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April 21, 2001 | Associated Press
In an effort to combat piracy, online music service Napster Inc. said it will use new technology that identifies songs by mapping their sound patterns. Napster announced the deal with Alexandria, Va.-based Relatable, which developed the technology. The Recording Industry Assn. of America, Napster's main foe in a legal battle that threatens to end the swapping service, gave cautious praise to the new detection effort.
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November 9, 2011 | By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times
Former Oregon Rep. Wester Cooley pleaded guilty in Los Angeles federal court to a tax charge related to the allegedly fraudulent sale of stock in an online auction site. Cooley, who served in Congress from 1995 to 1997, had been charged with seven felonies surrounding the sale of more than $10 million of private stock in Tujunga-based Bidbay.com and related companies from 2000 to 2003. Under an agreement with federal prosecutors, Cooley, 79, pleaded guilty to the single tax fraud charge Monday before U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson.
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May 18, 1993 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Protos Awards, Orange County's annual recognition program for public relations work, drew 173 entries this year, up from 136 last year. The winners were announced at a banquet Friday sponsored by the Orange County chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. In all, 31 top honors, or Protos Awards, were bestowed in 25 categories. An additional 50 entries received honorable mention recognition. Entries were judged on creativity and by how well they accomplished the client's objectives.
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November 16, 2010 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Philip "Flippy" Hoffman, a pioneer of big-wave riding in Hawaii in the 1950s and the co-owner of Mission Viejo-based Hoffman California Fabrics, which supplies printed textiles to the surfwear, quilt and craft industries, has died. He was 80. Hoffman, a Capistrano Beach resident, died Wednesday at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo of complications related to pulmonary disease, said his son, Marty. FOR THE RECORD: Philip Hoffman: A photograph that accompanied the obituary of big-wave surfer and businessman Philip "Flippy" Hoffman in the Nov. 16 LATExtra section was credited to Jeff Devine.
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May 14, 2010 | By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
Nearly 300 insurance companies licensed to do business in California have refused to comply with a state regulator's request that they stop making new investments in corporations engaged in energy or defense-related work in Iran. The insurers, including more than a dozen major firms such as State Farm, Geico and Prudential, are questioning the authority of state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner to impose sanctions. By contrast, Poizner said, 1,010 other insurance companies said they would comply.
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April 7, 1995 | JEFF McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sweeping through western Ventura County, state labor inspectors have accused four companies of failing to properly insure or pay their employees and are investigating dozens of others, officials said Thursday. The largest penalty was handed to Ventura City Councilman Gregory L. Carson, who owns the Mound Garden Center in east Ventura. Carson was fined $8,000 after investigators found his shop doing business without proof of workers' compensation insurance.
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November 16, 2010 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Philip "Flippy" Hoffman, a pioneer of big-wave riding in Hawaii in the 1950s and the co-owner of Mission Viejo-based Hoffman California Fabrics, which supplies printed textiles to the surfwear, quilt and craft industries, has died. He was 80. Hoffman, a Capistrano Beach resident, died Wednesday at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo of complications related to pulmonary disease, said his son, Marty. FOR THE RECORD: Philip Hoffman: A photograph that accompanied the obituary of big-wave surfer and businessman Philip "Flippy" Hoffman in the Nov. 16 LATExtra section was credited to Jeff Devine.
BUSINESS
January 14, 2000 | STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Southern California's trade-related businesses handled an unprecedented flood of overseas goods last year, as the nation's busiest ports at Long Beach and Los Angeles took in record cargo volume. The onslaught aided growth at local distribution facilities, transportation companies, freight-forwarding concerns and other trade-sector businesses in the region. Many companies had to scramble to find workers to keep up with an unrelenting flow of cargo. "Yes, we had a good year.
BUSINESS
September 23, 1999 | (Liz Pulliam)
California's largest life insurance firm, Newport Beach-based Pacific Life Insurance Co., said Wednesday it will add Beverly Hills-based M.L. Stern & Co. to its stable of financial management and brokerage companies. Pacific Life said it will buy a majority interest in Stern and in Tower Asset Management, an affiliate. Terms weren't disclosed. M.L. Stern, founded in 1980, has 140 brokers in four offices in Beverly Hills, Carmel, Sacramento and San Diego.
