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October 11, 1997 | Bloomberg News
Norwalk, Conn.-based Oxford Health Plans Inc. said more than 700 radiologists, orthopedists and other specialists agreed to treat its patients for a per-case fee, instead of billing for individual visits and treatments. Oxford Health, one of the largest U.S. health maintenance organizations, said it began this new offer to specialists in April.
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April 2, 1997 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
FileNet Corp. said Tuesday that it plans to lay off an undetermined number of its 1,650 employees and move a Boston-area subsidiary to Orange County to help offset an anticipated $9-million first-quarter loss. Other expenses, including a $2.5-million to $3-million charge related to the subsidiary relocation, are also expected to dampen second-quarter results.
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December 14, 1999 | (Reuters)
Prudential Securities said it has acquired Volpe Brown Whelan & Co., among one of the few remaining independent investment banks, as it seeks a piece of the lucrative business of helping technology companies sell stock to the public. Terms of the cash transaction were not disclosed. Prudential, the brokerage arm of Prudential Insurance Co.
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October 26, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., one of the biggest makers of generic drugs, said on Sunday that it will acquire TheraTech Inc., which makes drug-delivery products such as skin patches, for about $300 million, expanding its proprietary drug products. Corona, Calif.-based Watson, which has focused on niche markets such as hard-to-make pharmaceuticals, is trying to expand its line of higher-margin proprietary drugs to boost revenue, which was $338 million in 1997.
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December 16, 1997 | From Bloomberg News
Cisco Systems Inc. on Monday rebounded from early declines as investors concluded that rising inventory didn't signal deeper problems at the world's biggest maker of computer networking equipment. Cisco shares rose 94 cents to close at $77.50 in Nasdaq trading. The San Jose-based networking company's stock fell 7.4% Friday and dropped further during much of Monday before reversing direction amid a flurry of positive recommendations.
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June 18, 1998 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Computer-game maker Interplay Entertainment Corp. is sharply scaling back the size of its initial public stock offering. The Irvine-based company, which said in March that it hoped to raise about $72 million in a public stock sale, said it now plans to raise $27 million, according to documents filed Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company said it expects to sell 5 million shares of common stock, down from an original 6.25 million.
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April 9, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
Yahoo Inc. said Wednesday that its first-quarter earnings rose, topping expectations as the No. 1 Internet directory boosted revenue from advertising and electronic commerce. Net income climbed to $4.29 million, or 8 cents a diluted share, contrasted with a pro forma loss of $740,000, or 2 cents, in the year-earlier period. Revenue tripled to $30.2 million, from pro forma revenue of $10.1 million.
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July 9, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Yahoo Inc., the Internet darling whose stock recently has rocketed, reported unexpectedly strong quarterly results on Wednesday as millions more people visited its popular Web site. The Santa Clara-based company also announced a 2-for-1 stock split and disclosed that Softbank Holdings Inc. of Japan had paid $250 million to boost its stake in the company to 31%. Yahoo said it lost $36 million, or 81 cents per diluted share, in the three months ended June 30. That was wider than the loss of $21.
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November 4, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
Foundation Health Systems Inc. said Tuesday that it will take $117 million in charges and report earnings below forecasts as it moves to exit unprofitable businesses to help boost profits at its largest health plans. The Woodland Hills-based company, one of the largest U.S. managed-care firms, also said it expects to have positive cash flow for the last two quarters of 1998 and all of 1999. It reported negative cash flow of $356 million from operating activities for the first half of this year.
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November 14, 1997 | From Bloomberg News
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s executive in charge of its microprocessor division resigned Thursday, raising concern about who will lead the computer chip maker's charge against rival Intel Corp. Vinod Dham, 47, was group vice president of AMD's computational products division, which makes the K6 processor. Dham worked for 16 years at Intel, where he headed the group that designed the company's best-selling Pentium chip.
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