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Teradata Corp. Completes Acquisition of RainStor

Teradata Corp., an Ohio-based public company with about 1,000 employees in Rancho Bernardo, said it completed the acquisition of RainStor, a business specializing in online big data archiving.

Three Investors Contribute $2 Million to EdgeWave Inc.

San Diego-based EdgeWave Inc., which makes cyber security software, said on Dec. 17 that three investors contributed $2 million more to the company’s series A funding round. EdgeWave is pulling together funds to expand the company.

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Red O Restaurant to Replace Donovan’s at UTC Office Campus

Red O, an upscale restaurant with Mexican-style cuisine led by celebrity chef Rick Bayless, plans a 2016 opening at Irvine Co.’s The Plaza office campus in University Towne Center.

Business Confidence Rose in November, Index Finds

A Business Outlook Index for San Diego, a measure of local business confidence prepared for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, increased 2 points in November over the prior month to 26.8, led by a hefty rise from businesses in the cyber security industry.

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City Approves Lease for Expansion of Sheraton Carlsbad Resort

The Carlsbad City Council has approved a ground lease agreement clearing the way for a 150-room expansion of the 250-room Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa on city-owned property adjacent to the municipal golf course.

Sempra Energy's Directors Declare Quarterly Dividend

Sempra Energy, the holding company for San Diego Gas & Electric and other subsidiaries, said its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 66 cents per share of common stock.

Security Firm DB Networks Obtains $17 Million in Financing

DB Networks, a Carlsbad provider of cyber security for computer networks, said it obtained $17 million in new financing led by Grotech Ventures of Vienna, Va.

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Stath Karras Tapped to Lead USD’s Burnham-Moores Center

University of San Diego’s School of Business Administration has named Stath Karras as the new executive director of the school’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, effective Jan. 19.

Brandi Gill Brings Holiday Cheer to Veterans and Their Families

Veterans Village of San Diego is nationally recognized as an organization that successfully serves homeless veterans.

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Lodge at Torrey Pines Named Top Local Business Hotel in Magazine Survey

The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla was recently ranked as the top business hotel in the San Diego market, in an annual reader survey conducted by the magazine Travel + Leisure.

Mitchell International to Acquire Cogent Works

Mitchell International Inc., the San Diego provider of software serving the auto insurance and auto repair industries, said it agreed to acquire Cogent Works, a Utah-based business that specializes in processing property and casualty pharmacy prescription claims.

PriceSmart Opens Sixth Store in Colombia

PriceSmart Inc., the San Diego operator of warehouse club stores in Latin America and the Caribbean, said the company opened its sixth warehouse store in Colombia in the city of Medellin last month.

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GREEN: As Costs Plummet, Noble Sees Growing Uses for Innovative Building Material

A San Diego based company has turned cardboard, dryer lint, paper — and occasionally even cow pies — into a building material that is lighter and more versatile than its wood, plastic and aluminum predecessors.

National University to Offer Scholarships to City Employees

National University, the second-largest private, nonprofit university in California, has been named the City of San Diego’s Preferred Employee Education Program Partner and is providing scholarship opportunities to the city’s 10,000 employees.

Huver Steps Up to Lead Role of San Diego County Bar

Richard Huver will be sworn in as the San Diego County Bar Association’s president for 2015 on Dec. 5, at the organization’s annual “Stepping Up to the Bar,” holiday celebration.