Republican activist Jim Righeimer fought unions for two decades before getting elected in November to the City Council in Costa Mesa , the Southern California city that’s home to the second-largest shopping mall in the U.S.
Sprouts Farmers Market Inc., one of Whole Foods Market Inc.’s fastest-growing competitors, is undercutting the prices of its larger rival by about 13 percent, according to analysis by Bloomberg Industries.
Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s Chinese unit is increasing scrutiny of Macau junket operators in a move that may lead to a shakeout among the middlemen who account for two- thirds of the betting in the world’s largest casino hub, a person familiar with the matter said.
Scott J. Palmer joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice group in Beijing. Palmer joins from Baker & McKenzie LLP in Beijing, where he led the firm’s Beijing IP practice.
Bitcoin, the virtual money former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan called “a bubble,” was accepted as payment in the purchase of a Tesla Motors Inc. Model S electric car at a California Lamborghini dealership.