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BUSINESS
July 22, 1993
Eight California-based companies--three in Southern California--are on Fortune magazine's new list of the nation's 25 fastest-growing companies. They are ranked by percentage of compounded annual sales growth over three to five years. Sales are for the last four quarters available, through June 30, in millions of dollars: Growth Sales Rank Company, location (percent) (millions) 1 Wellfleet Comm.; Billerica, Mass. 243 $148.7 2 BE Aerospace; Wellington, Fla. 207 198.
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BUSINESS
June 11, 1993
The oil-rich Sultan of Brunei and the Walton family of Wal-Mart fame led the list of Fortune magazine's annual ranking of the world's wealthiest people. Americans dominate the domain of billionaires with 26 individuals or families on the list of the richest 101. Wealth* Rank Name (billions) 1 Sultan of Brunei $37.0 2 Walton family $23.5 3 Mars family $14.0 4 Minoru Mori, $13.0 Akira Mori 5 Samuel I. Newhouse Jr., $10.0 Donald Newhouse, & family Publications 6 King Fahd $10.
BUSINESS
October 15, 1992
Seattle, above, is the best city for business in the country, according to Fortune magazine's fourth-annual ranking of 60 metropolitan areas. The magazine noted that Seattle is home of America's biggest exporter, Boeing, and is one of the nation's largest seaports. Fortune compiled its list by asking Moran Stahl & Boyer, a consulting firm, to survey more than 900 executives on subjects ranging from taxes and social conflict to the quality of the labor force.
BUSINESS
April 2, 1992 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
AST Research Inc., a personal computer maker, has made its debut on the prestigious Fortune 500 list of the nation's largest industrial companies. AST was ranked No. 431 on the annual list published by Fortune magazine and released Wednesday. The Irvine firm had 1991 sales of $696.7 million. "We have decided not to participate in the recession," said Safi Qureshey, AST's chief executive. "It's a major accomplishment for our people. . . . We are the new kid on the block."
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