February 28, 1990 |
Teledyne Inc. has long been Wall Street's idea of a good mystery novel. Run by two publicity-shy septuagenarians, the $4.6-billion (sales) conglomerate seems to be a breakup waiting to happen. But when? And what prices would the various pieces bring? Those questions have fascinated some Teledyne investors--and annoyed others--for years.
October 25, 1990 |
On one side are Hollywood celebrities, major environmental groups and a wealthy investment manager named Harold Arbit. On the other side are some of the nation's most powerful corporate interests: oil and chemical companies, agribusiness and the timber industry. Together, they are the key players in a series of multimillion-dollar campaigns being waged over four Nov. 6 ballot initiatives that affect the environment.