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Jawbone Is Latest 'Death by Overfunding'

Too much venture capital may have been responsible for company's demise

(Newser) - With $41 billion pumped into startups by venture capitalists last year alone, some experts argue that big-money failures are "inevitable." But Jawbone's recent collapse is so monumental that only the Solyndra bankruptcy of 2011 tops it, reports Reuters . And some argue that all the money pumped into... More »

Hostess to Dole Out Up to $1.75M in Exec Bonuses

Says incentive pay will help it retain necessary personnel

(Newser) - Hostess executives are in for a sweet finish: A federal bankruptcy judge yesterday gave the company the OK to hand out as much as $1.75 million in bonuses to 19 corporate officers and high-level managers. The bonuses are intended to serve as a carrot to keep these employees with... More »

Ansel Adams' Family Sues Museum Over Prints

Fresno Met trying to sell prints to pay off debt

(Newser) - Ansel Adams’ family is suing the bankrupt Fresno Metropolitan Museum over its attempts to auction off six prints the photographer donated before he died. The museum closed in January and is now furiously trying to sell off artwork to pay off its estimated $4 million in debt. But Adams' relatives... More »

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