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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.

Pulse Electronics Announces Leadership Changes

Pulse Electronics Corp. appointed Alan Benjamin as interim CEO and John Major as interim chairman of the board, following the resignation of Ralph Faison as chairman, president and CEO, the company announced.

General Atomics Receives $38.8M Army Deal for Explosives Detection

The U.S. Army awarded Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $38.8 million, one-year contract modification to operate, sustain and integrate Highlighter sensors able to detect improvised explosive devices.

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EDF Renewable Acquires 96% Stake In Wind Prjoject Serving Microsoft

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy has acquired a 96 percent stake in the planned 175-megawatt Pilot Hill Wind Project, which has a 20-year power-purchase agreement with Microsoft Corp., EDF announced.

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General Atomics ASI Is Seeking International Customers for Predator XP

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. used England’s Farnborough International Air Show to announce the first flight of its Predator aircraft built for markets in the developing world.

Daylight Defense Gets Research Grant From Army

Daylight Defense LLC of Rancho Bernardo said that it received a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the U.S. Army to develop next-generation high-power ultraviolet laser capability to support future defense applications.

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Kratos Reports $4.2M Unmanned Aerial Systems Contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said that it recently received a $4.2 million contract for unmanned aerial systems from a longstanding customer.