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Revenue Decline Pulls Qualstar Lower

Pricing pressure for its data storage equipment contributed to Qualstar Corp.’s declining revenue in the fourth quarter, which drop its share price more than 12 percent Friday.

Preview: Wanted: Workers

Eight Valley-region companies have signed up for a manufacturing apprentice program.

Preview: For Avery Dennison, It's a Promotional Wrap

Avery Dennison invests $3 million in Wrapify.

Jetpack Maker Lands Partner

A Van Nuys company developing a vertical take-off and landing jetpack has signed an agreement with Georgia Tech to design and build the device for military use.

Real Industry Reports $80 Million Loss

Real Industry Inc. significantly widened its net loss in the fourth quarter compared to a year ago.

Avery Dennison Closes Deal for Hanita

Avery Dennison Corp. has completed the acquisition of pressure-sensitive materials manufacturer Hanita Coatings RCA Ltd.

Amgen Stock Rises on Drug Application

The stock of Amgen Inc. rose more than 2 percent Wednesday following an announcement that the Thousand Oaks biotechnology firm has applied for the Food and Drug Administration’s approval to broaden the range of disease conditions that can be treated with its leukemia drug Blincyto.

Canoga Park Firm Branches into China

US Nuclear Corp. has opened an office in Beijing to better pursue opportunities to sell its air and water monitoring products in that country.

Earnings: Capstone, Point.360

Capstone Turbine Corp.’s beat analyst expectations despite a substantial loss.

Wesco Falls Short in Quarter

Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc. missed analyst expectations on earnings and revenue for the fiscal first quarter.

Avery to Acquire Yongle Tape for $190 Million

Pressure-sensitive materials and label provider Avery Dennison Corp. in Glendale will acquire Chinese specialty tape manufacturer Yongle Tape Co. Ltd., the companies announced on Monday.

BYD Workers Choose Union Representation

Employees at BYD Motors Inc. in Lancaster voted to recognize the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers as their representative in negotiations with the company.

Taitron Declares First Dividend

Taitron Components Inc. will begin issuing this month its first ever dividend for shareholders, the company announced.

Teledyne Rises on Strong Fourth Quarter

Teledyne Technologies Inc. beat Wall Street estimates on earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter.

Stock Leaps on Avery Dennison Earnings

Avery Dennison Corp.’s stock shot up Wednesday after it reported that it beat Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter.