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Discovery Benefit Solutions Acquired by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Discovery Benefit Solutions Inc., an insurance firm based out of Mission Valley that specializes in employee benefit plans, has been acquired by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., the fourth-largest international brokerage firm.

Bridgepoint Revenue Down 55 Percent, 223 Employees Laid Off

Bridgepoint Education, the San Diego for-profit higher education company, reported third quarter net income of $6.3 million, down 55 percent from the like quarter of 2013.

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Welk Resorts Adds CEO to Fredricks’ Role

Escondido-based Welk Resorts has promoted current president Jon Fredricks to the new position of president and chief executive officer.

Sempra Reports Third Quarter Net Income of $348 Million

Sempra Energy reported third quarter net income of $348 million, compared to net income of $296 million for the same quarter of 2013.

Knowing the Twists and Turns Is Key to Navigating IP Course

LEGAL: Tech Cos. Face Perils of Possible Lawsuits From Beginning to End

The innovative companies that make up San Diego County’s technology sector must tread carefully to avoid becoming the targets of intellectual property lawsuits.

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Fido Gets a Seat at the Table With Startup’s Dog Dining Kits

PETS: Pet Food Co. Puts Its Product on Restaurant ‘Menus’

Karen and Tom Scoggins employed the same marketing tactic used by many startups when the couple launched their business, My Perfect Pet, in 2009: word of mouth.

Law School Reaches a Debt Restructuring Deal

Thomas Jefferson School of Law said it signed a restructuring agreement with its bondholders, reducing its debt from $127 million to $40 million, and lifting the cloud of default.

Thomas Jefferson Reaches Restructuring Deal With Bondholders

Thomas Jefferson School of Law said it signed a restructuring agreement with its bondholders, reducing its debt from $127 million to $40 million, and lifting the cloud of default.

Mogl Receives $11 Million in Venture Funding

Mogl, the San Diego-based restaurant loyalty service, received $11 million in venture funding recently, led by existing investors.

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LA Firm Arranged $95M Financing for Pendry San Diego

George Smith Partners, a Los Angeles-based commercial real estate investment banking firm, has arranged $95 million in construction financing for development partners The Robert Green Co. and Montage Hotels & Resorts of Laguna Beach to construct Pendry San Diego, a new 317-room luxury Montage-branded hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter, according to George Smith Partners’ Principal Malcolm Davies.

QCMI to Create Program to Train Machinists

Quality Controlled Manufacturing Inc., a Santee contract manufacturer, said it will collaborate with the San Diego Workforce Partnership, the local job training agency, to establish a machinist training program at its site with funding in place for the first 12 students.

Manchester Secures Financing for Austin Hotel

Manchester Texas Financial Group, which manages Texas-based holdings in commercial real estate and hotel development for San Diego-based Manchester Financial Group, announced that it secured financing from Colony Capital LLC for the Fairmont Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas.

How Is Your Firm Handling the Post-Recession Paradigm?

This was supposed to be the year where mid- to regional law firms were supposed to find some financial stability, some profit and loss breathing room, after laboring through five or six years of merger and acquisition and real estate drought.

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Cosmederm Itching to Take on the ‘Big Boys’

MEDICINE: Specialty Pharma Gets $50M to Support Drug

Cosmederm Bioscience Inc., a La Jolla-based specialty pharmaceutical company, has received a $50 million investment to help expand its TriCalm line — an over-the-counter steroid-free itch reliever that the company hopes will trump well-known competitors like over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream.

Oggi’s Opens Vista Location

Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Co. opened a new location in Vista, at 425 S. Melrose Drive.