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March 13, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
James Tobin, a leading American economist who was awarded the 1981 Nobel Prize in economics for his work on the portfolio selection theory, which analyzed changes in financial markets and their impact on the spending and investing habits of individuals and businesses, has died. He was 84. Tobin, who once summed up his theory as, "Don't put your eggs in one basket," died Monday at a hospital in New Haven, Conn., of complications from a stroke.
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November 12, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A former national Republican Party official will stand trial on charges he conspired to jam Democratic get-out-the-vote phone lines on election day 2002, a federal judge said in Concord. Judge Steven McAuliffe rejected an argument by James Tobin that the conspiracy charges should be dismissed because the government's allegations were insufficient. A trial for Tobin, who in 2002 was political director of the national committee working to get Republican senators elected, is scheduled for Dec. 6.
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BUSINESS
August 16, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Baxter International Barred: In what could cost the company more than $125 million, the world's largest hospital supply corporation was barred by the Veterans Affairs Department from doing business with the federal government for up to a year. The VA said the Deerfield, Ill., company tried to get the agency to pay for products not included in company-awarded contracts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
James Tobin, a leading American economist who was awarded the 1981 Nobel Prize in economics for his work on the portfolio selection theory, which analyzed changes in financial markets and their impact on the spending and investing habits of individuals and businesses, has died. He was 84. Tobin, who once summed up his theory as, "Don't put your eggs in one basket," died Monday at a hospital in New Haven, Conn., of complications from a stroke.
NATIONAL
November 12, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A former national Republican Party official will stand trial on charges he conspired to jam Democratic get-out-the-vote phone lines on election day 2002, a federal judge said in Concord. Judge Steven McAuliffe rejected an argument by James Tobin that the conspiracy charges should be dismissed because the government's allegations were insufficient. A trial for Tobin, who in 2002 was political director of the national committee working to get Republican senators elected, is scheduled for Dec. 6.
BOOKS
December 23, 2001 | DAVID HAWARD BAIN
Transforming the boxes and bookshelves of research that inform a TV project into a book is no easy business, but the producers of "Great Projects" did well by enlisting James Tobin.
BUSINESS
October 3, 1997 | Bloomberg News
New York-based research group the Conference Board has commissioned a study group to continue the review of the consumer price index for its accuracy in measuring inflation. The review board will be co-chaired by Paul McCracken, University of Michigan professor emeritus, and James Tobin, Yale University professor emeritus. A previous advisory commission known as the Boskin Group said the CPI overstates inflation.
NATIONAL
December 16, 2005
A former top Republican Party official was convicted in Concord on telephone harassment charges for his part in a plot to jam the Democrats' phones on election day 2002. The federal jury acquitted James Tobin of the most serious charge against him, of conspiring to violate voters' rights. Tobin, 45, was President Bush's New England campaign chairman last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1986
The undersigned Nobel laureates in economics urge the Congress and the President to resist the pressures for protectionist measures and instead to move as far as possible in the direction of reducing the restrictions on international trade. Freer trade will benefit the United States, and it will benefit other countries. KENNETH J. ARROW GERARD DEBREU MILTON FRIEDMAN LAWRENCE R. KLEIN WASSILY LEONTIEF W. ARTHUR LEWIS FRANCO MODIGLIANI PAUL A. SAMUELSON THEODORE W. SCHULTZ HERBERT SIMON GEORGE J. STIGLER JAMES TOBIN
BOOKS
December 23, 2001 | DAVID HAWARD BAIN
Transforming the boxes and bookshelves of research that inform a TV project into a book is no easy business, but the producers of "Great Projects" did well by enlisting James Tobin.
BUSINESS
August 16, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Baxter International Barred: In what could cost the company more than $125 million, the world's largest hospital supply corporation was barred by the Veterans Affairs Department from doing business with the federal government for up to a year. The VA said the Deerfield, Ill., company tried to get the agency to pay for products not included in company-awarded contracts.
BUSINESS
January 28, 1994 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nobel laureate economist Robert M. Solow said Thursday that fears that the costs in President Clinton's health care proposals would cripple small businesses are exaggerated, even as the Clinton Administration seemed to be backpedaling on the issue. Solow said there would be an adverse impact on small businesses, but he suggested it would be short-lived as the new system took effect.
BUSINESS
December 24, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Biogen Inc., one of the world's biggest biotechnology companies, said Chief Executive and President James Tobin has unexpectedly resigned, sending its shares tumbling as much as 19%. Tobin will be succeeded by Chairman James L. Vincent. Shares of Biogen, which hit a 52-week high on Tuesday, fell $7.06 to $79.81 in heavy Nasdaq trading.
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