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Reuters: Qualcomm to Add 2 Board Members

Moving on from two thwarted M&A deals, Qualcomm Inc. is preparing to appoint two new directors, Reuters reported on Sept. 18, citing unnamed sources.

Nominate a Female Business Leader who Excels

Nominations to recognize the local business world’s most important women business leaders are open.

Hughes Marino Names Kathryn Richman General Counsel

Richman has a background in advising and representing clients in segments like business law, risk management, research, contract law, state and federal administrative and regulatory law.

Samumed Inks Licensing Deal Worth Up To $350M

United Therapeutics Corporation gained North American licensing rights to a lung disease drug from San Diego’s Samumed in a deal announced Sept. 17.

Sempra, Activists Strike Deal for Board Change, Business Review

Sempra Energy has signed a deal with activist investors Elliott Management Corp. and Bluescape Energy Partners LLC, agreeing to seat two new board members among other provisions.

Ex-Illumina Leaders Form Own Cos. To Pursue Genomics Work

Kevin Gunderson was employee No. 7 of 6,000 at Illumina. He led the company’s advanced research group for almost 18 years, helping create its first $1 billion product line.

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San Diego Falls in Middle of Green Rankings

PROPERTY: CRE’s Lack Of Headquarters, Smaller Buildings Hurt Score

Though San Diego may think of itself as green, the green may stem from jealousy over the performance of other cities when it comes to having environmentally sensitive office space.

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Workers Feel Something Is Missing in Paycheck

ECONOMY: S.D. Workers No. 1 Nationally in Pay Dissatisfaction

San Diegans feel the warmth of the sun on their backs, the soothing onshore breezes and a definite lightness to their paychecks.

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Illumina’s Progress Creates Encouraging Ecosystem for Others

In 2000, the cost to sequence a genome stood at $100 million.

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S.D. Named 10th Most Fun City in America by WalletHub

The company compared 182 U.S. cities based on 65 key metrics, including movie costs, open hours of breweries and fitness centers per capita.

Qualcomm Takes on $53B Counterfeiting Problem

Taking a step against counterfeiters and cheats, Qualcomm Inc. has produced software to identify counterfeit, illegal and stolen mobile devices, making it freely available.

ViaCyte Set to Receive $15M in Diabetes Collaboration

ViaCyte, a San Diego stem cell therapy biotech, has teamed up with a Massachusetts gene-editing company to take on diseases like diabetes.

Amazon, Walmart Labs Need Local Tech Talent

WORKFORCE: Cos.’ Presence Could Bring Bigger Changes

The scramble for technology talent in San Diego is entering a new stage as two mammoth companies have announced plans to dramatically increase hiring.

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Plant Power Fast Food Taps a Hunger for Change

DINING: Plant-Based Cuisine Aims to Transform Typical Menu and the World

When Jeffrey Harris launched Plant Power Fast Food, the San Diego-based, GMO-free, plant-based restaurant chain, in 2015, his idea was not to cater to vegans and/or vegetarians — although they are surely welcome — but to offer a healthier alternative to omnivores in a space where it can have the most amount of impact on the most amount of people possible.

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Maravai LifeSciences Leases Sorrento Valley Building Space

Company expanding San Diego operations.

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Sherpa Clinical Packaging Acquired

San Diego-based Sherpa Clinical Packaging has been acquired by PCI Pharma Services under a deal announced Sept. 11 in which terms were not disclosed.

Goodwill Industries Unveils Community Employment Center

Partners with Civic San Diego.

SANDAG Names New Executive Director

The San Diego Association of Governments has appointed Hasan Ikhrata as its new executive director.

Homegrown Meats Goes National With Whole Foods Market

The San Diego-based grass-fed and grass-finished beef jerky producer, will debut four of its flavors through Whole Foods Market stores nationwide.

RQ Construction Receives SEAL Campus Work

The U.S. Navy awarded RQ Construction LLC of Carlsbad a $63.6 million firm fixed-price contract to design and build facilities at the Naval Special Warfare Coastal Campus at Coronado.

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