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June 25, 1998 | Dow Jones
Republic Group Inc., a privately held Anaheim company that finances equipment leases for small businesses, agreed to be acquired by First Sierra Financial Inc. in a stock deal valued at about $31.4 million. Republic Group Chief Executive Mark G. McQuitty and President James T. Raeder will keep their positions. The company has 113 salespeople on its staff of 170. Houston-based First Sierra, a specialty finance company, earned $2.4 million, or 24 cents a share, on $6.8 million in revenue in 1997.
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July 8, 1998
Houston-based First Sierra has completed its acquisition of privately held Republic Group Inc. in a stock deal valued at about $31.4 million. Anaheim-based Republic finances equipment leases for small businesses. First Sierra is a specialty finance company.
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February 3, 1998 | WALTER HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Question: What's the 21st century going to mean for investors? Answer: The same thing the last 100 years have meant. Forget about robots and flying saucers. Investors will need solid companies with promising growth prospects. To help with that process, The Times has come up with 21 small-capitalization stocks whose futures look bright.
BUSINESS
June 25, 1998 | Dow Jones
Republic Group Inc., a privately held Anaheim company that finances equipment leases for small businesses, agreed to be acquired by First Sierra Financial Inc. in a stock deal valued at about $31.4 million. Republic Group Chief Executive Mark G. McQuitty and President James T. Raeder will keep their positions. The company has 113 salespeople on its staff of 170. Houston-based First Sierra, a specialty finance company, earned $2.4 million, or 24 cents a share, on $6.8 million in revenue in 1997.
BUSINESS
July 8, 1998
Houston-based First Sierra has completed its acquisition of privately held Republic Group Inc. in a stock deal valued at about $31.4 million. Anaheim-based Republic finances equipment leases for small businesses. First Sierra is a specialty finance company.
BUSINESS
October 14, 1998
Top 10 California companies on Inc. magazine's 1998 list of the nation's fastest-growing firms: *--* Name Location Ranking Justice Technology Los Angeles 1 Power Lift Pico Rivera 2 Intrepid Systems Alameda 13 Balance Bar Carpinteria 14 Scrubs Santee 18 Roundhouse Products Rancho Dominguez 25 Republic Group Anaheim 30 IT Solutions San Ramon 31 Jamba Juice San Francisco 39 Market Scan Information Systems Westlake Village 49 *--* Source: Inc. magazine
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February 5, 1987
Irish nationalist guerrillas said they have attempted to kill Britain's secretary for Northern Ireland, Tom King. A police spokesman in Belfast said the claim could not be substantiated. The previously unknown Irish National Freedom Fighters said that one of its gunmen tried to shoot and kill King while he was aboard a naval patrol boat during a visit to British marines at Carlingford Lough, near the border with the Irish Republic.
BUSINESS
February 16, 1998
Charles E. Scribner has been elected to the board of directors of Westcorp, an Irvine financial services company whose principal subsidiary is Western Financial Bank. Scribner succeeds Alan L. Milligan, who resigned in late 1997. Scribner had been with Bank of America for 34 years. * Dale Davis has been named general manager of the Anaheim-based Republic Group LLC's fleet services division. He was formerly with Golden West Financial and Ford Motor Credit. * Tim Strader Jr.
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February 3, 1997
John Babcock, 63, an award-winning Los Angeles television journalist who was a news executive for Channel 7 Eyewitness News. Babcock, who retired two years ago, was director of special projects and director of news operations at KABC-TV and previously worked as a producer, writer and on-camera reporter for more than 20 years. Babcock and the late reporter Wayne Satz won the prestigious Peabody Award in 1977 for an expose of alleged racism in the Los Angeles Police Department.
BUSINESS
June 22, 1993
Homeowners and renters insurance prices have risen only slightly in the last year, Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi said in releasing the department's annual survey of the state's largest insurers. In Los Angeles and Orange counties, for example, the average price among the state's 10 largest insurers for a $150,000 homeowners policy on a frame house built in 1985 was $516, up $3 from a year earlier.
BUSINESS
February 3, 1998 | WALTER HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Question: What's the 21st century going to mean for investors? Answer: The same thing the last 100 years have meant. Forget about robots and flying saucers. Investors will need solid companies with promising growth prospects. To help with that process, The Times has come up with 21 small-capitalization stocks whose futures look bright.
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May 16, 1988 | Associated Press
Pat Robertson, having won Republicans' attention but few delegates, formally abandoned his presidential campaign today and said he will immediately return to the helm of his financially troubled Christian Broadcasting Network. "Today I suspend my candidacy for the Republican nomination in 1988 but I do not now nor will I ever suspend my advocacy of conservative and moral principles," the evangelist said in front of his Georgian-style mansion here. "George Bush has won the nomination.
BUSINESS
October 22, 1997 | John O'Dell, John O'Dell covers major Orange County corporations and manufacturing for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-5831 and at john.odell@latimes.com
Thirteen Orange County companies made Inc. magazine's list of the 500 fastest-growing private businesses in the country this year, and for the first time almost all of them are service-oriented rather than manufacturers. Inc. ranks companies according to the percentage increase in sales since 1992. That ranges from a 559% jump for No. 500 on the list to the top company's 31,507% increase. Among the Orange County companies, 1996 sales ranged from a low of $2.7 million to $50.
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