Archive for "September 2012"

Company ad campaigns get political

September 27, 2012

Folks who’ve had their fill of political ads for President Obama and Mitt Romney are being subjected to another onslaught of politically themed ads from consumer product giants selling something more concrete than the political promises: stuff.   There’s bourbon (Maker’s Mark). There’s coffee (7-Eleven). There’s chicken (Boston Market). And there’s office services (FedEx). But these marketers may be […]

Kodak still bids to leave bankruptcy

September 25, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — Kodak said Monday it is reshuffling executives and cutting thousands of jobs as the pioneering photography company tries to emerge from bankruptcy protection. Eastman Kodak Co. said it cut about 2,700 employees worldwide since the beginning of the year and plans to cut about 1,000 more by the end of 2012. […]

L.A. prepares for freeway closure

September 24, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Carmageddon II” — the sequel — is coming to one of the most crowded U.S. freeways, and authorities are hoping its subtitle won’t be “The Traffic Strikes Back.” Transportation officials say what they would like to see during the last weekend of September is a rerun of last year’s two-day closure, […]

Inside Annie Leibovitz’s Latest Photography Exhibit

  Inside Annie Leibovitz’s Latest Photography Exhibit by Chiara Marinai 5:00 PM, SEPTEMBER 21 2012 FOR: PHOTOGRAPHY © ANNIE LEIBOVITZ  Scarlett Johansson, Los Angeles, 2004. This Saturday marks the opening of a vast collection of photographs by Annie Leibovitz at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, including the 156 portraits in “Master Set,” displayed together […]

Sneak peek at Emmys Green Room

Sneak peek at Derek Lam-designed Emmys Green Room CAPTION Charley Gallay   The scene backstage at the Emmys is hardly a collection of folding chairs and dusty sofas. This year, the the Audi Green Room partnered with fashion designer Derek Lam to provide a chic, black-tie worthy space which will likely welcome stars like Jon […]

This Startup Makes Using A Savings Account As Addictive As Shopping

This Startup Makes Using A Savings Account As Addictive As Shopping Julie Bort | Sep. 10, 2012, 7:48 PM | 10,628 | 3 Julie Bort/Business Insider Impulse Save cofounders present their idea at Disrupt SF See Also After His First App Flopped, This Entrepreneur Decided To Build A Startup That Shows You How To Actually Make Money Off Your Apps […]

Do Hollywood tax credits really help the economy?

September 19, 2012

Do Hollywood tax credits really help the economy? Capitol’s number crunchers wonder if proposed $200 million in subsidies could be used better elsewhere. Moviemakers work on a film in Culver City in 2005. Hollywood is being challenged to prove that the plan for $200 million more in subsidies that lawmakers sent to the governor last […]

US drought hurting corn crops, energy supplies

September 18, 2012

Severe U.S. drought hurting crops, energy supplies By Wendy Koch, USA TODAY Updated 2012-08-31 1:34 PM   CAPTION By Nati Harnik, AP This summer’s U.S. drought, the worst in decades, is damaging corn crops used to produce ethanol, disrupting energy deliveries and threatening thermoelectric power plants, according to federal data this week.  Less than a fourth, or 23%, […]