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June 20, 2006 | Kathy M. Kristof, Times Staff Writer
The owner of a prominent Oxnard manufacturing company was arrested Monday after authorities alleged that he cheated the government out of $20 million in taxes because he was angry about losing a patent case. Gene Francis Haas, 54, of Camarillo conspired with employees at his Haas Automation Inc. to create bogus invoices and other phony expenses to create false tax deductions, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles.
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June 21, 2006 | Lauren Peterson, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Big Ten will announce today that it will enter into the television business, forming its own network that will launch in 2007. The conference is also expected to announce the ABC/ESPN family will remain the exclusive carrier of some of its signature events. The current deal, set to expire in June 2007, is said to be worth up to $50 million a year.
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March 12, 1997 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sounding optimistic about the state of his city, Mayor Manuel Lopez told a packed audience Tuesday morning that Oxnard's future was looking much better than a few years ago. The annual event, held at the Heritage Square chapel in downtown Oxnard, was sponsored by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and attended by nearly 100 people, according to organizers. "I think we have an optimistic outlook right now," said Lopez after the speech. "When you compare it to what we had before, it's pretty rosy."
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March 3, 1998 | NICK GREEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
New year, same vigorous economic story. Ventura County's unemployment rate began 1998 by continuing the trend with which it ended 1997, sliding to 6.3% in January. The rate, down from 7.1% the year before, is the lowest figure for January in Ventura County since 1990, according to the state's Employment Development Department. The trend mirrors figures for the state as a whole: California's unemployment rate dropped to 5.9% in January, falling below 6% for the first time since 1990.
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November 23, 1999 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Propelled by Asia's economic recovery, California exports of manufactured goods rose sharply in the third quarter, the first increase in about 1 1/2 years. California companies, led by dramatic improvements in shipments of electronics and industrial machinery, shipped $27.6 billion worth of merchandise abroad in the July-September period. That was an increase of 10.2% from the depressed levels of the year-earlier quarter, according to figures released Monday.
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November 11, 1995 | PAUL ELIAS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Oxnard has wooed a major manufacturer from the San Fernando Valley that promises to bring more than 435 jobs, many of them high-paying, city officials announced Friday. Haas Automation Inc. of Chatsworth plans to move to an 86-acre site in northeast Oxnard by March, 1997. Company officials said they hope to add at least 65 new jobs once their 400,000-square-foot building is built and workers complete the move, making it the second-largest manufacturer in Oxnard behind Procter & Gamble.
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June 25, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
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January 5, 1996 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sale of Martin V. "Bud" Smith's real estate empire to a high-profile Wall Street investor not only shows the long-term strength of Ventura County's economy but underscores a business rebound that has built for 18 months, analysts said Thursday.
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December 27, 1995 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago, city leaders said 1995 would be a time to confront difficult challenges. Freeway intersections were intolerably congested. Advocates for the poor were demanding low-cost housing. The city needed more police officers, high-paying jobs and tax-rich retailers. The budget was tight. Twelve months later, those challenges have proven difficult indeed: The goals Oxnard leaders have set for 1996 are essentially the same ones they had for 1995.
BUSINESS
April 19, 1994 | JILL LEOVY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For all the talk of economic rebound in Southern California, actually finding companies that are hiring is not easy. But a few pockets of recovery are emerging. At Leadership Management Associates of California, an Agoura Hills consulting company, the staff has grown to 31 from nine since the summer.
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