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Orexigen Co-founder Resigns From the Board of Directors

San Diego drugmaker Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. announced May 27 that Dr. Eckard Weber, the company’s co-founder and former chairman, has resigned from the board of directors.

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Brand Theft

Taylor Guitars Among Premium Manufacturers Battling Trademark Violations

Musicians buy high-end guitars for their craftsmanship and superior performance, but overseas counterfeiters are deceiving some consumers with cheaply made copies.

ViaSat Inc. Reports Q4 Net Income of $4.5 Million

ViaSat Inc., the Carlsbad company that sells satellite electronics and services to government and commercial markets, reported net income of $4.5 million (9 cents per share) on revenue of $372.0 million in the fourth quarter ended March 31. The business reported its earnings on May 24.

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Nature’s Nightlight

RETAIL: Co.’s Dino Pets Tap Plankton Power to Sell Unusual Aquariums

Who knew plankton could be fun? A Carlsbad company called BioPop has managed to convince people that the little creatures make good pets. It’s built a growing, $1.4 million business around a particular species of plankton, Pyrocystis fusiformis.

Glacier Water Reports Q1 Results

Vista-based Glacier Water Services Inc. announced its first quarter results May 19 with 2.8 percent revenue growth to $31.8 million and a jump in operations income.

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Stone Brewing Co. Expanding to Wine Country with Napa Tap Room, Brewery

Stone Brewing Co. plans to open a new beer tap room and pilot brewery in downtown Napa, marking the latest expansion beyond San Diego County for the Escondido-based company.

Bilodeau Joins Board of Maxwell Technologies

San Diego-based Maxwell Technologies Inc., an industrial scale energy storage device firm, announced May 12 the addition of Steve Bilodeau to its board of directors as a new independent director.

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Reports Q1 Earnings

San Diego’s Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, a maker of compounded drugs, reported a big jump in revenue for the first quarter of 2016.

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TP Therapeutics Inc. Moves to New Facility

TP Therapeutics Inc., a small pharmaceutical company that just raised $18 million, is moving to a new facility in Torrey Ridge Science Center.

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Stone to Be the Rock For Small Brewers

BREWING: True Craft Aims to Fund Independence

rgest craft brewer — and with new production ramping up this summer in Richmond, Va., and Berlin, Germany — Stone Brewing Co. CEO Greg Koch appears to be doubling down on his role as outspoken defender of smaller beer makers.

General Dynamics NASSCO Christens Tanker

General Dynamics NASSCO christened the tanker Garden State on May 7 in an event that featured the 610-foot-long vessel sliding down the shipyard’s inclined ways, into San Diego Bay.

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Kratos Receives $8 Million Foreign Military Contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on May 5 that it received an $8 million contract to provide logistics support for naval training devices for an unnamed international customer.

Qualcomm Ventures Participates In Series C Funding of 360fly

Qualcomm Ventures contributed an undisclosed amount to the to the $40 million series C funding round of 360fly Inc. — an Orange County company producing a single-lens camera that takes 360-degree video.

TaylorMade-Adidas Golf to be Sold by Adidas Group

Adidas Group announced that it will look for a buyer for local golf equipment brand, TaylorMade-adidas Golf.

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Passing TPP Will Bring More Jobs to San Diego

Since the days of our Founding Fathers, trade has been vital to the strength of the American economy and American families. Trade has also been a source of influence in America’s positioning on the world stage.