1982: UPI's headquarters moves from New York City to Washington, DC
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In 1997, President Bill Clinton commemorated the 90th anniversary of UPI in a letter, saying: "Since its founding in 1907, UPI has diligently used the power of the press to inform, to educate, to question, and to challenge."
President Ronald Reagan commemorates the 75th anniversary of UPI in a letter, noting: "Through the years, UPI has been one of the leading collectors and disseminators of news and information from around the world. This is a most valuable service, for the knowledge you assemble and your unhampered pursuit of the facts are the lifeblood of every free nation of the world."
Scripps family sells UPI.
The company's headquarters moves from New York City to Washington, DC.
UPI pioneers an eight-level Custom Coding system that allows clients to choose stories based on topic, subtopic and location.
UPI enters bankruptcy for the first time and is purchased out of bankruptcy the next year by Mexican publisher Mario Vazquez Rana.
Vazquez sells UPI's assets to Earl Brian's Infotech Inc.
UPI is purchased out of its second bankruptcy by a group of Saudi investors and expands its involvement in the Middle East.
President Bill Clinton commemorates the 90th anniversary of UPI in a letter, saying: "Since its founding in 1907, UPI has diligently used the power of the press to inform, to educate, to question, and to challenge. The framers of America's Constitution recognized that great responsibility comes with a free press, and the men and women at UPI have fulfilled that responsibility with skill, determination, and professional integrity."
UPI launches Arabia 2000, a collection of Arabic-language news stories from the major government news agencies in the Middle East.
News World Communications, a media group founded by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon that includes The Washington Times newspaper, purchases UPI.