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April 5, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Scotts Under Government Probe: The Environmental Protection Agency is looking into whether Scotts Co. illegally sold subpar pesticides, investigators said. The Columbus Dispatch first reported the investigation, saying the company is alleged to be selling "off-specification" materials--products with a chemical composition not matching the one registered with the EPA--directly to farmers.
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March 13, 2011 | David Sarno
The gig: Scott Lahman is co-founder and chief executive of Gogii Inc., a Marina del Rey start-up that created the free text-messaging application textPlus for the iPhone and Android smart phones. TextPlus is one of Apple Inc.'s all-time most popular "apps," with nearly 8 million active users. The ad-supported app allows users to join group texting conversations with people in their social circles or interest groups, and is an attempt to add new visual and social functions to text messaging, long an unadorned but widely used technology.
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July 11, 1998 | Reuters
Scotts Co., whose lawn and garden products include Miracle-Gro and Hyponex brands, agreed to buy two European lawn and garden products companies--Rhone-Poulenc Jardin of France and Netherlands-based ASEF--for about $220 million combined. Rhone-Poulenc Jardin, the largest lawn and garden products company in Europe, is a unit of French drug maker Rhone-Poulenc. ASEF is privately held.
BUSINESS
July 11, 1998 | Reuters
Scotts Co., whose lawn and garden products include Miracle-Gro and Hyponex brands, agreed to buy two European lawn and garden products companies--Rhone-Poulenc Jardin of France and Netherlands-based ASEF--for about $220 million combined. Rhone-Poulenc Jardin, the largest lawn and garden products company in Europe, is a unit of French drug maker Rhone-Poulenc. ASEF is privately held.
BUSINESS
March 13, 2011 | David Sarno
The gig: Scott Lahman is co-founder and chief executive of Gogii Inc., a Marina del Rey start-up that created the free text-messaging application textPlus for the iPhone and Android smart phones. TextPlus is one of Apple Inc.'s all-time most popular "apps," with nearly 8 million active users. The ad-supported app allows users to join group texting conversations with people in their social circles or interest groups, and is an attempt to add new visual and social functions to text messaging, long an unadorned but widely used technology.
BUSINESS
April 3, 1990 | From United Press International
The Merchandise Mart, the world's largest commercial building and a Chicago landmark for six decades, has become a mecca for interior designers and wholesale buyers. But its exclusive shops and showrooms have been strictly off limits to the public. That will change in the summer of 1991, when the first two floors of the historic building on the Chicago River just north of Chicago's Loop will open as a shopping mall.
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February 24, 1997 | REGINA HONG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They have become fixtures at school board meetings across Ventura County, these two financial advisors from San Francisco who specialize in school bond measures. There they were in Ventura, explaining the results of the poll they commissioned showing city voters would support a bond measure. There they were in Oxnard, suggesting the elementary school district hire a public relations expert before its March bond election.
BUSINESS
October 2, 1998
Scotts Co., maker of lawn and garden products, said it will close most of its U.S. composting business, shed its AgrEvo pesticides business and cut 20% of its work force in Britain in a plan to increase pretax profit by $10 million to $12 million. * Unisource Worldwide Inc., the largest U.S. distributor of paper and janitorial supplies, said it plans to sell its Mexican operation and take a charge of as much as $70 million in the fourth quarter.
BUSINESS
July 29, 1999 | From Reuters
Home Depot Inc. has warned its suppliers to think twice before competing with it online. A company spokesman said Wednesday that it has sent letters, starting in May, to all of its suppliers, including toolmaker Black & Decker and Scotts Co. lawn and garden products company, containing a message about online sales. "We recognize that a vendor has the right to sell through whatever distribution channels it desires," the letter reads in part.
BUSINESS
July 16, 2008 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
Outside Santa Monica's dot-com circuit, the name Richard Rosenblatt doesn't mean much. He's one of those guys who buys and sells empty websites. Some industry insiders also know him as the accused spyware baron who sold MySpace to News Corp. But the excitable 39-year-old USC law school graduate has a plan for the future of Internet media, and $355 million from private investors says he can pull it off. With blinding speed and little notice, Rosenblatt's 2-year-old Demand Media Inc.
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February 24, 1997 | REGINA HONG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They have become fixtures at school board meetings across Ventura County, these two financial advisors from San Francisco who specialize in school bond measures. There they were in Ventura, explaining the results of the poll they commissioned showing city voters would support a bond measure. There they were in Oxnard, suggesting the elementary school district hire a public relations expert before its March bond election.
BUSINESS
April 5, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Scotts Under Government Probe: The Environmental Protection Agency is looking into whether Scotts Co. illegally sold subpar pesticides, investigators said. The Columbus Dispatch first reported the investigation, saying the company is alleged to be selling "off-specification" materials--products with a chemical composition not matching the one registered with the EPA--directly to farmers.
BUSINESS
April 3, 1990 | From United Press International
The Merchandise Mart, the world's largest commercial building and a Chicago landmark for six decades, has become a mecca for interior designers and wholesale buyers. But its exclusive shops and showrooms have been strictly off limits to the public. That will change in the summer of 1991, when the first two floors of the historic building on the Chicago River just north of Chicago's Loop will open as a shopping mall.
BUSINESS
November 27, 2004
* Cingular Wireless, the largest U.S. mobile-telephone operator, will sell some airwave rights and customers to Alltel Corp. for $170 million to satisfy government conditions on its purchase of AT&T Wireless Services Inc. Cingular is owned by San Antonio-based SBC Communications Inc. and Atlanta-based BellSouth Corp. * Police searched the Montreal headquarters of Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd. as part of a probe of cigarette smuggling in the 1990s, the company said.
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May 31, 2000 | From Reuters
The Environmental Protection Agency asked for a voluntary recall Tuesday of two garden tools used to kill weeds and insects, saying a problem with a sprayer could cause overexposure to pesticides. The EPA said its alert only affected products sold in Pull 'N Spray containers and cautioned that the problem is not with the pesticides but with the sprayers.
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