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December 8, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
'Dream Team' Hires Former Paramount Communications CFO: Ronald Nelson is expected to handle finance and operational matters for the still unnamed studio being formed by director Steven Spielberg, music mogul David Geffen and former Walt Disney studio chief Jeffrey Katzenberg. The addition of Nelson follows the hiring of former Disney executive Helene Hahn to oversee business affairs, legal affairs and administration. Nelson left Paramount after the firm was acquired last summer by Viacom Inc.
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December 8, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
'Dream Team' Hires Former Paramount Communications CFO: Ronald Nelson is expected to handle finance and operational matters for the still unnamed studio being formed by director Steven Spielberg, music mogul David Geffen and former Walt Disney studio chief Jeffrey Katzenberg. The addition of Nelson follows the hiring of former Disney executive Helene Hahn to oversee business affairs, legal affairs and administration. Nelson left Paramount after the firm was acquired last summer by Viacom Inc.
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BUSINESS
July 22, 1986
Ronald L. Nelson was named to the newly created position of executive vice president of the entertainment group of Gulf & Western. Nelson, 33, had been president of Paramount Network Television Production & Video Distribution, part of the entertainment group, since March, 1985.
BUSINESS
March 15, 1985
Larry Higby has been named president and chief operating officer of America's Pharmacy Inc., a newly formed subsidiary of Caremark Inc., the Newport Beach provider of intravenous nutrition that recently changed its name from Home Health Care of America Inc. Higby, 39, served as senior vice president of marketing for Pepsico Inc.'s Taco Bell subsidiary before joining Caremark.
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January 2, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
In a bid to expand its breadth and adapt to changing consumer habits, the Avis car rental company announced a deal Monday to purchase car-sharing business Zipcar for about $500 million. Zipcar Inc. has been growing as more people in urban areas forgo owning a car and instead tap car-sharing and hourly rental services when they need a vehicle. The company's third-quarter sales grew 15% to $78.2 million while its membership (renters) grew 18% to more than 767,000. Zipcar earned $4.3 million in the three-month period and has said it expected 2012 to be the first full year for which it posts a profit.
BUSINESS
October 23, 1993 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Viacom Inc. Chairman Sumner Redstone, under pressure from Wall Street to raise his bid for Paramount Communications Inc., has told his directors that he will not bring any additional investors into the Viacom camp, knowledgeable sources said Friday. Redstone's position, reportedly outlined at Viacom's Thursday board meeting, led analysts to question whether Redstone is willing to match or better a rival bid from QVC Network Inc.
BUSINESS
December 14, 1993 | KATHRYN HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a glare of publicity, the board of Paramount Communications Inc. gathered late Monday to adopt court-ordered "fair procedures" for assessing rival bids for the company. The session in New York was expected to last into the night, so Wall Street traders said Paramount might delay any announcements until this morning.
BUSINESS
June 14, 1989 | PAUL RICHTER and KATHRYN HARRIS, Times Staff Writers
Time Inc. shares jumped to $180 on Tuesday on rumors that General Electric might top Paramount Communications' $175-per-share bid, while on another front, Time began a public fight in Washington to thwart Paramount's unsolicited offer. Time has taken its case to the Federal Communications Commission to argue that the agency doesn't have the power to grant a Paramount request to set up a voting trust that would allow Paramount to purchase Time's shares. The FCC is a forum because it regulates cable television and Time is one of the nation's largest operators.
BUSINESS
June 20, 1993 | KATHRYN HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a good night, Paramount Communications President Stanley R. Jaffe has one of the most coveted jobs in America. From a courtside seat at Paramount-owned Madison Square Garden, he watches the Paramount-owned Knicks win a suspenseful NBA playoff game. Briefly, his attention is diverted by the arrival of Sharon Stone, star of Paramount's erotic thriller "Sliver," as the actress throws her arms around his neck in greeting.
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