April 1 - April 7, 2007

Friday, Apr. 6
Last month we dutifully reported on the compensation for Occidental Petroleum Chairman and CEO Ray Irani. It was very big...
Zell on LAT: He told reporters yesterday that he doesn't plan on selling the Times or any other Tribune media...
Thursday, Apr. 5
The publicity shy Denver billionaire who owns half of downtown L.A. (approximately) and who would do most anything to avoid...
Who exactly is "a source familiar with Geffen's thinking who spoke on condition of anonymity because negotiations are ongoing"? The...
The L.A. billionaire, through his Tracinda Corp. investment vehicle, is prepared to offer $4.5 billion cash for the struggling unit...
More houses on market: Way more, in fact, according to the latest numbers from the end of March. The L.A....
Wednesday, Apr. 4
The Calabasas-based homebuilder and mortgage finance company blamed lower sales and a $65 million impairment charge related to assets in...
Before we get to that burning question, let's take care of some bidness bookeeping. The two big providers of movies...
Both sides are suddenly talking tough. The three major supermarket chains - Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons - announced that they...
Tribune sale: Is it really over? This morning's coverage, especially in the NYT, suggests that there might be some interest...
The Chicago Tribune got a lot of face time with Sam Zell and he didn't disappoint. Basically, he said what...
Tuesday, Apr. 3
The Society of American Business Editors and Writers just came out with its annual Best in Business awards, and there's...
It's one thing for public companies to offer outrageous perks to their fat cats - it's quite to another to...
Market up sharply: Better home sales numbers and a possible breakthrough involving those British sailors in Iran are a couple...
Monday, Apr. 2
It looks like LAT Editor Jim O'Shea will be around a while - or as he put it in a...
Blah, blah, blah, blah.... Here it is, just six hours after the announcement, and already I'm in overdoze mode. Oh...
This one had been in the works for two or three weeks. The OC subprime mortgage lender filed for Chapter...
Sam Zell was apparently far, far away from the tension-filled Tribune board room, where the future of the Chicago-based media...
The company finally made the announcement this morning. The price is $34 a share, or $8.2 billion. Zell nudged up...
Sunday, Apr. 1
As of late Sunday night, real estate mogul Sam Zell seemed tantalizingly close to cutting a deal for the Chicago-based...
Foodies are a strange bunch. How else do you explain people (or their assistants) spending weeks or months calling or...
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