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Ceres Soars on License Agreement

Newbury Park agricultural biotech Ceres Inc. announced Tuesday that it has entered into a licensing agreement with KWS SAAT SE, a worldwide seed developer based in Germany.

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Cosmetics Firm Plays Name Game

Skincare line called Eclair Naturals to connote purity, luxury.

What’s in a name? For new Éclair Naturals skincare line, it conveys decadent food at everyday prices.

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Working to Keep the Young Content

With baby boomer workers expected to stay at their jobs longer before retirement, firms must face the challenge of keeping younger employees happy.

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Entcol

In the still fairly unpopulated wilds of Canyon Country, lions, bears, elephants and gazelles frolic through the golden hillsides as if they were still in the African veldt.

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Pioneering Probiotics

The CEO of Natren has been a leader in probiotics.

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Shampoo

John Paul DeJoria laughs while describing a picture of himself taken on a trip to China earlier this year. The photo shows the hair-care mogul in Shanghai standing with a traditional Chinese hairstylist: a white-robed barber who conducts business on the s

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Scratchin' Out a Cat Livin'

Valencia couple find a Purr-fect business in design-quality climbers, beds, and toys for discriminating felines

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Filipino Flavors Fuel Growth at Crème Caramel

Bakery built business on wholesale, but wants to sell in grocery stores.

Bakery built business on wholesale, but wants to sell in grocery stores.

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FDA Agrees to Review Rival Neupogen Drug

The Food and Drug Administration accepted an application on Thursday by a rival drug maker to approve a copy-cat version of Neupogen, one of the biggest money-makers for Amgen Inc.

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Searching the Valleys for the Best HR Professionals

FROM THE NEWSROOM

Jason Schaff searches the area for the best human resources professionals

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California Managers Waiting Nervously For Ruling

Workers: Tighter rest break rules possible in state.

Pending court case debates employer’s responsibilities for rest and meal breaks

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Improvements Started with Surveys

Karin Mayhew, Health Net, Inc., Woodland Hills

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Haircare Business Sets Rival Straight

Beauty: Mixed Chicks’ legal victory could nix copycats.

BEAUTY: Valley startup Mixed Chicks wins a trademark infringement suit against a giant competitor that copied its packaging.

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SEC OKs Social Media for Company Announcements

Public companies in the San Fernando Valley now have additional ways of getting key information to investors: Twitter and Facebook.

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Pacoima Company Recalls Dog, Cat Foods

Natural Balance issued a voluntary recall of some of its dog and cat food after receiving calls the food had sickened pets, the company announced.

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Prescriptions, Publications Part of Valley Pet Industry

Small business. The backbone of the San Fernando Valley economy. And, a significant number of small companies based here happen to cater to what has grown quietly into a multi-billion-dollar industry: pet care.

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Comic Shop Caters to the New Fandom

Women, cat lovers and new readers gather at Burbank retailer.

Perky Nerd comic book shop targets newbies and women.

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Model Millennials

Ever wonder what is the secret sauce for success?

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Now What? Calm Urged When Theft Hits Your Company

Now What? Calm Urged When Theft Hits Your Company. By Adam Grant

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Conduct a Human Energy Audit To Boost Efficiency at Your Firm

Conduct a Human Energy Audit To Boost Efficiency at Your Firm