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  • Penske IRL cars have new black-and-white look

    Penske IRL cars have new black-and-white look
    Penske Racing is sporting a different look for the 2010 Indy Racing League season - not to mention three drivers coming off strong seasons. The team unveiled its new look Tuesday at Barber Motorsports Park with its cars painted black with white accents...
  • Florida legislature considers hiking cigarette tax to plug budget woes

    How dire are the financial times in Florida? Consider: The same Republican legislators who abolished the intangibles tax on investments three years ago are thinking about raising taxes to get through the housing-induced recession. The Florida Legislature...
  • Altria Group To Buy UST, Inc.

    Altria Group Inc. said Monday it will buy UST Inc. for nearly $10 billion in a deal that will give the maker of Marlboro cigarettes access to the smokeless tobacco market with the Skoal and Copenhagen brands.       Richmond, Va.-based Altria said it...
  • Smoker's Widow Awarded $8 Million in Damages

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida jury has ordered Philip Morris to pay $8 million in damages to the widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer in a case that could set a standard for some 8,000 similar lawsuits in the state. The six jurors...
  • Teacher's Union Spends More Than $200mil Lobbying State Lawmakers

    Teacher's Union Spends More Than $200mil Lobbying State Lawmakers
    Fifteen special interest groups including casino operators, drug firms and unions for teachers and public employees spent more than $1 billion during the last decade trying to influence California public officials and voters, the state's watchdog agency...
  • Langley leader Falk places seventh in national standings

    C.E. Falk, the Late Model Division points leader at Langley Speedway, finished seventh in the final NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national top 500. Falk was sandwiched between a pair of Canadian drivers, sixth-place Steve Robblee and eighth-place Ron...
  • Big bucks for council candidates

    Despite the down economy and lack of hot-button issues in the city, Newport Beach City Council candidates raised nearly $140,000 in the first half of 2010. The fundraising reports, the last of which were made public this week, show real estate...
  • Study: Tobacco firms try YouTube

    Study: Tobacco firms try YouTube
    Tobacco advertising are strictly regulated on TV, and portrayals of smoking in movies continue to decline. Where can tobacco companies go to get their brands and products in front of kids? YouTube, of course. And apparently they are, according to a...
  • Investors give Sears executives an earful

    Shareholders chastised Sears, Roebuck and Co. officials Thursday at the company's annual meeting, taking issue with what they called hefty executive bonuses in a year in which the struggling retailer's stock lost nearly half of its value. "You are...
  • 'Paul Robeson: A Biography' by Martin Bauml Duberman

    The life of a black celebrity is perilous enough, but the black celebrity who becomes a spokesperson is asking for pure hell. Not only has the outspokenness of those regarded as radicals gotten them into trouble, but as Gary Giddins' recent book "Satchmo"...
  • Voters Approve 'Three Strikes' Law, Reject Smoking Measure

    Californians overwhelmingly approved Proposition 184, the tough "three strikes" sentencing law Tuesday, and solidly rejected the tobacco industry-financed initiative to roll back the state's strict smoking restrictions. Voters also slapped down a...