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Portable Nuclear Power Reactor Program Advances at GA

ENERGY: Company Aims For Less Waste, More Safe, And Less Expensive ModelNaysayers are nothing new for General Atomics. While others say nuclear power is on the decline, the privately held company is betting on a vision of small reactors cooled by helium gas.

LRAD Grows Revenue, Shrinks Loss

LRAD Corp. reported a net loss of $80,000 on revenue of $7.5 million in its third quarter, which ended June 30.

Flooding Incident Prompts Up to 1,493 NASSCO Layoffs

General Dynamics NASSCO said it plans to lay off part of its workforce because of a flooding incident in a dry dock in mid-July.

Local Device Cos. See Solid Quarterly Results

MEDICINE: National Picture Expecting 4% to 5% Growth

Four major medical device companies based in San Diego recently delivered strong quarterly results, lifting their stocks and growth outlooks.

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Sagara Named CEO of SDG&E

Sempra Energy has named Kevin C. Sagara chairman and CEO of San Diego Gas & Electric Co. The business made the announcement on Aug. 10.

Trade War May Complicate Sempra’s LNG Plans

ENERGY: Company Is In ‘Constructive’ Talks With Activist Investors

Sempra Energy’s plans to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export business could get bogged down in a widening U.S.-China trade war, though Sempra CEO Jeff Martin struck a cautious tone while speaking with analysts about the prospect.

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Axis Renewables Opens More International Offices

The new locations will help the company keep up with the growing demand in those regions.

Civic San Diego Closes $10M Tax Credit Investment with Ajinomoto Foods

The investment will help finance the addition of a third manufacturing production line in 2019 in Otay Mesa and is expected to generate close to 100 new jobs in the next two years.

With Impairment Charges, Sempra Swings to 2nd Quarter Loss

Sempra Energy reported a net loss of $561 million, or $2.11 per share, on revenue of $2.56 billion in its second quarter.

Eset Taps Former Ingram Micro Exec to Head North America Region

Eset has its North America headquarters in San Diego. U.S. business makes up more than 20 percent of the company's global revenue.

#8 Fastest Growing Private Company

Special Report: Fastest-Growing Private Companies

With back-to-back years of triple-digit growth, Vista-based Latitude 33 Brewing Co. has good reason to raise a pint — or two — to itself for being a repeat among San Diego County’s fastest-growing private companies.

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#9 Fastest Growing Private Company

Special Report: Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Deanne Gustafson had been an avid bottled-kombucha drinker for years when, during a 2013 trip to Bend, Oregon, with now-husband Jared Gustafson, she discovered kombucha was also on tap.

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#2 Fastest Growing Private Company

Special Report: Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Kevin Lustig calls Scientist.com an overnight success story a dozen years in the making.

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Cibus’ Genetic Editing Aims to Outdo GMO

AG: Cuts Cost, Ups Speed While Avoiding Concerns

The alteration of one letter to another in a word can change its entire meaning.

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Woodside Bows Out of Sempra’s Texas LNG Project

Australia-based Woodside Petroleum Ltd. will not pursue a partnership with Sempra Energy to develop Sempra’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Port Arthur, Texas.

Liberty Call Distilling to Open Second Distillery in Barrio Logan

The restaurant will offer tapas via counter service and a full-service bar that will include Liberty Call’s single malt whiskey, bourbon, gin and white and spiced rum, as well as signature cocktails by head bartender Albert Allison.

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