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Report: Craft Beer Generates $600 Million for Region’s Economy

San Diego County’s craft beer breweries and brewpubs generated $600 million in regional economic impact during 2014, a doubling since 2011, according to the latest updated report by National University System Institute for Policy Research.

Kratos Defense Divisions Receive Contracts, Order

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said that one of its divisions received a $17 million contract.

State Department Reportedly Changing Export Rules on Drones

The State Department said on Feb. 17 that it is changing its export rules covering unmanned aircraft.

Palomar Display Products Wins Army Contract Worth $28.6 Million

The U.S. Army awarded Palomar Display Products an indefinite-quantity contract that could be worth up to $28.6 million over five years.

IriSys Raises $6.3 Million in Equity Financing

San Diego-based IriSys LLC has raised $6.3 million in equity financing, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Site Remediation Puts Properties Back in Play

BUILDING: Engineers Busy With Environmental Healing

Rising demand for new apartments in the region’s urban-core neighborhoods has quickened the pace of new project assignments for SCS Engineers and its competitors who advise developers on ways to put old contaminated sites to new uses in environmentally friendly ways.

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Solar Sector Expects Rush for Installations as Incentive Ends

ENERGY: Companies Boost Hiring, Preparing To Meet Deadlines

The looming expiration of California’s incentive program for installing solar energy systems may inspire a boom in solar business as consumers rush to install new projects.

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Hitting The Spot

BEVERAGE: Suja’s Juices Find a Market Thirsty for Its Flavors

From the borrowed attic space of a nightclub to the sprawling manufacturing facility in Miramar, Suja Life LLC has grown from a two-man operation to the fastest-growing beverage company in the nation.

ResMed Acquires Software Provider Jaysec for Undisclosed Sum

San Diego-based ResMed Inc. announced it has acquired Jaysec, a provider of Internet-based software solutions for the home medical equipment industry.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Awarded $279.1 Million Contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $279.1 million contract to produce two dozen Reaper unmanned aircraft and associated equipment.

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Isis Pharmaceuticals Announces $5M Milestone Payment

Carlsbad-based Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that it has earned a $5 million milestone payment from Biogen Idec related to developing a treatment for an unspecified neurological disorder.

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Ligand Reports Q4 Net Income of $7.1M

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc., a San Diego-based biotechnology firm, posted quarterly earnings results.

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Nassco's Newet Ship, USNS Lewis B. Puller, Named After Famous Marine

With the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps in attendance, dignitaries named one of General Dynamics Nassco’s newest ships after a larger-than-life Marine, Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller.

CareFusion Signs Exclusive Agreement With Breas Medical

San Diego-based CareFusion Corp., a global medical technology company, announced Monday that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for the U.S. with Breas Medical for its Vivo line of ventilation equipment.

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Tapping Its Resources

BEER: Brewer Sets Up Financing, Production for Even Bigger Push in State

San Diego’s Karl Strauss Brewing Co., the granddaddy of local craft beer brewers, is taking steps to boost production capacity and meet growing retail demand for products such as its Red Trolley Ale.