June 28, 2022

		

Jorge Mercado

Jorge Mercado is a staff writer with the Business Times. His beats include technology, agriculture, cannabis, energy and the environment, and higher education.


| Friday, August 6th, 2021

Amgen shrugs off tough quarter, announces plans for new plant in North Carolina

Banking & Finance, Earnings, East Ventura County, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Subscriber content, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies

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| Friday, August 6th, 2021

Tri-county region’s total farm revenue up 4.6% in 2020

Agribusiness, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County

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| Thursday, August 5th, 2021

Procore posts loss in first post-IPO quarter

Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies

In its first earnings report since going public, Procore Technologies, a Carpinteria-based software company for the construction industry, delivered record revenue growth, but rising operating costs hurt overall earnings. Revenue rose 27.7% for the quarter ended June 30, the company reported on Aug. 5. Procore generated $122.8 million, up from $96.5 million in the same Read More →

| Thursday, August 5th, 2021

Inogen shares plummet after news of supply chain problems

Banking & Finance, Earnings, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, middle, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies

Shares of the Goleta-based medical device company Inogen dropped by 27% on Aug. 5, the day after the company released its second quarter 2021 earnings. Though the maker of portable oxygen concentrators saw big increases in both revenue and earnings, uncertainty brought on by the semiconductor chip shortage led to a huge selloff of Inogen Read More →

| Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

Inogen sees revenue growth, but stock declines after report

Banking & Finance, Earnings, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies

Inogen, a Goleta-based medical device company specializing in portable oxygen concentrators, is starting to see its core business come back from the pandemic, and the company highlighted double-digit year-over-year growth in both earnings and revenue in its second quarter financial results, released Aug. 4. The company more than doubled its net income for the quarter Read More →

| Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

Houweling’s Tomatoes will become state’s biggest cannabis greenhouse

Agribusiness, Latest news, right, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County

Houweling’s Tomatoes is closing its 125-acre Camarillo greenhouse and selling the facility to a cannabis grower — a deal made possible by a Ventura County ballot measure last year that was sponsored and supported by a company affiliated with Houweling’s. Houweling’s, an indoor tomato and cucumber grower that has been in the Camarillo area since Read More →

| Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

Houweling’s to close Camarillo greenhouse, lay off 486 workers

Agribusiness, Latest news, right, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County

Houweling’s Tomatoes, an indoor tomato and cucumber grower based in Camarillo, will lay off nearly 500 employees and will cease operations by the end of September, according to a notice filed with the state of California and county of Ventura. California’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, or WARN, requires companies to notify state and Read More →