Stories for February 2004
Monday, February 23
After Two Rejections, Titan Chief Negotiates Local Company's Merger
Question: What does San Diego, have in common with Jalalabad, Afghanistan and Shannon, Ireland?
OPINION by Martyn B. Hopper, California state director for the National Federation of Independent Business.
Future Pacts May Be Tougher Due to Different Standards Used By Other Wireless Companies
SEC Investigation Could Put Off Vote on $2.4B Lockheed Deal
Tourism: 'There's Pent-Up Demand We Know People Are Getting Back on Planes'
Funding for Major Transactions Appears to Be Loosening Up
Proxy: JACK IN THE BOX INC.; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
Finance: Cuts to Loan Amounts, New Fee Structure Squeezes Banks, Borrowers
Monday, February 16
Thanks to a flurry of proposed initiatives, there could be thousands of additional slot machines available throughout Southern California.
FDA Will Watch What Companies Say During Pre-Market Review Process
Tourism: Salary Data Is Still Being Gathered
Question: How do I plan for the post-sale period?
Biotech: Buyout of Toronto Firm Gives It Foothold in Coveted Area
Finance: InfoSonics Has Reported Profits in Five of Past Six Years
Monday, February 9
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.
Pay Scales Not Keeping Pace With Cost to Live Here
Question: What should a small business owner know before putting a business up for sale?
Focus Is on Students Wanting a Career in Life Science Management
Proxy: WD-40 Co.; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
Struggling Computer Maker Likely to Adapt Irvine Firm's Lean Business Strategy
Housing: Hispanic Population Could Almost Double in Next 30 Years; PLUS: Marcus & Millichap Handles Sale of RV-Mobile Home Parks
Monday, February 2
COMMENT - From the Jan. 27 Reason Express, the online newsletter of Los Angeles-based Reason magazine.
High-Tech Firms Report Widely Varying Results For the Fourth Quarter
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
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.
Small Business Help Line: Question: Do I need a public relations agency?
For the right business, the benefits of maquiladoras are far-reaching.
Real Estate: Ruling a Result of Price-Fixing Suit
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.
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.
Proxy: Advanced Marketing Services Inc.; San Diego Technology 15; San Diego BioTech 15; Southern California Index Watch
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.
Tourism: No Single Issue Seems to Drive Plans for a Boycott
Sports: City Claims Team Under Limit By $22 Million; Chargers Say They Are $4 Million Over 'Trigger'