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VC investment in sciences down 22% in first quarter

Venture capital funding in life sciences – including biotechnology and medical device manufacturing – decreased 22 percent from the fourth quarter of 2011 in the first quarter of 2012, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report. Venture capitalists invested $1.5 billion during the that quarter. Deal volume was also down, dropping 11 percent during the same period. When… Continue Reading VC investment in sciences down 22% in first quarter

Harley-Davidson Inc. said Wednesday that its first-quarter profit jumped 44 percent, as improving economic conditions boosted U.S. sales of its famous motorcycles. The results beat Wall Street expectations and the company boosted its forecast for shipments for the year. Harley shares climbed $2.40, or 4.8 percent, to $52.76 in late morning trading, after peaking at… Continue Reading Harley-Davidson 1Q profit revs up as sales jump

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