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September 29, 1992 | DANIEL AKST
Milt Schwartz was anxious. Any chief executive would be, summoned this way before his board of directors. Sure enough, they told Schwartz that his addiction had to stop, and they bundled him off to a treatment center. What an encounter for the founder and publisher of Sober Times, a San Diego-based monthly that bills itself as "the recovery magazine." Schwartz is not a product of today's fashionable recovery movement, as much as his career as a businessman may have benefitted by it.
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August 9, 2009
Disaster recovery: An article in the July 5 Section A about the disaster recovery industry said that half of states license public insurance adjusters. According to the National Assn. for Insurance Commissioners, 46 states do.
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August 4, 2009
Disaster recovery: An article in the July 5 Section A about the disaster recovery industry said that half of states license public insurance adjusters. According to the National Assn. for Insurance Commissioners, 46 states do.
BUSINESS
September 29, 1992 | DANIEL AKST
Milt Schwartz was anxious. Any chief executive would be, summoned this way before his board of directors. Sure enough, they told Schwartz that his addiction had to stop, and they bundled him off to a treatment center. What an encounter for the founder and publisher of Sober Times, a San Diego-based monthly that bills itself as "the recovery magazine." Schwartz is not a product of today's fashionable recovery movement, as much as his career as a businessman may have benefitted by it.
BUSINESS
April 27, 1992 | From Associated Press
The nation's major real estate trade groups say the housing industry will continue to lead the economy out of recession this year despite the failure of the government to provide any new stimulus. "We believe that as long as interest rates remain affordable, we'll see housing do its part" in advancing the economic rebound, Dorcas T. Helfant, president of the National Assn. of Realtors, said on the eve of the group's midyear meeting this week.
BUSINESS
November 13, 1990 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Savings and loan executives meeting here Monday said federal regulators' zeal in trying to protect taxpayers is producing inconsistent, overly harsh reviews of thrifts that are scaring off investment dollars needed for survival. In a theme heard repeatedly at the annual U.S. League of Savings Institutions convention, thrift executives complained that regulators are pressuring them to bolster the financial cushions that protect against losses.
SCIENCE
September 22, 2012 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
A call for change is afoot in the difficult and often heartbreaking world of addiction treatment. For decades, 12-step programs and a medication-free approach have dominated the recovery industry. But now doctors and scientists and the leader of the National Institute on Drug Abuse are pushing for broad recognition of addiction as a disease and more medical approaches to therapy. In the last couple of years, a top addiction society officially declared addiction a "brain disorder.
BUSINESS
June 15, 1991 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's 24 savings and loans, benefiting from lower interest rates on deposits and bigger profit margins, posted their first quarterly profit in two years, chalking up combined earnings of $68 million. In last year's first quarter, the local thrift industry lost $147 million, mostly because of losses at failed institutions operated by federal regulators.
BUSINESS
June 21, 1991 | From Reuters
The nation's airlines are ill, and no cure is in sight. After a record loss of nearly $4 billion last year and a dismal first quarter, the airline industry has been eagerly awaiting the second half of the year, when the economy is supposed to rebound and boost travel. That would lead earnings to rise and make 1992 a year of recovery, industry officials and analysts have said. But some experts say the picture is starting to change.
BUSINESS
July 24, 2005 | Dana Calvo, Special to The Times
Engineers who specialize in finding leftover pockets of oil are the Zen masters of the oil industry. They know they'll never hit the big strike, and that's all right. Instead, they methodically and patiently flush petroleum from wells that have long since been abandoned by the energy giants. "We go out to these large fields where the big companies took the low-hanging fruit," said Jeff Johnson, chief executive of Fort Worth-based Cano Petroleum.
BUSINESS
April 27, 1992 | From Associated Press
The nation's major real estate trade groups say the housing industry will continue to lead the economy out of recession this year despite the failure of the government to provide any new stimulus. "We believe that as long as interest rates remain affordable, we'll see housing do its part" in advancing the economic rebound, Dorcas T. Helfant, president of the National Assn. of Realtors, said on the eve of the group's midyear meeting this week.
BUSINESS
November 13, 1990 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Savings and loan executives meeting here Monday said federal regulators' zeal in trying to protect taxpayers is producing inconsistent, overly harsh reviews of thrifts that are scaring off investment dollars needed for survival. In a theme heard repeatedly at the annual U.S. League of Savings Institutions convention, thrift executives complained that regulators are pressuring them to bolster the financial cushions that protect against losses.
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