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August 14, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State Insurance Commissioner Roxani M. Gillespie has filed a civil suit charging operators of the bankrupt Coastal Insurance Co. with racketeering, fraud, gross mismanagement and breach of fiduciary duty, and is asking that they be ordered to reimburse state liquidators $66 million plus punitive damages, it was announced Monday. The complaint filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court accuses Harry O.
BUSINESS
May 14, 2010 | By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
Nearly 300 insurance companies licensed to do business in California have refused to comply with a state regulator's request that they stop making new investments in corporations engaged in energy or defense-related work in Iran. The insurers, including more than a dozen major firms such as State Farm, Geico and Prudential, are questioning the authority of state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner to impose sanctions. By contrast, Poizner said, 1,010 other insurance companies said they would comply.
BUSINESS
September 22, 2001 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With air travel slumping, the economic engine believed to power a tenth of the Southern California economy is starting to sputter. Los Angeles International Airport--the world's third-largest--moves 70 million passengers and 2.1 million tons of air cargo a year. It is believed to generate more than 400,000 jobs and $60 billion in annual economic activity for Southern California. On airport grounds, that means everyone from airline mechanics and caterers to concessionaires and skycaps.
BUSINESS
April 21, 2001 | Associated Press
In an effort to combat piracy, online music service Napster Inc. said it will use new technology that identifies songs by mapping their sound patterns. Napster announced the deal with Alexandria, Va.-based Relatable, which developed the technology. The Recording Industry Assn. of America, Napster's main foe in a legal battle that threatens to end the swapping service, gave cautious praise to the new detection effort.
BUSINESS
January 14, 2000 | STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Southern California's trade-related businesses handled an unprecedented flood of overseas goods last year, as the nation's busiest ports at Long Beach and Los Angeles took in record cargo volume. The onslaught aided growth at local distribution facilities, transportation companies, freight-forwarding concerns and other trade-sector businesses in the region. Many companies had to scramble to find workers to keep up with an unrelenting flow of cargo. "Yes, we had a good year.
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January 11, 2000 | BOB HOWARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They're not exactly "Pennies from Heaven," but penny stocks accounted for some of the fastest-rising prices among shares of San Fernando Valley-based public companies in 1999. Ranging from cutting-edge technology firms to mundane businesses such as restaurants and oil refiners, penny stock companies based in the Valley run the gamut from growing start-ups to long-established enterprises.
BUSINESS
September 23, 1999 | (Liz Pulliam)
California's largest life insurance firm, Newport Beach-based Pacific Life Insurance Co., said Wednesday it will add Beverly Hills-based M.L. Stern & Co. to its stable of financial management and brokerage companies. Pacific Life said it will buy a majority interest in Stern and in Tower Asset Management, an affiliate. Terms weren't disclosed. M.L. Stern, founded in 1980, has 140 brokers in four offices in Beverly Hills, Carmel, Sacramento and San Diego.
BUSINESS
September 22, 2001 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With air travel slumping, the economic engine believed to power a tenth of the Southern California economy is starting to sputter. Los Angeles International Airport--the world's third-largest--moves 70 million passengers and 2.1 million tons of air cargo a year. It is believed to generate more than 400,000 jobs and $60 billion in annual economic activity for Southern California. On airport grounds, that means everyone from airline mechanics and caterers to concessionaires and skycaps.
NEWS
August 4, 1996 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and JACK NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It was an ingenious, if untested, legal theory--hatched by four old law school friends searching for the "master stroke" that might finally beat the tobacco companies in court. For decades, the companies have been sued by smokers who alleged that cigarettes damaged their health, but the firms never had to pay a dime in damages. Their invincible defense: Smokers had exercised "personal choice" and assumed the risk of health dangers.
BUSINESS
June 10, 1996 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anxious to defuse a potentially bitter bilateral spat, Japan's semiconductor manufacturers have done an about-face in recent days and agreed to discuss renewal, in some form, of the controversial U.S.-Japan semiconductor agreement that expires in July. Last week, Norio Ohga, chairman of the Electronics Industries Assn. of Japan, said his group was willing to consider a three-year transitional agreement based on private-sector cooperation rather than government intervention.
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