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July 8, 2004 | Robert Hilburn, Times Staff Writer
Lloyd Banks, a cohort of 50 Cent in the group G Unit, leads a hip-hop assault on the national pop charts this week with his album "The Hunger for More." The rapper's CD entered the charts at No. 1 after selling 434,000 copies in its first week in stores. "I came on the scene with the golden stamp on me," Banks has said of 50 Cent's endorsement. "I jumped over all those hurdles that new artists usually have to deal with."
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September 11, 2011 | By Andrew Leckey
Question: The situation at Lloyds Banking Group seems dismal. Is there hope for the future? Answer: This is the case of a fire-sale bargain gone bad. This London financial services company, 41% owned by the British government, boasted nearly one-third of the mortgage market in Britain after its 2008 purchase of beleaguered rival HBOS. But the seemingly low price paid at the height of the financial debacle has proved costly because of significant losses attributed to prior practices of the acquired company.
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August 5, 2004 | Steve Appleford, Special to The Times
Lloyd Banks had seen some bad things in his New York neighborhood of Jamaica, Queens. Shootings, arrests, drugs, death, despair. And he knew that things could always get worse, without warning or reason. He remembers the night of Sept. 10, 2001, as ending particularly badly. He was already rapping by then, had been for years, inspired and encouraged by the success of his childhood friend 50 Cent, soon to be a global, multi-platinum hip-hop star.
NEWS
August 5, 2004 | Steve Appleford, Special to The Times
Lloyd Banks had seen some bad things in his New York neighborhood of Jamaica, Queens. Shootings, arrests, drugs, death, despair. And he knew that things could always get worse, without warning or reason. He remembers the night of Sept. 10, 2001, as ending particularly badly. He was already rapping by then, had been for years, inspired and encouraged by the success of his childhood friend 50 Cent, soon to be a global, multi-platinum hip-hop star.
NEWS
July 15, 2004 | Robert Hilburn
Lloyd Banks, rapper 50 Cent's cohort in the group G Unit, remains on top of the national album sales chart with his debut CD, "The Hunger for More." The album, which was No. 1 last week after selling 434,000 copies in its first week in stores, sold 164,000 copies in its second week. Usher's "Confessions" album, which has been in the top 10 for four months, holds at No. 2 after selling 131,000 copies last week. Two other albums, which have been in stores for months, joined the top 10.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2004 | Baz Dreisinger, Special to The Times
The pop world swears by a simple, sensible mantra: Go solo. Musicians from Beyonce to Sting, who know that one name is better than two, also realize that owning the spotlight trumps sharing it. Hip-hop, however, has long crafted its own rules. What else could explain the latest move by 50 Cent? The hottest recording artist of 2003 rejoined his old group, G Unit, to record a new album, "Beg for Mercy," which has sold more than 1.5 million copies in just two months.
NEWS
July 13, 1986 | From Reuters
Lloyds Bank's $1.95-billion bid to acquire the international banking group Standard Chartered failed Saturday following last-minute intervention by Asian and Australian businessmen. Lloyds said in a statement that its takeover offer, which expired Saturday, had been accepted by only 44.4% of Standard's shareholders, well short of the necessary majority.
BUSINESS
June 30, 1986 | Associated Press
Lloyds Bank PLC on Friday sweetened its hostile bid to buy Standard Chartered PLC to the equivalent of about $1.93 billion from $1.76 billion. A combination of the two banks would create Britain's biggest commercial bank, with assets of more than $106 billion. The current industry leader is National Westminster Bank PLC. Standard Chartered, which spurned Lloyd's initial bid announced in April, also rejected the new proposal, saying the revised terms "are still demonstrably inadequate."
BUSINESS
September 11, 2011 | By Andrew Leckey
Question: The situation at Lloyds Banking Group seems dismal. Is there hope for the future? Answer: This is the case of a fire-sale bargain gone bad. This London financial services company, 41% owned by the British government, boasted nearly one-third of the mortgage market in Britain after its 2008 purchase of beleaguered rival HBOS. But the seemingly low price paid at the height of the financial debacle has proved costly because of significant losses attributed to prior practices of the acquired company.
