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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2006 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
Radioactive emissions from a 1959 nuclear accident at a research lab near Simi Valley appear to have been much greater than previously suspected and could have resulted in hundreds of cancers in surrounding communities, according to a study released Thursday. Chemical contamination from rocket engine testing at the site continues to threaten soil and groundwater in the area around Rocketdyne's Santa Susana Field Laboratory, the study also found.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1997 | JEFF KASS
The Orange County Rescue Mission is seeking donations of backpacks for its seventh annual giveaway to needy children. The Santa Ana mission so far this year has received 550 backpacks, but hopes to distribute 1,200 to children Sept. 15. Last year, the mission distributed 930 backpacks donated by Disneyland and the Los Angeles Dodgers. About 400 of this year's backpacks came from Boeing Corp. in Huntington Beach.
BUSINESS
September 18, 1997 | Staff and Wire Reports
Boeing Corp. said the 100-seat MD-95 jetliner might be converted into a commuter jet so that the Seattle-based giant can jump into the fast-growing market for regional aircraft. Boeing, the world's biggest maker of jetliners, inherited the MD-95 when it bought McDonnell Douglas Corp., whose struggling Douglas Aircraft unit builds commercial jets in Long Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1989
Northrop Corp. lawyers said in Los Angeles federal court Monday that they intend to defend the company against fraud charges by eliciting classified details of the mission and performance of the air-launched cruise missile. Assistant U.S. Atty. William Fahey, the chief federal prosecutor in the case, said the tactic amounted to "graymail"--an effort to hamper or scuttle a prosecution by seeking documents that cannot be released for national security reasons. At a hearing Monday, Northrop won a five-month delay in the trial, originally set for June 13, because of the complexity of the case.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1986
Hit hard by poor performances in its defense industry simulation systems product line, San Diego-based Cubic Corp. reported third-quarter and nine-month losses of $3 million and $1.4 million, respectively--the first red ink for the high-tech firm since 1974 and only the second unprofitable quarter in 37 years. Revenues for third quarter dropped 14.5% to $74.8 million; sales for the nine months were flat, at $241.2 million.
NEWS
June 7, 1995 | From a Times Staff Writer
President Clinton will spend a day this month publicly analyzing the West Coast's economic problems with prominent figures from industry, show business, government and nonprofit organizations. In the second of a series of regional economic conferences, Clinton will appear June 27 at Portland State University with a guest list that includes Creative Artists Agency Chairman Michael S. Ovitz; SKG DreamWorks co-founder David Geffen; Rockwell International Corp. Chairman Donald Beal; Boeing Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2000
More than 50 residents vented their long-standing frustrations with a nearby Rocketdyne facility Wednesday night and heard scientists detail a new health study sponsored by the federal government. The $600,000 Santa Susana Public Health Initiative is expected to start later this month and should be complete within three years, said officials with the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
NEWS
August 24, 1986 | Associated Press
An Air Force panel will look into a charge that Boeing Corp. made $480,000 in improper severance payments to employees leaving for Pentagon jobs, an Air Force official confirmed Saturday. The allegation is one of several matters on the agenda for a Monday meeting of the Air Force Suspensions and Debarments Board, according to the aide, who requested anonymity. The board is unlikely to take any action on the case as a result of its Monday session, which will be a preliminary hearing, he said.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2014 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- Factory orders fell again in January, but the rate of decline lessened after a steeper-than-initially-estimated drop the previous month, the Commerce Department said Thursday. New orders for manufactured goods, a key indicator of future factory output, were down 0.7% in January to $483 billion. Analysts projected orders would decline 0.5%. It was the second straight monthly decline and the harsh winter weather in much of the country probably was a factor. PHOTOS: Federal Reserve chairs through the years December's decline was revised down to 2% from an initial estimate of 1.5%, the Commerce Department said.
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