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Amgen 4Q profit down 9 pct, but sales up 3 pct

January 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This April 21, 2010 file photo, shows the logo of Amgen Inc. offices, in Fremont, Calif. Amgen Inc. reports quarterly earnings Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, after the market close. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file) Amgen Inc. said Thursday that its fourth-quarter profit fell 8.5 percent as its expenses for taxes and for producing and [&hellip...

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Debate over Calif.’s new ‘clean car’ regs

January 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – Traffic jams up on eastbound 91 freeway near Corona, Calif. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010. California is poised to vote on new rules that would require automakers to build cars and trucks by 2025 that emit about three-quarters less smog producing...

In original Internet shows, hints of coming change

January 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this image released by Hulu.com, from left, Lindsey Payne, Jordan T. Maxwell and Ben Samuel portray campaign workers in “Battleground,” a mock documentary about a third-place political candidate in Wisconsin. After years of drips and drabs of...

Some Wash. wheat farmers back labels for GM foods

January 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Oct. 2, 2002, file photo shows labeling stating no genetically engineered ingredients on a box of Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice Cereal in San Francisco. A bill proposed in Washington state to require labeling of genetically modified foods has a...

Colgate hikes prices at home; 1st attempt in years

January 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 26, 2011 file photo, Colgate toothpaste and toothbrush are posed in Phoenix. Colgate-Palmolive Co. suffered a 5 percent fall in fourth-quarter net income Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, which it blamed on higher costs for making and...

C-B Lab’s primary mission is ‘patient care’

January 26, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

The professional staff at C-B Lab includes (left to right) Deborah Vance, Medical Technologist & Owner; Linda Wilson, Office Manager; Shandie Aldaco, Phlebotomist; Margaret Campos, Phlebotomist; Peigh McCreary, Receptionist and Front Office Supervisor;...

Asia stocks mostly gain on Fed’s low rates pledge

January 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Specialist specialist John Urbanowicz, left, watches a screen at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as the rate decision of the Federal Reserve is announced, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012. The Fed said it’s unlikely to raise its benchmark...

Ex-Stanford employee tells jurors he saw problems

January 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 24, 2010 file photo, R. Allen Stanford arrives in custody at the federal courthouse for a hearing in Houston. On Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, after much delay, federal prosecutors in Houston are due to begin laying out their case against...

Ind. House deals blow to labor in Rust Belt

January 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Protestors are seen through the back doors of the House of Representatives during a discussion on the right to work bill at the Statehouse Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In another blow to organized...

Stocks close higher on Fed promise of low rates

January 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Traders crowd the on the floor of the post of specialist Jason Blatt, center, for the IPO of Guidewire Software, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012. Guidewire President and CEO Marcus Ryu, second from right, watches the...