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Fashion house Versace sells stake to Blackstone to fund growth – Reuters

ReutersThe family does not want to relinquish control, a characteristic which has kept other Italian fashion brands like Giorgio Armani and Missoni in the hands of their founders, but which some analysts say has hampered their expansion. “The vision is to …Does Wall Street Know Fashion? Versace May Find Out In $1B Deal With …ForbesBlackstone-Versace […]

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Does Wall Street Know Fashion? Versace May Find Out In $1B Deal With … – Forbes

ForbesThe FT notes that the Versace deal would be Blackstone’s first investment in luxury fashion. So, can Blackstone do with high-fashion what it’s been able to do with investments like Hilton? Maybe. Lately, Wall Street firms have had the hots for luxury …Fashion house Versace sells stake to Blackstone to fund growthChicago TribuneBlackstone-Versace deal values […]

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Oakland School District considering new parcel tax « Oakland Local – San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)Oakland’s school board is considering putting a parcel tax on the November ballot to fund improvement in its high schools. Although it’s made progress lowering the high school drop out rate and adding more rigor to its curriculum, Oakland Unified …Oakland School District considering new parcel taxOakland Local all 2 news articles […]

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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s will revealed, wanted son to grow up in NYC – Fox News

Fox NewsMay 19, 2002: From left, Adam Sandler, director Paul Thomas Anderson, Emily Watson and Philip Seymour Hoffman pose for photographers during a photocall for their film “Punch Drunk Love” in Cannes. The late Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman …Philip Seymour Hoffman Did Not Want His Children To Grow Up In Los AngelesCinema BlendHoffman will […]

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Kickstarter repairs security breach that let hackers through, co-founder says – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsKickstarter, the online fund-raising sight used by millions of people to raise capital for creative projects and businesses, said it has repaired a security breach that had let hackers gain access to some of its customers’ data. Kickstarter co-founder Yancey …Crowdfunding site Kickstarter hackedTimes of IndiaKickstarter hacked, usernames, email addresses, other account […]

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Crowd-Funding Site Kickstarter Says Customer Data Accessed in Hack – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalCrowd-funding site Kickstarter said hackers accessed some of its customers’ data in a computer attack earlier this week. The company, which has set up an exchange where people can contribute often small amounts of money to fund projects like the film “Ai …Kickstarter urges users to change passwords after website hackedTribune-ReviewKickstarter data hacked, […]

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NJ. Sen. Steve Sweeney: I’ll shut down government if Chris Christie reneges on … – NJ.com

NJ. Sen. Steve Sweeney: I’ll shut down government if Chris Christie reneges on …NJ.comSenate President Stephen Sweeney today said he is willing to shut down state government if Gov. Chris Christie doesn’t support a budget that contains the payment into the public employee pension fund they both promised to make when they approved a …If […]

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Royal overspend prompts call to open palace doors – BBC News

BBC NewsBuckingham Palace should be opened to more paying visitors when the Queen is not in residence to fund improvements to the royal estate, MPs have said. The Public Accounts Committee criticised the Royal Household for mismanaging its finances.Bad Financial Advice? How the Royal Family Spent Its MoneyABC NewsGeorge Osborne: Queen’s advisers have been ‘unfairly’ […]

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Bryan Parker Close To $200K: Oakland Mayor’s Race Video Interview

Bryan Parker, the Port of Oakland Commissioner and tech executive who’s running for Mayor Of Oakland, met with me on Wednesday morning at The Lakeshore Cafe (3257 Lakeshore Ave.) for a wide-ranging, 24-minute interview where he gave an update of where his campaign to become Oakland’s next government head is as of now. The big […]

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Chris Christie Is Going To War With MSNBC – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleIn response to new bombshell allegations from Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer (D) aired on MSNBC Saturday morning, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) office blasted the network as overtly “partisan.” Zimmer alleged in an interview with MSNBC’s Steve …Chris Christie aide slams MSNBC’s hurricane-fund ‘assault’PoliticoHoboken, NJ, mayor claims Chris Christie camp held Sandy […]

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Hoboken, NJ, mayor claims Chris Christie camp held Sandy money hostage – NBCNews.com (blog)

NBCNews.com (blog)Hoboken, N.J., Mayor Dawn Zimmer says that top officials in Chris Christie’s administration have told her that her city will only receive critical Sandy relief funds if she expedites a redevelopment project in north Hoboken. By NBC News staff. Two …DNC chair blasts Chris Christie after Hoboken mayor says Sandy recovery funds …The Star-Ledger […]

