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Arena Nets $800M Upfront in Licensing Deal

Arena Pharmaceuticals on Nov. 15 announced a drug licensing deal that provides the company with ample cash to devote to other medicines in its pipeline.

New Plan Aims to Equip Underutilized Workforce For Innovation Economy

San Diego County faces a steep challenge when it comes to preparing enough workers with the right skills to fill high-tech jobs in the coming decade, a recent study found.

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Co. Catches the Fish, Then Tries to Hook Customers

FISHING: Awarded Grant To Promote Consumption Of Wider Selection of Fish

One fish, two fish .... The Dr. Seuss storybook title pretty much sums up how Dave Rudie came across his latest fish discovery: opah.

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Demographics Lead Developers to Senior Housing Projects

PROPERTY: Older Homeowners Can Use Equity in Home for Move

Senior living projects are popping up at an increasing rate in San Diego County as developers hope to tap an exploding market which many said is vastly underserved.

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After First Flight, Airline Looks to Connect With More Travelers

For Solana Beach resident, Sheila Olinger, the convenience of flying out of an airport that is smaller, closer to home and has $5 all-day parking made taking the first-ever California Pacific Airlines flight Nov. 2 from Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar Airport a no-brainer.

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ScaleMatrix, HPE, open high-performance computing center in San Diego

San Diego data center company ScaleMatrix will partner with Hewlett Packard Enterprises to open a new center for hybrid high-performance computing.

GA-ASI to Build Aircraft for Australia

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. announced it has reached a deal to provide its MQ-9 unmanned aircraft to Australia. GA-ASI builds its Predator family of aircraft in Poway.

Connect Names New Board Chair

Tim Scott, CEO of TEGA Therapeutics, will serve as Connect's new chair of the board of directors.

Cubic’s Annual Sales Climb to $1.2B

Cubic Corp. closed out its 2018 fiscal year reporting annual net income of $12.3 million on record net sales of $1.2 billion. It said it expects sales to grow in fiscal 2019.

Multi-family Project Sold For $2.6M

Property includes apartments and single-family homes.

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Bay Area Software Company Opens New S.D. Office

Project management software company Wrike plans to boost its presence in San Diego with a new office in UTC.

OncoSec’s Korean Ties Draw Attention in U.S. and S. Korea

Japan sticks out as San Diego biotech’s most valuable international trading partner. Elsewhere in Asia, regional biotechs like Tocagen are gaining a foothold in China through partnerships with Chinese firms.

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Cos. See How Their Ideas Play Out in ‘The Sandbox’

San Diego investor Shayne Skaff has launched a new incubator for software and data science companies. Dubbed, “the Sandbox,” the program is aimed exclusively at software-as-a-service companies, machine learning, and other data-heavy applications.

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Kearny Mesa Building Sold For $18M

Building was extensively renovated.

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Cruzan Acquires Carlsbad Commercial Center

Center has eight buildings.

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San Diego Defense Sector Benefits From New F-35 Order

San Diego County stands to get approximately $450 million worth of work from the Pentagon’s latest order for F-35 Lightning II aircraft, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter. The main beneficiary is Northrop Grumman.

StemGenex’s Marketing, Manufacturing Draw FDA Warning

StemGenex Biologic Laboratories recently drew a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over manufacturing practices and the marketing of an unapproved stem cell therapy.

Puesto’s Co-Founder Named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30' 2019 List

25-year-old Adler is the only local entrepreneur to make the list this year.

Report: S.D. Wine Industry Generated $50M

The 13-page review shows the local wine industry generated $50 million in overall economic impact, a $19.6 million increase from 2016.

Petco Cuts Out Artificial Ingredients from Pet Food

Starting in January, Petco will remove dog and cat foods and treats with artificial ingredients from store shelves and e-commerce.

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