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Operations at West Coast Ports to Continue Despite Contract Expiration

Operations at the Port of San Diego and 28 other West Coast ports were set to continue after a labor contract covering dock workers expired at 5 p.m. July 1.

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EDF Enters Power Purchase Agreement for Kansas Wind Project

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy said the company has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement with Great Plains Energy

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Feldmann Takes the Reins at Cubic Corp.

Bradley Feldmann took over as CEO of Cubic Corp. on July 1 in a planned management transition.

Sungear Acquired by Pittsburgh Company

Sungear Inc., a San Diego manufacturer of precision gear components for the aerospace industry, has been acquired by Pittsburgh, Pa.-based H-D Advanced Manufacturing Corp., the buyer said.

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Baja Driver’s License Work Could Be Worth $1M for ImageWare

ImageWare Systems Inc., the San Diego-maker of identity management software, was selected to implement a multimodal biometric driver license system for the state of Baja California, Mexico, the company announced.

SDG&E Sees Conservation as Key to Meeting Peak Energy Demand

San Diego Gas & Electric said it is prepared to meet this summer’s energy demands but there may be days when it will need help from customers.

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Cubic's Training Capabilities Pay Off With 2 Defense Contracts

Cubic Corp. has two new defense contracts in hand.

WD-40 Declares Quarterly Dividend

San Diego-based WD-40 Co. said its board of directors declared its regular quarterly dividend June 24, 2014 of 34 cents per share, payable July 31, 2014 to stockholders of record at the close of business on July 11, 2014.

Foreign Investment Responsible for 50,000 Jobs in Region

Nearly 50,000 San Diego jobs were directly connected to foreign investment in 2011, or nearly double the number of jobs connected to foreign investment 20 years ago, according to a report from the Bookings Institution.

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EDF to Sell CID Solar Project

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy agreed to sell the CID Solar Project to Dominion Exploration & Production.

San Diego Manufacturers Search for Ways to Compete With Asia

Manufacturing: Region Has Advantage With Access to Labor in Mexico

As the economy recovers from the recession, manufacturers in San Diego County are looking for ways to better compete with their counterparts in Asia, who have lower labor costs.

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Forging Alliances Here and 'There'

To keep prices down as they compete globally, many San Diego County manufacturers are forced to forge alliances with companies outside the U.S. Five of San Diego’s manufacturers took some time to discuss the choices they made to build a profitable company. Tower Paddle

Local Pharma Co., Stanford Univ. Forge a Pact

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co. has signed an option agreement with Stanford University that will add proprietary technology to its programs, the pharma company said.

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Sempra Receives a Key Approval for LNG Facility

Sempra Energy said its liquefied natural gas project in Louisiana obtained approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, paving the way to its construction later this year.

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Northrop Grumman Brings Home the 'BACN'

The U.S. Air Force said that it awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. an $89.7 million contract modification for operation and support of its BACN electronics.