The Bear's Lair: Lobbyists of fraud

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- For sheer chutzpah, Intel chief executive officer Craig Barrett's Wednesday piece in the Wall Street Journal, explaining why he opposed expensing stock options,

New trial requested for Martha Stewart

NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- Martha Stewart's lawyers Wednesday filed for a new trial in New York, saying a juror in the first trial gave incorrect information about his background.

Jackson sibs rated as 2004's most foolish

NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- An annual April Fool's Day survey has named Michael and Janet Jackson the most foolish Americans of 2004, a distinction Michael also received in 2003.

Reality show searches for next Martha

LOS ANGELES, March 26 (UPI) -- CBS will air a new U.S. reality show aimed at tracking down the next domestic superstar now that Martha Stewart is going to prison.

Stewart's company facing a dilemma

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- On Thursday it was announced that Martha Stewart's lifestyle magazine, "Martha Stewart Living," had been nominated for the magazine industry's highest award. It
DAR HADDIX, UPI Business Correspondent

Stewart asks friends to write to judge

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- Martha Stewart is asking about 100 friends and acquaintances to write on her behalf to the U.S. District Court judge who will determine her sentencing.

Martha Stewart's firm paid $4M in fees

NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- The New York company that Martha Stewart built has had to pay more than $4 million on lawyers and public relations because of its founder's legal troubles.

Martha Stewart resigns from MSO board

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- Decorating guru Martha Stewart is leaving from the board of the eponymous house that she built.
T.K. MALOY, UPI Deputy Business Director

Martha Stewart leaves her business empire

NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) -- Martha Stewart has resigned from the board of the New York company she built into a global fashion enterprise.

Sen. Clinton declines Martha Stewart gift

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., has decided to give a $1,000 campaign contribution from Martha Stewart to charity, the New York Post reported Tuesday.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Michael Jackson, Kobe Bryant and Martha Stewart are the worst role models, according to a poll from Junior Achievement and Harris Interactive.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Martha Stewart to leave board of directors

NEW YORK, March 8 (UPI) -- Martha Stewart will leave the board of directors of her company Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, CNNfn reported Monday evening.

Kmart reviewing ties to Martha Stewart

TROY, Mich., March 8 (UPI) -- Michigan-based Kmart is taking a wait and see attitude in its relationship with Martha Stewart in the wake of her federal conspiracy conviction.

Martha's conviction boosts Web visitors

NEW YORK, March 8 (UPI) -- Visits to Martha Stewart-related Web sites soared after Stewart was convicted of lying about a stock sale, Web traffic monitoring firm Hitwise said.

'Martha Stewart Living' canceled

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) -- The syndicated U.S. television show "Martha Stewart Living" has been canceled following her conviction for lying and obstructing justice.
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Martha Stewart
Susan Lyne, CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (right) looks on while Martha Stewart addresses her employees on 3/7/05 at a staff meeting held at the New York corporate offices of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to welcome her back after five months in prison. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Martha Stewart (née Kostyra; born August 3, 1941) is an American business magnate, media personality, author, and magazine publisher. As founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she has gained success through a variety of business ventures, encompassing publishing, broadcasting, and merchandising. Her syndicated talk show, Martha, is broadcast throughout the world, she has written numerous bestselling books, and she is the publisher of Martha Stewart Living magazine.

In 2004, she was convicted of lying to investigators about a stock sale and served five months in a West Virginia federal prison. Although the media widely speculated that the situation would effectively be the end of her media empire, Stewart began a comeback campaign in 2005, with her company returning to profitability the following year.

Martha Stewart was born in Jersey City, New Jersey to middle-class Polish American parents, Edward "Eddie" Kostyra (c. 1912 – 1979) and Martha Ruszkowski Kostyra (b. September 16, 1914, Buffalo, New York – d. November 16, 2007, Norwalk, Connecticut). She lived in Jersey City until the age of 3, when her family moved to Nutley. She was raised in Nutley along with her five siblings. She took the name "Grace" for her confirmation name before graduating from Nutley High School.

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