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Amgen seeks approval for new cholesterol drug

By   /  Thursday, August 28th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Amgen became the first drugmaker to seek U.S. regulatory approval for a new class of cholesterol-lowering treatments after it submitted an application to the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday for evolocumab. Thousand Oaks-based Amgen said the drug works by blocking a naturally occurring protein called PCSK9 that prevents the liver from removing LDL cholesterol, […]

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QAD’s second-quarter profits drop despite record revenue

By   /  Wednesday, August 27th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Personal Finance, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Shares of Summerland-based business software firm QAD fell Aug. 27 on news that the company’s second-quarter profits dropped 24.2 percent to $985,000. QAD reported record revenues and higher operating income during the second quarter. Its total revenue climbed 12 percent to a second-quarter record of $73.1 million, it said, up from $65.2 million in the […]

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Semtech earnings on track after layoffs

By   /  Thursday, August 21st, 2014  /  Earnings, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Shares of Camarillo-based chipmaker Semtech Corp. were up 4.8 percent after the company announced stronger-than-expected sales and profits. Semtech, which uses a fiscal year that ends in January each year, said Aug. 20 that its second-quarter fiscal 2015 revenues were $145.7 million, up 10 percent from the previous quarter but down 12 percent from the […]

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IQMS taps venture heavyweights for capital infusion

By   /  Tuesday, August 19th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Paso Robles-based software firm IQMS has taken an outside investment for the first time in its 25-year history, raising an undisclosed sum from the same financiers who have backed Faceook, Expedia and Netflix. The company said Aug. 19 that Technology Crossover Ventures led the funding round with Banneker Partners participating. The terms of the deal […]

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Ventura County Credit Union purchases former Affinity Group HQ

By   /  Monday, August 18th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, East Ventura County, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

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Ventura County Credit Union has purchased the 73,000-square-foot office building at 2575 Vista Del Mar Drive in Ventura for its new headquarters. The property was previously the corporate home of Affinity Group. The purchase price was not disclosed. The property previously changed hands for $4.4 million in late 2012, property records show. The credit union […]

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Santa Barbara Community Bank to open on Carrillo Street

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Real Estate, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

OCB Bancorp has taken over the 1,600-square-foot space at 21 E. Carrillo St. in downtown Santa Barbara for its new Santa Barbara Community Bank division. The location is a new branch for Ojai-based OCB Bancorp, which announced last month that it had tapped veteran banker Eloy Ortega to lead its expansion into the South Coast. […]

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Billion-dollar bond bonanza bound for ballot box

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Personal Finance, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  1 Comment

Tri-county school and community college districts are seeking passage this fall of bond measures totaling more than $1 billion, with many officials saying outdated buildings and overcrowded classrooms are the reason for the onslaught of financing initiatives. Across the region, at least 11 districts have successfully placed bond measures on the November ballot. The largest […]

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