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April 30, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Britain's United News & Media agreed to buy CMP Media Inc., the publisher of InformationWeek and Computer Reseller, for $920 million to grab a bigger piece of the fast-growing U.S. technology publications market. United would pay $39 a share in cash for CMP, a 15% premium to CMP's closing price Wednesday. It said it plans to boost spending to develop its Internet business by selling shares in a company it would form with its own units and pieces of CMP.
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December 5, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
United News & Media said it will invest $30 million in Creative Planet Inc., a closely held U.S. company that provides information and services to the film and television industries through a Web site. The owner of PR Newswire will also get the exclusive sales and marketing rights for Creative Planet's products and services in Britain and Ireland, the company said in a statement released on the U.K.'s Regulatory News Service.
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December 5, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
United News & Media said it will invest $30 million in Creative Planet Inc., a closely held U.S. company that provides information and services to the film and television industries through a Web site. The owner of PR Newswire will also get the exclusive sales and marketing rights for Creative Planet's products and services in Britain and Ireland, the company said in a statement released on the U.K.'s Regulatory News Service.
BUSINESS
April 30, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Britain's United News & Media agreed to buy CMP Media Inc., the publisher of InformationWeek and Computer Reseller, for $920 million to grab a bigger piece of the fast-growing U.S. technology publications market. United would pay $39 a share in cash for CMP, a 15% premium to CMP's closing price Wednesday. It said it plans to boost spending to develop its Internet business by selling shares in a company it would form with its own units and pieces of CMP.
BUSINESS
March 20, 1999
* Britain's United News & Media said its global business information group, Miller Freeman, has bought Irvine-based Continuing Medical Education Inc. for $111 million. CMEI is the largest for-profit provider of continuing medical education resources for doctors in the United States. United, a major player in British TV and tabloids, said the acquisition will enhance Miller's presence in the growing U.S. health-care education market.
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November 27, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
Carlton Communications and United News & Media said that they plan to merge in a $6.5-billion deal that would create Britain's biggest commercial television company and a force to compete internationally in a rapidly consolidating media market. The merger also would increase competition in Britain for Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV giant BSkyB in the fight for rights to key sports events and viewers in a market where the number of channels is multiplying.
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March 20, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
British media company United News & Media, moving to expand into the health care information market, said Friday that it acquired Irvine-based Continuing Medical Education Inc. for $111 million in cash. Closely held Continuing Medical, which publishes Psychiatric Times and organizes more than 160 medical conferences and seminars a year, will become a subsidiary of United News' Miller Freeman unit, the world's largest trade show producer.
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September 3, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
New York state for the first time sued a Wall Street firm for sex bias, alleging brokerage Garban subjected women to harassment ranging from ridiculing an employee who suffered a miscarriage to allowing strippers to perform sex acts on the trading floor. New York Atty. Gen. Dennis Vacco, who announced the filing of the suit on Wednesday, said United News & Media of Britain, which owns Garban, was also named as a defendant. He also said his office is investigating two other Wall Street firms.
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April 17, 1997 | LOUISE McELVOGUE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Warner Bros. Television International President Jeffrey Schlesinger checked into London's Metropole Hotel two weeks ago, he expected to spend a day in the city before visiting Italy and continuing on to the large international television market held in this French resort each April. The Metropole Hotel, however, became the Warner Bros.
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March 31, 1998 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bugs Bunny will be center stage when South Africans get their first glimpse of private television this fall, an event some predict will revolutionize broadcasting here almost as much as the grudging introduction of television itself 22 years ago. Broadcasting authorities announced Monday that Midi Television--a South African consortium owned in part by Burbank-based Warner Bros.--won the country's first license to operate a private television station that will be available free with an antenna.
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March 29, 2003 | Roberto Lovato, Roberto Lovato is a Los Angeles-based writer of Central American descent. E-mail: Robvato63@yahoo.com.
Marine Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez became one of the most famous Central Americans to die in war since the 1980 murder of Archbishop Oscar Romero at the outset of El Salvador's civil war. As one who knows individuals whose lives were transformed by working with Romero, I can see how the sacrifice of the 22-year-old Guatemala-born Marine is changing the story of Central American immigrants.
BUSINESS
June 19, 1998 | CLAUDIA ELLER and SALLIE HOFMEISTER
Herbert J. Allen Jr.'s male-dominated annual power powwow in Sun Valley, Idaho, is breaking with tradition. Not only are there more female executives on the corporate guest list this year than usual--a whopping six out of 104 or so--there will be a first-ever panel discussion led by and about women and business.
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