Stories for November 2003
Monday, November 24
Bella Heule has been president of the San Diego World Trade Center since February of last year...
Question: What specific changes in the Tax Code for 2003 and 2004 should I be thinking about?
Telecom: Flat-Rate Fee Strategy Could Draw New Customers
Because people nurtured Greg Nowell's interest in plants beginning in high school, his enthusiasm grew into a passion for outdoor design.
Cut Out Regulations That Fuel the Housing Shortage And Delay Our Recovery
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In 1989, Minick lost the bid for the Old Town master lease he had held for 20 years. And he lost to a big, out-of-state corporation , Host International.
Monday, November 17
Government: Trial Over Strip-Club Bribes Still a Long Way Off
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Finance: Actual Distribution Unlikely to Occur for at Least 45 Days
Unionized grocery workers' biggest gambit in the five-week-old strike appears to have been neutralized in advance by the three major grocery chains.
First it was workers' comp, then health care, now the California's unemployment insurance system is under strain , and employers are being asked to pay the bill.
There are signs of recovery, which translate into an improved San Diego County commercial real estate market in 2004.
OPINION by Howard Fine, reporter, Los Angeles Business Journal
Question: I run a small business. Is it too early to begin tax planning for next year?
San Diego Business Journal Forum - What should be done to better prepare and deal with San Diego wildfires in the future?
A wildfire threatens a Southern California mountain resort. The community evacuates. Firefighters keep the blaze away from downtown. The town reopens. Yet merchants say the bad publicity keeps tourists away.
Tourism: Although the Downtown Survived, 350 Families Lost Their Homes
Company's Comeback With Pet Product Comes After Settling Ongoing Lawsuit
Monday, November 10
Politics: Process Is Called 'Evolutionary' Rather Than Being 'Revolutionary'
High-Tech: Among Units Moving Are Corporate Planning, Accounting, Business Strategy
Economy: Overall Rise In Output Counters Sluggish Job Growth
CNA Hopes Hospital Will Follow in Footsteps Of Palomar Pomerado
CARLSBAD , K2 Inc. announced a profit of 12 cents per diluted share in the third quarter of 2003.
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Tourism: Fire Safety Could Be a Key to Plan's Passage in March
Q: How should companies compensate employees for time off due to the California wildfires?
Qualcomm Inc. last week posted easy-to-remember results for its 2003 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 28. Four quarters, $4 billion in sales.
Monday, November 3
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QUESTION: What export and import rules do I need to be aware of?
As expected, CancerVax Corp. was the first local biotech to make its debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange this year.
After last week's firestorms devastated homes across pockets of the county, phones were ringing off the hook at San Diego-based The Pidgeon Co.
The county's lawyers have banded together to provide free legal help to thousands of families who lost homes to the Cedar and Paradise fires.
San Diego Business Journal Forum - Here is what some area business people were saying about the disaster:
The Insurance Information Network of California published an updated list of telephone numbers for brush fire insurance claims:
Economy: San Diego Stands to Benefit From National Recovery