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BUSINESS
January 15, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.S. airlines' on-time performance, baggage handling and domestic cancellation rates were not as good in November as in the previous month but still improved over a year earlier, the Transportation Department said. Airlines recorded an on-time arrival rate of 83.3% in November, an improvement over November 2007's 80% rate but below the rate of 86% recorded in October.
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NEWS
October 22, 1987 | Associated Press
BankAmerica Corp., slowly climbing back to profitability, today reported third-quarter earnings of $54 million, which Chairman A. W. Clausen said reflected improvement in its loan portfolio and operating efficiency. Earnings for the quarter were up from a net loss of $23 million in the same period last year and reduced the corporation's loss for the first nine months to just over $1 billion.
SPORTS
February 21, 1987
Shannon Anderson scored 29 points and pulled down 17 rebounds Friday night to lead Point Loma Nazarene to a 67-45 nonconference women's college basketball victory over Christ College of Irvine. Point Loma Nazarene finished its season with a 10-15 record, an improvement over last year's 4-19 mark. Christ College is 13-14.
NEWS
January 1, 1989 | From Reuters
Eight Thai reporters were murdered in 1988, one was seriously injured by a car bomb and another was beaten up, the Bangkok Post reported Saturday. The newspaper quoted prominent human rights lawyer Thongbai Thongpao, who catalogued the attacks, as saying that they reflected a lack of "security and safety for journalists. . . in this country despite an improvement in the democratic atmosphere."
NEWS
July 24, 1986 | Associated Press
Ford Motor Co., the nation's No. 2 car maker, today reported a net profit of nearly $1.1 billion for the second quarter, a company record for any quarter and a 54% improvement over the same period a year ago. It was Ford's first billion-dollar quarter since becoming a publicly held company 30 years ago. Ford said its earnings came to $4.02 a share, compared with $2.50 a share a year earlier.
NEWS
July 14, 1986 | Associated Press
International Business Machines Corp., the world's largest computer company, said today that its second-quarter earnings fell 7.7% from a year earlier despite a 7.3% revenue gain. IBM's profit of $1.31 billion, or $2.12 a share, was below the projections of many Wall Street analysts. IBM Chairman John Akers warned that without an improvement in capital spending in North America, the company's biggest market, "it will be difficult to show earnings growth in 1986."
NEWS
June 14, 1989 | From Reuters
A reformer charged with planning Soviet economic development said Tuesday that there can be no improvement in the country's crisis-ridden economy in the coming year. Leonid I. Abalkin, just named a deputy premier amid warnings from other economists of financial collapse, told the Communist Party newspaper Pravda that any hope for a quick turnaround is "groundless illusion." "One must be a realist in everything. There can be no improvement in the coming months, before the autumn.
BUSINESS
July 20, 1997
Wells Fargo is finally realizing that they can't fool the people with notices like, "Beginning June 1, to improve customer service, no over-the-counter transactions will be accepted that can be done on ATM machines" ("Merger Woes Take Toll on Wells Fargo," July 10). Who were they kidding? That's a decrease in customer service, not an improvement! That's the sort of action Wells has been taking, and that's why customers are leaving. STEVEN B. OPPENHEIMER Northridge
NEWS
January 24, 1986 | United Press International
The federal deficit grew $14.6 billion in December, a decrease of 56% from November's $33.3 billion, the Treasury Department said Thursday. But fiscal 1986 so far shows no improvement over the year before. The shortfall in the first quarter of 1986 was $75 billion, compared to $71.4 billion in the same period of fiscal 1985. The latest projection by the Office of Management and Budget indicated that the 1986 deficit will reach $177.83 billion by Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year.
NEWS
January 4, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Artificial heart recipient William J. Schroeder's condition on Thursday was upgraded to satisfactory for the first time since he suffered three strokes on Dec. 13, a hospital spokeswoman said. Schroeder demonstrated his improvement--which prompted doctors to change his listing from serious but stable--by taking his first unassisted walk since the strokes through Humana Hospital Audubon hallways, spokeswoman Linda Broaddus said.
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