Abraxis BioScience Inc. said Thursday it swung to a first-quarter profit, helped by higher sales of its breast cancer drug Abraxane. The company had net earnings of $4.3 million (1 cents per share), compared to a $5.7 million loss (14 cents) a year ago. Revenue rose 14 percent to $82.1 million. Abraxane sales were up 13 percent to $79.9 million.

J2 Global Communications Inc. the provider of outsourced and communications services said Thursday that it has acquired Phone People Holdings Corp. of San Diego, a provider of enhanced voice services, for an undisclosed sum. Shares in Hollywood-based J2 closed up 1.4 percent to $24.51 Thursday.

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