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It’s Better to Both Give and Receive on DonationMatch

GIVING: Platform Helps Cos. Direct Donations to The Desired Causes, LocalesAn airline wants to give away a travel package to benefit a local charity. A fundraising group is holding its annual gala and looking for companies to contribute to its silent auction.

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S.D. Survey Finds IT Execs See Staff Expansion in First Half of 2017

Fifteen percent of San Diego-area technology executives surveyed recently expect to expand their IT teams in the first half of 2017, according to the latest report from Robert Half Technology, a technology recruitment firm that tracks IT hiring activity in the U.S.

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Operation Gratitude Delivers Bags of Candy, Loads of Thanks

Gentle Dental, a dental provider with 11 locations in San Diego County, participated in the 2016 Halloween candy give-back program with Operation Gratitude.

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Great Mentoring and Greater Diversity Are Partnership’s Goals

MyStartupXX, one of the few local startup accelerators for women entrepreneurs, is partnering with Athena San Diego to match successful female mentors with budding founders.

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Grant Will Spur Adoption Of Water-Saving Innovations

Two local startups that make water-saving technology will benefit from a grant recently awarded to Cleantech San Diego, which will ultimately get the startups’ products into buildings and homes.

New Fed Framework May Benefit Fintechs

FINANCE: Rule Averts State-by-State Licensing

Ask finance folks what’s keeping them up at night and they’ll tell you keeping up with stringent post-recession government regulations.

Google Ventures Founder Reportedly Raising $230M For S.D.-Based VC Fund

Bill Maris, the founder and former head of GV, formerly Google Ventures, reportedly is raising a $230 million venture capital fund that will be headquartered in San Diego, the popular technology news website Recode said this week.

SeaWorld San Diego Cutting 60 Jobs Amid Nationwide Layoffs

SeaWorld San Diego is laying off 60 workers, as part of 320 nationwide job cuts announced Dec. 6 by its Florida-based parent firm, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.

Local Job Growth Expected to Slow Next Year

Despite a hiring surge in health care and gains in hospitality, job growth in San Diego County will slow next year as the area’s high cost of living limits the inflow of job-seekers, according to a new report by Los Angeles-based Beacon Economics LLC.

Noble Americas Energy Solutions Acquired By Texas-Based Company

Power plant operator Calpine Corp. has acquired San Diego-based Noble Americas Energy Solutions LLC, one of the nation’s leading energy retailers.

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County’s Construction Starts Rise 29% in First 10 Months of 2016

The value of San Diego County’s construction starts rose 29 percent from a year ago in the first 10 months of 2016, topping $3.61 billion, according to the latest monthly figures from Dodge Data & Analytics.

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Innovative Industrial Properties Begins Selling Stock Shares

San Diego-based Innovative Industrial Properties Inc., a new investment company focused on medical-use cannabis facilities, plans a Dec. 6 close on a $67 million initial public offering of common stock that began on Dec. 1.

LPL Financial CEO to Retire January 3

Mark Casady, CEO of LPL Financial LLC, a custodian for registered investment advisors, and a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc., will retire Jan. 3, the company announced Dec. 5.

Biocept Receives Delisting Warning Letter From Nasdaq

Biocept Inc., a liquid biopsy test maker in San Diego, is facing potential delisting from the Nasdaq as the biotech's stock value has been less than $1 per share for too long.

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Renova Therapeutics Names New CFO

Local gene therapy biotech Renova Therapeutics Inc. has hired Catherine Bovenizer as the company’s new chief financial officer.

State Economic Index Increased 1.6 % in September

Comerica Bank's California Economic Activity Index increased by 1.6 percentage points in September to a level of 124.3, the bank said.