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BUSINESS
March 21, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Dell Inc. plans to double the number of its employees in India to 20,000 in three years, Chairman Michael Dell said Monday, as the personal computer maker beefs up its presence in one of the world's fastest-growing markets. Although most of the new hiring will be made at the company's call centers, there also will be substantial recruitment at its product testing center and a possible manufacturing plant.
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BUSINESS
March 13, 2006 | Lorenza Munoz and Claudia Eller, Times Staff Writers
The hunt for the next Universal Pictures chairman appears to have narrowed to two inside candidates with deep backgrounds in marketing and distributing films but lacking in experience developing major studio movies. Universal Studios President Ron Meyer is said to be favoring a partnership between Vice Chairman Marc Shmuger and David Linde, co-head of Universal's specialty film label Focus Features, to replace outgoing movie chief Stacey Snider.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s 75-year-old chief executive, said the company's board had selected an executive to eventually succeed him. The board chose from three internal candidates at the Omaha-based insurance and investment company, Buffett wrote in his annual letter released Saturday. He didn't identify them or discuss the timing of succession.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2006 | Richard Winton and Sharon Bernstein, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who blamed jail unrest over the weekend partly on staffing shortages, has failed to significantly boost his deputy ranks although the Board of Supervisors last year allocated nearly $70 million to hire new officers and ease jail overcrowding. He faced a third night of racially motivated unrest at the North County Correctional Facility as deputies used tear gas Monday to break up a fight involving 80 inmates that left one man injured.
BUSINESS
December 14, 2005 | From Associated Press
Internet search provider Google Inc. announced it would expand the workforce at its European headquarters by 600, or 75%, over the next two to three years. The company's Dublin, Ireland, office, established in 2003, supports its European, Middle Eastern and African activities and is Google's largest base outside the United States. The Mountain View, Calif.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2005 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
NBC's "Today" show co-anchor Katie Couric is being actively wooed by CBS to be its next evening news anchor -- a move she is seriously considering, according to sources at both networks. In recent weeks, CBS News President Sean McManus has been doggedly courting Couric to switch networks and assume the anchor seat of the "CBS Evening News," according to three senior editorial employees at CBS and NBC.
WORLD
October 7, 2005 | From Reuters
Al Qaeda has put job advertisements on the Internet asking supporters for help putting together its Web statements and video montages, an Arabic newspaper reported. The London-based Asharq al Awsat said on its website this week that the terrorist network had "vacant positions" for video production and for editing statements, footage and international media coverage about militant activities worldwide.
NATIONAL
September 11, 2005 | Cynthia H. Cho, Times Staff Writer
Throughout the school year, John Mondragon and his colleagues fan out to college campuses around the country, looking for soon-to-be graduates to take jobs with the federal government. Their pitch would seem to be attractive: competitive salaries, excellent benefits, job security and rewarding work helping people -- in short, a lot of the things many students say they want in a first job.
BUSINESS
September 9, 2005 | From Associated Press
Google Inc. has hired Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf to float more ideas and develop products, adding another weapon to the online search engine leader's rapidly growing arsenal of intellect. Cerf's defection from MCI Inc., announced Thursday, represents the latest coup for Mountain View, Calif.-based Google, which has been amassing more brainpower as its payroll has nearly quadrupled to 4,200 workers during the last two years.
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