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Youngevity Announces Closing of Subsidary's Private Placement Offering

Youngevity International Inc., a Chula Vista direct marketing business of gourmet coffees and other products, said is wholly owned subsidiary, CLR Roasters, completed a previously announced $4.35 million sale of secured convertible notes and warrants for an aggregate total of $4.75 million.

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Wal-Mart Hiring 85 for Poway Store Expansion

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to hire 85 new workers as part of an expansion underway at its Poway Walmart location, set for completion this fall.

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Realty Income Officials Ring Closing Bell at NYSE

Leaders of Realty Income Corp. recently rang the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange, marking the Escondido-based company’s 20th anniversary as a publicly traded company.

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RF Industries Ltd. Reports Third Quarter Results

RF Industries Ltd., a San Diego-based maker and distributor of wireless cable assemblies, reported fiscal 2014 third quarter sales of $5.5 million, down from $9.4 million in sales for the like quarter of 2013.

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Viking Therapeutics Prices Planned IPO

San Diego-based Viking Therapeutics Inc., a biotech company developing treatments for diabetes and metabolic disorders, has announced the estimated pricing of its initial public offering at $55 million – 5 million shares at a price range of $10 to $12.

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When Funds Flow

FINANCE: Biotechs Still Eyeing IPOs; VC Backing Is Strong in 2nd Quarter

Venture capital investment in the biotechnology sector of San Diego continues to climb despite the industry’s reputation of being volatile and risky.

Expanding Health Care Options Include Crossing the Border

INSURANCE: Plan Provides Primary Care In Mexico for Workers

A Chula Vista-based company is bringing a new offering to the table providing cross-border health options for people living and working on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Accion San Diego Receives Record Treasury Department Grant

Accion San Diego, the local microfinance lender that makes loans from $300 to $75,000, recently received the largest grant in its 20-year history when the U.S. Treasury Department gave it $880,000.

Venture Group’s New President Knows the Scene and San Diego

FINANCE: Mike Krenn Sees Opportunities, Expects More Investment Activity

The San Diego Venture Group named Mike Krenn, a longtime business-development professional, as its new full-time president.

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Achates Power Announces It Is Issuing $21.2M in Stock

Sorrento Valley-based Achates Power Inc. told U.S. securities regulators in a Sept. 5 filing that it was issuing $21.2 million in stock.

Pulse Electronics Sees Big Fluctuation in Stock

Shares of Pulse Electronics Corp., a San Diego manufacturer of electronic components in China, skyrocketed 53 percent on Sept. 9 to $3.10 before falling back to $2.50 as of mid-day Sept. 10.

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Quick Pitch Contest Announces Group of Finalists

The San Diego Quick Pitch Competition, now in its eighth year and renamed the John G. Watson Quick Pitch Competition, announced its field of 10 finalist startups.

Credit Union Membership Shows Biggest Jump in 25 Years

FINANCE: Low Rates On Loans, Higher Rates On Savings Draw Crowd

Credit unions continue to gain converts and recently surpassed the 100 million mark in membership, according to the Credit Union National Association, the trade group representing nearly 7,000 credit unions.

Cost of Compliance: Small Community Banks Say Dodd-Frank Reforms Are Unfairly Applied

Now in its fifth year, the Dodd-Frank banking reform law has had a profound effect on every bank, but smaller community banks say they’re feeling the impact from the added regulations far more than larger banks.