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June 24, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
Salomon Smith Barney Inc. on Tuesday bought the Australian investment operations of J.P. Morgan & Co., becoming the latest U.S. investment bank to increase its operations in the rapidly expanding Australian fund management industry. The Travelers Group Inc. unit declined to reveal what it paid for J.P. Morgan Investment Management Australia Ltd., which has about $4.8 billion in funds under management, describing it as a "critical" part of its global growth strategy.
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June 24, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
Salomon Smith Barney Inc. on Tuesday bought the Australian investment operations of J.P. Morgan & Co., becoming the latest U.S. investment bank to increase its operations in the rapidly expanding Australian fund management industry. The Travelers Group Inc. unit declined to reveal what it paid for J.P. Morgan Investment Management Australia Ltd., which has about $4.8 billion in funds under management, describing it as a "critical" part of its global growth strategy.
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August 17, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Buffett Plans Bigger Stake in Salomon: Investment company Berkshire Hathaway Inc., led by Warren Buffet, who is reportedly worth $6.4 billion, has filed a request with the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise its stake in Salomon Inc. to at least 15% from 14.3%. Buffet, known as an investor who buys big interests in major companies and then holds on, believes the earnings of the nation's fifth-largest securities firm will continue to advance, other investors said.
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October 16, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Salomon Smith Barney Inc. said it cut 100 jobs in U.S. bond trading, research and sales in New York to reduce costs as the securities firm loses money trading in global markets. The cuts, begun Wednesday, are in all areas of the debt department, Salomon said. The firm is expected to fire additional employees in its equities and investment banking units, said people familiar with the firm. The third-biggest U.S.
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September 7, 1998 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the week the IPO market stood still. Paralyzed by a volatile stock market, no California companies went public through initial public offerings last week. But in a strong signal that some are betting on a recovery, several firms filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to sell stock to the public through IPOs later this year. In what is likely to be a closely watched deal, San Francisco-based Xoom Inc.
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August 3, 1998 | DEBORA VRANA
While these days it seems that any company related to the Internet grabs headlines and investors' attention, a little Los Angeles company is hoping to go big-time with one of life's staples: bread. In an effort to capture a larger slice of the $6-billion specialty bread market, La Brea Bakery of Los Angeles is in the midst of a major expansion--after raising $10 million from a private institution--to become the largest artisanal, or specialty, bakery in the United States.
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