May 7, 1989 |
A Spanish tightrope walker fell 85 feet to her death from a wire in the main square of this southeastern Spanish town, police said Friday. They said Francisca Aragueto Sanchez, 25, who was performing with the West German group Los Bordinis, fell as she was sliding down a cable from a church tower Thursday night.
August 2, 2008 |
Sun Microsystems Inc. said that profit fell 73% last quarter and that it didn't expect to make money this quarter as customers of its server computers cope with an economic slump. Net income for the April-to-May fiscal fourth quarter fell to $88 million, or 11 cents a share, from $329 million, or 36 cents, a year earlier, Santa Clara, Calif.-based Sun Micro said. U.S. sales, which accounted for more than a third of revenue, fell 9.4%. Revenue dropped 1.4% to $3.78 billion.
October 24, 2008 |
Technology products distributor Ingram Micro Inc. said its third-quarter profit fell 36% as revenue declined amid softening demand in its three largest geographic regions. The Santa Ana company earned $46.4 million, or 27 cents a share, down from $72.4 million, or 41 cents, a year earlier. Sales fell 4% to $8.28 billion. Analysts, on average, were expecting a profit of 23 cents a share on sales of $8.44 billion, according to a poll by Thomson Reuters. Because of the economic uncertainty, Ingram said it was discontinuing specific financial quarterly guidance.
June 15, 1989
Jockey Jack Kaenel suffered a compound fracture of the thighbone when the horse he was riding at his ranch in Martinez, Calif., flipped and fell on him, Golden Gate Fields officials said.
January 24, 2009 |
Centex Corp., the second-biggest U.S. home builder by sales, plans to write down as much as $600 million in the fiscal third quarter as land values plummeted. Net sales fell 80% from a year earlier to 1,080 units, the Dallas-based company said in a preliminary earnings statement. Closings declined 49% to 3,405 units. The backlog fell 46% to 4,628.
May 7, 2008 |
PG&E Corp. said first-quarter profit fell 13% on costs incurred by its Pacific Gas & Electric utility, the state's largest, to repair damage from torrential rain and heavy snow in January. Net income fell to $224 million, or 62 cents a share, from $256 million, or 71 cents, a year earlier, the San Francisco-based company said. The per-share results missed by 4 cents the average of analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Sales rose 11% to $3.73 billion. "Earnings were a little light, but the company is sticking to their earnings guidance for this year and next," said Michael Worms, an analyst at BMO Capital Markets in New York.
June 5, 2008 |
Williams-Sonoma Inc. said Wednesday that fiscal first-quarter profit fell 42% after the home furnishings retailer reduced prices to lure shoppers. Net income in the three months ended May 4 fell to $10.4 million, or 10 cents a share, from $18.2 million, or 16 cents, a year earlier, San Francisco-based Williams-Sonoma said. Earnings excluding one-time items beat analysts' predictions by 4 cents. Revenue in the quarter dropped 4.2% to $781.8 million. For the year, Williams-Sonoma forecast profit of $1.45 to $1.58 a share, higher than its previous range of $1.42 to $1.56.