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February 9, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
EBay Inc., the world's largest Internet auctioneer, will pay cash for Rent.com instead of a combination of cash and stock after EBay's shares fell since announcing the purchase. The company will pay $415 million for Rent.com, a classified listings company, instead of $385 million in stock and $30 million in cash. The transaction will be completed this month, San Jose-based EBay said in a regulatory filing.
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November 6, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Although the Lakers are a marquee, a ticket to one of their games on the secondary market is not the most expensive in the NBA. According to national ticket marketplace Vivid Seats , the New York Knicks have the "highest median ticket price on the secondary market at $200. " The Lakers are second at $180, ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder ($170) and Chicago Bulls ($165). The Miami Heat are fifth at a median ticket price of $155. Miami's Christmas Day visit at Staples Center ranks as the priciest game of the year league-wide with a median price of $479.
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SPORTS
November 6, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Although the Lakers are a marquee, a ticket to one of their games on the secondary market is not the most expensive in the NBA. According to national ticket marketplace Vivid Seats , the New York Knicks have the "highest median ticket price on the secondary market at $200. " The Lakers are second at $180, ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder ($170) and Chicago Bulls ($165). The Miami Heat are fifth at a median ticket price of $155. Miami's Christmas Day visit at Staples Center ranks as the priciest game of the year league-wide with a median price of $479.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
EBay Inc., the world's largest Internet auctioneer, will pay cash for Rent.com instead of a combination of cash and stock after EBay's shares fell since announcing the purchase. The company will pay $415 million for Rent.com, a classified listings company, instead of $385 million in stock and $30 million in cash. The transaction will be completed this month, San Jose-based EBay said in a regulatory filing.
BUSINESS
December 18, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
EBay Inc. agreed to buy privately held Rent.com for $415 million in one of at least three acquisitions of classified listings companies this year. EBay will pay about $385 million in stock and $30 million in cash for Rent.com, a real-estate listing website, the San Jose-based company said. The transaction, which is expected to close in the first quarter, will probably decrease the company's 2005 earnings, EBay said. EBay shares fell 95 cents to $114.75 on Nasdaq.
BUSINESS
February 23, 2014 | By Lew Sichelman
House-hunters can find homes on their own. So can renters who are not quite ready to take the leap into homeownership. But do you really want to go it alone? Why not let an agent do the legwork for you? Hiring an agent to help with your search for a rental apartment may be a big-city phenomenon, especially in places like Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. But real estate agents everywhere can help renters find suitable accommodations just as they help buyers find houses. And perhaps more importantly, they can make the search much easier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2007
Readers' Choice Here are the California stories that latimes.com readers clicked most in the last week: * Disposing of a whale? A hulk of a problem * Immigration sweep targets Valley gangs * The trouble with rehab, Malibu-style * Street racing takes on a deadly new form * Nunez travels the world like a high-roller * Sad price of gang 'rent' latimes.com/california Homicide Report Jill Leovy on L.A. County homicides: " 'When does this stop hurting?' Althea Mizell wailed.
BUSINESS
December 7, 2006 | Annette Haddad, Times Staff Writer
Real estate website Zillow.com became an instant hit by telling homeowners -- and their nosy neighbors -- how much their houses might be worth. Now, the Seattle-based company will help owners get the word out about how much they want in a sale. Starting today, Zillow Inc. joins a growing list of websites that allows homeowners and real estate agents to post virtual "For Sale" signs for free. The feature also plugs a hole on the site, which touts a database of more than 60 million U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2001 | TRACY JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Marina del Rey is something of a seaside outpost for the Westside. It's the largest, man-made, small-craft harbor in the world, with bobbing boats of every shape and size. It covers an area of 1.3 square miles, about half of which is water. And its shore is bustling with activities that just scream Southern California. Whether you're looking to rent in-line skates, kayak around the million-dollar yachts or kick back with a margarita at sunset, you'll find it in Marina del Rey.
BUSINESS
September 13, 2005 | Chris Gaither and Alex Pham, Times Staff Writers
Oracle Corp. and EBay Inc. went on a $10-billion shopping spree Monday -- the latest in a series of acquisitions that signal the buy-or-be-bought outlook of a maturing Silicon Valley. Oracle, which has closed seven other deals since January, bought Siebel Systems Inc. for $5.85 billion to eliminate a big rival in corporate software and position itself to challenge market leader SAP. EBay agreed to pay as much as $4.
BUSINESS
December 18, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
EBay Inc. agreed to buy privately held Rent.com for $415 million in one of at least three acquisitions of classified listings companies this year. EBay will pay about $385 million in stock and $30 million in cash for Rent.com, a real-estate listing website, the San Jose-based company said. The transaction, which is expected to close in the first quarter, will probably decrease the company's 2005 earnings, EBay said. EBay shares fell 95 cents to $114.75 on Nasdaq.
OPINION
July 8, 2010 | Meghan Daum
If you're among those who think Facebook's definition of friends is hollow, you may not want to read any further. I just stumbled across RentAFriend.com. It offers profiles of more than 167,000 people who are available for a range of platonic social services — workout buddy, museum visits and wingman/wingwoman, to name a few. In exchange, these "friends" receive a fee of from $10 an hour to $150 an hour, which must be paid upfront, in cash. It's not an escort service. Really.
BUSINESS
July 5, 2009 | Lauren Beale
On a recent bright afternoon in Redondo Beach, rent signs baked in the sun outside half the small stucco apartment buildings along the stretch of Beryl Street between Flagler and Harkness lanes. "I've never seen it this saturated with rentals," said property manager Vickie Callahan, who owns a three-unit and a four-unit building in the area. "It's very scary." It's a scene playing out across the Southland.
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