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Inphi shares climb on first day

By   /  Thursday, November 11th, 2010  /  Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Inphi shares climb on first day

Shares of Inphi Corp., the Santa Clara-based chipmaker with big operations in Westlake Village, shot up nearly 28 percent to close at $15.30 after they hit the market Nov. 11. Shares of the initial public offering made their debut on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IPHI. The 6.8 million shares hit the Read More →

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Heritage Oaks reports $11.3M loss

By   /  Tuesday, November 9th, 2010  /  Banking Industry, Earnings, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Heritage Oaks reports $11.3M loss

Paso Robles-based Heritage Oaks Bancorp reported a third-quarter loss applicable to common shareholders of $11.3 million on Nov. 9, compared to a $5.6 million loss in the same quarter last year. The banking firm, the third largest based in the Tri-Counties, blamed the wider loss on a $10.5 million non-cash charge related to the valuation Read More →

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Pacific Capital reports $28M loss, but Sept. profit

By   /  Tuesday, November 9th, 2010  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Earnings, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Pacific Capital reports $28M loss, but Sept. profit

Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 4:50 p.m. Pacific Capital Bancorp lost nearly $28 million in July and August but said the first month under its new Texas owners was profitable. Texas-based private equity firm Ford Financial Fund acquired 86 percent of Pacific Capital for $500 million at the end of August. Pacific Capital Read More →

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Banks in no rush to repay TARP money

By   /  Monday, November 8th, 2010  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Banks in no rush to repay TARP money

Two years after the U.S. Treasury Department rolled out its Troubled Asset Relief Program, the federal rescue plan for banks, eight of the nine banks based in the Tri-Counties that took those funds have not yet repaid them. The one bank in the region that has repaid its TARP funds — Santa Barbara-based Pacific Capital Read More →

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Inphi predicts $10-$12 IPO price

By   /  Friday, November 5th, 2010  /  Banking & Finance, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Inphi predicts $10-$12 IPO price

Inphi Corp., the chip design firm with a big presence in Ventura County, expects the shares of its initial public offering to sell for between $10 and $12. With shares scheduled to hit the market as early as Nov. 10, Inphi would raise $74.8 million if investors buy in the middle of its range. It Read More →

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U.S. should set inflation target, Fed economist says at UCSB

By   /  Wednesday, October 27th, 2010  /  Banking & Finance, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on U.S. should set inflation target, Fed economist says at UCSB

Setting the federal funds interest rate target at zero is a trap, and one the Federal Reserve would be better off avoiding, St. Louis Federal Reserve Economist Bill Gavin said at an Oct. 27 appearance at UC Santa Barbara. Warning of the dangers of the so-called “zero lower bound,” when the federal funds rate is Read More →

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Amgen reports earnings drop

By   /  Monday, October 25th, 2010  /  Earnings, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Amgen reports earnings drop

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen said Oct. 25 that third-quarter earnings fell 14 percent to $1.3 billion as revenue flatlined. Amgen is the world’s biggest biotech company and the largest private employer in the Tri-Counties. It reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.36, a decrease of 9 percent compared to the same quarter last year. Total revenue Read More →

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