San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Helen covers retail, hospitality and nonprofits in the greater Valley region.

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Amgen Stock Drops After Missing Revenue Target

Amgen Inc. on Wednesday released first quarter results that beat Wall Street expectations for earnings but missed on revenue. Its stock price fell more than 3 percent in after-hours trading.

Avery Dennison Posts Higher Results

Avery Dennison Corp. (AVY) on Wednesday reported first-quarter results that beat Wall Street expectations and prompted the Glendale firm to raise its guidance for the fiscal year.

Great American to Liquidate Bebe Stores

Women’s apparel retailer Bebe Stores Inc. will close all of its retail stores before the end of the third quarter, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Liquidation firm Great American Group, a subsidiary of B. Riley Financial Inc. in Woodland Hills, will oversee the sale of Bebe’s assets in conjunction with Tiger Capital Group.

Cheesecake in Canada

Cheesecake Factory Inc. will expand into Canada later this year with a restaurant in Toronto, the Calabasas company announced.

Former Andy Gump CEO Dies

Barry Gump, retired president of Santa Clarita portable restroom firm Andy Gump Inc., has passed away at the age of 74.

City Grabs Spotlight on Travel Show

Oxnard to appear in PBS episode about family vacations.

Oxnard and its businesses star in PBS family travel show.

Barrage of Bankruptcies Leads to Store Closures

FINANCE: Chains shrink Valley footprint after filing for Chapter 11.

A rash of national retailer bankruptcies has hit the region hard this spring, with dozens of stores shutting their doors in malls and shopping centers around the valleys.

Stores Push Back on Legalized Street Vending

RETAIL: New law brings up question of unfair competition.

Street vendors have been decriminalized, but to what effect on Valley retailers?

Preview: Stores Push Back on Legalized Street Vending

New law brings up question of unfair competition.

Amgen Exec Joins Cal Lutheran Council

California Lutheran University School of Management has appointed executives from Amgen Inc. and Lucky Brand to its dean’s executive council.

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