January 8, 2001 |
Microsoft Corp. came so close to settling the government's landmark antitrust case last year that Chairman Bill Gates signed a version of a proposed consent decree a month before talks failed, according to a new book about the case. During secret negotiations overseen by a mediator, Microsoft tentatively agreed not to punish manufacturers for installing competing software on personal computers, according to "World War 3.0: Microsoft and Its Enemies," by Ken Auletta.
September 1, 1991 |
Larry Tisch had guile. The billionaire investor with the unvarnished manner and cash-register soul slyly seized control of CBS in 1986 in such a masterful display of guile that he was able to declare that he wasn't really taking over at all--until it was too late. Once in, Tisch managed to fool some of the people some of the time by vowing that he had no intention of selling off CBS' parts--even as he secretly sought deals to sell most of them. He smilingly let the CBS News employees hail him as their savior, even while he ordered the division's near-total retrenchment, including massive firings.
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July 7, 2006 |
Lewis Glucksman, 80, the former Lehman Bros. Kuhn Loeb chief executive officer whose feud with Peter Peterson led to the firm's sale to American Express Co. in 1984, died Wednesday at his home in Cork, Ireland, after suffering from a long illness. Glucksman joined Lehman, then a privately held firm, in 1963 and is credited with turning it into a bond trading powerhouse as he worked his way from trading into successively higher management positions.
February 8, 1994 |
ABC News sources said Monday they are taking seriously the threat that Diane Sawyer could jump ship to another network, but they said they are hopeful of re-signing her--albeit with a hefty pay increase. Sources said that ABC recently has been willing to go as high as $5 million a year to retain the co-host of the popular "PrimeTime Live," whose contract expires at the end of the month. She reportedly makes about $3 million a year now.
April 23, 2010
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