Dallas Mavericks at center of court battle

DALLAS, June 23 (UPI) -- The owner of the Dallas Mavericks says shareholder Ross Perot's suit against the team is an effort to recoup real estate losses incurred by Perot's company.

Obama promotes large-scale volunteerism

COLORADO SPRINGS, July 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Barack Obama urged his audience "to do your part" and volunteer for national service, pledging to expand opportunities for those who heed his call.

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Analysis: Obama shows genius

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama heads into the heavyweight championship with Sen. John McCain for the presidency of the United States with many advantages, but the biggest one is his own political intellect.

Perot backs Romney, attacks McCain

DALLAS, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot is backing former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts for the Republican presidential nomination.

Copy of the Magna Carta sells for $21.3M

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Billionaire David Rubenstein has bought a 710-year-old copy of Britain's Magna Carta for $21.3 million at a Sotheby's auction in New York.

Paul: Echoes of 3rd-party campaigns

SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, riding a wave of online giving and voter dissatisfaction, has become a player in the presidential campaign, The Los Angeles Times said.

Iraqi Kurds' new oil deals a major move

IRBIL, Iraq, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Iraq's Kurds have exercised their prerogative to develop their oil sector, to Baghdad's ire, by signing another five oil deals with international firms.

U.S. poll: 72 percent dissatisfied

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Exactly 12 months before the next federal election, 72 percent of U.S. citizens said they are unhappy with the country's course, a USA Today/Gallup poll showed.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 1, 2007.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 17, 2007.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, June 27, 2007.

New York's Bloomberg sound in U.S. poll

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- Even though New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he's not running for president, the independent received healthy recognition in a national poll.

Bloomberg laid presidential groundwork

NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's announcement that he is leaving the Republican Party follows two years of preparations for an independent presidential bid.
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Ross Perot
H. Ross Perot attends the dedication ceremony for the new U.S. Air Force Memorial October 14, 2006 in Arlington, VA. Perot's son, Ross Perot, Jr., is chairman of the U.S. Air Force Memorial Foundation.(UPI Photo/Chip Somodevilla/Pool)

Henry Ross Perot (pronounced /pəˈroʊ/; born June 27, 1930) is an American businessman best known for running for President of the United States in 1992 and 1996. Perot founded Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in 1962, sold the company to General Motors in 1984, and founded Perot Systems in 1988. Perot Systems was bought by Dell for $3.9 billion in 2009.

With an estimated net worth of about US$3.4 billion in 2011, he is ranked by Forbes as the 99th-richest person in America.

Perot was born in Texarkana, Texas, to Luly Maye Perot (née Ray) and Gabriel Ross Perot. His father was a cotton broker. He attended a private school called Patty Hill. He graduated from Texas High School in Texarkana in 1947. One of Perot's boyhood friends was Hayes McClerkin, later Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives and a prominent Texarkana, Arkansas, lawyer.

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