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BUSINESS
September 13, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
German-based Bayer won a judge's approval of a $250-million settlement of civil claims that it colluded to fix U.S. rubber prices from 1995 to 2001. U.S. District Court Judge Martin Jenkins in San Francisco said the accord with buyers of rubber chemicals was "fair, adequate and reasonable." Bayer was accused of colluding to fix prices of chemicals that are mixed with raw rubber to make finished rubber.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Quentin Dupieux's "Rubber" remains one of the most ridiculously inventive movies of recent years, an alternate universe horror film about a tire that gains telekinetic powers. But the writer-director's new work, "Wrong," never finds quite the right course. "Wrong" centers on a grown man who goes looking for his lost dog. In one sense, that's all the story there is, but because Dupieux is interested more in stream of consciousness than straightforward logic, the film is crammed full of incidents and characters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, Special to the Times
On a parched field near Hansen Dam, about a dozen men gather under a blazing sun to play a ritual ball game handed down to them by their ancient Aztec forefathers. It is pelota Mixteca. This match pits the San Fernando home team against a team from Santa Barbara. Team members tape their hands and put on guantes, oversize mitts made of thick leather with hundreds of nails driven into them.
NEWS
September 27, 2005
Soon after I read the Field Guide about the rubber boa [Sept. 6], I ran into one. My buddy John Balbino and I were hiking back from Garnett Lake when John decided to stop to fly-fish. A brown snake swam across the river toward us and then slowly made its way up a branch to sun itself. I took pictures and showed them to the local rangers, who didn't know rubber boas were there. FRANK GALLEGOS Boyle Heights
NEWS
February 6, 1987 | Associated Press
A snake is a goner the minute a Louisiana driver spots it trying to slither across a highway, says a biology professor who studied "intentional kill behavior" using a rubber snake and a fake turtle. David Shepherd and his students at Southeastern Louisiana University observed 22,000 incidents involving motorists and the imitation reptiles over three years. In a paper prepared for delivery today to the Louisiana Academy of Science, Shepherd documents his findings.
NEWS
March 10, 1988 | Reuters
A state-run Indian rubber company has won an order to export 75 million condoms to the United States and Canada, a Health Ministry official told Parliament today. The value of the contract won by Hindustan Latex Limited was not yet known.
NEWS
January 28, 1988
California Avenue between Huntington Drive and Duarte Road will be closed to through traffic until Feb. 3 while pavement between the Santa Fe Railway tracks is replaced with rubber. The city will pay $60,000 for the work, which will be done by the railroad.
NEWS
January 26, 2013 | By Judi Dash
The new Every1 Series cellphone case from Ballistic got nearly everything right on ruggedness without making the case a bulky brick. A kickstand built into the base works in portrait and landscape modes. Rest the phone, face up, in the rubber-reinforced base, which has cutouts for the rear camera and speaker holes, and flip open rubber port covers for the mute switch and headphone and charging ports. Responsive rubber casings shield the volume controls and on/off button. The front cover then snaps on, snugly but easily.
BUSINESS
May 20, 1991 | From Reuters
Japanese speculators, frustrated with lack of price activity in gold, are shifting to more volatile but less glamorous commodities--red beans and rubber. Their interest in red beans has been aroused by an unexpected recent snowfall and prospects of a cold summer in northern Japan. That has raised the possibility of a poor bean harvest. Low rubber prices may be ripe for a rally, according to speculators.
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