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October 7, 2003 | Terril Yue Jones, Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for Rambus Inc., a maker of computer chip interface technology, to proceed with its patent-infringement lawsuit against Infineon Technologies and take its case to a jury. The justices rejected Infineon's bid to end the suit and reinstate a jury finding that Rambus committed fraud while pursuing patents for high-speed chips that became an industry standard. Los Altos, Calif.
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May 23, 2003 | Leslie Earnest, Times Staff Writer
Wet Seal Inc., which sells trendy clothes to girls and women, continued Thursday to pile up losses in the first quarter as comparable-store sales slumped almost 26% compared with the previous year. But the company's stock price jumped 15% as investors focused on the positive as some analysts said the retailer finally could be gaining traction as it tries to turn its business around. Shares closed at $10.05, up $1.32, on Nasdaq. The Foothill Ranch-based company lost $8.
BUSINESS
October 30, 2002 | From Reuters
Musical instruments and products retailer Guitar Center Inc. on Tuesday posted sharply higher third-quarter net income, helped by cost containment and an increase in same-store sales, but the company's revenue increase was lower than expected. The Westlake Village-based company posted net income of $4.4 million, or 19 cents a share, compared with $1.4 million, or 6 cents, in the third quarter of 2001. Net sales rose 13% to $257.4 million.
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July 31, 2003 | Melinda Fulmer, Times Staff Writer
Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp.'s earnings jumped 52% in the second quarter, the company said Wednesday, as stronger sales of apparel and outdoor goods helped offset the dampening effects of poor weather. The El Segundo-based retailer, which went public in June 2002, said net income climbed to $6.3 million, or 28 cents a share, from $4.1 million, or 13 cents a share, a year earlier.
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June 7, 2005 | Leslie Earnest, Times Staff Writer
Sportswear maker Quiksilver Inc. said Monday that fiscal second-quarter profit rose 25%, aided by favorable exchange rates and rising international sales. The Huntington Beach company's global reach will only increase with its acquisition of Skis Rossignol of France, which Quiksilver said should be completed by the end of next month. Earnings for the quarter ended April 30 were $34.7 million, or 28 cents a share, compared with $27.8 million, or 24 cents, a year earlier.
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April 13, 2010 | Bloomberg News
California Pizza Kitchen Inc. said it is reviewing options including a possible sale and reported preliminary first-quarter earnings that beat its forecast. The shares gained 2% in morning Nasdaq trading. Alternatives may include a sale, merger or changes to the company's capital structure, the Los Angeles-based restaurant chain said today in a statement. Moelis & Co. is advising the company, which has 253 company-owned stores and franchises. The shares jumped 14% on the Nasdaq Stock Market on Friday after the Wall Street Journal reported the restaurant chain had approached potential buyers, including private-equity firms.
BUSINESS
June 13, 2003 | From Reuters
Network equipment maker 3Com Corp. said Thursday that it would cut 10% of its workforce, about 390 jobs, over the next six months to reduce costs amid weak demand for its products. 3Com said the decision would affect mostly employees in the United States and Europe. Within the United States, the deepest cuts will be in the company's Santa Clara, Calif., headquarters. 3Com employed 3,900 people at the end of its fiscal third quarter, which ended in February. Shares rose 5 cents to $5.
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August 18, 2005 | David Colker, Times Staff Writer
Shares of teenage clothing retailer Hot Topic Inc. tumbled Wednesday after the company reported disappointing second-quarter results and warned that sales and earnings for the rest of the year would be below Wall Street's expectations. The City of Industry-based company saw its earnings drop 80% to $893,000, or 2 cents a share, down from a restated $4.5 million, or 9 cents, last year. Sales for the quarter that ended July 30 increased 12% to $152.2 million, up from $136.3 million.
BUSINESS
June 26, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
3Com Corp., the world's No. 3 maker of computer-networking equipment, reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss Wednesday and said that falling demand was behind a 41% slide in revenue. The company said it sees no sign of improvement in the current quarter. The loss from continuing operations was $98.2 million, or 27 cents a share, contrasted with a profit of $4.68 million, or 1 cent, a year earlier. Sales at the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company fell to $175 million.
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September 19, 2003 | Leslie Earnest, Times Staff Writer
Investors boosted Vans Inc.'s stock 22% on Thursday after the company offered an upbeat earnings estimate for its core business of selling footwear and apparel geared toward skateboarding and related sports. The company, based in Santa Fe Springs, said income from continuing operations in its fiscal first quarter ended Aug. 30 should be 73 cents to 76 cents a share for its base business, which excludes skate parks that are expected to be closed.
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