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Isidoro Alvarez (2014)
The Associated PressMADRID (AP) — Isidoro Alvarez, the head of Spain's El Corte Ingles department store chain who turned the company into an international business with an annual turnover of around 14 billion euros ($18 billion), has died. He was 79.Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos expressed his regret at Alvarez's death in Madrid on Sunday, describing him in a statement as "one of our...
Emilio Botin, 79 (1934 - 2014)
CRISTINA FUENTES-CANTILLANA, The Associated PressMADRID (AP) — Spanish banking magnate Emilio Botin, who built the country's Banco Santander into a global financial giant and was widely seen as the nation's most influential business leader, has died of a heart attack, the company said Wednesday. He was 79.Banco Santander's board of directors unanimously agreed to appoint Botin's eldest daughter...
S. Truett Cathy, 93 (1921 - 2014)
BERNARD McGHEE, The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy died early Monday at 93. The billionaire rose from poverty, building a privately held restaurant chain that famously closes every Sunday but drew unwanted attention for the Cathy family's opposition to gay marriage. Cathy opened his first postwar diner in an Atlanta suburb in 1946 and by 1967 he had...
Andrew Madoff, 48 (2014)
LARRY NEUMEISTER, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Madoff, Bernard Madoff's last surviving son, died of cancer on Wednesday, years after turning his father in and insisting he had been duped like the rest of the world into believing history's most notorious Ponzi king was an honest financier. Andrew Madoff, 48, was "surrounded by his loving family" when he died at a hospital...
Dinu Patriciu, 64 (1950 - 2014)
ALISON MUTLER, The Associated PressBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Dinu Patriciu, an emblematic politician from Romania's early post-communist years whose later career as an oil tycoon was marred by legal troubles, died Tuesday after a series of illnesses. He was 64.Patriciu died Tuesday in a London hospital, said former Prime Minister Petre Roman, a family friend. Roman said he had been ill with...
Raymond Berthillon (2014)
The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Raymond Berthillon, the founder of the celebrated Paris ice cream parlor that bears his name, has died at age 90.The company, which closes for the month of August,...
Manny Roth, 96 (1918 - 2014)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressManny Roth, a colorful club owner in Greenwich Village whose Cafe Wha? and its basement level stage was a rite of passage in the 1960s for Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix,...
Dan Borislow (2014)
The Associated PressWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dan Borislow, the inventor of magicJack and a pioneer in developing phone calls over the Internet, died Monday, officials at the company he founded...
Karl Albrecht, 94 (1920 - 2014)
DAVID RISING, The Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Karl Albrecht, co-founder of the Aldi grocery store empire and one of the world's richest people, has died in the western German city of Essen....
David Azrieli (2014)
The Associated PressMONTREAL (AP) — David Azrieli, a billionaire real estate developer and philanthropist, died Wednesday at his summer home in rural Quebec. He was 92.A statement on Wednesday from...
Richard Mellon Scaife (2014)
JOE MANDAK, The Associated PressPITTSBURGH (AP) — Richard Mellon Scaife, the billionaire heir to the Mellon banking and oil fortune and a newspaper publisher who funded libertarian and conservative...
Rollin King (2014)
DAVID KOENIG, The Associated PressDALLAS (AP) — Rollin King, a San Antonio businessman who helped start Southwest Airlines Co. and create a new age of competition in the airline industry, has died...
Richard Sharp (2014)
The Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richard Sharp, longtime CEO of now-defunct electronics retailer Circuit City and co-founder of used-car dealership chain CarMax Inc., has died at 67...
Lewis Katz (2014)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lewis Katz, a self-made man who built his fortune in New York parking lots, billboards and cable TV, and went on to buy the NBA's New Jersey Nets, NHL's New Jersey Devils and...
Donald Levine (2014)
The Associated PressPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Donald Levine, the Hasbro executive credited as the father of G.I. Joe for developing the world's first action figure, has died. He was 86.He died of...
Herb Lotman (2014)
The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Food industry entrepreneur Herb Lotman, founder of Keystone Foods, one of the world's largest food companies, has died at age 80.Lotman died Thursday at a...
Gary Becker, 83 (2014)
By CARYN ROUSSEAUAssociated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Gary Becker, a University of Chicago professor who received the Nobel Prize in economic sciences and is credited with pioneering the approach to...
Herbert Hyman, 82 (1931 - 2014)
The Associated Press CAMARILLO, California (AP) — Herbert Hyman, who founded The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in the 1960s and saw the premium coffee chain grow to hundreds of stores around the world,...
Charles Keating , 90 (1923 - 2014)
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...
Hobart "Hobie" Alter, 80 (1933 - 2014)
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...
Jim Stowers, Jr., 90 (1924 - 2014)
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...
Bob Crow, 52 (1961 - 2014)
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...
Richard Cabela, 78 (1936 - 2014)
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...
Horst Rechelbacher (2014)
The Associated PressOSCEOLA, Wis. (AP) — The founder of beauty-products company Aveda Corp. has died at his Wisconsin home.A notice posted on the company's website says Horst Rechelbacher died in...
Thomas V. Jones, 93 (1920 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Thomas V. Jones, who was Northrop Corp.'s chief executive officer for 30 years and took it to the top ranks of aerospace companies during the Cold War while...
Bai Zhongren (2014)
The Associated PressBEIJING (AP) — The president of one of China's biggest railway builders has died and a newspaper reported he might have killed himself.Bai Zhongren, president of state-owned...
Edgar M. Bronfman, Sr., 84 (1929 - 2013)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Edgar M. Bronfman Sr., the billionaire businessman and longtime president of the World Jewish Congress, which lobbied the Soviets to allow Jews to emigrate...
Graham Mackay, 64 (1949 - 2013)
DANICA KIRKA, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Graham Mackay, the SABMiller PLC chairman who helped guide the company from a South African industrial conglomerate into one of the world's biggest...
Betty Quadracci (2013)
The Associated PressSUSSEX, Wisconsin (AP) — Quad/Graphics Inc. co-founder Betty Quadracci, who also was president of Milwaukee Magazine and a champion of the arts, died Monday at age 75, the...
Bill Porter, 81 (1932 - 2013)
The Associated PressPORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Bill Porter, the door-to-door salesman in Portland, Oregon, who was portrayed by William H. Macy in an Emmy-winning TV movie, has died at 81.Porter spent...