January 31, 1992 |
But they see benefits in his call for more generous depreciation writeoffs for equipment purchases, lower capital gains taxes, greater tax benefits for real estate purchases and his order for a 90-day moratorium on new federal regulations. Nonetheless, many small-business owners are taking a wait-and-see attitude toward Bush's proposals. "When my small-business clients call me and say, 'What's in it for me?'
May 15, 2001 |
Starving for profits, Jenny Craig Inc. said Monday that it has retained an investment banker to arrange a merger or sale of the nation's second-largest weight-loss company. Craig, which is still controlled by founders Jenny and Sid Craig, hired Koffler & Co. of Los Angeles to test the interest of health, fitness and food companies, businesses where there might be a natural fit with the diet chain's 650 centers. Shares of the La Jolla-based company rose 21 cents, or 15%, to close at $1.
October 5, 1987 |
Fresh from having accomplished the friendly buyouts of a handful of grocery chains and industrial concerns, the partners at Riordan, Freeman & Spogli found themselves earlier this year fighting for a different kind of business altogether. The quarry was JWT Group, parent of the giant J. Walter Thompson advertising agency and the Hill & Knowlton public relations firm. JWT was fighting for its life against Martin S.