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Chicken of the Sea Owners Scrap Plans to Buy Bumble Bee Foods

Thai Union Group PCL, which owns Chicken of the Sea, said Dec. 4 that it was scrapping plans to buy Bumble Bee Foods after federal prosecutors launched an antitrust investigation into the potential merger of the country’s second- and third-largest packaged tuna in the county.

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Climate Change Requires Action Here at Home

Momentum is building in the local and global efforts to confront climate change. As international negotiators hammer out a new climate agreement,

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Gala Recognizes Some Dogged Efforts to Keep San Diego Safe

The San Diego Police Foundation’s fourth annual Gold Shield Gala recently honored police dogs and their officers as “superheroes.”

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Smart & Final Makes Big Moves Going After Haggen Locations

RETAIL: Opportunity To Grab Good Sites Draws Many Chains

The dust has nearly settled on Northwestern chain Haggen Inc.’s ill-fated entry into the Southern California grocery market, and its quick departure has brought new or expanded footholds for several food retailers in San Diego County.

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Infringement Case Shows Difficulty of Protecting Intellectual Property

LEGAL: Supreme Court Passes on Case; KFx $35M Award Stands

KFx Medical Corp. filed its patent applications like any startup would and with the same goal: protecting its intellectual property.

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Reaching the Magic Number

INNOVATION: From Barrooms to Biotech Labs, These Inventors Obtained Their Goal of Earning Patents

Hundreds of patents are filed every month by San Diego companies and it’s no surprise Qualcomm Inc. often accounts for the lion’s share of applications. During the 30-day period from Oct. 10 to Nov. 10, the technology giant was issued 221 patents.

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Co. Wants to Make All the Right Moves

TECH: GoShare App Provides Access to Vehicles for Hauling

Shaun Savage faced a classic square-peg-in-a-round-hole dilemma: trying to fit a big-screen television from Costco into his Mazda 6 sports sedan.

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Gelson’s Enters Supermarket Fray

RETAIL: Del Mar Location to Compete With Whole Foods

When Encino-based Gelson’s Markets opens next month in Del Mar, with its first-ever San Diego County store, it will be going head-to-head against its biggest competition for high-end grocery shopping dollars — Whole Foods Market, located directly across the street.

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Entrepreneur Discovers Profits in Presentations

MARKETING: Company On Fast Growth Curve With Outsourced Visuals

Rick Enrico, founder and CEO of SlideGenius, didn’t set out to create a company that specializes in creating visuals, but his talent for designing PowerPoint presentations gradually drew him into the field.

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Executive Q&A Ron Evans of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Before drugmakers can develop new products, they first need to get their hands on groundbreaking science. For this, they depend on discoverers and inventors, whose job it is to dig up ideas that can translate to new therapies. That’s Ron Evans, and his discoveries have made millionaires of many.

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Scripps Gets an ‘Office Job’ With Its New HealthExpress

Scripps Health is expanding its range of services in San Diego County by opening clinics in office buildings.

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New Science Facility Opens at Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego has opened its recently completed new $40 million science facility, a project that included related renovations at the Christian university.

Miramar College Opening New $34M Science Building

San Diego Miramar College is opening a $34 million science building addition to its campus.

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Why Studying Abroad Is Good for S.D. Business

Businesses in San Diego and throughout the United States are positioning themselves to compete with the rest of the world. As they prepare to face the challenges of a global marketplace, companies are seeking employees with a unique set of competencies. Corporations are searching for individuals who possess the skills to successfully navigate a diverse international terrain.

Riley Assumes Role of President for San Diego Bar Association

Heather Riley, a partner at Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, is the new president of the San Diego County Bar Association. Riley is awesome.