Myriad Genetics Inc., a biotechnology company based in Salt Lake City, reported a net loss of $8 million, or 18 cents per share, for the fiscal first quarter ended Sept. 30. That compares with a loss of $12.4 million, or 31 cents per share, for the same quarter a year earlier.

Total revenues were $48.3 million, up from $33.5 million a year earlier. Leading the way was molecular diagnostic revenue, which totaled $46.1 million, up from $30.9 million.

At the end of the quarter, the company had about $299 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable investment securities. The company has no debt or convertible securities.

Myriad Genetics Inc. is a biotechnology company focused on the development and marketing of novel therapeutic and molecular diagnostic products. Myriad's news and other information is available on the company's Web site at www.myriad.com.

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Myriad Genetics Inc., a biotechnology company based in Salt Lake City, reported a net loss of $8 million, or 18 cents per share, for the fiscal first quarter ended Sept. 30. That compares with a loss of $12.4 million, or 31 cents per share, for the same quarter a year earlier.

Total revenues were $48.3 million, up from $33.5 million a year earlier. Leading the way was molecular diagnostic revenue, which totaled $46.1 million, up from $30.9 million.

At the end of the quarter, the company had about $299 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable investment securities. The company has no debt or convertible securities.

Myriad Genetics Inc. is a biotechnology company focused on the development and marketing of novel therapeutic and molecular diagnostic products. Myriad's news and other information is available on the company's Web site at www.myriad.com.

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Dress Barn Inc., the New York- based retailer with more than 1,400 women's clothing stores, lowered its full-year profit forecast after same-store sales declined.

The retailer forecast per-share profit of $1.25 to $1.35, down from an earlier prediction of $1.40 to $1.50, it said Thursday in a statement distributed by Business Wire.