July 28, 1985 |
In the year following the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, some companies that paid up to $13 million to be official sponsors have found that a few competitors derived as much marketing benefit from the Games by using less costly Olympic tie-ins or plain, old-fashioned advertising. Eastman Kodak Co., which advertised heavily during the Games, maintained its dominance in the film market over upstart Olympic sponsor Fuji Photo Film Co.
August 11, 1985
This letter is in response to a news item which appeared in the "Briefly" column of The Times' Business Section on July 31. The item in question reported on the sale by Financial Corp. of America of its FCA Mortgage Securities subsidiary to Salomon Bros. A tombstone advertisement on Sept. 15, 1983, announced the sale of $1.5 billion of Federal Home Mortgage Corp. participation certificates, a transaction arranged by FCA Mortgage Securities. This was at the time the largest single financing transaction in U.S. business history, and is but one of a series of multibillion-dollar mortgage securities transactions consummated by this operation during my tenure as general counsel of FCA. To state, as did the news item in question, that this operation "never got off the ground" is grossly inaccurate, as one would have discovered with even a minimal amount of inquiry.
December 8, 1994 |
Jeannie Sanford is a newcomer to north Torrance. She never knew what a refinery explosion felt like--not until a recent afternoon when her Torrance home shook furiously and a loud noise rumbled through her neighborhood, followed by the sound of sirens. Today, she views the refinery just three blocks away with a new wariness, wondering what goes on inside that castle-like mass of industrial towers and billowing steam. "It's got to be safe.
December 3, 2000 |
The ex-wife of a former Harvard professor wants the university to publicly apologize, saying the school forced her then-husband to leave almost 50 years ago on suspicions he was a communist. Ann Fagan Ginger, 75, told the Boston Herald that she has sent the school a registered letter explaining the case, along with a copy of an FBI document about her ex-husband, who died in 1975. She said she is still waiting for a response. Her ex-husband, Raymond S.
March 27, 1990 |
A brokerage house that fired a gaming industry analyst who issued a negative critique of Donald J. Trump's newest casino project has tarnished its image and increased skepticism about investment advice, industry observers said Monday. Marvin Roffman, an analyst for 16 years with Janney Montgomery Scott Inc., was fired last Friday.
March 25, 2014 |
A collection of jewelry once owned by the late Eydie Gorme that is headed to the auction block in New York City next month will be previewed locally -- for one day only -- this Sunday. The March 30 preview at Sotheby's Los Angeles marks the public unveiling of the auction-bound lot, which is set to go under the gavel in New York on April 29. If you know anything about Gorme -- beyond the fact that she was a singer -- it's probably that she was half of the vocal duo Steve & Eydie.
April 26, 2000 |
Did Americans buy cars before there were brochures to persuade them to do so? Apparently not. In 1903, fledgling Ford Motor Co. sent out the first of a flock of sales booklets targeted to doctors, salesmen and lawyers. David L. Lewis, professor of business history at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, said the pioneering auto manufacturer's earliest brochures touted the benefits of the coupe.
July 1, 1996 |
In Robert W. Welkos' article " 'Cable,' 'Rock' in Disputes on Writing Credits" (Calendar, May 21), Michael Bay, director of "The Rock," attacks the arbitration system the Writers Guild of America uses to determine screen-writing credits. An open letter Bay wrote is quoted: "I have more intimate firsthand knowledge of the evolution of this screenplay ["The Rock"] than any individual involved in the project with the exception of producer Jerry Bruckheimer.