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GA-EMS to Develop Capacitors For Microwave Weapons

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group said on Jan. 31 that it received a U.S. Navy contract to develop advanced, high-energy-density capacitors for high-power microwave weapon systems. Financial terms of the contract, awarded by the Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium, were not disclosed.

Bagging Rights

RETAIL: Carlsbad Co. Among Winners From Ban on Plastic Bags

Some reusable bag makers in California were pleased when voters affirmed the state’s single use plastic bags ban in November 2016, but hesitant to attribute their successes and steady revenue to the bill itself. However, Lotus Trolley Bag based in Carlsbad was inspired to start its business because of the law.

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Comhear's Crowdfunding Campaign for 3D Sound Bar Tops $1M

Comhear has said the technology is likely to be appealing to audiophiles, gamers, people with home theaters and users of virtual and augmented reality.

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GA-ASI Taps Boeing in Carrier Aircraft Bid

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has enlisted a surprising partner in its bid to build an unmanned, carrier-based air refueling aircraft for the U.S. Navy

Stone Brewing to MillerCoors on Rebrand: You're Not Worthy

The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in San Diego, alleges MillerCoors of trademark infringement.

Sirenas Inks Research Partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb

Sirenas, a marine-centric biotech in San Diego, has entered into a research agreement with pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Taking The Global Initiative

Recent data show the San Diego region’s international trade has been expanding faster than the economy as a whole.

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MKO Global Partners Acquired

San Diego-based MKO Global Partners has been acquired by Two Labs, which provides product and commercialization services to pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Callaway Golf Reports Earnings for an Acquisitive 2017

Callaway Golf Co. closed out 2017 on a strong note, reporting net income of $40.8 million or 42 cents per share on net sales of $1.05 billion.

Hemp Companies Take Root in the Region

AG: Medical Use Explored; Retail Products Find Following

A so-called green rush in San Diego has centered on marijuana. But a crop of companies are capitalizing on a lesser-known part of the cannabis industry: hemp.

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Joint Venture Helps Co. Cover More of the Sleep Sector

RETAIL: ResMed Sees Potential In Retail Sleep-Rating Device

ResMed’s 2011 acquisition of an Irish company called BiancaMed led to a new company: SleepScore Labs of Carlsbad, formed in 2016.

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Rip Current Brewing Co. Brewmaster Tapped to Head SD Brewers Guild

The Guild's former president, Pizza Port Brewing Co.’s Jill Davidson, is transitioning to a president emeritus role.

Industry Welcomes Suspension of Device Tax

HEALTH CARE: Tax Said to Hurt Staffing, R&D Efforts at Cos.

While San Diego’s medtech hub is cheering the recent suspension of a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device makers, a full repeal remains the industry’s ultimate goal.

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Oncor, Sempra Deal Receives Unanimous Stakeholder Support

Sempra Energy’s $9.45 billion deal to acquire Oncor has garnered unanimous support from 10 stakeholders involved in the regulatory proceedings, it was announced last week.

Qualcomm Hits and Beats Guidance, Takes One-Time Charges

Qualcomm Inc. reported a net loss of $5.95 billion — largely because of one-time items — on revenue of $6.07 billion during the first quarter of its 2018 fiscal year, which ended Dec. 24.

National City Co. Port-Processing Toyota Tacomas

Pasha Automotive Services (PAS) is now offering specialized port-processing services for 2018 Toyota Tacomas.

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