April 30, 1999 |
New Hampshire found a way out of its school funding jam without imposing a state income tax. The state approved an $825-million school spending plan that relies primarily on a new, uniform, statewide property tax. The plan allows New Hampshire to maintain its status as one of only two states with no general income tax or sales tax. Alaska is the other. Eight other states have no state income tax.
March 14, 1989
St. Ives Laboratories said its earnings more than tripled to $421,000 in the fourth quarter that ended Dec. 31 from a year earlier, although the profit was boosted by income from investments and a lower tax rate. Sales climbed 8% in the quarter to $22.9 million. The Chatsworth maker of hair care products said it earned $4.5 million in 1988, up 10% from 1987. Sales increased 18% in the year to $103.9 million.
November 2, 2007 |
Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. said third-quarter profit rose sevenfold because of a tax benefit as sales climbed 7.1%. Net income increased to $123.2 million, or 29 cents a share, from $17.5 million, or 4 cents, a year earlier, the Los Angeles company said. The results included a $111.4-million tax benefit. Sales rose 7.1% to $159.6 million. The company put itself up for sale in July at the behest of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., which has a 41% stake. Gemstar shares fell 29 cents to
March 13, 2001 |
Laker guard Kobe Bryant, stricken by a viral infection, called in sick for a third consecutive day, missing Monday's practice in El Segundo. He is questionable for tonight's game against the Boston Celtics. Bryant has sat out one game, Sunday night's overtime loss to the Seattle SuperSonics. Meantime, he continued to experience the same symptoms, including abdominal cramping and a general malaise. A Laker official who spoke to Bryant on Monday morning said he "sounded awful."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1997 |
A $670-million city budget that would include funds to add 10 positions and $500,000 to improve neighborhoods could win approval Tuesday. The spending plan reflects five goals that the City Council set: to ensure public safety, build the economy, enhance neighborhoods, maximize assets and maintain infrastructure.