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Industrial segments fuel record Q1 profits at Teledyne

By   /  Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, East Ventura County, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Despite widespread defense cuts, industrial business drove record first-quarter sales and profits at Teledyne Technologies, prompting the Thousand Oaks-based industrial conglomerate to raise its full-year outlook.

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Amgen shares slide on lackluster Q1 profits

By   /  Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Shares of Amgen fell nearly 3 percent in late trading on Tuesday following a weaker-than-expected first quarter earnings report from the world’s biggest biotech company.

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Lawsuit alleges Montecito man sold stocks despite FINRA ban

By   /  Saturday, April 19th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Personal Finance, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

A Montecito man is facing allegations that he sold money-losing stock to clients and gave them flawed financial advice despite being banned from brokering securities by industry regulators. A lawsuit filed in Santa Barbara County Superior Court on April 3 alleges that Elias Argyropoulos and his Coast Village Road company, Prima Capital Group, assured investor […]

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SBAM parent to sell to TIAA-CREF

By   /  Monday, April 14th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Top Stories  /  No Comments

New York-based TIAA-CREF is buying Nuveen Investments, the debt-saddled parent company of Santa Barbara Asset Management, for $6.3 billion.

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Clean Diesel raises $6.9M in stock offering

By   /  Wednesday, April 9th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Clean Diesel Technologies has raised $6.9 million in a sale of common stock and warrants. The Ventura-based auto emissions technology firm said it sold about 2 million shares and warrants in a direct offering. The proceeds will be used for “general corporate purposes.”

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Select Staffing to shed debt, relinquish family control in Ch. 11

By   /  Friday, April 4th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

The reorganization will reduce the ownership stake held by the Sorensen family and ends a years-long search for a solution to the heavy debt load Select Staffing took on at the height of the credit bubble.

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SMS Masterminds raises $12.2M, becomes public

By   /  Thursday, April 3rd, 2014  /  Central Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  2 Comments

San Luis Obispo-based SMS Masterminds has raised $12.2 million through its parent company and will soon bring a new public company headquarters to the Central Coast.

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