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BUSINESS
April 16, 1998 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Computers and the Internet have dramatically transformed the nation's economy in the last five years, significantly reducing inflation and creating 7.4 million high-paying jobs, according to a Commerce Department report released Wednesday. The report marks the government's most comprehensive look to date at the growth of information technology and puts a dollar figure on the myriad advancements that have become a part of everyday life.
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BUSINESS
September 19, 1997
Data Processing Resources Corp., which provides information technology staffing services, posted record net income for the fiscal year on a 98% gain in revenue. The company said it earned $6.7 million, or 71 cents a share, for the fiscal year ended July 31, more than double the net income of $3.3 million, or 54 cents a share, recorded a year ago. Revenue rose to $115 million from $58.1 million. The company said it acquired four staffing firms during the fiscal year.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2011 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
The Information A History, a Theory, a Flood James Gleick Pantheon: 531 pp., $29.95 Partway through "The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood," James Gleick describes a technological innovation so transformative that it was heralded as "one of the grand way-marks in the onward and upward march of the human intellect" by the New York Times. "What was the essence of the achievement?" Gleick asks. "'The transmission of thought, the vital impulse of matter.' The excitement was global but the effects were local.
NEWS
December 13, 1996 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Key countries reached agreement here today on a pact to eliminate tariffs on most products of the world's $1-trillion information technology industry, a step that should benefit California's economy while cutting prices and boosting global production of everything from telephones to computers and CD-ROMs.
BUSINESS
December 10, 1996 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the opening day of a global trade conference, the United States demanded Monday that an agreement to eliminate most tariffs on the world's $1-trillion information technology industry be concluded by Friday. Otherwise, U.S. officials warned, the chance for a deal might slip away. "We must reach an agreement this week," Acting U.S.
NEWS
August 16, 2001 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
First came the International Executive Service Corps, a group that shipped retired U.S. businessmen to poor countries to help small businesses grow into large ones. Then came Geekcorps, an organization that sent young technologists to Ghana to install computer networks and train businesses to use them. Now, the two nonprofit groups have announced that they will join forces, pairing "geezers and geeks" to try to stem the growing gap in technology between rich and poor countries.
NATIONAL
January 28, 2005 | Warren Vieth, Times Staff Writer
President Bush prodded doctors and hospitals Thursday to make better use of computers to share patient information, saying the healthcare industry's continued reliance on paper records was inflating costs and undermining care. Participating in a talk-show-style "conversation" with Cleveland-area medical personnel, Bush said the development of a nationwide data-sharing network was an integral part of his agenda for reducing healthcare costs.
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