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May 28, 1997 | (Associated Press)
Vermont Teddy Bear Co. is suing Walt Disney Co. for copyright infringement, alleging the entertainment giant purloined its trademark mail-order "Bear-Gram" ideas and logo. Vermont Teddy Bear asked the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., for an injunction to stop Burbank-based Disney from selling its "Pooh-Grams" line of bears and also requested unspecified damages.
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May 17, 2005
* XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. said it had surpassed the 4-million-subscriber mark and was on track to hit its goal of 5.5 million by the end of the year. * Vermont Teddy Bear Co. has agreed to be taken private for $6.50 a share by an investment group led by Mustang Group.
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BUSINESS
May 17, 2005
* XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. said it had surpassed the 4-million-subscriber mark and was on track to hit its goal of 5.5 million by the end of the year. * Vermont Teddy Bear Co. has agreed to be taken private for $6.50 a share by an investment group led by Mustang Group.
BUSINESS
May 28, 1997 | (Associated Press)
Vermont Teddy Bear Co. is suing Walt Disney Co. for copyright infringement, alleging the entertainment giant purloined its trademark mail-order "Bear-Gram" ideas and logo. Vermont Teddy Bear asked the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., for an injunction to stop Burbank-based Disney from selling its "Pooh-Grams" line of bears and also requested unspecified damages.
BUSINESS
August 3, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Times Mirror Co. said Wednesday that Efrem Zimbalist III has been named president and chief executive of Times Mirror Magazines, which publishes leisure-oriented, special-interest magazines. Francis P. Pandolfi, 52, who has served as president and chief executive of the magazine unit, will become its chairman and report to Zimbalist.
BUSINESS
June 9, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Yahoo Inc. said it will buy Viaweb Inc., which makes software for electronic commerce, for about $49.8 million in stock as Yahoo expands its business services. Yahoo, the No. 1 Internet directory, said it will issue about 455,000 shares in exchange for all of closely held Viaweb's shares, options and warrants. It expects to take a charge of about $45 million in its fiscal second quarter for the purchase, to be completed this month.
NATIONAL
February 10, 2005 | From Associated Press
The head of Vermont Teddy Bear Co. resigned from the board of Vermont's largest hospital Wednesday after coming under fire from mental health activists for selling a "Crazy for You" bear in a straitjacket. "The recent controversy surrounding one of my company's teddy bears will detract from my ability to serve effectively, and I cannot allow this to occur," Elisabeth Robert said in a statement issued by the hospital, Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. The $69.
BUSINESS
December 27, 1993 | From Associated Press
From Vermont Teddy Bear Co. to China Tire Holdings Ltd., 1993 has been a blockbuster year for new stock offerings on Wall Street. From Jan. 1 through Nov. 30, the brokerage firm of Lehman Brothers Inc. tallied 622 companies that went public, not counting closed-end mutual funds. That easily broke the previous full-year record of 513 initial public offerings in 1992. Indeed, the $36 billion raised in IPOs so far this year came close to the $40 billion total for the two previous years combined.
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March 30, 1996 | JOHN POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two recent murder cases that stunned this quiet community have prompted a UC Irvine student group and the Brea Police Department to offer teddy bears to gun owners who turn in a weapon today. With this twist on the popular cash-for-guns exchange programs designed to get firearms off the streets, organizers of the program hope to give away 150 bears donated by a toy company. The guns collected will be destroyed.
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November 20, 1998 | BARBARA THOMAS MICHAEL QUINTANILLA..BD: TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Don't kiss me, don't kiss me," my son screams. "Oh, you got makeup in my eye!" This dramatic scene plays itself out every morning I go to work. My lipstick is dark and too smudgy and leaves large brown marks on my children that look like I have been beating them. I once got stopped in a grocery store by some poor woman who almost threw up in relief when I wiped it off the baby's forehead. Long ago, my husband informed me that lipstick on the collar was no longer p.c. at his office.
BUSINESS
November 24, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports and Market Overview
Treasury bond yields fell sharply Tuesday, declining for the first time in six sessions despite a lack of fresh economic news to guide the rally. The yield on the benchmark bond tumbled to 6.31% from 6.38% on Monday. The stock market snapped a four-day losing streak and followed bonds higher. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 3.92 points to 3,674.17. Credit The bond rally was aided by a surprise decision by the Bank of England to lower its minimum interest rate by half a point to 5.5%.
BUSINESS
September 19, 1995 | ROSS SNEYD, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Madness seemingly reigns all around the Vermont Teddy Bear Co.'s new factory. * Visitor parking lots are nearly full by midmorning, crammed with tourists and locals. Inside the funky building that looks part New England barn and part carnival fun house, children and adults await a tour or buy teddy bears, T-shirts or coffee mugs from the factory store.
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