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July 3, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Blockbuster Inc. on Monday named James W. Keyes, former president and chief executive of 7-Eleven Inc., as chairman and CEO of the struggling movie-rental company. Keyes, 52, replaces John F. Antioco, who announced in March that he would leave by the end of the year after nearly a decade leading the Dallas-based company. Blockbuster has been fighting for survival as consumers increasingly look online to companies such as Netflix Inc. for movies.
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July 3, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Blockbuster Inc. on Monday named James W. Keyes, former president and chief executive of 7-Eleven Inc., as chairman and CEO of the struggling movie-rental company. Keyes, 52, replaces John F. Antioco, who announced in March that he would leave by the end of the year after nearly a decade leading the Dallas-based company. Blockbuster has been fighting for survival as consumers increasingly look online to companies such as Netflix Inc. for movies.
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August 19, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Rave Cinemas has tapped former Blockbuster chief John F. Antioco as the company's new chairman in the latest management shake-up at the country's fifth-largest theater chain. Antioco, who joined the Rave board in February, succeeds Charles Moss, who will remain as the second-largest investor in the Dallas-based theater chain and a member of the board of directors. Antioco led Blockbuster for nearly a decade, presiding over a period of rapid growth and, later, widening losses.
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August 25, 1999 | From Washington Post
Sometime in December, 7-Eleven employees plan to remove the promotional signs for Colombian coffee from stores and replace them with banners that go something like this: Y2K Ready--4U! Inside, customers will find shelves bulging with extra quantities of bottled water, canned tuna, candles, flashlights and videos that explain how to prepare for power outages and other emergencies that may erupt when the year 2000 begins. Virtually alone among major retailers, 7-Eleven Inc.
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May 14, 2000 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a decade of being retailing's ubiquitous doormat, 7-Eleven Inc. is finally showing signs that it can leverage its enormous size and familiar brand name to generate solid growth. 7-Eleven is maneuvering on several fronts to make its stores more inviting, appeal more to female shoppers, broaden its product line and swell its profit to garner renewed support on Wall Street, which had largely turned its back on the battered, debt-ridden company and its stock.
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April 15, 2008 | Tiffany Hsu, Times Staff Writer
Promising a "game-changing retail concept," Blockbuster Inc. told Circuit City Stores Inc. shareholders Monday that it would pay just under a 50% premium for their shares in a $1.35-billion bid for the consumer electronics chain. Circuit City stock shot up on the news and Blockbuster's fell to a 52-week low before recovering slightly.
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March 5, 2001 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For decades, money transfers from Mexican immigrants living in the United States have flowed to relatives south of the border typically at high cost and with little involvement from the Mexican government. But the role of the migrant is being dramatically altered as President Vicente Fox moves to capitalize on the close links between Mexicans on both sides of the border.
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