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General Dynamics Nassco Gets $61.8 Million Navy Award

General Dynamics Nassco said on April 2 that it made the initial cuts of steel on the third ECO tanker to be built for American Petroleum Tankers.

By Brad Graves April 2, 2015 4:14 p.m.   Share
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Co. Takes the Measure Of Sponsored Athletes

DATA: Brand Mentions, Fan Interaction Tabulated

Houston Rockets star shooting guard James Harden inked a $200 million deal this summer to promote Adidas sneakers for the next 13 years. Nike, Harden’s former sponsor, declined to match Adidas’ offer for the three-time all star. Did one of the shoe companies make a huge mistake?

Youngevity International Reports Q3 Revenue of $41.3M

Youngevity International Inc., a Chula Vista-based global direct marketer for nutritional and lifestyle products and producer of gourmet coffees, increased its third quarter revenue 9.9 percent from the like quarter of the previous year to $41.3 million.

Changing Tuna Industry for Ocean and Fishermen

The canned tuna industry must do better for workers and our oceans. The United States is the largest canned tuna market in the world, yet tuna on store shelves may be caught by workers who are abused at sea. Testimonials from tuna fishermen described incidents of inadequate or nonexistent pay, beatings with weapons, food and sleep deprivation, and even murder at sea.

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Constellation Brands Buying Ballast Point Brewing for $1 Billion

San Diego-based Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, the local region’s second-largest craft beer maker, is set to be acquired by Constellation Brands for approximately $1 billion, the companies announced Nov. 16.

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Photo Opportunity Is Transformed Into a Business Opportunity

MARKETING: Photo Booths Sharpen Firms’ Social Media Focus

Faced with increasing competition, San Diego County photo booth companies are finding new customers in corporations looking to expand their brands and their social media presence.

Surprise Guest at Panel Discussion on Drones Turns Out to be Linden Blue

Military and industry leaders offered their thoughts on the future of unmanned aircraft and robotics during a panel discussion Nov. 11.

GA-ASI Opens Office in Abu Dhabi

Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. opened an office in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, to serve the Middle East and North Africa region.

Boeing, Lockheed File Protest Over Selection of Northrop for New Bomber Contract

A very large defense contract which could easily involve San Diego subcontractors is in now question.

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Reports Q3 Results

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. reported net income of $55.1 million on revenue of $161.7 million in its third quarter.

Callaway Golf Co. to Pay Quarterly Dividend

Carlsbad-based Callaway Golf Co. said on Nov. 4 that it will pay out a quarterly dividend of 1 cent per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable on Dec. 15 to shareholders of record Nov. 24.

OneRoof Energy Inc. Appoints COO

San Diego-based OneRoof Energy Inc., a residential solar services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of OneRoof Energy Group Inc., announced it has appointed Brian Alexson, to the newly created role of chief operating officer.

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Company Readies to Ride Its Brand Into Popular Culture

APPAREL: Everyday Lines Up Agreements to Support Global Marketing

La Jolla-based lifestyle company Everyday California finishes its fifth year with an expanding global apparel business and will start 2016 with a new retail location, a juice bar and a reality TV series.

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S.D. Gets ‘Crafty’ In Drawing Tourists

TOURISM: Beer Week, Other Similar Events Bring Visitors

As the craft-beer faithful converge for the annual San Diego Beer Week — actually 10 days filled with countywide beer breakfasts, geek tours, ale marathons and “tap takeovers” – the local region is expected to get a significant economic buzz in the form of tourism benefits. If past years are an indication, this year’s seventh annual event, organized by the San Diego Brewers Guild and scheduled for Nov. 6-15, should create a steady flow of hotel room bookings, brewery tours, and increased sales at local stores, bars and restaurants.

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Designer’s Career Is Colorful Journey

FASHION: Zandra Rhodes Practical Side Shines, Too

Fashion designer Zandra Rhodes, known for flowing chiffon dresses, occasionally fantasizes about other mediums that could benefit from her trademark bold colors and patterns. “I’d love to have a go to do carpets in Las Vegas,” the British-born Rhodes said. “You could do anything mad and be in charge of doing a mad hotel.”

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Generic Drug Route Had Learning Curve

PHARMA: Company Opts to Build Distribution Network

For the past three years, an office building owned by Carlsbad Technology Inc. sat empty, awaiting enough growth from the generic drug manufacturer to force an office expansion. The moment has come: Carlsbad Technology moved into its new offices last month to accommodate an additional 33 employees over the past nine months, for a total of 136 employees.