October 15, 1996 |
We've all had them. Bad closet days. You're late for the Gibralsky meeting and you can't find your left navy pump. You pull out a wire hanger to find that it has mated with its neighbor and spawned a wiry nest of tangled offspring. That evening you come home exhausted, hoist a load of dry-cleaning onto the bowing closet rod and the whole pole and shelf collapse. Enough days like this and you reach the end of your closet pole.
September 23, 1985 |
After years of unsuccessfully goading hospitals to hold down price increases, Goodyear Tire & Rubber decided to take matters into its own hands: Last August, the company rolled up its sleeves and opened its own medical center to treat employees. Located in Lawton, Okla., the medical center "is already a financial success, and we're looking into applying the concept at other manufacturing locations," said Robert E. Mercer, chairman of Goodyear.
November 18, 1998 |
Ben & Jerry's, the offbeat Vermont ice cream maker known for its caring capitalism and wacky product names, is fighting the efforts of some of its employees to unionize. In a National Labor Relations Board hearing Tuesday, Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. employees sought permission to organize 19 maintenance workers at the company's plant in St. Albans, Vt. Company lawyers argued the union vote should be held among all plant workers, not just the maintenance employees.
February 23, 2010 |
In a bold national TV appearance early this month, a top executive at Toyota's U.S. sales office in Torrance declared that the automaker had discovered the exact causes of sudden acceleration in its vehicles: floor mats and sticking pedals. But only days earlier, executives from Toyota's regulatory office in Washington told congressional investigators that they could not be absolutely sure what was behind the problem. And the company's attorneys acknowledged shortly after the meeting that sticking pedals would not cause sudden acceleration.
December 12, 1991 |
It was an idea whose decade had come. In 1980, the dawn of an era that would dub ambitious baby boomers yuppies, Boyd and Felice Willat created a deluxe version of the little black book. No mere calendar, this clutch-sized portmanteau served to organize a busy professional's life--from power breakfasts to late-night meetings.
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October 23, 2002 |
Tia Maria Torres is a patron saint of lost causes -- she rescues pit bulls, dogs so notorious that many shelters immediately kill them. A pit bull bit off part of a mail carrier's nose last summer in Los Angeles. Another pit bull mauled a 2-year-old in La Habra, tearing into his face and scalp. It's also the type of dog that sleeps curled up by Torres' head, while another snores beneath her feet at night.