January 25, 1988 |
Business leaders' confidence in the U.S. economy has fallen sharply in the past few months and stands at a five-year low, the Conference Board said. The group's measure of business confidence closed at 47 in the final quarter of 1987, down from 59 in the third quarter. Sharp declines were registered in executives' confidence about current and future economic conditions.
July 20, 2004 |
Circulation scandals that have rocked Tribune Co. newspapers Newsday and Spanish-language Hoy claimed the jobs of the publications' top two executives. Tribune, which also owns the Los Angeles Times, said it had named Newsday President Timothy Knight publisher of Newsday in Melville, N.Y., succeeding Ray Jansen, who is retiring. At Hoy in New York, Digby Solomon Diez was named interim publisher, succeeding Louis Sito, who also is retiring.
May 21, 1991
A bankruptcy court judge has postponed a ruling on a request that three executives of Property Mortgage Co. and an affiliate be allowed to seek temporary immunity from criminal prosecution. At a hearing last week, Judge William J. Lasarow in Los Angeles continued the matter until May 28. The request was made on behalf of the executives by Property Mortgage, a Sherman Oaks-based mortgage broker that's been operating under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy laws since Feb. 14.
May 1, 1991 |
Paul Amos, executive vice president in charge of programming for Cable News Network, confirmed Tuesday that he is leaving CNN today. He was said to have been unhappy at not becoming president of the company last year. "After 11 years with the company, I looked at what was in store over the next couple of years, and I had some reservations about a long tenure in middle management," Amos said in an interview. "I have a desire to run my own business."
June 9, 2006 |
A Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. subsidiary is warning public companies that probes into possible manipulation of executive stock options might push up the cost of insuring their executives and board members against lawsuits. Carpenter Moore, a division of Nasdaq Insurance Agency that acts as an insurance broker for companies on the exchange, said in an undated memorandum that some insurers were already seeking to limit their liability under so-called directors' and officers' coverage.
May 24, 2007 |
Arnaud Lagardere and other high-profile executives are being questioned by French market authorities investigating alleged insider dealing at European Aeronautic Defense & Space Co., the parent of plane maker Airbus, a spokesman for Lagardere said. The probe focuses on the sale of millions of euros' worth of shares by top EADS executives in March and April 2006, weeks before the company announced major delays to the super-jumbo A380 that sent the stock price tumbling 26% in one day.
April 29, 1992 |
Hughes Aircraft announced Tuesday a major restructuring and realignment of executives, continuing a streamlining that began last July. The reorganization is meant to strengthen its commercial ventures and maintain its defense business, the company said. The firm will fold its diverse operations into four new business sectors: aerospace and defense sector, headed by sector President Richard D. Brandes; systems integration sector, headed by John C.
February 2, 2000 |
Disneyland President Cynthia Harriss promoted three executives to senior vice presidents Monday, citing their past work and the additional duties they will have as Walt Disney Co. adds a second Anaheim theme park, a third hotel and a retail-entertainment zone in 2001. The three are Bill Ross, 49, of public relations, who took a lead role in negotiating with local government over the $1.
January 9, 2007 |
Activision Inc. said it amended the employment agreements of Chief Executive Robert Kotick and co-Chairman Brian Kelly to avoid tax penalties because some stock option grants may have been misdated. Kotick and Kelly agreed to remove a provision in their contracts that automatically re-prices options if control of the company changes, Santa Monica-based Activision said.
October 5, 1986 |
Southern California executives are in line for 1987 pay hikes about a percentage point higher than their counterparts elsewhere, according to compensation expert Hewitt Associates of Chicago. Hewitt's survey of a small number of Southland companies suggests that their executives can expect salary hikes of 6.4% next year versus a national average of 5.4%.