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  • Communications Satellite Corp. - Lehman Brothers Collection
    development of a global satellite communications system the acquisition and maintenance of ground stations around the world and the development of new satellite technologies The headquarters of the corporation are in Washington D C COMSAT was created pursuant of national policy but was not an agency or establishment of the U S government the corporation was financed through public stock issue A board of directors elected by the company s shareholders and the president of the United States governs COMSAT Half of the company s shares are owned by major communications companies such as AT T ITT and Western Union and the public holds the rest COMSAT emerged amidst a public controversy staged in a series of congressional hearings from 1961 62 The central issue was whether control over satellite communications in the United States should be in the public or private domain Public advocates formed an alliance against the privatization of COMSAT concerned that privatization would strengthen the private sector s control over public airwaves the advocates called for further public participation in the hearings and for government ownership of satellite communications Another alliance formed on the other side led by major communications companies such as RCA and AT T proposed a bill that would be in favor of privatization stating that this industry offered many new business opportunities that would benefit the private sector Pressure from both sides culminated in the creation of a government corporation designed to operate as a private business and yet act in the public interest Throughout its history the often contradictory interests of private enterprise and the public good have challenged COMSAT historically the organization has favored the business side In 1964 COMSAT representatives participated in international negotiations that led to the creation of Intelsat the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization Intelsat is a

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  • Compania Fundidora de Fierro y Acero de Monterrey, S. A. - Lehman Brothers Collection
    Twentieth Century Business Archives Home About This Collection Using the Business Records Using the Deal Books Chronology Company Industry Glossary History of Lehman Brothers Compania Fundidora de Fierro y Acero de Monterrey S A Lehman Brothers Collection Compania Fundidora de Fierro y Acero de Monterrey S A List of Deals 1966 1966 financing 750 000 capital shares subscription offer to shareholders U S 6 000 000 7 convertible debentures due

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  • Connecticut Light and Power Co. - Lehman Brothers Collection
    in 1905 Rocky River Power was inactive until 1917 when it secured financial backing from the United Gas and Improvement Company UGI At that time UGI bought the Housatonic Power Company After this purchase Rocky River Power bought all franchises leases and properties of the Housatonic Power Company the United Electric Light and Water Company and the Seymour Electric Light Company The same year the company changed its name to Connecticut Light and Power CL P By 1918 CL P was the second largest utility in Connecticut The company began to expand and built a new steam plant as well as a dam and hydroelectric plant By 1927 the company was the leading utility in the State with 8 3 million in operating revenues CL P created a holding company Connecticut Electric Service Company in 1925 to handle the retail aspects of the business CL P built the nation s first large scale pumped storage hydroelectric plant in 1929 The company continued to grow and thrive through the following decades In 1941 UGI was forced to divest itself of its holdings outside of Pennsylvania at that time CL P became an independent company The company became the first utility to

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  • Consolidated Foods Corp. - Lehman Brothers Collection
    wholesaler Nathan Cumming bought the company in 1939 Cummings then purchased several grocery firms such as Sprague Warner Company a distributor of canned and packaged foods In 1945 the company s name was changed to Consolidated Grocers Consolidated Grocers went public in 1946 By 1970 Cummings had supervised the purchase of over ninety companies most family owned businesses who consented to mergers In 1951 Consolidated Grocers consisted of over a dozen companies The company s sales were over 200 million by 1953 Consolidated Grocers name was changed to Consolidated Foods Corporation CFC in 1954 In 1956 CFC bought the Kitchens of Sara Lee a Chicago bakery founded by Charles Lubin in 1951 Sara Lee cheesecake named after his daughter had become the bakery s most popular product Not long after the Sara Lee purchase CFC bought thirty four Piggly Wiggly supermarkets and the Omaha Cold Store Company CFC continued a rapid acquisition pace into the 1960s purchasing Shasta beverages Eagle Supermarkets L H Parke Company Michigan Fruit Canners Monarch Food Ltd and Jonker Fris The company went international in 1960 when it bought a controlling interest in a Venzuelan vinegar company By 1965 the principal segments of its business were

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  • Consolidated Publishers, Inc. - Lehman Brothers Collection
    This Collection Using the Business Records Using the Deal Books Chronology Company Industry Glossary History of Lehman Brothers Consolidated Publishers Inc Lehman Brothers Collection Consolidated Publishers Inc List of Deals 1926 issue of 4 300 000 10 year collateral trust

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  • Consolidated Retail Stores, Inc. - Lehman Brothers Collection
    About This Collection Using the Business Records Using the Deal Books Chronology Company Industry Glossary History of Lehman Brothers Consolidated Retail Stores Inc Lehman Brothers Collection Consolidated Retail Stores Inc List of Deals 1926 organization and sale of preferred stock

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  • Consumers Power Co. - Lehman Brothers Collection
    Company created the largest utility company in Michigan and formed the basis for what was to become for a brief period one of the most important utility conglomerates in the United States At the time of the formation of Consumers Power Michigan politicians extended the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission over electric rates and utilities securities To bypass the commission s control the founders incorporated Consumers Power as a holding company in Maine Consumers Power was to have control over Foote s old operating company Commonwealth Power as well as the other Michigan utilities held by Foote or Hodenpyl Walbridge The company was in turn controlled by a super holding company Commonwealth Power Railway and Light Company which also controlled a variety of utility and electric railway companies in other states The post World War I years were hard for the company The war had drained capital needed for the construction of large hydro dams and electric railway lines The increasing popularity of automobiles resulted in a serious decline in the electric railway business Consumers Power had relied on the electric railway for the bulk of its electric power sales The company s actions at this time served to secure its future in the power industry Consumers Power began to offer preferred shares to all of its customers thus began the tradition of broad public ownership of utility stocks As a means of increasing customer demand for electricity the company also began to market products that could be electric powered Consumers Power sent out traveling salesmen and staged theatrical demonstrations of electric appliances and gadgets Such tactics were successful and the company s net income grew from 4 2 million in 1922 to 14 3 million in 1929 The Public Utility Act of 1935 prompted a major change for Consumers

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  • Continental Air Lines, Inc. - Lehman Brothers Collection
    40 percent of the airline and changed its name to Continental Airlines Continental s original network covered a circuit between Denver and El Paso the company worked to grow through the addition of other routes In 1951 the company spent 7 6 million to update its fleet to larger aircrafts This sum was equal to the company s profit that year Continental merged with Pioneer Airlines in 1953 by doing so the company added routes to sixteen cities in Texas and New Mexico To compete on cross country routes the company added jets to its fleet in the late 1950s Continental developed a maintenance system for its Boeing 707 fleet that enabled the planes to fly fifteen hours a day seven days a week the longest operating time for jets in the industry In 1961 Robert Six and Ted Baker of National Airlines announced a merger of their two companies the merger was cancelled shortly thereafter as Baker had secretly negotiated the sale of National to Frontier Airlines Continental suffered its first crash in 1962 when a bomb exploded on the plane In 1963 the company moved its headquarters from Denver to Los Angeles The company formed Air Micronesia in

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