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This has been the summer of raging uncertainty in corporate America. The second-quarter earnings season, which began two weeks ago, has seen positive and negative extremes. But the earnings reports and the company comments that accompanied them have given Wall Street little direction on where the economy and the stock market are heading. "My crystal ball is still fuzzy," said Charles L. Hill, director of research at Thomson First Call. "I thought we would get more clarification on the outlook for the third and fourth quarters, but for every positive we get a negative."
By Don Markus | September 7, 1991
To the rest of the country, Jim McKay is the man who held overnight vigil in an ABC broadcast booth during the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics and the man who has traveled the wide world of sports for the past thirtysomething years.But to Maryland, and its horse racing community, Jim McKay is the man who brought a number of previously warring factions together for an event that in its first five years has made an impact both locally and nationally. In many ways, Jim McKay is the Maryland Million.
Dan Rodricks | July 14, 2012
On one side of the Baltimore metropolitan area, the southeastern side, we have 10 corporate executives picking over the bones of a bankrupt steel mill while asking for $20 million in pallbearer bonuses. Across the map, on the northwestern side of Baltimore County, we have politicians, developers and lawyers planning what continues to pass for economic development: more places for people to spend their diminishing disposable dollars. And in the middle, we have educators announcing the results of their work with children who will inherit a world transformed.
By Amy Cortese and Amy Cortese,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 7, 2002
While politicians and even chief executives make righteous speeches and advocate tougher penalties for corporate misdeeds, Sister Patricia Daly is smiling. For three decades, she has been quietly forcing changes her own way. Or perhaps not so quietly. Daly, 45, a Dominican nun and member of the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, leads its efforts to make corporations more liable financially for damage to the environment and climate changes from global warming. Operating frequently from the group's headquarters on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, in a square building known as "the God Box," Daly spends her days meeting with corporate executives, drafting shareholder resolutions and trying to put pressure on large corporations such as Exxon Mobil and General Electric.
By Bill Atkinson and Bill Atkinson,SUN STAFF | October 6, 1999
The mantra in corporate America seems to be "the bigger, the better."But better for whom?Over the past two years, the corporate world has been blitzed by giant mergers in the automobile, oil, banking and telecommunications industries. The deals have fueled a debate among economists and academics over whether mega-mergers can work and whether they are good for shareholders or employees -- or the country.Yesterday, MCI WorldCom Inc., the nation's second largest long-distance telephone company, announced an agreement to buy Sprint Corp.
By Michael Oneal and Steve Mills, Chicago Tribune reporters | January 14, 2013
When Bank of America credit officer Dan Petrik and his team sat down in early 2007 to analyze Sam Zell's plan to take control of Tribune Co., their numbers showed that the complex deal failed to meet five of the bank's 10 lending guidelines. There was too much borrowed money, too little collateral and the overall risk rating that BofA assigned to the transaction was below what the bank liked to see, according to its preliminary analysis. Petrik had never worked on a deal so weighed down by debt.
By PETER H. LEWIS | April 26, 1993
Corporate executives appear to be more knowledgeable about computer technology than ever, but they have also become more demanding and less forgiving, a survey has found.They believe information technologies are the key to competitive advantage. But they also say they have not got their money's worth.The survey, conducted by the computer industry newspaper Computerworld and Andersen Consulting, also found that 81 percent of top executives are using computers in their daily jobs, nearly double the percentage reported when the survey was first taken four years ago.More than 200 chief executives, chief operating officers and chief financial officers, representing a range of businesses, participated in the study, the results of which were published in Computerworld last week.
As companies continue to drop pensions that have afforded generations of workers a comfortable retirement, a chorus of financial experts warns that workers must learn to save for themselves. But as with admonitions to exercise more and eat less, many workers aren't heeding the advice. One recent survey revealed that one-fifth of Americans think their best shot at amassing several hundred thousand dollars is to win the lottery. And that's far short of the $1 million that some financial planners say baby boomers will need.
By Carl T. Rowan | January 14, 1997
WASHINGTON -- I tip my cap today to Peter I. Bijur, the chairman of Texaco Inc., for the straightforward way in which he is extricating that company from what could have become a social-legal disaster.Texaco has been the symbol of racial bigotry in corporate America ever since it was revealed that some of its executives sat in corporate offices denigrating blacks and other minorities and plotting how to destroy company documents that might enable black employees to win a lawsuit in which they accused Texaco of egregious discrimination.
September 6, 2012
The BWI Business Partnership will host its September Signature breakfast, Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m., at Four Points by Sheraton BWI Airport, 1001 Scott Drive, in Linthicum. Calvin Butler, senior vice president for corporate affairs for Exelon Corporation, with be the featured speaker. Exelon is the parent company of BGE, ComEd in Chicago, PECO in Philadelphia and Exelon Generation. Butler has been the face of Exelon in Maryland since the energy giant purchase Constellation Energy in March and is charged with raising business support for the company.
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