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Amgen to slash 2,400 jobs, shrink Thousand Oaks HQ

By   /  Tuesday, July 29th, 2014  /  Earnings, East Ventura County, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  2 Comments

Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen is the region's largest private employer and only blue-chip stock. (Amgen courtesy photo)

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen will cut staff at its Conejo Valley headquarters and consolidate into fewer buildings as part of a company-wide restructuring plan that will eliminate between 2,400 and 2,900 jobs and shutter facilities in Colorado and Washington. Amgen said the moves are designed to reduce operating expenses by $700 million by 2016, money that […]

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Heritage Oaks Q2 profits jump 25%

By   /  Tuesday, July 29th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Central Coast, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Paso Robles-based Heritage Oaks Bancorp’s second-quarter profits jumped 25.1 percent to $2.9 million. Net income from its acquisition of Mission Community Bancorp in February drove the increase, Heritage Oaks said in a July 28 earnings release. The bank’s loans grew 46.9 percent to $1.1 billion, year-over-year, as it added $280.7 million of Mission’s loans to […]

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Community West Bank profits fall 19.8 percent

By   /  Friday, July 25th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Earnings, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Goleta-based Community West Bancshares, the holding company for Community West Bank, reported that earnings per diluted share fell to $0.18 for the second quarter while net interest income rose to $6.3 million.

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Teledyne revenues dip as profits, outlook rise

By   /  Friday, July 25th, 2014  /  Earnings, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Though Thousand Oaks-based conglomerate Teledyne missed its revenue mark for the second quarter, profits jumped 30 percent compared to a year prior, beating analysts estimates. The company also boosted its full-year profit outlook.

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Announcing the 2014 Spirit of Small Business winners

By   /  Friday, July 25th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County, Women Inc.  /  No Comments

Mark Steller, owner of Old Town Market in Orcutt and this year’s North Santa Barbara County Spirit of Small Business award winner. (Nik Blaskovich photo)

The Pacific Coast Business Times is pleased to announce our 2014 class of Spirit of Small Business award winners. The annual special section, now in its 12th year, celebrates small-business ownership and entrepreneurship in the Tri-Counties.

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Deckers shares jump as firm raises full-year outlook on higher Q1 sales

By   /  Thursday, July 24th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Deckers' Ugg store on Madison Avenue in New York. (courtesy photo)

  Shares of Deckers Outdoor Corp. hopped 5.6 percent in after-hours trading on July 24 as the footwear firm reported better-than-expected sales and raised its outlook for the full year. The firm’s loss widened to $37.1 million, or $1.07 per share, compared to a loss of $29.3 million in the same period a year earlier. […]

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New Yorker faces SEC charges over Clean Diesel trades

By   /  Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014  /  Latest news, Law, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

A New York investor relations executive has been charged with insider trading for using knowledge gained preparing press releases for Oxnard-based Clean Diesel Technologies for personal profit.

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