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General Dynamics Nassco to Start Work on First of Five Tankers

General Dynamics Nassco plans to lay the keel of its first ECO tanker for American Petroleum Tankers with a ceremony Friday at its Barrio Logan shipyard.

By Brad Graves March 3, 2015 3:21 p.m.   Share

Beechcraft Selling Plane to Iraqi Government

Beechcraft Defense Co. is selling one of its small planes to the government of Iraq under a foreign military sale, the Pentagon announced on March 25.

WD-40 Announces Quarterly Dividend and Board Appointment

WD-40 Co., a San Diego-based maker of specialty lubricants, soap and chemicals, announced its regular quarterly dividend of $0.38 per share, payable April 30 to stockholders of record at the close of business on April 16.

GKN Aerospace Signs $200 Million Contract With Rolls Royce

GKN Aerospace — which has factories in El Cajon and Mexicali, Mexico — said earlier this year that it agreed to supply Rolls-Royce PLC with components for the latest version of the Trent 1000 engine.

Callaway Golf Shares Close Up at $9.55

Shares of Callaway Golf Co. gained more than 11 percent in value on March 23, and then backtracked 3 percent in after-hours trading.

Pulse Electronics Corp. Reports Net Loss of $9.6M for Q4

Pulse Electronics Corp. reported a net loss of $9.6 million on net sales of $80.1 million for its fourth quarter.

Batu Biologics Publishes Data on Therapeutic Vaccine

San Diego-based Batu Biologics Inc. announced the publication of pre-clinical data for its flagship immunotherapeutic product, ValloVax in the Journal of Translational Medicine.

Viterbi Inducted Into Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

Qualcomm Inc. co-founder Andrew Viterbi was inducted into Connect’s Entrepreneur Hall of Fame during a recent luncheon at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa.

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Whiskey Hits Market With Right Hooks

BEVERAGE: Endorsers, Herbs And Name Target Millennials

Over the past decade, San Diego has become known far and wide for its craft beer industry.

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Vital Therapies Reports Q4 Results

San Diego-based Vital Therapies Inc., a company developing a cell-based therapy to help people suffering from serious liver disease, announced its fourth quarter financial results on March 19, reporting a net loss of about $14 million compared with a net loss of $10.2 million in the same quarter of 2013.

Three Kratos-Powered Drones Participate in Test

Three target drones with rocket motors from Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. took part in an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system test in late February, the company said on March 16.

NASA Satellite Carried Vanguard Solar Technologies

Vanguard Space Technologies Inc. said on March 16 that it provided the solar array substrates and electromagnetically clean shielding for NASA’s MMS satellite that launched on March 12. Financial terms of the project were not disclosed.

CFO Kevin Royal Leaving Maxwell Technologies

Maxwell Technologies Inc., a local energy storage and power delivery manufacturer, announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Kevin S. Royal will step down from his position during 2015.

RF Industries Reports Q1 Results

RF Industries Ltd. reported sales of $6.9 million for the first quarter ended Jan. 31, 2015, compared with sales of $5.9 million for the like quarter of the previous year.

Becton Completes Acquisition of CareFusion for $12.2 Billion

New Jersey-based medical equipment supplier Becton, Dickinson and Company announced that it completed its acquisition of San Diego-based CareFusion Corp. for $12.2 billion.

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General Atomics ASI Deal With Army Worth $132.7M

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. received a U.S. Army contract modification worth $132.7 million, the Pentagon said March 16.