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November 24, 1998 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Since the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, many small carriers have purchased long-distance hours from MCI, Sprint and other major companies to create a reseller market of their own. While many of these entrepreneurial ventures have been successful, others have been overwhelmed by the amount of work and money that goes into operating such a business. Executives of Coyote Network Systems of Westlake Village, and Profitec of Orlando, Fla., think they may have a solution to this problem.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
A man who hired homeless people to stand in line overnight at the Pasadena Apple store for the  new iPhone 5s and 5c said he resells the phones at a higher profit overseas. Dozens of people picked up on skid row were left stranded Friday morning after the man, who declined to give media his name, was escorted from the store by police after a scuffle broke out. The man said his company resells the phones abroad for more than $1,000 each. He told CBS LA he pays the people he hires $20 per phone voucher and provides them with food and cigarettes while they wait in line.
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BUSINESS
June 30, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
Standing between 1,300 product manufacturers and hundreds of thousands of retailers and businesses is Ingram Micro Inc., the world's largest wholesale distributor of computer hardware and software. The 34-year-old Santa Ana company buys technology products from such manufacturers as Microsoft Corp., Samsung Electronics Co. and Cisco Systems Inc., then sells them to retailers and other middlemen, which in turn sell the gadgets and the applications to consumers and small businesses.
NEWS
August 6, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
The man had listed a laptop for sale on Craigslist and met his potential buyers Saturday at a McDonald's in Panorama City, hoping for a sale. Instead, the men in the parking lot waved a gun, stole his iPhone - and went right back to Craigslist to list and sell it. Police say they were surprised by the swiftness with which two men suspected in the aggravated robbery resold the iPhone 5, which was purchased from the thieves within hours after...
BUSINESS
June 18, 1995
Despite occasional promotional gimmicks, basic access and rates for cellular phone usage in Southern California remain among the highest in the nation. One way to lower these rates--while encouraging innovation and improving customer service--is to allow cellular resellers to compete equitably against the large and powerful carriers, which currently enjoy duopoly status in each market area. Resellers are wholesalers who buy cellular service in bulk at a discount and then resell the service to the public.
BUSINESS
August 25, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Apple Inc.'s latest operating system software, Snow Leopard, will go on sale Friday. The Mac OS X version 10.6 software will debut at Apple's retail stores and authorized resellers nationwide.
SPORTS
April 23, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Legislation that would have outlawed restrictions on the resale of sports and concert tickets was killed by a California Assembly committee Tuesday. The bill, backed by StubHub, would have granted fans ownership of whatever ticket they buy. StubHub and its allies argued that a team was no different than a car dealer - once you buy a commodity, you should be allowed to resell it whenever and however you liked. The Angels aligned with other teams and venues in opposing the bill, arguing that it would help StubHub and other ticket resellers buy blocks of tickets and sell them above face value.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2012 | By Alex Pham and Andrew Blankstein
Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich, who is seeking a court order against ticket scalpers, accepted $18,000 in contributions from executives of Live Nation Entertainment Inc., a Beverly Hills company that stands to benefit from the proposed injunction. Trutanich, whose unsuccessful run for district attorney in June left him $112,000 in debt, has filed a request for a civil injunction to prevent ticket resellers from hawking their wares within 100 yards of Staples Center, Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and other sports and music venues.
BUSINESS
October 4, 1997
Irvine-based Aviation Distributors Inc., accused by its former accountants of submitting false sales figures to obtain a bank loan, said Friday that its stock has been removed from the Nasdaq market. The airplane parts reseller said the stock was delisted largely because the national accounting firm of Arthur Andersen LLP, in resigning last month, withdrew its audits for the last three years.
BUSINESS
October 6, 1996
A trio of computer resellers in Orange and Los Angeles counties have been sued by Microsoft Corp. for alleged illegal distribution of the software giant's products. Microsoft, of Redmond, Wash., said it sued Dollar Computer Corp. in Santa Ana, Power 1-2-3 Computers -N- Printers in Orange and Norwalk, and PC Expo of the city of Industry. The suits have been filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
June 30, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
Standing between 1,300 product manufacturers and hundreds of thousands of retailers and businesses is Ingram Micro Inc., the world's largest wholesale distributor of computer hardware and software. The 34-year-old Santa Ana company buys technology products from such manufacturers as Microsoft Corp., Samsung Electronics Co. and Cisco Systems Inc., then sells them to retailers and other middlemen, which in turn sell the gadgets and the applications to consumers and small businesses.
