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Co. Goes Out of Town, State for New Manufacturing Plant

Medical device firm Dexcom Inc. is joining the ranks of San Diego companies that are building manufacturing operations outside the state.

By Brittany Meiling June 23, 2016 2:08 p.m.   $$ Share

Qualcomm Files Complaint Against Meizu in China

Qualcomm Inc. said June 23 that it took legal action against the Chinese company Meizu, filing a complaint in the Beijing Intellectual Property Court.

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Brewmaster Steele Leaving Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Brewing Co. announced that Brewmaster Mitch Steele will be leaving the company at the end of June, after 10 years with the Escondido-based craft beer maker.

Manufacturer RF Industries Reports Q2 Net Revenue of $7.74 Million

RF Industries Ltd., a San Diego business specializing in cables and connectors, reported a net loss of $113,000, or 1 cent per share, on revenue of $7.74 million in its second quarter, which ended on April 30. In the same quarter of 2015, the business reported net income of $448,000 on revenue of $7.59 million.

Carlsbad-Based Verdezyne Inc. Awarded Presidential Green Chemistry Award

A Carlsbad company was recognized Monday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its production of a chemical that is used to make high-performance nylon used in a slew of products from paintbrushes to automotive oil.

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Pirch Finds Prime Luxury Position in New SoHo Location

RETAIL: Furnishings Store Sets Sights on Miami, Boston and D.C.

After less than seven years in business, San Diego-based home furnishings retailer Pirch recently landed its first location in New York City, in lower Manhattan’s trendy and upscale SoHo neighborhood.

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Jerome’s Sets Own Pace For Expansion, Change

RETAIL: Progress Driven By Steady Deliberate Decisions

As it continues to expand — recently opening its 12th Southern California store in Orange County — the family-run, San Diego-based Jerome’s Furniture is now also handling a significant transition in leadership.

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AMN Keeps Making Strategic Acquisitions

MEDICINE: Latest Buy Is Health Information Co.

San Diego’s AMN Healthcare Inc., the largest health care staffing company in the nation, has snatched up its fifth health care company in less than two years. The acquisition of Franklin, Tenn.-based Peak Health Solutions, a health information management company, is expected to immediately boost AMN’s revenue.

BAE Systems Awarded $53.4 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair in Barrio Logan a $53.4 million contract for shipyard work on the destroyer USS Russell. The Pentagon announced the award on June 6.

General Dynamics Reports Keel Laid in Construction of Commercial Tanker

General Dynamics NASSCO said that it laid the keel of a commercial tanker to be named Liberty on May 26 at its shipyard in Barrio Logan.

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Ballast Point Brewing Investing $47.8M in Virginia Brewing Operations

San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits will invest $47.8 million to establish East Coast brewing operations in suburban Roanoke, Va., the Virginia governor’s office announced.

Orexigen Co-founder Resigns From the Board of Directors

San Diego drugmaker Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. announced May 27 that Dr. Eckard Weber, the company’s co-founder and former chairman, has resigned from the board of directors.

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Brand Theft

Taylor Guitars Among Premium Manufacturers Battling Trademark Violations

Musicians buy high-end guitars for their craftsmanship and superior performance, but overseas counterfeiters are deceiving some consumers with cheaply made copies.

ViaSat Inc. Reports Q4 Net Income of $4.5 Million

ViaSat Inc., the Carlsbad company that sells satellite electronics and services to government and commercial markets, reported net income of $4.5 million (9 cents per share) on revenue of $372.0 million in the fourth quarter ended March 31. The business reported its earnings on May 24.

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Nature’s Nightlight

RETAIL: Co.’s Dino Pets Tap Plankton Power to Sell Unusual Aquariums

Who knew plankton could be fun? A Carlsbad company called BioPop has managed to convince people that the little creatures make good pets. It’s built a growing, $1.4 million business around a particular species of plankton, Pyrocystis fusiformis.

Glacier Water Reports Q1 Results

Vista-based Glacier Water Services Inc. announced its first quarter results May 19 with 2.8 percent revenue growth to $31.8 million and a jump in operations income.