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July 18, 1989 | From States News Service
Magma Power Co. Dow Chemical Co. has transferred its 41% stake, or 9.9 million common shares, in Magma Power Co., the San Diego geothermal energy company, to its wholly owned subsidiary, Destec Energy of Houston, according to an SEC filing.
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November 6, 2013 | Ken Bensinger
A deal to sell the Riverside Press-Enterprise to the owner of the Orange County Register may be in jeopardy less than a month after it was announced. On Oct. 10, Aaron Kushner, owner of the Register, said he would buy the Inland Empire's largest newspaper for $27.25 million, adding it to his fast-growing stable of Southern California dailies. But a filing by A.H. Belo Corp., the Press-Enterprise's current owner, casts doubts on the deal. Originally slated to close Oct. 15, the sale has been extended to Nov. 15, according to the Monday filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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September 22, 2008 | Scott J. Wilson
If you have certain stocks you follow closely, it's important to keep up with each company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. At first glance, SEC documents seem like just dreary gray text with lots of small print. But the careful reader can find valuable information such as strategic plans, lawsuit settlements and the pay of top executives. By signing up with the free website SECfilings.com you can be alerted by e-mail as soon as a company you're following makes a filing.
BUSINESS
July 3, 2013 | By Andrew Tangel and Chris O'Brien
NEW YORK - In what is believed to be the first Bitcoin-related securities offering, the Winklevoss twins want to give investors a piece of the virtual currency, whose growing popularity has caught the eye of entrepreneurs and regulators alike. But while all public offerings come with a degree of uncertainty, the investment vehicle - akin to an exchange-traded fund - involving Bitcoins brings its own unique risks, analysts say. What could go wrong with the investment proposed by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, former Harvard classmates of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg?
BUSINESS
July 30, 1988 | Associated Press
The federal government and the New York Stock Exchange said Friday they are examining an apparently bogus claim of a large investment in General Cinema Corp. that triggered a sharp rise in the price of the company's stock. Securities experts said the filing by an unknown London man from a fictitious London address of a 6.1% stock acquisition in the soft-drink bottler and movie theater operator raises questions about Securities and Exchange Commission guidelines.
BUSINESS
April 13, 1994
If you have access to the Internet, or even if you have an e-mail account somewhere else, you can get Securities and Exchange Commission filings electronically. Unfortunately, finding what you need isn't easy and in some cases won't be possible at all. Only about 1,000 major corporations make their filings electronically, and you can only get filings made in this way. (All companies are expected to file electronically within a couple of years.) Also, all the filings are at least 24 hours old.
BUSINESS
November 29, 1990 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Helionetics Inc., the computer and military products company, has shut down an Anaheim subsidiary that was suspended from doing business with the federal government earlier this year, according to a company filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2013 | By Todd Martens
Irving Azoff, widely regarded as one of the music industry's most powerful executives, will continue to oversee the careers of the Eagles and Christina Aguilera, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings from Live Nation Entertainment. Azoff resigned Monday  from his role as chairman of the concert promotion and management giant.  In addition to receiving multiple millions in bonuses and stocks, Azoff's non-compete clause with Live Nation offers some hints as to what direction the veteran mogul's career will take.
BUSINESS
August 16, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Is super-awesome, hi-tech fingerprint technology heading to Apple products like the the iPhone, iPad and even the Mac store? Fingertips crossed! At the end of July, Apple paid $356 million to buy the fingerprint authentication products maker AuthenTec Inc. In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Wednesday, it seems that Apple was in a hurry to get the deal done as soon as possible. Check out this chunk of text from the "Background of the Merger" section of the filing: "Representatives of Apple also noted Apple's desire to proceed quickly due to its product plans and ongoing engineering efforts.
NEWS
July 13, 2012 | By Jon Healey
This post has been updated, as indicated below. Online pundits continued to joust Friday over when Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital ended, reacting to a series of reports (e.g., here , here , here and here ) that Romney remained involved in Bain's investments after he left the company in February 1999. That just goes to show you -- the Washington Post isn't as powerful as it used to be. More important for Romney, it's a reminder that what makes sense on Wall Street doesn't necessarily play well in the reductive world of American politics.
BUSINESS
May 22, 2012 | By E. Scott Reckard, This post has been corrected. Please see note below.
Former IndyMac Bancorp Chief Executive Michael W. Perry has won dismissal of much of the fraud lawsuit brought against him by the Securities and Exchange Commission. U.S. District Judge Manuel Real in L.A. tossed out five of the seven SEC filings by IndyMac that the agency's suit listed as grounds for action. Real ruled Monday that the filings from the giant Pasadena thrift contained no false or misleading statements to investors about IndyMac's deteriorating condition as the housing markets melted down.
BUSINESS
May 1, 2012 | By Andrew Tangel
Pep Boys' shares plunged nearly 25% in midday trading on Wall Street after reports that Los Angeles private equity firm Gores Group wants to delay a shareholders meeting in its $800-million buyout of the automotive retail chain. Gores Group said it believes Pep Boy's proxy statement, after a disappointing first quarter, “is no longer accurate,” according to a filing Tuesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Gores wants to include in the company's proxy a statement noting a “serious deterioration in the Pep Boys business,” the filing stated.
BUSINESS
September 3, 2011 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
Aircraft leasing giant International Lease Finance Corp. has unveiled plans for an initial public offering, taking the first steps to spin off from parent company American International Group Inc. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission late Thursday, the Century City company, commonly known as ILFC, said that "AIG has determined that ILFC is not one of its core businesses. " The filing may mark the beginning of the end for AIG's 21-year ownership of ILFC, one of the world's biggest aircraft leasing companies.
BUSINESS
April 5, 2011 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
Air Lease Corp., the Century City aircraft leasing company started last year by Los Angeles billionaire Steven Udvar-Hazy, said it planned to raise as much as $805 million in its initial public offering. The company, which buys passenger planes and rents them to airlines, said in January that it was planning an IPO. At that point ALC said it wanted to raise $100 million. The company said it would use the money to fund its acquisition of commercial aircraft and for general corporate purposes.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2011 | Reuters
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday it has charged six former consultants and employees of California expert network firm Primary Global Research with insider trading. The charges are the first brought by the agency in the U.S. government's major investigation into insider trading at hedge funds. In a civil complaint filed in U.S. district court in Manhattan, the SEC alleged that technology company employees Mark Anthony Longoria, Daniel Devore, Winifred Jiau and Walter Shimoon profited from their inside knowledge of companies like Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Apple Inc., Dell Inc., Flextronics International Ltd. and Marvell Technology Group Ltd. by leaking confidential information to Primary Global's investor clients.
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