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Sempra Energy Gets Mexican Contract to Build, Own Natural Gas Pipeline

A joint venture that includes San Diego-based Sempra Energy received a contract to build, own and operate a 497-mile, $2.1 billion natural gas pipeline connecting South Texas and Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico. The pipeline will serve power plants in Tuxpan. Sempra (NYSE: SRE) announced the project on June 13.

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RAR Hospitality Adds Three Hotels to Portfolio

San Diego-based hotel management and consulting firm RAR Hospitality, led by CEO Robert Rauch, was recently tapped to manage three more hotels owned by Carlsbad developer Alps Group of Hotels.

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Been There, Learned That...

LEADERSHIP: CEOs Share Lessons They Wish They Had Known Earlier

The biggest annual bash for local entrepreneurs, San Diego Startup Week, launches June 13 in downtown San Diego.

Railroad Companies to Repair, Resurrect East-West Desert Line

Pacific Imperial Railroad Inc. and Baja California Railroad Inc. have agreed to a multimillion-dollar deal to reconstruct the east-west rail link between San Diego and the Imperial Valley, a line that travels part of that distance through Mexico.

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Entrepreneur Meets Challenges, Looks for More

LEADERSHIP: Facing Fears, Honing Talents Bring Several Successes

Take risks, have faith and never give up. That’s the formula Rebecca Barlow followed in rescuing two failing companies and founding two others.

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Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce Connects Community

SERVICE: Group Gives Businesses Tech-Savvy Advice

When Raul Salas went to open his own hair salon after working as a stylist for 21 years, he had no idea what to do.

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ViaSat Flying High With Latest Deals

TECH: Air Force One, Airline, Canadian Air Force on Board

Air Force One, 100 new jets for American Airlines and roughly a dozen Canadian military patrol aircraft have something in common — they will all be connected to the world with the help of ViaSat Inc.

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Tipping The Pay Scale

VOTE: Poll Results Change Playing Field for Businesses; Attention Turns to November

San Diego city voters on June 7 clearly favored a minimum wage increase that was vehemently opposed by much of the local business community.

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Meal Delivery Firm Munchery Launches Service in San Diego

San Francisco-based Munchery recently began same-day meal preparation and delivery services in the San Diego market, the company announced.

Endurance Sportswire Partners With PR Newswire

Solana Beach-based Endurance Sportswire announced a partnership with commercial news distribution company PR Newswire.

AMN Healthcare Buys Peak Health Solutions

San Diego’s AMN Healthcare Inc., the largest health care staffing company in the nation, has snatched up its fifth health care company in less than two years. The acquisition of Franklin, Tenn.-based Peak Health Solutions, a health information management company, is expected to immediately boost AMN’s revenue.

Local Hotel Revenue Rose 3% in First Four Months of 2016

San Diego County hotels saw total revenue rise 3 percent from the year-ago period for the first four months of 2016, topping $812.3 million, according to the latest monthly data from research firm STR.

ViaSat to Provide Wi-Fi on American Airlines' New Aircraft

Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. said on June 3 that it will provide in-flight Wi-Fi systems on new aircraft going into service for American Airlines.

Tennessee Company Acquires Tri-City Emergency Medical Group Operations

TeamHealth Holdings Inc., a physician services organization based in Knoxville, Tenn., announced the acquisition of the operations of Tri-City Emergency Medical Group in Oceanside. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Firm’s Lean Business Model Has Room for Solid Additions

Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3) recently hired two exceptional local real estate partners — David Swartz, former general counsel of Arden Realty Inc., and Dawn Saunders, previously with Mintz Levin — to the ranks of this three-year-old, growing commercial real estate law firm. You might remember reading here that CGS3 wants to build a new type of law firm as an alternative to the “Big Law” business-as-usual model with its high overhead, high hourly rate and lots of associate billing.