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September 1, 1989
Emmy-winning artist Robert Hoppe, who was commissioned to design posters for Hollywood's 100th anniversary and Paramount Studios' 75th anniversary, has died of complications of AIDS. He was 46. Spokesman Ron Baron said Hoppe, who maintained residences in Los Angeles and New York, died Tuesday at his sister's home in North Hollywood. A painter, sculptor and set designer, Hoppe received a Desi Award in graphic design and an Emmy for scenic design.
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BUSINESS
April 30, 2003 | From Reuters
Money manager and stock picker Ron Baron, an investment firm he founded and two traders agreed to pay a total of $2.7 million to settle allegations they manipulated an energy company's stock in 1999, federal securities regulators said Tuesday. The Securities and Exchange Commission alleged the New York fund manager, Baron Capital Group Inc.
BUSINESS
June 30, 1989 | PAUL RICHTER, Time Staff Writer
Seven banks have each agreed to put up $1 billion in loans for Paramount Communications' proposed takeover of Time Inc., bringing total loan commitments for the bid to $8 billion of the $14 billion that is needed, Paramount said Thursday. While many Wall Street observers have believed that Paramount could raise the money, the commitments strengthen the company's hand when Paramount and Time argue their case before the Delaware courts in two weeks. Paramount has challenged the legality of Time's plan to acquire Warner Communications, contending that it was intended solely to block Paramount's bid. Time has bitterly fought Paramount's offer since it was made June 7 and sweetened last week.
SPORTS
December 5, 1998 | DAVID WHARTON
UCLA (3-2) vs. Oklahoma St. (4-1) 4:30 p.m. Channel 9, KXTA (1150) * Oklahoma State: The 4-1 Cowboys like to argue they aren't a purely defensive team, but recent victories over Marquette (57-54) and Hawaii (58-37) don't help their case much. This is the school where Hank Iba once coached and the team adheres to time-honored concepts of deliberate offense and tenacious play when the opponent has the ball.
BUSINESS
September 13, 1995 | TOM PETRUNO
In 1995, it's been almost impossible to earn spectacular stock market returns without a big stake in zooming technology issues. Almost. With the help of mutual fund-tracker Morningstar Inc., we identified a handful of stock funds that have outpaced the industry averages this year even though their tech holdings are minor--less than 10% of assets, compared to the 30%-plus tech stakes of many other funds.
BUSINESS
November 5, 1993 | TOM PETRUNO
When a company's management team has a rosy view of the future, but the firm's majority shareholder doesn't intend to stick around for it, you've got a big potential problem. And maybe an opportunity as well. That's the background for the slide in shares of Santa Barbara-based warehouse grocer Smart & Final Inc. since summer. The stock, $20.125 at its peak earlier this year, has tumbled recently to as low as $11.375 and closed Thursday at $12.50. Slightly more than 50% of S&F's 20.
BUSINESS
May 28, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Forget window shopping the photos of million-dollar manses in the real estate shops on Southampton's Main Street. If you really want to know how the housing market in the Hamptons is faring as summer beckons, Steven Gaines suggests an unusual yardstick. He says the best barometer of how people in the Hamptons are doing is the price of the lobster salad at the local gourmet shop in nearby Sagaponack. Right now, it's $100 a pound.
BUSINESS
January 12, 1995 | RAVEL ABARBANEL, STACEY RAVEL ABARBANEL is a free-lance writer based in Santa Monica
Mention the term incentive travel to most executives and they may recall some scheme to "sell the most cars in January and win a trip to Hawaii!" In truth, incentives have come a long way from the sleazy scenarios depicted in movies and plays in which aggressive managers pitted sales associates against each other to win enticing--but often irrelevant--travel prizes.
BUSINESS
October 11, 1991 | TOM PETRUNO
Rumors about depressed banana prices have sliced 15% off Dole Food Co.'s stock in recent weeks. Some of the company's fans believe that that has created a golden opportunity to buy the shares on the cheap. Bananas are a big business for Westlake Village-based Dole, formerly Castle & Cooke Inc. The company ships more than 60 kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables to consumers in more than 50 countries, but analysts figure that no single produce item is as important to Dole as bananas.
BUSINESS
August 25, 1996 | TOM PETRUNO
When the government announced last week that a record 51.7 million American children will be in school this fall--breaking a record that had held for 25 years--dollar signs undoubtedly flashed in some entrepreneurial eyes. The report is a reminder that a new demographic boom is upon us, the "echo" of the post-World War II baby boom: Their children now are crowding into the preteen and teenage groups, with tremendous implications for the economy.
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