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Callaway Golf Reports Q2 Net Income of $12.8 Million

Foreign exchange rates continue to dampen Callaway Golf Co.’s game, but the company is seeing more quarterly profit than last year.

Callaway Signs Schniederjans to Sponsorship Deal

Callaway Golf Co. said on July 27 that it signed 22-year-old Ollie Schniederjans to a sponsorship agreement. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Zodiac Pool Systems Always Looking for Next Good Buy

PRODUCTION: The Co. Finds Success in Preserving Its Brands’ Identities

There aren’t many Southern California companies that can claim they’re connected to a 19th century French aeronaut.

High Road Capital Partners, a Private Equity Firm, Acquires Cali Bamboo

Cali Bamboo LLC, a San Diego-based manufacturer of bamboo flooring and other bamboo products, has been acquired by private equity firm High Road Capital Partners, the companies said Wednesday.

Medtronic Acquires Carlsbad-Based RF Surgical Systems for $235 Million

Carlsbad health tech firm RF Surgical Systems Inc. will be acquired by Dublin-based Medtronic for roughly $235 million, according to a recent press release.

WD-40 Reports Q3 Net Income of Nearly $11M on Net Sales of $92.5M

WD-40 Co. — which does a global business selling its lubricants, soaps and other chemicals — reported net income of almost $11 million on net sales of $92.5 million for its third quarter, which ended on May 31.

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Builder Takes Conservation Plunge, Installs Gray Water Systems

BUILDING: Adding Feature to New Houses Costs $10,000

Every house in KB Home’s latest San Diego development comes standard with a feature designed to attract drought-conscious consumers. All 52 homes are equipped with a gray water system to convert used water from showers, bathroom sinks and washing machines into water ready for lawn sprinklers and outdoor fountains.

San Diego Exported $18.6 Billion in Goods in 2014

San Diego exported a record $18.6 billion worth of goods last year, up about $700 million from 2013, the U.S. Department of Commerce said Thursday.

Celladon Corp. Suspends R&D, May Liquidate

Drug developer Celladon Corp. announced that it will suspend all research and development activities.

15 Companies Each Awarded $10,000 MetroConnect Prize

Fifteen San Diego companies received $10,000 each on Wednesday from the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp., part of a JPMorgan Chase & Co.-backed initiative to boost the area’s international exports.

Local Delegation Heading to Philippines to Promote Trade

The Philippine Honorary Consul of San Diego, Audie J. de Castro, will head a San Diego delegation of government officials and business executives on an economic mission to the Philippines from July 6-10.

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Agriculture Remains Firmly Planted as North County Economic Force

Biotechs and craft breweries are the current darlings of the San Diego County economy, but there’s a stalwart player that has been packing an economic punch far longer than either of these relative newcomers.

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O.C.-Based MagnaFlow Plans Headquarters in Oceanside

MANUFACTURING: $10M Facility in Works Next to Firm’s Factory

A Rancho Santa Margarita-based manufacturer of catalytic converters and performance exhaust systems broke ground on a $10 million, 100,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility in Oceanside late last month.

DJO Global Agrees to Buy Certain Assets From Zimmer

Encore Medical, a subsidiary of Vista-based medical device firm DJO Global, has entered into an agreement with Zimmer Holdings Inc. to purchase products to help it invest in the implant business.

Navy Awards General Atomics $737 Million Contract

General Atomics received a major contract this month for its electromagnetic aircraft carrier catapult as well as for a similarly powered arresting gear to catch the small jets landing on the carrier deck.