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Damon, Affleck and Abrams to host Booker fundraiser in LA

Damon, Affleck and Abrams to host Booker fundraiser in LA

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and J.J. Abrams are to serve as hosts of a fundraiser for Cory Booker's U.S. Senate race, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Report: New bidders for Sacramento Kings

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Penguins owner Ron Burkle and investor Mark Mastrov have emerged as possible buyers of the Sacramento Kings, sources told the Sacramento Bee Tuesday.

NHL labor talks break off

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A contract proposal from NHL players was rejected by club owners Thursday and talks aimed at saving the hockey season came to at least a temporary end.

Players, NHL owners may meet face-to-face

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Locked-out NHL players could meet directly with a committee of team owners in a bid to restart stalled collective bargaining talks, the league said Sunday.
Crosby, Penguins in long-term contract

Crosby, Penguins in long-term contract

PITTSBURGH, June 28 (UPI) -- Sidney Crosby has agreed to a new contract that will keep him linked to the Pittsburgh Penguins through 2026, the NHL team said Thursday.

Steve Garvey preparing Dodgers bid

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Former Los Angeles Dodgers great Steve Garvey said Wednesday an investment group he heads is preparing to make an auction bid for the bankrupt team.

Napster founder joins bid for Warner

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- Napster founder Sean Parker, nemesis of recording companies, could end up owning part of Warner Music Group, industry sources say.

Bankrupt Twinkies maker gets offer

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The Teamsters union is joining with Yucaipa Cos. and Grupo Bimbo in an offer to buy bankrupt Interstate Bakeries Corp., the maker of Wonder bread.

Lemiueux to get $21 million settlement

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Former National Hockey League great Mario Lemieux is set to receive $21 million as part of Pittsburgh's settlement of its 1990s bankruptcy.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Customer ends 'stupidity' bank robbery ... Tallest groom marks Mongolia nuptials ... Penthouse or bust for NYC couple ... N.J. governor swears off e-mail ... The world as we know it from UPI.
By United Press International

Penthouse or bust for NYC couple

NEW YORK, July 12 (UPI) -- The sale of a posh Manhattan penthouse has brought a lawsuit from a Brooklyn couple who had planned to get married there this fall.

2 investors offer alternative to Dow Jones

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- Two U.S. investors met with a Dow Jones & Co. board committee Tuesday night to discuss keeping the company independent, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Michael Jackson goes to court over money

NEW YORK, June 17 (UPI) -- Singer Michael Jackson claims he was saved by the Rev. Jesse Jackson and billionaire Ron Burkle during his child molestation trial in California.

Journal union seeks billionaires

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- The union representing Wall Street Journal employees said it is working with U.S. billionaire Ron Burkle to undercut Rupert Murdoch's bid for the newspaper.

Tribune Co. suitors still interested

LOS ANGELES, April 4 (UPI) -- Los Angeles billionaires Eli Broad and Ron Burkle met with advisers to decide whether to continue pursuing Tribune Co., published reports said Wednesday.
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Ronald Wayne Burkle (b. November 12, 1952, in Pomona, California) is an American business magnate. Listed on Forbes magazine's 400 and known as a major political fundraiser, his present net worth is estimated at $3.5 billion.

Burkle got his start in the supermarket business as a bag boy at his father's grocery store. He later dropped out of college and founded Yucaipa Companies, a private equity firm which invests in retail, manufacturing, and distribution.

Burkle has served as Chairman of the Board and controlling shareholder of numerous companies, including Alliance Entertainment, Golden State Foods, Dominick's, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, and Food4Less. He is currently a member of the board of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, KB Home, and Yahoo! He is also part owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins National Hockey League team, although his current share is unknown.

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