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May 4, 2013 |
William C. Cox Jr., the patriarch of the Bancroft clan that controlled Dow Jones & Co. for 105 years and sold it to Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. in a decision sparking a family feud, died Wednesday at his home in Hobe Sound, Fla., according to his daughter, Ann Bartram. He was 82. The cause was complications from diabetes. Cox was at the center of a protracted family dispute that ultimately led to the sale of New York-based Dow Jones, owner of the Wall Street Journal, to News Corp.
July 16, 2011 |
The News Corp. phone-hacking scandal claimed two high-ranking executives running the company's U.S. and British operations as Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch tried to stem the fallout from a growing crisis he had been downplaying. The resignations of longtime Murdoch intimates Les Hinton as chief executive of Dow Jones & Co. and publisher of its Wall Street Journal and Rebekah Brooks as chief of News International in London came hours apart Friday. Hinton was in charge of News International and Brooks was editor of its News of the World when many of the hacking incidents are alleged to have occurred.
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August 7, 2012
Mark O'Donnell Tony-winning co-writer of 'Hairspray' Mark O'Donnell, 58, the Tony Award-winning writer behind such quirky and clever Broadway shows as "Hairspray and "Cry-Baby," died Monday in New York. His agent, Jack Tantleff, said the writer collapsed in the lobby of his apartment complex on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. O'Donnell won the 2003 Tony for best book of a musical for co-writing "Hairspray" with Thomas Meehan, and the pair earned Tony nominations in 2008 for doing the same for "Cry-Baby.
February 21, 1999
The best post-Grammy hot spot in your city? Ertegun: Elaine's Restaurant. Jones: Matsuhisa or anywhere Wolfgang Puck is cooking. * The official Grammy cocktail in your city? E: Dry Manhattan. J: Stoli and cranberry juice with a lime twist. * The official Grammy dessert in your city? E: Greene apple tart. Michael's, that is. J: Warm chocolate souffle with whipped cream. * The best vehicle to be seen arriving in? E: A stretch Volkswagen Bug, or Seymour Stein's pickup truck.
May 4, 2009 |
Loaded with caffeine and taurine to stimulate the central nervous system, energy drinks have become the go-to solution when you need a quick, energizing pick-me-up. But sometimes energy isn't what you need. Concentration and attention can start to fade in the face of those midafternoon doldrums and a host of distractions. Something to perk up the mind and enhance focus would do the trick. Some beverage manufacturers say they have just the solution.
October 13, 1987
Like 72% of Orange County's super-rich, Bren made his money in real estate. He currently owns 99% of the Irvine Co., which owns 68,000 acres of prime Orange County real estate, most of it undeveloped. As the county's largest landowner, Bren is worth $1.25 billion which makes him No. 30 in his fourth appearance on the Forbes list. Bren is a former collegiate ski star, the son of producer Milton Bren and stepson of actress Claire Trevor. He began his career as a home builder in 1958.
October 12, 2011 |
99 Cents Only Stores Inc. has agreed to be sold in a deal valued at about $1.6 billion, the deep-discount retailer said Tuesday, as investors are eyeing dollar stores that have grown in popularity during the economic downturn. The City of Commerce chain will be acquired by Los Angeles private equity firm Ares Management and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for $22 a share in cash, a 7.4% premium over Monday's closing price of $20.49. The chain said the current family management team will remain.
April 18, 1993 |
In Adrian Lyne's new film, "Indecent Proposal," billionaire playboy Robert Redford comes to visit Demi Moore at her realty company. As he walks into her office, we catch a glimpse of Moore's secretary, a blond bimbo busily filing her nails and reading "Backlash," Susan Faludi's 1991 expose of the war against women's rights. The shot is meant as a playful jab at Faludi. But after seeing Lyne's new film, in which Redford offers a happily married young couple $1 million for a one-night stand with the sultry wife, the outspoken author--and many of her female Hollywood peers--are in no laughing mood.
June 4, 2011 |
The price of your morning buzz is about to get even higher. Hit with wildly increasing costs for beans from growers, coffee roasters are charging more to supermarkets and other retailers — and those folks are passing the higher prices on to consumers. J.M. Smucker Co., which distributes the Folgers and Dunkin' Donuts coffee sold at stores, said last week it was hiking prices for a pound by 11% — the company's fourth and biggest increase in a year. A few days later, Starbucks — which had already raised prices on some coffee drinks in the fall — said it would raise prices for bags of coffee beans sold at its cafes by 17%. Prices for coffee have been rising steadily.