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Developers Get Financing, Start Construction on InterContinental Hotel

Developers of a new 400-room InterContinental Hotel, planned for the $217 million second phase of development at the former Lane Field in downtown San Diego, have obtained construction financing for the project. Construction was scheduled to begin May 10, with completion slated for September 2018.

CIM Inc. Opens Houston Office

La Jolla-based Cornerstone Integrated Marketing (CIM) Inc., a luxury hospitality and lifestyle public relations and marketing agency, announced the opening of its Houston office.

Drizly Launches Alcohol Delivery Service in San Diego

Drizly, a technology company that provides an on-demand alcohol delivery service, announced its launch in San Diego May 5.

Intellectual Property Prowess Is the Backbone of New Firm

Brenda Wallach has launched her own patent/consulting legal firm. Wallach is a former Sapphire Energy Inc. attorney, from 2009 to 2014. She also spent more than a decade at law firms Cooley LLP and Morrison Foerster LLP. Her company, Wallach IP Management and Consulting, can help clients search for prior art, prepare patent applications and work with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She specializes in biotech, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

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FitPod Changes the Mix for Your Workout Water Bottle

RETAIL: Product Makes Infusing Supplements A Simpler, Cleaner Task

A product as simple as the plastic water bottle may seem beyond innovative overhaul, but startup founder Joshua Hall has nearly 1,000 customers who say otherwise.

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Can-Do Attitude Sells Coconut Water

RETAIL: High Volume and Low Pricing Create Opening

Three surfers went to lunch, put together a business name, designed their business cards and then knocked on the doors of national retailers asking them to carry their new product.

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Birth of a Blockbuster?

PHARMA: Acadia Prepares To Launch Drug to Treat Parkinson’s Psychosis

Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. has earned the greenlight from regulators to sell a valuable antipsychotic drug. The medication, potentially worth billions, quells the hallucinations and delusions experienced by Parkinson’s disease patients. And it’s the first of its kind.

Sempra Energy Posts Q1 Earnings, Updates Cost of Gas Leak

Sempra Energy — parent company to San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and Southern California Gas Co. — reported first quarter earnings of $319 million, or $1.27 per share of common stock, on revenue of $2.62 billion. The company made the announcement May 4.

Bridgepoint Education Reports Q1 Results

Bridgepoint Education, a local provider of postsecondary education services, reported May 3 its results for the first quarter of 2016, ending on March 31, with revenue down from $142.5 million in 2015 to $133 million in 2016.

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Wisconsin-Based Wonderist Agency Expands Into San Diego

Wisconsin-based Wonderist Agency recently announced the opening of its new office in Point Loma.

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New Wage Law May Have Some Workers Clocking Back In

LABOR: Wage Hikes Will Raise Threshold For Salaried Staff

Think California’s just-enacted minimum-wage increase only applies to low-paid hourly workers? Think again.

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Boost of New Energy Fuels Nutrition Co.

SUPPLEMENTS: Reset Includes CEO, New Products

As the co-founders of San Diego startup RuckPack Inc. will tell you, it’s not always smooth sailing after 15 minutes of fame.

Students from San Diego, Tijuana Compete for $100K in Seed Money

Student entrepreneurs from the University of San Diego and universities in Tijuana will compete for $100,000 cash at a “Shark Tank-like” competition Thursday.

Sempra Energy Selling Two Subsidiaries in South

Sempra Energy on Tuesday said it was selling two utility subsidiaries in Alabama and Mississippi in a deal worth $400 million to The Laclede Group Inc., the holding company for a St. Louis-based utility.

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TownePlace Suites Hotel in Vista Sold for $15 Million

An affiliate of Anaheim-based Marwaha Group Inc. has acquired the 94-room TownePlace Suites hotel in Vista for $15 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.