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New PepsiCo Deal Boosts Senomyx Inc.’s Stock

Stock for San Diego flavor maker Senomyx Inc. rose after the company signed a new deal with PepsiCo to develop chemicals that will “restore the desired salty taste in products with reduced salt.”

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WD-40 Reports 9% Increase in Net Sales for Q2

WD-40 Co., the San Diego-based maker of household products, reported fiscal 2014 second quarter net sales of $94.2 million, up 9 percent from the like quarter of the previous year.

Barrio Logan Zoning Issue to Remain on June Ballot After Lawsuit Fails

The legal effort to take a disputed Barrio Logan zoning plan off of the June ballot failed late last week, so voters living in San Diego city limits will still be asked to make a decision about the neighborhood’s future.

Brewery Redefines 'Beer Fund'

Santee-based Twisted Manzanita Ales and Spirits, which celebrates its fourth anniversary this year, is seeking investors to help fund a planned expansion of its distribution both domestically and internationally.

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Zogenix Getting a Heaping Dose of Criticism for Zohydro

PHARMA: Stock Takes Hit, But Co. Defends Painkiller

Zogenix Inc. is in damage control mode as it faces a maelstrom of criticism for its newly launched narcotic painkiller.

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Northrop Grumman Gets $43.8M Navy Deal for Unmanned Helicopters

The U.S. Navy said that it awarded a $43.8 million contract to Northrop Grumman Corp. for several unmanned helicopters and one ground control station.

Space Micro Doubling the Size of Its Design, Manufacturing Quarters

Space Micro Inc., which makes a variety of radiation-hardened electronics for satellites, said that it signed a five-year lease to expand its Mira Mesa facility.

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EDF Renewable Places Order for 194 Megawatts of Wind Turbine Generators

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy recently placed an order with Vestas for 194 megawatts of wind-powered generators. Vestas is a Danish manufacturer, seller, installer and servicer of wind turbines.

CACI One of Three Companies Eligible to Bid on a Possible $71M in Government Contracts

CACI Inc., based in Virginia with offices in San Diego, is one of three companies receiving U.S. Navy electronics contracts that could be worth tens of millions of dollars.

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Cubic Gets Air Force Contract Worth $6.9M

The U.S. Air Force said that it awarded Cubic Corp. a one-year contract worth $6.9 million.

$1.4 Billion Settlement Proposed for San Onofre Closure

Southern California utility customers could see returns of $1.4 billion if a joint settlement related to last year’s shuttering of the San Onofre nuclear plant is approved.

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WD-40 Announces Quarterly Dividend

WD-40 Co. announced its quarterly dividend of 0.34 cents per share, payable April 30, 2014 to stockholders of record on April 11, 2014.

Seragon Pharmaceuticals Names Former Onyx Pharmaceuticals CEO to its Board

Newly formed Seragon Pharmaceuticals Inc. has appointed N. Anthony Coles, the former CEO and board chairman of Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc., to its board of directors.

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Navy Completes Initial Test Flights for Northrop Unmanned Aircraft

The U.S. Navy finished initial flight tests for its Northrop Grumman Corp.-built Triton unmanned aircraft on March 13 in Palmdale.

Flux Power Holdings Inc. Appoints Collins as Executive Chairman of the Board

Flux Power Holdings Inc. of Vista said that it appointed Timothy Collins as executive chairman of the board.