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Walter Scott Jr., Business Partner of Warren Buffett, Dies at Age 90
The longtime CEO of what is now Kiewit Corp., a builder of projects including highways and tunnels, also dedicated himself to philanthropy, focusing much of his giving on his hometown of Omaha, Neb.
James R. HagertySeptember 27, 2021
Casino Pioneer Started in Garage
Fred Dakota expanded Native Americans’ authority to operate and regulate their own businesses when he opened a casino in a two-car garage on a Michigan reservation in 1983. He has died at age 84.
Bob TitaSeptember 24, 2021
M&A Banker Found Promise in Nascent Biotechnology Companies
Fred Frank, who crafted Roche’s landmark deal with Genentech, had a knack for spotting promising new science like gene therapy early.
Cara LombardoSeptember 24, 2021
Melvin Van Peebles, Filmmaker, Playwright and Options Trader, Dies at 89
While Van Peebles was known for the film “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song,” and other films and plays, he also worked as an options trader and wrote a book on the subject.
Allison PrangSeptember 23, 2021
Cancer Ordeal Inspired a Pharmaceutical Career
Gisela M. Schwab, trained in medicine in her native Germany, emigrated to the U.S. and rose to chief medical officer at Exelixis, a California-based developer of cancer drugs. She has died at age 65.
James R. HagertySeptember 22, 2021
Algerian Ex-Leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika Dies at 84
Abdelaziz Bouteflika, a fixture of Algerian politics for decades whose ghostly hold on the presidency despite debilitating ill health triggered protests, has died at the age of 84.
David Gauthier-Villars and Jared MalsinSeptember 17, 2021
Toy Inventor Made His Name With The Game of Life
Reuben Klamer, who has died at age 99, also created a version of the hula hoop, Tupperware Busy Blocks and a cotton-candy maker.
James R. HagertySeptember 17, 2021
Money Manager Fell From First Row at the Met to a Prison Cell at Fort Dix
Alberto Vilar, who has died at age 80, made huge pledges to support opera houses but then was accused of misusing clients’ funds.
James R. HagertySeptember 17, 2021
CEO’s Retirement Plan Included Tending Babies in Intensive Care
Cornell Maier, who has died at age 96, chose hands-on volunteer work at a hospital and a school after heading Kaiser Aluminum.
James R. HagertySeptember 16, 2021
Comedian Norm Macdonald Dies of Cancer at 61
The former “Saturday Night Live” performer anchored the show’s Weekend Update segment.
Allison PrangSeptember 14, 2021
Abimael Guzmán, Leader of Ruthless Peruvian Insurgency, Dies at 86
Abimael Guzmán, who turned Peru into one of the world’s most brutal Cold War battlegrounds as the messianic leader of a ruthless communist insurgency in the 1980s and early 1990s, has died.
Ryan DubeSeptember 11, 2021
German Immigrant Managed Marlboro Cash Flow
Hans Storr, who has died at age 89, rose to chief financial officer at cigarette maker Philip Morris and lined up financing for major acquisitions.
James R. HagertySeptember 10, 2021
Rehab Hospital CEO Blended Research Into Therapy
Joanne C. Smith, who has died at age 60, led an innovative institution in Chicago that attracts patients from around the world.
James R. HagertySeptember 10, 2021
Robert L. James Extended McCann’s Global Reach
Ad agency CEO, who has died at age 84, raced sailboats and established a prize for scientists.
James R. HagertySeptember 9, 2021
Actor Michael K. Williams, Who Played Omar on ‘The Wire,’ Dead at 54
His death was being investigated as a possible drug overdose, the NYPD says.
Associated PressSeptember 6, 2021
Willard Scott, Former Weatherman on NBC’s ‘Today’ Show, Dies at Age 87
Willard Scott charmed viewers of NBC’s ‘Today’ show for decades with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality.
Associated PressSeptember 4, 2021
Inventor Found a Way to Keep Trouser Creases Sharp
The trouser press invented by Peter Corby became a fixture in many hotels and was exported around the world. He died Aug. 5 at the age of 97.
James R. HagertySeptember 3, 2021
Entrepreneur Used ‘Peace Dress’ Profits to Fund Political Causes
Alvin Duskin, who has died at age 90, crusaded against skyscrapers and supported alternative energy sources.
James R. HagertySeptember 3, 2021
Inventor Sold Whiskey-Flavored Toothpaste, Talking Toilets
Donald B. Poynter, who died of cancer Aug. 13 at the age of 96, spent four decades dreaming up gimmicks and gizmos for sale at toy stores and gift shops across the U.S.
James R. HagertySeptember 1, 2021
Actor Ed Asner, TV’s Blustery Lou Grant, Dies at 91
He became a star in middle age as the gruff newsman in the comedy “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” and later in the drama “Lou Grant.”
Associated PressAugust 29, 2021
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