Stories for September 2004
Monday, September 27
It could be on again. Broadcom Corp.'s stop-and-start search for a permanent chief executive to replace Alan "Lanny" Ross might be picking up steam, according to sources close to the company.
The battle over 17200 reform is heating up. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger earlier this month endorsed a 17200 reform initiative set for the November ballot.
VIEWPOINT by James McDonald, partner and manager of the Irvine office of law firm Fisher & Phillips.
The Business Journal's List of O.C.'s top Multimedia Production Companies
Employers face another round of higher healthcare premiums in 2005, their seventh straight year of escalating costs.
Monday, September 20
What happened to California's budget crisis? In the past month, two Wall Street ratings agencies have given thumbs up to the state, raising its credit ratings from near-junk status.
ELECTION WATCH - The healthcare industry, roiled by a presidential election a decade ago, isn't likely to see the same fate this time around.
ELECTION WATCH - As always, bond fund manager Pacific Investment Management Co. in Newport Beach will be watching the November presidential election with interest.
VIEWPOINT by Thomas Moebus, previous vice chancellor for university advancement at the University of California, Irvine, and current executive chairman of OCTANe.
ELECTION WATCH - The contentious rift that's divided former allies on Irvine's City Council is the hottest political story in Orange County.
Manufacturing and Warehouse Market Poised for More Gains
Monday, September 13
The Business Journal's List of O.C.'s top Telecommunications Companies
Airline security has been part of the federal government's war against terrorism since the 2001 attacks.
Irvine's Alvarado, Smith & Sanchez has combined with Miami-based Adorno & Yoss, which bills itself as the nation's largest minority-owned law firm.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is showing few of his Republican stripes in overhauling the California Air Resources Board, one of the state's most powerful environmental bodies.
Monday, September 6
VIEWPOINT by Rob Cohen, car salesman-turned-lawyer and managing partner of Auto Advisory Services in Tustin.
When state legislators forged a compromise fix to the notorious "sue your boss" law, the results showed the new reality for business: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger can help, but he only can go so far.
California Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi, a Democrat, calls Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's July appointments of three businesspeople to the State Compensation Insurance Fund "good news."
Shareholders of Irvine-based New Century Financial Corp., one of the nation's largest and most profitable subprime mortgage lenders, are set to vote next week on transforming the company into a real estate investment trust.
Companies nearing the end of their first full year of meeting a key Sarbanes-Oxley provision share a similar conclusion: The cost of complying is far more than expected.