Stories for February 2004

Monday, February 23

MARKETPLACE - San Diego Public Stocks

Proxy: JACK IN THE BOX INC.; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch

Where We Stand on the Propositions

EDITORIAL by John Hollon

Savvy Entrepreneurs Surround Themselves With Advisers

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Union Funds Dwindling as Grocery Strike Drags on

New Strikes Elsewhere Could Begin as Soon as May

Bankers Say New SBA Lending Rules Don't Add Up

Finance: Cuts to Loan Amounts, New Fee Structure Squeezes Banks, Borrowers

Third Time Was the Charm in Lockheed-Titan Deal

After Two Rejections, Titan Chief Negotiates Local Company's Merger

Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

Should You Buy or Lease Office/Manufacturing Space?

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Jalalabad, Shannon Lining Up as Next Sister Cities

Question: What does San Diego, have in common with Jalalabad, Afghanistan and Shannon, Ireland?

Small Business Help Line

Know What to Look for When Hiring a Bookkeeper

IPO Checklist: Preparing Your Company for Public Markets

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Businesses Know a Lot Is Riding on March Vote

OPINION by Martyn B. Hopper, California state director for the National Federation of Independent Business.

Cell Standards Among Points of Cingular Deal

Future Pacts May Be Tougher Due to Different Standards Used By Other Wireless Companies

Federal Probe May Delay Sale of Titan Corp.

SEC Investigation Could Put Off Vote on $2.4B Lockheed Deal

ConVis Moves Into Magazines to Lure U.S. Visitors

Tourism: 'There's Pent-Up Demand We Know People Are Getting Back on Planes'

BUSINESS LEADS

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FOR THE RECORD

Calendar of Business events and announcements

S.D. Hotel Sales Could Be Among Big Deals of 2004

Funding for Major Transactions Appears to Be Loosening Up

Monday, February 16

Cell Phone Distributor Plans Initial Public Offering

Finance: InfoSonics Has Reported Profits in Five of Past Six Years

Fighting Unwanted Spam, One Computer User at a Time

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Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

FOR THE RECORD

Calendar of Business events and announcements

WEEK IN REVIEW

WEEK IN REVIEW

Gaming Measures Seek Spots on November Ballot

Thanks to a flurry of proposed initiatives, there could be thousands of additional slot machines available throughout Southern California.

New Plan to Keep Biotech Firms From Talking Out of School

FDA Will Watch What Companies Say During Pre-Market Review Process

Mad Catz a Player in Video Game Market

Accessory-Maker Ups Its Staff as Sales Rise

Protect Your Business By Protecting Your Electronic Assets

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ConVis Argues Performance a Key as City Audit Continues

Tourism: Salary Data Is Still Being Gathered

Small Business Help Line - Part 2: Strategies for Selling Your Business

Question: How do I plan for the post-sale period?

Businesses Need to Ensure E-mail Complies with New Law

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Nanogen Expands Its Reach With a New Acquisition

Biotech: Buyout of Toronto Firm Gives It Foothold in Coveted Area

Monday, February 9

Industry Sees Growth Potential of Minority Homebuyers

Housing: Hispanic Population Could Almost Double in Next 30 Years; PLUS: Marcus & Millichap Handles Sale of RV-Mobile Home Parks

WEEK IN REVIEW

WEEK IN REVIEW

S.D. Pension Mess a Leading Indicator

ANOTHER VIEW

New Employment Laws Bring on Same Old Headaches

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Biz Czar Pushes Plan For State's About-Face

Regional business and economic development leaders liked what they heard last week from Sunne Wright McPeak, California's newly appointed business, transportation, and housing secretary.

Survey Notes San Diegans Spending More, Earning Less

Pay Scales Not Keeping Pace With Cost to Live Here

Small Business Help Line: Avoiding Pitfalls When Selling a Business

Question: What should a small business owner know before putting a business up for sale?

LETTERS

Letters to the Editor

Pilot Program at SDSU Offers Dual Ph.D.-MBA Degree

Focus Is on Students Wanting a Career in Life Science Management

MARKETPLACE - San Diego Public Stocks

Proxy: WD-40 Co.; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch

What Do You Do When You Have Big Shoes to Fill?

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Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

Spot the "Walking Lawsuit" Before You Hire Them

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City, Chargers Need to Play Nice

COMMENT By John Hollon

Gateway's Future Brighter With eMachines

Struggling Computer Maker Likely to Adapt Irvine Firm's Lean Business Strategy

FOR THE RECORD

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Monday, February 2

Numbers Hard to Decipher in City-Chargers' Squabble

Sports: City Claims Team Under Limit By $22 Million; Chargers Say They Are $4 Million Over 'Trigger'

Killing Spam? Bill Gates Has A Better Idea

COMMENT - From the Jan. 27 Reason Express, the online newsletter of Los Angeles-based Reason magazine.

WEEK IN REVIEW

TOP BUSINESS NEWS: JANUARY 23 - 29, 2004

Gateway, Cymer Are on Different Paths

High-Tech Firms Report Widely Varying Results For the Fourth Quarter

New Job Study Shows Shifting San Diego Market

Those looking for job security might want to consider a career in pest control. Jobs in that field are estimated to grow 37 percent over the next seven years

The Perils of Political Pitches

OPINION by Mark Lacter

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State Inspections Reveal Issues at Area Nursing Homes

Surprise inspections at 112 California nursing homes revealed deficiencies in some San Diego county facilities that could potentially jeopardize the health and safety of residents.

Is Hiring a Public Relations Agency Right for You?

Small Business Help Line: Question: Do I need a public relations agency?

Moving Your Business South of The Border Offers Financial Benefits

For the right business, the benefits of maquiladoras are far-reaching.

Court Tells S.D. Realtor Groups To Set Own Price for Listings Info

Real Estate: Ruling a Result of Price-Fixing Suit

Airport Panel Commits $236K To SoCal Study

Local Use of LAX, John Wayne, Ontario Will Be Evaluated

Law Firm Ups Biotech Team With New Hires

In a move that has the legal community talking, Fish & Richardson's local office snagged a sizable patent prosecution team from Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe.

Periodic Section 8 Checks Sought for Subsidized Tenants

Housing: Supervisors To Vote on Proposal

Telecom Firm's Owner Accused in Fraud Case, Assets Seized

The assets and property belonging to a San Diego resident who allegedly headed up a fraudulent securities ring were seized Jan. 27 by federal agents.

MARKETPLACE - San Diego Public Stocks

Proxy: Advanced Marketing Services Inc.; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch

Real Estate Progress Report / Construction Journal

Real Estate sales and leases

Report: Biotech Funding Increased in 2003

'Robust' Fourth Quarter Made Up Lackluster Year

FOR THE RECORD

Calendar of Business events and announcements

Executive Profile - JAMES DAWE

Practices law at Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, sits on the executive committee of the Downtown San Diego Partnership and acts as vice chairman of the Downtown Community Plan Update Steering Committee.

Union Threatens Action Against Hotels' Ownership

Tourism: No Single Issue Seems to Drive Plans for a Boycott