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Aya Healthcare Acquires Indiana Staffing Company

In a move expanding the presence of San Diego-based Aya Healthcare in the Midwest, the provider of travel nursing and hospital workforce solutions announced Tuesday that it acquired RN & Allied Specialties (RNS), a nurse and allied staffing agency.

By Jared Whitlock August 8, 2017 4:13 p.m. share »

Padres Marketing Exec: 'Control the Controllables'

Wayne Partello realizes he has no control over the baseball games at Petco Park — at least what happens on the field. But the executive sweats the details about the rest of the ballpark experience.

By Brad Graves August 7, 2017 2:33 p.m. share »

Perpetual Capital, CR3 Capital Acquire Garden Fresh Restaurants

San Diego-based restaurant chain Garden Fresh Restaurants Corp., parent of Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes, has been acquired by Perpetual Capital Partners and CR3 Capital, an investment affiliate of CR3 Partners LLC.

By Sarah de Crescenzo August 7, 2017 11:07 a.m. share »

Sempra Reports Revenue of $2.53 Billion for Q2

Sempra Energy reported earnings of $259 million, or $1.03 per share, on revenue of $2.53 billion in the quarter ending June 30.

By Brad Graves August 6, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »

Settlement Reached in Qualcomm Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

A federal judge has approved settlement of a class-action gender discrimination lawsuit filed in July 2016 by seven women against Qualcomm Inc.

By Brad Graves August 4, 2017 3:30 p.m. share »

UC San Diego Names Simmons Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Following an "extensive" international recruitment process UC San Diego has appointed Elizabeth H. Simmons executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, effective Sept. 18.

By Sarah de Crescenzo August 4, 2017 10:11 a.m. share »

Earley Joins West Health as Chief Administration Officer

Bill Earley is now the chief administration officer and general counsel at West Health, a family of nonprofits dedicated to enabling seniors to successfully age.

By Randy Frisch August 3, 2017 2:05 p.m. share »
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Medical Transportation Taps Ride-Sharing Tech

Sometimes there’s a specialized industry so ripe for advancement that all an innovator has to do is adapt technology that has already proved itself in the wider market.

By John Cox August 3, 2017 12:52 p.m. share »
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Acquisition Whets Food Co.’s Appetite for Growth

San Diego’s Chosen Foods, best known for its avocado-based cooking oils, is now a division of the company that makes its products, Sesajal S.A. de C.V., the Mexico-based harvester and processor of specialty oils, nuts, seeds and ingredients used in Mediterranean cuisine.

By Sarah de Crescenzo August 3, 2017 12:33 p.m. share »

San Diego Hotels: Half-Time 2017 Performance Scorecard

So how did San Diego County hotels fare in the first half of 2017?

By Lou Hirsh August 1, 2017 2:49 p.m. share »
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Walmart Launching Online Grocery Pickup Service at 4 Local Stores

Walmart is launching a new online grocery pickup service at four San Diego County stores starting on Aug. 2, allowing shoppers to pick up items they’ve ordered in advance online or through the company’s mobile grocery app, the retailer announced.

By Lou Hirsh August 1, 2017 1:51 p.m. share »
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Farmers Markets Become Springboards For Local Companies

Farmers markets are best known for showcasing small businesses that don’t grow beyond the borders of their booths. But many fast-growing companies — some with a nationwide presence — got their start selling products from sunny outdoor stalls in San Diego.

By Brittany Meiling July 27, 2017 2:30 p.m. share »
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Perfect Bar Finds Missing Ingredient

Perfect Bar’s big break came when a Whole Foods Market manager in the San Francisco Bay Area gave the fledgling company’s product a 30-day trial. That got its organic snack bars onto supermarket shelves.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 27, 2017 1:28 p.m. share »
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Ballentine Tapped to Lead CSU Institute for Palliative Care

Jennifer Moore Ballentine has been named the new executive director of the CSU Institute for Palliative Care.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 27, 2017 1:20 p.m. share »

Bridgepoint Education Reports Q2 Revenue of $124.6M

San Diego-based Bridgepoint Education, which provides postsecondary education services, reported net income of $6.3 million on revenue of $124.6 million in the second quarter, compared to $3.3 million on revenue of $138 million in the same quarter last year.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 26, 2017 3:59 p.m. share »