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Texas Regulators Approve Sempra Buying Oncor for $9.45B

The Public Utility Commission of Texas on March 8 approved Sempra Energy buying Oncor Electric Delivery, the last remaining regulatory obstacle in a $9.45 billion deal expected to close shortly.

Sempra May Simply See A Good Buy in Oncor vs. An Expansion

UTILITY: Well-Managed Co. Could Help Diversify Earnings

Sempra Energy looks set to buy a utility operating in a state where demand for power is growing, within a region where it already owns significant energy infrastructure, adjacent to a foreign country where it has a strong industry foothold.

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Co. Not Just Blowing Hot Air With Tech Label

BEAUTY: Cordless Hair Dryer Was an Engineering Challenge

Ryan Goldman held his hand to the mouth of the roaring blow dryer, feeling its power and heat.

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Vividion Locks Down $101M Upfront in Celgene Collaboration

The San Diego biotech will receive the payment as part of a four-year collaboration with Celgene.

National Security Concerns Prompt U.S. Government Panel to Investigate Broadcom Bid for Qualcomm

Qualcomm investors were slated to vote March 6 on whether to give Broadcom a majority on Qualcomm's board of directors. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has ordered the meeting delayed.

Two Inventors Are Helping Those With Desk Jobs to Rise Up

RETAIL: Standing Desk Aims to Be Well Designed Functional and Affordable

Standing desk setups are often associated with people in technology, but Readydesk’s conversion unit is nearly as low-tech as they come.

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Kratos to Sell Division, Reports $752M in Annual Revenue

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. announced a plan to sell its Public Safety & Security Division to Securitas Electronic Security Inc.

Sempra Reports 2017 Results

San Diego-based Sempra Energy reported 2017 adjusted earnings of $1.37 billion, up from $1.27 billion the prior year.

Congressman: Broadcom-Qualcomm Might Have National Security Implications

Members of Congress have called for a federal review of Broadcom Ltd.’s proposed acquisition of Qualcomm Inc. and Reuters reports that such a review has already begun.

Bankruptcy Court Approves Sempra Buying Oncor Holding Company

San Diego-based Sempra Energy has cleared the second to last hurdle in its $9.45 billion acquisition bid for Oncor Electric Delivery, the largest utility in Texas.

Pirch Puts Efforts in Its Comfort Zone

RETAIL: Co. Misread Market; New Focus to Be Brands, Customers

An overly ambitious rush to expand, confusion over its brand, and costly real estate deals were what caused Pirch — the high-end household furnishings and fixtures company — to close all but its four California showrooms.

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Bagging Rights

RETAIL: Carlsbad Co. Among Winners From Ban on Plastic Bags

Some reusable bag makers in California were pleased when voters affirmed the state’s single use plastic bags ban in November 2016, but hesitant to attribute their successes and steady revenue to the bill itself. However, Lotus Trolley Bag based in Carlsbad was inspired to start its business because of the law.

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Comhear's Crowdfunding Campaign for 3D Sound Bar Tops $1M

Comhear has said the technology is likely to be appealing to audiophiles, gamers, people with home theaters and users of virtual and augmented reality.

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GA-ASI Taps Boeing in Carrier Aircraft Bid

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has enlisted a surprising partner in its bid to build an unmanned, carrier-based air refueling aircraft for the U.S. Navy

Stone Brewing to MillerCoors on Rebrand: You're Not Worthy

The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in San Diego, alleges MillerCoors of trademark infringement.