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November 28, 1995
Rhoda Makoff founded R&D Laboratories in 1989 after developing a vitamin therapy for kidney patients--a market that had been passed over by much larger pharmaceutical firms. Since then she has learned that almost no market niche is too small for a growing company. Makoff was interviewed by Karen Kaplan. We make replacement vitamins and minerals for kidney patients who suffer from acute renal failure.
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September 28, 1998 | DAVID KOOP, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When a fall down a flight of stairs left Jose Juape's beloved grandmother unable to walk and the family couldn't afford a wheelchair, he set out to build her a remote-control robot. As the 80-year-old matriarch sat motionless on a ragged sofa in their home abutting a dusty street market in the Lima shantytown of Comas, Juape, then 14, rooted through junkyards for parts. He scrounged old air conditioner motors, pulleys, wires and an ancient car battery to power the robot.
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BUSINESS
September 28, 1998 | DAVID KOOP, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When a fall down a flight of stairs left Jose Juape's beloved grandmother unable to walk and the family couldn't afford a wheelchair, he set out to build her a remote-control robot. As the 80-year-old matriarch sat motionless on a ragged sofa in their home abutting a dusty street market in the Lima shantytown of Comas, Juape, then 14, rooted through junkyards for parts. He scrounged old air conditioner motors, pulleys, wires and an ancient car battery to power the robot.
BUSINESS
November 28, 1995
Rhoda Makoff founded R&D Laboratories in 1989 after developing a vitamin therapy for kidney patients--a market that had been passed over by much larger pharmaceutical firms. Since then she has learned that almost no market niche is too small for a growing company. Makoff was interviewed by Karen Kaplan. We make replacement vitamins and minerals for kidney patients who suffer from acute renal failure.
BUSINESS
February 12, 1995
Joseph L. Seibold has been promoted to senior vice president and manager of the Southwest region for O'Brien-Kreitzberg & Associates Inc., the nation's largest pure construction management firm. Seibold, who will work out of the firm's Encino office, was formerly vice president. He will oversee the region which includes Southern California, southern Nevada and Arizona.
BUSINESS
October 7, 2000
Boeing Co. said it has completed a $3.75-billion purchase of Hughes Electronics Corp.'s satellite-making business, boosting Boeing's space-based revenue to nearly $10 billion a year. Boeing, already the world's biggest plane maker, renamed the 9,000-employee, El Segundo-based Hughes unit Boeing Satellite Systems and said it would help the Seattle-based company's space and communications division grow faster than its core commercial airplane business and its military unit.
BUSINESS
September 6, 2004 | From Associated Press
In an advance that could lead to lighter spacecraft and smarter cars, researchers have developed a technique for producing a high-quality computer chip that is much more resistant to extreme conditions than the silicon found in most of today's electronics.
BUSINESS
February 16, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Thursday that it had a fourth-quarter loss because of costs associated with recent acquisitions. The Corona-based pharmaceuticals maker lost $1.9 million, or 2 cents a share, contrasted with net income of $73.5 million, or 73 cents, a year earlier. Revenue rose 32% to $254.8 million from $193.2 million. Watson attributed the loss to one-time costs and charges associated with its purchases last year of Makoff R&D Laboratories Inc. and Schein Pharmaceutical Inc.
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September 20, 2000 | From Newsday
Some over-the-counter calcium supplements contain small but measurable levels of lead, which over a period of years may have adverse health effects, researchers in Florida said in a study released today.
BUSINESS
July 14, 1987 | GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
According to an Internal Revenue Service ruling, former shareholders of Hybritech Inc. realized $40.71 per share in March, 1986, when Eli Lilly & Co. acquired the San Diego-based biotechnology firm in a deal valued at $485 million. But the market value of the deal has mushroomed to about $90 for savvy Hybritech shareholders who picked--and held onto--the right combination of warrants, convertible notes and deferred cash payments that Lilly offered in exchange for Hybritech's common stock.
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March 28, 1985 | From the Washington Post
They've changed the nameplates in RCA Corp.'s executive suite again. However, for the first time in years, it's not a rush job. This time, the transition was an orderly one: President Robert R. Frederick, who recently was named chief executive of the $10.1-billion communications and electronics company, was handpicked and groomed for the position by his predecessor, Thornton F. Bradshaw.
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December 5, 1988 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, Times Staff Writer
In an industry brimming with flashy personalities and major league egos, few can match W. J. (Jerry) Sanders III, the fast-talking founder and chairman of Advanced Micro Devices. The dapper 52-year-old, who is given to wearing all-white suits that match his long, wavy hair, has carved out a second career letting the world know what is best for the beleaguered U.S. semiconductor industry.
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