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June 6, 1995 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sign of increasing entrepreneurial activity, the number of U.S. businesses incorporating in 1994 rose by 5% from the previous year--and California, with a 7% increase, exceeded the average, according to data compiled by Dun & Bradstreet Corp. California's 42,871 new incorporations were the fourth-highest total nationwide, behind Florida, New York and Delaware. The 1994 figures marked the third year in a row of rising incorporations statewide.
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July 2, 1999 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There were blue "W"2K buttons on the tables, polished cowboy boots on a smattering of feet and a whole lot of new money flowing from the technology-based New Economy into the bulging war chest of Texas Gov. George W. Bush. Here in the cyber economy's birthplace, once the province of Bill Clinton and Al Gore but now largely up for grabs, they want their political process to move as fast as their computers. And they just can't understand why there are so many bills pending, pending, pending.
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July 2, 1999 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There were blue "W"2K buttons on the tables, polished cowboy boots on a smattering of feet and a whole lot of new money flowing from the technology-based New Economy into the bulging war chest of Texas Gov. George W. Bush. Here in the cyber economy's birthplace, once the province of Bill Clinton and Al Gore but now largely up for grabs, they want their political process to move as fast as their computers. And they just can't understand why there are so many bills pending, pending, pending.
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December 20, 1998 | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Two former California businessmen are pouring cash into the relatively low-budget white supremacist movement, allowing it to reach out to thousands of households in northern Idaho. Human-rights activists are alarmed at the infusion of money into the movement and say they are scrambling to fight back.
BUSINESS
October 13, 1994 | From Reuters
The 500 fastest-growing private U.S. companies saw sales shoot up to more than $7 billion last year from just $541 million in 1989, Inc. magazine said in an annual survey released Wednesday. Over that period, the companies also created close to 47,000 jobs. At the head of the pack were booming telecommunications and computer networking companies. Inc. said the South is home to nearly a third of the growth companies. California is the No. 1 entrepreneurial state, home to 73 companies on the list.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1998 | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Two former California businessmen are pouring cash into the relatively low-budget white supremacist movement, allowing it to reach out to thousands of households in northern Idaho. Human-rights activists are alarmed at the infusion of money into the movement and say they are scrambling to fight back.
BUSINESS
May 24, 1995 | Don Lee, Times staff writer
Backing Businesswomen: The California American Women's Economic Development Corp. has opened an office in Irvine. Why? Because Orange County has the third-largest number of women-owned businesses in the country, says the nonprofit organization, citing a report from the U.S. Census Bureau.
NEWS
October 1, 2012 | By Mary MacVean
Cornell University researchers recently reported that kids are more likely to eat apples with Elmo stickers on them than without. A group of entrepreneurs in California came to a similar conclusion and started selling edible stickers for produce. There has been a great deal of hand-wringing over how to get children to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, and nutrition advocates - mindful of kids' propensity to buy things with their favorite characters on them - have suggested the same strategy for healthful foods.
BUSINESS
March 9, 2001 | STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nearly three-quarters of female business owners in California see health insurance as the most important benefit employers can provide their workers, and a significant majority vow to maintain employee health coverage even if costs rise sharply, according to a survey to be released today. About 77% of female business owners surveyed offer health benefits to their employees, the Los Angeles chapter of the National Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2003 | Kenneth R. Weiss, Times Staff Writer
California's Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday refused to allow the sale of the genetically altered GloFish in the state, with one commissioner saying that it seemed frivolous to tinker with an animal's genes to create a pet that glows red. The 3-1 vote to reject a petition by biotech entrepreneurs makes California the only state that has banned the sale of GloFish, a trademarked tropical zebra fish infused with the red fluorescent gene of a sea anemone. The U.S.
BUSINESS
June 6, 1995 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sign of increasing entrepreneurial activity, the number of U.S. businesses incorporating in 1994 rose by 5% from the previous year--and California, with a 7% increase, exceeded the average, according to data compiled by Dun & Bradstreet Corp. California's 42,871 new incorporations were the fourth-highest total nationwide, behind Florida, New York and Delaware. The 1994 figures marked the third year in a row of rising incorporations statewide.
BUSINESS
October 13, 1994 | From Reuters
The 500 fastest-growing private U.S. companies saw sales shoot up to more than $7 billion last year from just $541 million in 1989, Inc. magazine said in an annual survey released Wednesday. Over that period, the companies also created close to 47,000 jobs. At the head of the pack were booming telecommunications and computer networking companies. Inc. said the South is home to nearly a third of the growth companies. California is the No. 1 entrepreneurial state, home to 73 companies on the list.
BUSINESS
December 20, 1990 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lt. Gov. Leo T. McCarthy launched a campaign Wednesday designed to attract wealthy foreign entrepreneurs to California, potential investors who can settle in the United States under new federal immigration provisions. Under the provisions, contained in an immigration reform package signed into law Nov. 30, the federal government will set aside 7,000 visas for those who invest at least $1 million in a new enterprise that creates a minimum of 10 jobs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1996 | ALFRED A. CHECCHI and AL FROM, Alfred A. Checchi is cochairman of Northwest Airlines. Al From is president of the Democratic Leadership Council
In this election, there is at least one thing on which Bill Clinton and Bob Dole agree: Proposition 211, the so-called securities fraud initiative, is bad for California and bad for the country. And how the state's voters respond will significantly influence what California will be like for many years to come. California has always been a magnet for America's entrepreneurs.
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