WSJ section 04 (26 cases)

wsj_0408 (line 5, ant vp):
Warner and Mr. Azoff declined comment, as did MCA, where Mr. Azoff had also been discussing such a venture.

wsj_0408 (line 10, ant vp):
Although Mr. Azoff won't produce films at first, it is possible that he could do so later, the sources said.

wsj_0413 (line 74, ant vp):
I attend, and so does a television crew from New York City.

wsj_0415 (line 22, ant vped):
The dollar, the best indicator of the country's mood, has skyrocketed on the parallel market, as has gold.

wsj_0415 (line 31, ant vp):
If Brazil devises an economic strategy allowing it to resume growth and service debt, this could lead it to open up and deregulate its sheltered economy, analysts say, just as Argentinian President Carlos Saul Menem has been doing even though he was elected on a populist platform.

wsj_0423 (line 11, ant vp):
Dark hints would be raised that parts of the administration hope Mr. Gorbachev would fail, just as they were when Vice President Quayle voiced similar sentiments.

wsj_0423 (line 13, ant vp):
It's somehow OK for Secretary Baker himself, however, to say all the same things.
In fact, he did; the quotes above are from Mr. Baker's speech of two weeks ago.

wsj_0433 (line 5, ant tv):
Do you think the British know something that we don't?

wsj_0437 (line 26, ant vped):
According to Fred Demler, metals economist for Drexel Burnham Lambert, New York, "Highland Valley has already started operating and Cananea is expected to do so soon."

wsj_0439 (line 23, ant ap):
All independent media activity is now illegal, which perhaps is not surprising, but so is the manufacture of perfume, cosmetics, household chemicals and sand candles.

wsj_0439 (line 46, ant vp):
The closeness of Soviet perestroika to the fascist social blueprint of Mussolini was evident when Mr. Gorbachev presented his economic vision to the Soviet Congress.
In doing so, he neither rejected a socialist planned economy nor embraced the free market.

wsj_0439 (line 49, ant pp):
Mr. Gorbachev is in a much stronger position to pursue the corporatist ideal than was Mussolini, who was never able to influence business giants such as Pirelli and Fiat.

wsj_0445 (line 74, ant vp):
But early on, IBM offered its basic design to anybody wanting to copy it.
Dozens of small companies did, swiftly establishing a standard operating system.

wsj_0445 (line 90, ant vp):
In Japan, "software is four to five years behind the U.S. because hardware is four to five years behind, because NEC is enjoying a monopoly," complains Kazuhiko Nishi, the president of Ascii Corp., one of Japan's leading PC-magazine publishing and software companies. "There are no price wars, no competition." An NEC spokeswoman responds that prices are higher in Japan because customers put a greater emphasis on quality and service than they do in the U.S.

wsj_0445 (line 98, ant tv):
Toyota Motor Corp. 's sales offices in Japan have one-tenth the computers per employee that its own U.S. offices do; over the next five years, it is aiming for rough parity.

wsj_0445 (line 128, ant vp):
IBM, though long a leader in the Japanese mainframe business, didn't introduce its first PC in Japan until five years after NEC did, and that wasn't compatible even with the U.S. IBM standard.

wsj_0449 (line 47, ant vpng):
Supporters of index arbitrage haven't been publicly sticking up for the trading strategy, as some did during the post-crash outcry of 1987.

wsj_0453 (line 7, ant tv):
Please contribute what you can," the ad said.

wsj_0453 (line 46, ant vpng):
And New York Life made a plea for Red Cross donations in newspaper ads in the San Francisco area, latching onto the coattails of the Red Cross's impeccable reputation: "The Red Cross has been helping people for 125 years.
New York Life has been doing the same for over 140 years."

wsj_0475 (line 28, ant vp):
Yesterday, Joel Zweibel, an attorney for Eastern's creditors committee, declined to comment on whether the experts had ever been instructed to look at other choices and whether they now were asked not to.

wsj_0485 (line 25, ant ap):
"One thing that is a little unnerving is that you had three old men on the court of appeals in California coming up with a statement that Nancy Sinatra is not distinctive but that Bette Midler is.

wsj_0409 (line 29, ant vp):
But even that group knows some people don't use their machines as much as they should. "The first excuse is they don't have enough time," says research director Thomas Doyle. "The second is they don't have enough discipline." With more than 15 million exercise bikes sold in the past five years, he adds, "a lot of garages, basements and attics must be populated with them."

wsj_0445 (line 34, ant vp):
Moreover, Japanese offices tend to use computers less efficiently than American offices do.

wsj_0449 (line 29, ant ap):
Last Thursday, PaineWebber Group Inc. also said it would cease index arbitrage altogether, but the firm wasn't as big an index arbitrager as Merrill is.

wsj_0456 (line 25, ant vp):
He did not go as far as he could have in tax reductions; indeed he combined them with increases in indirect taxes.

wsj_0488 (line 41, ant vp):
"There is no question that the situation is bad, but we may be painting a gloomier picture than we should," he said.