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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1997
Despite a 21% drop in serious crime since 1991, Long Beach business leaders cited public safety and crime as the chief weakness of doing business in the city, according to a survey released Tuesday. The survey showed marked improvement in some key areas but indicated the city is still struggling to offset the impact of defense cutbacks and corporate downsizings that claimed more than 50,000 full-time jobs.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1994 | JILL LEOVY
Damage from the Jan. 17 earthquake was extensive but not crippling to Chatsworth, according to local business leaders. Shaken especially hard were the neighborhoods along Devonshire and Lassen streets near De Soto, Owensmouth and Canoga avenues. Damage to local business "was a matter initially of great despair to many people, myself included," said A. W. Moss, secretary of the Chatsworth Chamber of Commerce.
NEWS
December 3, 1995 | From Reuters
French government and business leaders warned Saturday that crippling strikes spreading through the public sector could soon seriously damage the economy. "The consequences for weakened businesses in a faltering environment could be catastrophic," Franck Borotra, the minister for industry, postal service and telecommunications, said, inviting unions to talk and warning of job losses if strikes drag on.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1988 | GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writer
Officials of three San Fernando Valley chambers of commerce toured the Sunshine Canyon landfill by helicopter Thursday, expressing worries that a proposed expansion of the Granada Hills dump might affect their communities. A chamber official from Granada Hills was joined by counterparts from Chatsworth and Northridge because they fear that an enlarged landfill could make some areas less economically desirable to developers and investors.
BUSINESS
May 14, 1994 | JAMES H. RUBIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Clinton Administration asked an elite group of business leaders Friday for help in winning congressional passage of a global trade agreement. Consider what the pact "will do for your bottom line," Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen told 96 of the nation's foremost executives. The group is having its twice-yearly meeting in this colonial resort community.
BUSINESS
May 11, 1990 | Associated Press
The nation's top business leaders, who just six months ago warned that a recession was a distinct threat, said today that the economy will continue to grow moderately at least through 1991. The Business Council--100 chief executives of the country's largest corporations--forecast that the economy will grow at a 2% pace in 1990 and 2.6% in 1991. Last October, it had projected growth of only 1.8% for this year, the slowest pace since the recession year of 1981.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2001 | TIMOTHY HUGHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bracing for a summer of blackouts and skyrocketing electricity bills, Ventura County business leaders have launched a campaign to conserve power while pressuring state and local officials to find a way out of the energy crisis. Backed by county business and political leaders, campaign organizers say their goal is to offer ways of conserving power, remind manufacturers and residents the looming summer blackouts are no mirage and give the region a stronger voice in Sacramento and Washington.
NATIONAL
July 8, 2004 | Maria L. La Ganga, Times Staff Writer
As corporate America cast a wary eye at Sen. John F. Kerry's new running mate, the Democrat's presidential campaign ramped up its outreach to business Wednesday, hoping the selection of Sen. John Edwards would increase support for the freshly minted ticket. Comments from business leaders and trade associations about Edwards ranged from cautiously optimistic to downright disdainful. The National Assn.
NEWS
September 22, 1992 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 100 top U.S. business leaders endorsed Bill Clinton Monday, including about 25 longtime Republicans, one of whom called the well-orchestrated event "an unprecedented show of support" for a Democratic presidential candidate. At the same time, the campaign released a list of other business leaders who have endorsed the Arkansas governor, bringing the total to about 400. Clinton was clearly uplifted by the endorsements, including that of Kathryn G.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1998
Three business leaders and a corporation will receive the 1998 Life Enrichment Awards from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science at a ceremony Thursday in Beverly Hills. The school, based in Willowbrook, will honor the recipients who "contribute to creating environments in which individuals are inspired or empowered to take control over their own lives and create healthy communities," said W. Benton Boone, interim university president.
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