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May 4, 2004 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
The world's best-known bond investor has given a vote of confidence to California -- the state with the nation's worst credit rating. Bill Gross, managing director of Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Management Co., bought $445,200 worth of Pimco California Municipal Income shares after their value declined in late April, according to recent Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The muni income fund buys bonds issued by state and local governments in California.
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July 6, 2006 | Kelly-Anne Suarez, Times Staff Writer
Newport Beach bond fund manager Bill Gross and his wife, Sue, have pledged $10 million toward UC Irvine's stem cell research center, hoping to boost research that offers potential cures for many debilitating diseases. The Grosses will give $2 million immediately for staffing and equipment, with a second gift of $8 million when that donation is matched.
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December 9, 1996 | JONATHAN WEBER, Jonathan Weber, editor of The Cutting Edge, can be reached at jonathan.weber@latimes.com
Bill Gross had a problem. It was the kind of problem most entrepreneurs would welcome, and Gross wasn't missing any meals as a result, but it was a problem nonetheless: too many ideas. They poured forth constantly from the Caltech graduate's peripatetic mind, ideas for new high-tech companies, for the products and services they might sell and for the business strategies they should employ.
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January 17, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Bill Gross, manager of the world's biggest bond fund at Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Management Co., has pared his Treasury holdings to the lowest level in six months. Gross and a growing number of investors are reducing Treasury bonds in favor of mortgage-backed securities as expectations for lower interest rates this year fade.
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January 15, 2003 | E. Scott Reckard, Times Staff Writer
Investors who poured more than $700 million into Idealab, the Pasadena firm that nurtured young tech companies during the Internet boom, have returned to court with a third version of their fraud lawsuit against the so-called incubator and its founder, Bill Gross. The third amended complaint, filed late Monday, was made in response to Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Ralph Dau's demand for more specifics, as part of the preliminary sparring to shape the case.
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November 7, 2002 | Debora Vrana, Times Staff Writer
In a small room in Pasadena that looks like a high school machine shop, the man whose high-tech incubator once spawned some of the hottest companies in Southern California is in the midst of what he insists could be his biggest idea ever. Bill Gross spends most of his time here these days, behind glass doors, tweaking the design of solar engines at a venture tentatively called Pasadena Power.
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December 3, 2013 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- Easy-money policies by the Federal Reserve and other central banks have left the U.S. and other economies "increasingly at risk," bond guru Bill Gross warned. The co-chief investment officer at Pacific Investment Management Co., or Pimco, said that "investors are all playing the same dangerous game that depends on a near perpetual policy of cheap financing and artificially low interest rates in a desperate gamble to promote growth. " The comments by Gross in his monthly investment outlook came as stocks opened lower  Tuesday amid investor concern that recent upbeat economic data could lead the Fed to start reducing its monthly bond-buying stimulus program.
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October 24, 2013 | Bloomberg News
Carl Icahn, the billionaire activist investor who has made a career of pushing companies to make changes to boost shares, published a letter to Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook urging the company's board to increase the size of a stock repurchase. Icahn promised not to tender his shares if Apple agrees to his proposal to implement a $150-billion repurchase, he said in the open letter that he posted on his website Thursday. Icahn said he has increased his holdings in the company to 4.7 million shares worth $2.5 billion, from 3.4 million shares in August.
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July 19, 2005 | From Associated Press
People scoffed nearly a decade ago when Bill Gross proposed an online search engine that ranked results based on how much advertisers were willing to pay to have their links tied to specific requests. But the concept developed into a revolutionary idea that turned Internet search engines into massive moneymaking machines. Now Gross hopes to shake things up again with Snap.
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January 21, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez, This post has been updated. See note below for details.
Mohamed El-Erian unexpectedly resigned from his post as chief executive and co-chief investment officer of global investment management firm Pimco on Tuesday, the firm said in a statement. El-Erian will leave the firm in March and will remain a member of parent company Allianz's international executive committee. He will also serve as an advisor on global economic and policy issues. William H. Gross will continue to serve as chief investment officer, the firm said in a statement.  "I have been extremely honored and fortunate to work alongside Bill Gross, who is one of the very best investors in the world," El-Erian said in a statement.
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