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Tuning in profits

By   /  Monday, September 14th, 2009  /  Personal Finance  /  Comments Off on Tuning in profits

The raucous public debate over health care reform has given shares of Camarillo-based Salem Communications a healthy 375  percent boost. Salem owns a nationwide network of Christian and conservative talk radio stations. Opponents of health care reform have spent millions to get their message out to just such an audience, and investors seem to think Salem Read More →

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Amgen earnings keep rising

By   /  Thursday, October 23rd, 2008  /  Personal Finance  /  Comments Off on Amgen earnings keep rising

Amid some of the worst market plunges in Wall Street’s history, Thousand Oaks-based Amgen continues to blaze a comeback trail. The company cut hard and deep last year, shedding more than 1,000 jobs after a tempest of regulatory woes. But third quarter profits have surged, and the company’s shares have proved buoyant amid turbulent markets. Read More →

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Pragmatic partnership

By   /  Thursday, October 23rd, 2008  /  Personal Finance  /  Comments Off on Pragmatic partnership

Pragmatic Solutions wants to learn about you through online games. The Westlake Village-based company provides the technical back-end for titles such as “America’s Army,” its main effort. It has partnered with the U.S. Army for the game, a recruiting tool designed to give potential soldiers a virtual taste of what it’s like to serve. Pragmatic Read More →

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