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BUSINESS
May 18, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sony, Coke Settle Shareholder Suit Over TriStar Deal: The electronics giant and the Atlanta-based beverage maker agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle a lingering shareholder suit related to Coke's 1987 acquisition of the TriStar studio. The settlement, which requires the approval of Delaware Chancery Court, follows a 1993 ruling that found that Coca-Cola Corp. mistreated TriStar's minority shareholders when it more than doubled its stake in the TV television and movie production company to 80%.
BUSINESS
September 12, 1991
Jeff Bewkes has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Home Box Office Inc., replacing E. Thayer Bigelow Jr., who has been appointed to the newly created position of president and chief executive of Time Warner Cable Programming Inc. Bewkes, 39, had been executive vice president and chief financial officer of the New York-based pay TV channel. He will report to HBO Chairman and Chief Executive Michael Fuchs.
BUSINESS
September 23, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
US West Inc.'s suit against Time Warner Inc., seeking to block the media company's acquisition of Turner Broadcasting, contends that the deal would create a conflict of interest. But executives and investment bankers close to the Time Warner-Turner negotiations are skeptical that US West's suit, filed in Delaware Chancery Court, has merit.
NEWS
November 24, 2001 | SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON and JOHN HENDREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
American goodwill flew into Gholam Mohammad's home early Friday morning, bringing with it a shower of mud bricks that once made up the building's roof. With the force of a wrecking ball, a parachuted U.S. aid pallet carrying blankets and sacks of wheat smashed into the single-room building on the outskirts of Herat about 2 a.m., buckling the roof supports in the process, the 30-year-old farmer said.
NEWS
January 10, 2000 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mounting strains on the U.S. armed forces are undermining the troops' morale, shaking their confidence in the top leadership and stirring concern about the quality of new recruits and basic training, according to a survey of 12,000 officers and enlisted personnel. The study found that, in a decade that has seen a shrunken military struggle with a substantial increase in overseas deployments, many officers and enlisted personnel have lost faith in their leaders' ability to cope.
WORLD
October 23, 2004 | Sonni Efron, Times Staff Writer
The White House wants it. The State Department backs it, even though it was Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's idea. Democrats in Congress love it, and President Bush has promised it to his allies. So why is it that a much-touted plan to spend $660 million over five years to train Africans to serve as international peacekeepers -- so U.S. soldiers don't have to -- is now thought to be in danger of dying in a Republican-controlled Congress?
OPINION
June 20, 1999 | William Schneider, William Schneider, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a political analyst for CNN
President Bill Clinton calls his legacy the "third way." He believes it's sweeping the world. The war in Kosovo is very much a part of that legacy: It's the first third-way war. The third way is a new progressive politics, practiced by a new generation of world leaders identified with the moderate left.
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