Sempra Betting on Its Power of Persuasion

ENERGY: Acquisition of Texas Utility Likely to Depend On Convincing State’s PUC

It wasn’t the sort of regulatory memo the head of a large public company looks forward to discussing on an earnings call. But the timing left Sempra Energy CEO Debra Reed little choice.

Arcturus Completes Merger with Alcobra, Lists on Nasdaq

San Diego’s Arcturus Therapeutics is now on the public markets following a merger with Alcobra, previously based in Israel.

Report: Review of Qualcomm's Bid for NXP Will Slip Into 2018

The European Commission might not complete its antitrust review of Qualcomm Inc.’s attempt to buy NXP Semiconductors N.V. until early 2018.

WD-40’s Latest Auto Upgrade Has Cult Following

A cult classic. That’s what WD-40 Co. calls the four-wheel-drive vehicle it is upgrading and planning to auction for charity.

Zodiac Pool Solutions Plans to Merge With Barcelona-Based Multinational Group

Zodiac Pool Solutions, the Vista-based manufacturer of residential pool equipment, plans to merge with a publicly traded Barcelona-based multinational group.

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Alphatec Q3 Revenue Drops Due to Hurricanes

Carlsbad-based Alphatec in preliminary quarter three results reported revenue of $22.8 to $23.1 million.

Ignyta Inc. Raises $160 Million in New Stock Offering

San Diego drugmaker Ignyta Inc. is piggybacking off recent positive press by raising $160 million in a new stock offering.

FDA Gives Special Classification to Neurocrine Biosciences Drug

Regulators with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have handed Neurocrine Biosciences a special classification for one of its drug programs, granting the company a number of perks.

Shoe Co. Finds S.D. a Good Fit as Hub of U.S. Expansion

RETAIL: Algae Product Connection, PR Firm And Attitude Led to S.D.

Galahad Clark reaches under the table at Swell Coffee Co. in Del Mar and peels off one shoe.

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Business Is Blooming After the Drought

AGRICULTURE: Crop Values Up; Nurseries See Renewed Interest

The drought easing up last year and then officially ending in April contributed to a rebound in San Diego County’s agriculture industry.

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Former S.D. Juice Giant Co-founder Launches New Makeup Company

Annie Lawless, the early co-founder of San Diego’s juice giant Suja Juice has launched a new venture in San Diego: a makeup company called Lawless.

NuVasive Launches 3D-Printed Titanium Implant

Medical device and surgery company NuVasive has launched Modulus XLIF, titanium implants that are 3-D-printed, expanding the company’s surgical offerings.

WD-40 Reports FY2017 Results

Specialty chemical producer WD-40 Co. reported net income of $52.9 million, or $3.72 per diluted share, on revenue of $380.5 million for its 2017 fiscal year, which ended Aug. 31.

Arcturus Therapeutics Partnering With Pharma Giant on Infectious Diseases

Arcturus Therapeutics Inc., a small local biotech that reversed its way into the public markets a few weeks ago, has struck a comprehensive research deal with pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson.

Northrop Grumman Receives $15.2 million Navy Contract for Fire Scout Work

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $15.2 million contract modification to integrate specialized radar equipment into its Fire Scout unmanned helicopter.