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August 16, 1991 | JANE APPLEGATE
As corporate contractions squeeze more and more people out of work, the search for low-cost, moneymaking ventures has intensified. Luckily, there are all kinds of small business opportunities that require very little money to establish. Some are zany, some more traditional. If you live within 100 miles of a rural area, how about creating a mobile convenience store? Just fill up a van with household goods and a few trendy items.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 4, 2002 | Associated Press
Ford Motor Co. pulled out of Wingcast, its venture with Qualcomm Inc. to produce telematics services in vehicles, the auto maker said. The decision means Wingcast will be dissolved, according to Qualcomm, which owns 15% of the venture. Wingcast's 200 workers will lose their jobs. Changing technology and customer desires were the main drivers behind Ford's decision, the auto maker said. Wingcast was based on cell phone technology.
June 26, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Tyson Foods Inc., the biggest U.S. meat processor, and Syntroleum Corp. formed a joint venture to produce fuel from animal fat and vegetable oil in response to growing demand for energy from renewable sources. The venture's first project will be a $150-million plant that can produce 75 million gallons a year of synthetic fuel for the renewable diesel, jet and military markets, the companies said.
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