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January 8, 1988 | From Associated Press
Ashland Oil Co. Chairman John R. Hall's admission that his company made mistakes in erecting the diesel fuel tank that burst last Saturday may make company attorneys wince, but his frankness is playing well in the public arena. "Concern, contrition, openness, serving up the chief executive, being willing to pay for the damages within limits and supporting an outside investigation. Wow! Ring up the bell," said former American Motors Corp. Chairman Gerald Meyers.
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November 23, 1989 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ashland Oil agreed Wednesday to pay a record $4.7 million to Pennsylvania in civil penalties and other costs arising from the nation's worst inland oil spill, in a settlement that could affect other states facing similar cleanups. The money will cover about $660,000 in direct cleanup costs already incurred in the 1988 spill and will also provide $4 million--including $1.25 million in civil penalties--for state environmental and educational funds.
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BUSINESS
November 23, 1989 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ashland Oil agreed Wednesday to pay a record $4.7 million to Pennsylvania in civil penalties and other costs arising from the nation's worst inland oil spill, in a settlement that could affect other states facing similar cleanups. The money will cover about $660,000 in direct cleanup costs already incurred in the 1988 spill and will also provide $4 million--including $1.25 million in civil penalties--for state environmental and educational funds.
BUSINESS
January 8, 1988 | From Associated Press
Ashland Oil Co. Chairman John R. Hall's admission that his company made mistakes in erecting the diesel fuel tank that burst last Saturday may make company attorneys wince, but his frankness is playing well in the public arena. "Concern, contrition, openness, serving up the chief executive, being willing to pay for the damages within limits and supporting an outside investigation. Wow! Ring up the bell," said former American Motors Corp. Chairman Gerald Meyers.
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March 26, 1986 | Associated Press
The wealthy Belzberg family of Canada today offered to acquire Ashland Oil Inc. for at least $60 a share, or about $1.56 billion. The offer came in a letter to Ashland Chairman John R. Hall from Samuel Belzberg, chairman of First City Financial Corp., the Belzberg family's principal holding company. Ashland had no immediate comment on the proposal, a spokeswoman said.
BUSINESS
October 22, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Ashland Oil today reported that a strong fourth quarter from its oil group resulted in the company having its second-best year ever. In its fourth quarter ended Sept. 30, Ashland said it had earnings of $59 million on revenues of $2.5 billion, compared to a net loss of $39 million on revenues of $2.3 billion in last year's quarter. For its fiscal year ended Sept. 30, the Ashland, Ky.
BUSINESS
September 13, 1988 | Reuters
The arrest of Ashland Oil Co. former Chairman Orin Atkins on charges of stealing company documents and plotting to sell them to Iran is the latest incident highlighting the serious troubles the biggest independent U.S. oil refiner endured earlier in the decade. But an industry analyst said Monday that the weekend revelation of Atkins' secret arrest and innocent plea last July should have no impact on Ashland's current management, headed by Chairman John R.
BUSINESS
March 27, 1986 | Associated Press
The wealthy Belzberg family of Canada disclosed Wednesday that it offered at least $60 a share, or about $1.56 billion, to acquire Ashland Oil, a leading U.S. independent oil refiner and marketer. The offer came in a letter to John R. Hall, Ashland's chairman and chief executive, from Samuel Belzberg, chairman of First City Financial Corp., the Belzberg family's principal holding company. A spokesman at Ashland's headquarters in Ashland, Ky.
BUSINESS
July 23, 1986
Mobil Corp., the nation's second-largest oil company, reported Tuesday that because of certain non-recurring gains, its second-quarter earnings were 42% higher than in the same period a year ago. Ashland Oil, ranked No. 14 by 1985 revenue, said its quarterly profit was up 33%, including a record net income from operations.
BUSINESS
April 24, 1990 | From Associated Press
Oil giant Exxon Corp. reported Monday that its net income declined 29.3% in the first quarter due to an accounting change, while fifth-ranked Amoco Corp. said its profit edged up 1.7%. Ashland Oil Inc., meanwhile, posted net income of $1 million for the second quarter of its fiscal year, contrasted with a $14-million loss a year earlier. Amerada Hess Corp. said its first-quarter profit plummeted 82%. For the three months ended March 31, Exxon's profit fell to $1.28 billion from $1.
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December 22, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
Bank One Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive John B. McCoy, who built the fifth-largest U.S. bank through acquisitions, resigned Tuesday after his purchase of a credit-card company backfired, hurting profit and cutting the bank's stock by almost half in four months. Bank One stock rose nearly 11% after the bank said it's seeking a replacement for McCoy, 56, ending the dynasty that ran the bank for three generations, starting with McCoy's grandfather.
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September 4, 1990 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack Newton Hall, a leader in Southern California civil engineering who put his stamp on fast-growing Orange County and was the father of actress Diane Keaton, has died after a five-month fight with brain cancer. He was 68. Hall died Saturday morning at his Corona del Mar home with his wife at his side, friends and family members said Monday. Hall, founder of the Costa Mesa-based civil engineering firm Hall and Foreman Inc.
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