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BUSINESS
April 27, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Xerox Corp. said it formed an Internet-based joint venture with Microsoft Corp. The companies, which will unveil the venture today, didn't provide details, except to say Xerox Chief Executive Rick Thoman and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will hold a news conference at 9:30 a.m. Pacific time at Xerox's research center in Palo Alto. Analysts speculated that Xerox will join with the world's largest software company to offer software that protects intellectual content downloaded from the Internet.
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BUSINESS
November 5, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
U.S. venture capital firms collected $1.7 billion for 33 new funds in the third quarter, a 76% plunge from a year earlier, according to a survey by an industry trade group. Five funds accounted for almost two-thirds of the total collected, reflecting the tough times smaller funds are having attracting investors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
City Hall plans to go online. In the coming fiscal year, officials hope to launch a World Wide Web page featuring information about the city's demographics, mission statement, history, location, geography, weather, City Council members and department heads. Updates, about every other week, would give computer users access to information about street closures, community and cultural events, upcoming projects, City Council and commission agendas and relevant phone numbers.
BUSINESS
February 5, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. plans to form a venture with former J.P. Morgan & Co. executives Roberto Mendoza and Peter Hancock that will help companies, government agencies and individuals use derivatives. The venture will be formed through Berkshire Hathaway's reinsurance unit, General Re Corp. A partnership led by Mendoza and Hancock will buy a majority interest in General Re Securities Holdings, a unit of General Re. Mendoza left J.P.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 1996 | MARK SWED, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
Luciano Berio, the Italian composer, has a postmodern phrase to describe the compulsion artists often have, and composers especially, to revisit the past, to reinterpret other works and eras in their own voice. He calls it remembering the future, and that is what the Los Angeles Philharmonic is doing this week in a program that is about as close as our unsentimental orchestra is likely to come to holiday fare. The program surrounds Mozart's radiant and playful Piano Concerto No.
OPINION
August 4, 2003
Trucks roam Tokyo daily with loudspeakers blaring the need for Japan to rearm, even to develop nuclear weapons. The extremists' message sends shudders through the victims of Japan's World War II depredations and has made it too easy for the nation to duck the greater role it should play in world affairs.
SPORTS
October 2, 2006 | Helene Elliott
Every now and then the shrieks from the stands hit a familiar note, ascending to an impossibly high pitch and excruciatingly piercing tone. For the U.S. women's soccer team, relentlessly adoring shouts from its legions of young fans used to be as much a part of every game as the national anthem.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 1996 | SCOTT COLLINS
If you must attend "Orchards" at the Raven Playhouse--and it's not advised--you may want to pack a sleeping bag and emergency provisions. With intermission, the show runs almost 3 1/2 hours, which, given the quality of the production, seems like eternity and a half. This misbegotten anthology offers seven major playwrights--David Mamet, Spalding Gray, John Guare, Samm-Art Williams, Maria Irene Fornes, Wendy Wasserstein and Michael Weller--adapting short stories by Russian master Anton Chekhov.
BUSINESS
September 9, 2005 | From Reuters and Bloomberg News
Calpine Corp. said Thursday that it had set up an energy marketing and trading venture with investment firm Bear Stearns Cos., a key part of the independent power producer's plan to slash debt and strengthen its operations. CalBear Energy, based in Houston, will use capital from Bear Stearns and about 200 Calpine traders, the companies said. Bear Stearns, which will provide about 15 executives and risk managers, didn't say how much it would invest.
BUSINESS
September 20, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Thousand Oaks-based Homestore.com Inc., which controls more than 90% of home-sale listings on the Internet, said it formed a joint-venture Web site, called IMove.com, with five moving companies to allow consumers to arrange moving services online. Its partners are Allied Van Lines, Bekins Van Lines, Mayflower Transit, North American Van Lines and United Van Lines. Homestore.com shares rose $1.19 to close at $50.19 on Nasdaq.
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