Marc Christian MacGinnis dies at 56 Rock Hudson’s ex-lover


Marc Christian MacGinnis, who won a multimillion-dollar settlement in 1991 from the estate of his ex-lover, actor Rock Hudson, after convincing a jury Hudson had knowingly exposed him to AIDS, has died. He was 56.

Known as Marc Christian, he died of pulmonary problems June 2 at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. The details were confirmed Friday by his sister, Susan Dahl, who said she did not publicly announce his death earlier because of her brother’s wish for privacy.

Christian, who went by his mother’s maiden name, made headlines in 1985 when he sued Hudson’s estate and his secretary, Mark Miller, for $10 million, alleging that he had suffered severe emotional distress after hearing on a news broadcast that the former matinee idol and television star had AIDS, which was claiming lives throughout the gay community.

Hudson was diagnosed in 1984 but did not publicly acknowledge his illness until July 1985; he died three months later at age 59. Christian tested negative for acquired immune deficiency syndrome several times after learning of Hudson’s diagnosis but contended that the star put him at risk of contracting the disease

Toyota to move jobs and marketing headquarters from Torrance to Texas

About 5,300 people work at Toyota's North American sales and marketing headquarters in Torrance.

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to move large numbers of jobs from its sales and marketing headquarters in Torrance to suburban Dallas, according to a person familiar with the automaker’s plans.

The move, creating a new North American headquarters, would put management of Toyota’s U.S. business close to where it builds most cars for this market.

North American Chief Executive Jim Lentz is expected to brief employees Monday, said the person, who was not authorized to speak publicly. Toyota declined to detail its plans. About 5,300 people work at Toyota’s Torrance complex. It is unclear how many workers will be asked to move to Texas. The move is expected to take several years.

Toyota has long been a Southern California fixture. Its first U.S. office opened in a closed Rambler dealership in Hollywood in 1957. The site is now a Toyota dealership. In 1958, its first year of sales, Toyota sold just 288 vehicles — 287 Toyopet Crown sedans and one Land Cruiser. Last year, Toyota sold

They’ve Got the Beat


Sue Herera and Maria Bartiromo are two of the best-known faces in financial journalism, a world once dominated by white men in suits. Both women, in recent interviews, expressed their thoughts on the stock market, the booming demand for business news and their ever-busier lives.

Sue Herera, 41, grew up in Brentwood. Her father was a shoe wholesaler and her mother a homemaker. One of the first jobs for the Cal State Northridge journalism graduate was an internship at KNXT, before the Los Angeles TV station became KCBS. She made the leap to business reporting in 1981 when she joined start-up business channel Financial News Network, where her first beat was the highly technical futures industry. In 1989, she joined another start-up, CNBC, which has become a giant in business news. Herera anchors “The Edge” and co-anchors “Market Wrap I.”


Why business news? “When I started, I knew nothing about business news. I’d call up guys in the [trading] pits in Chicago and they would hang up on me. After four months of that they finally realized I wasn’t going away. I learned business news from the guys

Try a small business with the online loans

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Your ultimate guide to choosing the best investment company:

Most of us do not know where to start when it comes to making a meaningful investment. Entire industry of investing depends on skillful strategies, and people who have no clue on what they are doing, can quickly lose plenty of money. That is the reason why most investors seek the help of an investment company.

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Changing the fortunes of organizations through motivation

Good leadership is all about motivating the workforce. Despite being aware of this fact, it is often seen that people who hold leadership positions in the industry, often under estimate it. Even the knowledge that they possess on the subject is not well comprehended. How well you are in motivating your team actually determines your value as a leader. Not only in leading teams, motivation is essential at individual level to enable you perform tasks with clear objective of meeting goals. It does not matter at which level you are serving the organization, but you are a leader in your own way because you have to achieve goals. And to achieve goals you have to stay motivated and even motivate other members of your team so that the goals are achieved.

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Petroleum Wholesale – An Innovative Hybrid Retail Concept

The market dynamics have been changed dramatically. Now people wish to get everything under one roof because they do not prefer to wander. Therefore, acknowledging the demand of the people, Petroleum Wholesale, a privately owned fuel distributor brought a new hybrid retail concept. This company operates in nine states of Western US providing complete assistants to the travelers spanning across to fuel services to providing food options. For the people, it is an innovative retail concept, which offers fuel along with retail offerings such as hardware auto parts, premium cigars, fast food, apparel, and discount groceries to the people under one roof.

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How to Land Yourself in a Job in the Hotel Industry?

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