March 13, 1999
AT&T Corp. got clearance from the Justice Department to buy IBM Corp.'s global communications network for $5 billion, with no conditions attached. AT&T says it could receive $2.5 billion in additional revenue in the first full year of operating the network.
April 5, 1996 |
Though still in shock, Parsons Corp. and a dozen other companies began on Thursday the somber job of filling the voids left by the deaths of their senior executives who were killed along with Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown in an airplane crash in the Balkans. The executives included Leonard J. Pieroni, the 57-year-old chairman and chief executive of Pasadena-based Parsons, a leading provider of engineering and construction services worldwide.
July 26, 1997 |
One year after a pipe-bomb exploded in a crowded park during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, FBI agents seem no closer to solving the crime. Although they have pursued more than 13,000 leads resulting from public appeals for information, no arrests have been made. In fact, their only suspect so far proved to be a public relations disaster. That was Richard Jewell, a 34-year-old private security guard who was hounded by the media until he was officially cleared three months later.
October 31, 2009 |
Regulators seized Los Angeles-based California National Bank on Friday night in the country's fourth-largest bank failure this year. The 68-branch bank, a unit of FBOP Corp., was immediately acquired by the U.S. Bank unit of Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp, with no losses to be incurred by depositors, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said. The branches, mostly in Los Angeles and Orange counties, were set to reopen as usual Saturday or Monday as branches of U.S. Bank, which has been expanding rapidly in Southern California.
March 28, 1997 |
Closing one of the worst flops in corporate-merger history, Quaker Oats Co. agreed Thursday to sell Snapple Beverage Corp. to Triarc Cos. for $300 million, only 27 months after Quaker spent $1.7 billion to buy the maker of trendy drinks. The Quaker-Snapple fiasco joins such ill-fated business marriages as AT&T Corp. and computer maker NCR and General Electric Co. and defunct brokerage house Kidder, Peabody & Co.
October 12, 2003 |
Global Crossing Ltd., the telecommunications firm that symbolized the industry's rise, excess and ultimate collapse, may soon emerge as a battered survivor -- a feat few thought possible when the company sought bankruptcy protection nearly two years ago. The company could wrap up its Chapter 11 reorganization as early as this week, with one man being hailed as the tough-minded executive who made it possible: Chief Executive John J. Legere.
July 1, 2005 |
AT&T Corp. shareholders approved the company's $16-billion acquisition by SBC Communications Inc., which would create one of the world's largest phone companies. The merger has won regulatory approval in 26 states and still needs OKs from 10 additional states and the federal government. If it is approved, closing is expected late this year or early next year.