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March 12, 1990 | ALISA SAMUELS and JAMES SCHACHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
California's seven largest investor-owned utility companies still have a way to go to meet a state mandate to buy 20% of their supplies and services from minority and women contractors by 1993. But legislative and industry watchdogs, although skeptical of some of the companies' figures, are meanwhile praising their efforts to meet the goals. Last year, of a total $4.958 billion in purchases, the companies spent $823.2 million--or 16.
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BUSINESS
April 27, 1993 | DONNA K. H. WALTERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five San Diego companies catapulted their way onto The Times 100 ranking in 1992, doubling last year's showing. Although the five companies that made the list for 1991 remain among the top 100, each dropped in position. Companies on the list are those with the highest two-year average return on equity. Finding their way onto this year's list were GTI Corp. (No. 44) and Brooktree Corp. (No. 55), both semiconductor manufacturers; DH Technology, a maker of computer peripherals, ranked No.
BUSINESS
April 27, 1993
The Facts About Companies in The Times 100 20th Century Industries (Property & Casualty Insurance) 6301 Owensmouth Avenue, Woodland Hills 91367 (818)-704-3700 * Chief executive: Louis W. Foster * Exchange: NY * Symbol: TW * Employees: 2,200 * Hiring trend: INCREASING ADAC Laboratories (Medical Supplies) 540 Alder Dr, Milpitas 95035 (408)-945-2990 * Chief executive: Stanley Czerwinski * Exchange: NMS * Symbol: ADACD * Employees: 580 * Hiring trend: INCREASING AST Research Inc.
BUSINESS
April 30, 1991
Ranks companies by loss from continuing operations. '90 loss Rank Company ($ millions) 1 Occidental Petroleum (1,688) 2 First Executive Corp. (366) 3 Homefed Corp. (248) 4 Calfed Inc. (222) 5 Landmark Land Co. (221) 6 Great Amer. Bank San Diego (173) 7 National Semiconductor* (170) 8 Pathe Commun.* ** (141) 9 Raychem Corp.* (111) 10 Genentech Inc. (98) 11 Intermark Inc.* ** (68) 12 MAI Systems Corp. (64) 13 Coast Savings Finl. (63) 14 American President Cos.
BUSINESS
April 25, 1995 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Economists have been hailing its arrival for more than a year, but as the state's businesses report their strong results for 1994, the hard evidence to support the proclamations mounts. California's economy is healthy once again--and the numbers prove it.
NEWS
November 19, 1993 | TONY PERRY and DON WOUTAT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Ending a nine-month competition between the governors of California and Virginia, the Danish toy maker Lego has decided to build a 40-acre, $100-million theme park in suburban Carlsbad rather than Prince William County, Va. At the request of Lego, which has guarded the selection process like a military secret, California state and local officials were asked to refrain from publicly rejoicing over the selection until a formal announcement is made at a news conference this morning.
BUSINESS
July 10, 1998 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's only 3 p.m. but Mariel Devesa, an auditor with Deloitte & Touche, has already knocked off work for the day and is powering her colorful windsurfing board near the Huntington Beach Pier. Most of her colleagues are still poring over spreadsheets in their offices, but thanks to a flexible schedule, Devesa, the U.S. women's windsurfing champion, has completed her eight-hour workday. As she glides past flocks of surfers and sea gulls, the 23-year-old Devesa has her sights set on making the U.S.
BUSINESS
March 19, 2000 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Overtime after eight hours of daily toil is back in California. That means the state's workers may earn as much as $1 billion more annually than they did during each of the last two years, when overtime pay kicked in only after 40 hours a week, say supporters of the new daily overtime law. But some employers say the latest rules have proved so costly and confusing that they have cut wages and benefits, ended flexible scheduling and even eliminated jobs.
BUSINESS
August 18, 1998
The following REITs are based in Southern California. The chart shows their closing prices as of Friday, their low and high share prices during the last year and their yield per share. *--* Ticker Friday Southern California REITs symbol Exchange close Low** High** Alexander Haagen Properties* ACH AMEX $13.13 $12.38 $18.25 Alexandria Real Estate Equities ARE NYSE 29.19 25.56 34.56 American Residential INV NYSE 8.56 8.13 16.75 Investment Trust Angeles Mortgage ANM AMEX 17.63 15.13 19.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1991
High costs and a lack of political support are the major factors leading aerospace firms to move out of California, according to a study release recently by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. The study, conducted for the chamber by the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. , estimated that as many as 150,000 aerospace jobs-and up to 250,000 jobs overall-could be lost in the state over the next five years if the state does not improve its business climate.
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