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Orexigen surges most since 2011 as diet pill sees heart benefit

Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. shares soared the most in more than three years after the drugmaker said its diet pill Contrave had cardiovascular benefits.

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Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. reported a net loss of $32.1 million, or 15 cents per share, for the quarter ended Dec. 31, and a net loss of $60.5 million, or 28 cents per share, for the year ended Dec. 31, and Halozyme Therapeutics Inc. showed a net loss of $68.4 million, or 56 cents per share, for the year ended Dec. 31, and a net loss of $5.3 million, or 4 cents per share, for the fourth quarter, according to company announcements, SEC filings and Bloomberg News.

GENERAL

On the Agenda: Construction update, court case, tax credit on tap

Business and professional groups will offer a range of activities this week.

San Diego pension trustees’ feud escalates from strategy to accusations

GENERAL

State tax collector says she's 'here to help'

Tandem Diabetes announces public offering

TECHNOLOGY

Qualcomm leads 3D Robotics $50M Series C

GENERAL

Poll shows small-business optimism

Sempra reports net income, even with SONGS

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American refinancing boom once expected now seen as fizzling

The great American refinancing boom of 2015 is turning out to be greatly exaggerated.

Orexigen surges most since 2011 as diet pill sees heart benefit

Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. shares soared the most in more than three years after the drugmaker said its diet pill Contrave had cardiovascular benefits.

Obamacare Win Threatens Conservative Goals

If the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the government in thelatest challenge to Obamacare, conservatives will have done more than undercut the Affordable Care Act. They will also have crippled a cause they have long supported: weakening the link between health insurance and employment.

A Supreme Court win for tax-free sales won't last

The U.S. Supreme Court gave Amazon.com and other direct-marketing retailers a victory Tuesday with one hand — then used the other hand to take it back.

Buybacks at $104 Billion Set U.S. Record as Stocks Snap Back

(Bloomberg) -- Corporate America’s love affair with itself grows more passionate by the month.

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San Diego’s business news has Qualcomm Inc. unveiling a new chip for smartphones and the Dinerstein Companies starting prep work on its new mixed-use development in Mission Valley.
 

 

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George Chamberlin on the Markets

March 2, 2015 -- Executive Editor George Chamberlin recaps last week's financial events and looks at the week's upcoming announcements.

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Steve Sexton on financial planning for baby boomers

Jan. 22, 2015 -- Daily Transcript reporter Katie Thisdell speaks with Steve Sexton, financial adviser at Sexton Advisory Group, about teaching retirees how to maximize their investments. Sexton will be on a panel of experts speaking at an upcoming “Silver Hair Tsunami” event -- named for the wave of baby boomers hitting retirement.

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INSIDER TRADES

Last Updated 3/2/2015

GEN-PROBE INC

Gilhuly, Edward A, D, Sold
No. of Shares: 1,000,000
Date Filed: 02/18/2015

ILLUMINA INC

Flatley, Jay T, --, Options Exercised
No. of Shares: 25,000
Date Filed: 02/26/2015

NEUROCRINE BIOSCIENCES INC

Grigoriadis, Dimitri E, O, Sold
No. of Shares: 20,000
Date Filed: 02/23/2015

NUVASIVE INC

Hannon, Jason M, GC, Sold
No. of Shares: 15,000
Date Filed: 02/17/2015

CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANY

Lynch, Brian P, --, Options Exercised
No. of Shares: 31,368
Date Filed: 02/23/2015

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