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September 3, 1999 | Leslie Earnest
Stater Bros. Inc. said Thursday that all of the recently purchased Albertson's and Lucky stores have now been reopened as Stater Bros. supermarkets. The openings nearly double the Colton-based chain's stores in Orange County. Stater Bros. snapped up 14 Albertson's and Lucky stores in the county when Albertson's Inc. unloaded the stores to gain regulatory approval to buy Lucky's parent, American Stores Co., in a $9.8-billion deal. In all, Stater Bros.
February 2, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
Cinemark Holdings Inc., which owns 392 cinemas in the U.S. and Latin America, filed to sell shares in an initial public offering valued at about $400 million and use the proceeds to pay back debt. The Plano, Texas, company plans to apply to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CNK. The company was created in October when Cinemark Inc. bought Century Theatres Inc. of San Rafael, Calif., for about $681 million and assumed about $360 million in debt.
December 11, 1997 | Reuters
Barbie, who made news last month when Mattel Inc. announced plans to give the doll a more youthful face and a body make-over, is going brunet for the holidays. Barbie has been a brunet before, but this is the first time the 10-year-old Happy Holidays Barbie line will have darker hair. The company said collectors have embraced the holiday doll, pushing up prices for the 1988 version to as much as $795, up from its original price tag of $24.99.
January 1, 1988
Robert N. Miller, 59, president of Getty Oil Co. until 1984 when Texaco Inc. took over the company. An engineer with Getty since 1950, Miller left the company to join Skelly Oil Co. in Tulsa but rejoined his old Los Angeles-based employer when it absorbed the Oklahoma firm in 1977. After his retirement he moved to Texas and established his own businesses. In Bastrop, Tex., on Wednesday after what was described only as a "short illness."
December 1, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Time-Warner Stockholders' Lawsuit Revived: A federal appeals court in New York reinstated a shareholder lawsuit over Time Warner Inc.'s method of reducing the $10-billion debt it assumed when Time Inc. and Warner Communications Inc. merged in 1989. A lower court had dismissed the suit as baseless in June, 1992.
February 9, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The jockeying to bring the most popular names from TV and the Web to cellphones produced another exclusive deal Thursday with Verizon Wireless nabbing a multiyear agreement to offer ESPN's flashy feed of sports scores, newscasts and video highlights on the tiny screen. The plan to revive Mobile ESPN -- initially born as a full-blown cellphone company that would compete with big players such as Verizon before Burbank-based Walt Disney Co.
August 13, 1999 | Leslie Earnest
Stater Bros. Inc., which is nearly doubling its presence in Orange County by acquiring 14 Albertson's and Lucky supermarkets, will reopen three of them Saturday. They will be the first to reopen in Orange County under the Stater Bros. name since the Colton-based chain announced the deal in June. The stores were put on the block when Albertson's Inc. sought to gain regulatory approval to acquire Lucky's parent, American Stores Co., in a $9.8-billion deal.
March 14, 2005 | James Bates, Times Staff Writer
During just the last year, Michael Eisner has weathered several storms, any one of which could have sunk a less seasoned, or stubborn, executive. In March 2004, after Walt Disney Co. shareholders blistered him with a 45% vote of no confidence, he was removed as chairman of the board. Late last year, his judgment was repeatedly questioned during testimony at a trial about his ill-fated hiring of his former friend Michael Ovitz.
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