Betting on Beer

Breweries Turn To New Way To Get Cash

Dan Selis likes being a trailblazer. Under Selis, who began Mission Brewery nearly a decade ago in a former Wonder Bread bakery near Petco Park, Mission was the first brewing company in California to sell a 32-ounce version of its craft beers. It was also the first in the state to make and sell an alcoholic version of root beer.

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Qualcomm Backs Startup Developing Battery-Free Bluetooth Beacons

The busy investment arm of Qualcomm Inc. has spied another startup it hopes will go big.

Odonate Therapeutics Files for $173 M IPO

San Diego-based Odonate Therapeutics has filed with the SEC to raise up to $173 million in an IPO.

Sempra Betting on Its Power of Persuasion

ENERGY: Acquisition of Texas Utility Likely to Depend On Convincing State’s PUC

It wasn’t the sort of regulatory memo the head of a large public company looks forward to discussing on an earnings call. But the timing left Sempra Energy CEO Debra Reed little choice.

Arcturus Completes Merger with Alcobra, Lists on Nasdaq

San Diego’s Arcturus Therapeutics is now on the public markets following a merger with Alcobra, previously based in Israel.

Report: Review of Qualcomm's Bid for NXP Will Slip Into 2018

The European Commission might not complete its antitrust review of Qualcomm Inc.’s attempt to buy NXP Semiconductors N.V. until early 2018.

WD-40’s Latest Auto Upgrade Has Cult Following

A cult classic. That’s what WD-40 Co. calls the four-wheel-drive vehicle it is upgrading and planning to auction for charity.

Zodiac Pool Solutions Plans to Merge With Barcelona-Based Multinational Group

Zodiac Pool Solutions, the Vista-based manufacturer of residential pool equipment, plans to merge with a publicly traded Barcelona-based multinational group.

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Alphatec Q3 Revenue Drops Due to Hurricanes

Carlsbad-based Alphatec in preliminary quarter three results reported revenue of $22.8 to $23.1 million.

Ignyta Inc. Raises $160 Million in New Stock Offering

San Diego drugmaker Ignyta Inc. is piggybacking off recent positive press by raising $160 million in a new stock offering.

FDA Gives Special Classification to Neurocrine Biosciences Drug

Regulators with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have handed Neurocrine Biosciences a special classification for one of its drug programs, granting the company a number of perks.

Shoe Co. Finds S.D. a Good Fit as Hub of U.S. Expansion

RETAIL: Algae Product Connection, PR Firm And Attitude Led to S.D.

Galahad Clark reaches under the table at Swell Coffee Co. in Del Mar and peels off one shoe.

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Business Is Blooming After the Drought

AGRICULTURE: Crop Values Up; Nurseries See Renewed Interest

The drought easing up last year and then officially ending in April contributed to a rebound in San Diego County’s agriculture industry.

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Former S.D. Juice Giant Co-founder Launches New Makeup Company

Annie Lawless, the early co-founder of San Diego’s juice giant Suja Juice has launched a new venture in San Diego: a makeup company called Lawless.

NuVasive Launches 3D-Printed Titanium Implant

Medical device and surgery company NuVasive has launched Modulus XLIF, titanium implants that are 3-D-printed, expanding the company’s surgical offerings.