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Puma Study Probes Nerlynx Side Effects

Westwood-based Puma Biotechnology Inc. has published interim results for a study tied to its main drug Nerlynx, an early stage breast cancer treatment that was approved three years ago by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Amgen to Pay $762 Million Settlement in Marketing Case

Amgen Inc. has agreed to pay $762 million to resolve federal charges that the company improperly tried to market its troubled anemia drug Aranesp for uses for which it had not yet been approved.

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Panel Says Anemia Drug Dosage OK

Shares in Amgen Inc. shot up 5.5 percent Tuesday after a panel of expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug said that labels on Amgen's best-selling anemia drugs do not need to reflect lower dosages than now recommended.

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Puma Shares Slip as Sales of Cancer Drug Fall

Shares of Pasadena-based Puma Biotechnology Inc. fell after the company revealed that sales of its breast cancer treatment drug, Nerlynx, declined during the fourth quarter.

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Tempted by day trading? Eager to dump your deadly day job and spend your time jousting with stocks on a computer screen?

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Lettuce Launches Wholesale Service

Lettuce is software-as-a-service that taps into a company's system to manage and automate all aspects of selling physical goods, including inventory, payment processing and fulfillment.

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Currency Management Turns on Tightrope Walk by Policymakers

The decline of the dollar has its origins in several factors, including the dot-com crash, the 2001 terrorist attacks and the rise of Asian manufacturing.

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Judge Orders Colony to Proceed With Casino Sale

A New Jersey judge has ordered Santa Monica firm Colony Capital LLC to proceed with the sale of an Atlantic City hotel and casino to the operator of an online poker site.

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Deal Makers

Santa Monica web firm Savings.com won’t discount value of new ownership by Cox Media.

Valpak distributor Cox hopes to click with more deal hunters thanks to its acquisition of Savings.com.

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Best Ways for E-Commerce Sites to Retain Customers

One of the keys to successful e-tailing even more than with conventional retailing simply may be overcoming inertia. It's easy for customers who don't already shop with you to continue not doing so.

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LINGERIE---Lingerie Heating Up Online Sales

While online ventures are notorious money-losers and long-established brick-and-mortar operations are solid, the Internet site for Frederick's of Hollywood has been profitable since its first day, even as the retailer is struggling to emerge from Chapt

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Amgen Still Gaining After FDA Ruling

Amgen Inc. continues to benefit from a favorable ruling by the Food and Drug Administration earlier this week. Shares in the biotech firm saw a second-straight day of gains, adding 2.3 percent after it was upgraded by two investment firms Thursday.

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Online Ordering System Hopes Eateries Take Bytes

INTERNET: Investors fill ChowNow’s plate with $3 million in funding.

ChowNow gets funding and seeks to get restaurants to add its online ordering system to the menu.

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Inflation

L.A. apparel prices are getting lower and lower compared to elsewhere in the nation, as a price-conscious market, coupled with the effects of a cheaper dollar last fall, have caused retailers to put out the sale signs.

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Have you been leasing new cars instead of buying them because leases are so cheap, cheap, cheap? So is nearly one-third of everyone else on wheels.

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Flower Vendor Fields Don Rickles in Super Bowl Ad

RETAIL: Teleflora hopes comic will help sales, love bloom on Valentine’s Day.

Online flower vendor Teleflora has hired Don Rickles to sweet talk customers in its new Super Bowl ad.

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Supplement Supporter Gets Tenacious About D

Dr. Soram Khalsa wants vitamin D to get more respect.

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If you've been wondering whether to invest by computer, the answer is, "Absolutely yes." The time has come, even for technodummies like me who try new things later rather than sooner.

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Taking Stock

Onestop Internet tracks shops’ items online, in stores

Onestop looks to link up shops’ online and brick-and-mortar sales and inventory.

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Halla AI Platform for Ecommerce Raises $1.4M Seed Funding

Burbank-based Shag Enterprises Inc, an artificial intelligence company that’s created a predictive platform for online ordering, announced on May 15 it raised $1.4 million in seed funding led by New York-based E&A Venture Capital.

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