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March 7, 1988 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
A unique industry began more than 150 years ago when sailors started weaving baskets to pass the time while stationed aboard lightships anchored off treacherous shoals beyond this Atlantic Island 30 miles off Cape Cod. Bright lights tended by sailors warned mariners to stay clear of the dangerous shoals to avoid shipwrecks. After months at sea, lightships sailed to Nantucket Island to refuel and take on supplies. And the sailors would sell their baskets for extra income.
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March 4, 1988 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
George Washington was beginning his second term as President when Simeon Lowell opened his boat shop on the north banks of the Merrimack River, six miles downstream from the Atlantic Ocean in this small New England town by the New Hampshire border. Lowell's Boat Shop, 195 years later, is in the same building, producing small craft without interruption all these years, the oldest boat shop in America.
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January 17, 1989 | Associated Press
Gov. Michael S. Dukakis said Monday he will order the Massachusetts executive branch to stop making purchases from companies with ties to South Africa. "From this point forward, the message will go out loud and clear from at least one state government that we are not going to do business with people who do business with that government and that country," Dukakis said at a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast.
NEWS
January 17, 1989 | Associated Press
Gov. Michael S. Dukakis said Monday he will order the Massachusetts executive branch to stop making purchases from companies with ties to South Africa. "From this point forward, the message will go out loud and clear from at least one state government that we are not going to do business with people who do business with that government and that country," Dukakis said at a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast.
BUSINESS
September 18, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
H.J. Meyers & Co., a brokerage with a large Southern California presence, has shut down abruptly, leaving tens of thousands of customers nationwide wondering about the status of their accounts. The Wall Street firm that handled H.J. Meyers' trades, Cowen & Co., announced the closure in a statement Thursday that said Cowen was no longer processing the brokerage's trades following the "cessation" of Meyers' brokerage business. A recorded message at H.J. Meyers' Rochester, N.Y.
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January 25, 1989 | From United Press International
Cash-starved Massachusetts sued Mercedes-Benz of North America Inc. Tuesday for $6.2 million in unpaid corporate excise taxes for 1982 to 1985, state Revenue Commissioner Stephen W. Kidder announced. The suit filed in Suffolk Superior Court charged that the North American affiliate of the German auto manufacturer refused to file returns or neglected to pay corporate tax and excise payments while doing business in Massachusetts since 1965.
NEWS
January 14, 1994 | From Associated Press
A Massachusetts woman who slipped and fell in a bathtub in an Anaheim hotel room can sue the hotel owner in Massachusetts, the state Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday. The ruling was hailed by the woman's lawyer, who said it would make it easier for Massachusetts residents to sue out-of-state corporations. "This is a sweeping victory for Massachusetts plaintiffs," said Wendy Sibbison, the attorney.
NEWS
January 3, 1985
Andrea Booth and Jennifer Waterhouse Porter have been appointed business manager and development director of the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra Assn. The women will replace Dori Barnes, business manager and acting executive director who is retiring after 20 years with the organization. Booth, a lifelong resident of the city, previously worked for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Harvard School in Los Angeles. She holds a master's degree in arts management and marketing from UCLA.
BUSINESS
March 7, 1988 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
A unique industry began more than 150 years ago when sailors started weaving baskets to pass the time while stationed aboard lightships anchored off treacherous shoals beyond this Atlantic Island 30 miles off Cape Cod. Bright lights tended by sailors warned mariners to stay clear of the dangerous shoals to avoid shipwrecks. After months at sea, lightships sailed to Nantucket Island to refuel and take on supplies. And the sailors would sell their baskets for extra income.
BUSINESS
March 4, 1988 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
George Washington was beginning his second term as President when Simeon Lowell opened his boat shop on the north banks of the Merrimack River, six miles downstream from the Atlantic Ocean in this small New England town by the New Hampshire border. Lowell's Boat Shop, 195 years later, is in the same building, producing small craft without interruption all these years, the oldest boat shop in America.
NEWS
March 12, 1988 | Henry Weinstein
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), in Los Angeles to speak at a dinner honoring former Democratic Rep. Barbara Jordan of Texas, stopped by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor on Friday to talk about a host of legislative issues and to trumpet the virtues of presidential candidate Dukakis, governor of Kennedy's home state of Massachusetts. Kennedy, chairman of the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee, was warmly greeted by 60 Southern California labor leaders, according to William R.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Citigroup Inc. will pay $30 million to Massachusetts to settle charges that one of its analysts in Taiwan improperly leaked research to four major clients a day before making the information public. Secretary of State William Galvin said the U.S. hedge fund and institutional clients used the advance word of the research to profit from weaker sales of Apple iPhones. PHOTOS: The costliest bank failures Galvin says Citigroup Global Markets Inc., a subsidiary of the banking giant, violated its own policies and procedures as well as federal and state securities laws.
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