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October 6, 1998 | Daryl Strickland
Trying to further diversify its revenue stream, First American Financial Corp. of Santa Ana said Monday it has acquired a tenant screening company in Rockville, Md., for stock. Financial terms were not disclosed. First American, a real estate title insurer, said it acquired The Registry, which provides landlords with reports on prospective tenants, as part of its effort to expand into "less cyclical markets." In September, First American acquired CIC Inc.
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October 6, 1998 | Daryl Strickland
Trying to further diversify its revenue stream, First American Financial Corp. of Santa Ana said Monday it has acquired a tenant screening company in Rockville, Md., for stock. Financial terms were not disclosed. First American, a real estate title insurer, said it acquired The Registry, which provides landlords with reports on prospective tenants, as part of its effort to expand into "less cyclical markets." In September, First American acquired CIC Inc.
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January 24, 1997 | From Washington Post
Network Solutions Inc., the Herndon, Va., company that has a near monopoly on the business of assigning Internet "domains," or addresses, said this week that it is losing money on the enterprise. The company's billing and collection systems have been overwhelmed by the volume of addresses registered amid the Internet's rapid growth, Chief Executive Gabriel A. Battista said in an interview.
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February 25, 1990 | SHIRLEY SLATER and HARRY BASCH, Slater and Basch are Los Angeles free-lance writers. and
The emphasis will be on destinations as much as comfort aboard Renaissance Cruises' new fleet of eight all-suite vessels. The first of the Norwegian-owned, Italian-registry company's ships, the Renaissance I, recently completed a 28-day shakedown cruise in the Far East. Seven more vessels--to be named Renaissance II through VIII, respectively--will be completed within the next two years.
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September 18, 1992 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moving quickly to correct an error that posed a potential political problem for congressional candidate Judy Jarvis, the Internal Revenue Service has admitted that it inaccurately held a $41,000 lien against Jarvis for a debt relating to her former business.
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July 13, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
After removing 39 of its computers from an environmental rating registry last month, Apple is now backtracking and has said it made a mistake. The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant said dropping its products from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool registry was a mistake, and the company also said it would be re-listing its products. The company announced the change in a letter published online Friday directed at its consumers. "We've recently heard from many loyal Apple customers who were disappointed to learn that we had removed our products from the EPEAT rating system," said Bob Mansfield, Apple's senior vice president of hardware engineering.
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February 3, 2012 | By Alejandro Lazo, Los Angeles Times
Opening a new front against the American banking industry, New York sued three of the nation's biggest mortgage servicers over their use of an electronic database that, according to the Empire State, has resulted in widespread deception and fraudulent foreclosure practices. The suit alleges that employees of the three institutions - Bank of America Corp., Wells Fargo & Co. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. - filed false and misleading actions in New York and federal courts using the controversial Mortgage Electronic Registry System, undermining the state's foreclosure process and public records system.
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April 27, 2001 | CHERYL LU-LIEN TAN, BALTIMORE SUN
During the 10-day honeymoon Robert and Kristin McCollum had in Italy, they enjoyed romantic gondola rides in Venice, relaxed near scenic Lake Maggiore and blew hundreds of dollars on beautiful glassware from the famed island of Murano. The Dallas couple had no worries about the myriad honeymoon indulgences burning away their savings.
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September 22, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
More and more white collar workers and professionals are choosing to work a series of short-term jobs as "permanent temporaries" in order to fend off the boredom and drudgery of regular full-time employment. "When you think of temporaries, you think of secretaries, stenographers, word processors and bookkeepers," said Ronald Cameron, whose 18-year-old company provides pharmacists for temporary jobs in drug stores and hospitals in California, Arizona and Colorado.
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July 19, 2001 | CHRISTINE FREY, christine.frey@latimes.com
When I went to the mall to buy a friend's bridal shower gift, the stainless steel wine bucket she registered for was not in stock. So when I looked for her wedding present a few weeks later, I decided to skip another trip to the mall and purchase a gift from her online registry. Though they vary by site, online registries are basically electronic versions of those found in the department stores.
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October 4, 1992 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Diego mayoral candidate Peter Navarro is said to be so hot-tempered that he wears a special watch that monitors his pulse to help keep his anger in check during public appearances. His opponent, Susan Golding, may be running her campaign with laundered money, anonymous tipsters suggest. Congressional candidate Judy Jarvis, it is whispered, relies heavily on astrology. Tony Valencia has used his campaign treasury in his congressional race to expand his wardrobe and pay his wife.
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