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ViaSat Shares $116.8M Defense Deal With Iowa Company

The Department of Defense said on July 30 that ViaSat Inc. and Data Link Solutions LLC will share a $116.8 million contract modification to do systems engineering and integration on sophisticated military radios:

Medical Marijuana Inc. Makes $6.8M Deal for Dixie Botanicals

Medical Marijuana Inc., a San Diego publicly traded company (OTC: MJNA) said it officially assumes control of Dixie Botanicals, a Denver based business that makes cannabidiols (CBD), the main component in a variety of hemp oil products, in a transaction that will likely increase its staff.

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ViaSat Acquires Some of Gray Labs' Assets

ViaSat Inc. said on July 28 that it acquired certain assets of Georgia-based Gray Labs Inc. for undisclosed terms.

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Sapphire Names Levine President, CEO

San Diego-based Sapphire Energy Inc., a producer of algae cultivation technologies, appointed James Levine as president, CEO and board member, the company announced.

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Green Flash Brewing to Distribute in Europe, Expand to Poway

Beverage: San Diego Beer Maker’s Product Now Sold in 11 Other Countries

San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing Co. is the latest expanding beer-maker to extend the reach of its popular brews well beyond U.S. borders.

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Stone Packs Its Stein and Heads to Berlin

BREWING: Brewery, Eatery And Store Part of Big Plans

Years ago, some people told Stone Brewing Co.’s co-founder that he’d be crazy to take on the established players in beer-making’s European homeland, particularly Germany.

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Cubic Defense Contract Is Potentially Worth $500 Million

The Pentagon said on July 23 that the Defense Threat Reduction Agency awarded Cubic Corp. a contract that could be worth up to $500 million over 10 years.

Youngevity Likes Its Coffee ‘Green’

Chula Vista-based Youngevity International Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary, CLR Roasters, has procured several contracts for its strictly high-grown washed Arabica coffee, totaling $3 million dollars for its recently launched green coffee distribution division, the parent company said.

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Green Flash Brewing to Distribute in Europe, Expand to Poway

The local brewer signed a $1.28 million, 10-year lease for an industrial building to expand capacity.

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ResMed's Patents Infringed on by Taiwanese Humidifier Maker, ITC Rules

The International Trade Commission finds continued patent infringement despite products being redesigned.

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Sorrento Therapeutics Awarded NIH Grant for Development of Small Molecule Protein Inhibitor

The grant supports research based on biotechnology licensed from The Scripps Research Institute.

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Arena Pharmaceuticals Forges Marketing and Supply Agreement for Weight-Loss Drug in Israel

Arena Pharmaceuticals will be eligible for milestone payments.

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Stone Brewing to Open Facility in Germany

Stone Brewing Co. plans to spend more than $25 million renovating building for beer making.

As Economic Engine Revs Up, Car Buying Increases in County

AUTO: 2014 New Vehicle Sales Forecast Near 150,000

New car sales, a key bellwether for the health of the economy, continued rising this year in San Diego and were on track to break last year’s record number of about 140,000, according to the New Car Dealers Association of San Diego County.

Kratos Receives Army Contract Potentially Worth 34.8M

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said July 15 that it received a U.S. Army contract that could be worth up to $34.8 million over five years.