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BUSINESS
January 30, 1998 | Dow Jones
Earle M. Jorgensen Holding Co. said it sold its United Kingdom unit, Earle M. Jorgensen Ltd., to Van Leeuwen Pipe & Tube Group in the Netherlands. Terms weren't disclosed. Van Leeuwen distributes steel pipes, fittings, flanges and valves. Earle M. Jorgensen distributes metal.
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BUSINESS
July 15, 2012
About the fund Co-manager: David Nadel The fund: Royce Global Value Fund (RIVFX) Headquarters: New York Assets: About $300 million Top five holdings : Semperit AG Holding (Austria), Jupiter Fund Management (United Kingdom), Santen Pharmaceutical (Japan), Mayr-Melnhof Karton (Austria), Value Partners Group (Hong Kong) Morningstar rating : Three stars Performance: Annualized three-year return of 13%
BUSINESS
May 10, 1989
RJR Nabisco to Sell 5 Units: RJR Nabisco Inc. said it will sell five European snack food businesses to reduce debt accumulated after its recent $24.9-billion leveraged buyout by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. The food and tobacco giant said the businesses--three in the United Kingdom, one in France and one in Italy--had pretax income last year of about $137 million on annual revenue of about $1.2 billion. RJR Nabisco said it will sell the companies separately or as a group.
SCIENCE
January 20, 2014 | By Tony Barboza
China's export industry is responsible for dirty emissions that are blowing across the Pacific Ocean and contributing to smog in the United States, a new scientific study says. About one-fifth of the pollution China spews into the atmosphere comes from producing goods for export to the United States and other countries, according to the paper by a group of scientists that was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . Winds blow pollutants from Chinese power plants and factories across the Pacific in about six days, where they boost levels of smog in the United States.
NEWS
April 8, 2014 | By Michael McGough
In September, inhabitants of Scotland will vote on independence from the United Kingdom. On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II warmly welcomed to Windsor Castle the president of the Republic of Ireland, which declared its full independence from British rule in 1937. The political establishment in Britain (including, it is assumed, the queen) is vehemently opposed to Scottish independence. But it long ago resigned itself to the independence of the Irish Republic. More than that, it has expressed a willingness to have British-ruled Northern Ireland reunite with the rest of the island if that's the preference of a majority of Northern Ireland's population.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1990
I continually read about the indignant taxpayer complaining about his/her tax "dollars" being wasted on "obscene" art. To get a grasp of the global picture look at these figures on per capita government spending on the arts by various nations in 1989: $38.80 in West Germany; $24.91 in Sweden; $19.99 in Norway; $16.51 in the Netherlands; $15.48 in Austria; $12.37 in France; $11.80 in Denmark; $7.74 in the United Kingdom, and 64 cents in...
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