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CUSTOM CONTENT: Is Your 401(k) Plan Participation Hindering Your Company’s Growth And Profitability?

Are you concerned that only 30% of your workforce can afford to retire at age 65? If you are like most business leaders, you hope your employees will take advantage of the 401(k) plan you’ve made available but don’t feel you need to aggressively encourage participation. Here is why you should.

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Encinitas Marketplace Sold For $43M

Retail center has national and regional tenants

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Online Lender Applied Data Finance Raises $17.8M in Follow-On Round

After raising $140 million last year, Applied Data Finance closed another $17.8 million in a follow-on round.

San Diego Second Most Popular Destination in California for Airbnb in 2018

According to a press release, the collective income for San Diego-based hosts was $213 million in 2018, coming in second after L.A.'s $613 million.

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Retrophin Names New CEO

Earlier this month San Diego-based Retrophin’s board appointed a new president and CEO: Eric Dube.

El Cajon Apartments Sold For $3.1M

Complex has 13 apartments

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Western Lighting Goes Employee-Owned

Western Lighting and Energy Controls has become an employee owned company by changing its structure to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) trust.

MG Properties Buys Phoenix Apartments

Complex has 429 apartments

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BRG Consulting Appoints Christina J. Willis as President

Willis will replace Erich Lathers, who remains with the firm as Principal Planner.

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Ligand’s Stock Falls as Analysts Debate Value

PHARMA: Co. Confident in Revenue, Cash and Portfolio

Ligand Pharmaceutical’s stock has lost more than half of its value since October, puzzling the company and most analysts, though a vocal minority are skeptical of the company’s pipeline.

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CommonGrounds Gets $100M to Fuel Big Coworking Expansion

CommonGrounds, a Carlsbad-based coworking company, plans to use the series A funding to add 50 locations.

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Cultural Components Are Key Parts of Mixed-Use Project

PROPERTY: San Ysidro Site Includes Theater, Education Space, Housing

A 92-year-old former San Ysidro church will be resurrected as a neighborhood theater as part of a mixed-use project that includes affordable housing and classroom space for the UC San Diego.

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Carlsbad Apartment Complex Sold For Nearly $17.7M

Complex is a mix of flats and townhomes

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Sensemetrics Enables Sensors to Join in the Conversation

TECH: Platform Connects Sensors, Aggregates Data Into Actionable Analysis

Most consumers are familiar with in-home IoT devices, such as smart doorbells and voice assistants.

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Kratos Plays Big Role in Satellite Ground Game

The space sector is experiencing a technology renaissance.

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Record Decoding of Genome May Be Big Win for Patients

MEDICINE: Rady Feat Drew on Local Biz Talent and Expertise

It was one for the record books. Researchers at Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine last February decoded a newborn’s genome in 19.5 hours.

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Rancho Bernardo Startup Lands $30M in Funding from Amazon, Samsung

Wiliot, which is making sticker-sized Bluetooth sensors, raised $30 million in a series B round.

Several Tech Startups Land Big Funding Rounds in Dec., Jan.

After a record-breaking 2018 for venture capital, San Diego companies brought in one last present before the end of the holiday season, closing several substantial funding rounds.

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Restaurant Group Looks to Stand Out, Blend In

DINING: Personal Service Key Part of Delivering Community Concepts

For Brendan Huffman, the purpose of all Social Syndicate restaurant group’s properties is simple: provide genuine, good old-fashioned hospitality.

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Coworking Space Passes Million-Square-Foot Mark

PROPERTY: Big, Small Cos. Find Various Appealing Features

San Diego entrepreneurs have plenty of options to choose from when deciding where to rent a desk.

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