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

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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

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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.”

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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

Successful Women in Business

If you are a female entrepreneur, you may have found it difficult to acquire start-up capital for your business. The demands of full-time work and motherhood can be obstacles to even the most driven business owners. But these challenges are not insurmountable. Today there are merchant cash advance organizations designed specifically for businesswomen who don’t have the time or credit to apply for traditional bank loans. Here’s a few tips on how to turn a little seed money into an empire from some of the world’s most successful business women.

Sara Blakely is a young self-made billionaire who launched Spanx in August 2000 from her L.A. home. Blakely did not ask a financial institution for start-up funds, but took $5,000 from her savings to market her invention until she found a factory willing to produce them. Now Spanx is a billion dollar industry.

Barbara Corcoran is a billionaire businesswoman, who used $1,000 to open a small real estate office in New York City. She later sold that practice for $66 million and has become an investor in over 30 companies. In a recent interview, Corcoran revealed that the key to a successful business is recognizing and grabbing onto quick opportunities and

Tips for successful forex trading

Tips for successful trading forex. To make Forex trading profitable, you need to follow certain rules:

Beginners do not need to start trading without going before training on a demo account. It will keep its finances. Take to the gym at least a few weeks, please be patient and go through good preparation.

Go to seriously search for a broker. You will need a reliable broker. For traders, using short-term trading, the main factors are the Ask / bid spreads, and for practicing long-term trade – swap rate.

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  1. Do not rush. Novice traders often open several trades, and then notice that it is not able to

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Suppliers

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Business to Business Partnership Opportunities

There are several types of business to business partnerships that a business owner may pursue in order to improve their business. The main objective behind most business relationships is to find new customer leads and convert them into increased sales and revenue for both participating companies. Consider these four primary types of business to business partnerships in order to achieve the goal of increased sales and revenue including: suppliers, customers, resellers or companies with significant existing sales channels and/or vendors. Each type of partnership has its own unique set of advantages and challenges for successfully implementing and maintaining, therefore it’s important to evaluate each type to understand which is in your best interest to pursue.

Suppliers

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