Notable Business Deaths

  • Charles Keating , 90 (1923 - 2014)

     Charles Keating

    BOB CHRISTIE, The Associated PressPHOENIX (AP) — Charles H. Keating Jr., the notorious financier who served prison time and was disgraced for his role in the costliest savings and loan failure of the 1980s, has died. He was 90.A person with direct knowledge of the death confirmed on Tuesday that Keating had died but didn't provide further details. The person wasn't authorized to release the...

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  • Hobart "Hobie" Alter, 80 (1933 - 2014)

    Hobart "Hobie"  Alter

    JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two words — surfboards and Hobie — were all but synonymous in the early 1960s, when teenagers who saw movies such as "Gidget" and "Beach Party" rushed to the shores of Southern California to try a mesmerizing new water sport. The lightweight, maneuverable boards built by a surfer dude known as Hobie carried people into the pastime...

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  • Jim Stowers, Jr., 90 (1924 - 2014)

    Jim Stowers, Jr.

    MARGARET STAFFORD, The Associated PressKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jim Stowers Jr., the billionaire founder of one of the nation's leading investment management firms who gave away most of his fortune to fight disease, has died. He was 90.The Kansas City, Mo., philanthropist, whose tenacity in business was just as fierce as in his fight for stem-cell research, died Monday after a period of...

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  • Bob Crow, 52 (1961 - 2014)

    Bob Crow

    The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — British transit union leader Bob Crow — a hero to many of his members but a scourge to London commuters — has died at the age of 52.The Rail, Maritime and Transport Union said Crow, its general secretary since 2002, died early Tuesday. It did not disclose the cause.One of the few British union leaders to be a household name and recognizable face, Crow led...

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  • Richard Cabela, 78 (1936 - 2014)

    Richard Cabela

    JOSH FUNK, The Associated PressOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Richard Cabela, a co-founder of outdoor outfitter Cabela's, died Monday. He was 77.Cabela, who went by Dick, died at his home in Sidney, where the company is based, said spokesman Joe Arterburn.The company that sells outdoor gear and sporting goods got its start humbly in 1961 when Cabela bought $45 of fishing flies in Chicago. When the flies...

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