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LA 500: James Murdoch

Media & Entertainment

James Murdoch leads 21st Century Fox, which holds a portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay-TV, and satellite assets.

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Stocks Eke Out Modest Gain

Stocks rose slightly on Monday after a wave of big mergers seemed to offer some comfort for investors and oil prices moved back from a six-week high.

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Business Briefs: Teledyne, Northrop, IRIS, Digital Theater Systems, Creative Computer Applications, Maguire

A subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. agreed to buy Cougar Components Corp. for $26.5 million, S & P; may raise Northrop Grumman Corp.'s debt ratings, and other briefs about L.A. companies.

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Business Briefs: Maguire Properties, Northrop Grumman, Salem Communications, CinemaNow, Hot Topic

Maguire Properties completes its acquisition of a $1.51 billion portfolio, Northrop builds unmanned reconnaissance planes for the German military, and other business briefs about L.A. companies.

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Passport Stamps Tell Tales of Worldly Adventure

Like many people, I have trouble picking a favorite movie, a favorite food or a favorite song. But I have always been able to pick a favorite possession: