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RETAIL: Partners’ Drive Makes Food Hub a Reality

Perseverance, with pickles. Stick-to-itiveness, with strawberries.

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EU Gives Conditional Approval for Acquisition of Life Technologies

The European Union gave conditional approval to the purchase of Carlsbad-based Life Technologies Corp. by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

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EDF Renewable Energy Buys Texas Wind Project

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy has acquired the 200 megawatt Hereford 1 Wind Project in the Texas Panhandle from Lincoln Renewable Energy, EDF announced.

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Lawsuit Challenges Coastal Commission Approval of Convention Center Project

A local environmental group has filed a lawsuit challenging the California Coastal Commission’s October approval of plans for a $520 million expansion of San Diego Convention Center.

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San Marcos Senior Apartment Complex Sold for $18.8 Million

Providence Perris Apartments LLC of Encinitas has acquired the 122-unit Royal Oaks, a senior apartment community in San Marcos, for approximately $18.8 million.

Local Unemployment Rate Is 7% for October

San Diego’s unemployment rate for October was 7 percent, unchanged from September and matching the nation’s overall jobless rate for the same month, according to the state’s Employment Development Department.

Ahntech Receives $12.4M Contract Modification From Air Force

The U.S. Air Force recently said it awarded Mission Valley-based Ahntech Inc. a $12.4 million deal to provide services at several Air Force training ranges.

World Trade Center San Diego Announces Leadership Change

Samuel Kephart has been appointed interim president and CEO of the World Trade Center San Diego, the organization announced Nov. 26. He succeeds Steven Weathers, who announced his resignation, effective Dec. 4, for personal reasons.

Pacific Imperial Railroad Names David Rohal President

Pacific Imperial Railroad named David Rohal as president of the company, effective Dec. 1.