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Marijuana Sector Ready to Grow as More Legalization Looms

PRODUCTION: Cos. Look to Profit in Making Tools of the Pot Trade

Legal, recreational marijuana sales are surging in the U.S. and are expected to surpass $6 billion annually as more than a half-dozen states, including California, are expected to take up the legalization issue this year.

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Co.’s Crops Find A Middle Ground

BIOTECH: Gene Editing May Be Acceptable Option to GMO

As high-profile companies such as Whole Foods and Chipotle turn up their noses to genetically modified (GM) foods, farmers are increasingly in search of crops that won’t turn off the consumer.

Spain to Buy Four Drones from GA-ASI

Spain plans to join the group of countries that fly unmanned aircraft from Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

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Planes, Trains Getting Bigger Role at Border

ECONOMY: Rail Upgrade, Airpark Bring Opportunities

After years of major upgrades to accommodate automobiles, infrastructure improvements in the San Diego-Mexico border region are about to shift decidedly in favor of planes and trains. And observers say there are multiple implications for commerce and business competitiveness in the cross-border area.

San Marcos Company's Carts Super Bowl-Bound

If any players wind up injured at this weekend’s Super Bowl, it may be a local distributor’s golf carts whisking them off the field.

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Agriculture Incentive Zone Could Be Sprouting in S.D.

PROPERTY: Tax Breaks Used to Provide Plots For Growing Produce

The city of San Diego is considering new property tax incentives designed to get fresh produce onto tables in neighborhoods underserved by grocery stores, farmers markets and other sources of healthful foods.

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Company Finds Wire Service Niche and Runs With It

SPORTS: Endurance, Outdoor Sportswires Sell Access to Wider Audience

Tina Wilmott, a 20-year public relations veteran and avid athlete, wanted to find a way to publicize news about the sports she enjoyed — running, cycling and triathlons — in a less expensive way than mainstream news wires such as Business Wire and PR Newswire.

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Athletic Apparel Co. Stays Ahead of Game

CLOTHING: It’s on Top of Design, Shipping and Speed

When Matt Lehrer’s parents started Teamwork Athletics Apparel in the late 1980s, it was a part-time side business making baseball jerseys and pants. They ran a manufacturing sales rep firm focusing on sporting goods, and after a uniform supplier pulled out, they decided to give it a try themselves.

Mold-Maker Balda C. Brewer Moving Some Operations to Oceanside

Balda C. Brewer Inc. USA, a maker of plastic molds used in medical devices and other products, is closing a plant in Irvine this month and cutting 193 jobs. The company plans to shift more jobs out of OC with the relocation of other operations from Anaheim to the Inland Empire and San Diego County.

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Clean Energy Future Has Quantifiable Benefits

With a unanimous San Diego City Council vote in December to adopt the San Diego Climate Action Plan (CAP), San Diego became the largest metropolitan area in the U.S. to adopt an aggressive target of 100 percent renewable energy within 20 years. This positions the city as a forward-thinking leader in climate policy both nationally and globally.

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Co. Makes the Case That Less Is More for Phone Protection

RETAIL: Utomic’s Edge System Doesn’t Block Access, Aesthetics

Take a good look at your smartphone. What do you see?

Pure Project Debuting at H.G. Fenton’s First Brewery Incubator

Local beer microbrewer Pure Project plans a Jan. 30 opening, as the first tenant to debut at property owner H.G. Fenton Co.’s Brewery Igniter incubator facility in Miramar.

Pacific Beach Manufacturer to Appear on 'Beyond the Shark Tank'

Tower Paddle Boards, a Pacific Beach-based manufacturer, will appear on an episode of ABC’s “Beyond the Shark Tank” on Thursday, Jan. 28, showcasing its growth since billionaire Mark Cuban bought nearly a third of the company in 2012.

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General Dynamics NASSCO's Newest Vessel Leaves Shipyard

The Perla Del Caribe, the newest vessel to come out of the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard, left San Diego on Jan. 26 for the Panama Canal and Jacksonville, Fla.

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Project Fairway

APPAREL: Company’s Fashions Play Well on the Golf Course and Off

Vivian Sayward had a problem with her golf game. It wasn’t her putting; it wasn’t her drive. It was her clothes.