February 5, 2009 |
Hilton Hotels said it had decided to relocate its headquarters from Beverly Hills to Virginia's Fairfax County. Hilton Chief Executive Christopher Nassetta said that Virginia offered the company a more central location for its operations and that the move would help reduce costs. Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine's office said Hilton, which took advantage of financial incentives offered by the state, will invest at least $17 million in the relocation. The company has more than 3,200 hotels in 77 countries and territories.
October 2, 2008 |
Looking down from his building's 87th floor at the glittering signs of multinational banks along the river here, Fan Dizhao declared confidently that Wall Street's reign as the world's No. 1 financial hub is coming to an end. The United States is grappling with its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, but these are go-go days in China. Venture capital, private equity and foreign direct investment are at all-time highs.
August 4, 2008 |
Vroman's lent book carts. The Los Feliz Library brought more carts and donated lanyards. Duttons sold them its phone system, a rack for greeting cards and lots of other supplies. Skylight Books was bursting out of its Vermont Avenue location and, one day last week, invited volunteers to help move a big chunk of its stock to the new addition down the street, called 1814. Being a neighborhood bookstore is part of what co-owner Kerry Slattery attributes to Skylight's success. It hosts readings, a new salon series and special events that keep people coming back.
July 6, 2008 |
Jilted fans of runaway sports franchises -- long lost lovers of the Baltimore Colts, the original Cleveland Browns, the Los Angeles Rams and even the L.A. Raiders -- now, more than ever, I know your pain. The reason it feels as if I just swallowed a handful of hot embers? It's my hometown team, the SuperSonics of Seattle. I grew up watching them, me and my dad, up in the cheap seats, game after game.
June 28, 2008 |
AT&T Inc., the biggest U.S. phone company, will move its headquarters to Dallas from San Antonio to be closer to suppliers. About 700 employees will be affected by the relocation, which AT&T said it hoped to complete this year. The company currently has almost 6,000 workers in San Antonio. The change will help AT&T meet staffing needs and save on air-travel costs, the company said.
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June 25, 2008 |
On Sunday, 2,100 doctors, nurses, technicians and managers at UCLA Medical Center will participate in a task of epic proportions: moving to the gleaming new hospital across the street. Although the distance is short, the details are daunting. The shift to the new Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center will require military-style precision.