CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1991
Re: "Gorbachev Ready to Hand West a Bill for Perestroika" (Part A, June 9): We know about blackmail and we've heard about greenmail. Has Gorby invented redmail? JOHN F. HARRINGTON, Pacific Palisades
April 7, 1991 |
AS HE STRIDES INTO THE ROOM, THE PUDGY, UNREMARKABLE man in dark suit and tie, with thinning gray hair, unruly eyebrows and a kindly Mr. Chips face, peers out through horned-rimmed glasses at a small but engrossed gathering of professors. They have assembled at the Notre Dame College of Business Administration to sit at the feet of the master, the man regarded by cognoscenti as the premier businessman and investor of the past quarter century, multibillionaire Warren E. Buffett.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1990 |
T. Boone Pickens' shouts finally have been heard in Japan. But what an echo! In the cacophonous uproar that often characterizes the U.S.-Japan trade dialogue, his voice is among the loudest. He has called for Japan to change, to open up to American investment, to behave, in short, more like us. His persistent pleas appear to have had some effect.
December 6, 1990 |
T. Boone Pickens Jr. was forced Wednesday to reveal who paid for his $1-billion stake in a Japanese auto parts maker, muddling his campaign to influence the company and win greater shareholder rights in Japan. The money for Pickens' 26.4% stake in Koito Manufacturing Co. was provided by well-known Japanese raider and property speculator Kitaro Watanabe, who also sold Pickens a chunk of the stock, a lawyer for Pickens said.
November 19, 1990 |
What if General Motors, instead of corporate raider T. Boone Pickens, had invested heavily in Koito Manufacturing, the auto parts supplier that has reluctantly come to symbolize Japan's closed corporate structure? Would the world's largest auto maker get a seat on Koito's board? "Very difficult," said Takao Matsuura, Koito's president. "They'd find out how we receive orders from our Japanese customers; I can't imagine such a situation. We'd never let them put in an officer."
June 28, 1990 |
Koito Manufacturing Co. said Wednesday that it is assured of defeating American investor T. Boone Pickens Jr.'s bid to win stockholder support today for seating himself and three of his representatives on the auto parts firm's board. Management, it said, has received 61.1% of the proxies of stockholders to vote against Pickens, Koito's largest shareholder, and 52 other American shareholders planning to attend today's meeting.