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Special to SunSpotWhen John Thornton came to Baltimore from Oxford, N.C., in 1956 to visit an uncle, he didn't expect to stay. But 47 years later, the retired steelmaker is like many who put down roots here. Shortly after arriving, Thornton found work at a restaurant...
The Wall Street JournalRunning the Loews hotel empire takes a lot of stamina for Chief Executive Jonathan Tisch, especially at meal time. With a travel schedule that keeps him on the road two weeks a month, the 50-year-old New Yorker has lunch at high-profile spots like the...
Sun StaffSimple iron bars that could be used to purchase a human being. Iron shackles clearly designed for a young child's legs. A captain's log that complains of the stifling African heat, but doesn't even mention the cold reality that the ship was dealing in...
Tags: England, History, Consumers, Trips and Vacations, Maryland
The Wall Street JournalTim Walters used to attend six used-car auctions a month to buy vehicles for his employer, the Fagan Chevrolet Cadillac dealership in Janesville, Wis. These days, Walters, the dealer's used-car sales manager, skips most of those events. He still is...
Los Angeles TimesWhen striking dockworkers paralyzed West Coast ports in 1971, President Nixon waited three months to force them back to work. But with cargo ships backed up from San Diego to Seattle, few expect President Bush to take anywhere near that long to step in...
The Associated PressHere are the key players in the Microsoft antitrust case: - Bill Gates, 47, Microsoft Corp.'s chairman. After dropping out of Harvard University, co-founded Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen. Even with the country's technology slump, still America's...
Tags: Antitrust Issues, Iran, Justice System, Dan K. Webb, Georgetown
The Wall Street JournalThe automobile industry's annual year-end tradition, the holiday sales push, is in full swing. But it's shaping up to be a stingier Christmas than usual. Despite rampant discounting throughout the year, the current end-of-year deals aren't as generous as...
Tags: Volvo, Daimler AG, Cadillac, Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz
Sun StaffFor sale: Seventy-year-old manufacturing plant with 50 football fields of floor space on 182 potentially contaminated acres. Only one owner. Comes with easy access to a congested East Coast highway. Zero percent financing unlikely. See your General Motors...
Sun StaffDespite the beating that business-to-business e-commerce companies took last year, Internet markets are expected to quadruple in size by 2002, according to industry analysts. But as the more than 1,000 Internet markets - or digital marketplaces that...
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