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National Security Concerns Prompt U.S. Government Panel to Investigate Broadcom Bid for Qualcomm

Qualcomm investors were slated to vote March 6 on whether to give Broadcom a majority on Qualcomm's board of directors. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has ordered the meeting delayed.

Two Inventors Are Helping Those With Desk Jobs to Rise Up

RETAIL: Standing Desk Aims to Be Well Designed Functional and Affordable

Standing desk setups are often associated with people in technology, but Readydesk’s conversion unit is nearly as low-tech as they come.

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Kratos to Sell Division, Reports $752M in Annual Revenue

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. announced a plan to sell its Public Safety & Security Division to Securitas Electronic Security Inc.

Sempra Reports 2017 Results

San Diego-based Sempra Energy reported 2017 adjusted earnings of $1.37 billion, up from $1.27 billion the prior year.

Congressman: Broadcom-Qualcomm Might Have National Security Implications

Members of Congress have called for a federal review of Broadcom Ltd.’s proposed acquisition of Qualcomm Inc. and Reuters reports that such a review has already begun.

Bankruptcy Court Approves Sempra Buying Oncor Holding Company

San Diego-based Sempra Energy has cleared the second to last hurdle in its $9.45 billion acquisition bid for Oncor Electric Delivery, the largest utility in Texas.

Pirch Puts Efforts in Its Comfort Zone

RETAIL: Co. Misread Market; New Focus to Be Brands, Customers

An overly ambitious rush to expand, confusion over its brand, and costly real estate deals were what caused Pirch — the high-end household furnishings and fixtures company — to close all but its four California showrooms.

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Bagging Rights

RETAIL: Carlsbad Co. Among Winners From Ban on Plastic Bags

Some reusable bag makers in California were pleased when voters affirmed the state’s single use plastic bags ban in November 2016, but hesitant to attribute their successes and steady revenue to the bill itself. However, Lotus Trolley Bag based in Carlsbad was inspired to start its business because of the law.

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Comhear's Crowdfunding Campaign for 3D Sound Bar Tops $1M

Comhear has said the technology is likely to be appealing to audiophiles, gamers, people with home theaters and users of virtual and augmented reality.

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GA-ASI Taps Boeing in Carrier Aircraft Bid

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has enlisted a surprising partner in its bid to build an unmanned, carrier-based air refueling aircraft for the U.S. Navy

Stone Brewing to MillerCoors on Rebrand: You're Not Worthy

The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in San Diego, alleges MillerCoors of trademark infringement.

Sirenas Inks Research Partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb

Sirenas, a marine-centric biotech in San Diego, has entered into a research agreement with pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Taking The Global Initiative

Recent data show the San Diego region’s international trade has been expanding faster than the economy as a whole.

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MKO Global Partners Acquired

San Diego-based MKO Global Partners has been acquired by Two Labs, which provides product and commercialization services to pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Callaway Golf Reports Earnings for an Acquisitive 2017

Callaway Golf Co. closed out 2017 on a strong note, reporting net income of $40.8 million or 42 cents per share on net sales of $1.05 billion.