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April 30, 1991 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fortunes of United Television during the past few years have glittered as brightly as a klieg light, although the recession has thrown the dimmer switch in recent months. The Beverly Hills-based television station operator climbed into the No. 2 position on the 1990 Times 100 list. On the previous year's roster, a ranking by average two-year return on equity, United Television ranked fifth.
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April 30, 1991 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fortunes of United Television during the past few years have glittered as brightly as a klieg light, although the recession has thrown the dimmer switch in recent months. The Beverly Hills-based television station operator climbed into the No. 2 position on the 1990 Times 100 list. On the previous year's roster, a ranking by average two-year return on equity, United Television ranked fifth.
BUSINESS
August 18, 1985
United Television Inc., Beverly Hills, named Robert P. Donohue a vice president and general manager of its TV station in San Antonio, Tex.
BUSINESS
April 26, 1994
Companies ranked by profit from continuing operations as a % of sales. Rank. Company: 1993 Return % 1. United Television Inc.: 33.6 2. Magma Power: 31.7 3. Franklin Resources Inc.: 27.8 4. Amgen Inc.: 27.3 5. Imperial Credit Indus.: 27.2 6. Intel Corp.: 26.1 7. Cisco Systems: 26.0 8. Linear Technology Corp.: 25.9 9. Pyxis Corp.: 25.5 10. Mercury General Corp.: 24.1 11. Brooktree Corp.: 23.8 12. Foothill Group: 23.1 13. Argonaut Group Inc.: 20.3 14. ALZA Corp.: 19.5 15. CVB Financial: 18.7 16.
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June 26, 1985 | KATHRYN HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Chris-Craft Industries disclosed Tuesday that it has increased its stake in Warner Communications to 29.4% and moved a step closer to a proxy fight. In documents filed at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Chris-Craft said it is "considering seeking increased representation" on Warner's board, where it currently holds three of 14 seats.
BUSINESS
September 26, 1990 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One minor obstacle to a possible sale of MCA Inc. to Matsushita Electric is the Hollywood studio's ownership of television station WWOR-TV, which covers the huge New York market. Federal regulations prohibit foreign entities from owning more than 20% of a broadcast station.
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May 1, 1990 | LINDA WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1987, Atlantic Richfield Co. briefly landed the lead spot on The Times' top 25 in absolute profits list on a technicality. Its reign at the top, however, was short-lived, as Chevron restated its 1987 earnings after the list was published and retained the lead in 1988. But Los Angeles-based Arco was back on top in 1989, several places ahead of its much larger rival in the oil and gas business because special charges cut Chevron's 1989 earnings by almost 90%.
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