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  • Roger Richman dies at 69; agent represented celebrity estates

    Roger Richman dies at 69; agent represented celebrity estates
    Agent Roger Richman had a ton of celebrity clients — James Cagney, Mae West, Maria Callas, Albert Einstein, the Marx brothers, Sigmund Freud, Gypsy Rose Lee and W.C. Fields, to name a few. Contrary to expectations, none of them were overly...
  • Forbes 400: Rich get richer while the poor get to watch and wish

    News flash: America’s rich are getting richer; America’s poor are getting, well, you know. And in other news, the sky is blue and the sun will set tonight in the West. OK, so you probably had guessed that gazillionaires such as Bill Gates,...
  • Substitute-meat makers' art imitates life

    Substitute-meat makers' art imitates life
    Ethan Brown held up one of his ready-to-eat vegetarian chicken strips and peeled off stringy strands that mimicked the moist meat of the real thing. "That's the beauty. That's absolutely everything," said Brown, founder of Beyond Meat, admiring the...
  • Bill Gates remains world's richest person: Money not coming primarily from Microsoft

     
    Bill Gates remains the richest person in the world and tops the Forbes 400 as the richest American, but he is no longer gaining the bulk of his money from Microsoft....
  • 'Great expectations' abound for Urban League's 2015 conference

    For the Urban League of Broward County, the road to hosting the annual gathering of one of the nation's oldest civil rights organizations will involve raising lots of money, recruiting hundreds of volunteers and strategic planning to welcome thousands....
  • N. Joseph Woodland dies at 91; co-inventor of bar code

    N. Joseph Woodland, a co-inventor of the system of thick and thin lines that became the ubiquitous bar code labeling nearly every product regulated by commerce, has died. He was 91. Woodland died Sunday at his home in Edgewater, N.J., from the effects...
  • Warren Buffett invests in parties, buys Oriental Trading Co.

    Warren Buffett invests in parties, buys Oriental Trading Co.
    Billionaire financier Warren Buffett already has his hands in newspapers, jewelry, insurance and other holdings. Now, with the acquisition of Oriental Trading Co., the 82-year-old can add party planning. Buffett said Friday that his Berkshire Hathaway...
  • Douglas Engelbart dies at age 88; computer visionary

    Douglas Engelbart dies at age 88; computer visionary
    Douglas Carl Engelbart, who in the 1960s envisioned the power of interconnected computers to accelerate the pursuit of knowledge and solve the world's increasingly complex problems, laying the foundation for the modern computing age and the Internet, died...
  • Rich get richer: Bill Gates tops Forbes list, Zuckerberg plunges

    Rich get richer: Bill Gates tops Forbes list, Zuckerberg plunges
    Bill Gates has been the richest person in the country for an entire generation, cinching the top spot on Forbes’ list of the 400 wealthiest Americans for the 19th consecutive year. That’s what a net worth of $66 billion will do for a guy....
  • 'Steve Jobs' bio coming out in paperback in the fall with new look

    'Steve Jobs' bio coming out in paperback in the fall with new look
    The bestselling biography "Steve Jobs" is coming out in paperback in September. Publisher Simon & Schuster is not only republishing the book, it is sending Jobs back in time. Instead of the contemporary photograph of Jobs emblazoned across the cover of...
  • PASSINGS: Gene Mako, Thomas Penfield Jackson

    Gene Mako Champion tennis player in 1930s Gene Mako, 97, a champion tennis player who paired with the legendary Don Budge to win four doubles titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in the 1930s, died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...
  • More Americans to increase donations, and not for the tax deduction

    The do-gooding spirit is thriving in the U.S., with 81% of Americans planning to maintain or boost their donations this year, according to a new report. That’s nine percentage points higher than 2011 and 18 points above 2010, according to...