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RF Industries Buying Vista Company

RF Industries Ltd. said March 11 that it agreed to acquire the business and assets of C Enterprises LP of Vista. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WD-40 Names Director

WD-40 Co. announced on March 19 that it named Anne G. Saunders to its board of directors, bringing the number of directors up to 10.

SDC Cannabis Company Acquired by Canada’s Next Green Wave

According to a press release, SDC has been rebranded as WeareSDC and, as part of the transaction, all members of the SDC team will immediately become the head of the Next Green Wave extraction and manufacturing unit.

Global Hawk Makes Rare Landing Before Public

At 13 hours and 3,075 nautical miles, it was a relatively short flight for a U.S. Air Force Global Hawk unmanned aircraft.

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Special Report: Increases Expected in 2019 Construction Costs

BUILDING: Tariffs, Demand for Materials Likely to Boost Prices

A year ago, construction costs were rising so fast with fear of tariffs so shaking the industry that some contractors started stockpiling materials. That’s over, with many San Diego County contractors predicting a slow but steady rise in costs through the end of 2019.

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Cities Consider CCAs As Part of Energy Plans

ENERGY: They Would Take Energy Buying Role From SDG&E

Big changes may be in store for the way San Diego County businesses and residents get their electrical power, as local governments consider taking over the role of buying and selling electricity from the region’s investor-owned utility, San Diego Gas & Electric.

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Porsche Dealership Design Is Detour From Carlsbad’s Criteria

Building a new Porsche dealership in Carlsbad for came with some special challenges for Dempsey Construction.

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SD 500: David F. Hale

SD 500 recap: David Hale is CEO of Hale BioPharma Ventures LLC, a private company focused on the formation and development of biotechnology, specialty pharma, diagnostic and medical device companies.

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Sempra LNG Names Officers

Sempra LNG, a subsidiary of San Diego-based Sempra Energy, announced on March 18 that it named Justin Bird president, and Lisa Glatch chief operating officer. The two will develop Sempra’s liquefied natural gas export business.

Three San Diego Breweries Make Top Producing Craft Breweries List

Stone Brewing Co. entered the Brewers Association annual list of the top 50 producing craft brewing companies in the U.s. at No. 9, Karl Strauss Brewing Co. came in at No. 40 and Modern Times Beer took the No. 45 spot.

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Life Sciences Leasing Activity Finished Strong in Q4 of 2018

For San Diego life sciences the fourth quarter of 2018 was the strongest of the year from a leasing perspective.

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Defense Budget Likely to Deliver for San Diego

ECONOMY: Ships, UAVs and Electronics On Pentagon’s Wish List

A draft Pentagon spending plan issued March 12 offers much to San Diego defense contractors, including publicly traded giants that build military ships and aircraft.

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San Diego Jury Rules Apple Violated Qualcomm’s Patents

Qualcomm won a patent case against Apple on Friday.

U.S. District Judge Rules Qualcomm Owes Apple $1B in Rebates

A preliminary ruling ahead of an upcoming trial in San Diego indicates that Qualcomm may have to pay Apple nearly $1 billion in rebates.

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Good Distribution and Bad Hangovers Help Magic Bullet With Sales

Admittedly, Joe Edwards and Didi Edwards enjoy a good libation. But, like most drinkers, they don’t care for the hangover that can follow the morning after.

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With Xcerra on Board, Cohu Reports Record Revenues

Cohu Inc., a maker of equipment for semiconductor factories, reported record annual net sales of $451.8 million in 2018 following the acquisition of a similar equipment maker. The Poway company’s net loss for the year was $32.1 million.

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