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Local Universities Expand International Programs to Meet Growing Demand

As U.S. companies increasingly compete for international trade, local universities are ramping up their efforts to prepare their business students to meet the challenge.

Hire Is Good Guide to Have in the Real-Estate Deals Territory

Amelia Sanchez has joined Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3) as senior counsel. Sanchez brings to CGS3 more than 18 years of commercial real estate and transactional experience representing national, regional and local companies.

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Scripps, Cigna Collaboration Is All About Coordinating Care

MEDICINE: Program Helps High-Risk Patients To Follow Care Regimen

Scripps Health has embarked on a collaboration with insurance agency Cigna Healthcare to better coordinate services between providers and patients, potentially lowering the cost of health care to employer groups.

PriceSmart's Board Declares Cash Dividend

PriceSmart Inc. said its board of directors declared cash dividends of 70 cents per share, with 35 cents being payable on Feb. 27 to stockholders of record as of Feb. 13. Another 35 cents will be payable on Aug. 31 to stockholders of record as of Aug. 14.

Staffing Agency Rebrands as Eastridge Workforce Solutions

The Eastridge Group of Staffing Cos. rebranded itself to become Eastridge Workforce Solutions.

Design Firms Stantec, Sparling Sign Merger Agreement

Design and consulting firm Stantec, based in Canada with offices in San Diego, has signed a merger agreement with design firm Sparling, whose San Diego office provides electrical engineering and architectural lighting work, and its lighting design division Candela.

Palomar Specialty Insurance Completes $17.5M Surplus Note Issuance

Palomar Specialty Insurance Co., based in La Jolla, said it completed a $17.5 million surplus note issuance in a private placement to RenaissanceRe Ventures Ltd., and to funds under management by a premier asset manager.

SD Sports Innovators Accepting Applications for Springboard program

SD Sports Innovators, the nonprofit business accelerator that connects entrepreneurs in the active sports industry to veterans and experts, said it is accepting applications for its SDSI Springboard program through March 6.

NewSchool of Architecture to Host World Information Architecture Day Event

NewSchool of Architecture & Design said it has been selected as the West Coast venue for World Information Architecture Day (WIAD) 2015, a global one-day event Feb. 21 that focuses on improving how digital technologies intersect with everyday life.

National Funding Expanding Business to Include Broker Services

National Funding, a San Diego private small business lender, said it expanded its business to include broker services to fund loans.

USD, UCSD MBA Programs Ranked Among World's Best

The Financial Times has named the MBA programs at the University of San Diego and the University of California, San Diego as among the 100 best in the world.

EDF Renewable Energy Announces Commercial Operation of Hereford Wind Project

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy announced recently that the 200-megawatt Hereford Wind Project in Texas reached commercial operation in December. In addition, tax equity financing closed with BNY Mellon and MUFG Union Bank N.A. Financial details were not disclosed.

Higgs Fletcher & Mack Promotes Three to its Partner Ranks

Lots of news at Higgs Fletcher & Mack. Loren Freestone, AnneElise Goetz and Jason Ross were recently promoted to partner. Their promotions bring the organization’s partner total to 49.

MiraCosta, Mesa Colleges Part of Pilot Program

EDUCATION: Two Local Schools Among 15 Chosen in the State

MiraCosta College and Mesa College have been given the initial OK by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors to host pilot baccalaureate programs.

Small Businesses Face Burden of New Laws

LEGAL: Compliance More Difficult for Some Firms

Burke Jones mulls a list of expenses for his three UPS Store franchises.