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September 9, 1997 | From Bloomberg News
Three regional electric utilities formed a venture to tap into the emerging national market for electricity by selling services to big companies with outlets in markets across the country. Cinergy Corp. of Cincinnati, Florida Progress Corp. of St. Petersburg, and New Century Energies Inc. of Denver said the venture, known as Cadence, signed up Service Merchandise Co., a Brentwood, Tenn., retailer with stores in 36 states as its first customer.
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September 9, 1997 | From Bloomberg News
Three regional electric utilities formed a venture to tap into the emerging national market for electricity by selling services to big companies with outlets in markets across the country. Cinergy Corp. of Cincinnati, Florida Progress Corp. of St. Petersburg, and New Century Energies Inc. of Denver said the venture, known as Cadence, signed up Service Merchandise Co., a Brentwood, Tenn., retailer with stores in 36 states as its first customer.
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May 31, 1992 | LINDA GRANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To open her Mrs. Fields Cookies store in Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza each morning, Janet Osinski, 21, flips on her computer even before she starts warming up the oven. Paging to a daily planner, she plugs in a few crucial facts: Rain is expected. Daylight savings time has just begun. Schools are on holiday. There's been an earthquake. And then she sits back.
BUSINESS
December 21, 1994 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Christmas, we're told, is the time for remembering people who perform services for us throughout the year--and who can forget, with all the reminders? Greeting cards are tucked inside our newspapers; a Christmas tree decorates the valet counter in the parking garage. Carol Forsythe of Mission Hills says her manicurist gave her an emery board and hand lotion, so what could she do but dig into her pocket in return? Of course, Forsythe says, she would have tipped her manicurist anyway.
BUSINESS
August 8, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.S. Leads Service Category: The United States dominated the world's largest service companies in 1990 in a new Fortune magazine ranking. The 500 companies on the Aug. 26 issue list had $167 billion in profits, down $11 billion from the previous Global Industrial 500. The list ranked sales of companies from finance to railroads in eight categories including diversified services, commercial banking, savings banking, life insurance and utilities.
BUSINESS
August 28, 1991 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Sometimes today's economy is like an illness--before you even think about getting better, you want to know just what's wrong with you. Right now, even though experts insist that the economy is recovering from recession, the people don't believe it. Most people believe that there will be fewer jobs in the next year and that their income won't go up, according to the latest survey of consumer confidence by the Conference Board, a business research organization.
BUSINESS
November 4, 1989 | OSWALD JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. economy created 233,000 new jobs in October and unemployment remained unchanged at 5.2%, the Labor Department said Friday, but the better-than-expected job growth was undermined by a continuing decline in factory employment. The jobs report, the first significant economic data for the final quarter of 1989, indicated that the nation's manufacturing base is weakening.
BUSINESS
June 9, 1992 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a victory for consumers of products ranging from television sets to cars, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that manufacturers can be sued for antitrust violations if they try to force owners of their products to buy spare parts and service from them. The 6-3 decision came in a closely watched dispute between Eastman Kodak, which makes high-priced photocopiers, and dozens of independent dealers who compete to repair those copiers.
BUSINESS
December 21, 1994 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Christmas, we're told, is the time for remembering people who perform services for us throughout the year--and who can forget, with all the reminders? Greeting cards are tucked inside our newspapers; a Christmas tree decorates the valet counter in the parking garage. Carol Forsythe of Mission Hills says her manicurist gave her an emery board and hand lotion, so what could she do but dig into her pocket in return? Of course, Forsythe says, she would have tipped her manicurist anyway.
BUSINESS
November 21, 1988 | JOHN BURGESS, Washington Post
Driving her Toyota into a filling station not long ago, a Washington woman was surprised to find about 50 Asian men crowding its pavement, some armed with cameras. As she hefted a self-service hose and pumped $5 of regular unleaded, they moved close, snapped photos and watched her every move with fascination. Who were they? A Japanese study delegation, of course, hot on the trail of American wisdom on gas station management.
BUSINESS
June 9, 1992 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a victory for consumers of products ranging from television sets to cars, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that manufacturers can be sued for antitrust violations if they try to force owners of their products to buy spare parts and service from them. The 6-3 decision came in a closely watched dispute between Eastman Kodak, which makes high-priced photocopiers, and dozens of independent dealers who compete to repair those copiers.
BUSINESS
May 31, 1992 | LINDA GRANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To open her Mrs. Fields Cookies store in Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza each morning, Janet Osinski, 21, flips on her computer even before she starts warming up the oven. Paging to a daily planner, she plugs in a few crucial facts: Rain is expected. Daylight savings time has just begun. Schools are on holiday. There's been an earthquake. And then she sits back.
BUSINESS
August 28, 1991 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Sometimes today's economy is like an illness--before you even think about getting better, you want to know just what's wrong with you. Right now, even though experts insist that the economy is recovering from recession, the people don't believe it. Most people believe that there will be fewer jobs in the next year and that their income won't go up, according to the latest survey of consumer confidence by the Conference Board, a business research organization.
BUSINESS
August 8, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.S. Leads Service Category: The United States dominated the world's largest service companies in 1990 in a new Fortune magazine ranking. The 500 companies on the Aug. 26 issue list had $167 billion in profits, down $11 billion from the previous Global Industrial 500. The list ranked sales of companies from finance to railroads in eight categories including diversified services, commercial banking, savings banking, life insurance and utilities.
BUSINESS
November 4, 1989 | OSWALD JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. economy created 233,000 new jobs in October and unemployment remained unchanged at 5.2%, the Labor Department said Friday, but the better-than-expected job growth was undermined by a continuing decline in factory employment. The jobs report, the first significant economic data for the final quarter of 1989, indicated that the nation's manufacturing base is weakening.
BUSINESS
December 30, 1988 | Associated Press
Industry should enjoy, at a slightly reduced pace, a seventh consecutive year of rising sales in 1989, according to the government's annual assessment of winners and losers in American business. The Commerce Department said that many manufacturing industries, particularly those producing electronics and other advanced technology and capital equipment, will do well in the new year as American producers continue to benefit from a boom in export sales.
BUSINESS
December 30, 1988 | Associated Press
Industry should enjoy, at a slightly reduced pace, a seventh consecutive year of rising sales in 1989, according to the government's annual assessment of winners and losers in American business. The Commerce Department said that many manufacturing industries, particularly those producing electronics and other advanced technology and capital equipment, will do well in the new year as American producers continue to benefit from a boom in export sales.
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November 21, 1988 | JOHN BURGESS, Washington Post
Driving her Toyota into a filling station not long ago, a Washington woman was surprised to find about 50 Asian men crowding its pavement, some armed with cameras. As she hefted a self-service hose and pumped $5 of regular unleaded, they moved close, snapped photos and watched her every move with fascination. Who were they? A Japanese study delegation, of course, hot on the trail of American wisdom on gas station management.
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