November 2, 2002 |
White House officials carefully distanced themselves Friday from embattled Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey L. Pitt, saying the administration was awaiting the outcome of inquiries into whether he withheld potentially damaging information about his choice for a top oversight job. Away from the White House, senior Republicans focused on the potential political fallout of the flap, grumbling that Pitt had put President Bush in an awkward position just before Tuesday's election.
November 4, 2002 |
President Bush is near a decision to oust Harvey L. Pitt as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, a senior White House official said Sunday. The decision on Pitt's future, however, isn't likely to be made final, let alone public, until after Tuesday's elections and possibly not until a bit later in the year. Bush could remove Pitt as SEC chairman but cannot drive him off the independent commission if Pitt refuses to go.
October 1, 2000
These companies and/or individuals recently filed for liquidation (Chapter 7) or reorganization (Chapter 11 or 13) in federal Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana. Petitioner: C.B.I. Estimating Services Ltd. Location: Lake Forest Type of business: NA Filing: Chapter 11 Assets: $321,020 Liabilities: $327,470 Case number: 17273 JB Petition signed by: Keith Daniels, president Date filed: Sept. 20 Petitioner: David C. Max Location: Lake Forest Listed business affiliation: d.b.a.
March 4, 2004 |
Until Wednesday's confrontation with rebellious shareholders, Walt Disney Co. insiders viewed George J. Mitchell as an easy answer to the company's management and governance woes. To some observers, he now looks like part of the problem. Just hours after a contentious annual meeting in Philadelphia wrapped up, the Disney board moved to split the chairman and chief executive posts held by Michael Eisner, and handed the top board spot to Mitchell, who has been on the board since 1995.
March 8, 2004 |
Speaking as someone who lived and worked for years in a string of petty Third World dictatorships, I believe I'm well qualified to predict the behavior of the regime of the recently declared Republic of Eisneria. Like other dynasties that rule by fiat and deception (self- and otherwise), Walt Disney Co. management is likely to engage in the reinterpretation of reality, the misrepresentation of electoral results, the lionization of dupes and the execration of dissidents.
November 1, 2002 |
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey L. Pitt faced a new torrent of calls for his resignation Thursday after reports that he did not disclose potentially inflammatory information about the man he picked to head the nation's new accounting-oversight board. William H. Webster, chosen last week to head the panel, chaired the audit committee of a financially troubled company that last year fired its outside accounting firm and has been sued by shareholders for fraud.
November 23, 1995 |
Faced with growing traffic woes and a shortage of motor officers, the Los Angeles Police Department is forging a plan to use high-tech surveillance cameras to catch motorists who drive through red lights at accident-prone intersections throughout the city.
November 18, 2002 |
On the morning of a critical Securities and Exchange Commission vote late last month, Commissioner Harvey Goldschmid got a phone call from David Ruder, who had run the agency in the late 1980s. The commission was bitterly split on a plan to name William H. Webster as the chairman of the nation's new accounting oversight board, and Ruder implored Goldschmid not to oppose the candidate publicly nor to voice grievances about the behind-the-scenes selection process.
July 7, 2009 |
Lori L. Anding drew what she considers the short straw when she and Marlene Gomez were setting up their small business that uses independent linguists to provide translation services. When it came to dividing up responsibilities, Gomez got accounting and production. Anding ended up with sales -- an area she just doesn't like. "I find salespeople very annoying, so I have a huge problem if I am really trying to sell translations," says Anding, 44, co-owner of Axiom Translations in Torrance.