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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.
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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.
BUSINESS
April 30, 1991 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Operation Desert Storm may have done great things for the American consciousness, but it didn't do much for consumer spending. Unless you were a yellow-ribbon retailer, you probably didn't get much business in the past year or so. At least that's the conclusion anyone with a calculator would come to after a peek at last year's stock prices, a look at whose stock appreciated and whose fell to earth faster than a Scud missile.
BUSINESS
March 27, 1989 | GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
Bert and Libby Smith didn't drive all the way from their home in Laguna Hills to San Ysidro last month simply to buy new shoes. But the Smiths, who were on their way back from a Mexican vacation, did leave the Bass Shoe factory outlet store in San Ysidro with two pairs of shoes that were marked down 25% from the suggested retail price.
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