June 6, 1993 |
There may not be a profit soon in the big deal in which British Telecommunications and MCI teamed up last week to create a worldwide phone system in competition with American Telephone & Telegraph. Yet the British-American venture and the emerging battle to supply global phone and data services to multinational companies sends us a very loud message about the value of competition, private industry and antitrust law.
February 4, 1994 |
The Series: "Hard Copy"; airs weeknights at 7:30 on NBC. The Setup: The personal woes of America's favorite tabloid fodder--Tonya, Michael, Burt and Loni--vie with celebrity romances and movie-of-the-week crime news for air time on the magazine-format series.
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July 21, 2012 |
SAN DIEGO - In a huge tank at a once-secret Navy base on Point Loma, students from the Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok are testing their autonomous underwater vehicle, the AUV Junior. The vehicle may be a miniature, but the significance is huge: It's the first time a team from the Russian Federation has entered the annual RoboSub competition, which is co-sponsored by the Pentagon's Office of Naval Research. For the engineering-minded, this is the Super Bowl of underwater contests.
March 24, 1992 |
Phillips Petroleum executives charged with checking out the company's rural oil fields nowadays are leaving home without what was once standard equipment: the American Express card. After nine years, the Bartlesville, Okla.-based company dumped American Express in favor of Visa--it's not only cheaper, but accepted more often by the roadside diners and motels that dot the Southwest. For American Express, the loss of Phillips and its 5,000 corporate cardholders was a blow but not a catastrophe.
June 12, 2004 |
A week ago, it was a foregone conclusion that Misty May and Kerri Walsh would win the Olympic gold medal in women's volleyball, but a couple of women's teams have different ideas as they begin play today at the AVP Nissan Series San Diego Open. Annett Davis and Jenny Johnson Jordan defeated May and Walsh in a semifinal last Sunday at Manhattan Beach, ending a 15-tournament win streak by the world's top-ranked team.
June 21, 1992 |
Although no other company has announced production plans for an electric car in the United States, the electric-vehicle team at General Motors in Warren, Mich., is constantly looking over its shoulder to see who is gaining on them. On the way to the bathrooms, engineers pass poster boards tacked up in a hallway that show electric-car prototypes built by other auto makers. They frequently stand there, mumbling to themselves about how Nissan got a battery to weigh less than GM's.
September 7, 1994
The United States, boosted by its emergence from recession, has replaced long-dominant Japan as the world's most competitive economy, according to an international study released today. Singapore comes a close second in a league table covering 41 developed and major developing countries. Japan, wracked by political and economic woes, was pushed into third place, the annual World Competitiveness Report says.
January 16, 1985 |
China plans to introduce competition to the state-run tourism monopoly as part of the Communist Party's economic reform program, a top tourism official said. "This will happen naturally, increasing step by step," National Tourism Administration Director Han Kehua said. He did not explain how the industry will be changed to accomodate competition or when the changes will start.
March 23, 2005 |
The U.S. Air Force said it hoped to kick off a new competition next month between Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co. to launch as many as two dozen government satellites into space. Acting Air Force Secretary Peter Teets said he expected the Air Force to finalize the terms of the competition -- in which both companies would be guaranteed some orders -- in the first quarter of fiscal 2006, which begins Oct. 1. He said a contract award was planned sometime in calendar 2006.
September 18, 1997 |
The future looks good for prospective sport-utility vehicle buyers, according to a recent study from J.D. Power & Associates. Two dozen models are expected to be introduced in the next five years, and the competition for buyers should result in lower prices for consumers--and lower profit margins for dealers. The study said that the new models may not attract new SUV customers, heightening the competition among manufacturers for buyers.