March 25, 1986
European and U.S. banks have agreed to reschedule $14 billion of its foreign debt, South African Finance Minister Barend du Plessis announced. Du Plessis said the agreement negotiated by Swiss mediator Fritz Leutwiler was approved at a meeting in London. "It can now be confirmed that all outstanding issues have been disposed of at this meeting," he said in a statement. The agreement calls for South Africa to lift its unilateral freeze on repayments of all outstanding foreign debts.
July 12, 1995
After 13 years in Los Angeles, the Raiders are being heartily welcomed back to Oakland. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted, 5-0, Tuesday to approve the deal that would make the Raiders the first U.S. sports team to return to its roots. The Oakland City Council gave its seal of approval Tuesday night, 9-0.
November 12, 1996 |
Officials of the baseball players' union, meeting with acting Commissioner Bud Selig and four other owners at union offices in New York on Monday, said they would not change the proposed labor agreement rejected by the owners last Wednesday. However, Selig planned to talk to union leader Donald Fehr again today, and sources close to the situation remained hopeful that an agreement could be reached before the deadline of Thursday midnight.
February 20, 2014 |
WASHINGTON -- One of the founders of GOProud, a gay Republican organization, has resigned from the board after accusing the group's new leadership of allowing themselves to be used as "stooges" by antigay conservatives. Chris Barron, who helped create GOProud in 2009, condemned the current directors for touting an agreement that only allowed for limited GOProud participation at the American Conservative Union's annual Conservative Political Action Conference. In 2010 and 2011, GOProud, which bills itself as a conservative alternative to Log Cabin Republicans, served as a CPAC sponsor.
July 25, 2013 |
Comcast Corp. Chief Executive Brian L. Roberts has extended his tenure at the nation's largest cable company -- for at least another year. Roberts isn't planning on going anywhere -- despite the seemingly short-term nature of the deal. His father, Ralph Roberts, founded the company a half century ago. What's more, Brian Roberts' employment contract had expired last month, according a filing Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Rather than renegoitiate his entire agreement, Roberts simply amended the pact so that it runs through June 2014.
December 31, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama, who campaigned on raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans, has fulfilled that promise even before his next term starts. The announcement Monday night of Senate agreement on a compromise to avert part of the "fiscal cliff" meant that for the first time in two decades, Republicans in Congress were preparing to vote in favor of a bill that raised taxes, an extraordinary concession to the nation's fiscal woes and the president's reelection. But Obama's victory fell short of what he had campaigned for, and came at a high cost.
November 10, 2013 |
JERUSALEM -- The morning after talks between Iran and six major powers ended in Geneva without an agreement on limiting Tehran's nuclear program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday welcomed the delay. After a harsh statement two days earlier, Netanyahu appeared more sober but still concerned about the emerging deal with Iran . "I am not deluding myself -- there is a strong desire to reach an agreement, I hope not an agreement at any price," he told his cabinet. Over the weekend, Netanyahu warned President Obama and other Western leaders that an agreement to reduce sanctions imposed on Iran was "dangerous to world peace" as long as the Persian Gulf nation retained the capability to enrich uranium and pursue development of plutonium.
April 12, 1985 |
Cambridge Bioscience said it completed a joint development agreement with American Hospital Supply to jointly develop Cambridge Bioscience's urinary tract diagnostic system.
September 18, 1986
AT&E Corp. announced an agreement with Hattori Seiko Co. for use of AT&E technology in Seiko wristwatches that will be capable of receiving messages from standard telephones. The agreement provides Seiko with exclusive manufacturing rights in Asia, exclusive selling rights in Asia and nonexclusive selling rights in the United States and Canada.
December 12, 1985
Pan Electric Industries' chief shareholder signed an agreement enabling the debt-laden firm to resume normal trading for the first time since a dramatic collapse that forced the Singapore and Malaysian stock exchanges to suspend trading for three days. Millionaire businessman Tan Koon Swan signed the agreement giving the company $20 million in new funds.