thousands of retail locations should help Google later on, when the tech company begins to sell Glass to the general public. Among the other brands made by Luxottica are Vogue-Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Alain Mikli and Arnette.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Joe Flint
The Federal Communication Commission's efforts to apply stricter oversight of partnerships between local television stations has created tensions inside the regulatory agency and with broadcasters. On Wednesday, the FCC's Mass Media Bureau issued a public notice saying it would "closely scrutinize" applications from television stations seeking to enter joint sales agreements or local marketing agreements. Such arrangements have become commonplace in the industry. Typically, a strong station partners with a weaker station on ad sales and/or other operations.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Vodafone Group, which this month lost a bid to buy AT&T Wireless Services Inc., will renegotiate its partnership with and remain a minority shareholder in Verizon Wireless. Chief Executive Arun Sarin said he would open talks over the dividend agreement with Verizon Wireless parent Verizon Communications Inc. and other issues, including a wireless partnership in Italy. The Verizon accord that expires in March 2005 was worth about $1 billion to British Vodafone last year.
BUSINESS
September 24, 1997 | Bloomberg News
Three Los Angeles men were accused by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of defrauding more than 500 investors in a $16-million Ponzi scheme involving the sale of oil and gas partnership interests. The defendants allegedly promised investors in 18 partnerships that they would receive returns of as much as 40% a year. Peter Sacker, Jerry Anderson and Robert M. Kerns were named as defendants in the alleged scheme. Amerivest Financial Group Inc.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
A partnership between Mattel's Barbie and the Girl Scouts is under fire by two advocacy groups who say the deal harms young girls.  Announced in August , the partnership introduced a new Girl Scouts patch for Daisies and Brownies -- girls in kindergarten through third grade -- which features the Barbie logo and the slogan: "Be anything, Do everything. " The partnership is intended to promote a variety of careers Girl Scouts can explore.  The two groups --the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Center for a New American Dream -- criticized the move.
NEWS
March 4, 2014 | By Ingrid Schmidt, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Carrie Bradshaw, “Sex and the City's” shoe-loving character played by Sarah Jessica Parker, is often credited for familiarizing the masses with luxury footwear labels Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin. Now the 48-year-old Parker, whose head-to-heels style off-screen rivals that of her most famous character, has launched a signature shoe line in partnership with Manolo Blahnik CEO George Malkemus. Parker's namesake SJP Collection debuted Friday and consists of 25 made-in-Italy shoe styles ($195-$485)
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