SPORTS
April 23, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Legislation that would have outlawed restrictions on the resale of sports and concert tickets was killed by a California Assembly committee Tuesday. The bill, backed by StubHub, would have granted fans ownership of whatever ticket they buy. StubHub and its allies argued that a team was no different than a car dealer - once you buy a commodity, you should be allowed to resell it whenever and however you liked. The Angels aligned with other teams and venues in opposing the bill, arguing that it would help StubHub and other ticket resellers buy blocks of tickets and sell them above face value.
BUSINESS
March 19, 2013 | By David G. Savage and Dawn Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court gave foreign buyers of books, video discs and other copyrighted works a right to resell them in the U.S. without permission of the copyright owner, giving discount retailers a victory and the entertainment industry a setback. The 6-3 decision Tuesday came in the case of Supap Kirtsaeng, a USC graduate student from Thailand who figured he could earn money for his education by buying low-cost textbooks in his native country and reselling them in the United States.
BUSINESS
March 3, 2013 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Home Depot Center, the 125-acre sports facility in Carson home to two Major League Soccer teams, will become StubHub Center in June. Online ticket resale outlet StubHub, a subsidiary of EBay Inc., will replace retailer Home Depot as the name sponsor of the $150-million multiuse sports venue owned by entertainment giant AEG. The duration and financial terms of the multiyear agreement were not disclosed. Home Depot paid $70 million for its 10-year sponsorship that is ending. This is the first name sponsorship of a public venue for StubHub, said Danielle Maged, global head of partnerships and business development at the San Francisco company.
BUSINESS
January 20, 2013 | By Scott J. Wilson
Can you make money buying hidden treasures at yard and garage sales, then reselling them? The experts say you can, but don't expect it to be easy. Some advice from the pros: •Focus on a particular type of item. "Start with something you really like and have a strong interest in," recommended Aaron LaPedis, author of "The Garage Sale Millionaire. " "This will ensure that the treasure-hunting process will be much more fulfilling, as well as more profitable for you. " Research your specialty to see which items are most in demand.
BUSINESS
December 16, 2012 | By Kenneth R. Harney
WASHINGTON — Rehabbers and real estate investors rejoice: You'll still be able to sell houses to first-time buyers using low-down-payment FHA-insured mortgages next year, even if you've owned the fixed-up property for less than 90 days. The Federal Housing Administration has decided to extend its rule permitting loans on quick "flips" of renovated houses beyond the scheduled Dec. 31 expiration deadline. The policy is widely considered one of the key federal government moves that has encouraged private investors in large numbers — often mom-and-pop, small-scale operations — to buy foreclosed and deteriorating houses from lenders, then repair them and resell within short periods of time.
BUSINESS
January 12, 2002 | Reuters
Computer resellers, who account for the bulk of sales for Hewlett-Packard Co. and Compaq Computer Corp., have swung behind the controversial $25-billion merger between the companies, offering support crucial for the success of such an alliance. These middlemen, collectively known as "the channel," cobble together corporate computer systems from sophisticated technology and offer expertise without the bias that customers expect from hardware makers themselves.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1997
Two family members who owned and ran a cemetery in Santa Fe Springs were sentenced to jail time and each fined $500,000 Friday for their roles in a scheme to dig up and resell grave sites. In May, Alma Fraction, 70, owner of the Paradise Memorial Park, and her 32-year-old daughter, Felicia, who managed the cemetery, pleaded no contest to three counts each of unlawful use of endowment care funds. On Friday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Morris B.
FOOD
November 9, 2012 | By David Karp
While farmers markets have proliferated in recent years, demand for fresh, local, seasonal produce has increased even faster. Several types of entrepreneurs have arisen to satisfy this demand, including specialty produce distributors, shopping services and stores that emulate the farmers market experience, such as Atwater Village Farm . One intriguing variation is the Produce Project, which buys from farmers markets and sells at "pop-up farm...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2012 | By Alex Pham and Andrew Blankstein
Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich, who is seeking a court order against ticket scalpers, accepted $18,000 in contributions from executives of Live Nation Entertainment Inc., a Beverly Hills company that stands to benefit from the proposed injunction. Trutanich, whose unsuccessful run for district attorney in June left him $112,000 in debt, has filed a request for a civil injunction to prevent ticket resellers from hawking their wares within 100 yards of Staples Center, Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and other sports and music venues.
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