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January 12, 1986 | LANIE JONES, Times Political Writer
Their views on such issues as homosexuality, MX missiles and tax reform were at odds. Still, the five Republicans who spent two hours Saturday debating in a UC Irvine lecture hall agreed on at least one thing: All were determined "to bring (U. S. Sen.) Alan Cranston the retirement we all think he richly deserves," as Rep. William E. Dannemeyer (R-Fullerton) explained it.
January 1, 1990 | JONATHAN PETERSON
California's image as a pacesetter held up fairly well in the 1980s in the world of business and economics. Californians were a force for dramatic change. Some achieved change on a grand scale--inspiring a revolution in economic policy or transforming corporate finance. Some of the change may seem minor, but it altered our daily routines and our life styles.
April 26, 1986 | KEITH LOVE, Times Political Writer
In his controversial new book, former Reagan budget official David Stockman tries to discredit supply-side economist Arthur Laffer, saying that Laffer became "glib" and "disingenuous" about the federal deficit when it began to balloon in the early days of the Reagan Administration. On Friday, Laffer took some shots at Stockman at a Los Angeles press conference. "David Stockman just never got it," said Laffer, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in California.
June 21, 1994
Twentieth Century Fox said Monday that it has lured away the chief financial officer of advertising firm Chiat/Day to become the studio's top financial executive. Simon T. Bax, who reports to Fox President Bill Mechanic, will become the studio's senior vice president and chief financial officer. He will head the financial operations tied to the production and distribution of Fox films, Fox video products and other matters.
February 17, 1985
The article by Arthur B. Laffer, "Tax Plan Needs a Minor Tuneup" (Times Board of Economists, Feb. 5) screams for a rebuttal. Laffer finds fault with the Treasury's proposal to treat capital gains as ordinary income. His reasoning is that capital gains, rather than being so considered, should be exempt from any levy. It is, says he, double taxation. Double taxation? Yes, asserts Laffer (is he serious, or just throwing us another "curve"?), since a capital gain is the appreciation in value of an asset resulting from an increase in that asset's capacity to earn money.
June 6, 1991 | KENNETH R. WEISS
Arthur B. Laffer, a conservative economist who helped form former President Ronald Reagan's economic policies, has agreed to speak at a political fund-raising dinner in Oxnard next week for Assemblyman Tom McClintock (R-Thousand Oaks). Laffer, a former USC professor, is best known for doodling his now-famous Laffer Curve of supply-side economics on a cocktail napkin.
February 18, 1990
Can Southern California's diverse economic strength overcome declining defense spending, softening housing markets and transportation problems, and continue to offer opportunities in the area's real estate market? "Trends," a conference sponsored by the Southern California chapters of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors on March 13 at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, will focus on these issues as its central theme.
April 25, 1986 | GREG JOHNSON
Kaypro's annual meeting Thursday turned into a family affair when the company's shareholders overwhelmingly elected four Kay family members to Kaypro's board of directors. Outsiders have been unwilling to serve on Kaypro's board because the company has not been able to secure directors' and officers' insurance, according to Chairman Andrew Kay, who was reelected to Kaypro's board Thursday. Also reelected were President David Kay, Secretary Mary Kay and Assistant to the Chairman Allan M. Kay.
Doomsayer, newsletter publisher and book author Howard Ruff on Monday was named president and chief executive of FundAmerica Inc. and announced that he and his associates intend to buy the controversial company's outstanding stock. He replaces FundAmerica founder Robert T. Edwards, who was arrested July 19 by Florida authorities on charges of operating an illegal pyramid scheme. The company and Edwards maintain that FundAmerica is a legitimate business.
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