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Amgen launches $5B buyback

By   /  Monday, November 7th, 2011  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Amgen launches $5B buyback

Amgen said Nov. 7 that it plans to buy back $5 billion of its shares as part of a push to return profit to stockholders. Shares of the Thousand Oaks-based drugmaker jumped 4.5 percent in morning trading. Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings lowered their ratings on Amgen debt after the announcement because the biotech Read More →

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Hold that thought: Thousand Oaks entrepreneur Turpel pens book

By   /  Friday, September 9th, 2011  /  Latest news, Small Business  /  1 Comment

Pete Turpel opens “Holding Power,” his recently released book, with a story about how he did something all of us think about doing — sometimes more than once a day. He threw away his smart phone. In fairness to smart phones, it was a BlackBerry, a less cool and perhaps more intrusive device than the Read More →

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Special brew: Indy coffee shops hold their own against big boys

By   /  Friday, August 12th, 2011  /  Features, Small Business  /  1 Comment

Independent coffee shops in the Tri-Counties are thriving, despite competition with Starbucks and other big names.

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Group lends business voice to city hall

By   /  Monday, July 18th, 2011  /  Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Group lends business voice to city hall

“You can’t fight city hall.” So goes the old saying. But in Thousand Oaks, business owners are part of city hall through a group called the Business Roundtable.

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High-tech mapping: VSolveit garners USDA awards

By   /  Friday, July 1st, 2011  /  Small Business, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on High-tech mapping: VSolveit garners USDA awards

Mapping company VSolvit recently garnered national USDA awards.

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Ceres plants IPO: Biofuels firm seeks $100 million

By   /  Friday, June 3rd, 2011  /  Banking & Finance, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Ceres plants IPO: Biofuels firm seeks $100 million

Energy crop company Ceres has filed papers to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of its stock.

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Amgen drug shows blockbuster promise

By   /  Friday, May 20th, 2011  /  Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Amgen drug shows blockbuster promise

Putting test results behind the talk at its recent product pipeline review, Thousand Oaks-based Amgen on May 17 released promising results for the Xgeva variant of its potential blockbuster bone drug denosumab.

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