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May 10, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
AOL Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Richard Parsons is facing a revolt from two of the company's biggest investors as they plan to vote against some directors in protest of auditing issues, board independence and a plunge of more than 70% in share value since 2001. The California Public Employees' Retirement System said it won't vote for five directors of AOL Time Warner.
March 21, 2003 | Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writer
Media mogul Ted Turner ended weeks of speculation by announcing that he intended to remain a director at AOL Time Warner Inc. while holding to his plan to step down as vice chairman of the entertainment giant in May. Turner formally informed the board of his decision at its meeting Thursday in New York. Earlier this week, he said he believed that his media experience would continue to be helpful, particularly during the Iraq war.
December 8, 2004 | From a Times staff writer
A year after winning construction approval from Congress and President Bush, the Smithsonian Institution said Tuesday it is about to receive the first federal appropriation for the planned National Museum of African American History and Culture. The $3.9-million appropriation for 2005 will be used for engineering studies, planning and staffing, the Smithsonian said. The institution also announced that it has appointed 19 members to the African American museum's council.
May 21, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Time Warner Inc., having pared its debt by $11 billion in three years, plans to start paying the company's first dividend since its acquisition by America Online four years ago. The 5-cent quarterly payouts will start in September and are "the beginning of a commitment we hope will grow over time," Time Warner Chief Executive Richard Parsons said Friday at the company's annual meeting in New York. Based on Time Warner's 4.
July 30, 2007 | Claudia Eller, Times Staff Writer
Thirteen years ago, when Sumner Redstone was busy building Viacom Inc. into a media powerhouse and needed a helping hand to run the family's theater chain, he turned to his daughter, Shari Redstone, who was home raising her three children. When theater circuits began going belly up in the late 1990s, it was Shari who kept National Amusements Inc. on track. She expanded the company globally, taking National into Russia and Latin America.
December 11, 2001 | Sallie Hofmeister
Ted Turner, who was expected to step down as vice-chairman of AOL Time Warner Inc. at the end of the year, probably will renew his contract, company sources said. The cable mogul, who is one of the largest shareholders of the company, has been at odds with AOL chief Gerald Levin, who demoted Turner from an operating role as part of a management restructuring after the merger of Time Warner and AOL in January.
September 15, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Time Warner Inc. is considering strategies to increase value for shareholders, including those demanded by investor Carl Icahn, Chief Executive Richard Parsons told employees. A group of investors led by Icahn has built a stake of 2.6% in New York-based Time Warner stock and options and is asking the company to buy back $20 billion of shares and spin off its cable-systems unit to help increase the stock.
December 11, 2002 | From Associated Press
The complexity of merging two news operations has stalled any CNN-ABC deal, AOL Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Richard Parsons said Tuesday. Parsons, in a speech before the annual UBS Warburg Media Week conference, said a merger would make good business sense because it would allow ABC to benefit from CNN's international reporting expertise, while CNN could expand its audience via ABC's stations and generally broad reach. CNN is owned by AOL Time Warner; ABC is owned by Walt Disney Co.
December 7, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Time Warner Inc., the world's largest media company, may give some of its $6.9 billion in cash back to shareholders, Chief Executive Richard Parsons said. "Our focus is shifting from stabilizing and repositioning the company to deciding how to deploy our growing capacity," Parsons, 56, said at a UBS media conference in New York. "In the coming months, we will also be reviewing programs to directly return capital to shareholders," he said, without being specific.
February 11, 1995 | BARBARA MURPHY
Work has begun to repair damage to the Ventura Harbor caused by last month's heavy storms, officials said Friday. The $1.15-million repair job involves dredging the harbor to remove silt and repairing the breakwater, which began to crumble from the pounding of heavy surf. Dredging of the harbor entrance began Sunday, said Richard Parsons, general manager of the Ventura Port District. The repair work comes just six months after the completion of a $7.
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