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NEWS
June 30, 1989 | From Reuters
France's national police force Thursday demanded a 10% across-the-board wage increase, saying an extravaganza planned for the bicentennial of the French Revolution proves that the days of budget austerity are over.
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BUSINESS
November 25, 2001
The airlines are crying that they are able to fill only about 70% of their seats and they might have to cut more flights. Cutting supply certainly would be one way of raising demand, but in doing so they would also would cutting customer service ["Millions of Americans Still on Fence as Flights Fill Up," Nov. 9]. Another way of creating demand and providing extra customer service would be to cut prices. The airlines pretend they are having sales and cutting prices but, aside from smaller airlines like Jet Blue and National, I haven't seen many cuts that I would call much of a deal.
BUSINESS
May 24, 2001 | Reuters
DuPont Co., the No. 1 U.S. chemicals producer, warned that demand in some of its key markets, including Europe, has weakened in the second quarter. The disclosure by the company's chief operating officer, Richard Goodmanson, helped to drive DuPont's shares down $1.92, or 4%, to close at $47.39, on the New York Stock Exchange. "For the first time in this downturn, demand in Europe has softened," DuPont said.
REAL ESTATE
May 23, 1999 | DARYL STRICKLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Housing and apartment construction this year is expected to hit the highest level in nearly a decade in Southern California, but renters still are likely to encounter stiff hikes, analysts say. The demand for housing, spurred by a surging economy that is adding thousands of workers to regional payrolls, will continue to outpace construction. As a result, rental units will be harder to find in some areas and become unaffordable for a growing number of people. Indeed, rents in Southern California could move up as much as 12% this year, a faster rate than prices of existing homes are expected to grow, said Craig Silvers, an analyst at Sutro & Co. "Supply is out of equilibrium with demand," said Ray Eldridge, a senior vice president who specializes in multifamily properties at CB Richard Ellis Inc. in Newport Beach.
WORLD
March 29, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Britain dismissed a new Argentine demand for sovereignty talks over the disputed Falkland Islands, saying the issue was not up for discussion. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner demanded the talks when she met British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on the sidelines of a pre-G-20 summit in the Chilean coastal resort of Vina del Mar. Her call came a day after Brown said publicly that he would not discuss the issue. Britain took back the South Atlantic islands in a 1982 war after they were occupied by Argentine forces.
BUSINESS
February 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Filofax, the British company that makes personal organizers for yuppies, has been hit hard by a shopping slump and fading demand from business executives. The paperback-sized binder, patented over 50 years ago by a shorthand typist, won commercial success in the 1980s as a vital accessory for "yuppies"--young upwardly mobile professionals. At the height of its success, Filofax Group PLC hailed the files, sold in more than 30 countries, as "one of the great marketing phenomena of the 1980s."
BUSINESS
September 26, 2009 | Times Wire Services
Demand for U.S. durable goods unexpectedly fell in August, signaling that companies are planning to curb spending on concern that gains in sales will not be sustained. Orders for goods meant to last several years dropped 2.4%, the worst performance since January, the Commerce Department said. Excluding transportation equipment, orders were little changed.
BUSINESS
February 23, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
Walt Disney Co. has reached an agreement that would bring Pixar Animation Studios' "Cars 2," Disney's "The Muppets" and other approved films to Chinese cable television viewers, broadening the Burbank entertainment giant's access to the world's most populous market. An executive from You on Demand said Wednesday that it had struck a licensing deal with Disney to rent current films, as well as classic movies such as "The Lion King" and "Mary Poppins," through its recently launched on-demand service in China.
BUSINESS
December 10, 2002 | Peter J. Brennan, Bloomberg News
Ingram Micro Inc., the world's biggest distributor of computer parts, said fourth-quarter sales will be at the low end of its forecast because demand in North America is "softer" than expected. Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro reiterated an estimate for profit, excluding some costs, of $26 million to $29 million, or 17 cents to 19 cents a share. Sales will be at the lower end of the company's earlier forecast of $5.75 billion to $5.90 billion.
BUSINESS
December 26, 2009 | By Reed Fujii
California's walnut industry dived off a bridge last year, only to stage a bungee-cord rebound as it now sets sales records month after month, growers and processors report. Growers harvested a record-shattering 2008 crop of 436,000 tons, only to have the market nearly collapse in the face of last year's global credit crisis. Demand came roaring back in the spring, however, and has remained strong since. "We had 70,000 tons shipping in the month of November. The highest we ever had before was 48,000 tons," said Pete Turner, chairman of the California Independent Handlers Coalition.
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