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Qualcomm Choices Speak Volumes About Priorities

Qualcomm Choices Speak Volumes About Priorities

An observation from Qualcomm Inc.’s second-quarter earnings report (though almost no one focused on their actual reported net earnings, which were $1.2 billion): Qualcomm is going to spend about $10 billion buying back stock in the next year.

‘Next MacGyver’s’ Engineering Feat Is to Inspire

Beth Keser of San Diego is one of 12 finalists in “The Next MacGyver” competition in Beverly Hills. The contest was created to introduce a new iconic TV series starring a female engineer and developed in conjunction with MacGyver creator Lee Zlotoff and The MacGyver Foundation.

Receptos Sale Is a Familiar Story for S.D.

The tally is now 20. That’s how many of the largest companies in San Diego County in the past 11 years have been sold, relocated, went private or liquidated. Now another prominent, young biotech bids adieu.

‘Confidential’ Stadium Dealings: Read All About It

If you think Mayor Kevin Faulconer has a challenging task to get a deal done to build a multi-use stadium in San Diego, check out what Rancho Santa Fe’s Floyd Kephart faces in trying to get a stadium built for the Raiders in Oakland.

If Chargers Cool On S.D., There’s Always Hockey

Who in San Diego benefits if the Chargers bolt for Los Angeles?

She Breaks First Law of Thermodynamics

Physics Girl is going to be in the spotlight at the U.S. News & World Report STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference at the San Diego Convention Center on June 29-July 1.

Wage Debate May Show Intraparty Fault Lines

The bipartisan logic trotted out in 2010 in favor of Proposition 14 — which created open primaries — was that it would result in more moderate candidates being elected to the state Legislature.

In Digital Age, Disruption Thins the Herd

Has any industry been more quickly and thoroughly disrupted in the digital evolution than photography? (My somewhat rhetorical question was quickly answered in our newsroom with “Journalism;” I should have known better.)

Gonzalez Could Have Big Impact On State Politics

The state Assembly recently passed Lorena Gonzalez’s bill to protect grocery workers from being fired because of changes in ownership. Assembly Bill 359 protects grocery workers in stores of at least 15,000 square feet from being fired during a 90-day ownership transition. It also provides less onerous stipulations for longer term employment.

New Law Will Come as Unpleasant Surprise to Many

The indirect costs of water and the drought will become clearer to San Diego County businesses.

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