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March 5, 2006 | Thomas M. Kostigen, Thomas M. Kostigen is the author of "What Money Really Means."
Is that a cup and handle? Do I see a "W" pattern on the chart in front of me? I am sitting in my den in Venice, staring at a computer screen, trying to discern these things. The charts I am scrutinizing are of stock prices, and I am trying to find the right one, the one that's behaving like a stock whose price is about to soar. Finally, I think I've found it, a ladle-looking image that marks the rise, fall and rise again of a company's worth in the market. This particular company, EZCorp Inc.
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NEWS
January 18, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Sam Walton, founder of the Wal-Mart discount chain, has bone-marrow cancer. Walton announced in a memo distributed in the company Wednesday that he had undergone chemotherapy and some radiation therapy at M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston for multiple myeloma, according to Wal-Mart spokesman Don Shinkle. "Along with Mr. Sam's doctors, we are very encouraged that because of early detection and treatment a full recovery is expected," the company said in a statement.
NEWS
September 16, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
News flash: America's rich are getting richer; America's poor are getting, well, you know. And in other news, the sky is blue and the sun will set tonight in the West. OK, so you probably had guessed that gazillionaires such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Larry Ellison were doing, well, better than most in this “sluggish” economy. But on Monday, Forbes magazine made it (more or less) official; it released its list of the richest 400 Americans . (Side note: Wonder why they stop at 400?
BUSINESS
January 15, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said David Glass, who expanded the discount chain beyond its rural roots into the world's largest merchant, will step down as chief executive and president after 12 years. He will be succeeded by H. Lee Scott Jr. Glass, 64, joined the retailer in 1976 and took over from founder Sam Walton in 1988. Scott, 50, has been with Wal-Mart for two decades and is best known for his expertise in using logistics to squeeze costs.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia has sold a second Thomas Eakins painting, this time to the Wal-Mart heiress who earlier had expressed interest in acquiring another of the artist's masterpieces. Eakins' 1874 "Portrait of Professor Benjamin H. Rand" will go to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark., for an undisclosed amount, the university said. The museum is being built by billionaire Alice Walton, daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton.
BUSINESS
September 9, 2004 | From Reuters
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. can no longer remain sheltered in its Bentonville, Ark., headquarters while potentially costly lawsuits pile up, Chief Executive Lee Scott said Wednesday. Scott said at an analyst conference in New York that Wal-Mart management had failed in its efforts to repair the retailer's reputation, which has been tarnished by dozens of discrimination cases and charges of worker mistreatment in recent years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1992 | GREG BRAXTON
The recent death of Wal-Mart retail chain store founder Sam Walton and complex dealings with Lockheed Corp., which owns the land where a proposed $111-million shopping center would be located, has prompted the Burbank City Council to approve a 60-day extension in negotiations. Officials said a Feb.
BUSINESS
December 31, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Chairman S. Robson Walton sold about $110.5 million worth of stock in November, his largest sale in about a decade, just a month before the world's biggest retailer's shares reached an all-time high. Walton, son of company founder Sam Walton, sold 1.9 million shares from Nov. 10 to Nov. 29 at prices ranging from $57 to $59.81, according to Washington Service, which tracks insider trading.
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