BUSINESS
December 7, 1990 | Times Wire Services
Lloyds Bank of London is the new owner of the shuttered, 498-room Landmark hotel-casino a block east of the famed Las Vegas Strip. The resort closed in August when no bids were tendered in a public auction. The bank paid a reported $20 million for the property to protect a $25-million loan made in 1988 to former owner William Morris. The sale places a $6-million debt owed by Morris to Imperial Palace hotel-casino owner Ralph Engelstad in limbo, along with another $1.
NEWS
July 15, 2004 | Robert Hilburn
Lloyd Banks, rapper 50 Cent's cohort in the group G Unit, remains on top of the national album sales chart with his debut CD, "The Hunger for More." The album, which was No. 1 last week after selling 434,000 copies in its first week in stores, sold 164,000 copies in its second week. Usher's "Confessions" album, which has been in the top 10 for four months, holds at No. 2 after selling 131,000 copies last week. Two other albums, which have been in stores for months, joined the top 10.
NEWS
July 8, 2004 | Robert Hilburn, Times Staff Writer
Lloyd Banks, a cohort of 50 Cent in the group G Unit, leads a hip-hop assault on the national pop charts this week with his album "The Hunger for More." The rapper's CD entered the charts at No. 1 after selling 434,000 copies in its first week in stores. "I came on the scene with the golden stamp on me," Banks has said of 50 Cent's endorsement. "I jumped over all those hurdles that new artists usually have to deal with."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2004 | Baz Dreisinger, Special to The Times
The pop world swears by a simple, sensible mantra: Go solo. Musicians from Beyonce to Sting, who know that one name is better than two, also realize that owning the spotlight trumps sharing it. Hip-hop, however, has long crafted its own rules. What else could explain the latest move by 50 Cent? The hottest recording artist of 2003 rejoined his old group, G Unit, to record a new album, "Beg for Mercy," which has sold more than 1.5 million copies in just two months.
BUSINESS
December 7, 1990 | Times Wire Services
Lloyds Bank of London is the new owner of the shuttered, 498-room Landmark hotel-casino a block east of the famed Las Vegas Strip. The resort closed in August when no bids were tendered in a public auction. The bank paid a reported $20 million for the property to protect a $25-million loan made in 1988 to former owner William Morris. The sale places a $6-million debt owed by Morris to Imperial Palace hotel-casino owner Ralph Engelstad in limbo, along with another $1.
NEWS
July 13, 1986 | From Reuters
Lloyds Bank's $1.95-billion bid to acquire the international banking group Standard Chartered failed Saturday following last-minute intervention by Asian and Australian businessmen. Lloyds said in a statement that its takeover offer, which expired Saturday, had been accepted by only 44.4% of Standard's shareholders, well short of the necessary majority.
BUSINESS
June 30, 1986 | Associated Press
Lloyds Bank PLC on Friday sweetened its hostile bid to buy Standard Chartered PLC to the equivalent of about $1.93 billion from $1.76 billion. A combination of the two banks would create Britain's biggest commercial bank, with assets of more than $106 billion. The current industry leader is National Westminster Bank PLC. Standard Chartered, which spurned Lloyd's initial bid announced in April, also rejected the new proposal, saying the revised terms "are still demonstrably inadequate."
BUSINESS
April 8, 1986
Lloyds Bank, Britain's fourth-largest bank, is expected this week to renew its unsolicited effort to buy Standard Chartered Group, another major British bank and the parent of Los Angeles' Union Bank. Lloyds last week proposed a $1.74-billion takeover of Standard Chartered, but the offer was rejected as "not welcome." A combination of the two banks would create Britain's largest bank, with the equivalent of $105.1 billion in assets.
NEWS
October 19, 2006 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
ROD STEWART has hung up his tux and fans seem to approve. The British singer's "Still the Same ... Great Rock Classics of Our Time" is the bestselling album in the nation, following up his wildly successful, four-album series of pop standards. "Still the Same" logged first-week sales of 184,000 copies to claim the top spot on the pop album chart.
BUSINESS
April 8, 1986
Lloyds Bank, Britain's fourth-largest bank, is expected this week to renew its unsolicited effort to buy Standard Chartered Group, another major British bank and the parent of Los Angeles' Union Bank. Lloyds last week proposed a $1.74-billion takeover of Standard Chartered, but the offer was rejected as "not welcome." A combination of the two banks would create Britain's largest bank, with the equivalent of $105.1 billion in assets.
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