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WD-40 Declares Quarterly Dividend

San Diego-based WD-40 Co. said its board of directors declared its regular quarterly dividend June 24, 2014 of 34 cents per share, payable July 31, 2014 to stockholders of record at the close of business on July 11, 2014.

Foreign Investment Responsible for 50,000 Jobs in Region

Nearly 50,000 San Diego jobs were directly connected to foreign investment in 2011, or nearly double the number of jobs connected to foreign investment 20 years ago, according to a report from the Bookings Institution.

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EDF to Sell CID Solar Project

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy agreed to sell the CID Solar Project to Dominion Exploration & Production.

San Diego Manufacturers Search for Ways to Compete With Asia

Manufacturing: Region Has Advantage With Access to Labor in Mexico

As the economy recovers from the recession, manufacturers in San Diego County are looking for ways to better compete with their counterparts in Asia, who have lower labor costs.

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Forging Alliances Here and 'There'

To keep prices down as they compete globally, many San Diego County manufacturers are forced to forge alliances with companies outside the U.S. Five of San Diego’s manufacturers took some time to discuss the choices they made to build a profitable company. Tower Paddle

Local Pharma Co., Stanford Univ. Forge a Pact

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co. has signed an option agreement with Stanford University that will add proprietary technology to its programs, the pharma company said.

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Sempra Receives a Key Approval for LNG Facility

Sempra Energy said its liquefied natural gas project in Louisiana obtained approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, paving the way to its construction later this year.

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Northrop Grumman Brings Home the 'BACN'

The U.S. Air Force said that it awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. an $89.7 million contract modification for operation and support of its BACN electronics.

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ViaSat's Service Rated as Out of This World

Exede, the high speed satellite Internet service from Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. was the top rated ISP in report from the Federal Communications Commission for the second consecutive year, the company said.

Part of BAE Systems $7.8M Weapons Work to Be Done in National City

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems a three-year deal for pier side maintenance and repair services for its 1-inch machine gun systems. One third of the work under the $7.8 million contract will be done in National City.

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Cubic Lands 2 Defense Training Deals

San Diego-based Cubic Corp. announced the receipt of two defense contracts early this week.

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Sempra Declares Dividend

Sempra Energy’s board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 66 cents per share of common stock.

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EDF Renewable's Solar Plant Is Online in Mass.

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy’s Lepomis Solar Project in Plymouth, Massachusetts, has reached commercial operation, the company said.

L-3 Unidyne Gets Landing Craft Reconditioning Work Worth $22.2M

L-3 Unidyne Inc. has been tapped for work extending the service life of four air-cushioned landing craft based at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

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Northrop Grumman Gets $61.3M Contract Modification for Demonstrator Aircraft Work

The work is related to the Triton aircraft -- Navy version of Global Hawk.