November 7, 2008 |
Just a few months ago, every car that auto worker Thomas Ortloff expertly painted was one closer to the record number expected to roll off the Opel assembly lines this year. Vacation time seemed a laughable idea. But Ortloff and his colleagues have just wrapped up a long holiday they neither anticipated nor wanted. Amid a global financial panic and a sudden slump in demand, managers at this General Motors Corp.
August 23, 2005 |
It's been a dispiriting and, at times, titillating summer of scandal: Prostitutes on expense accounts, a home built for a lover on the Spanish coast, a bribe here, a kickback there, rich men wearing tans and sheepish grins, tabloid headlines, resignations and, every now and then, shame.
November 19, 2002 |
Germany's economy, Europe's largest, barely grew in the third quarter, data reported Monday show. And experts said there's little sign of improvement so far this quarter. That could force the European Central Bank to cut interest rates soon, some analysts said. The bank has been balking at making further cuts because of inflation worries in countries including Spain and Ireland. German gross domestic product rose 0.
November 23, 2001 |
Temple City (11-0) at Inglewood (9-2), 7:30 p.m.--Top-seeded Temple City will have its hands full in this game, which could easily pass for the Division X championship game. Inglewood, the division runner-up last season, lost twice in Ocean League games by a total of two points and that dropped them to third place, but this is no ordinary third-place team. A deceptive running attack and offensive line led by brothers Keith and Lawrence Jackson has utilized 12 ballcarriers and has gained nearly 4,000 yards.
June 27, 2001 |
Shaking confidence in Europe's ability to stave off recession, Germany's leading economic institute nearly halved its growth forecast for the country Tuesday and said the region's biggest economy has yet to hit bottom. The German economy is expected to limp along at 1.2% this year, the Ifo Institute said in slashing its earlier prediction for 2.1% growth. That's down sharply from 3% growth in 2000.
May 24, 2001 |
DuPont Co., the No. 1 U.S. chemicals producer, warned that demand in some of its key markets, including Europe, has weakened in the second quarter. The disclosure by the company's chief operating officer, Richard Goodmanson, helped to drive DuPont's shares down $1.92, or 4%, to close at $47.39, on the New York Stock Exchange. "For the first time in this downturn, demand in Europe has softened," DuPont said.