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Will America fund South Sudan war? – Independent

IndependentA Sudanese man carries a bed past South Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) national army soldiers patrolling the town of Bentiu, on Jan.12, 2014. AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINA. IGAD tight-fisted as parliament sends Museveni to war without a budget.Uganda fights in South Sudan as UN decries atrocitiesThe News InternationalThe drowning of 200 people is […]

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Drakes Bay Oyster Company To Seek Day In U.S. Supreme Court

Drakes Bay Oyster Company lost its request for an en banc rehearing on Tuesday. In October, lawyers for Kevin Lunny, the owner of Drakes Bay Oyster Company, filed a petition for what’s called an en banc rehearing with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In September, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled […]

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Toasting The Port Bar In 2014-New LGBT Bar Oakland’s Uptown

We are so pleased that so many folks have come out and supported our crowd fund effort to open a 7 day a week LGBT focused bar in Oakland’s hot nightlife district. Derived from focus groups and surveys, The Port Bar will reflect Oakland’s industrial history with elegance, an exciting happy hour program, fun night […]

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Access Industries Leads $112M Round In Rocket Internet Asia-Pacific Fashion … – TechCrunch

Access Industries Leads $112M Round In Rocket Internet Asia-Pacific Fashion …TechCrunchToday, one of the big backers of that fund, Access Industries, is leading a $112 million investment into two of Rocket’s big e-commerce plays in the Asia-Pacific region, Zalora in Asia and The Iconic in Australia. Rocket Internet says that this is the …Asian fashion […]

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HootSuite Media Inc. Social Media Products Firm Raises $165 Million

HootSuite Media Inc, the Vancouver-based tech startup known for its killer Twitter management app that this blogger uses, has just gained $165 million in funding for its third round of fund-raising. It got the money from a list of partners most notably Accel Partners and Insight Venture Partners. What’s interesting about HootSuite is that it […]

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DraftKings Fantasy Sports Startup Raises $24 Million

DraftKings.com fantasy sports startup might have a cheezy website design, but that’s not stopping it from attracting venture revenue. According to Crunchbase, the organization that pays you money for successfully playing fantasy sports raised $24 million. The Series B fund-raising for the Boston-based startup was led by Redpoint Ventures with participation from GGV Capital and […]

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San Bruno Fire 3rd Anniversary: Calls For PG&E Utility Safety, Reforms

San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane today said, nearing the third anniversary of one of the worst natural gas pipeline disaster in U.S. history, that as his community continues to heal and rebuild, San Bruno, California continues to demand stricter pipeline safety regulations and reforms at the California Public Utilities Commission to ensure what happened in […]

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Tony Earley: PG&E CEO Wrong; San Bruno Fire CPUC Penalty Will Not Bankruptcy Utility

Tony Earley, the PG&E Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, who’s name could be the start of a hip-hop song that goes “Tony Earley. Tony Earley. Tony Earley” is totally wrong when he says that the San Bruno CPUC Penalty for the damage caused by the San Bruno Fire would require PG&E shareholders to sell billions […]

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Bryan Parker: Oakland Mayors Race Candidate Raised 52K By June 29th 2013

Bryan Parker’s campaign for Mayor Of Oakland is off to a rousing start. Already, the effort called “Movement 50” has gained $52,000 in campaign donations, and Mr. Parker’s Saturday fund-raiser drew a great mix of Oaklanders young and up, and involved. In the audience was San Francisco Chronicle Columnist Chip Johnson, long-time Oakland politico Carl […]

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Oakland News: Parker For Mayor Buzz, Fruitvale Station At Grand Lake

Oakland News: Bryan Parker, Fruitvale Station At Grand Lake Theater, Police Substation At Adams Point. Bryan Parker For Mayor Of Oakland Reaches Successful Campaign Milestone Bryan Parker, the Oakland digital company exec who’s running for Mayor Of Oakland, held a campaign fund raiser last night at Liege in Old Oakland that was so successful, Oakland […]

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Shelf Life YouTube Video Show Raised $35K In One Month

Shelf Life successfully raised $35,000 (well, $34,579 here: http://www.indiegogo.com/ShelfLife) and totally from clicks provided by fans of the show. Ok, so what’s the show? Shelf Life, produced by Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt, features the talents of Travis Willingham, Bryan Enk, Dee Bradley Baker, Tara Platt, Yuri Lowenthal, and Phil Morris. The description goes like […]