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By William Patalon III and William Patalon III,SUN STAFF | January 15, 1999
McCormick & Co. Inc. reported lower-than-expected earnings yesterday for its fourth quarter that ended Nov. 30, though President and Chief Executive Officer Robert J. Lawless vowed that the Sparks-based spice-and-seasonings company would notch earnings growth in the low double digits in 1999.McCormick shares closed yesterday at $30.6875, down $1.5625, after the company said it earned 68 cents per share in the quarter. That was a slight improvement over the 65 cents the firm reported for the corresponding period the year before, but fell short of Wall Street's consensus estimate of 73 cents, according to Zacks Investment Research.
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BUSINESS
By Andrew Pollack and Andrew Pollack,New York Times News Service | December 23, 1990
Philips N.V., a large Dutch electronics company, created a stir in October when it announced that it was developing a digital tape recorder that also will be able to play conventional analog cassettes.The new system, called digital compact cassette, could pose a strong challenge to the digital audio tape recorders that went on sale this year. DAT machines cannot play the analog cassettes that consumers have bought by the millions for use as portable stereos and in home and automobile sound systems.
SPORTS
By Joe Strauss and Robert Little and Joe Strauss and Robert Little,SUN STAFF | February 6, 2001
The Orioles have notified roughly half the stadium's skybox tenants that they will have to pay as much as 32 percent more to retain their perches for the next three seasons. Orioles vice chairman and chief operating officer Joe Foss said the new prices are not uniform but he acknowledged all were "double-digit increases." Foss said the team makes a distinction between ordinary ticket holders, who were promised no price increase this season, and renters of luxury suites, who are guaranteed the same premium location year after year.
SPORTS
By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF | February 10, 1999
There has not been much doubt about Francis Scott Key's season-long stifling defense, and last night the Eagles got a stellar offensive show to go with it. The result was a 66-39 rout of visiting Brunswick in a key Monocacy Valley Athletic League contest.Key (14-4 overall, 12-2 in MVAL) notched its sixth straight triumph, while Brunswick (13-5 overall) slipped to 10-4 in the league as its six-game winning streak came to a halt. This was a measure of revenge for an earlier 63-57 Brunswick victory.
SPORTS
By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF | February 11, 1999
A young St. Frances team previewed its potentially promising future yesterday afternoon, and St. Mary's continued its uncharacteristic downward slide in the Catholic League. The No. 12-ranked Panthers got contributions from everyone, outworking the No. 3 Saints on the boards and answering every challenge in the fourth quarter to take a 70-61 win at Baltimore's College of Notre Dame. Four players -- all underclassmen -- reached double figures for St. Frances, with freshman Kia Coady providing a team-high 18, including eight in the decisivefourth quarter.
SPORTS
By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | August 27, 2004
OAKLAND, Calif. - In 126 games as an Oriole, Miguel Tejada had never looked so deflated. The strains of a 10-game losing streak had stolen his natural exuberance. It was the sixth inning of yesterday's 9-4 loss to the Oakland Athletics at Network Associates Coliseum, and Tejada's former team had just delivered the knockout punch. Clinging to a two-run lead, the A's loaded the bases, capitalizing on a mental mistake by Orioles center fielder Tim Raines that won't appear in the box score.
BUSINESS
By Bloomberg News | November 15, 2006
NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, and Target Corp. reported third-quarter profits yesterday that exceeded analysts' estimates on sales of food and toys, signaling that consumers might favor discount chains and department stores this holiday season. Net income at Wal-Mart rose 11 percent to $2.65 billion, or 63 cents a share. Target, the second-largest U.S. discount chain, said profit climbed 16 percent to $506 million, or 59 cents a share. Retailers rely on discounts to lure shoppers for the holidays, which account for a third of the industry's profits.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | December 4, 2002
DETROIT - General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler unit reported lower November sales yesterday as discounting drew fewer buyers than in November 2001, when sales hit a record. Sales at General Motors, the largest automaker, declined 18 percent, and sales dropped 20 percent at Ford and 12 percent at Chrysler. Ford shares declined 13 percent, the biggest decline in more than a year, after the second-biggest automaker said it will scale back production. Shares of General Motors and DaimlerChrysler also fell.
BUSINESS
By EILEEN AMBROSE and EILEEN AMBROSE,SUN REPORTER | November 12, 2005
The cost of enrolling in Maryland's prepaid college plan will be going up by the smallest amounts in years, largely because of tamer tuition inflation. Open enrollment will begin Monday in the Maryland Prepaid College Trust, a program that allows families to prepay a semester or years of schooling and fees at the state's public schools. The money also can be applied to private and out-of-state schools. Contract prices this enrollment season, which runs through March 24, are going up 3 percent to 5.4 percent, said Joan Marshall, executive director of the College Savings Plans of Maryland.
NEWS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | December 30, 1997
The cost of attending an Orioles game will go up more than 15 percent next year, the second year in a row of double-digit price increases for Baltimore baseball fans.A price list the team released yesterday shows every seat in the house rising by at least $2 a game, and some by $5. The cheapest seat, in the bleachers, will cost $9; the costliest, the "club seats," will go for $35.An average ticket will be more than $18.The team blamed the consecutive-year price increases -- among the steepest in baseball -- on the high costs of doing business, from player salaries to maintaining a network of farm teams.
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