July 26, 2003 |
Forget the anti-U.S. rhetoric and product boycotts during the war in Iraq; American brands are strong and getting stronger. Far from suffering from an anti-American backlash, "megabrands" such as Coca-Cola, Starbucks and Gap actually have gained in value over the last year, accord- ing to research published Friday by consulting firm Interbrand.
June 25, 1990 |
When organizers from the Service Employees International Union wanted to stir the emotions during a recent rally for striking Century City janitors, they devised a chant modeled after one they had learned from South African janitors. Their teachers included Florence Devillers, general secretary of the 70,000-member South African Domestic Workers Union, who had passed through Los Angeles a few days before while on a U.S. tour sponsored by the service union.
April 21, 1993 |
Breaking a longstanding impasse over whether the controversial abortion pill RU-486 will ever be available in the United States, its French manufacturer has agreed to license the drug to a New York-based scientific research organization for eventual distribution in this country, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday. The agreement between the pill maker, Roussel-Uclaf, and the Population Council will enable the U.S.
December 10, 1999 |
Scientists have grown nearly complete human corneas in a laboratory dish for the first time, fashioning a possible new tool to replace animals in some product safety testing and advancing toward an abundant future supply of vital tissue to help restore sight in people. The scientists say the bioengineered tissue has many key properties of a real human cornea, the pupil's transparent covering.
May 15, 1992 |
Black merchants are fighting public pressure to limit the rebuilding of liquor stores, joining Korean shopkeepers in a battle that may show that people are lining up along economic, not racial, lines. Joseph Solomon, president of the Southern California chapter of Cal-Pac, the black beverage and grocers' association, says his organization will be talking soon with the Korean-American Grocers Assn.
September 11, 1990 |
When a group of sports bar owners led by a San Diego hot dog vendor threatened to mount a national boycott of network sponsors over plans of CBS and NBC to scramble their satellite transmissions of professional football games, the two networks promptly gave in, at least for this season. The networks' capitulation last week to the noisy interest group--and to network advertisers including Anheuser-Busch and the Miller Brewing Co.