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Gossip columnist's suit dismissed

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- Attorneys for a former New York gossip writer were preparing Wednesday to appeal a decision dismissing his defamation suit against U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton.

Chicago magnate Sam Zell wins Tribune Co.

CHICAGO, April 2 (UPI) -- Chicago billionaire Sam Zell has won the bidding for Tribune Co., the real estate magnate and media company said Monday.

Last-minute bid for Tribune Company

CHICAGO, March 30 (UPI) -- Two Los Angeles businessmen put in a bid for the Tribune Company late Thursday, offering more than Chicago developer Sam Zell, The New York Times reported.

Calif. divorce privacy law overturned

SACRAMENTO, May 17 (UPI) -- A panel of the California Supreme Court has declined to review a lower court decision overturning a 2004 law that allowed divorce records to be sealed.

FBI investigating reporter for extortion

NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- A contributor to New York Post's Page Six gossip column is under investigation for allegedly trying to extort money from a frequent subject.

Calif. pensions at risk

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- California Gov. Gray Davis, a Democrat, faces as host of problems as he begins his second four-year term. One of his greatest challenges is the need to reform t
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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. His team won the Stanley Cup in 2009.

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