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May 28, 1999 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Star Wars" may be the king of the box office, but when it comes to summer fast-food promotions, the competition is proving to be much stronger. Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC trotted out a series of characters from the George Lucas-directed film earlier this month, but that promotion has run up against stiff competition from Burger King's "Teletubbies" promotion, based on the popular PBS television show.
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June 13, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
This post has been updated with information from an amended criminal complaint filed Thursday afternoon. Hackers allegedly targeted 15 financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and E-Trade, as part of a nearly two-year-long scheme to hack into customer accounts online to steal at least $15 million, U.S. authorities announced this week. "Cybercriminals penetrated some of our most trusted financial institutions as part of a global scheme that stole money and identities from people in the United States," New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said in a statement.
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March 12, 1986
Roel Construction Co., Inc. appointed Lynne Manner as marketing assistant.
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December 18, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu and Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
Retailers are pulling back on sales of assault weapons and investors are abandoning gun makers' stocks as the nation's grief focuses on the funerals of the 20 children and six adults killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School rampage in Newtown, Conn. Calling the deadly assault "tragic and devastating," private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management said Tuesday that it will sell its 95% stake in Freedom Group Inc., which makes the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that police said was used in the attack.
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January 25, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Brominated vegetable oil, a synthetic chemical that has been patented in Europe as a flame retardant, will no longer double as an ingredient in Gatorade sports drinks. Molly Carter, a spokeswoman for Gatorade owner PepsiCo Inc., said the company has been considering the move for more than a year, working on a way to take out the ingredient without affecting the flavor of the drink. A recent petition on Change.org to drop the chemical - which has more than 200,000 supporters - did not inspire the decision, Carter said, though she acknowledged that consumer feedback was the main impetus.
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