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August 1, 2012
R.G. Armstrong Actor a favorite of Peckinpah R.G. Armstrong, 95, a veteran character actor who started his career in the 1950s on Broadway, segued to television, then solidified his standing as a favorite of filmmakers Sam Peckinpah and Warren Beatty, died Friday at his home in Studio City of natural causes, said his daughter Daryl Armstrong. Robert Golden Armstrong was born April 7, 1917, in Birmingham, Ala., and graduated from the University of North Carolina. After college he studied at the Actors Studio in New York and was cast in Elia Kazan's original 1955 Broadway staging of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
September 19, 1986
Steve Penn has been named project manager for Home Capital Development Group.
December 21, 2009 | By Evan Halper and Marc Lifsher
A Nevada businessman was paid $17 million by two private equity firms to help them win business from California's giant pension fund at the same time he was working for a La Jolla company that was advising the fund on those investments. The board of the California Public Employees' Retirement System had been informed about the arrangement during a closed-door meeting. Its legal staff determined there was no conflict of interest, and the board approved $1 billion in investments with private equity funds Apollo Global Management and Aurora Capital Group.
January 23, 1985
Don R. Conlan has been elected president and a director of Capital Group Research Inc., a newly created investment research company within Capital Group Inc., a Los Angeles-based group of investment management companies. He remains Capital Group's chief economist and president and a director of Capital Strategy Research Inc., a subsidiary involved in international economic, government and political research. Conlan is the current chairman of the Conference of Business Economists.
January 6, 2009 | Meg James
A real-life soap opera in Spanish-language television -- a saga of family legacy, corporate ambition and allegations of treachery -- is expected to shift today to a federal courtroom in Los Angeles. The civil trial will pit two titans against each other and bring to the witness stand key executives who are accustomed to controlling the media behind the scenes rather than fighting over it in open court.
August 2, 2011 | By Don Lee and Tom Petruno, Los Angeles Times
The last-minute deal on the debt ceiling may prevent a government default, but it does little to avert a perfect storm of economic problems that could push the nation toward a new downturn and more financial pain for millions of Americans. Instead of increasing confidence in the future, the agreement seems to have underscored the near paralysis in Washington — and the fact that no substantial new efforts are likely for dealing with unemployment, lagging consumer spending or a host of other problems that have been dragging the economy down.
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