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Headset Maker Turtle Beach Corp. Announces Hiring of Two Executives

Turtle Beach Corp., a San Diego designer and marketer of audio products such as headsets used with video, has added two new members to its senior management team.

General Atomics ASI Announces Army Contracts

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. of Poway received two contract modifications, worth $47.7 million and $14.8 million, from the U.S. Army for the acquisition of ground equipment for unmanned aircraft. Work will take place over the next two years. The Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. awarded the deals, announced April 1 and 2.

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Four Local Craft Brewers Among Nation’s 50 Largest

Four San Diego County-based companies, led by Escondido’s Stone Brewing Co., made this year’s annual ranking of the top 50 U.S. craft beer makers based on 2014 sales volume, published by the Colorado-based Brewers Association.

American Wave Machines Names Reynolds to COO Position

American Wave Machines Inc., a maker of artificial wave technology, announced that the company has hired Robert Reynolds as its new chief operating officer.

Beechcraft Selling Plane to Iraqi Government

Beechcraft Defense Co. is selling one of its small planes to the government of Iraq under a foreign military sale, the Pentagon announced on March 25.

WD-40 Announces Quarterly Dividend and Board Appointment

WD-40 Co., a San Diego-based maker of specialty lubricants, soap and chemicals, announced its regular quarterly dividend of $0.38 per share, payable April 30 to stockholders of record at the close of business on April 16.

GKN Aerospace Signs $200 Million Contract With Rolls Royce

GKN Aerospace — which has factories in El Cajon and Mexicali, Mexico — said earlier this year that it agreed to supply Rolls-Royce PLC with components for the latest version of the Trent 1000 engine.

Callaway Golf Shares Close Up at $9.55

Shares of Callaway Golf Co. gained more than 11 percent in value on March 23, and then backtracked 3 percent in after-hours trading.

Pulse Electronics Corp. Reports Net Loss of $9.6M for Q4

Pulse Electronics Corp. reported a net loss of $9.6 million on net sales of $80.1 million for its fourth quarter.

Batu Biologics Publishes Data on Therapeutic Vaccine

San Diego-based Batu Biologics Inc. announced the publication of pre-clinical data for its flagship immunotherapeutic product, ValloVax in the Journal of Translational Medicine.

Viterbi Inducted Into Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

Qualcomm Inc. co-founder Andrew Viterbi was inducted into Connect’s Entrepreneur Hall of Fame during a recent luncheon at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa.

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Whiskey Hits Market With Right Hooks

BEVERAGE: Endorsers, Herbs And Name Target Millennials

Over the past decade, San Diego has become known far and wide for its craft beer industry.

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Vital Therapies Reports Q4 Results

San Diego-based Vital Therapies Inc., a company developing a cell-based therapy to help people suffering from serious liver disease, announced its fourth quarter financial results on March 19, reporting a net loss of about $14 million compared with a net loss of $10.2 million in the same quarter of 2013.

Three Kratos-Powered Drones Participate in Test

Three target drones with rocket motors from Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. took part in an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system test in late February, the company said on March 16.