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Bridgepoint Reports Q4 and Yearly Results

Bridgepoint Education Inc. reported revenue of $147.3 million for the fourth quarter that ended Dec. 31, 2014, compared with $162.2 million for the like period in 2013.

County Posts Unemployment Rate of 5.8 Percent in January

The unemployment rate in San Diego County was 5.8 percent in January 2015, up from a revised 5.5 percent in December 2014, but below the year-ago estimate of 7.2 percent, according to the state Employment Development Department.

USD to Offer New Graduate Degree in Finance

The University of San Diego said on March 9 that it was enrolling students for a new graduate degree: a master of science in finance.

SDG&E and SoCalGas Name Folkmann CFO

The boards of San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and SoCalGas, meeting March 6, named Bruce Folkmann, 47, as chief financial officer of the utilities.

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Intercare Insurance Fills Leadership Roles

Intercare Insurance Solutions announced that Maggie Osburn has been named as Intercare’s general manager and HUB International’s San Diego market leader for employee benefits.

Solutions in Works to Meet Downtown Parking Demand

TRANSPORTATION: Initiatives Range From App To Underground Garages

As downtown welcomes more mixed-use projects that bring with them more residents, more consumers and more businesses, there remains a daunting challenge: finding a place for all those people to park.

Patent Cases, Big Acquisition Give Firm a Chance to Shine

Knobbe Martens’ Boris Zelkind, David Kujawa, Adam Powell, and Peter Law were part of the firm’s team that successfully represented I-Flow LLC and its parent company, Kimberly-Clark, in a patent infringement trial against Progressive Medical.

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For Entrepreneur, It’s All About the Journeys: Truck Journeys

LOGISTICS: Firm Deciphers, Delivers Trucking Data

After driving the first leg of his entrepreneurial journey, Douglas Hayden is moving over to let someone else take the wheel.

USD Names Norm Miller to Endowed Chair

Norm Miller has been named the Ernest W. Hahn Chair of Real Estate Finance at the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate in the School of Business at the University of San Diego.

Fast Forward to Produce Central Coast Culinary Event

San Diego-based Fast Forward Event Productions has been chosen by Visit San Luis Obispo County to produce “Sunset: Savor the Central Coast,” a culinary and wine event featuring celebrity chefs.

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Downtown Sheraton Suites Hotel Sells for $50 Million

An affiliate of Maryland-based Marriott International Inc. has acquired the 264-room Sheraton Suites San Diego hotel in the downtown area for approximately $50 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

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Marketing Agency Piston Acquired by LEWIS PR

LEWIS PR, a global communications agency, has acquired Piston, a full-service digital agency based in San Diego.

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ResortCom International’s Chairman Steps Down

John E. Small, chairman of San Diego-based ResortCom International for the last 16 years, announced that he is stepping down effective May 1.

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Sempra Reports 2014 Earnings of $1.16 Billion

Sempra Energy, the San Diego-based energy holding company and parent to San Diego Gas & Electric Co., unveiled its 2014 financial results Feb. 26, reporting earnings of $1.16 billion on total revenue of $11.04 billion.

Sempra Investor Group Seeks OK to Expand Natural Gas Plant

Cameron LNG announced on Feb. 24 that it is seeking federal approval to expand its Louisiana natural gas liquefaction plant from three units to five.