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December 20, 1994 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When 20-year-old Meyer Amschel Rothschild set up a coin exchange in this city's Jewish ghetto in the 1760s, an enterprise that would launch a family dynasty and turn the Rothschild name into a symbol of wealth and power, Germany was still a century away from unity and Europe had many fratricidal wars ahead of it. The Rothschild patriarch established the prototype of modern capitalism.
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NEWS
December 20, 1994 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When 20-year-old Meyer Amschel Rothschild set up a coin exchange in this city's Jewish ghetto in the 1760s, an enterprise that would launch a family dynasty and turn the Rothschild name into a symbol of wealth and power, Germany was still a century away from unity and Europe had many fratricidal wars ahead of it. The Rothschild patriarch established the prototype of modern capitalism.
BUSINESS
October 17, 1985
The price paid by the unidentified investors wasn't disclosed. A spokesman said the investors plan to rename the Santa Fe, N.M., refiner Superior Processing. Powerine, which was owned by the Harry Rothschild family, went bankrupt in March, 1984. It was one of many small refineries to close as a result of overcapacity in the industry.
NEWS
February 12, 1999 | Times Wire Services
Austria agreed Thursday to return to the Rothschild family about 250 art treasures looted by the Nazis during the widespread seizure of valuables from Jews and absorbed into state museums after World War II. The restitution marks a first step in returning thousands of other objects to rightful owners. "With this restitution we want to demonstrate a piece of justice," said Elisabeth Gehrer, minister of education and cultural affairs.
MAGAZINE
January 15, 1989 | Robin Tucker
BY BARBARA WIRTH (Harry N. Abrams, Inc.; 1988) ONE CAN'T help but be impressed by this lavish volume featuring table settings designed by 70 of France's talented hosts and hostesses.
BUSINESS
July 19, 1989 | From Times wire service s
A consortium led by Anglo-French entrepreneur Sir James Goldsmith said today it had found powerful backers for its $21-billion bid for British conglomerate BAT Industries PLC. General Electric Co. PLC of Britain and Istituto Finanziario Industriale Spa, the holding company for the Italian Agnelli family, which controls the Fiat motor empire, have thrown their weight behind Europe's biggest takeover attempt. In a statement, Goldsmith's concern, Hoylake Investments Ltd.
NEWS
December 8, 1986
A member of Britain's Rothschild banking family has been linked romantically to Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, and Swedish police think this could provide clues to his assassination in Stockholm last Feb. 28, the Boston Herald reported. Quoting unnamed sources, the newspaper said the Swedish government prohibited police from investigating the relationship between Palme and Emma Rothschild, 38, described as an adviser to Palme.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1985 | Gary Jarlson
Rolls-Royce and Bentley will be the honored makes of cars at the third annual Newport Beach Concours d'Elegance Sunday at UC Irvine, and chief among those will be a $495,000 auto owned by a Costa Mesa couple. Gary and Pat Concannon have spent the past three years restoring a 1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn convertible that was first purchased by a former ruler of Kuwait, and Sunday's exhibition will mark the car's public debut.
FOOD
April 13, 2005 | S. Irene Virbila
Taste Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons Classique blind and you might swear it's a young cru bourgeois. But in fact, it's a Bordeaux blend from South Africa, the result of a collaboration between the Rothschild family of Lafite-Rothschild and the Rupert family of South Africa -- and enologist Michel Rolland, who consults all over the world. The 2002 Classique has an intriguing dry dusty character shot through with herbal notes and a touch of cigar box.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 2008 | BLOOMBERG NEWS
Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe said he would block plans by the Emir of Qatar to renovate a 17th century mansion on the French capital's exclusive Saint-Louis island, saying it's "a real threat" to the city's heritage. "This is a real threat to a gem of Paris' heritage, the only private house from the end of Louis the XIII's reign that remains untouched," Delanoe wrote in a letter to Culture Minister Christine Albanel this week. "I want this plan to be reconsidered, taking the time for a thorough examination."
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