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AI Allows Robots to Make Clean Break From Controller

TECH: Machines Autonomously Take On Floor Scrubbing JobAfter seven years, San Diego-based Brain Corp. is finally going commercial. Once part of Qualcomm Inc. and still funded by the giant, the independent firm is getting set to lend its formidable brainpower to … scrubbing floors.

By Brad Graves October 13, 2016 3:42 p.m.   $$ Share

Potential 700 Layoffs at General Dynamics NASSCO

San Diego shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO is warning 700 employees that they may be laid off in January, a company spokesman said Oct. 25.

Solar System to Power Thunderbird Products' El Cajon Facility

Thunderbird Products joined San Diego’s Sullivan Solar Power Oct. 25 in announcing the completion of a 74.43-kilowatt-AC photovoltaic installation at its El Cajon manufacturing facility.

Rhone to Acquire Manufacturer Zodiac Pool Solutions

The owner of Zodiac Pool Solutions SAS, a pool and spa manufacturer operationally headquartered in Vista, has agreed to sell the company to investment funds affiliated with global asset management firm Rhône.

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Karl Strauss Brewing Slates Opening for New L.A. Location

San Diego’s Karl Strauss Brewing Co. plans a Nov. 14 opening for its satellite brewery and brewpub in downtown Los Angeles, which will be the company’s 11th Southern California location.

GA ASI Gets $310 Million Army Contract

The U.S. Army awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $310 million contract for one year of logistics to sustain the Army’s Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft.

UK Opens Office in S.D. to Promote Economic and Cultural Ties

The United Kingdom announced the opening Oct. 21 of a new San Diego office intended to strengthen its existing economic and cultural ties with the city.

WD-40 Co. Reports $52.6 Million in Net Income for 2016

WD-40 Co. reported a 20 percent increase in profits for fiscal 2016.

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Talent Pool

SPORT: Aqua Lung Looks To Pass Competitors With The Help of Michael Phelps

Quick. Name one of the biggest French companies in San Diego’s North County. One that balances showy, high-stakes athleticism with the silence of military covert operations. One built on a legacy of undersea exploration.

LRAD Corp. Receives $1.3M Contract From Undisclosed Foreign Company

LRAD Corp. received a $1.3 million order for mobile mass-notification systems, the North County company announced on Oct. 18.

American Wave Machines to Equip Australian Venue

Solana Beach-based American Wave Machines Inc. has landed a contract to equip an indoor surf venue in Australia with its SurfStream wave machine.

Feetz Inc. and DSW to Launch Two Pop-Up Stores

San Diego startup Feetz Inc., a company that uses 3D printing technology to make custom-fit shoes, has launched a pop-up shop within DSW Inc. shoe store locations in New York City and San Francisco.

American Laboratory Trading Partners With Agilent Technologies

American Laboratory Trading (ALT) has partnered with Agilent Technologies, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of life science equipment, to sell factory-refurbished lab equipment.

Laguna Blends Acquires Marketing Rights to Carlsbad Naturals Brands

Canadian firm Laguna Blends Inc. is acquiring marketing rights for, and an equity interest in, two brands by nutraceutical water company Carlsbad Naturals LLC in a $1.8 million deal.

Sempra and Government Officials Dedicate Solar Facility to Serve Marines, Navy

Representatives of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power joined U.S. Department of the Navy and Department of Energy officials Oct. 14 in dedicating a 210-megawatt-DC solar facility near Phoenix that will provide one-third of the power for 14 Navy and Marine Corps installations in California.

Sempra's Ienova Announces Details of Private Offering and Public Offering

Infraestructura Energética Nova S.A.B. de C.V, Sempra Energy’s Mexican subsidiary, announced pricing and other details of a private and public offering intended to raise more than $1.4 billion.