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Illumina Grows S.D. Footprint with Manufacturing Facility

San Diego’s instrument maker Illumina Inc. has opened a five-story manufacturing facility on its campus, adding to the company’s sizeable footprint in University Town Center.

By Brittany Meiling January 24, 2017 4:40 p.m. share »
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Nixing NAFTA Seen as Bad Deal for the Regional Economy

As anyone playing the strategic board game “Risk” can attest, geographical advantages have a way of turning into disadvantages if they’re not leveraged properly.

By John Cox January 19, 2017 2:11 p.m. share »
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Port-Related Businesses Had $5.4B Economic Impact in 2015

The Port of San Diego is a big wheel in business, an economic dynamo. Companies doing business on San Diego’s tidelands generated $5.4 billion in economic output and sustained 43,627 jobs in 2015, according to a study issued by the port district in December. Figures for 2016 were not yet available.

By Brad Graves January 19, 2017 2:08 p.m. share »

Prof to Trump: 'Train of Economic Globalization Has Left the Station'

A UCLA economics professor told an audience in downtown San Diego that Donald Trump’s proposed policies on trade and immigration give him “really, really low” chances of delivering on his promise to create 25 million U.S. jobs during the next 10 years.

By John Cox January 18, 2017 5:49 p.m. share »
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Steve Fendley Named President of Kratos Drone Division

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. named Steve Fendley president of its unmanned systems division, announcing the change on Jan. 17.

By Brad Graves January 17, 2017 3:54 p.m. share »
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Green Flash Brewing: No Job Cuts Underway

Leaders of San Diego’s Green Flash Brewing Co. are not commenting on published reports that the craft beer maker has laid off as many as 25 employees.

By Lou Hirsh January 17, 2017 10:13 a.m. share »

Callaway Golf Acquires Ogio International for $75.5 Million

Carlsbad-based Callaway Golf Co. announced on Jan. 11 that it acquired Utah-based Ogio International Inc. for $75.5 million cash.

By Brad Graves January 11, 2017 4:17 p.m. share »

WD-40 Shares Slide on Weak First-Quarter Earnings

Shares of San Diego-based WD-40 Co. fell more than 10 percent Tuesday after the company’s first-quarter earnings, released Monday, fell short of expectations.

By Sarah de Crescenzo January 10, 2017 10:32 a.m. share »

Cohu Filing Could Put Big Bucks in Co.'s Hands

A recent securities filing shows Cohu Inc. is keeping its options open, and might want to raise more funds to finance future business opportunities.

By Brad Graves January 8, 2017 1:08 p.m. share »
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Golf Pro Daniel Berger Signs Deal With Callaway

Carlsbad-based Callaway Golf Co. said Jan. 5 that it has signed Daniel Berger to an endorsement deal.

By Brad Graves January 5, 2017 4:08 p.m. share »

General Atomics Wins $56.7M Contract to Build Unmanned Aircraft for Spain

Spain wants it own unmanned Predator B aircraft and has placed a $56.7 million order for them through its partner, the U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon announced Jan. 4.

By Brad Graves January 5, 2017 3:57 p.m. share »
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Sector on Course to Take Greater Advantage of Blue Economy

Opportunities just keep opening up for San Diego’s diverse maritime industry, a sector buoyed not only by the region’s naval power but the increasingly important fields of underwater drones, aquaculture and desalination.

By John Cox December 30, 2016 8:22 a.m. share »
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Cos. Facing Tough Time Finding Key Part: Skilled Employees

Every time Jo Marie Diamond, president of the East County Economic Development Council, runs into a manufacturer’s human resources manager, they tell her they’re struggling to find skilled workers to fill open positions.

By Sarah de Crescenzo December 30, 2016 8:16 a.m. share »
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Optimism On Deck for Growth of Military Forces, Contractors

The defense world is like an aircraft carrier. It can’t turn on a dime. November’s election, however, might signal a big, slow turn. The 2016 election will soon put a new set of decision-makers in charge of the Pentagon. President-elect Donald Trump says he’s for a strong defense. That would seem to please a Republican-controlled Congress — the entity that holds the Pentagon’s purse strings.

By Brad Graves December 30, 2016 7:59 a.m. share »
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As Competition Brews, Brewers Must Raise Their Game

San Diego County’s craft beer brewers continued to grow their local and global footprints in 2016, even as the U.S. industry overall began to show signs of slowing growth after several years of rapid acceleration in consumer demand.

By Lou Hirsh December 30, 2016 7:39 a.m. share »