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June 2, 1998 | Associated Press
A REAL ESTATE BOOM DOWNSIDE: Rising property values may be doing wonders for your net worth, but chances are they also mean your property tax bill is going up as well. If you believe your assessment is too high, it's possible to have it adjusted, says SmartMoney magazine. When the assessment notice arrives--don't wait until the bill itself shows up--first check for mistakes, such as the wrong square footage, or whether or not there's a basement.
BUSINESS
June 14, 2001 | Associated Press
Dave Kansas is stepping down as editor of TheStreet.com, a financial news site whose rapid rise and subsequent decline has come to symbolize the travails of companies seeking to sell content on the Web. Kansas, a former Wall Street Journal reporter who joined TheStreet.com in 1996, said Wednesday that he would take some time off before deciding what to do next. "I would like a little chance to kick back," Kansas said.
BUSINESS
December 4, 1991 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A victim of increased competition among business publications and shrinking advertising revenue, Personal Investor magazine has closed and sold its subscriber list to a Boston investment firm. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Personal Investor, a bimonthly magazine based in Irvine, published its last issue in November. Founded in 1985, it was circulated to 65,000 top corporate executives and other serious investors.
BUSINESS
June 4, 1999 | PAUL J. LIM
Apparently, Web-site glitches aren't enough to keep a good online broker down. On Thursday, the electronic-commerce research firm Gomez Advisors updated its "Internet Broker Scorecard" and named E-Trade the best online broker overall. Charles Schwab finished third. Yet, relative to some peers, both are considered expensive. E-Trade charges $19.95 for a basic Nasdaq trade, Schwab $29.95. By comparison, SureTrade charges $7.95.
NEWS
June 4, 1999 | PAUL J. LIM
Apparently, Web-site glitches aren't enough to keep a good online broker down. On Thursday, the electronic-commerce research firm Gomez Advisors updated its "Internet Broker Scorecard" and named E-Trade the best online broker overall. Charles Schwab finished third. Yet, relative to some peers, both are considered expensive. E-Trade charges $19.95 for a basic Nasdaq trade, Schwab $29.95. By comparison, SureTrade charges $7.95.
BUSINESS
October 3, 1997 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the second major purchase of a local discount brokerage firm in just two months, Canada's fifth-largest bank said Thursday it would pay about $155 million for Kennedy, Cabot & Co., the Beverly Hills discounter known for its aggressive advertising. Toronto-Dominion Bank said its New York brokerage arm, Waterhouse Investor Services Inc., would buy Kennedy Cabot and expand the discount firm nationwide.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2000 | Bloomberg News, Times Staff
Redback Networks Inc. shares gained 11% on Thursday, rallying for the second day after an analyst said the networking equipment maker will complete its acquisition of Siara Systems Inc. earlier than expected. Redback (ticker symbol: RBAK) soared $25.25 to $262.25 on Nasdaq after a 7% climb Wednesday and now is up 22-fold since the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company first sold stock to the public in May. Brean Murray & Co.
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