August 14, 1999 |
The government of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak was plunged into crisis late Friday, but not by the peace process, the severe drought or even a troubling summer crime wave. Instead, the first real threat to Barak's 5-week-old coalition came in the form of a 300-ton electric turbine, after the government defied warnings from Israel's largest religious party and decided to transport the giant piece of equipment to a power plant during the Jewish Sabbath.
March 14, 2001 |
The blame for the horrific plunge in technology stocks over the last year can be laid partly at the door of companies such as 21st Century Insurance. The Woodland Hills-based firm spent the last three years developing a Web site and a pair of sophisticated telephone call centers-- and, in the process, boosted its spending on technology equipment by a heaping 30% to 40% annually.
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October 20, 2004 |
State and local firefighters and chiefs who gathered Tuesday to discuss last year's wildfires blasted Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, saying he has not done enough to provide the equipment and staffing needed to battle a fire disaster. The criticism came during a special California Senate hearing in San Bernardino to discuss the progress made since last October's fires and ways to reduce the threat of out-of-control blazes in the state's increasingly populated mountains and hillsides.
April 17, 2000 |
Linda Kelly earns plenty of frequent-flier mileage traveling to corporate auctions where she bids on such industrial-strength used equipment as Class 100 clean rooms and nitrogen belt furnaces. But as the $100-billion business of disposing of excess corporate assets moves online, the Microsemi Corp. executive plans to spend more time in her Santa Ana office.
March 29, 2011 |
General Electric Co. said Tuesday that it would purchase power-conversion specialist Converteam Group for more than $3.5 billion to widen its portfolio of high-efficiency automation equipment for the oil and gas, thermal-power and renewable energy markets. The Fairfield, Conn., conglomerate will shell out about $3.2 billion for a 90% stake in Converteam, buying the French company's remaining shares from senior executives over the next two to five years at an estimated cost of no more than $480 million.
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December 4, 1991 |
A jury in Bakersfield ordered the McDonald's Corp. to pay the major share of $700,000 in punitive damages awarded Tuesday to the family of a 9-year-old girl whose leg was broken while she was using playground equipment at one of the chain's restaurants. On Monday, the same Kern County Superior Court jury had held McDonald's and JBI Inc. of Long Beach, manufacturers of the equipment, liable for $43,900 in general damages for the injury Marlena Escalera suffered Dec.
January 2, 2002 |
At airports, the war on terrorism is being fought with 30-year-old weapons. Metal detectors and X-ray machines used to screen passengers and carry-on luggage date from the 1970s, when they were deployed to prevent hijackings. They can't detect plastic explosives, such as those allegedly hidden in the shoes of a man aboard a Paris-to-Miami flight Dec. 22. A passenger, Richard C. Reid was arrested after American Airlines attendants allegedly saw him try to touch a lighted match to his sneakers.
March 10, 1992 |
Shop Television Network Inc. in Burbank, once a distant third in the hotly competitive U.S. home shopping market, has filed for bankruptcy protection after one of its largest creditors won a court order to repossess most of the network's video production equipment. The filing under Chapter 11 of U.S. bankruptcy laws puts the court order and other litigation on hold while Shop Television works out a plan with its creditors to repay its debts. The company listed $10 million in assets and $4.
January 12, 2010 |
Van Nuys sporting equipment maker Easton-Bell Sports Inc. has acquired lacrosse goods manufacturer Talon Lacrosse for an undisclosed amount, the companies said Monday. The deal will result in a new Easton Lacrosse division, to be based in Scotts Valley, Calif. The more than 2,000 employees at Easton-Bell produce equipment for sports including baseball, ice hockey, cycling and football. Talon founders Doug Appleton, Cort Kim and Blake Kim, who launched the private firm in San Carlos, Calif.