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October 19, 1989 | DENISE GELLENE and JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
People trying to do business with the Bay Area faced frustrations Wednesday as Tuesday's earthquake disrupted telephone and computer communication and shipments by truck between that city and the rest of the country. The Pacific Stock Exchange was forced to shut down options trading altogether but continued to trade stock at its floor in downtown Los Angeles. Volume, however, was extraordinarily light.
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August 6, 2001 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the worst nights, after she's finished another shift driving a taxicab in this tourist mecca, Iza Pardinas de Arana beats on her steering wheel and nearly bursts into tears. After 12 hours and all those miles, after paying for her taxi lease and gas, Pardinas de Arana is lucky to bring home $30. That's when the 39-year-old single mother brings out those depressing help wanted ads. And these days, even a job at McDonalds is worth considering.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2001 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the worst nights, after she's finished another shift driving a taxicab in this tourist mecca, Iza Pardinas de Arana beats on her steering wheel and nearly bursts into tears. After 12 hours and all those miles, after paying for her taxi lease and gas, Pardinas de Arana is lucky to bring home $30. That's when the 39-year-old single mother brings out those depressing help wanted ads. And these days, even a job at McDonalds is worth considering.
BUSINESS
October 19, 1989 | DENISE GELLENE and JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
People trying to do business with the Bay Area faced frustrations Wednesday as Tuesday's earthquake disrupted telephone and computer communication and shipments by truck between that city and the rest of the country. The Pacific Stock Exchange was forced to shut down options trading altogether but continued to trade stock at its floor in downtown Los Angeles. Volume, however, was extraordinarily light.
NEWS
July 12, 1989
Citing lack of support in the Assembly and a flood of other animal rights bills, Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Milton Marks shelved until next year a bill that would have outlawed allegedly inhumane treatment of veal calves. The measure, which narrowly passed the Senate last month, would have outlawed the practice of raising calves in 22-inch "veal crates," which do not allow the animals to turn around or lie down comfortably. "It's going to be a two-year bill.
BUSINESS
October 30, 1986
Gray, chairman of the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corp., disputed the perception that the thrift industry was "weak and getting weaker." Although about a fifth of the nation's thrift institutions will lose money this year, the industry overall is in good shape, he said at the concluding session of the American Bankers Assn. annual convention in San Francisco. The industry overall is expected to post record earnings again, he said.
BUSINESS
July 23, 1998 | Times Staff
The 116-year-old Pacific Exchange is expected today to announce details of a merger or strategic alliance with the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Pacific officials met in Carmel to mull a merger offer from the CBOE. The Pacific is the nation's third-largest stock options trading market and the second-largest regional stock exchange. The CBOE is the largest stock options market.
BUSINESS
November 15, 1999
A look at initial public stock offerings planned by California companies. For more information on upcoming deals, contact the companies or the underwriters. Note: Most of the companies and underwriters have Web sites you can visit. (BEGIN TEXT OF INFOBOX / INFOGRAPHIC) Tracking the Deals: Upcoming California IPOs Company: Plastic kSurgery Ticket Symbol: PSU City: Santa Barbara Industry: Cosmetic surgery Size, in millions: $20 Est. share price: $8 - 9 Underwriter: Cruttenden Roth Est.
BUSINESS
November 6, 1998
* Los Angeles-based Spelling Entertainment Group Inc. reported a third-quarter net loss of $29.5 million, or 32 cents per share, on revenue of $157.1 million, compared with a net loss of $18.1 million, or 20 cents, on revenue of $108.5 million a year ago. * * Foodmaker Inc., the San Diego-based parent of Jack in the Box restaurant chain, reported record fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $12.4 million, or 31 cents per share, compared with $9.6 million, or 24 cents, a year ago.
BUSINESS
July 27, 1998 | DEBRA VRANA, Debora Vrana covers investment banking for The Times
There aren't many companies that can bring in a former U.S. president to appear at one of its news conferences, but then there's never been a privately owned underwater fiber-optic cable network linking the world's largest cities. Global Crossing Holdings, once all its undersea cables are complete, plans to operate as a so-called carrier's carrier--a wholesaler of telecommunications service that expects to capitalize on the ever-growing demand for Internet connectivity.
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