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Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies aged 110

Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest known Holocaust survivor and the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary, has died in London aged 110, her family announced Sunday. Herz-Sommer, originally from Prague in what is now the Czech Republic, spent two years of World War II in Czechoslovakia's Terezin concentration camp, where she entertained inmates by playing the piano.

Slim and Italian group Proto to be chief shareholders of New York Times

Mexico City, Feb 22 (EFE).- Mexican magnate Carlos Slim and the Italian group Proto will be the principal shareholders of the U.S. daily The New York Times (NYT), sources at the Proto Organization told Efe. "This agreement for joint participation in 19 percent of NYT capital was taken yesterday in New York by Carlos Slim and Alessandro Proto (president of the group), and will be finalized next week," the sources said.

Carlos Slim to exercise New York Times warrants: report

(Reuters) - Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim plans to increase his stake in The New York Times Co by exercising at the end of this year warrants he received when he made a major loan to the newspaper company, according to a report in Bloomberg. The report, which cited a person familiar with the matter, said Slim plans to hold his stake in the New York Times Co. He currently owns about 8 percent of common shares though this will increase to about 17 percent when he exercises the warrants, according to the New York Times Co latest proxy filing.

Supreme Court won't hear conflict-of-interest case against Winnipeg mayor

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada won't hear an appeal in the case of a Winnipeg man who alleges his city's mayor violated provincial conflict-of-interest laws. Mayor Sam Katz came under fire for hosting a $3,000 Christmas party in December 2010 for city councillors and staff at an Asian restaurant he owned. Joe Chan, owner of another restaurant, asked the courts to find that Katz had broken the law and used his influence to have public money spent at his establishment.

Former JPMorgan exec sued over $2 million Cantor Fitzgerald loan

By Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) - Irvin Goldman, who briefly oversaw risk at JPMorgan Chase & Co during the "London Whale" derivatives debacle, is being sued for non-payment of a $2 million loan he received while working for Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Goldman joined Cantor Fitzgerald in 2003, according to a lawsuit filed by CF Notes that was transferred to a New York state court in Manhattan this week.

Former JPMorgan exec sued over $2 million Cantor Fitzgerald loan

By Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) - Irvin Goldman, who briefly oversaw risk at JPMorgan Chase & Co during the "London Whale" derivatives debacle, is being sued for non-payment of a $2 million loan he received while working for Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Goldman joined Cantor Fitzgerald in 2003, according to a lawsuit filed by CF Notes that was transferred to a New York state court in Manhattan this week.

Weidmann warns Germany against undoing economic reforms

BERLIN (Reuters) - European Central Bank governing council member Jens Weidmann - head of the Bundesbank - has warned politicians negotiating a new German coalition government against undoing reforms that have improved competitiveness in the past decade. Weidmann told Die Zeit weekly in an interview for Thursday's edition he believed Chancellor Angela Merkel and her prospective Social Democrat partners wanted to equip Germany for future challenges in education, social security and the labor market.

Nobel chemical laureates at a glance

The three winners of this year's Nobel Chemistry Prize are an Austrian Jew who fled the Nazi invasion as a child, a naturalised American born on a kibbutz, and a grandfather who devised his groundbreaking computer programme aged just 20. Martin Karplus, Arieh Warshel and Michael Levitt, all of them based in the US, were jointly awarded the Nobel for devising computer models to simulate chemical processes, providing a revolutionary tool for drug designers and engineers.

Jason Reitman, Jon Favreau, Paul Feig to appear in Kevin Pollak's comedy documentary

By Jeff Sneider LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Veteran comedian Kevin Pollak has signed on to direct the documentary "Misery Loves Comedy" for producers Becky Newhall of Newaley Pictures and Burton Ritchie and Ben Galecki of Heretic Films.

New York Times chairman sells some of his shares

(Reuters) - New York Times Co Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. has sold some of his shares in the company. Sulzberger sold 50,000 Class A shares on Thursday for $600,000, or $12 each, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Monday. The stock closed at $12.04 on Monday. A New York Times spokeswoman said the sale was part of Sulzberger's normal estate-planning and represented a very small percentage of his stake, which includes stock options and Class B shares that vote on 70 percent of the board.
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